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The Chiefs have ruled CB L'Jarius Sneed out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, officially benching their top DB for a meaningless finale. The team also lists LB Nick Bolton, CB Trent McDuffie, Edge George Karlaftis, and Edge Mike Danna as questionable. We've had Bolton out of the LB rankings all week and have moved the rest of those defenders way down. Try not to trust any of them in your Week 18 IDP lineup.

Chiefs CB L’Jarius Sneed (calf) is active for today's game against the Bengals. He remains a risky IDP option after missing the full week of practice. But Sneed's available if you've been waiting for him.

Chiefs CB L'Jarius Sneed (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. He missed the entire practice week, though, and looks risky as an IDP play even if active. We already knocked him way down our Week 17 DB rankings ahead of Friday's practice and would try not to use him if possible.

Chiefs CB L'Jarius Sneed is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. But he missed every practice this week with his calf injury. Even if Sneed turns up active, he'll carry significant re-injury risk. Weigh that in your lineup decisions. We have moved him down the Week 17 DB rankings.

As expected, the Chiefs have activated LB Nick Bolton (wrist) off IR. He should be a good bet to return to his starting role, especially with LB Drue Tranquill (concussion) ruled out. Bolton sits inside the top 20 of our Week 14 LB rankings, though not quite as high as he did at the start of the season.

The Chiefs are expected to activate LB Nick Bolton (wrist) from IR ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills, according to Bolton put in three full practices this week but will need to be activated before 4 p.m. ET Saturday to be eligible to play. If he's back, we'd use him in most IDP cases. You'll find Bolton near LB1 territory in our Week 14 LB rankings. Kansas City has ruled LB Drue Tranquill (concussion) out for the game. But that won't really matter if Bolton's back. Tranquill has been filling in for Bolton but plays a minimal role when Bolton's available.

Chiefs LB Drue Tranquill left in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Packers with a concussion. We'll see about his status heading into next Sunday's game against the Bills

Chiefs LB Willie Gay Jr. (lower back) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He still shouldn't be in IDP lineups, though. Gay is averaging just 3.9 total tackles per game on the year with limited big plays. Drue Tranquill should be the only K.C. LB in consideration for your lineup. We've re-added Gay (low) into the Week 9 LB rankings after he seemed to be trending toward missing the game, and LB Leo Chenal has dropped out.

Chiefs LB Willie Gay Jr. (lower back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday's workout. Gay isn't worth waiting for in your IDP lineup unless you absolutely need him, though. He sits outside the top 50 LBs across formats, reaching 6 tackles only twice and not yet exceeding that number in a game. Gay has run a clear second even when Drue Tranquill has started in place of an injured Nick Bolton (as is the case now). Leo Chenal should be Gay's fill-in if he goes inactive in Germany.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Chiefs LB Nick Bolton will need surgery on his dislocated right wrist and is expected to miss "roughly two months." That would put Bolton's estimated return at Week 16 (Dec. 25) against the Raiders. Unfortunately, that timeline means Bolton is probably worth dropping in most redraft IDP leagues -- unless you can stash him in an IR spot. Drue Tranquill should reclaim a full-time role while Bolton's out. He'll be regularly usable in fantasy lineups but doesn't match Bolton's scoring upside.

Chiefs LB Nick Bolton dislocated his right wrist in Sunday's win over the Chargers. They're reportedly still determining the severity of the injury, though it seems likely Bolton will miss some further time. If he does, expect LB Drue Tranquill to become a full-timer once again. Tranquill filled that role for the three previous games that Bolton missed with a sprained ankle. He tallied 8+ tackles in each.

Chiefs LB Nick Bolton is off the final injury report and ready to return tonight against the Broncos after missing the past three games with an ankle sprain. He has been in our Week 6 rankings all week and should be back in your IDP lineups.

Chiefs LB Nick Bolton (ankle) is inactive for the third straight game. His absence boosts Drue Tranquill way up the Week 5 LB rankings.

Chiefs LB Nick Bolton (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He managed limited practices all week after missing the past two games. DC Steve Spagnuolo indicated it'll be a game-time decision, though, according to Arrowhead Pride. If he's out again, Drue Tranquill would fill in.

Chiefs LB Nick Bolton (ankle) put in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday. That's noteworthy because he missed every practice the past two weeks, along with both games. We'll see about Bolton's game status after Friday's practice. His return would send LB Drue Tranquill back to a part-time role.

Chiefs LB Willie Gay Jr. (quad) is active for today's game against the Bears.

The Chiefs and DT Chris Jones have agreed to terms, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jones, of course, held out through training camp and Thursday night's home loss to the Lions. Bet on Jones immediately reclaiming his role. We'll see this week, though, if he's ready to get right back to his normal playing time. Jones typically played 80%+ of K.C.'s defensive snaps last season. He and the Chiefs visit Jacksonville this Sunday. The Jaguars limited Jones to just 1 solo tackle and 1 QB hit in their playoff meeting, but Jones went for 1.5 sacks in Kansas City's Week 10 victory over them.

Chiefs DT Chris Jones remains away from the team as K.C. prepares for Thursday night's opener against the Lions. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the player and team are still "not close on a deal" for boosting Jones' contract. The situation adds obvious risk to Jones in IDP leagues. We haven't moved the veteran down our IDP rankings, though, because plenty of upside remains whenever he does return. You'll need to decide how to balance the risk with the upside on Jones at draft time. Not having Jones, of course, would hurt the Chiefs' team defense. You shouldn't be looking to use them against Detroit in Week 1 anyway, though.

Chiefs DT Chris Jones did not report to training camp with the rest of the team Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jones has been looking for a new contract ahead of the final season on his existing deal. Schefter reports that the "two sides remain far apart." We'll see how this one progresses for one of the league's top D-linemen. For now, we're not moving Jones down our IDP rankings.

The Chiefs spent the final pick of Round 1 on Kansas State Edge Felix Anudike-Uzomah. The former Wildcat posted nice numbers over the past two years, totaling 25.5 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks over that span. He didn't run a 40-yard dash leading up to the draft because of right foot and left hamstring issues. But Anudike-Uzomah otherwise tested well, including a 91st-percentile 3-cone drill. There's room for him to carve out an early role in Kansas City. Landing in Round 1 figures to move Anudike-Uzomah up our rookie IDP rankings.

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