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Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

He was limited in practice each day this week. Slowing down over the course of the season, Charles has finished on a disappointing note from a fantasy perspective. The Chiefs need a win against the Chargers to have a shot at the playoffs, however, and Charles almost certainly will play. You can see where Patrick Daugherty has Charles ranked among Week 17 running backs at the link below.
Dec 26 - 4:28 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) will play on Sunday versus San Diego.

Bowe has practiced very little in recent weeks, but he'll be out there in a must-win game for Kansas City. Chase Daniel will have a full supporting cast of Bowe, Travis Kelce, Albert Wilson, and Jason Avant versus the Colts.
Dec 26 - 2:05 PM

Chase Daniel will be the Chiefs' starting quarterback in Week 17 against the Chargers.

A former UDFA out of Missouri, Daniel is a limited-talent backup but arguably a good system fit for Andy Reid's offense. He is an accurate passer capable of completing a high percentage of throws even if he won't stretch the field. This preseason, Daniel went 15-of-21 passing (71.4 percent) for 195 yards with a touchdown and an interception, adding three rushes for 20 yards. Daniel was also more than serviceable in a Week 17 spot start against the Chargers last year. Evan Silva has more on Daniel's DFS outlook at the link below.
Dec 26 - 1:17 PM

Alex Smith has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Chargers with a lacerated spleen.

Smith was hurt in Week 16, but played through it and practiced earlier this week. He went to the training staff and said he didn't feel right. The injury was revealed, and Chase Daniel is now in the saddle as the starting quarterback in an extremely important finale against San Diego. In order to make the playoffs, the Chiefs need to win and have the Texans and Ravens lose. Much like Smith, Daniel is a game manager with a weak arm and plus athleticism. Smith needs six weeks to recover and likely wouldn't be available until the Super Bowl.
Dec 26 - 12:10 PM

Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) remained sidelined Thursday.

Back-to-back DNPs are never a good sign, but we're guessing Bowe is just saving his bullets for Sunday's must-win game against the Chargers. His status will be updated on Friday.
Dec 25 - 6:17 PM

Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice.

The Chiefs are just resting Charles ahead of Sunday's must-win finale against the Chargers. He'll be ready to rock for his normal role.
Dec 25 - 6:17 PM

Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

Bowe sprained his shoulder during last week's loss at Pittsburgh. He'll likely try to gut it out this week with everything on the line against the Chargers.
Dec 24 - 12:52 PM

Dwayne Bowe sprained his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Bowe was never announced with an injury on Sunday, and played 52-of-66 snaps. It's likely a day-to-day type ailment, one he'll probably play through in this week's climactic showdown with the Chargers.
Dec 22 - 1:17 PM

Knile Davis rushed twice for two yards in Kansas City's Week 16 loss to the Steelers, adding a nine-yard reception.

One week after featuring against the Raiders, Davis was mothballed as the Chiefs lost a must-win game. Coach Andy Reid dialed up just 12 non-quarterback rushes as Alex Smith was allowed to throw the ball 45 times. Davis will be off the DFS radar in Week 17 against the Chargers.
Dec 21 - 5:33 PM

De'Anthony Thomas caught 6-of-7 targets for 47 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

Thomas lost six yards on his lone rush. The Chiefs were scheming the ball to Thomas early, but got away from it in the second half. Just one of Thomas' seven touches came after the break. Thomas has flashed true game-breaking ability as a rookie, but his ceiling is that of a rich man's Dexter McCluster. He's unlikely to emerge as more than a bench option in dynasty leagues.
Dec 21 - 5:30 PM

Travis Kelce caught 4-of-7 targets for 31 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

It was a disappointing day for Kelce, who also committed a personal foul. Kelce has proven to be a true weapon in his first healthy NFL season, but coach Andy Reid only occasionally decides to feature him in the passing game. Nevertheless, he's a dynamite option in dynasty leagues.
Dec 21 - 5:28 PM

Dwayne Bowe caught 6-of-8 targets for 57 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

The six-catch effort comes after Bowe was held to three or fewer grabs in five-straight games. That's what happens when Alex Smith is your quarterback. Bowe will do battle with the Chargers' burnable secondary in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 5:24 PM

Albert Wilson caught 5-of-7 targets for 87 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

Wilson was a bright spot for the Chiefs on an otherwise bitterly-disappointing day. His 87 yards led the team, and give him 209 over his past three games. Wilson should have had a 65-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but Alex Smith overthrew him. An undrafted rookie out of Georgia State, Wilson has undoubtedly played his way into the Chiefs' 2015 plans.
Dec 21 - 5:22 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed nine times for 29 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers, adding five receptions for 48 additional yards.

Charles also lost a fumble. With everything on the line for his team, coach Andy Reid gave Charles just 14 touches in a game where Alex Smith chucked up 45 passes. It was another extremely disappointing game plan as the Chiefs lost for the fourth time in five games. Charles' fumble was a dubious call, as replay appeared to show his knee touching down before the ball came out. Charles and the Chiefs will square off with the Chargers in Week 17, where they'll need a victory to have any shot at the postseason.
Dec 21 - 4:48 PM

Alex Smith completed 31-of-45 passes for 311 yards in Kansas City's 20-12, Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

He added two rushes for 14 yards. It was a typical Smith game, as he refused to take shots down the field, and too often tucked the ball and ran. The latter was a big part of the reason Smith was rung up for six sacks. Smith simply refuses to attempts passes into tight windows, and it cost the Chiefs big time today. On one of Smith's rare deep balls, he overshot Albert Wilson on what would have been a 65-yard touchdown. Smith avoids turnovers, but his total unwillingness to shoot for big plays makes him a hard sell at $76 million. Kansas City hosts the Chargers in a pivotal divisional game in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 4:29 PM


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