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Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens put in full practices Tuesday and Wednesday, and the team left him off the final injury reports. He should be set to return Thursday night against the Broncos from the groin injury that cost him Week 6. That will push Ben Niemann back to a small role. He played just 13, 15 and 13 snaps the 3 games before Hitchens left early in Week 5. The Chiefs will miss CB Kendall Fuller (thumb) and DT Chris Jones (groin) against Denver, however. CB Bashaud Breeland is questionable for the game despite not having an injury. He did not travel with the team, but the Broncos have so far given no details on the corner's situation.

Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens (groin) is inactive for today's game against the Texans. His absence pushes Ben Niemann into the starting lineup.

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Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) is active for today’s game against the Texans. He received medical clearance late this week but was reportedly still dealing with soreness in that injured shoulder. Hill obviously comes with more risk than usual this week — but he still boasts week-winning upside.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) will play against the Texans today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hill was able to maintain his cardio while rehabbing from this injury, and we haven't heard anything about him being on a snap count today. You'd need to be loaded at WR to consider benching Hill in season-long fantasy leagues.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) has a "serious chance" to play against the Texans today. The team will reportedly wait until pregame warmups to make a final decision. We'll get Hill's official status around 11:30 am. He'll come with elevated risk but would be nearly impossible to bench in season-long fantasy leagues if active.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Hill has received medical clearance to play but adds that he dealt with soreness in that shoulder this week. Hill is a game-time decision.

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.

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