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Travis Kelce (ribs) was limited in Chiefs' practice Wednesday.

Kelce is day to day with rib soreness. It's not something that should sideline him for Week 8, but could impact his snap count. Kelce's status will be updated again on Thursday.
Oct 22 - 6:35 PM

Travis Kelce played on 40-of-75 snaps in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

The 53.3 percent rate is actually less than what Kelce had played over the previous three weeks (59.1 percent). It confirms that the Chiefs did not come out of the bye with an emphasis on featuring Kelce more, as he had zero first-half targets and finished with just 4-33-0. Owners need to stop banging their heads against a brick wall and expecting Andy Reid to unleash Kelce fully -- it's clear that's not in the immediate plans, especially after an excellent road win. He'll be a boom-or-bust TE1 against the Rams in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 11:53 AM

De'Anthony Thomas notched three touches for 26 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers.

Thomas rushed once for five yards, adding two catches for 21 yards. Thomas looked plenty slippery with the ball, but isn't going to get enough looks to come into re-draft value.
Oct 19 - 8:21 PM

Anthony Fasano was held without a catch in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers.

The catch-less effort was Fasano's second in three games. He also committed an offensive pass interference penalty, negating a Travis Kelce grab. Fasano is rapidly falling off the TE2 radar.
Oct 19 - 8:19 PM

Making another start in place of Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins caught 2-of-2 targets for 37 yards.

Jenkins made a comically poor effort at a third target, but it was wiped out by a roughing-the-passer penalty. Jenkins nearly redeemed himself in the third quarter, but inexplicably stepped out of bounds on what could have been a 72-yard touchdown. That's Jenkins' career in a nutshell. He remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Oct 19 - 8:17 PM

Junior Hemingway suffered a hamstring injury in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers.

Hemingway went down late in the first half. He muffed his lone target for a brutal drop. Hemingway should be considered week to week.
Oct 19 - 8:16 PM

Knile Davis rushed 10 times for 25 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers, adding one catch for an additional 11 yards.

Davis was utilized extensively as a breather back for Jamaal Charles, but that's all he was. Charles out-touched his talented backup 24-11. Davis' elite handcuff status has been well established, but he's a low-end RB4 as a standalone option.
Oct 19 - 8:12 PM

Travis Kelce caught 4-of-4 targets for 33 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers.

Kelce had a fifth grab wiped out by an offensive pass interference call on Anthony Fasano. Kelce ripped off back-to-back gains of 16 and eight yards on the Chiefs' game-winning drive, but was bafflingly limited to just two targets beforehand. It was confounding usage from coach Andy Reid, who watched Junior Hemingway and Dwayne Bowe commit brutal drops, and A.J. Jenkins display stunningly-little awareness. Kelce is the Chiefs' most-effective pass catcher not named Jamaal Charles, but until Reid starts utilizing him as such, he'll remain a boom-or-bust TE1.
Oct 19 - 8:08 PM

Dwayne Bowe caught 5-of-7 targets for 84 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers.

Bowe made some extremely tough-handed grabs while flashing nice agility, but also committed a brutal third-down drop. The 84 yards were Bowe's most of the season, which should tell you all you need to know about his fantasy value. Bowe has yet to find the end zone in 2014. He's a WR4/5.
Oct 19 - 7:43 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed 22 times for 95 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers, adding two catches for an additional 12 yards.

In the process, Charles passed Priest Holmes to become the Chiefs' all-time leading rusher. Holmes managed 6,070 yards on the ground as a Chief. Charles is now at 6,113. Charles took a thundering, mid-air hit from former teammate Brandon Flowers on his touchdown, but it was Flowers who ended up leaving the game with a concussion. Charles gets the Rams' soft run defense in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 7:30 PM

Alex Smith completed 19-of-28 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown in Kansas City's 23-20, Week 7 win over the Chargers, adding six rushes for 29 yards.

Smith kept the chains moving on a day even where he was badly hurt by drops from his pass catchers. The turnover-free performance was his fourth in six games this season, though he has just nine total touchdowns. Smith is averaging 212 passing yards, and has 138 yards on the ground. He'll remain a mid-range QB2 for next week's game with the Rams.
Oct 19 - 7:21 PM

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

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Still battling through a high ankle sprain, Berry suffered a setback on either Wednesday or Thursday. With Berry on the shelf, Kansas City has among the weakest safety play in football. They're playing Philip Rivers this week.
Oct 17 - 2:11 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) was downgraded to "DNP" on Thursday.

It's a bad sign for Berry's Week 7 status after he returned to limited practice on Wednesday, but it's possible the Chiefs are just managing his reps. His status will be updated sometime in the next 72 hours.
Oct 16 - 5:59 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry has resumed practicing.

Berry appears to have a shot at returning after missing the last three games due to a high ankle sprain. IDP owners should get the three-time Pro Bowler back on their radar as a DB2.
Oct 16 - 8:31 AM


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