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Chiefs DE Frank Clark (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. He missed practice Thursday but returned for a full Friday workout, so Clark seems to be trending toward playing.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. He got in 2 limited practices this week, and HC Andy Reid said he expects Hill to play. Keep him penciled into fantasy lineups for now, but check back Sunday to make sure he's active.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring issue. The Kansas City Star's Sam McDowell described it as tightness. "I think he's going to be OK," HC Andy Reid said. Hamstrings can be tricky, so we'll keep a close eye on this. But it sounds like Hill is on track to play vs. the Falcons on Sunday.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and hip strain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The ankle injury is the bigger concern. CEH will miss the final 2 regular-season games, but the Chiefs are "hopeful" to get him back for the playoffs, per Rapoport. Assuming the Chiefs get the AFC's #1 seed, Edwards-Helaire will have 4 weeks to heal up for the team's postseason opener. Le'Veon Bell is set to take over as Kansas City's lead back in the meantime.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured his left hip and ankle in Sunday's win over the Saints. HC Andy Reid said X-rays after the game were negative but that CEH will have an MRI on Monday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the "early expectation" is Edwards-Helaire will miss the rest of the regular season "with a chance to return" for the playoffs.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured his left leg in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints. He put no weight on the leg as 2 trainers helped him off the field. It had the look of a serious injury, but we'll let you know as soon as we learn more. Edwards-Helaire's absence leaves Le'Veon Bell as Kansas City's lead back.

Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu is expected to play today against the Dolphins, despite being questionable with a hip issue, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Mathieu sits low in our Week 14 DB rankings.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. The rookie was active but didn’t play a snap last week. He should be back in the lead role in Sunday’s game vs. the Dolphins.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) is active for tonight’s game against the Broncos. He missed the final 2 practices of the week with a non-COVID illness but was reportedly feeling better on Saturday. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported this afternoon, though, that RB Le’Veon Bell is expected get a “much bigger workload” tonight.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell is expected get a "much bigger workload" against the Broncos tonight. It sounds like RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be limited after missing practice on Thursday and Friday with an illness. Exactly how limited he'll be is uncertain, but the rookie now looks like a risk/reward fantasy play. Bell is an upside RB3 or flex option.

The Chiefs are "hopeful" RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) can play against the Broncos tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie missed the final 2 practices of the week with a non-COVID illness but was reportedly feeling better on Saturday. The Chiefs will see how CEH feels when he gets to the stadium before making a final decision on his status. We probably won't know whether he's playing until inactives come out around 7 pm ET, so fantasy owners should try to roster a backup option from either this game, the 2 Monday nighters or Tuesday's Cowboys-Ravens game.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) missed the final 2 practices of the week and is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Broncos. Assuming this isn’t COVID, CEH should play vs. Denver. But it’s possible that the missed practice time limits the rookie’s role. Stay tuned to Shark Bites for updates on his status.

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman has been activated from the COVID list and will play against the Raiders on Sunday night. WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring, calf) has been ruled out for that one. Hardman and DeMarcus Robinson will continue to operate as the #2 and #3 WRs for Kansas City.

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman has been placed on the COVID list. It's fortunate timing with the team on bye. We'll see if Hardman is cleared in time for Week 11.

Chiefs DE Frank Clark (knee) is active for today's game against the Panthers. The knee issue and lagging recent production make Clark a lower-level IDP play, though.

Chiefs DE Frank Clark (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Clark has seen his playing time dip the past 2 weeks vs. previous games. He sits well down our DL rankings this week, though, which makes Clark OK to use (at that level) if he's active.

Chiefs DT Chris Jones was away from the team Thursday because of close contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19. But NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Jones has been cleared and is set to practice Friday. So the star DT should be good to go for Week 9 IDP lineups.

The forecast for today's Chiefs-Broncos game calls for temperatures in the teens with a wind chill near zero. Winds will be around 10 mph, and 2-3 inches of snow are expected. The wind and snow aren't real concerns, but temperatures this low do tend to impact passing production. It's something to keep in mind, although Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce remain must-starts. Note that the over/under in this game has sunk from 48.5 to 44.

The Patriots-Chiefs game has been moved to 7:05 pm ET on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Falcons-Packers has been pushed back to 8:50 pm ET.) This is, of course, barring any more positive COVID tests from either team. Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce should be in fantasy lineups. There are no must-start Patriots with QB Cam Newton out -- but guys like Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry and the RBs are fine to get into lineups if they're your best options.

As of 8 am ET on Sunday morning, the Patriots-Chiefs game is still expected to be played in Week 4, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. COVID tests on all other Patriots players came back negative on Saturday night; the league is still waiting for the Chiefs' latest test results. It's still unclear if the game will be played on Monday or Tuesday -- and there's still a chance it's not even played this week if the Chiefs return more positive tests. We'd lean toward keeping your usual Chiefs and Patriots in fantasy lineups for now, but there is a risk that you'll end up taking a zero.

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