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Cardinals WR Marquise Brown is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the 49ers with a heel injury. He's been battling this issue for a few weeks now. We'll see if he's able to re-enter this one. Brown did not draw a target before exiting.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (heel) is active for today’s game vs. the 49ers. He got in just limited practices on Thursday and Friday, so it’s safe to assume he’s still not at 100%. Brown sits in fringe WR3 territory in the Week 15 Rankings. WR Michael Wilson (neck) is also active but would be a very shaky fantasy play in his first action since Week 10.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (heel) is expected to play vs. the 49ers today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Brown only got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, so it's safe to assume that he's still not at 100%. He's just a low-end WR3 in a tough spot against San Francisco. WR Michael Wilson (neck) is also expected to play today, per Schefter.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (heel) is questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the 49ers. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We’re expecting Brown to play on Sunday, but it’s safe to assume that he’s still not at 100%. That leaves him as a shaky WR3 option.

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.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (heel) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That should have him on track to play vs. the 49ers this weekend, but it's clear that Brown still isn't at 100%. He's a shaky WR3 play this week.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (heel) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Jonathan Gannon said earlier in the week that Brown was feeling better coming off the bye, but it's concerning that he's still missing practice. We'll keep tabs on Brown's status over the next few days. He'll be no better than a low-end WR3 vs. the 49ers on Sunday, assuming he suits up.

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.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown "feels a lot better" coming off the bye week, HC Jonathan Gannon said Monday. Brown battled a heel issue the past two games, making it through just 36 snaps (53%) last time out. It sounds like he'll be ready for this weekend's game vs. the 49ers, but Brown can't be considered more than a WR3 in that matchup. He gets easier draws vs. the Bears and Eagles in Weeks 16 and 17.

Chiefs rookie WR Rashee Rice ran a route on a season-high 82.2% of QB Patrick Mahomes' dropbacks in Sunday's loss to the Bills. He trailed only TE Travis Kelce in routes, running 9 more than anyone else on the team, according to Pro Football Focus. That helped Rice match Kelce for a team-high 10 targets and lead the Chiefs in receptions (7). Rice looks like a weekly WR3 with WR2 upside in fantasy football lineups the rest of the way.

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.

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco is dealing with a "pretty serious" shoulder contusion, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Pacheco couldn't lift his hand above his shoulder late this week. "But it's not considered to be a long-term injury," Rapoport adds. "No IR. They expect him back sooner rather than later." We'll track Pacheco's status this coming week and see if he can make it back for next Sunday's game vs. the Patriots.

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 ChiefsDigest.com. 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.

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 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 Isiah Pacheco missed Wednesday's practice with what HC Andy Reid labeled a shoulder contusion. Reid added that Pacheco is getting the shoulder "checked out," according to Arrowhead Pride's Pete Sweeney. If it's just a contusion, Pacheco should be available for this weekend's game vs. the Bills. We'll look for further updates on his status and see if he practices on Thursday.

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

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