|Offense||6th||98.1 (23rd)||281.1 (5th)|
|Defense||17th||128.2 (26th)||221.4 (8th)|
|26||Bell, Le'Veon||RB||6-1||225||2/18/1992||7||Michigan State|
|7||Butker, Harrison||K||6-4||205||7/14/1995||4||Georgia Tech|
|27||Fenton, Rashad||CB||5-11||188||2/17/1997||2||South Carolina|
|72||Fisher, Eric||T||6-7||315||1/5/1991||8||Central Michigan|
|50||Gay Jr., Willie||LB||6-1||243||2/15/1998||R||Mississippi State|
|20||Hamilton, Antonio||CB||6-0||195||1/24/1993||5||South Carolina State|
|47||Harris, Darius||LB||6-2||238||1/17/1996||1||Middle Tenn.|
|10||Hill, Tyreek||WR||5-10||185||3/1/1994||5||West Alabama|
|95||Jones, Chris||DT||6-6||310||7/3/1994||5||Mississippi State|
|48||Keizer, Nick||TE||6-4||251||5/2/1995||1||Grand Valley State|
|67||Kilgore, Daniel||C||6-3||291||12/18/1987||10||Appalachian State|
|15||Mahomes, Patrick||QB||6-3||230||9/17/1995||4||Texas Tech|
|91||Nnadi, Derrick||DT||6-1||312||5/9/1996||3||Florida State|
|64||Pennel, Mike||DT||6-4||332||5/9/1991||7||Colorado State-Pueblo|
|13||Pringle, Byron||WR||6-1||203||11/17/1993||3||Kansas State|
|74||Rankin, Martinas||T||6-5||311||10/20/1994||3||Mississippi State|
|62||Reiter, Austin||C||6-3||300||11/27/1991||5||South Florida|
|75||Remmers, Mike||T||6-5||308||4/11/1989||8||Oregon State|
|99||Saunders, Khalen||DT||6-0||324||8/9/1996||2||Western Illinois|
|83||Seals-Jones, Ricky||TE||6-5||243||3/15/1995||4||Texas A&M|
|34||Thompson, Darwin||RB||5-8||200||2/12/1997||2||Utah State|
|35||Ward, Charvarius||CB||6-1||198||5/16/1996||3||Middle Tenn.|
|30||Washington, DeAndre||RB||5-8||210||2/22/1993||5||Texas Tech|
|23||Watts, Armani||SAF||5-11||205||3/19/1996||3||Texas A&M|
|77||Wylie, Andrew||G||6-6||309||8/19/1994||3||Eastern Michigan|
|82||Yelder, Deon||TE||6-4||255||3/6/1995||3||Western Kentucky|
|30||Brown, Alex (IR)||CB||5-11||170||8/30/1996||1||South Carolina State|
|57||Okafor, Alex (IR)||DE||6-4||261||2/8/1991||8||Texas|
|70||Osemele, Kelechi (IR)||G||6-5||330||6/24/1989||9||Iowa State|
|38||Sneed, L'Jarius (IR)||CB||6-1||193||1/21/1997||R||Louisiana Tech|
|88||Fortson, Jody||WR||6-6||230||12/7/1995||1||Valdosta State|
|96||Hoyett, Braxton||DT||6-2||302||2/5/1996||1||Mississippi State|
|65||Isidora, Danny||G||6-3||306||6/5/1994||4||Miami (FL)|
|45||Lammons, Chris||DB||5-10||190||1/31/1996||2||South Carolina|
|8||Moore, Matt||QB||6-3||219||8/9/1984||13||Oregon State|
|90||Ward, Tim||DE||6-6||255||8/11/1997||1||Old Dominion|
|Williams, Chad||WR||6-2||204||10/19/1994||3||Grambling State|
|61||Williams, Darryl||C||6-2||304||6/10/1997||R||Mississippi State|
Reiter was shaken up in the first quarter, and was forced to exit with a possible concussion. Now that he's officially healthy, he's resumed his normal role as the team's starting center.
