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

Jul 23, 05:53 PM Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will earn $8.3 million in 2014.
Jul 23, 05:53 PM Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is the only player in NFL history to have four receiving touchdowns and one or more rushing score in the same game.
Jul 23, 05:33 PM Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will receive $18.1 million in new money and an extra $5 million over the next two seasons, which will put him in the top five of highest-paid running backs.
Jul 23, 05:03 PM Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' contract extension is two years, bringing his total deal length to four years. The financial terms remain unknown.
Jul 23, 04:53 PM Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has agreed to an undisclosed contract extension and is on his way to training camp, per sources.
Jul 23, 04:03 PM The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with free-agent OT Ryan Harris (Texans).
Jul 23, 09:53 AM Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, barring a major contract breakthrough.
Jul 23, 08:23 AM Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston will report to training camp and not hold out.
Jul 22, 08:53 PM Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is scheduled to earn $3.9 million this year, which ranks 14th among running backs. ESPN.com is reporting that Charles and the team are discussing a new contract.
Jul 22, 07:13 PM Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp, according to a source. Charles is reportedly holding out for more money.

Fantasy Impact: He deserves to get paid more and we expect the Chiefs to get this done sooner than later. But stay tuned for the latest.
Jul 22, 12:13 PM Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (shoulder) fully participated in rookie practice Tuesday, July 22.
Jul 22, 09:13 AM Kansas City Chiefs QBs Tyler Bray and Chase Daniel are likely to compete for one roster spot with QB Aaron Murray likely to make the team behind starting QB Alex Smith.
Jul 21, 01:22 PM Kansas City Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas spent most of his time with the running backs during practice Monday, July 21. Thomas run a lot of passing routes out of the backfield and motioned out of the back field at times during plays.
Jul 21, 01:13 PM Kansas City Chiefs QB Aaron Murray (knee) said he will be fully able to participate once training camp practices begin.
Jul 21, 01:13 PM Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee), WR Kyle Williams (knee), WR A.J. Jenkins (hamstring) and CB Christopher Owens (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, July 21.
Jul 21, 12:13 PM Kansas City Chiefs RB Joe McKnight (knee) and CB David Van Dyke (hamstring) were placed on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list.

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 Albert WilsonWR

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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