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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
Contract: view contract details

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Donnie Avery (groin) is listed as out for Week 8.
Avery is a non-factor and so are his backups. Oct 24 - 1:56 PM

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Chiefs declared WR Donnie Avery, SS Eric Berry, QB Aaron Murray, CB Chris Owens, C Eric Kush, DL Damion Square and OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif inactive for Week 7 against the Chargers.

Avery remains week to week. A.J. Jenkins is making another "start" in his absence, but remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Oct 19 - 2:47 PM

Donnie Avery (groin) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Chargers.

Avery was saddled with a 4-6 week timetable when it was deemed he needed sports hernia surgery earlier this month. He remains week-to-week.
Oct 15 - 1:16 PM

Chiefs declared WR Donnie Avery, S Eric Berry, QB Aaron Murray, S Eric Berry, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, DE Damion Square, WR Albert Wilson and C Eric Kush inactive for Week 5 against the 49ers.

Avery is sidelined 4-6 weeks. A.J. Jenkins is "starting" in his absence, but will likely rotate snaps with Frankie Hammond. Berry is out indefinitely with a high-ankle sprain.
Oct 5 - 3:02 PM

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery needs sports hernia surgery.

Avery is going to Philadelphia, presumably to be operated on by sports hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers. Recovery timetables for this procedure can range anywhere from 2-8 weeks. Avery, the Chiefs' second-most targeted player, had 14 catches for 156 yards and no touchdowns through the first four games. Look for A.J. Jenkins and Frankie Hammond to fill in on the outside.
Oct 2 - 12:51 PM

Donnie Avery (groin) did not practice Wednesday.

Avery is likely dealing with a multi-week injury. He should be considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Oct 1 - 7:42 PM

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery has been diagnosed with an abductor strain.

It's a hip injury, one that's more common in baseball than football. It's uncertain how long Avery might be sidelined, but he should be considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers, especially since the Chiefs are on bye in Week 6. Avery has just seven catches for 72 yards since filling in as the Chiefs' No. 1 receiver in Week 1.
Sep 30 - 1:10 PM

Donnie Avery exited Monday night's Week 4 game against the Patriots with a groin injury and will not return.

Avery was hurt while trying to block near the goal line when he slipped on the turf and overstretched his groin area. Before leaving, Avery caught both of his targets for 46 yards. With Dwayne Bowe, Travis Kelce, and Jamaal Charles ahead of him in the pecking order for targets, Avery is waiver wire fodder.
Sep 29 - 10:59 PM

Donnie Avery managed two catches for 12 yards on three targets in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

It was refreshing to see Avery's role reduced in this one after he absurdly racked up a team-high 19 targets in Kansas City's first two games. Avery is an unattractive WR4/5 in fantasy leagues. The Chiefs face the Patriots next.
Sep 21 - 8:04 PM

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

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

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QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
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2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2De'Anthony Thomas
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Frankie Hammond
3Albert Wilson
WR21A.J. Jenkins
2Junior Hemingway
3Donnie Avery
WR31Frankie Hammond
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Demetrius Harris
K1Cairo Santos