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Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (hip, ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup against the Browns. (Source: Sam McDowell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: CEH practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday but has been listed as "DNP" each of the past two days. This isn't good news for his Divisional Round status at all. It sounds as if he'll be a true game-time decision this weekend, and would likely be playing at less than 100 percent if active. The last time CEH didn't play while the rest of KC's starters did (Week 16), Darrel Williams looked far more explosive than Le'Veon Bell.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) won't play in the Divisional Round against the Browns. (Source: Sam McDowell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watkins has been bothered by a lower-leg injury since suffering it in Week 16. Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman should both see a bump in targets with Watkins unable to go.

Category: Injury Updates


The Chiefs activated LB Anthony Hitchens from the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hitchens has been sidelined since Week 16 but will be ready to go for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup against the Browns. The 28-year-old recorded 78 tackles in 14 games this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs RB Darrel Williams caught one pass for two yards and was not used in the rushing game in the Chiefs' 38-21 loss to the Chargers in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Williams was not hurt but likely saw a reduced snap count due to the Chiefs' locking up a first-round bye last week. The Chiefs will need Williams in the playoffs, especially if Clyde Edwards-Helaire cannot make it back in time.

Category: Game Recaps


Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson caught six passes for 58 yards in the Chiefs' 38-21 loss to the Chargers in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson's season comes to a close after putting up career-highs in receptions (45) and receiving yards (466). He also had three touchdown catches. Robinson will be a free-agent at the end of this season and has looked good enough to earn a new deal either with the Chiefs or elsewhere.

Category: Game Recaps


Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell did not record a snap in Week 17 after being listed as active on Sunday's injury report.

Fantasy Impact: With the Chiefs' fate already determined, there was no reason for Bell to play. Darwin Thompson saw a bulk of the carries, but Bell should be the one to tote the rock (along with Darrel Williams) once the playoffs begin.

Category: Game Recaps


Chiefs RB Darwin Thompson scored a rushing and receiving touchdown while rushing for 45 yards on 14 carries and reeling in seven receptions for 65 receiving yards in the Chiefs' 38-21 loss to the Chargers in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson did it all with Le'Veon Bell, Darrel Williams, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of commission. He finished Week 17 as one of the top performers in DFS on Sunday. This was clearly a breakout game for the second-year pro as backup QB Chad Henne looked his way often. Thompson can likely be ignored in DFS once the playoffs start, but if there is an injury to Bell or Williams, he'll likely get a crack at some playing time if CEH isn't ready to return.

Category: Game Recaps


Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman caught two passes for 25 yards in the Chiefs' 38-21 loss to the Chargers in the season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Hardman's season concludes on a down note, as he didn't live up to expectations this season - even with Sammy Watkins missing several games. Hardman still has upside in dynasty formats and, depending on Watkins' decision to continue playing football this offseason, maybe worth a flier in redraft leagues next year. Hardman finishes his second season with 41 receptions for 560 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games played.

Category: Game Recaps


Chiefs backup QB Chad Henne completed 23-of-32 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' 38-21 loss to the Chargers in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Henne hasn't logged much playing time behind MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes but played well in his absence. Henne finished with a 111.2 passer rating and did not commit any turnovers in Sunday's loss. The Chiefs have a bye week after clinching the top seed in the AFC, giving Mahomes two weeks of rest and prep heading into the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


The Chiefs waived TE Ricky Seals-Jones. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seals-Jones has appeared in just two games this season. Perhaps KC will look to retain him on their practice squad.

Category: Transactions


Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 17 vs. the Chargers. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Andy Reid has decided to take a precautionary approach to a meaningless Week 17 game as the Chiefs head into the postseason. Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Patrick Mahomes will all sit this one out. Demarcus Robinson, Byron Pringle, and Mecole Hardman all figure to see an uptick in snaps with Chad Henne at quarterback on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback will not play against the Los Angeles Chargers during Week 17. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Kansas City Chiefs have the first seed in the AFC locked up and have wisely chosen to rest Patrick Mahomes in an effort to keep him healthy for the playoffs. There could be a slew of other healthy inactives for the Chiefs this weekend, so stay tuned to our updates as we pass along further information as it becomes available. Chad Henne will start for Kansas City.

Category: Transactions


Chiefs TE Travis Kelce brought in eight receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 17-14 win over the Falcons in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: Kelce led the Chiefs in receptions and yards while also breaking George Kittle's single-season receiving record for a TE with 1,426 yards. Kelce is having one of the best seasons ever for a TE, and the argument can certainly be made for him being a late first-rounder next season in redraft leagues. He could go even higher for fantasy managers playing in Superflex TE premium leagues as well. Through 15 games this year, Kelce amassed career-highs in receptions (105), receiving yards (1,426), and touchdowns (11).

Category: Game Recaps


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Chiefs DE Frank Clark (illness) is "ready to go" for Week 16. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clark is still dealing with an illness but remains on track to play in Sunday's tilt against the Falcons. While his absence would be a considerable loss, he has yet to live up to the expectations he had coming over to the Chiefs from Seattle now two offseasons ago. Clark is on track to finish with his fewest sacks since 2015 (3) and has not recorded 10+ sacks since his final year with Seattle. Clark ended his 2019 campaign with the Chiefs with eight sacks in 14 games and currently has five with two left to play.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs K Harrison Butker made his only field-goal attempt while making all four of his extra points in the Chiefs' 33-27 win over the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: Butker is one of the best kickers in football, but when the Chiefs' offense is on a roll, there's always a chance his services won't be needed. This was the case in Week 14, where he only had one field goal, but he made it from 46-yards. He'll face the Saints in what should be a nice rebound opportunity against one of the better defenses in the NFL.

Category: Game Recaps


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Cheifs DB Tyrann Mathieu (hip) is expected to play in Week 14. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mathieu already has five interceptions this season with a touchdown including three in his past two games. The Chiefs' defense needs Mathieu to roam the field and force big plays and takeaways. With the Steelers in danger of losing their second straight game to Buffalo in Week 14 considering their slew of defensive injuries, the Chiefs must win this game to take a stranglehold over the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC.

Category: Injury Updates


The Kansas City Chiefs D/ST intercepted Broncos QB Drew Lock twice in a 22-16 victory over Denver in Week 13.

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs defense did not register a sack but were able to force two turnovers. They'll face the Dolphins in Week 14, who have done a good job not committing turnovers since Tua Tagovailoa took over as the starting QB.

Category: Game Recaps


The Chiefs placed WR Byron Pringle (ankle) on IR. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pringle serves as receiver depth for the Chiefs, but he doesn't get any run when everyone is healthy. His absence likely increases the opportunities that Mecole Hardman will receive down the stretch.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs' starting RT Mitchell Schwartz has been ruled out for Week 9's game against the Panthers with a back injury. (Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schwartz, a former All-Pro, will miss his second straight game with the back injury. Patrick Mahomes seemed like Superman against a lowly Jets team but faces a slightly more difficult matchup with a well-coached Panthers D/ST that is playing betting than expected, and Schwartz's absence could be felt.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Jones is expected to practice on Friday heading into Week 9. Jones was previously placed on reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday due to being in close contact with someone who was infected. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones is expected to play in Week 9. Jones being active and available mainly helps IDP league managers. This slightly downgrades the Panthers' rushing attack and Teddy Bridewater.

Category: Injury Updates