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Donnie Avery | Wide Receiver

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/12/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Houston
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Donnie Avery caught three passes for 14 yards in the Chiefs' Week 2 loss to the Broncos.
Avery was targeted six times on the afternoon after seeing 13 balls come his way in Week 1. With Dwayne Bowe returning from suspension and Travis Kelce playing a larger role, Avery's targets were a lock to decrease. He's a WR5. Sep 14 - 9:09 PM

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Donnie Avery caught 7-of-13 targets for 84 yards in the Chiefs' Week 1 loss to the Titans.

Two throws intended for Avery were intercepted, and overall his day was highly inefficient despite target volume that was ballooned by Dwayne Bowe's one-game suspension. Avery is still just a weak WR5 in fantasy leagues, particularly with Bowe set to return in Week 2 against the Broncos.
Sep 7 - 5:54 PM

Donnie Avery will be Alex Smith's No. 1 wideout in Sunday's game against the Titans.

Dwayne Bowe will serve his one-game suspension. Avery will lead a hideous receiver corps that will also feature Frankie Hammond and Junior Hemingway. The volume will certainly be there for Avery, but his history of blatant inefficiency is glaring. He's a situational deep threat being forced into a primary role, a move that rarely pans out.
Sep 4 - 9:28 AM

WR Donnie Avery caught 2-of-4 targets for 15 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

Avery worked as the No. 1 receiver with Dwayne Bowe injured. He now has 3 catches on 9 preseason targets. Avery is painfully inefficient, but faces no real challenger in the Chiefs' undermanned wide receiver corps.
Aug 23 - 11:48 PM

Donnie Avery worked as the No. 2 receiver in Kansas City's second preseason game Sunday night against the Panthers.

Avery is the No. 2, ahead of A.J. Jenkins, and Junior Hemingway is working as the Chiefs' No. 3 wideout. Unfortunately, Avery remained his inefficient self against Carolina, securing just 1-of-5 targets for 15 yards. The Chiefs will likely use two tight ends as their base offense this season in an effort to mask their wideout woes. Avery isn't a starting-caliber player.
Aug 17 - 10:09 PM

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery is a candidate for release.

Avery posted just a 40/596/2 line in his first year in Kansas City and is owed $1.65 million in 2014. Depending on what the Chiefs do in the draft and free agency, his roster spot could be in jeopardy. A.J. Jenkins is a candidate for snaps opposite Dwayne Bowe and could replace Avery as the No. 2 receiver.
Mar 1 - 5:26 PM

Per, Donnie Avery (concussion) is "improving, and completing concussion protocol testing."

It's the third-known concussion of Avery's pro career, but it sounds like he would have been able to suit up had the Chiefs advanced to the Divisional Round. Signed to a three-year, $8.55 million deal last March, Avery caught 40 passes for 596 yards and two touchdowns his first year in Kansas City. Avery has a long and winding injury history, but has now appeared in all 16 games in back-to-back seasons. Signed for an affordable $1.65 million in 2014, Avery will remain a WR5 for fantasy purposes. The Chiefs could afford to upgrade on him.
Jan 7 - 7:25 PM

Donnie Avery was forced from Kansas City's Wild Card game against the Colts with a concussion, and will not return.

Avery made an impact before going down, with his lone catch going for a 79-yard touchdown. The Chiefs are now rolling with Junior Hemingway and A.J. Jenkins behind Dwayne Bowe and Dexter McCluster, though Hemingway has also been shaken up.
Jan 4 - 6:50 PM

Donnie Avery caught three passes for 32 yards in Week 16 versus Indianapolis.

Avery was targeted four times on the day. He hasn't topped 33 yards receiving in four weeks as a distant third option in the passing game behind Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles. Charles is about all Alex Smith can support. Avery and the Chiefs wrap up the regular season next week in San Diego.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Donnie Avery caught two passes for 33 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at Oakland.

Avery saw just three targets as the Chiefs used Jamaal Charles and their defense to put up 56 points. Over the last three weeks, Avery is averaging just 1.6 catches for 19.0 yards with no touchdowns.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Donnie Avery caught one pass for seven yards in Kansas City's Week 14 win over the Redskins.

Avery was targeted only twice. The low-end WR5 has posted more than 33 yards in just one of his past eight games.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 06:10:00 PM

Donnie Avery was limited to two receptions for 17 yards in the Chiefs' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.

Avery took a backseat as usual fourth receiver Junior Hemingway (3-42-1) played a larger role in the passing game. Avery's 4-91-1 line from Week 12 proved a predictable illusion. Avery isn't worth rostering even in 14-team leagues.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Donnie Avery caught four passes for 91 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chargers.

Avery roasted CB Michael Cox so bad that Chargers benched him. That would be impressive if Cox hadn't been benched in two of the previous three games. Once he was going against competent corners, Avery was quiet and finished with just five targets even though Alex Smith put it up 38 times. Don't chase these numbers -- Avery was averaging 2.4 catches for 22.4 yards with no touchdowns over the previous five games.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Donnie Avery caught one pass for 20 yards in Week 11 against the Broncos.

He was targeted three times in the passing game. Avery starts and plays the majority of snaps outside of Dwayne Bowe in two-wide sets, but remains off the fantasy radar. He has 28 catches, 416 yards, and one touchdown through 10 games.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 01:22:00 AM

Donnie Avery caught three passes for 22 yards in the Chiefs' Week 9 win over the Bills.

Avery is a complementary, role-playing receiver in a wideout-unfriendly offense. He's not worth owning in 12-team fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
5Joe McKnight
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Jordan Campbell
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Frankie Hammond
3Albert Wilson
WR21Donnie Avery
2Junior Hemingway
3A.J. Jenkins
WR31Junior Hemingway
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Demetrius Harris
K1Cairo Santos