Chiefs Fantasy News

Reid: Jamaal Charles has high ankle sprain

Monday, September 15, 2014, 2:19pm

B.J. Kissel on Twitter - [Full Article]

"It doesn't look to be a real severe one, but it does have the component of a high ankle sprain," Chiefs coach Andy Reid on RB Jamaal Charles.

Fantasy Impact:

He didn't offer any timetable on Charles, but any kind of high ankle sprain you have to assume it's going to take some time, severe or not. If you're a Charles owner, Knile Davis is a must pickup. But even if you're not, Davis has some short term, favorable matchups that should make him worthy of a start in your lineup.

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Jamaal Charles has sprained ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:27pm

Terez A. Paylor on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chiefs HC Andy Reid says RB Jamaal Charles has sprained ankle.

Fantasy Impact:

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, it's considered to be mild. Charles hurt the ankle, limped to the sideline, went to the locker room and never returned to the game. Reid apparently gave no other information on the severity, but one has to wonder just how bad it is, even if it's being called "mild," as Charles was likely scheduled for a big workload against Denver. Knile Davis took over and had a huge game for the Chiefs and makes for a must pickup whether you're a Charles owner or simply in need of a RB. Cyrus Gray and DeAnthony Thomas are next up on the depth chart but Davis should see a bulk of the work if Charles is out. The Dolphins and Patriots are next up for the Chiefs and both are favorable matchups against the run. Owners should assume Charles won't be playing Week 3 going into waiver deadlines...

Knowshon Moreno out 4-8 weeks

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:06pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a dislocated left shoulder and possible fracture that will keep him out of the lineup at least four weeks but up to eight weeks if there is a serious fracture, a source told The Herald Sunday.

Moreno, the Dolphins running back, injured himself on his first carry of the game. He gain four yards and did not play the rest of the game.

It is likely general manager Dennis Hickey will go hunting for a running back tonight or Monday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

It was a blow to the Miami running game because in Week 1 Moreno rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in a win over the Pats. The Dolphins will have to rely on Lamar Miller now who finished with 11 carries for 46 yards against the Bills. The Dolphins also used Damien Williams on Sunday, giving him five carries. With a bye in Week 5, Miller has favorable matchups straight through Week 8: Chiefs (Week 3, 26th), Raiders (Week 4, 30th), Packers (Week 6, 27th), Bears (Week 7, 24th), Jaguars (Week 8, 23rd).

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:15pm

Chiefs Inactives
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT
Jamell Fleming DB
Joe McKnight RB
Aaron Murray QB
Damion Square DE
De'Anthony Thomas RB
Albert Wilson WR

Fantasy Impact:

Dwayne Bowe returns from suspension.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Bowe is returning from suspension. The Chiefs may be in catch up mode for most of the game if the Broncos jump out to an early lead.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Chiefs WR Frankie Hammond (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway (hip, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2.

Broncos Beat: Demaryius Thomas typically bounces back in a big way

Friday, September 12, 2014, 1:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Any time Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has a game with fewer than 50 yards receiving -- and it hasn't happened all that often with Peyton Manning at quarterback -- the next week is routinely a big day. Thomas had 48 yards receiving in the opener. Over the past two seasons combined, Thomas has been held to under 50 yards receiving in six games. Five times Thomas has followed that with a 100-yard day in his next game and scored a touchdown in four of those games. You'd have to have a pretty stacked receiving corps to even consider sitting Thomas, but this week is definitely not the week for it.

Fantasy Impact:

So Thomas has gained 100-plus yards in five of six games after being held under 50 yards. What about the other game? He posted 4-82-1 against the Chiefs in 2012 after a 3-42-1 line the week before.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Chiefs RB DeAnthony Thomas (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Thomas missed Week 1 and Week 2 isn’t looking good, either.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bowe is returning from suspension and should be good to go to face the Broncos.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Chiefs WR Frankie Hammond (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway (hip) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Chiefs to 'ease' WR Dwayne Bowe back in

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:52am

KC Chiefs - [Full Article]

The Chiefs could benefit from the return of receiver Dwayne Bowe, who served a one-game suspension last week for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

"We'll ease him back in," HC Andy Reid said. "He really hasn't done much for a few weeks. He had the quad (injury) there before his suspension."

Fantasy Impact:

It's not clear if Reid is talking about practice or the game, but owners should keep Bowe's suspension and lack of practice reps in August in mind when setting their lineups this week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm

Chiefs RB DeAnthony Thomas (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Thomas missed Week 1 and Week 2 isn’t off to a better start.