2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Chiefs won't sneak up on anyone this year, so a bit of a dip in wins this season wouldn't be a surprise. They do have a good team, though, and should challenge for a playoff spot. The defense is a bit underrated and the offense gets the job done with Jamaal Charles leading the way. The Chiefs will win their share of games but probably aren't a Super Bowl caliber team just yet. They still need playmakers in the passing game, and Alex Smith needs to take more chances downfield to keep defenses honest.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Tight end Travis Kelce played just a game his rookie season before needing knee surgery. He remains in the plans for the Chiefs, though. He'll serve as the top pass-catching tight end for the Chiefs. He'll get some targets in a passing game looking for options to catch the ball. He could really surprise. Kelce is a talented player with good athleticism and playmaking ability. He also blocks pretty well. It probably is just a matter of time before he is the starting tight end for the Chiefs.
FANTASY DUD
Quarterback Alex Smith remained a game manager more than a different maker in his first season for the Chiefs. He serves this role well but isn't going to be a huge help for fantasy teams unless he is in the right matchup. And the Chiefs still lack some top options in the passing game, which doesn't help Smith. This team will remain a run-first, ball control offense. Smith won't take many shots downfield and post mediocre numbers once again.

Team Notes

Sep 01, 03:02 PM The Kansas City Chiefs released WR Kyle Williams Monday, Sept. 1.
Aug 31, 11:52 PM Kansas City Chiefs CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 31, after he was waived/injured Saturday, Aug. 30.
Aug 31, 08:32 PM The Kansas City Chiefs have placed TE Richard Gordon on no-recall waivers.
Aug 31, 07:12 PM Free-agent LB Nico Johnson was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad Sunday, Aug. 31.
Aug 31, 07:02 PM Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $68 million with $45 million guaranteed.
Aug 30, 09:52 PM Kansas City Chiefs DE Mike Catapano (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Saturday, Aug. 30.
Aug 30, 09:52 PM Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray (undisclosed) and WR Kyle Williams (shoulder) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 30.
Aug 30, 09:02 PM Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (undisclosed) was placed on no-recall waivers with a waived/injured designation Saturday, Aug. 30.
Aug 29, 03:12 AM Updating a previous item, Kansas City Chiefs OG Mike McGlynn's one-year contract calls for a $1.125 million salary, and the contract counts $925,000 against the salary cap.
Aug 28, 10:12 PM Kansas City Chiefs DL Vance Walker (hand) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, with a hand injury and is questionable to return.
Aug 28, 09:02 PM Kansas City Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (concussion) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, and will not return after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Aug 28, 08:12 PM Kansas City Chiefs WR Kyle Williams (shoulder) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, and will not return.
Aug 28, 12:32 PM Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) could land on the Reserve/Injured list, in the opinion of Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star.
Aug 27, 10:42 PM Kansas City Chiefs WR Frankie Hammond Jr. is likely to start in place of suspended WR Dwayne Bowe in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact: Hammond is a stretch for fantasy teams.
Aug 27, 12:03 PM The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent OG Mike McGlynn (Redskins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived OT Ben Gottschalk.
Aug 27, 08:33 AM Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (knee) and OT Eric Fisher (illness) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 26, and will not play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28. Hali has a sore knee.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Vance Walker, DT. 

Losses:
Tyson Jackson, DT; Jon Asamoah, G; Kendrick Lewis, S; Branden Albert, OT; Geoff Schwartz, G; Dexter McCluster, WR; Akeem Jordan, LB. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  23 Dee FordLB
 # 3  23 Phillip GainesDB
 # 4  24 De'Anthony ThomasRB
 # 5  23 Aaron MurrayQB
 # 6  17 Zach FultonOL
 # 6  24 Laurent Duvernay-TardifOL
 Undrafted Frankie HammondWR
 Undrafted Albert WilsonWR
 Undrafted Cairo SantosK

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     Tennessee
2     Sep 14 4:25PM     at Denver
3     Sep 21 4:25PM     at Miami
4     Sep 29 8:30PM     New England
5     Oct 5 4:25PM     at San Francisco
-- Week 6 Bye --
7     Oct 19 4:05PM     at San Diego
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     St Louis
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     New York Jets
10     Nov 9 1:00PM     at Buffalo
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Seattle
12     Nov 20 8:25PM     at Oakland
13     Nov 30 8:30PM     Denver
14     Dec 7 4:05PM     at Arizona
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     Oakland
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     San Diego
18     Jan 3 4:35PM     at Indianapolis
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