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Dwayne Bowe (illness, questionable) didn't practice all week, but is expected to play Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Coach Andy Reid said he's planning on having Bowe out there against the Steelers. Pittsburgh is without SS Troy Polamalu and LCB Ike Taylor. If Bowe were ever going to score a touchdown, this week is as good a bet as any.
Dec 19 - 3:38 PM

Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Charles is banged up, but he's proven effective at playing through minor injuries. He's locked in as a top-three RB1 against the Steelers' soft defense. Coach Andy Reid often loses the plot, but we expect him to feed Charles in a game the Chiefs have to win.
Dec 18 - 4:59 PM

Dwayne Bowe (flu) is not practicing Thursday.

Bowe also sat out Wednesday's session. He'll likely be fine for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but is a WR4 even in ideal matchups like this one. Bowe has zero touchdowns in 13 games played this season.
Dec 18 - 12:52 PM

Travis Kelce has played on 80.4 percent of the snaps the last two weeks.

Kelce's usage has quietly spiked recently even though Anthony Fasano has been healthy. Kelce ran a season-high 46 routes in Week 14 and backed that up by running 30 in Week 15 -- his third-highest mark of the season. Over the last month, Kelce is fantasy's No. 4 tight end and faces a Steelers defense burnable in every facet this week. He's clearly in play as a TE1 for both season-long and daily players.
Dec 18 - 11:40 AM

Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited Wednesday.

The Chiefs removed Charles late in Sunday's win over the Raiders, but he's expected to play through his knee and ankle injuries. Charles is a high-end RB1 for Week 16 against the Steelers.
Dec 17 - 6:03 PM

Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines and DE Allen Bailey remain in the league's concussion protocol.

Gaines suffered his concussion in Week 14, while Bailey has been sidelined since Week 13. Journeyman Jamell Fleming has been forced into heavy snaps in Gaines' absence.
Dec 15 - 1:54 PM

Jamaal Charles expressed frustration with the coaches coddling him in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Charles admitted his knee and ankle bothered him slightly during the game, but nothing that he couldn't play very effectively through. He seemed most frustrated by the coaches yanking him after a big collision near the goal-line. Knile Davis scored on the very next play. "I wanted to play the game. These injuries this year have been killing me this year. It's part of the game but I've got to get over it," said Charles, who finished with 12 carries for 52 yards.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 14 - 9:16 PM

Albert Wilson caught 3-of-5 targets for 69 yards Week 15 against the Raiders.

Wilson caught a 48-yard bomb from Alex Smith in the second quarter and showed sticky hands on a couple underneath throws. Wilson has shown well in two starts with Donnie Avery (groin) sidelined and could carve out a role as a slot receiver in Kansas City. He is a name to monitor in deep PPR Dynasty formats.
Dec 14 - 5:40 PM

Travis Kelce caught 5-of-6 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Raiders.

Kelce was targeted twice on the first drive of the game and was involved in the passing game throughout. His score came on a 20-yard catch in the third quarter. Kelce caught a quick slant at around the 15-yard line and then ran through four Raiders' defenders into the end zone. Kelce has all the makings of a fantasy superstar, but he is somewhat limited by the Chiefs' offense. He will still be a low-end TE1 Week 15 against the Steelers.
Dec 14 - 5:11 PM

Dwayne Bowe caught 3-of-7 targets for 69 yards Week 15 against the Raiders.

Bowe's 37-yard catch in the second quarter was his longest reception of the year, and he was ruled out of bounds on another long catch. Bowe had more than 45 yards in a game for the first time since Week 10, and it was only the fourth time all season he surpassed 60 yards receiving. Even with the "breakout," Bowe should not be owned in standard leagues.
Dec 14 - 5:04 PM

Knile Davis rushed nine times for 11 yards and a score and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass Week 15 against the Raiders.

Jamaal Charles was knocked out of the game by a big hit inside the Raiders' five late in the third quarter. Davis entered the game and scored on a three-yard rush the next play. Charles was cleared of a concussion on the sidelines, but Davis ended up closing out the blowout win. Davis' best play of the game was a 70-yard catch-and-run touchdown in which he simply ran away from the Raiders' defense. Davis is nothing but a handcuff for Jamaal Charles, but he would be an RB1 if Charles ever went down.
Dec 14 - 4:27 PM

Alex Smith completed 18-of-30 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns Week 15 against the Raiders.

With the running game struggling early, the Chiefs opened up the playbook against what had been a solid Raiders secondary. Smith completed deep passes to both Dwayne Bowe and Albert Wilson and seemed much more willing to take deep shots than he has at any point this season. The 297 yards were the most for Smith since Week 5 of 2012 when he was a 49er. Kansas City started to open up the offense late last season, and there is a chance they are following the same script this time around. Smith will be a decent QB2 against the Steelers Week 16.
Dec 14 - 4:16 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed 12 times for 52 yards in the Chiefs' Week 15 blowout of the Raiders.

Charles took a big hit inside the five late in the third quarter. He was cleared of a concussion on the sidelines, but only saw one more snap in a game the Chiefs were winning comfortably. Charles did not appear to be limited by his ankle and knee woes, but he failed to reach 100 yards or score a touchdown for the first time since Week 5. Charles will be a high-end starting option against the Steelers next week.
Dec 14 - 4:16 PM

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) was declared inactive for Week 15 against the Raiders.

Avery got in a full practice on Thursday and Friday and was fully expected to play. He either suffered a setback or is a healthy scratch. Rookie slot man Albert Wilson will get his second straight start for the Chiefs.
Dec 14 - 11:41 AM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali is active for Week 15 against the Raiders.

Hali missed two practices this week, but he will be available on at least a limited basis against Oakland. Hali has five sacks opposite Justin Houston this season. The Chiefs declared QB Aaron Murray, WR Donnie Avery, CB Phillip Gaines, OL Eric Kush, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, TE Richard Gordon and DE Allen Bailey inactive against the Raiders.
Dec 14 - 11:33 AM

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