C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 4/21/17 11:19am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB C.J. Spiller has 'that speed and twitch back', according to general manager John Dorsey.
Huddle Up: Spiller will turn 30 this summer and hasn't been a fantasy factor since 2013, bouncing around the league for much of the last two years. Perhaps he can push Charcandrick West for some snaps behind Spencer Ware in 2017, but it seems just as likely he won't make the team.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 4/17/17 12:29pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (shoulder) is not expected to be completely healthy before the start of training camp, although he may participate in some light activities, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kelce underwent shoulder surgery earlier this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs may take it easy with their star tight end so as to not risky any aggravation. If he avoids any setbacks along the way, he should be full go before the regular season commences. Kelce deserves to be one of the first three tight ends drafted in 2017 after being the top scoring fantasy tight end last season.
Charcandrick West - RBPosted 4/17/17 12:58pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West has lost 10 pounds this offseason but is as strong as he was last year. He is optimistic that he'll be able to be more explosive in 2017.
Huddle Up: West will likely back up Spencer Ware as long as Ware is healthy, although they could make up a formidable committee. West was a big help to Ware and the Chiefs with Jamaal Charles sidelined last season. He'll be one of the top handcuff options in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Cairo Santos - PKPosted 4/17/17 2:49pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs restricted free-agent PK Cairo Santos signed his exclusive rights tender Monday, April 17.
Huddle Up: Santos has been one of the better kickers in the NFL the last two years. Kickers should be selected in the latest rounds of fantasy drafts, but Santos deserves to be one of the first kickers drafted.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 4/14/17 7:35pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware has a place in the offense, according to head coach Andy Reid. 'I'm a big Spencer Ware fan,' Reid said. 'Well, the kid's dirty tough. He's going to give you an honest down every snap. He's not real fancy ? that's not his deal, but he can block, he can catch and he can run.'
Huddle Up: Kansas City could bolster its backfield before the start of the season, but if Ware breaks camp as the starter, he can provide RB2 production.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 4/13/17 5:42pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (shoulder) is expected to be '100 percent for training camp,' according to general manager John Dorsey, who added that he is 'ahead' from a rehabilitation standpoint.
Huddle Up: Kelce underwent shoulder surgery in February, but fortunately, it looks like that won't impede the star tight end going into the new season. As a result, owners shouldn't let that affect his status on draft day, as it appears Kelce can be selected with confidence in hopes of him providing top-five production at his position. He's worth the investment given his role in the offense.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 3/16/17 5:25pm ET
Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) 'had a good visit' with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, March 16, but ultimately left without signing a contract. Charles also may be visiting another team next week, though the identity of that franchise isn't known.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks just signed Eddie Lacy, and considering they also have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the roster, there just doesn't seem to be a fit here now. Charles was one of the league's top running backs when healthy, but over the past two seasons, he's managed to suit up in only eight games combined. His next destination will determine how much fantasy value he has entering his age-30 season.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 3/13/17 2:37pm ET
Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) will visit the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Charles is what many would consider washed up at this point in his career. His extensive injury history has caught up to him as he has only played in eight games over the last two seasons. Even if he signed with the Seahawks, he would be splitting snaps with Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise. At 30 years old, Charles is too big of a risk to be drafted as more than an RB4.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 3/12/17 4:12pm ET
Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) is scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks in the near future.
Huddle Up: Charles has not received a lot of interest this offseason, but the Seahawks have been checking in on several running backs. He probably would not be the starting running back if he joined Seattle but probably should have a solid role. Charles could be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues depending in his role.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 3/9/17 5:27am ET
Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) has mutual interest in the Seattle Seahawks, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Charles has missed a large part of the last two years, and there are questions what is left in the tank now that he's north of 30. It's worth noting that he has only played 16 games three times in nine seasons, and he's probably an RB3 at this point.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 3/5/17 10:03am ET
Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) is finding a cool market for his services at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Huddle Up: Charles is available to sign immediately after the Kansas City Chiefs cut him last week, but he may be waiting a while before finding his new employer. The 30-year-old makes sense as a short-term answer for the Philadelphia Eagles, but he will have to prove his knees are healthy first. While Charles could conceivably start in Philly, his days as a regular fantasy starter are almost certainly over.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 3/1/17 2:24pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (shoulder) recently underwent offseason shoulder surgery, according to head coach Andy Reid. Reid said he believes Kelce would miss some offseason workouts but should be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Kelce likely will not be on the field much this offseason but does not appear to be in danger of missing any playing time. He recorded 1,125 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 2016 and should be a big part of the team's passing game next season. Kelce should be a weekly starting option for owners and probably will be one of the first tight ends selected in drafts.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 3/1/17 6:19pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson suggested Wednesday, March 1, he will look into whether or not free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) is a fit in Philadelphia. Pederson served as Charles' offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-15.
