A.J. Jenkins Fantasy News

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 11:36am

PFT - [Full Article]

According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys are signing wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, after his tryout with the team last week.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:17pm

Chiefs Inactives
Donnie Avery WR
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif T
Jamell Fleming DB
A.J. Jenkins WR
Eric Kush C
Aaron Murray QB
Chris Owens CB

Fantasy Impact:

TE Anthony Fanaso returns to the active list. Travis Kelce should drop back down to his regular 55-65% of snaps played.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder, out) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 11.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin, out) has been ruled out for Week 5. Avery needs sports hernia surgery and is facing a multi-week absence. Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins and Frankie Hammond will platoon to replace Avery’s moderate production in Andy Reid’s offense.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) was ruled out for Week 5. Avery needs sports hernia surgery and is facing a multi-week absence. Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins and Frankie Hammond will platoon to replace Avery’s moderate production in Andy Reid’s offense.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:16pm

Kansas City Star - [Full Article]

It appears the Chiefs are poised to have a third former 49ers player start against his old team this week.

The Chiefs announced Thursday that No. 2 receiver Donnie Avery will miss the team’s game against San Francisco on Sunday with a core muscle injury, and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said third-year pro A.J. Jenkins will likely take his place in the starting lineup.

“That’s accurate to say,” Pederson said, when asked if Jenkins is the next man up at the position. “And as you’ve seen in the last couple of ballgames, we play a multitude of guys. But A.J. will get his opportunity.”

Fantasy Impact:

We aren't expecting much from Jenkins in a starting role, but it's a position to monitor as bye weeks continue to decimate starting lineups.

Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:45pm

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 1. Jenkins should see extra playing time with Dwayne Bowe out.

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:23pm

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Chiefs Beat: Donnie Avery will be the 'go-to' receiver in Week 1

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 1:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

If the Chiefs ever need WR Donnie Avery to have a big game, it's on Sunday when they open the regular season against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium. Dwayne Bowe won't play because of his NFL suspension and the other four Chiefs wide receivers have a combined 21 career NFL receptions.

"Whether it's putting me in some of the Dwayne Bowe plays or putting the young guys in some of the Dwayne Bowe plays, we've got to step up and take that role," Avery said.

Avery is the most logical candidate. Frankie Hammond Jr., playing his first NFL game, will get a lot of the snaps that otherwise would go to Bowe. Junior Hemingway also figures to get a lot of playing time, but he missed most of the preseason with hamstring and hip injuries. A.J. Jenkins hasn't been of much help and Albert Wilson is an undrafted rookie also playing his first NFL game.

If experience means anything, Avery will be the go-to wide receiver Sunday for quarterback Alex Smith.

Fantasy Impact:

We would be a bit higher on Avery if not for a tough matchup against the Titans secondary that features a top cover corner in Jason McCourty. TE Travis Kelce could have his coming out party against the Titans, who struggled to cover tight ends in 2013.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:02pm

Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:02pm

KC Chiefs - [Full Article]

For the first time since the Dick Vermeil era of the Air Coryell offense, the Chiefs just might have enough talent at the wide receiver position so that quarterback Alex Smith doesn’t fall into a deep state of depression when he steps up in the pocket and looks down field.

Dwayne Bowe is the unquestionable leader of the group, but Junior Hemingway also has emerged as a big, reliable slot target. DeAnthony Thomas already has proven to be an electrifying playmaker, whether the rookie’s taking a handoff or splitting out wide. And a group that includes Donnie Avery, Kyle Williams, A.J. Jenkins and Frankie Hammond Jr. has all had moments of brilliance.

With a potentially faster, more athletic group of wide receivers this season, Smith hopes to be able to stretch defenses and deliver the ball deeper down the field.

“Our whole receiver crew I think has done an excellent job and had a great offseason. They’ve kept it going in camp with the pads on,” Smith said. “Those guys come out and battle every single day. They get a lot of tough looks; they come out prepared and make a lot of plays.”

Fantasy Impact:

This is a bit of a fluff piece from the team's official website, but it's good to hear some positive comments about the receiving corps. If TE Travis Kelce can come along, Smith may have a better time pushing the ball downfield in 2014, and that should only serve to help his fantasy value.

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 7:38pm

Inside Bay Area - [Full Article]

The 49ers claimed rookie wideout L'Damian Washington off waivers Sunday from the Dallas Cowboys, who happen to be their season-opening opponent in exactly five weeks.

Washington, an undrafted rookie out of Missouri, fills a roster spot created by the corresponding release of wideout Jon Baldwin. The 49ers got Baldwin last Aug. 19 from the Kansas City Chiefs for A.J. Jenkins, in a swap of first-round busts; Baldwin was a 2011 top pick and Jenkins the 49ers' No. 1 choice in 2012.

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:10am

ESPN NFL Nation - [Full Article]

Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher on the team's WR situation: "There seems to be a lot of wishful thinking going on at the position. Maybe Dwayne Bowe will bounce back with a better season or Donnie Avery can be more consistent. Perhaps A.J. Jenkins, a former first-round draft pick with the San Francisco 49ers, can improve. It's possible CFL veteran Weston Dressler or speedy fourth-round draft pick De'Anthony Thomas can provide a boost. But from this vantage point it appears the Chiefs have a collection of players at this position who don't add up to much."

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