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Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (personal) is out for this weekend's game against the Jets. He's been a thorn in RB Kareem Hunt's side, totaling 5 carries and 14 targets over the past 3 weeks. His absence is a slight boost to Hunt's outlook.

The forecast for today's Chiefs-Giants game calls for 16-20 mph winds with possible gusts over 40 mph. That's more than enough to make an impact, particularly on the deep-passing and kicking games. We just moved Alex Smith, Eli Manning, Tyreek Hill, Harrison Butker and Aldrick Rosas down the Week 11 Rankings. This could be a run-heavy game on both sides.

Chiefs WR Albert Wilson (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. He’s averaged just 3.1 targets per game this season, so it’s not a significant loss for QB Alex Smith. Wilson’s absence does make WR Demarcus Robinson a more intriguing deep sleeper in a plus matchup.

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Broncos, as expected. Houston seemed to get a maintenance day off from practice this week before turning up questionable for the game. We'll keep an eye on the status of his knee going forward.

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston is questionable for Monday night's game against the Broncos. It sounds like he'll play, though. “He’s going to be fine, he had that knee surgery and we’re just monitoring him as we go here,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Saturday, according to Pro Football Talk. “I gave him some time to just settle, but I think he’ll be fine.” That surgery came in winter 2016. Houston sat out practice Saturday after putting in limited work the previous 2 days. This sounds like a maintenance thing rather than a re-injury issue. We'll keep an eye on him going forward, but Houston should be available for IDP usage in Week 8.

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (concussion) has been a full-go in practice this week and is set to return for Monday night’s game against the Broncos. He’s not a fantasy option but figures to steal some 3rd-down work from RB Kareem Hunt.

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (concussion) is out for Thursday night's game against the Raiders. He's played 24% of the offensive snaps so far and averaged 2.7 touches per game. The majority of that work should go to RB Kareem Hunt vs. Oakland.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has been cleared of a concussion, according to Pro Football Talk. So he'll be available for Thursday night's game against the Raiders. Hill will remain a WR2 with upside for that one.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said after Sunday's loss to the Steelers that WR Tyreek Hill is being evaluated for a concussion. The potential head injury presumably occurred at the end of a punt return late in the 4th quarter. Hill wasn't on the field for Kansas City's final drive. We should get an update on his status tomorrow.

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West sustained a concussion in Sunday's game against the Steelers. It's the 1st known concussion of his career. We'll track his progress through the protocol this week. Akeem Hunt operated as Kansas City's #2 RB -- behind Kareem Hunt -- after West exited.

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and put in only a limited workout Friday because of a calf injury. But HC Andy Reid told the Kansas City Star on Friday that he'll play against the Steelers on Sunday, "barring any setbacks." So plan to have Houston available for your IDP lineup.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion) is not listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday and has evidently passed through the protocol. Kelce has a tough matchup against the Steelers but remains an elite TE1.

The Chiefs listed TE Travis Kelce (concussion) as a full participant in Thursday's practice. If he hasn't fully cleared the protocol yet, he's close. Kelce is now a good bet to play against the Steelers this weekend.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He now has a shot to get full clearance ahead of Sunday's game against the Steelers. We'll get another update on his progress tomorrow.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. He'll likely need to return to at least a limited practice on Thursday to have a shot to receive full clearance ahead of this weekend's game against the Steelers. Consider him no better than 50/50 for that one.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid confirmed that TE Travis Kelce suffered a concussion in Sunday night's win over the Texans. "He was cleared by the UNC (unaffiliated neurological consultants), but then when he came in at halftime he complained about his memory,” Reid explained. “He remembered everything in the (injury) tent, but didn’t have it once we got inside (the locker room), so we chose to hold him out.” It's the 1st known concussion of Kelce's career. We'll track his progress through the protocol this week.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said after Sunday night's game that TE Travis Kelce cleared his 1st-half concussion check, but then had trouble remembering things. "He came in at halftime, and he couldn't quite remember [anything],'' Reid said, per ESPN.com. "He was remembering on the field, but he couldn't quite remember things, and so we just held him out from there.'' That's obviously worrisome. Kelce certainly wouldn't be the 1st player to be diagnosed with a concussion later. We'll keep an eye on this situation.

Chiefs WR Chris Conley ruptured his right Achilles' tendon in Sunday night's win over Houston and will miss the rest of the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Conley already sat just 5th on the team in targets and caught 11 passes through 5 games. The loss could mean a few more targets for slot WR Albert Wilson and provide WR Demarcus Robinson a chance to get on the field more.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's game at Houston to be checked for a concussion. He did not return, which would seem to indicate he suffered one. We'll keep an eye out for further details -- and then likely his progression through the league protocol.

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston left in the 2nd half of Sunday night's game against the Texans with a calf injury. He was deemed questionable to return late in the 4th quarter, which seems to indicate that it's not serious. We'll keep an eye out for more information.

 
 
 

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