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Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco ran for 66 yards and a TD on 14 carries in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, adding 16 yards on 2 receptions. RB Jerick McKinnon carried 8 times for 51 yards and caught a 2-yard TD among 2 receptions for 9 yards. Kansas City leaned more on the run, handing to RBs 22 times vs. just 27 Patrick Mahomes pass attempts. Week 14 holds a Denver defense that has been a worse RB-scoring matchup than Cincinnati. But after that comes better matchups with Houston and Seattle.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw for a season-low 223 yards on 16-of-27 passing in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. K.C. leaned more toward the run than usual, going 55.5% pass vs. 44.5% run. Mahomes threw just 1 TD pass for the 2nd week in a row, finding RB Jerick McKinnon from 2 yards out in the 2nd quarter. Mahomes did, at least, run for a 3-yard TD in the 3rd quarter to help his fantasy line. Next comes a Denver defense that has been tough on the pass for much of the year. Mahomes threw for 184 and 270 in last year's 2 meetings with the Broncos.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 13 injury report. He didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday but was a full-go on Friday. So McKinnon will evidently be ready for his usual pass-catching role vs. the Bengals this weekend.

Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals. He remained sidelined in practice all week and has no timetable for return.

Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) missed practice on Thursday. Fantasy managers should expect Toney to miss his 2nd straight game come Sunday.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) missed practice on Thursday. That’s back to back missed practices for the veteran. We’ll see if he’s able to return on Friday ahead of a huge Sunday showdown with Cincinnati.

Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. If he's unable to play vs. the Bengals this weekend, Kansas City would be down its pass-catching back -- and an average of 5.8 targets per game over the last 4. We'll get another update on McKinnon tomorrow.

Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) remained sidelined on Wednesday. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on having Toney in Week 13 lineups.

The Chiefs are signing WR Bryan Edwards to their practice squad, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Edwards tallied just 3 catches and 15 yards among 5 targets before getting dumped by the Falcons after a Week 10 loss to the Panthers.

The Chiefs are signing RB Melvin Gordon to their practice squad, according to multiple reports. We'll see whether the veteran -- waived recently by the Broncos -- can work his way into what's been a just-OK backfield this season.

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco racked up 22 carries in Sunday's win over the Rams but managed just 69 yards (3.1 per rush). He saved his fantasy line with a 3-yard TD in the 3rd quarter, his 2nd score of the year. Ronald Jones claimed the only 4 other RB carries for the game and caught his only target, matching Pacheco on that front. RB Jerick McKinnon drew 6 targets -- tying for 2nd on the team -- and caught 3 balls for 26 yards. Pacheco has now seen 15+ carries in 3 straight games.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes didn't have his sharpest outing in Sunday's win over the Rams. He did throw for 320 yards, hitting 10 different teammates with no Chief collecting more than 57 receiving yards. TE Travis Kelce led in yards and targets (8), claiming the TD among his 4 catches. Rookie WR Skyy Moore led the team with 5 catches (for just 36 yards) among 6 targets. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling was the only other Chief to catch more than 3 balls or crack 40 yards.

Chiefs S Juan Thornhill (calf) is inactive for today's game against the Rams.

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) did not practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. That leaves WRs Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore and Justin Watson behind Smith-Schuster.

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. That puts him on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Rams, barring a setback between now and then.

Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. We're not expecting him to play vs. the Rams this weekend after hurting his hamstring again in last Sunday night's win over the Chargers.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been placed on IR with his high-ankle sprain. He'll miss at least the next 4 weeks and can be dropped from redraft rosters. We'll see if CEH's absence gets RB Ronald Jones on Kansas City's active roster on game days, but this now figures to be a 2-man backfield with Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Monday that RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffered a right high-ankle sprain in Week 11. He’s likely looking at a multi-week absence. Given his recently reduced role, CEH is droppable in most fantasy formats.

The Broncos have waived RB Melvin Gordon. The move comes after Gordon committed another costly fumble in the 1st half of Sunday's OT loss to the Raiders. That leaves Denver with Latavius Murray and Marlon Mack as potentially the only healthy RBs heading into Week 12. Chase Edmonds left Sunday's game early, and Mike Boone has at least 1 more game on IR. We'll see about the status of those 2 RBs over the next week and a half. And we'll also see whether Denver adds another competitor.

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco racked up 107 yards on 15 carries in Sunday night's win over the Chargers. It marked the rookie's 2nd straight game with at least 15 carries and 80+ yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire appeared headed for a larger role than in Week 10 before an ankle injury sidelined him. RB Jerick McKinnon led the backfield in snaps but saw most of that work in the passing game. Pacheco and the Chiefs get worse rushing matchups over the next 3 games. An enticing date with the Texans awaits in Week 15, though.

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