Chiefs cut WR Jeremy Maclin

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

By releasing Jeremy Maclin post June 1, Chiefs save $10 million against cap.

Chiefs top WRs are Tyreke Hill, Chris Conley, Albert Wilson.

Beat writer Terez A. Paylor: Maclin consistently got first-team reps in OTA practices, though there was some rotation among the skill players. Looked spry to me.

Related players: Travis Kelce

Fantasy Impact: 

Maclin posted 87 catches for 1088 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015, but had a substandard 2016, struggling to a 44-536-3 line thru 12 games. He was the #44 WR on a per game basis through the first eight weeks, but a groin injury submarined his season. His departure should give Hill a bump, but it's hard to see Conley or Wilson taking full advantage after not making much of a fantasy impact early on in their respective careers. In the four games that Maclin missed last season, Hill averaged 7.0 receptions (on 8.5 targets) for 63 yards and 0.25 TD. Throw in his role in the rushing game and he’s suddenly looking like a strong fantasy WR2. And don't forget Travis Kelce -- he should see a load of targets at tight end. As for Maclin, he immediately becomes the most intriguing receivers on the free agent market.

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