Kansas City Chiefs

AFC West

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


The Kansas City Chiefs D/ST allowed 329 yards and had one sack, one fumble recovery, and one interception in a 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Kansas City has made defensive improvements in the offseason, but this unit is best avoided until we see how it pans out in regular season action.

Category: Game Recaps


Darwin Thompson rushed four times for 30 yards in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday. He was also targeted once.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson is looking like the likely backup to Damien Williams. He should be on the fantasy radar later in drafts as an upside pick.

Category: Game Recaps


Mecole Hardman had one reception for a 17-yard touchdown in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday. He was targeted three times.

Fantasy Impact: Hardman scored for the second consecutive game and is making a case for immediate playing time in Kansas City. He is worth a flyer late in drafts this year.

Category: Game Recaps


Harrison Butker was 1-for-1 on extra point attempts and missed his only field goal opportunity Saturday in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Butker enters the season as a prime fantasy option in a high-octane offense for the Chiefs.

Category: Game Recaps


Carlos Hyde rushed five times for 23 yards in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Hyde is currently fighting for a roster spot in Kansas City. He is worth a late flyer if he makes the team, but Darwin Thompson is looking like the best bet to get work behind Damien Williams currently.

Category: Game Recaps


Sammy Watkins was not targeted in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Watkins enters the season as the clear third option in the passing game behind Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. He is a solid WR3 with WR2 upside for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Patrick Mahomes completed 2-of-5 passes for 11 yards and rushed once for eight yards in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Mahomes struggled during the two series he played Saturday. This is nothing to worry about and he still enters the season as the clear QB1 in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Damien Williams rushed six times for 25 yards in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday. He was targeted once.

Fantasy Impact: Williams is fully healthy after battling a hamstring issue early in camp. He enters the season as an RB2 with upside in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyreek Hill had one reception for six yards on three targets in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Hill saw brief action early against Pittsburgh Saturday. He enters the season as a clear WR1 in one the top offenses in the league.

Category: Game Recaps


Travis Kelce caught his lone target for five yards in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Kelce played briefly and converted his ony opportunity Saturday. He enters the season as the clear TE1 in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Demarcus Robinson will be asked to replace Chris Conley in the Kansas City offense. (Source: Nate Taylor of the Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Conley didn't light the world on fire, but did play 77 percent of the snaps with a 32-334-5 receiving line. Robinson played 419 offensive snaps and went 22-288-4 on 33 targets last season. His superior per-snap and per-target efficiency makes him an intriguing option for the Chiefs. With Tyreke Hill avoiding suspension, Robinson will be the fourth receiving option for the Chiefs this season, and someone who should be closely monitored in this high-powered offense.

Category: Rumors


Eric Berry released by Chiefs

Thu, Mar 14th 1:45am EDT
By Alex Johnson

The Chiefs released veteran safety Eric Berry late Wednesday afternoon. Berry is now an unrestricted free agent and free to sign with any team. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Had Berry still been on the roster Friday, $7.25 million of his $12.4 million salary for 2019 would have become fully guaranteed. The release comes with a post-June 1 designation, reducing the cap charge for 2019 by $8 million, pushing it to 2020. It’s a move that comes just days after the team agreed to terms on a deal with free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu. “I’d like to thank Eric for his contributions to our team and the Kansas City community over the last nine years,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “Seeing his passion and watching his love for the game has been truly remarkable. He’s a special person, and we wish him the best as his career moves forward.” Berry has struggled to stay healthy in recent years. With a torn achilles in the 2017 season-opener and a nagging heal issue in 2018, he has played in just three regular season games over the last two seasons.

Category: Transactions


Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Browns are signing Demetrius Harris to a two-year contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old is a solid backup tight end and will be a nice red zone target for Baker Mayfield. He likely won't have much standalone fantasy value behind David Njoku.

Category: Transactions


The Kansas City Chiefs are sending outside linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for 2020 second-round pick, according to multiple reports. Ford is expected to sign a five-year deal worth $87.5 million with the 49ers. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: Ford led the NFL with 84 total pressures a year ago, and he now joins a 49ers team that entered the offseason with among the most room under the salary cap in the league. They have also reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent linebacker Kwon Alexander on a four-year deal worth $54 million this offseason, so San Francisco is clearly investing in improving their defense.

Category: Transactions


Matt Verderame of FanSided reported Monday afternoon that the Chiefs are releasing veteran linebacker Justin Houston. (Source: Matt Verderame on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: There had been speculation last week that Houston could be traded but there apparently wasn’t enough interest from other teams. He was scheduled to make $15.25 million in base salary in 2019, and to cost $21.1 million against the cap. The move will result in a $7.1 million cap charge for Kansas City. Houston recorded 11 sacks in 14 games (including postseason) during the 2018 season. He has spent his entire eight year career with the Chiefs since they selected him in the third round of the 2011 draft. His best season came when he recorded a league-best 22 sacks in 2014.

Category: Transactions


Spencer Ware caught a 21-yard pass in the Chiefs' 37-31 AFC Championship loss to the Patriots on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ware's first game action since the beginning of December. Since then he has ceded bell-cow RB duties to Damien Williams, who scored three times in this one. The 27-year-old Ware is now set to enter free agency.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Conley did not record a catch on three targets in the Chiefs' 35-3 win over the Raiders Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Conley failed to produce a catch Sunday and remains irrelevant in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller (wrist) returned as a full practice participant this week and is on track to play in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Raiders. (Source: ArrowheadPride.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fuller broke his wrist in Week 15’s loss to the Chargers, although he kept playing through the ailment, and had surgery the next morning. While there was optimism for Week 16, he wasn’t quite ready to face the Seahawks. His return to full practice in back-to-back days indicates he will play this week.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens led the team with 12 tackles (five solo) in Sunday night’s 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: It was the second straight game with double-digits tackles for Hitchens, who is now up to 127 in 13 games this season. Kansas City will wrap up the regular season with a home game against the Raiders.

Category: Game Recaps