• Kadarius Toney

  • WR
  • , Kansas City Chiefs
  • 24
  • 193 lbs
  • 6' 0"
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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Kadarius Toney - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Denver Broncos

Kadarius Toney emerged from the shadows last week to catch a touchdown. Although that's all he did as he finished with just the one catch for eight yards on two targets. Toney did see a bump in playing time, though, playing on 30% of the offensive snaps after seeing just 6% the week prior. Toney offered some excitement at one point in the season, but he's way too hard to trust in Week 17 against the Broncos. He should be off the fantasy radar unless you play in a very deep league.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Kadarius Toney - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Seattle Seahawks

Kadarius Toney bounced back from injury last week, but he didn't do a whole lot. He only played on five offensive snaps (6%), catching one pass for five yards. He also returned two punts for eight yards. Toney showed some promise back in Week 10, but he's a pretty risky option at this point in the season. Plus, he gets a bad matchup against the Seahawks in Week 16. We'd likely avoid Toney this week.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Kadarius Toney - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 at Los Angeles Chargers

It only took two games with the Chiefs before Kadarius Toney had his breakout game. Toney caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown on five targets. He also had two carries for 33 yards and has even taken over punt return duties for the Chiefs. Toney benefitted from the absences of Mecole Hardman (inactive) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (left mid-game) and took the most of his opportunity. Hardman has since been placed on IR, and Smith-Schuster remains in the concussion protocol and appears headed towards an inactive tag for Week 11, which will once again open up the door for more touches for Toney. The Chargers are an OK matchup (13th aFPA), so we'd expect Toney to have solid production this week. He should be viewed as as a WR2 play.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Kadarius Toney - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

As expected, Kadarius Toney was on a snap count in his Chiefs debut as the new arrival continues to learn the offense. The Chiefs ran 100 offensive plays in Week 9, and Toney was only out there for nine of them. He saw two targets in his nine snaps, catching both for 12 yards. Toney is an exciting player, but until he sees some real playing time, we'd continue to leave him benched. Toney could become an interesting option if Mecole Hardman (abdomen) ends up missing action in Week 10.

by Jordan Heck

KC WR Kadarius Toney - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 vs. Tennessee Titans

Kadarius Toney has joined the Chiefs, and it has fantasy owners everywhere excited about the possibilities. Toney was a 1st-round draft pick just a year ago, and has shown promise in the limited amount of time he's been healthy. He's definitely worth adding to your roster, but we'd probably hold off on actually playing him in Week 9. Coach Andy Reid said he will "try to work [Toney] in" this week, which indicates the newly acquired WR will be limited as he learns the offense. Toney has great upside, but we'd wait until we see how he's utilized in this offense.

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Kadarius Toney - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Tennessee Titans

Kadarius Toney had a couple really nice outings last season, including 10 catches for 189 yards against the Cowboys in Week 5. However, injuries limited him to just nine games and he finished the season with 420 yards and zero touchdowns on 39 receptions.

The Giants will open the season against the Titans, who ranked dead last in aFPA to opposing wide receivers last year and are without top pass-rusher Harold Landry for the season. Still, the injuries through training camp and the general uncertainty about the Giants’ offense in general make it hard to trust starting any pass-catchers in New York for Week 1, so we have him cautiously ranked outside starter territory.

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Kadarius Toney - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
Kadarius Toney had a strange rookie year, but was effective in small stretches when he was a focal point of the offense. He had at least nine targets in three of his 10 games, and exploded for 10 catches and 189 yards against the Cowboys in Week 5. Toney has a tremendous skill set, with the ability to impact the offense from the slot, from outside, and even from the backfield. He only carried the ball three times for the Giants in 2021, but had 66 carries in four seasons at Florida. If new Head Coach Brian Daboll can turn this offense around, Toney might lead the team in targets and wind up flirting with WR2 numbers.

2022 Fantasy Downside
The Giants have been woefully bad for the past few seasons and were 31st in points scored in each of the past two years. Toney is dealing with a quarterback in Daniel Jones who may be entering his last season as a starter and he’ll be vying for targets with Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, Wan’Dale Robinson, and Sterling Shepard (if he’s able to come back from injury). Toney also spent much of last year nicked up and was limited to just 10 games. There’s a lot of risk in banking on anyone in the Giants’ offense, and Toney seems very volatile.

2022 Bottom Line
Toney is probably being drafted a hair high (10th round) considering the risks associated with him, but there’s definitely a world where he sees triple-digit targets on an improved offense. He’s worth the risk as the WR4 on your fantasy roster, but there’s an awful lot that can go wrong in New York, so buyer beware.

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