Kansas City Chiefs

AFC West

Matt Moore completed 10-of-19 passes for 117 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs ‘ 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Moore came on in the second quarter following Patrick Mahomes leaving with a knee injury. Moore is the starter until Mahomes returns and will be a decent fantasy option. Initial estimates have Mahomes out at least three weeks pending MRI results.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


The Kansas City Chiefs D/ST allowed 205 yards and post nine sacks and a fumble-recovery touchdown in a 30-6 win over the Denver Broncos Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The much-maligned Kansas City D/ST limited Denver's ground game and gave Joe Flacco no time to throw while piling up sacks Thursday. This was a great performance against a bad offense and is unlikely to become the norm.

Category: Game Recaps


Harrison Butker was 3-for-3 on field goal and 3-for-3 on extra point attempts in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Butker put up another perfect performance Thursday and remains a top fantasy option despite the injury to Patrick Mahomes (knee).

Category: Game Recaps


Darrel Williams rushed twice for one yard and brought in both of his targets for five yards in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Williams is the clear third option behind LeSean McCoy and Damien Williams and has limited value outside of injury.

Category: Game Recaps


Byron Pringle was not targeted in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Pringle is not a factor for fantasy with Tyreek Hill back in the lineup for Kansas City.

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Demarcus Robinson had three receptions for 31 yards on five targets in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson continues to see targets without managing to do much with them. He is best left out of lineups.

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Mecole Hardman had two receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown on three targets in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Hardman found the end zone on his three targets Thursday and is the best fantasy option at WR for the Chiefs behind Tyree Hill with Sammy Watkins missing time.

Category: Game Recaps


LeSean McCoy rushed 12 times for 64 yards and had two receptions for 12 yards in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday. He was targeted twice.

Fantasy Impact: McCoy is clearly the best option for the Chiefs on the ground and saw two opportunities in the passing game Thursday. He remains an RB2/flex option.

Category: Game Recaps


Damien Williams rushed nine times for seven yards and lost one yard on two receptions in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday. He was targeted twice.

Fantasy Impact: Williams continues to look terrible rushing the ball and saw very limited work in the passing game Thursday. He has become a very shaky flex option going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Travis Kelce had six receptions for 44 yards on eight targets in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Kelce had another floor game Thursday as the Chiefs dismantled the Broncos. He remains an elite TE1 at a messy position despite the injury to Patrick Mahomes (knee).

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Tyreek Hill had three receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown on five targets in the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hill made his night with a 57-yard touchdown pass from backup Matt Moore Thursday. He remains a WR1 going forward.

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Patrick Mahomes completed 10-of-11 passes for 76 yards and one touchdown before leaving the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos Thursday with a dislocated right kneecap. He added one rush for two yards.

Fantasy Impact: Mahomes was injured on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter of Thursday's win. The Chiefs are awaiting MRI results to determine the time he is expected to miss with initial estimates starting at three weeks. Matt Moore takes over as the starter in Kansas City in the mean time and has some fantasy appeal.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Frank Clark grabs two sacks

Fri, Oct 18th 3:27am EDT
By Kaiyo Funaki

Frank Clark provided two of the eight sacks the Kansas City defense recorded against a helpless Joe Flacco in a 30-6 drubbing over the Broncos. He also finished with five solo tackles, two TFLs, and a QB hit, as the Chiefs broke a two-game losing streak.

Fantasy Impact: Clark has had a bit of a slow and disappointing start in his first season with the Chiefs, but sacking a division rival's QB twice will certainly get him some bonus points amongst KC fans. This game serves as a reminder to the kind of game-changing talent Clark has, and perhaps as a launching pad for the rest of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Reggie Ragland had a day to remember, as he scooped up a Joe Flacco fumble and returned it five yards to score his first-ever TD. He also had two solo tackles, a QB hit, a TFL, and a sack.

Fantasy Impact: Ragland recorded season-bests in multiple categories versus the Broncos, which is indicative of the minimal impact he has had for this defense. Before this game, he hadn't recorded more than two tackles, a sack, or QB hit in any game. Nonetheless, it was a great sign to see Ragland and the Chief's D step up with Patrick Mahomes knocked out of the game.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Okafor contributed to a dominant showing by the Kansas City defense, finishing with four solo tackles, two TFLs, two sacks, three QB hits, and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Okafor was one of many Chief defenders who had a stellar performance, as he recorded two of the eight sacks against Joe Flacco. However, this also proved to be Okafor's first double-digit fantast output of the season, so it may have been due to a weak Denver offense rather than a sign of things to come.

Category: Game Recaps


Anthony Hitchens was a force on TNF, recording five solo tackles, one assisted tackle, one TFL, two sacks, two QB hits, and a forced fumble in a 30-6 win over the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Though Hitchens (and the rest of the defense) was able to dominate an offensively inept Denver team, these were only his first two sacks on the year. In fact, Hitchens' hadn't recorded a sack since the 2016 season in which he played for the Cowboys. Consider this as more of an anomalous blip until he establishes some consistency.

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Chiefs running back Darwin Thompson is inactive for the team's Week 7 matchup against the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football. (Source: Denver Post on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson does not factor into the team's plans with their other backs healthy, and he only logged special teams snaps last week. He has not seen an offensive touch since Week 3 against the Ravens and has just nine yards rushing on the year. He is not relevant in fantasy unless the Chiefs suffer a number of injuries on offense.

Category: Transactions


Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7 versus Denver. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There was some early-week optimism that Watkins would suit up but the Chiefs are playing it safe since they have the Thursday night game. Watkins' absence should increase playing time for all three of Byron Pringle, Mecole Hardman, and Demarcus Robinson.

Category: Injury Updates


In exchange for the Texans guard Martinas Rankin, Houston adds a feature piece to their ailing backfield. Hyde was on the roster bubble in Kansas City, and the Chiefs were able to capitalize on his value prior to a likely release. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hyde isn't a pass catcher, which is why he didn't fit the Andy Reid scheme in Kansas City, but he showed in the preseason that he can still be productive on the ground. He should be the first and second down RB in Houston, with Duke Johnson taking the majority of the passing downs work.


Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star is reporting that Kansas City WR Marcus Kemp will miss the season with a torn ACL and MCL in same knee. (Source: The Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is a reserve WR and important special teams player Kansas City. His loss has little fantasy impact.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors