Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 9/19/17 5:31pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt lead the NFL with six big-play rushes - defined as runs that cover more than 10 yards - through two games.
Huddle Up: Unsurprisingly, Hunt leads the league in rushing with 229 yards, while Cook is third with a NFC-best 191. Hunt's five total touchdowns are tied for the second-most by any player in his first two career games, while his 355 scrimmage yards is the fourth-highest total by a rookie in his team's first two games in league history. Cook only needs to find the end zone - he has yet to do so - with some regularity before ascending into fantasy RB1 territory.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/17/17 2:07pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught eight passes for 103 yards and scored a go-ahead touchdown on a 15-yard catch as the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-20, on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Kelce only missed two of his targets, suggesting a solid day for the tight end. He appears to have strong rapport with QB Alex Smith in the Chiefs offense, and that's a big chunk of what you need. Kelce remains a strong TE1 option.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 9/17/17 1:55pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt had 13 carries for 81 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 17. He also caught all three of his targeted passes for 28 yards.
Huddle Up: Facing two strong teams out of the starting gate, Hunt has been quite impressive. It has been a solid debut for Hunt, who is gaining status as an RB1 option with each carry. Scoring and yardage leagues will benefit from Hunt's fleet feet.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 9/17/17 2:21pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith was 21-for-28 for 251 yards and scored one touchdown in a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: The one touchdown happened to be a go-ahead score to Travis Kelce. Smith only missed on seven of his passes, so with an approximate hit rate of 75 percent that constitutes a good day. And the Chiefs are 2-0, which is even bigger. Smith's first two starts help him maintain status as a QB1 option.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 9/9/17 7:37pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce endorsed QB Alex Smith as the starting quarterback. 'He's my quarterback,' Kelce said. 'I'll take him every single day of the week, no matter what.'
Huddle Up: Smith had a monster game against the Patriots in Week 1, but fantasy owners shouldn't overreact. He is still more of a game manager than a playmaker, and he remains a QB2.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/7/17 11:20am ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce will be the focus of the New England Patriots' defense Thursday, Sept. 7. SS Patrick Chung is expected to cover Kelce for the majority of the game, but there are packages designed to give Chung help with Kelce.
Huddle Up: Successfully limiting Kelce would create more opportunities for Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley in the passing game. The bottom line is that the only Chiefs that should be in starting lineups tonight are Kelce, who is still comfortably in TE1 territory, Hill and Kareem Hunt.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 9/7/17 9:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (cramps) limped to the locker room with trainers against the New England Patriots Thursday, Sept. 7, with cramps but is probable to return.
Huddle Up: Hill's fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief that he isn't dealing with a serious injury. His owners can also celebrate Hill looking the part of a No. 1 receiver. He had seven catches for 133 yards and a score before exiting, showcasing his WR2 ceiling.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 9/7/17 9:18pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith completed 28 of 35 passes for 368 yards and four touchdowns against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 7. It was Smith's first 300-plus-yard passing game since Week 1 of 2016.
Huddle Up: Not only was Smith efficient, he had two completions of more than 70 yards -- a rarity in Kansas City's usually conservative attack. While it's unwise to overreact to a single performance, there's no question the Chiefs' offense looked more dynamic than it has in years with Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt looking like playmakers. If Smith went undrafted, he'd be worth bringing on board as your No. 2 passer.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 9/7/17 9:27pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt ran 17 times for 148 yards (8.7 YPC), caught five passes for 98 yards (19.6 YPR) and scored three times in Week 1 against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: If you were wondering about the distribution of carries between Hunt and Charcandrick West heading into Thursday, wonder no more. After an early fumble, Hunt turned 22 total touches into 246 yards and three touchdowns while West had one carry and one reception. It's a long season, but Hunt looks like a legitimate featured back and possible weekly play as a high-end RB2 with RB1 potential.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 9/7/17 9:37pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill registered seven receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown against the New England Patriots in Week 1.
Huddle Up: This was Hill's debut as KC's No. 1 receiver, and he responded by leading the club in receptions and receiving yards (it was also a career high in yardage) despite having his night cut short with cramps. He looked every bit a legit WR2 for fantasy owners, and his speed makes him a dangerous option week in and week out.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/7/17 9:52pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce was held to 40 yards on five receptions against the New England Patriots Thursday, Sept. 7. He added a four-yard carry.
Huddle Up: Most of Kelce's meager contributions came on shovel passes, but it's nothing to worry about long term. Bill Belichick's gameplan is always to take away an opponent's top weapon, and Kelce had six performances of fewer than 40 yards in 2016 when he finished with 1,125 receiving yards. Stay the course.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/6/17 5:57pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Kelce will have a big role in the passing game against the New England Patriots this week and should be a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.
Cairo Santos - PKPosted 9/6/17 6:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs PK Cairo Santos (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Santos will return to the field after missing a few weeks during the preseason. He can be considered a starting kicker in most fantasy leagues.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/5/17 12:57pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (calf) was limited in practice Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Kelce should take the field Thursday night as long as there aren't any setbacks leading up to then. The fifth-year tight end is due for a big season, especially with Jeremy Maclin out of town. He's a weekly start unless injured.
Cairo Santos - PKPosted 9/5/17 1:01pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs PK Cairo Santos (groin) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Santos has finished as a top six fantasy kicker in each of the last two seasons. Start him on a weekly basis as long as he's healthy.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 9/5/17 5:29pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt will be the team's 'regular featured back' against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 7, according to ESPN.com's Adam Teicher.
