Chiefs Fantasy News

Chiefs sign TE Travis Kelce to an extension

Friday, January 29, 2016, 2:23pm

Chiefs.com - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the team has signed tight end Travis Kelce to a contract extension. Terms of the contract will not be released by the club.

Fantasy Impact:

Counting the postseason, Kelce averaged 4.8 receptions for 57 yards and 0.28 TD (on 6.8 targets per game). Kelce owners have a legitimate gripe about his overall targets (103), which tied Jason Witten for 8th at the position during the regular season. Not coincidentally, he finished 8th among tight ends in scoring. He's currently the 5th TE off the board in early drafts in the 6th round. He has boatloads of potential, but Andy Reid hasn’t shown that he’s willing to give Kelce the 7.5-plus targets per game required to finish in the top 5 at the position.

Chiefs promote Brad Childress and Matt Nagy to co-offensive coordinators

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:02pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Brad Childress and Matt Nagy were appointed co-offensive coordinators of the KC Chiefs, replacing Doug Pederson.

Fantasy Impact:

Childress served as Kansas City's "spread game analyst" for the last three years, but has 10 years of experience as an offensive coordinator or head coach at the NFL level. Meanwhile, Nagy has coached with Andy Reid for the last eight seasons, most recently as the Chiefs' quarterback coach for the last three seasons.

Jeremy Maclin ACTIVE vs. Pats

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 3:13pm

Chiefs Inactives
Marcus Cooper CB
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OG
David King DE
Mitch Morse C
Aaron Murray QB
Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT
Ramik Wilson ILB

Fantasy Impact:

Despite a scary looking injury last week, Jeremy Maclin (ankle) will play today against the Pats in this divisional matchup. It's hard to imagine Maclin is 100-percent but should continue to be a top target for QB Alex Smith. Spencer Ware (ankle) is also active for the Chiefs.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Brady will be fine to face the Chiefs.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 19. Ware figures to play against the Patriots. Ware out-touched Charcandrick West 16-to-9 last week against the Texans, and he also out-touched West 16-to-14 in Week 17. The ankle injury makes him tough to count on this week, however.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 19. We don’t believe Maclin will play this week, but we’ll know for sure when inactives are released on Saturday.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Chiefs WR Albert Wilson (hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 19.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Kelce should be good to go to face the Patriots. He’s coming off of a big game and may see double digit targets, especially if Jeremy Maclin is out.

Eagles plan to hire Doug Pederson as head coach

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:09pm

Albert Breer, Twitter - [Full Article]

Chiefs OC Doug Pederson will be the Eagles' next coach. They have to wait for KC's season to end to make it official.

Fantasy Impact:

Pederson has served as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator for the last three years, though it's Andy Reid who calls the plays.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Ware figures to play against the Patriots. Ware out-touched Charcandrick West 16-to-9 last week against the Texans, and he also out-touched West 16-to-14 in Week 17. The ankle injury makes him tough to count on this week.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Maclin reportedly has a “mild” high-ankle sprain, so he may be able to give it a go this weekend. Don’t expect him to be 100%, however. Chris Conley would likely see the biggest jump in snaps if Maclin is out/limited.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Chiefs WR Albert Wilson (hamstring) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Kelce should be good to go to face the Patriots. He’s coming off of a big game and may see double digit targets, especially if Jeremy Maclin is out.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Maclin reportedly has a “mild” high-ankle sprain, so he may be able to give it a go this weekend. Don’t expect him to be 100%, however. Chris Conley would likely see the biggest jump in snaps if Maclin is out/limited.

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