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Ronald Jones II is officially inactive for Kansas City’s Week 4 matchup against Tampa Bay on Sunday Night. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Nothing new here as Jones has yet to see any game action this season. Jones will not carry fantasy relevance until there are injuries in the KC backfield.

Category: Injury Updates

Harrison Butker is officially inactive for Kansas City’s Week 4 matchup with the Buccaneers on Sunday night. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Butker is once again inactive as he deals with ankle injury. Matthew Wright will handle kicking duties and make his Kansas City debut on Sunday night. Wright played in 14 games for the Jaguars last season, making 21-of-24 field goal attempts and 13-of-15 extra points attempts.

Category: Injury Updates

Marquez Valdes-Scantling is officially active for Kansas City’s Week 4 matchup with the Buccaneers on Sunday night. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Valdes-Scantling will suit up on Sunday night against the Buccaneers hoping to build off his four-catch, 48 yard performance in Week 3. MVS has seen seven targets in each of the last two games and fantasy managers should expect more of the same in Week 4.

Category: Injury Updates

JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) was a full participant in Kansas City's practice Wednesday. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith-Schuster is battling a shoulder injury he sustained earlier this season, but it isn't major and he is a full participant at practice. This injury shouldn't affect his availability or his output for this Sunday, and he remains a solid flex option in PPR leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Mecole Hardman (heel) was a non-participant at the Chiefs' practice on Wednesday. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hardman is dealing with a heel injury that has caused him to miss practice so far this week. It isn't clear what kind of a timetable he has for a return, but him being active this Sunday looks less likely by the day. If he is unavailable, Skyy Moore or Justin Watson could see more snaps as a result.

Category: Injury Updates

Isiah Pacheco tallied nine yards on three carries in a Week 3 loss to the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Pacheco and the entire Chiefs’ running game struggled in Week 3, tallying just 58 yards on 23 rushing attempts. The 23-year-old rookie and Jerick McKinnon are still the backup to CEH and do not have standalone value right now. The Chiefs will look to get back on track when they face Tampa Bay on Sunday Night Football in Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps

Jerick McKinnon took seven carries for 20 yards in Week 3 against the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: McKinnon tied Clyde Edwards-Helaire for the team-high in carries on the afternoon. Isiah Pacheco also played a role in the Kansas City backfield as they continue to share a role between the three of them. McKinnon remains off the fantasy radar in his current situation.

Category: Game Recaps

The Chiefs released Matt Ammendola on Monday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ammendola started two games for Kansas City with Harrison Butker (ankle) sidelined and connected on three of four field goal attempts overall. It sounds like Butker might return this upcoming week or it is possible the Chiefs wanted to look elsewhere at kicker regardless.

Category: Transactions

The Chiefs D/ST allowed 20 points and registered five sacks in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs defense held up decently for most of the game Sunday, but their 20 points allowed proved to be too much for the offense to overcome. They have been decent for fantasy purposes this season, but they aren't worth starting outside of a favorable matchup.

Category: Game Recaps

Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed the ball seven times for zero yards and a touchdown to go with 39 yards on five catches during the team's 20-17 loss to the Colts Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Edwards-Helaire was dismal on the ground Sunday, logging zero yards on seven rushing attempts. He still managed to have a decent outing in PPR formats, however, having five catches and a touchdown that saved his day. He is a solid fantasy asset for this season, but he will likely continue to struggle with week-to-week consistency.

Category: Game Recaps

Travis Kelce hauled in four of his eight targets for 58 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Kelce had another nice fantasy outing Sunday, hauling in the team's lone receiving touchdown. He only caught four passes all day, but he still had a nice outing thanks to his yards and that touchdown. Kelce is clearly still a top-2 fantasy option at the tight end position.

Category: Game Recaps

Patrick Mahomes completed 20 of his 35 passes for 262 yards to go with one touchdown and one interception in a 20-17 loss against the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Mahomes was able to move the ball decently well most of the game, but the offense just couldn't seem to come up with many points. The superstar quarterback was sub-par through the air, and he didn't do much on the ground either, rushing for only 26 yards. Mahomes is obviously an elite option for fantasy football, but there may be some questions about his week-to-week consistency moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Willie Gay suspended four games

Wed, Sep 21st 12:19pm EDT
By Raju Byfield

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. (Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gay was arrested in January on misdemeanor property damage and will be suspended for four games. Gay was playing well and had been holding off intriguing rookie Leo Chenal but now gives the rookie an exciting opportunity to wrestle the job away, or at the very least force a maddening timeshare as we saw from the Chiefs over the last couple of seasons when Ben Niemann and Damien Wilson were still on the team. Gay should be dropped outside of dynasty and the deepest of redraft leagues. Chenal is an LB3 option, while Gay serves his suspension.

Category: Transactions

The Kansas City Chiefs placed CB Trent McDuffie on injured reserve Tuesday with a hamstring injury. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury was apparently suffered by the turf giving way under McDuffie's feet in Arizona Sunday. McDuffie will miss at least the next four games and would be eligible to return for the Chiefs' matchup with Buffalo on October 16th.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Skyy Moore caught his only target for 30 yards in a Week 1 win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Moore was not involved in the offense as much as fantasy managers hoped for heading into Week 1. Patrick Mahomes targeted 10 different receivers Sunday and figures to continue to spread the ball around without a true top wide receiver on team. Fantasy managers should hold off on panicking, as Moore should work his way into a bigger target share as the season progresses.

Category: Game Recaps

The Kansas City Chiefs released Danny Shelton Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Shelton signed a one-year contract with Kansas City on August 15th. The move will clear $1.12M of cap space for the Chiefs. Shelton is an eight-year veteran who will likely get another opportunity elsewhere.

Category: Transactions

The Kansas City Chiefs are releasing Josh Gordon on Tuesday but remain open to him returning to the team in the future according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon leaves Kansas City on good terms, something he has rarely done with any other franchise so that’s progress. Gordon has reportedly “shown great character on the field and in the community since he got to Kansas City” which is great for Gordon as a person. The former All-Pro has failed to produce for fantasy purposes, catching 5-of-14 targets for 32 yards and one touchdown in just five games last season. The 31-year-old will now look to catch on with another squad with the regular season starting September 11 for most teams.

Category: Transactions

Blake Bell underwent surgery recently for a hip flexor injury, per head coach Andy Reid. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Reid also stated that he was not sure if Bell would be placed on injured reserve in the coming days. Bell is the primary backup to star TE Travis Kelce and serves more as a blocker for the Chiefs. Bell registered just nine receptions in 16 games last season.

Category: Injury Updates

Derrick Gore was placed on injured reserve by the Chiefs Tuesday. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The RB room in Kansas City got crowded with the additions of Isiah Pacheco and Ronald Jones. Gore was solid in his first season with the Chiefs in 2021, posting 256 rush yards on 51 carries and two rushing touchdowns. Gore was currently being taken as the RB89 in PPR ADP prior to today’s news. The Chiefs’ RB situation currently looks like it may be a committee to start the season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Chiefs LT Orlando Brown Jr. will report to the team's training camp today after holding out of all other off-season programs. (Source: Robert Griffin III on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was initially planning on holding out to get a new contract from the team, but he doesn't want to miss important padded practices and will play on the franchise tag for now. It's unclear if he and the team are close on an extension, but if they aren't, that may breed more drama next off-season. For now, however, this is great news for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense as a whole, who will need to be at the top of their game in a loaded AFC West.

Category: Rumors