Huddle Up: This story has taken a few twists and turns over the last few days with coordinator Matt Nagy hinting at a committee Monday, but that seems unlikely given how Charcandrick West has failed to distinguish himself in 2016 or during the preseason. West will probably log about five or so touches per game and Tyreek Hill may steal a few carries here and there, but this is shaping up to be Hunt's backfield for as long as he can handle it.
Cairo Santos - PKPosted 9/4/17 3:07pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs PK Cairo Santos (groin) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Santos should be ready to play after missing several preseason games because of his groin injury. He can be a solid option in fantasy leagues this season.
Travis Kelce - TEPosted 9/4/17 3:06pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (calf) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Kelce missed time during the preseason because of the injury but appears to be on track to play in Week 1. He is one of the more productive tight ends in the NFL and should be a starting option in all leagues.
C.J. Spiller - RBPosted 9/2/17 3:05pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB C.J. Spiller was released Saturday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: In a backfield down its incumbent starter, Spiller still couldn't make the final roster. Consider him officially hopeless, if you had not already.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 8/30/17 12:10pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) will have immediate surgery to repair a torn posterior collateral ligament and lateral collateral ligament. He will not play in 2017 and faces a rigorous rehabilitation program.
Huddle Up: Kareem Hunt is clearly the running back to own in Kansas City now, with Charcandrick West serving as the next man up. Ware can be safely dropped in redraft leagues, while Hunt warrants low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 consideration.
Cairo Santos - PKPosted 8/28/17 7:54am ET
Kansas City Chiefs PK Cairo Santos (groin) should return to practice this week. He's only slated to kick field goals, but he should be ready for the season.
Huddle Up: Santos has been a steady option to use in fantasy and remain such this season. Look for him after the first few kickers are off the board.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 8/27/17 9:02am ET
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn PCL and has additional damage to his LCL, according to team trainer Rick Burkholder, whose staff believes Ware 'probably needs season-ending surgery.' Head coach Andy Reid has already designated rookie Kareem Hunt as the 'next man up.'
Huddle Up: It appears as Hunt's fantasy stock can officially skyrocket. Already ticketed for something of a feature-back role for the six-to-eight weeks Ware was initially expected to miss, the rookie enters the high-end RB2/low-end RB1 conversation. There's an outside chance in less competitive leagues Hunt will drop to the fourth round, but he may go as early as the late second or early third round now.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 8/26/17 10:43am ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) is expected to return before the end of the season, but head coach Andy Reid acknowledges there is much uncertainty regarding his situation. 'It's not one of those things that's just clear-cut, end of the season. That's not what it is right now. We've got to go through the whole process here in this case,' Reid said.
Huddle Up: Early speculation - and that is all it is at this point - has Ware missing roughly four to six weeks with a PCL injury, but owners drafting this weekend will want to continue checking for updates on a regular basis before investing either a late pick on Ware or spending a third- or fourth-round pick on rookie Kareem Hunt. Stay tuned.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 8/26/17 11:17am ET
Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) could miss as little as two weeks because of his knee injury or could miss as much as eight weeks, according to a source. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI Saturday, Aug. 26, to determine the severity of the injury.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to look for a better timetable for Ware's recovery because it affects the value of some players. Ware should continue to be considered a low-end No. 2 running back if he only misses a few weeks. Kareem Hunt would move up draft boards and be a No. 2 fantasy back if Ware misses closer to eight weeks.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 8/26/17 5:27pm ET
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) suffered damage to his LCL and PCL, although NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the tests on Ware's knee to this point have been inconclusive.
Huddle Up: It's rarely a good sign when MRIs come up inconclusive, but moderate LCL and PCL sprains would fall under the six-to-eight week timeline that has been reported for Ware. Either way, rookie Kareem Hunt is in the driver's seat to become the feature back in Kansas City for at least the first month of the season, and possibly longer if he starts out the season fast. While Hunt will likely begin to come off the board in the fourth round of fantasy drafts now, Ware may go undrafted in shallow leagues.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 8/25/17 5:15pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Owners should look for an update on Ware's status after the game to see if he will miss extended time. Kareem Hunt likely would receive a much bigger role in the offense if Ware misses significant time and would be a No. 2 fantasy running back in most leagues. Ware can still be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if his injury is considered minor.
Kareem Hunt - RBPosted 8/25/17 8:31pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt carried a team-high nine times for 39 yards in a 26-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason Friday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Hunt was already making a case to split time with Spencer Ware, and Ware suffered a potentially serious knee injury Friday. If Ware misses time, Hunt would instantly become a RB2 candidate.
Spencer Ware - RBPosted 8/25/17 8:55pm ET
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) likely suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury Friday, Aug. 25, but he will have an MRI Saturday, Aug. 26, to determine the extent of the injury.
Huddle Up: While Ware may have avoided a season-ending injury, a PCL injury could still mean a lengthy recovery. Either way, Kareem Hunt's stock is on the rise, and he looks like a low-end RB2 or strong RB3.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 8/25/17 9:05pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs RB Alex Smith completed seven of his 17 passes for 44 yards in a 26-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason Friday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Smith isn't known for big stat lines, but this was ugly even by his standards. His complete lack of upside limits him to low-end QB2 status.
Tyreek Hill - WRPosted 8/25/17 9:16pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill caught one pass on four targets for 11 yards in a 26-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Hill dropped a couple of passes, and it has been an overall quiet preseason for the speedy receiver. Still, he should be one of the featured weapons of the Kansas City offense, and while consistency could be lacking, he has enough upside to grab as a low-end WR2.
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