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Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) is active for tonight's game vs. the 49ers. It's a surprise after HC Andy Reid said Tuesday that McKinnon had a "slim" chance to play. He evidently made more progress than expected throughout the week. We're still not expecting McKinnon to play a major role in his first action since mid-December, although he could siphon some passing-down snaps from RB Isiah Pacheco.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl. He was limited in practice all week. HC Andy Reid said Tuesday that McKinnon had a "slim" chance to play, so we're currently projecting him to miss this one. We'll get Kansas City's inactives around 5 pm ET on Sunday.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Tuesday that chances are "slim" RB Jerick McKinnon plays in the Super Bowl. He was designated to return this past weekend but evidently isn't ready for game action after early-January surgery to repair a core muscle injury and fractured pelvis. RB Isiah Pacheco should continue to dominate Chiefs backfield work vs. the 49ers on Sunday.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) has been designated to return from IR. That makes him eligible to play in next Sunday's Super Bowl, although it's still unclear if he will. McKinnon has been out since mid-December and had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and fractured pelvis on January 2. He averaged 1.8 carries and 2.7 targets across 12 games this season.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon is unlikely to play this postseason, according to Chiefs Digest's Matt Derrick. McKinnon had surgery on January 2 for a core muscle injury and a fractured pelvis, per Derrick, which is expected to sideline him at least 6-8 weeks. McKinnon's absence leaves Clyde Edwards-Helaire as Kansas City's No. 2 RB -- and Isiah Pacheco in a workhorse role.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) has been placed on IR. He's out for at least the final three games of the regular season, plus Kansas City's playoff opener. RB Isiah Pacheco is in for a heavy workload while McKinnon is out.

The Chiefs have ruled RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) and WR Kadarius Toney (hip) out for Monday's game against the Raiders. Toney's averaging 2.1 receptions and 13.0 receiving yards per game for the season and shouldn't have been in anyone's fantasy plans. McKinnon has scored in two straight games and three of the past four but remained a weak bet for touch volume. His absence can only help solidify returning RB Isiah Pacheco as a strong play this week.

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. It's confirmation that he's set to return for Monday's game vs. the Raiders. Pacheco is back in RB1 territory in the Week 16 Rankings. RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) did not practice on Thursday. His absence would boost Pacheco's pass-catching projection.

The Chiefs are expecting to get RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) back for next Monday's game vs. the Raiders. "He'll be back this week," HC Andy Reid said Monday. "He'll be good to go this week, unless there's further setbacks. But right now, everything's positive for him to go." Pacheco had emerged as Kansas City's feature back before hurting his shoulder, averaging 17.0 carries and 2.8 targets over his last four games. Expect him back in a similar role in Week 16 and beyond, barring another injury. Pacheco can be penciled back into fantasy lineups, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon should go back to benches.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire totaled 13 carries for 37 rushing yards with 4 catches for 64 yards and a TD as a receiver in Week 15 vs. the Patriots. He appeared on 61.5% of the team’s offensive snaps on Sunday and out-touched teammate Jerick McKinnon 17 to 7. As long as Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) remains out, Edwards-Helaire should carry fantasy appeal as Kansas City’s lead runner and will have a tremendous opportunity to pay off in lineups in Week 16 vs. the Raiders (eighth-best RB matchup per our adjusted fantasy points allowed).

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots. HC Andy Reid revealed Friday that Pacheco had cleanup surgery on his shoulder but has a chance to return for Week 16. We'll track his status next week. Pacheco's absence this weekend will again leave Kansas City's backfield to Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon. Those guys split snaps last week, with CEH handling 11 carries and four targets to McKinnon's four carries and three targets.

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) won't practice on Wednesday, HC Andy Reid said. Pacheco's shoulder injury isn't long-term, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but it's certainly possible that Pacheco misses this weekend's game vs. the Patriots. That'd again leave the backfield to RBs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon. Those guys split snaps last week, with CEH handling 11 carries and four targets to McKinnon's four carries and three targets.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire played 2 more snaps than RB Jerick McKinnon Sunday against the Bills, with Isiah Pacheco out. The gap might have been larger if CEH hadn't needed to leave during the second half to replace his ripped pants. As it was, Edwards-Helaire carried 11 times to McKinnon's 4 and edged McKinnon 4-3 in targets (though McKinnon won 3-2 in receptions). McKinnon also scored the only RB TD for the game, on a 7-yard run in the second quarter. We'll see about Pacheco's chances to return from the shoulder injury in Week 15. If he can't, CEH and McKinnon still look like fairly equal fantasy entities.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire will start today's game vs. the Bills but is expected to split carries with RB Jerick McKinnon, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fantasy owners starting Edwards-Helaire need him to control carries because McKinnon figures to handle most of the pass-catching work. See where both guys sit in the Week 14 RB Rankings.

Asked Friday whether RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be the Chiefs' starter Sunday against the Bills in Isiah Pacheco's absence, HC Andy Reid said: "Yes. We've got different personnel groups. But yes, [he] is the No. 1 guy, yes." That doesn't necessarily mean CEH is the "lead back," but it sure seems to indicate he'll get a significant portion of the Week 14 work -- and might be the better bet for touches than Jerick McKinnon. The uncertainty of the work split makes all Chiefs RBs risky, of course, with practice-squad RBs La'Mical Perine, Deneric Prince, and Keaontay Ingram also potentially in the mix. No Chiefs RB cracks the top 24 in our Week 14 rankings. But there's some upside to CEH and McKinnon if you need a deeper play.

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills. HC Andy Reid said, "we'll see" when asked whether Pacheco will go on IR. We'll see if Kansas City makes that move on Saturday, but it at least sounds like Pacheco could be looking at a multi-game absence. Try to keep him stashed on fantasy rosters at least until we see if he lands on IR. His absence this weekend will leave Kansas City's backfield to Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon. RBs La'Mical Perine, Deneric Prince, and Keontay Ingram are on the practice squad. Edwards-Helaire is probably the best bet for carries -- but we could also see Kansas City go extremely pass-heavy sans Pacheco. McKinnon figures to dominate passing-game work and could also mix in for 8+ carries. See our updated projections for the Chiefs backfield.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) was upgraded to full participation in Thursday's practice. That sets him up to return for this weekend's game vs. the Bills. McKinnon's status has taken on increased importance with RB Isiah Pacheco dealing with a shoulder injury.

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) will miss practice again on Thursday, HC Andy Reid said. There was no other update on Pacheco's injury or status for this weekend's game vs. the Bills. We'll see how he's listed on the final injury report tomorrow. RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) seems to be trending toward returning for Sunday's game.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) has been downgraded to out for Sunday night's game vs. the Packers. HC Andy Reid said Friday that he expected McKinnon to play, so it's unclear what changed over the last 24 hours. Regardless, McKinnon's absence should again put RB Isiah Pacheco in a three-down role. He's a strong RB1 play in fantasy lineups.

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