Chiefs Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:04pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Charles was extremely limited in Week 7 after experiencing swelling in his knee. It doesn’t look like Spencer Ware is in any danger of losing his starter’s touches.

Chiefs look to use WR Tyreek Hill's speed

Monday, October 24, 2016, 11:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Before the play that would deliver the Kansas City Chiefs a long-awaited downfield touchdown pass, quarterback Alex Smith had the most basic of instructions for rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill.

“Alex just told me to run as fast as I can,’’ Hill said.

Hill can carry out those instructions better than anyone on the Chiefs. Hill, the fastest player on his team, did as he was told. He reached the end zone in time to make a one-handed catch of a 38-yard pass from Smith for the Chiefs’ final touchdown of their 27-21 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Hill is a rookie so the Chiefs weren't sure what they would get as he also plays special teams. He's tied for the team lead in TDs with three but before this week his longest play was 13 yards. Hill is only fifth on the team in receptions, however.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had swelling in knee last week

Monday, October 24, 2016, 10:09am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Spencer Ware is rushing well enough at the moment, so there’s no need to rush Jamaal Charles.

The Chiefs star running back got a single carry, as they work to protect him as he comes back from last year’s knee injury.

“Things were going OK, so I kind of let it ride there,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, via Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star. “His knee puffed up a little this week, and I’m trying to be as careful as we can with him, . . . and with him in my ear wanting to play.”

Fantasy Impact:

Swelling in his surgically repaired knee is obviously a concern, but the Chiefs have managed him carefully, with just 12 carries in the three games in which he has appeared. Ware has done a solid job as their lead back, and had 17 carries for 77 yards in yesterday’s win over the Saints. Looks like Ware will at least be a solid fantasy play until Charles' knee situation improves.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 7. Charles apparently has swelling in his knee and is questionable for Sunday. If he sits, Spencer Ware should see a big workload against the Saints with Charcandrick West serving as his primary backup. The Chiefs play early on Sunday.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles questionable with swelling in his knee

Friday, October 21, 2016, 4:47pm

BJ Kissel - [Full Article]

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is questionable for Sunday's game. Charles had some knee swelling and was limited at Friday's practice.

Fantasy Impact:

We're assuming that the swelling is in the recently repaired knee, though he has torn both ACL's so it really doesn't matter -- swelling is swelling. If he's out, look for Spencer Ware to see a huge workload against the Saints with Charcandrick West serving as Ware's backup. The Chiefs play early on Sunday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:28pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Vikings OC Norv Turner has been around a while. He's been an NFL coach for the last 31 years and has spent the last 26 as either a head coach or offensive coordinator.

He's worked with quarterbacks in the "great" tier (Troy Aikman), "very good" tier (Philip Rivers) and "solid" tier (Alex Smith).

And yet Turner recently said Sam Bradford's vision "is as good as any QB I've ever coached."

"I just think you get excited about a guy and you make that statement," Turner said, per the Vikings' official site. "I believe it’s true. That doesn’t take away from someone else and the way they play the game. Sam, he can anticipate. He sees what’s happening out in front of people. He can relate back to you what he sees and most of the time he’s pretty accurate.”

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford goes against his hold team this week, the Eagles, who have a defense that struggled against the Redskins in Week 6.

Packers trade for RB Knile Davis

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:35am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

The Green Bay Packers need to shake something up, so they acquired Knile Davis in a trade with the Chiefs.

It's not the world's sexiest trade, but it is for a big name at a skill position, meaning it raises plenty of eyebrows.

Related players: Eddie Lacy, James Starks, Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West

Fantasy Impact:

With James Starks apparently out multiple weeks and Eddie Lacy banged up, the Packers needed help at the position. The Pack used Randall Cobb and especially Ty Montgomery out of the backfield last week against Dallas but Lacy was the only active RB for Week 6. Davis can help right away but may not have an immediate fantasy impact until he knows more of the playbook. As for the Chiefs, Davis was behind Charles, Ware and West on the depth chart.

Chiefs could again limit RB Jamaal Charles in Week 7

Monday, October 17, 2016, 5:46pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles carried the ball nine times in Sunday’s 26-10 win over the Oakland Raiders. That’s seven more times than Charles carried the ball in the Kansas City Chiefs' previous game, a 43-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But it’s not as if the Chiefs took the training wheels off Charles or let him ride, as the veteran running back urged his coaches to do last week.

Charles was plan B for Spencer Ware as the featured back against the Raiders, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid suggested it might be that way again for this Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints at Arrowhead Stadium

“Is he ready to carry it every down? I don’t think that’s where we’re at right this minute," Reid said. “But he got more carries than he did against Pittsburgh."

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, the Chiefs didn't need Charles in their win over the Raiders. So any kind of lopsided score could mean Charles doesn't get on the field much in any kind of blowout, even as the season goes on. The story said the team feels they can proceed slowly with Charles and likely will, especially with Ware as a more than capable backup.

First look at Chiefs Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware backfield

Monday, October 17, 2016, 10:25am

ESPN - [Full Article]

On Sunday in Oakland, the Chiefs got their first extended look at Ware and Jamaal Charles sharing their backfield and couldn’t have been more pleased with the results.

The two combined to rush for 164 yards, with 131 from Ware, and they each scored a touchdown in Kansas City’s 26-10 win over the Raiders that boosted the Chiefs' record to 3-2 and helped put them back squarely in the AFC West race.

“We have a lot of talent in our backfield and our offense will try to utilize everybody,” Ware said. “Jamaal did a good job as far as what he was asked to do. I feel like I did a good job.”

Fantasy Impact:

The two seem to complement each other well. Charles has the speed and big-play ability, Ware the power and the ability to get tough yards. Ware still had the bigger day and more touches, but that could be something that evens out as season goes on. It's also possible in more lopsided games like Week 6, Charles won't see a lot of time as a way to protect him. For now, Ware certainly seems like a usable fantasy option.

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:39pm

Chiefs Inactives
Kenneth Acker CB
Tyler Bray QB
Knile Davis RB
Jordan Devey OG
Slo Moore ILB
Ross Travls TE
Bryan Witzman OT

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Chiefs RB Knile Davis (concussion) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Raiders RB Latavius Murray (toe, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would see most of the touches against the Chiefs, with Jamie Olawale getting most of the goal line work.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (ankle) took full practice reps all week.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm

Chiefs RB Knile Davis (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm

Raiders RB Latavius Murray (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Murray doubtful for Week 6. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would see most of the touches against the Chiefs, with Jamie Olawale getting most of the goal line work.

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