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Kansas City Chiefs

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Jamaal Charles (ankle) will practice this week.

It's not exactly a surprise since Charles practiced last week, but he should be worked out with an eye toward starting against the Patriots. The game is on Monday night, so Charles will have an extra day to get ready after he couldn't convince the Chiefs' coaching staff to suit him up for Week 3. We tentatively expect Charles to start and serve in his normal role, sending handcuff Knile Davis back to the bench.
Sep 22 - 1:47 PM

Travis Kelce played on 47-of-72 snaps (65.2 percent) in Sunday's win at Miami.

It's up from 19 Week 1 snaps for Kelce and 32 snaps in Week 2. It shows that the Chiefs are seeing the truly special abilities their second-year tight end has, even if he was only targeted four times against the Dolphins. With his role increasing heading into a Week 4 Monday Night home game against the Patriots, Kelce is bordering on TE1 status. He's turned 15 targets into a 10-166-1 line this season.
Sep 22 - 9:42 AM

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

Alex Smith completed 19-of-25 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

He added 17 yards on two scrambles. Smith was sacked five times, including for a second-half safety, and also lost a fumble. But he resiliently bounced back every time, beating the Dolphins' blitzes with quick hitters and delivering red-zone strikes to Travis Kelce (20 yards), Joe McKnight (11 yards), and Joe McKnight (4 yards) for his hat trick of touchdowns. This was a promising effort from Kansas City after two terribly disappointing ones to open the season. Smith will be a high-end QB2 in Week 4 against the Patriots.
Sep 21 - 8:00 PM

Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray rushed four times for 18 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 romp over the Dolphins.

With Jamaal Charles (ankle) inactive, Gray scored a red-zone touchdown in garbage time. Gray is buried on the depth chart in Kansas City and has no fantasy value, whether it be in re-draft or Dynasty leagues.
Sep 21 - 7:51 PM

Chiefs TE Anthony Fasano caught 2-of-2 targets for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 3 tilt with the Dolphins.

Fasano's role remains locked in as Kansas City's blocking tight end, but he offers very little in the passing attack. He's a low-upside TE2 at most.
Sep 21 - 7:49 PM

Dwayne Bowe caught 3-of-5 targets for 32 yards in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

Since returning from his Week 1 suspension, Bowe has turned in stat lines of 3-40 and 3-32 without a touchdown. He's a mere WR4 in fantasy leagues.
Sep 21 - 7:48 PM

Chiefs RB Joe McKnight had one carry for three yards and caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

After playing zero snaps in Weeks 1-2, McKnight took over as the Chiefs' primary passing-game back in the absence of Jamaal Charles (ankle). While Knile Davis held down the run-game fort (32 carries), McKnight was utilized in obvious passing situations and scored twice on red-zone quick hitters delivered by Alex Smith. With Charles likely returning in Week 4 against New England, look for McKnight to go back to the bench.
Sep 21 - 7:45 PM

Travis Kelce caught 3-of-4 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

We're not entirely sure of Kelce's snap count, but it seemed to rise considerably this week, and he was consistently involved in red-zone packages. He showed off his impressive speed on a 20-yard TD sprint, beating several Dolphins defenders to the pylon. Seemingly on the verge of a monster game, Kelce has entered the low-end TE1 realm. The Chiefs play New England in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 7:37 PM

Knile Davis rushed 32 times for 132 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs downed the Dolphins 34-15 in Week 3.

He did fumble twice, losing one. The Dolphins held Davis to 4.1 yards per carry, but fantasy owners using him were always hanging their hat on volume. And they got it, as Kansas City leaned on its running game while nursing a lead for almost the entire game. The 32-carry workload is a reminder that Davis remains the most valuable handcuff in all of fantasy. It was slightly disappointing, however, to see passing-game back Joe McKnight "vulture" two receiving scores in the red zone, and Cyrus Gray to execute a six-yard TD in fourth-quarter garbage time. Look for Jamaal Charles (ankle) to return to the lineup next week against New England.
Sep 21 - 7:29 PM

Jamaal Charles is inactive for Week 3 against the Dolphins.

The Chiefs will attempt to feature Knile Davis at Miami. In addition to Charles, Kansas City's Week 3 inactives are QB Aaron Murray, WR Albert Wilson, RB De'Anthony Thonas, S Eric Berry, OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and DE Damion Square.
Sep 21 - 2:56 PM

FOX's Jay Glazer confirms that Jamaal Charles (ankle) is not expected to play in Sunday's late game against the Dolphins.

Charles clearly doesn't have a true high-ankle sprain, but he remains sore. Glazer said Andy Reid will likely err on the side of caution. "Unless something happens later today to convince Reid that Charles is 100 percent, Charles will be down today," said Glazer. Knile Davis can be penciled into lineups as a volume back against a very good Dolphins run defense.
Sep 21 - 12:29 PM

Appearing on GameDay Morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jamaal Charles (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins.

Rapoport reported earlier in the morning that Charles had a "real chance" to suit up against Miami. The Chiefs will put Charles through a pre-game workout, so he's still a true game-time decision. The situation remains fluid. If Charles can't go, Knile Davis will be dropped into his role as an every-down workhorse.
Sep 21 - 9:36 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jamaal Charles' ankle injury is more of a bruise than a high-ankle sprain, and he has a "real chance" to play against the Dolphins.

Charles is still considered a game-time decision, and a true 50-50 one. And unfortunately, the Chiefs and Dolphins don't kick off until 4:25 ET, so we may not know Charles' status before the early games start. Ideally, Charles owners would have Knile Davis rostered as a handcuff. As of right now, we can't feel all that comfortable with either Charles or Davis in daily-league lineups.
Sep 21 - 9:14 AM

Chiefs DB Ron Parker will start at safety against the Dolphins Week 3.

Parker opened the season at corner, but will switch back to safety with Eric Berry (ankle) set to miss Sunday's matchup with Miami. Parker played safety in college, and was used there at times during the offseason program. Berry is week-to-week with a sprained ankle.
Sep 20 - 10:25 AM

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