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Patrick Mahomes II (ankle) practiced at full capacity for the Chiefs on Wednesday. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

Fantasy Impact: Mahomes rolled his ankle on Sunday and was limping around the field, but he practiced in full on Wednesday and is reportedly 'all good' following the injury scare. He's fully healthy and will continue to be a must-start fantasy option every week moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Kadarius Toney (toe) was limited at the Chiefs' practice on Wednesday. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

Fantasy Impact: Toney is managing a toe injury that has been bothering him for the past week or so. He was limited on Wednesday because of it, but it isn't a serious issue and likely won't threaten his status for Week 4. In the off-chance that he's out or limited against the Jets, Skyy Moore and Rashee Rice will both get more work in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates

Isiah Pacheco (abdomen) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice for the Chiefs. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

Fantasy Impact: Pacheco's status for Week 3 was very much in question before the game, but he was able to play and is now practicing without limitations. He has recovered well and should be good to go for this week in a tough matchup against the New York Jets.

Category: Injury Updates

Justin Watson (ankle) was a full participant at practice on Wednesday. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

Fantasy Impact: Watson was listed on the injury report because of an ankle injury. It isn't a serious issue and he was able to practice in full despite it on Wednesday. He should play in Week 4 barring any setbacks but likely won't have much fantasy value in a tough matchup.

Category: Injury Updates

Noah Gray (illness) was a non-participant at practice on Wednesday. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

Fantasy Impact: Gray didn't practice on Wednesday because of an illness. He played in Week 3, so it seems like his status for Week 4 isn't really threatened by this, especially since it's still early in the week. He should play against the Jets, but don't expect much from him with Travis Kelce in the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates

Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught 1-of-2 targets for 37 yards Chiefs’ 41-10 win over the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Valdes-Scantling continues to see a limited target share, tallying less than three or less targets for the third straight game. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable leaving the 28-year-old veteran on the bench heading into Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps

Skyy Moore caught 4-of-6 targets for 42 yards in Chiefs’ 41-10 win over the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Moore and the rest of the Chiefs starting offense were removed fairly early in the second half with the game well in hand. The former second-round pick saw his highest target total of the season, which is hopefully a sign of things to come for fantasy managers. Moore will remain a solid flex option against the Jets in Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps

Harrison Butker was perfect on Sunday, nailing 2-of-2 field goals and 5-of-5 extra points as the Chiefs downed the Bears 41-10.

Fantasy Impact: Butker's long came from just 41 yards in this one, and he had zero pressure on him for any of his seven Sunday kicks. The Chiefs dominated this one from the outset, and never looked back. Butker will look to keep it rolling next week in primetime against the 1-2 New York Jets.

Category: Game Recaps

The Chiefs D/ST held the Bears to 10 points, while recording three sacks, an interception, and recovering one fumble in an easy 41-10 win on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Likely in one of the easiest game days the Chiefs' defense will see all season long, they were able to hold Justin Fields and the Bears to a shutout until 13:34 remaining in the game on Sunday. Fields was predictably horrible, allowing Kansas City to pin their ears back all game and dominate the inept offense. Luckily for the Chiefs, they are about to get another perfect matchup against Zach Wilson and the Jets on Sunday Night Football in Week 4. Their D/ST is in must-start territory against what will be another pitiful offense against them.

Category: Game Recaps

Rashee Rice caught 5-of-7 targets for 59 yards as the Chiefs upended the Bears 41-10 in a Week 3 win.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see Rice involved in the offense as much as he was, particularly after a down Week 2 against Jacksonville. Overall, he easily looks like the most explosive and technical wide receiver for Kansas City at this point. The rookie could vault himself into the startable fantasy discussion with one or two more performances like Sundays. He is certainly a name to watch going forward as he continues to carve out a role amidst one of the best offenses in the NFL.

