The Chiefs have ruled DT Chris Jones (groin) out for Sunday's game against the Texans. LB Anthony Hitchens is questionable with his own groin injury. He put in limited practices all week after leaving last week's game for good in the 1st half. We'll see about his status Sunday morning. If Hitchens doesn't play, Ben Niemann would fill in at near full time.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Texans. He practiced all week, but it sounds like he's still awaiting final medical clearance. The good news is that we'll get Hill's official status by noon ET on Sunday. If he's active, he'll return to must-start status. The nature of his injury means he should be a full-go once he's cleared. If Hill is out, Kansas City will roll with WRs Demarcus Robinson, Byron Pringle and Mecole Hardman.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) is "very close" to returning and that there's "optimism" that he's able to play against the Texans this weekend Hill is set for another scan on that injured clavicle on Friday. If that comes back clean, he'll be cleared to play on Sunday. Check back this afternoon for another update.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) remained limited in Wednesday's practice. He was limited in practice all last week before sitting out the loss to the Colts. As far as we know, Hill is still awaiting final medical clearance. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes confirmed that he aggravated the ankle injury he originally suffered in Week 1 in Sunday night's loss to the Colts. "Just reaggravated it a little bit there in the first half and then got stepped on in the second half," Mahomes said. "Obviously it's going to be a little sore tomorrow." Neither Mahomes nor HC Andy Reid sounded too concerned about this after the game. Mahomes should be fine for Week 6's game against the Texans, but we'll keep an eye on him this week.
Chiefs DT Chris Jones suffered a groin injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday night's game against the Colts. The team quickly ruled Jones out, which suggests the issue could be significant. We'll see about Jones' availability for an upside Week 6 matchup with the Texans.
Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Jones is expected to miss further time and is considered "week to week." Don't expect to have him for the upside matchup with the Texans this week.
Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens left Sunday night's game against the Colts in the 1st half with a groin injury. The team deemed him questionable to return.
Update: K.C. has ruled Hitchens out for the game.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) is out for Sunday night's game against the Colts. He returned to practice this week, though, and has a shot to play Week 6. Sammy Watkins, DeMarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman will again serve as Kansas City's top 3 WRs vs. Indianapolis.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (collarbone) will return to practice on Wednesday, HC Andy Reid said. Reid didn't say how much Hill would do or if he has a shot to play against the Colts this weekend. We'd still bet against Hill playing in that one but will continue to keep a close eye on the situation.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (collarbone) could be back by Week 6. He's scheduled for imaging tests on his injured shoulder this week to check on his progress. Schefter notes that the Chiefs "will not rush him," but Hill's return shouldn't be too far off now. He looked good running routes in pre-game warmups today.
ESPN's Adam Teicher tweeted that "based off pregame warmups, Darrel Williams will start at RB for the Chiefs today." Williams was reportedly 1st in line in warmups, followed by rookie Darwin Thompson and then LeSean McCoy. Fox's Jay Glazer also reported that HC Andy Reid told him McCoy's workload will be based on how he's feeling and performing early in the game. This has become a tough backfield to project. You might be best off just avoiding it in Week 3 fantasy lineups.
The forecast for today's Ravens-Chiefs game calls for a 70% chance of rain. There are flash flood warnings in the area, so it sounds like the rainfall could be heavy. The good news is that wind shouldn't be a major problem, with the forecast calling for 10-13 mph. We'll keep an eye on this as we get closer to 1 pm ET kickoff and adjust the Week 3 rankings as needed.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s safe to fire up for Sunday’s pristine matchup against the Raiders.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid "gave the impression" that WRs Mecole Hardman and De'Anthony Thomas will split Tyreek Hill's work against the Raiders on Sunday, The Athletic's Nate Taylor writes. "(Thomas) has done it before, and Mecole has kind of been in that position," Reid said. “We feel good working both of them." Anthony missed the opener on a 1-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He's been more of a gadget player in the past, tallying 64 catches and 29 carries over his first 5 NFL seasons. We could see Thomas get the jet-sweep and other quick-hitting type plays Hill usually gets, while Hardman runs more of the typical WR plays. We still prefer Hardman as the Week 2 fantasy play, but consider him just a WR4 or flex flier.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will practice on Wednesday, HC Andy Reid said. Mahomes hurt his ankle in the opener -- former NFL head team Dr. David Chao believes it's a high-ankle sprain -- but he's clearly on track to play against the Raiders this weekend. Even with his mobility potentially limited, Mahomes is an elite fantasy play.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with his collarbone injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That timetable would have him back as early as Week 6 or as late as Week 8. Kansas City's bye isn't until Week 12. We'd hang on to Hill in all fantasy leagues. He should return to WR1 status as soon as he's back on the field. WR Sammy Watkins and TE Travis Kelce will get target boosts with Hill out. We like rookie Mecole Hardman to be the 2nd most productive Chiefs WR, with Demarcus Robinson as the #3.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) "will likely" avoid IR, according to the Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger. The report adds that there's "no defined timetable quite yet" for Hill's return. He's still looking at a multi-week absence, but the IR would have cost Hill at least 8 weeks. We'll continue to keep an eye on his status.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the Chiefs are still evaluating WR Tyreek Hill's injury, with "options ranging from missing a few games to IR/designated to return." The latter move would knock Hill out until at least Week 10. We'll stay on top of the situation, but Chiefs WRs Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are both worth adding off waiver wires this week.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill does not need surgery on his injured shoulder but is expected to miss "a few weeks," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Chiefs head trainer Rick Burkholder revealed that Hill is dealing with a sternal clavicular joint injury. It sounds like fantasy owners should prepare to be without him until at least Week 5. Hill's absence elevates WR Sammy Watkins to the top of the Chiefs' depth chart. Demarcus Robinson and rookie Mecole Hardman are next in line and are worth speculative adds in deeper fantasy leagues.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill had to go to the hospital to have his shoulder injury treated by the trauma department, according to insider B.J. Kissel. We don't yet have other details regarding Hill's injury or how long he'll be sidelined, but it doesn't sound like this is minor. We'll update Hill's status as we learn more.
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