Breeland was suspended following an April arrest for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The Chiefs' passing defense has been sturdy through the first quarter of the season, allowing 195 passing yards per game (third in the league) and four total passing touchdowns (third). Nevertheless, Breeland should be a welcomed addition to the secondary and likely will contribute immediately.
Ward missed the entire 2019 season while recovering from a torn ACL. Though he's now healthy, the Chiefs appear to view Ward more as a developmental option than as a player likely to immediately contribute in 2020.
The 23-year-old had three carries for 17 yards last week as he saw his first offensive snaps since Week 3. Newcomer Le'Veon Bell is active for his Chiefs debut, pushing Thompson to the list of inactives.
Yelder dealt with a groin strain throughout training camp, but he's managed to put the issue behind him ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Texans. He's set to contribute as a reserve option in Kansas City's tight end corps.
Hamilton suffered the groin injury in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Chargers and never returned. Now back healthy, look for Hamilton to assume his usual depth role at cornerback for Week 3 against the Ravens.
This outing was not among one of Hill's 20-yards-per-catch performances, though he was the Chiefs' most impactful pass-catcher during Week 7. Not only did Hill corral Patrick Mahomes' only TD pass of the contest, but he also dominated the pass-catching workload with six more targets than any other player on the team. Hill had double the catches of the Chiefs' second-leading option, an encouraging development after he managed six combined receptions over his preceding two appearances against the Raiders and Bills. He'll next face a Jets defense that surrendered 17 combined receptions and 160 yards to Buffalo's Cole Beasley and Stefon Diggs on Sunday.
Watts rebounded from a rookie campaign in which he played just five games due to injury, managing to remain healthy the entire 2019 season and contribute as a depth option in Kansas City's secondary and on special teams. He stands to handle a similar gig for 2020.
Moore was released by Kansas City after he failed to beat out Chad Henne for the backup job. Moore performed admirably when Patrick Mahomes was injured, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 659 yards and four touchdowns over three games. He'll likely be an injury away from an elevation to the 53-man roster around the league.
Kpassagnon set career-high marks across the board in 2019, elevating above a reserve role for the first time since being selected by Kansas City in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played at least 70 percent of snaps on defense in nine of the Chiefs' final 10 regular-season tilts, and throughout the team's postseason run. In three playoff appearances, Kpassagnon notched five tackles (three solo) and two sacks.
Butker continues to be accurate on field-goal attempts, missing just one of his first 14 through seven games, but he continues to work through some issues on extra-point tries, having missed one in each of the last five games he has attempted one. Despite the minor struggles in that department, Butker's ability to clean up drives with field goals should continue to pay the biggest dividends from a fantasy standpoint.
Harris also appeared in one game for the Buccaneers, during which he played 11 snaps on special teams, before being waived by the team in October and landing on Baltimore's practice squad. The Chiefs signed him to a two-year contract mid-November, at which point he settled into a reserve role at defensive end. Harris will now compete to secure a similar gig for 2020.
The 25-year-old was waived from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement with Kansas City in early September, but it appears he's fully recovered from the hamstring injury. Smith has yet to see action in an NFL game since going undrafted out of Vanderbilt in 2018.
Williams was let go by the Colts on Sept. 2 with an injury settlement, but he's returned to the team now that he's healthy. The Grambling State product appeared in one game with the Colts last season, failing to haul in his only target.
Thompson was waived by Seattle back in March due to a failed physical, though it had been previously reported he was at full health. The Chiefs' decision to sign Thompson is now an indication that he's put the shoulder issue behind him. Across three seasons with the Seahawks, Thompson notched 80 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defensed. He'll provide Kansas City with depth at the safety position while Juan Thornhill (knee) continues his rehab.
Charlton didn't practice at all last week and predictably didn't play against the Broncos on Sunday, but it appears he's been cleared heading into a Week 8 matchup against the Jets. Charlton hasn't played more than 30 percent of the defensive snaps in any given game, but he's still managed to produce two sacks so far. He's slated to continue working in a situational role moving forward.
Mathieu is no stranger to helping out in the run game, posting at least 75 tackles in each of his last three seasons. While his opening night was fairly quiet otherwise, the Honey Badger does enough on a weekly basis to warrant IDP consideration.
