Chiefs Fantasy News

Ravens noncommittal about RB Alex Collins

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11:10am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Running back Alex Collins proved to be the biggest surprise of the Baltimore Ravens this season, going from the practice squad in Week 1 to the NFL's 11th-leading rusher.

But Ravens coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal when asked whether Collins earned the right to be the starter for next season or if Baltimore will look to upgrade.

"I'm looking to upgrade everything. You know that's how I'm going to answer the question," Harbaugh said. "Alex Collins has proven the fact that he can be a very good back in this league."

Collins isn't seen as a workhorse back by Baltimore. The Ravens never gave him the ball more than 20 times in a game (compared to Todd Gurley and Leonard Fournette, who combined to do so 12 times) because they didn't want to wear down a smaller frame back like Collins. There are also other issues with ball security (four fumbles) and catching the ball (three drops).

The Ravens could just be keeping their options open at running back, especially in the draft. Baltimore hasn't selected a running back in the first three rounds since Bernard Pierce in 2012, and the team could be kicking itself after passing on Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt last year.

Fantasy Impact:

Collins averaged 4.59 YPC, which was No. 4 in the league among running backs with at least 200 carries. If the Ravens don't make a big move at running back, Collins will likely hold draft value in the fourth or fifth round.

Bears tab Chiefs OC Matt Nagy as their new head coach

Monday, January 8, 2018, 12:40pm

Chicago Sun-Times - [Full Article]

The Bears named Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy their new head coach on Monday.

General manager Ryan Pace interviewed Nagy, 39, on Sunday, a day after Kansas City's loss in the Wild Card round to the Titans. He replaces John Fox, who was fired a week ago after a 14-34 record in three seasons. Nagy is the 16th head coach in Bears history.

Nagy’s entire NFL coaching career has been spent under Chiefs coach Andy Reid. A record-setting quarterback in college at Delaware, Nagy started as an intern in 2008 for Reid’s Eagles. He followed Reid to the Chiefs, starting off as their quarterbacks coach in 2013 before being promoted to offensive coordinator last season.

Fantasy Impact:

Andy Reid handed over play-calling duties to Nagy before the Dec. 3 game versus the Jets. The Chiefs averaged 27.3 points in their final six games (under Nagy) after averaging 24.7 points in their first 11 games with Reid calling the plays. The Chiefs averaged just 12.0 points in the three games prior to the Jets game, which prompted the change by Reid. This hire looks like a clear offensive upgrade for the Bears.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 18. McCoy is trending the right way and should be able to play against the Jaguars, even though he won’t be near 100 percent. If he’s unable to play, then Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy would try to pick up the slack.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee, out) missed practice again Thursday and is out for Week 18. With Murray out look for Derrick Henry to carry the load against the Chiefs, who have given up 119 rushing yards and 1.0 rushing touchdown per game this year. Last week, Henry carried the ball 28 times for 51 yards against the Jaguars, but scored on a 66-yard touchdown reception to post a nice fantasy line.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee) OUT for Wild Card Weekend

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 1:18pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Titans will be without Murray for their Wild Card weekend showdown versus the Kansas City Chiefs this week.

Fantasy Impact:

With Murray out, Derrick Henry will be the team's No. 1 RB this weekend. The Chiefs are ranked 19th vs. RBs, according to our aFPA metric, and we have Henry ranked as a top-10 RB across the board.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill, TE Travis Kelce OUT for Week 17

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:13pm

Chiefs Inactives
Tyreek Hill WR
Derrick Johnson LB
Travis Kelce TE
Bennie Logan NT
Ron Parker FS
Marcus Peters CB
Charcandrick West RB

Related players: Alex Smith

Fantasy Impact:

Hill didn't practice on Friday and was expected to be out. The Chiefs will also rest their stud TE, Kelce. Smith is active but isn't expected to play outside of an emergency.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Chiefs TE Orson Charles (knee) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (not injury related, out) missed practice Friday and is out for Week 17.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (illness, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. West should be able to play against the Broncos and may see a big workload if the team rests Kareem Hunt.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Chiefs RB Akeem Hunt (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) ruled OUT for Week 17

Friday, December 29, 2017, 3:35pm

Troy Renck - [Full Article]

After missing practice all week, Sanders has been ruled out for the Broncos' season finale versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Fellow WR Cody Latimer will also miss the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Demaryius Thomas will be the No. 1 WR for Denver this week in a great matchup, according to our aFPA metric—the Chiefs rank 27th vs. WRs in aFPA. We have Thomas ranked as a top-16 WR across the board. Bennie Fowler should also see an uptick in targets.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 16. Parker was able to return on Friday so he should be fine to face the Chiefs. If he were to sit, Kenny Stills would see a bump in targets.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (illness) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. Kelce will be fine to face the Dolphins.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Chiefs TE Orson Charles (knee) took full practice reps Friday.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Chiefs WR Albert Wilson (hamstring, shoulder) took full practice reps all week.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (illness) missed practice again Thursday. Kelce should be fine by Sunday.

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