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

Aug 21, 04:42 PM Kansas City Chiefs LB Joe Mays (wrist) will have surgery on his wrist, according to a source. Mays was hurt in last week's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. The timetable for his return was undisclosed.
Aug 21, 04:12 PM Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.
Aug 21, 04:02 PM Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, but worked with the second- and scout-team offenses during practices. The team is not saying if Charles will play in the third preseason game.
Aug 20, 12:03 AM Kansas City Chiefs DT Mike DeVito (hand) and DE Mike Catapano (illness) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 19. Catapano worked with the first-team during pass-rushing drills.
Aug 18, 12:23 PM Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) suffered a bruised foot when he twisted it after practice, according to head coach Andy Reid. Charles sat out of the Week 2 preseason game versus the Carolina Panthers as a precautionary measure, Reid said.

Fantasy Impact: This doesn't sound like a big deal but we'll keep you posted if anything changes.
Aug 18, 10:16 AM Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught a 43-yard touchdown strike in the second preseason game over the weekend. He has six catches for 136 yards on seven targets this preseason. Kelce is behind Anthony Fasano for now. However, that could change before Week 1. Kelce is worth considering as a flier if all the TE2s with upside are gone.

Fantasy Impact: Kelce is playing his way into the lineup. He just keeps making plays in the passing game.
Aug 18, 10:04 AM Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) will not play in the second preseason game due to a bruised foot. RB Knile Davis will start in his place.
Aug 18, 02:52 AM The Kansas City Chiefs have cut OL Rokevious Watkins from the reserve non-football injury list.
Aug 17, 10:32 PM Kansas City Chiefs LB Joe Mays (wrist) suffered a wrist injury in the second preseason game and will not return.
Aug 17, 09:32 PM Kansas City Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway (hip) suffered a hip injury during the second preseason game and will not return to the game.
Aug 15, 12:22 PM Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe will be suspended for one game for substance abuse, and he'll miss the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, according to a team source.

Fantasy Impact: This doesn't kill his value but impacts it a little. He also is a strike away from a much longer suspension. His value is dropping.
Aug 15, 08:52 AM Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe's (finger) finger is 'shot', according to head coach Andy Reid. 'It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball,' Reid said. 'But he's getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing.'

Fantasy Impact: This is something to watch as he has really struggled in camp to date.
Aug 14, 05:42 PM Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (finger) suffered a finger injury but is still able to practice, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Aug 14, 03:32 PM Kansas City Chiefs DE Mike Catapano (illness), DT Mike DeVito (hand) and LB Josh Mauga (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 14.
Aug 14, 11:03 AM Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heel) is out for the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.
Aug 14, 09:52 AM Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heel) is out of practice Thursday, Aug. 14. FS Daniel Sorensen is starting in Berry's place.

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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