Mahomes didn't exactly have to take over in this one, as Kansas City rolled the Broncos with additional TDs on both special teams and defense. Thanks to a powerful Chiefs running game, as well as a defense that ranks No. 2 in takeaways (13), Mahomes ended the month of October exceeding 30 pass attempts in just one of four games. Though he was efficient on those opportunities with a 63.6 percent completion rate and a 7:1 TD:INT, the mold of Kansas City's team has altered in a way that he isn't currently being asked to put up gaudy numbers weekly. He may do so anyway in Week 8, taking on the winless Jets at Arrowhead Stadium.
Hardman's fantasy stock seemed to be on the rise following the hamstring injury for Sammy Watkins, but even that hasn't been enough to get the second-year wideout on the field consistently ahead of Demarcus Robinson. Given Hardman's explosiveness, there's likely a concern about his abilities as a blocker and route runner at this stage in his career that's keeping him from consistently seeing the field. It seems unlikely that's going to change in 2020, but it could be the case in 2021 when a number of the Chiefs' wideouts see their contracts expire.
The play was more of a sack-fumble, but the ball fell from Philip Rivers' hand directly into Nnadi's and was ruled an interception. The 23-year-old is up to 38 tackles (15 solo) on the year.
Wilson was the only Chiefs defender to reach double digits in the tackles column, which is slightly surprising from a guy who played just 34 percent of the snaps in Week 1. He also temporarily knocked himself out of Sunday's contest following a hit on the Chargers' Justin Herbert but passed all concussion protocols and rejoined the action. This could suggest he's in line for an even larger snap share when he's available for a full contest.
The 24-year-old has been sidelined since suffering the dislocated elbow in the season opener, but he's back in time for Week 7. Saunders filled a rotational role with 22 tackles and one sack last season and figures to be used similarly in 2020 now that's he's healthy.
Edwards-Helaire snapped his scoring drought against his divisional rival, reaching the end zone for the first time since Week 1. The rookie only garnered eight of 17 RB carries against Denver on the afternoon, but the fact that Kansas City established a dominant third-quarter lead allowed for newcomer Le'Veon Bell and backup DeAndre Washington to gain more involvement. Edwards-Helaire entered Week 7 having commanded double-digit carries in every game this season while receiving an average of 17.8 attempts per contest. Whether Bell's arrival curtails that number slightly in a more balanced game script is yet to be seen, but Edwards-Helaire remains the starting RB heading into a Week 8 matchup against the Jets.
Sneed will need to spend a minimum of three weeks on IR after suffering a broken collarbone during Monday's win over the Ravens, though due to the nature of his injury, a longer absence realistically could be in play. The rookie fourth-round pick had already earned an every-down starting role at cornerback, so his absence will be a notable blow for Kansas City's secondary.
The 26-year-old sat out Week 4 with the groin issue but played in each of the past three contests, though he apparently aggravated the injury Sunday against the Broncos as he played a season-low 52 percent of defensive snaps. The fact Jones is still practicing in some capacity is a good sign, but he may need to progress to full participation by the end of the week to avoid an injury designation this weekend.
With Chris Jones (groin) sidelined for Monday's game, Clark stepped up as the leader on the defensive line, trailing only Tanoh Kpassagnon for reps in the contest among the unit. Clark now has three sacks on the season, a trend he'll look to maintain Sunday against the Raiders.
Bell was horribly inefficient during his time with the Jets, ranking 48th among 49 qualified NFL backs with a 3.3 yards-per-carry average. The move to Andy Reid's offense has potential to revitalize Bell's career, but the 2017 All-Pro will likely have to defer No. 1 duties to Clyde Edwards-Helaire so long as the rookie is healthy. Bell broke off two separate runs of 16 yards in his Chiefs debut, while his other four attempts yielded just seven yards. Coach Reid and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy may have some special opportunities dialed up for Bell in Week 8, with Kansas City hosting his former team in the Jets.
Watkins has missed two straight games due to his hamstring injury, and he'll almost certainly need to resume practicing ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Jets for any chance of suiting up in the contest. Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson will benefit from added target opportunities again if Watkins misses another contest.
