Chiefs Fantasy News

Chiefs say RB Jamaal Charles will be ready for training camp

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 5:18pm

Kansas City Star - [Full Article]

Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder also gave injury updates on a number of players Tuesday afternoon.

Running back Jamaal Charles and cornerback Phillip Gaines each underwent ACL surgery early last season. Both are doing “great,” and both are training at the team’s facility and will get some limited work during organized team activities and minicamps in May and June.

Fantasy Impact:

Charles tore his ACL in mid-October, so he will be nine months into his recovery in mid-August. Historically, it takes a year to fully recover from a torn ACL, but that timeframe has been decreasing in recent years.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:19pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Kansas Chiefs will lose two draft picks for their actions leading up to the start of the league year in 2015.

Citing improper contact with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin prior to the start of free agency last March, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent informed the Chiefs on Wednesday that they will forfeit their 2016 third-round draft pick and 2017 sixth-round draft pick for violating the league's Anti-Tampering Policy.

In addition to the loss of draft picks, coach Andy Reid has been fined $75,000 and general manager John Dorsey has been fined $25,000.

Maclin played under Reid in Philadelphia before signing a five-year, $55 million deal with the Chiefs on March 11 of 2015.

In a statement released by the NFL, Vincent explained that in "assessing discipline, the goal is to balance the seriousness of the violation of an important and longstanding competitive rule, with appropriate recognition of the club's history (no prior offenses), and the cooperation shown by both the club and individual employees."

Vincent further acknowledged the discipline would have been more harsh had the Chiefs not been "fully cooperative and forthcoming" in the investigation.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that while the NFL allows communication between teams and agents during its "legal tampering" period, prospective suitors cannot contact free agents themselves prior to the start of the league year. Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt released a statement suggesting the organization will appeal the discipline, the story added.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:26pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Eagles and QB Chase Daniel agreed in principle on multi-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Daniel's former coach, Doug Pederson, was singing his praises this offseason. He'll serve as the QB2 behind Sam Bradford, but if Bradford struggles, don't be surprised if Daniel gets a crack at the starting job.

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.

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