Head Coach Vance Joseph announced that Jared Veldheer, Darian Stewart, DaeSean Hamilton and Royce Freeman (ankle) are all out.
Freeman hasn't been startable in fantasy leagues for a while now, as he's taken a back seat to fellow rookie Phillip Lindsey. With Devontae Booker set to fill in, Freeman's absence likely won't affect Lindsey too much, perhaps leading to a couple extra touches at most. We have Lindsey projected as a back-end RB1 in a great matchup against the Chiefs. Booker is an interesting flier as a player who could see significant pass game work in a game with an over/under of 53.5. Start him as a fringe RB3 who could surprise if you are in a deep league or desperate for help during the bye-weeks.