Sorensen set the tone early in this one, picking off Drew Lock and taking it to the house in the second quarter. He also collected a season-high nine tackles in the contest. Sorensen heads into Week 8 against the Jets with 38 tackles and two interceptions on the year.
Keizer spent time with the Chiefs during the preseason, recording a touchdown in the final preseason matchup. After initially being cut ahead of Week 1, the tight end spent the remainder of the season on the practice squad. He'll now get a chance to develop in the Chiefs system this offseason as he looks to crack the 53-man roster in the fall.
Despite playing 67 percent of the offensive snaps, Robinson's main contribution came as a blocker in the run and screen games. That seems to be a likely reason the coaching staff continues to give him plenty of playing time. That should trail off a bit when Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is cleared to return, though no expected date has been set at this juncture.
Rankin has resided on the PUP list for the entire season, as the team will now have a three-week window to make a decision on activating him for the season. The Chiefs don't appear in any rush to get Rankin back to practice as he continues to recover from a knee injury suffered in Week 10 of the 2019 campaign.
The 31-year-old aggravated his back injury during Monday's win over the Bills and will be sidelined for at least one game. Mike Remmers is expected to start at right tackle in Schwartz's absence.
Washington was elevated to the 53-man roster Thursday and found his way into the contest late in the game with the Chiefs comfortably ahead and entering the backups. He's unlikely to see much if any, work moving forward with Cylde Edwards-Helaire and Le'Veon Bell both clearly ahead of him and Darrel Williams also vying for reps out of the backfield.
Pennel saw a significant bump to a 61 percent snap percentage share on defense Monday with Chris Jones (groin) sidelined and he took advantage of the opportunity with a massive tackle total. While he's not the pass-rushing threat that Jones is, Pennel could be in line for a hefty snap count again next week if Jones remains unavailable.
Seals-Jones is a healthy scratch for the second straight game after not playing a single snap during the season opener. Nick Keizer and Deon Yelder will be the depth options at tight end behind All-Pro Travis Kelce for Kansas City.
The South Carolina State product sustained a torn ACL during Saturday's practice and is expected to miss all of the 2020 season. Brown will likely undergo surgery and look to nab a roster spot and a depth role with the Chiefs in 2021.
Pringle used the snowy field in Denver to his advantage, making a quick cut that left two Broncos defenders in the dust as he sped past the kicker to take it the distance. He also found his way on to the field for 61 percent of the snaps, ranking third among wideouts ahead of Mecole Hardman. Unfortunately, he didn't draw a target on the day and figures to see his role reduce in the coming weeks once Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is given the green light to return.
With plenty of depth already at wide receiver, the Chiefs elected to waive the 27-year-old undrafted free agent. Expect Dieter to be considered for the team's practice squad should he pass through waivers.
Gay played just 15 defensive snaps through the first three weeks, but the rookie second-rounder is getting comfortable at the NFL level and is receiving more work as a result. He logged a season-high 47 percent snap share Sunday and capitalized with his first career sack. Gay's usage stands to rise even more after that performance, so he could carve out fantasy utility in the near future.
Williams had been playing a supplementary role to Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of the backfield but that will change moving forward following the addition of Le'Veon Bell. Williams' one snap should become near commonplace for him as long as both backs ahead of him on the depth chart remain healthy, and even the newly-elevated DeAndre Washington could challenge for some snaps.
Harris was vying for a roster spot during training camp, however, he failed to make the opening week roster. The 24-year-old has never suited up in regular-season NFL action, and he'll look to add depth at the linebacker position for Week 4 if he suits up.
The five-time Pro Bowler was proving to be the surest tight end in fantasy through the first six weeks of 2020, as he had amassed 70 receiving yards or recorded a touchdown in all six of his appearances entering Sunday. Kelce had three TDs in his preceding two games coming into the divisional tilt, but Kansas City only tallied one passing TD on 25 attempts during the drubbing of Denver. Tyreek Hill dominated the passing-game workload with 10 targets, while no other Chief exceeded four. Despite the quiet outing from Kelce, he remains a top option given both his talent and his healthy workload of eight targets per game. Kelce now heads into a Week 8 matchup against a Jets defense that surrendered 64 receiving yards to Buffalo tight end Tyler Kroft on Sunday.
