Player News - Chiefs

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Jamaal Charles (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

There's yet to be an indication this will be the week Charles makes his 2016 debut. We should get official word on Friday.
Sep 29 - 5:27 PM

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters (illness) sat out Thursday's practice.

It is the second miss in a row for Peters, who is suffering from the flu. There is not much reason to worry about his Week 4 availability. Peters should see plenty of Antonio Brown Sunday night.
Sep 29 - 12:54 PM

Charcandrick West (ankle) will not practice Thursday.

It is his second missed session in a row, which puts his availability for this weekend in serious doubt. Spencer Ware should dominate work against the Steelers.
Sep 29 - 12:50 PM

Jamaal Charles (knee) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

Another day, another limited practice for Charles. ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher said it's "difficult to picture" Charles playing against the Steelers on Sunday night unless he returns to a full practice at some point during the week. Look for Spencer Ware to carry the mail again in Week 4.
Sep 28 - 5:56 PM

Charcandrick West (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Spencer Ware badly out-snapped West 45-15 last week against the Jets, and this may be part of the reason. If West sits Week 4 against the Steelers and Jamaal Charles (knee) isn't ready, Ware could have a massive workload.
Sep 28 - 12:54 PM

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 3.

The Chiefs picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick a whopping six times last Sunday, and ballhawk Peters got him twice. The first led to the Chiefs' lone offensive touchdown. Last year's No. 18 overall pick, Peters has flashed big time playmaking ability through 19 career games. He already has 12 interceptions.
Sep 28 - 12:38 PM

Spencer Ware played 71 percent of the Chiefs' snaps in Week 3, compared to 22 percent for Charcandrick West.

That's compared to 54 percent for Ware and 39 percent for West in Week 2. Ware is distancing himself from his committee partner, and should be in for another big workload against the Steelers on Sunday night. Jamaal Charles seems to be at least another week away.
Sep 27 - 5:52 PM

Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "there's a chance" Jamaal Charles (knee) returns for Week 4.

It's basically what Reid's been saying for weeks. We'd bet on Charles missing his fourth straight game, and for Spencer Ware to once again carry the mail in Kansas City's backfield. Charles' status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Sep 26 - 1:22 PM

Chris Conley caught 3-of-5 targets for 44 yards Week 3 against the Jets.

Conley got open for a chunk gain on a play action pass in the third quarter, but otherwise was quiet. The No. 3 option in a run-first offense, Conley would need an injury ahead of him to come into fantasy value.
Sep 25 - 8:06 PM

Jeremy Maclin caught 4-of-7 targets for 35 yards in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Jets.

Maclin and the entire passing game was allowed to rest on their laurels with the Jets spinning their wheels in the second half, but Maclin missed a couple opportunities before the break to have a much bigger game. He had a long pass down the right sideline bounce off his shoulder pads, and he failed to get his head around on another long pass down the seam on the next play. Either play would have made his line look a lot better. Despite the mediocre day, Maclin is as solid a WR2 as there is in the game. He should be starting in most leagues against the Steelers next Sunday night.
Sep 25 - 7:59 PM

Spencer Ware rushed 20 times for 75 yards and hauled in his only target for 8 yards in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Jets.

The final line is not impressive, but Ware was again even against a tough run defense. He easily picked through traffic on inside runs, showed the burst to do damage in the open field, and had a great hesitation move to get the corner on what should have been a six-yard touchdown in the second half, although it was ruled he fumbled into the end zone on review. Ware has proven himself to be an above-average back, and he will have a role even when Jamaal Charles returns.
Sep 25 - 7:54 PM

Alex Smith completed 25-of-33 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Jets.

Smith's touchdown came on an easy short throw to Travis Kelce, who did the rest with a dive for the pylon. Smith was on pace for a bigger game at halftime, but the Jets’ inability to do anything on offense allowed the Chiefs to just sit on the ball and limited him to just 11 passes in the second half. More concerning for his fantasy value, Smith had zero rushing attempts outside of three kneel-downs and has just 14 yards on the ground through three games. If he is not running, he is not worth using in standard leagues. He will be a low-end QB2 on Sunday night against the Steelers.
Sep 25 - 7:52 PM

Travis Kelce caught 6-of-7 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown Week 3 against the Jets.

The Jets had no idea what to do with Kelce Sunday. He got open twice on shallow crossers early in the game in the red zone, diving for the pylon on a 12-yard touchdown on the first and getting tackled at the three on the other. He failed to convert on a screen on the next play. Kelce started the second half with a big play as well, easily running away from Calvin Pryor on a slant and running over Marcus Gilchrist to finish the run. He likely could have had an even bigger game, but the Jets' ineptitude on offense allowed the Chiefs to sit on the ball in the second half. Kelce’s upside is limited by his offense, but he is among the most reliable options in the league. He will be a solid TE1 on Sunday night against the Steelers.
Sep 25 - 7:32 PM

Chiefs declared RB Jamaal Charles, OL Parker Ehinger, OL Jah Reid, QB Tyler Bray, LB Sam Barrington, WR De'Anthony Thomas, and CB Kenneth Acker inactive for Week 3 against the Jets.

The Chiefs will get RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back after he sat out last week with an ankle injury, but he will not start. Charles saw some practice reps with the first-team and coach Andy Reid suggested he could be back next week, but his return date is still up in the air. Spencer Ware will continue to start as long as Charles is out.
Sep 25 - 2:57 PM

Jamaal Charles (knee) is out for Week 3 against the Jets.

He was listed as doubtful on Friday despite seeing some practice reps with the first-team offense this week. Coach Andy Reid suggested Charles could play in Week 4 against Pittsburgh. Spencer Ware will carry the rushing load again on Sunday. For the season, he's out-touched Charcandrick West 30-16.
Sep 25 - 8:05 AM


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