Huddle Up: Assuming Charles is cleared medically in the near future, this marriage makes a ton of sense because of Philadelphia's need for a lead runner, Charles' familiarity with Peterson and the fact he should come fairly cheap (given his recent injury history), which is a necessity for the cap-strapped Eagles. Charles is going to be hard to trust in fantasy as anything more than a risky flex regardless of where he winds up, but he could salvage some value if he can stay healthy in Philly.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 2/28/17 11:16am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is expected to be released by the team Tuesday, Feb. 28, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: The move will clear $6.2 million in salary cap space and makes it much more palatable for the Chiefs to fit Eric Berry's new large contract onto the team payroll. Charles is one of the top running backs of his generation, but he has only 83 carries since the end of the 2014 season. His 2016 season was a complete wash as he battled injuries to both knees. The 30-year-old should find a job on the open market, but he'll probably be paid like a backup and his days as a fantasy superstar are likely over.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 2/28/17 12:13pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was released Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs could afford to make this move considering Charles' age, injury history and the players behind him. Spencer Ware will be the main man in the Chiefs' backfield going forward, with Charcandrick West playing a complementary role. Ware proved himself worthy of starting status last year in Charles' absence and should be drafted as a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 2/28/17 6:03pm ET
Updating a previous story, Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) was released Tuesday, Feb. 28, with a 'failed physical' designation.
Huddle Up: NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day Charles is 'healthy', but it appears the 30-year-old's may need a bit more time to fully recover from the knee injuries that have ruined the better part of his last two seasons. He should find a new job quickly once he is medically cleared, but his days as a trusted feature back are probably over.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 2/27/17 8:19pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt reiterated what head coach Andy Reid has been saying throughout the offseason, that QB Alex Smith will continue to be the starting quarterback 'going into 2017.'
Huddle Up: The Chiefs, like a handful of other clubs, have been linked to Tony Romo, but Hunt, Reid and general manager John Dorsey have all publicly stated their support of Smith over the past number of weeks. And who can blame them? Since arriving in Kansas City in 2013, the former No. 1 overall draft pick has accumulated 76 touchdown passes compared to just 28 interceptions. Furthermore, he's completed higher than 65 percent of his throws. He deserves to remain the starter.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 2/25/17 11:42am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles could be an option for the Philadelphia Eagles if he is released by the Chiefs, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Tim McManus. The Eagles will be looking to add at running back this offseason and Charles has worked with head coach Doug Pederson when Pederson was the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Charles is expected to be available in free agency and may not be able to find a starting job because of his recent injury history. He would be part of a committee if he signed with the Eagles but likely would have a solid role in the offense. He will be a risky option for owners but could be a No. 3 fantasy running back depending on his role.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 2/19/17 12:45pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware rushed for 478 yards and one touchdown at home this season and rushed for 443 yards and two touchdowns on the road.
Huddle Up: Ware was the starting running back for most of the 2016 season and could start again in 2017 if Jamaal Charles is released. He should have a solid offense role next season and can be a No. 2 running back for fantasy owners.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 2/19/17 6:52pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce ranked second in the NFL with 655 yards after catch in 2016, and he was the only tight end to rank in the top 15 in the category.
Huddle Up: Kelce possesses rare athleticism for the tight position, and he has seen his receptions, targets and yards all increase in each of his first three years. You can make a strong argument that Kelce is the safest TE1 heading into 2017.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 2/12/17 2:55pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is expected to be released this offseason in order for the team to create salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Charles has dealt with knee injuries over the last two seasons and likely will be a free agent this offseason. Charles may not be able to handle a full workload anymore but could have a solid role for a team. Charles can be a No. 3 running back for fantasy owners depending on his team.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 2/9/17 10:57am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is working hard in order to be ready for the 2017 season, according to general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey said he does not know what will happen in March but sees Charles as a member of the team at this point.