Ffrench was quite productive but not very efficient in his final collegiate season at Pittsburgh, catching 96 passes for 850 yards (8.9 yards per reception) and four touchdowns over 11 games. The undrafted free agent couldn't secure a spot in the Chiefs' deep receiver room.
Osemele tore tendons in both of his knees during a Week 5 loss to the Raiders, and he's expected to be out for the season. Mike Remmers is in line to handle the starting left guard duties moving forward. Osemele will be a free agent in March.
Isidora, who was limited to just three games in 2019 due to a foot injury, has struggled when relied upon as a starter during his three-year career. Granted, he's only been given limited opportunities (six starts across 24 appearances), and he's at least previously shown competence when tasked with rotational duties. With Miami's starting right guard gig up for grabs heading into camp, the 26-year-old can't yet be counted out.
Henne suffered a high right ankle sprain and fractured ankle late during the 2019 preseason, causing him to begin the campaign on IR. The injuries didn't allow him to cover for Patrick Mahomes when he sat out Weeks 8 and 9 due to a dislocated kneecap. Instead, fellow vet Matt Moore got the nod, but now that Henne is healthy he'll be the first QB called upon for garbage-time work or a Mahomes absence in the coming season.
Fortson had a solid training camp with the Chiefs but couldn't secure a spot on the 53-man roster, as the team is loaded with receiver depth.
Kemp logged his first offensive snaps of the season Sunday against the Broncos and caught his lone target for 11 yards in the blowout win. He may be elevated again Week 8 against the Jets depending on whether Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is available.
Fenton also had 10 tackles, one sack and one defended pass in three postseason appearances. While the 2019 sixth-round pick only managed to accrue modest numbers while playing a reserve role in Kansas City's linebacker corps, the fact that he performed well in coverage bodes well for his future with the team. He'll work to further his development this offseason.
Niemann continues to rotate in among a deep group of linebackers for the Chiefs, playing 43 percent of the snaps in Monday's contest. While it produced his first career sack, Niemann also saw a downturn in defensive snap percentage and just two tackles after racking up nine a week ago. He doesn't see the field enough at the moment to warrant IDP consideration in most formats.
O'Daniel was added to the injury report Friday, but his full participation at Saturday's practice indicated he was trending in this directions. He has played just nine defensive snaps through two games, as he is primarily a special-teams contributor.
The rookie fifth-round pick landed on injured reserve Oct. 10, but he's now eligible to resume practicing. Danna has already spent the three-game minimum on the shelf, so he could return for this weekend's matchup with the Jets.
The 28-year-old's modest total tied for second on the team, as Damien Wilson led the way with six tackles. Hitchens has 43 total tackles through six games, and he has only one game with double-digit stops.
Okafor suffered a hamstring injury during this past Monday's win over the Bills, and apparently it was serious enough to keep him out for the next three games. It's possible this injury is related to the one that kept him out Weeks 2 and 3. Nevertheless, Okafor will aim to return Week 11 against the Raiders, and Demone Harris figures to handle an expanded role behind starter Tanoh Kpassagnon.
The 31-year-old hasn't produced a positive test result himself, so at this point the move to the COVID-19 list is precautionary. Assuming Sherman continues to test negative, he should be able to rejoin the Chiefs relatively soon, though it's unclear if he'll be back for Monday's game against the Bills.
Fisher was in concussion protocol for over a week, but it appears the veteran lineman has passed all testing since he was able to take the field once again. Barring any major setbacks, Fisher should be back on course to play Week 1.
Thornhill secured his first interception of the season off Brian Hoyer late in the first quarter. The second-year pro has now played in 89 percent of the defensive snaps this season, recording 17 tackles in the process.
Wylie apparently missed Monday's win over the Ravens due to appendicitis, but it appears he's been cleared to return. The 26-year-old is expected to start at right guard Sunday versus the Patriots barring a setback.