Category: Game Recaps

Jerick McKinnon handled two carries for nine yards but corralled 3-of-3 targets for 19 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' dominating 41-10 win over the Bears on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: McKinnon was relied upon in the red zone on Sunday, as he retrieved six and three-yard touchdown receptions from QB Patrick Mahomes in the first half of play. All three relevant running backs scored for Kansas City in Week 3, which is an obvious outlier from what the norm will be on a weekly basis. That said, McKinnon is going to retain a relevant role in this backfield given his superior skillset when it comes to receiving work from the RB position.

Category: Game Recaps

Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried 15 times for 55 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 41-10 Week 3 win over the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Edwards-Helaire kicked off the second quarter scoring for Kansas City, punching in a one-yard rushing touchdown on the fifth drive of the game. He tied incumbent lead back Isiah Pacheco with 15 carries in the showing, promising for his prospects going forward. With a clear committee backfield taking place in Kansas City, it will be increasingly hard to predict which running back may pop off on any given week. Edwards-Helaire remains a non-viable fantasy option at this point of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Travis Kelce hauled in 7-of-8 targets for 69 yards and one touchdown as Kansas City swept the Bears off the face of the planet 41-10 in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Travis Kelce fearlessly led the Chiefs in both targets and receptions against Chicago on Sunday, while doing so in front of his new squeeze (??) up in the stands. Regardless of any extra motivation, the best tight end was set to dominate the horrific Bears' defense no matter what, and he did just that in the dominating victory. Kelce remains the unparalleled fantasy TE1 each and every week he suits up for Kansas City.

Category: Game Recaps

Chiefs LB Nick Bolton is officially inactive for a Week 3 matchup with the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Bolton is dealing with an ankle injury and is reportedly considered day-to-day, per head coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs will likely turn to veteran Drue Tranquill and Leo Chenab to man Bolton’s linebacker spot in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Richie James Jr. (knee) is unavailable to play for the Chiefs in Week 3. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

Fantasy Impact: James will have to miss Kansas City's game against the Bears because of a knee injury. He didn't practice all week because of it, and there's a real chance that this problem carries over into next week. Justyn Ross and rookie Rashee Rice should both get more work while James is sidelined in Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Jones will play in Week 2

Fri, Sep 15th 2:17pm EDT
By Leo Sells

Chris Jones will play for the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. (Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones rejoined the team this week after agreeing to terms on a new contract for the season, and he's already expected to make his season debut on Sunday against the Jaguars. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, and his return to this defense should offer a massive boost to this defensive line moving forward.

Category: Rumors

Despite the Kansas City Chiefs' 21-20 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 1, tight end Blake Bell emerged as a silver lining.

Fantasy Impact: The 32-year-old veteran snagged two of his three targets for 12 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown was a 4-yard grab in the second quarter. Bell's value in fantasy leagues depends entirely on Travis Kelce's health.

Category: Game Recaps

Justyn Ross has Quiet Debut

Fri, Sep 8th 12:15pm EDT
By Kelly Kirby

In his NFL debut, Justyn Ross had a quiet performance for the Kansas City Chiefs in their 21-20 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: The 23-year-old wide receiver was targeted only once by Patrick Mahomes, which he converted into a 6-yard gain in the fourth quarter. While fantasy managers might be disappointed with his Week 1 output, it's worth noting that Ross is still finding his footing in the Chiefs' offense. Don't count Ross out just yet - he's got the talent and the team to make a significant impact as the season progresses.

Category: Game Recaps

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, TE Matt Bushman is being elevated off the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad for the NFL season opener on Thursday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bushman has only appeared in two NFL games, seeing limited snaps and no stats. However, in college at BYU he was a productive pass catcher. He caught 125 passes for 1,719 yards in three seasons. He will play alongside TEs Noah Gray and Blake Bell if Travis Kelce misses the game, and he could see plenty of snaps with K.C.'s preference for multiple-TE sets.

Category: Transactions

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed RB La'Mical Perine to their practice squad. (Source: Matt McMullen on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Perine did not make it through the Chiefs final roster cuts Tuesday. He will get a chance to continue to practice with the team but is behind Isiah Pacheco, Jerick McKinnon, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, so he likely will not carry any fantasy value in 2023.

Category: Transactions