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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Cheifs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) is expected to play in Week 13. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Edwards-Helaire is dealing with what reports are suggesting is a stomach flu. However, despite the illness, Edwards-Helaire is expected to play on Sunday night in a tough spot against Denver. The Broncos present a tough matchup for Edwards-Helaire. He will likely need to score to return value in Week 13. CEH appeared in one career game against the Broncos. He totaled 63 yards with a touchdown in that outing.

Category: Injury Updates


Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon has been placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. (Source: Pete Sweeney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McKinnon suffered a hamstring injury on the opening kickoff of Week 11. The Chiefs needed a roster spot for Kyle Long, and McKinnon, who appears to still be a few weeks away, was the logical choice to be sent to short-term injured reserve. Derrick Gore should be active on game days with McKinnon sidelined.

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The Kansas City Chiefs D/ST allows nine points while recording five sacks, two interceptions, and a fumble recovery in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: It's been over a month since the Chiefs D/ST has given up more than 20 points in a contest, and it's time to give them some credit. Chris Jones has been an absolute animal since being moved back to DT, and the secondary has looked fierce. With matchups against the Broncos and Raiders offenses coming up, they may be worth rostering moving forward.

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Chiefs K Harrison Butker goes 2-of-3 on field goal attempts and connects on 1-of-2 PATs in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Despite a mediocre showing in Week 11, Butker remains a very consistent kicker on one of the better offenses in the NFL. He should be started in all formats moving forward.

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Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman has two receptions for 25 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Hardman was quiet in Week 11. If Mahomes isn't throwing to his main options, the secondary targets are being spread around to Hardman, Pringle, and Robinson. Hardman shouldn't be trusted as a starter in any format until his usage changes. Until then, he's a dart throw that hasn't seen the end zone since Week 3.

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Darrel Williams quiet in Week 11

Sun, Nov 21st 9:10pm EST
By Lee Wehry

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams saw five carries for 15 yards and has one reception for 11 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Williams saw his role evaporate with the return of Clyde Edwards-Helaire. It was an ugly game, so the script wasn't in his favor, but it will be hard to trust him moving forward. Williams remains an excellent handcuff, but his FLEX value has yet to be seen with CEH on the field.

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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has five receptions for 74 yards and adds 1 carry for four yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Kelce took the snap and scored on a designed rush early in the first quarter. He also added a couple of twenty-plus yard receptions for a nice fantasy day. Kelce remains the unquestioned TE1 but has a difficult matchup against the Denver D/ST after the bye in Week 13.

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Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill catches nine passes for 74 yards and adds one carry for 33 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Hill was productive even though he didn't find the endzone in Week 11. He continues to impress with his ability to create separation and his target share has been tremendous. Hill trails only Cooper Kupp in total fantasy points scored by a wide receiver but has a tough matchup with a Denver D/ST coming out of the bye in Week 13.

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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes II goes 23-of-37 for 260 yards and an interception and adds seven carries for 11 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: For fantasy managers hoping the Chiefs offense had turned a corner, this game was a huge disappointment. No Chiefs receiver caught a touchdown pass or broke 100 yards in Sunday's ugly matchup with the Cowboys. Hopefully, a bye week will help them figure things out moving forward because, without a high-powered offense, the playoffs could be a letdown for managers.

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Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson catches three passes for 23 yards in Week 10's win over the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Add Robinson to the long list of Chiefs' WRs who could have serious fantasy value should any primary weapons go down with an injury. His current involvement in the offense doesn't merit a roster spot in fantasy at this time.

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Chiefs backup RB Derrick Gore rushes 6 times for 19 yards in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Gore is strictly being used to spell Darrel Williams at this point. The dynamic isn't expected to change, and if it doesn't Gore holds no real fantasy value, barring injury.

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Chiefs WR Byron Pringle has four receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Pringle made the most of his targets (5) on Sunday and split the defenders on a nice 22-yard score late in the fourth quarter. Pringle is more of a DFS dart-throw than a standard fantasy option at this point, but could have value should any skill position players go down due to injury.

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward is active for Monday Night Football against the New York Giants. (Source: Herbie Teope on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ward remained limited in practice this week despite playing Week 7 and thus earned the questionable tag. Ward has played in just three games this season and will be needed by a defense that has struggled at times this season. He usually gets enough work to be a solid CB2 option and should be just that, with his snap count expected to increase in his second week back in action.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs backup QB Chad Henne was 11-of-16 for 82 yards in limited duty in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact: Henne replaced Patrick Mahomes after he suffered a scary-looking blow to the head by Titans DL Jeffrey Simmons in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Mahomes was seen chatting with HC Andy Reid shortly after being taken out, so it can only be assumed that he will be ready to go against the Giants on Monday night in Week 8.

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Josh Gordon didn't receive a target in the Chiefs' Week 6 win over the Washington Football Team.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon has just one target through two games this season. He doesn't need to be rostered in most fantasy leagues moving forward.

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Joe Thuney (broken hand) did not practice on Thursday. Thuney sustained a broken hand in Week 5, but played through the injury in their loss to the Bills. (Source: Pete Sweeney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There seems to be an optimism surrounding Thuney playing in Week 6. He is a big part of this offensive unit so his absence would surely effect the rest of the offense. This is a situation to monitor closely over the next few days. It seems unlikely that he will return this soon, but there is a chance.

Category: Injury Updates


Kansas City Chiefs star defensive lineman Chris Jones missed Wednesday's practice with a wrist injury. (Source: Nate Taylor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones missed Week 5 with the wrist injury. The Chiefs star pass rusher and run stopper will need to practice in some form by Friday in order to be cleared for Sunday. Jones missed every practice last week with the injury but was still listed as questionable, so there is reason to believe that he is close. This is a situation for IDP managers to monitor. Antonio Gibson would get a nice value boost if Jones is inactive for Week 6.

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Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's season opener against the Browns. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mathieu spent all week on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and was unable to practice. He was activated on Saturday but will miss Week 1. Presumably, he'll be good to go next week.

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Kansas City Chiefs RB Darwin Thompson carried eight times for 49 yards and hauled in two receptions for seven yards during a 17-10 preseason Week 2 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson enters his third year in the league with the Chiefs and looked solid with his opportunity, averaging 6.1 YPC and hauling in both of his targets. It's a crowded backfield led by Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and a lot of the passing work could go to Jerick McKinnon in 2021, so Thompson should be left on league waiver wires unless Edwards-Helaire's ankle injury suffered on Friday turns out to be worse than expected.

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Chiefs WR Daurice Fountain caught 4-of-6 targets for a team-high 38 yards during Saturday's victory over the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Fountain led the Chiefs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards this evening. He has a career total of two receptions for 23 yards since being selected in the fifth round of the 2018 draft. Fountain will try to keep the momentum going next week in Arizona as he attempts to secure a spot on the 53-man roster.

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