Huddle Up: Charles has been limited to eight games over the last two seasons and is still dealing with a knee injury. It is not known if Charles will remain with the Chiefs since they have Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West on the roster. Owners in fantasy leagues should monitor his situation because his fantasy value will depend on his role with a team.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 2/1/17 7:28pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill will continue to see snaps at running back as well as receiver moving forward, according to head coach Andy Reid. 'We?re asking him to do some running back and we?re asking him to do some wide receiver. ? He?s innately very intelligent; he?s a smart, smart kid. Picks it up easy. And to do all the things (we did) with him is ridiculous. ? I said that about DeSean (Jackson), I said that about (Jeremy) Maclin ... how did they get to play so much as rookies? Because they were smart,' Reid said.
Huddle Up: After years of trying to land a gadget-play specialist, the Chiefs found their man in Hill in the fifth round of the NFL Draft last spring. The West Alabama product scored a team-high 12 touchdowns as a rookie, doing so as a runner, receiver and returner. While Maclin figures to remain the top wideout in Kansas City for the foreseeable future, Hill should expect to see his offensive role grow as the Chiefs' need for a big-play threat will only increase if the team parts ways with Jamaal Charles in the near future.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 1/28/17 10:59am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught 19 passes for 261 yards and one touchdown against the Denver Broncos this season.
Huddle Up: Kelce averaged 9.5 catches, 130.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns against the Broncos this season and led all tight ends with 1,125 yards during the regular season. Kelce should be one of the most attractive tight ends in fantasy leagues next season and should be a weekly starting option.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 1/26/17 7:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill could double his snap count in 2017, according to head coach Andy Reid. 'He was averaging 35 plays a game,' Reid said Thursday, Jan. 26. 'Maybe he can double that or at least take it up a couple notches and allow him to get in more in a starting role.'
Huddle Up: Hill emerged as an explosive weapon for Kansas City in the second half of the season, and more touches would mean more chances for Hill to break big plays. He will have WR2 upside, but he will likely be a boom-or-bust option from one game to the next.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 1/22/17 9:42am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles may be a candidate to be released this offseason because he is scheduled to make $7 million in 2017 and dealt with knee injuries this season. Charles could return if the two sides can agree on a restructured contract.
Huddle Up: Charles was limited to 40 yards on 12 carries during the season and has dealt with injuries in the past, so he could hit the free-agent market this offseason. It is not known if Charles will be a starting running back in 2017 but he should have a solid role for a team. Charles probably can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back depending on his role.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 1/16/17 10:58am ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith was given a vote of confidence Monday, Jan. 16, in regards to holding onto the starting job in 2017. Head coach Andy Reid told reporters: 'Do I still think we can win with Alex? Yeah, we were right there.'
Huddle Up: With weapons like Travis Kelce, Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill, a less risk-averse quarterback might be able to put up low-end QB1 numbers in Kansas City. Instead, Reid is apparently willing to live through another season of conservative offense and presumably another short playoff stay with Smith as his guy. The Chiefs would be wise to at least consider the heir apparent at the position in April's draft.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 1/15/17 9:38pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 20 of 34 for 172 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Jan. 15.
Huddle Up: It's hard to tell whether Smith was hampered by the Steelers' solid defense or by the weather conditions, but Kansas City's offense had one passing touchdown and one rushing score. Smith has some limitations that make him no better than a QB2 in most drafts entering 2017, but it could be much worse for the Chiefs.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 1/15/17 10:16pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill was held to three rushing attempts for 18 yards and four catches for 27 yards in an 18-16 loss Sunday, Jan. 15, to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: It's clear Pittsburgh knew Hill would be a prominent part of Kansas City's offense and acted to shut him down. The gambit worked. Hill may be a decent WR2 candidate heading into next season, but draft him as a return specialist if you can. Leagues with KR or PR positions will benefit greatly.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 1/15/17 10:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware ran eight times for 35 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Ware's low output was the result of Pittsburgh's stifling run defense, which forced Alex Smith to have to throw more. There was some success on both the running and passing game, but Ware will likely go back into a reduced role next year with Jamaal Charles likely returning. He might make a good handcuff pick, however.
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