Chiefs Fantasy News

Browns sign RB Kareem Hunt to one-year "prove it" deal

Monday, February 11, 2019, 2:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cleveland Browns signed troubled running back Kareem Hunt on Monday.

The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt in December after a video surfaced that showed him shoving and kicking a woman last February at his residence in Cleveland.

Related players: Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson

Fantasy Impact:

Hunt joins an already talented backfield featuring Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson. Chubb was shaping up to be a top 10 pick at his position, though Hunt's arrival throws some cold water on Chubb's upside. Johnson was already being underutilized and speculation has already begun that the team may look to move him. At this point, we're assuming that Hunt will compete with Johnson for backup duties behind Chubb. Keep in mind that the NFL has yet to announce Hunt's suspension, so that will play a factor as well.

Chiefs hire Steve Spagnuolo to run the defense

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:23pm

Yahoo - [Full Article]

Andy Reid is putting his faith in Steve Spagnuolo.

The Kansas City Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton after the team’s 37-31 overtime loss in the AFC championship game to the New England Patriots. On Thursday, NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reported the team will hire Spagnuolo to be the team’s new defensive coordinator.

It’s not an overstatement that Reid’s best shot to finally win a Super Bowl might rest on whether Spagnuolo can transform the defense. The offense is perhaps the best in the league. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is going to win NFL MVP next week and the Chiefs have a window to build around him while he’s on his rookie contract, before he signs a massive extension.

If the defense improves, the Chiefs can finally win another Super Bowl. Spagnuolo has some experience building championship defenses.

Spagnuolo’s best work has come with the New York Giants. In 2007, his first season as Giants defensive coordinator, his unit was crucial in a massive Super Bowl upset over the previously undefeated Patriots. The next season, the Giants ranked fifth in the NFL in yards and points allowed.

That was also the last time a Spagnuolo defense ranked better than 10th in yards allowed.

Fantasy Impact:

Across 10 seasons, Spagnuolo's defenses have had an average ranking of 21.8 in yards allowed and 20.8 in points allowed.

Jones: Possession rule in overtime could change

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:11pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The NFL’s Competition Committee will discuss two things from Sunday’s championship games: Whether to make pass interference reviewable after the missed call in the Saints-Rams game; and whether to change the overtime rule, guaranteeing both teams a possession after the Chiefs never saw the ball in the extra period.

Fantasy Impact:

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, a member of the Competition Committee, said the overtime rule has a better chance of getting tweaked than does making judgment calls subject to replay.

Chiefs fire DC Bob Sutton

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday, two days after his defense was unable to come up with pivotal stops against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Fantasy Impact:

One name to watch for the now-vacant position is former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills head coach and current ESPN analyst Rex Ryan, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sutton has worked as Kansas City's defensive coordinator since 2013, when the Chiefs brought in Andy Reid as their head coach.

Schefter: Multiple teams interested in RB Kareem Hunt

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 6:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said this past week that his team would not rule out the possibility of signing Kareem Hunt, and it turns out he's not alone.

Multiple teams have expressed interest in Hunt, and it now appears the former Chiefs running back will have a job "sooner rather than later," one league source told ESPN.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say, since late November, when the disturbing video that shows Hunt shoving and kicking a woman surfaced, he has been undergoing anger-management counseling daily, according to a source. Hunt appears to be making progress with the counseling, which has helped him draw the interest of some teams, sources said. Obviously those in keeper leagues who have held on to Hunt want to continue to stick with him for next year. But, Hunt still faces potential discipline as the league continues to investigate.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 5:13pm

Patriots Inactives

TE Stephen Anderson
OL James Ferentz
DE Ufomba Kamalu
DE Keionta Davis
DE Deatrich Wise Jr.
DT Danny Shelton
CB Duke Dawson

Chiefs Inactives

LB Dorian O’Daniel
OL Kahlil McKenzie
OL Jimmy Murray
OL L. Duvernay-Tardif
WR Kelvin Benjamin
TE Deon Yelder
LB Tanoh Kpassagnon

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:08pm

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:08pm

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (thigh, heel) took full practice reps all week. Hill lambasted the Patriots for seven catches for 142 yards and three touchdowns on 12 targets back in Week 6.

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:08pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) took full practice reps again Friday. It looks like Ware will play, but we expect that Damien Williams will still dominate this backfield in touches.

Bears wouldn't rule out bringing in RB Kareem Hunt

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6:46pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Chicago Bears left open the possibility of pursuing free agent running back Kareem Hunt, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 1 after video surfaced of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of his Cleveland residence.

Hunt is on the Commissioner Exempt List and would need to be reinstated before he could sign with any team.

Related players: Jordan Howard

Fantasy Impact:

HC Matt Nagy has a relationship with Hunt dating back to his days in Kansas City. The Bears will face a decision on Howard as he reaches the final year of his contract. The story added nothing is imminent in regard to bringing in Hunt, who is subject to discipline once a team does sign him.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) OK after last week's game

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6:35pm

Brooke Pryor on Twitter - [Full Article]

Reid says that he's talked to Sammy Watkins since Saturday's game and said his foot feels fine. He's sore from playing, but nothing to be concerned about.

Fantasy Impact:

Watkins was targeted eight times in the game and caught six balls for 62 yards. This week the Chiefs get the Patriots at home in the AFC title game. One thing to note is extremely cold temperatures are predicted for this contest in KC.

Colts K Adam Vinatieri leaning toward returning - if wanted

Monday, January 14, 2019, 9:57am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

After their loss to the Chiefs in the divisional round, Adam Vinatieri said he needed some time to think, but was leaning toward coming back.

“If they’re wanting, I can’t imagine (I’d) not keep playing, you know?” Vinatieri said, via Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star. “I haven’t made the decision yet. I’ll spend a week or two and just kind of see where we’re at.”

Fantasy Impact:

Vinatieri is a free agent, and the oldest player in the league. He’s also the highest-scoring player in the history of the game, having passed Morten Andersen this year. As the story said, it’s not as if he’s not still getting it done, as he hit 23-of-27 field goals this year, an 85.2 percent mark that’s over his career average (84.3). He also made four field goals from 50 yards or longer, though he’s been dealing with some injuries over the second half of the season. He missed two kicks in the snow Saturday, which gave him pause, and that’s why he wants some time to think.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Watkins may be able to make his return this week but he’ll have a tough matchup against the Colts’ secondary.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (heel) took full practice reps again Thursday. Hill is good to go for Saturday.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps again Thursday. If Ware is out, it’s a boost for Damien Williams. Even if Ware plays, Williams should serve as the team’s lead back.