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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) is officially active for tonight's game against the Broncos. It's fair to assume that he's not at 100% after spraining his ankle on Sunday, but Kelce remains a must-start in season-long leagues -- especially against this horrible Denver defense.

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.

Cardinals RB Keaontay Ingram (neck) was limited in Wednesday’s practice. He’s been out since Week 3 but seemingly has a chance to return for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. Arizona could use Ingram with RB James Conner (knee) on IR.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Broncos. He got in limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. Insider Jordan Schultz reports that Kelce's ankle has "responded well" and that he is expected to play tomorrow. We'll get Kansas City's inactives around 7 pm ET. An active Kelce is a must-start.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) was officially limited in Tuesday's practice. He was spotted on the field with that right ankle heavily taped. We're tentatively expecting Kelce to play vs. the Broncos on Thursday night, but check back tomorrow to see how he's listed on the final injury report.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) will practice on Tuesday, HC Andy Reid said. That should put Kelce on track to play vs. the Broncos on Thursday night. We'll watch his status over the next couple of days.

The Chiefs listed TE Travis Kelce as not practicing Monday on their estimated practice report. The team didn't actually work out the day after beating Minnesota. But it's no surprise that Kelce wouldn't have practice on his sprained ankle. We'll watch to confirm he's ready to play Thursday night against the Broncos. Given that Kelce returned to the Vikings game, he seems likely to play. But it's no lock. If Kelce is trending toward sitting out, TE Noah Gray could be a deeper TE option.

Chiefs WR Rashee Rice garnered 5 targets on only 10 routes run in Week 5. It’s eye-popping efficiency for the rising rookie, who tallied 4 grabs, 33 yards, and 1 score. Ahead of Rice, Chiefs WRs ranked as follows in routes: Marquez Valdes-Scantling (29), Justin Watson (23), Skyy Moore (23), Kadarius Toney (10). Rice also played only 20 snaps. So, the rookie will need to see the field more often to become a viable WR3/FLEX, but that’s the potential here – especially as bye weeks continue rolling in. Rice squares off with the Broncos on Thursday night.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown saw a team-high 10 targets on Sunday, converting 4 catches for 61 receiving yards and a TD vs. the Bengals. TE Zach Ertz had been hot as of late with the second-most targets among TEs (30) entering Week 5, though he had a bit of a down game in this one. The veteran hauled just 2 of 4 targets for 10 yards. Fortunately, he found the end zone and salvaged his fantasy day from that standpoint. Rookie WR Michael Wilson flopped after last week’s breakout with just one 18-yard catch in the contest. We’ll be happy to go back to Brown and Ertz in lineups again in Week 6 vs. the Rams.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chiefs TE Travis Kelce suffered a low-ankle sprain in the Week 5 win over the Vikings. That conflicts with insider Jordan Schultz's initial report that it's a high-ankle sprain -- but makes more sense considering Kelce was able to return to today's game with reasonable effectiveness. We'll look for further clarification on Kelce's status. The schedule won’t do him any favors with his Chiefs taking on the Broncos on Thursday night.

Insider Jordan Schultz reports that the Chiefs believe TE Travis Kelce has a high-ankle sprain. "The medical staff has cleared him to return, so it’s up to Kelce if he plays again today," Schultz adds. Kelce indeed returned to the field for Kansas City's second possession of the second half.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce suffered an apparent lower right leg injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Vikings. It was a non-contact play. Kelce limped to the sidelines and slammed his helmet. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Kelce returned to the sidelines with his helmet on and ankle taped for the start of the second half but did not play on Kansas City's first drive of the half.

Update: The Chiefs announced that Kelce is questionable to return with an ankle injury. CBS' Tracy Wolfson reports that Kelce underwent X-rays at halftime.

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

Jets WR Mecole Hardman is a healthy scratch for today's game vs. the Broncos. Hopefully you weren't counting on him. Hardman has one catch through four games.

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.

Bengals TE Irv Smith (hamstring) practiced all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll be back for Sunday’s game vs. the Cardinals. Smith totaled five catches on nine targets for 27 scoreless yards over the first two games of the season. He’d be a desperation Week 5 fantasy play.

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.

Bengals TE Irv Smith (hamstring) was upgraded to full participation in Thursday's practice. He's on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals. Cincinnati could certainly use Smith to step up in a struggling offense that'll likely be without WR Tee Higgins. But Smith would be tough to trust in Week 5 fantasy lineups after totaling just five catches for 27 yards over the first two weeks of the season.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce posted 6 catches on 9 targets with a team-leading 60 receiving yards in Week 4's win vs. the Jets. Unfortunately, the other Chiefs' TE Noah Gray was the one found the end zone on a 34-yard dart in the contest. Rookie Rashee Rice didn't have the biggest day on the field (3 catches, 32 yards). Still, his 5 targets were considerably more than his teammates Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, each of whom received 2 targets apiece. It'll be worth stashing Rice on benches if he's still available in your leagues. Next week, the Chiefs will take on the Vikings.

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco pounded the rock effectively in primetime, racking up 115 yards on 20 carries to go along with a TD vs. the Jets. He also snagged all 3 targets for 43 receiving yards as a pass-catcher in Week 4. Teammates Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon combined for 6 carries and 2 targets in the contest. Pacheco’s 24.5 PPR points land as the highest fantasy total in his career to date. Managers will hope for a continued streak of dominance in Week 5 vs. the Vikings.

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