Chris Conley Fantasy Football News 2018

11:11am EST 11/11/18

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. He’s tentatively expected back for next Monday night’s showdown with the Rams. Chris Conley will step in as Kansas City’s #2 WR today and is an intriguing flier in DFS and deeper season-long leagues.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is "unlikely" to play against the Cardinals today. He adds that "it's mostly a precaution, and Watkins should be fine next week." The Chiefs visit the Rams in Week 11 before a Week 12 bye.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals after returning to a limited practice on Friday. It’d make a ton of sense for Kansas City to hold him out of this easily winnable game, but we’ll get his official status around noon ET on Sunday. If active, Watkins will be a risk/reward fantasy play. If not, Chris Conley will step in as the Chiefs’ #2 WR and be a viable flier.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play against the Cardinals this weekend. We just removed Watkins from the Week 10 Rankings and bumped up WR Chris Conley.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins injured his foot in Sunday's win over the Browns, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "While it’s not a serious injury, it may impact his status for Sunday as KC plans for the long run," Rapoport adds. We'll look for more details on Watkins' injury and monitor his practice participation this week. If he can't play against the Cardinals on Sunday, Chris Conley would step in as Kansas City's #2 WR.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins was knocked out of Monday night's game against the Broncos with a hamstring injury. He reportedly tested the hamstring after exiting but told the trainers that he couldn't get back out there. Watkins' absence leaves Kansas City with Chris Conley, Demarcus Robinson and De'Anthony Thomas behind Tyreek Hill.

Chiefs WR Chris Conley ruptured his right Achilles' tendon in Sunday night's win over Houston and will miss the rest of the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Conley already sat just 5th on the team in targets and caught 11 passes through 5 games. The loss could mean a few more targets for slot WR Albert Wilson and provide WR Demarcus Robinson a chance to get on the field more.

The Chiefs have released WR Jeremy Maclin. This one comes out of nowhere. Maclin missed 4 games last year and finished with a disappointing 44-546-2 line. But he's just 29 and went for 1,088 yards and 8 scores back in 2015. It sounds like this was a salary cap move, with Maclin's release saving the Chiefs $10 million. It shouldn't take him long to find a new employer. The Ravens would be a nice landing spot. In Kansas City, meanwhile, WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce are left as the clear top 2 options in the passing game. WR Chris Conley figures to join those guys in the starting lineup and could be an intriguing late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Broncos. He didn’t practice all week and still has no timetable for return. Tyreek Hill, Albert Wilson and Chris Conley will again serve as Kansas City’s top 3 WRs. But none is a good fantasy play vs. Denver’s elite secondary.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) didn’t practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. There’s no timetable for his return. Tyreek Hill, Albert Wilson and Chris Conley will again serve as Kansas City’s top 3 WRs. Hill, despite playing the fewest snaps of the 3, racked up 13 targets last week and is the best fantasy bet.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's an extreme long shot to be ready for this weekend's game against the Bucs. That'll again leave Tyreek Hill, Albert Wilson and Chris Conley as Kansas City's top 3 WRs.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) is out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. He didn’t practice all week and can’t be considered a lock to return for Week 11. Chris Conley, Albert Wilson and Tyreek Hill will serve as Kansas City’s top 3 WRs vs. Carolina’s 29th-ranked WR defense.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play against the Panthers this weekend. With Maclin out for most of last Sunday's game, Chris Conley played 88% of the snaps, Albert Wilson 71% and Tyreek Hill 59%.

The Chiefs went with WR Demarcus Robinson in the 4th round of the 2016 draft. Robinson’s college career at Florida was marred by 4 suspensions. He posted a 53-810-7 line in 2014 but dropped to 47-520-2 this past year. Robinson goes 6’1, 203 pounds with a SPARQ score in the 55th percentile, so there’s some upside here. He’ll battle with Chris Conley and Albert Wilson for playing time behind Jeremy Maclin.

10:33am EDT 10/25/15

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (concussion) is inactive for today’s game against the Steelers. HC Andy Reid said he was fully cleared on Friday, so Maclin might have suffered a setback. We’ll look for an update on his status tonight or tomorrow. His absence leaves Albert Wilson and Chris Conley as Kansas City’s top 2 WRs. Both guys are just fantasy fliers. TE Travis Kelce should see a bunch of targets today.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (concussion) remained out of practice on Thursday.  He's a long shot to receive full clearance in time for this weekend's game against the Steelers. We just removed Maclin from our Week 7 Rankings. His absence would leave Albert Wilson and Chris Conley as Kansas City's top 2 WRs. Both guys are more DFS tournament fliers than season-long options.  TE Travis Kelce figures to see a ton of targets with Maclin out. 

Chiefs WR Chris Conley returned to the practice field on Monday sporting a sleeve on his injured knee.  The rookie ended up missing 11 days with the injury.  Conley is mixing in with both the 1st and 2nd teams. He'll need a strong rest of the month to beat out WR Albert Wilson for a starting job.  Conley is only worth considering as a late-round pick in best-ball drafts.

Chiefs WR Chris Conley is dealing with a knee strain, according to HC Andy Reid.  No word on the severity or how long the he'll be sidelined.  Conley needs a strong August to beat out WR Albert Wilson for a Week 1 starting job.  For now, he's just a late-round flier in best-ball drafts.

Chiefs WR Albert Wilson will open training camp in the starting lineup, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher.  An undrafted free agent last year, Wilson tallied just 16 catches for 260 yards.  But 12 of those grabs came over the final 4 weeks.  We'll see if he can carry that momentum over to 2015.  Wilson will need to hold off WR Chris Conley for a starting job.  The rookie is a tad raw but goes 6'3, 205 pounds with 4.3 speed.  He looks like a better fit on the outside than the 5'9, 200-pound Wilson.  From a fantasy perspective, we'd rather see Conley win the job.

The Chiefs selected WR Chris Conley in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft.  He didn't put up big college numbers in Georgia's run-heavy offense, but Conley blew up the Combine with a 4.35-second 40, 45-inch vertical and 139-inch broad.  His tape shows a guy who's more than just a freak athlete.  Conley creates separation and has excellent ball skills.  Unfortunately, landing with the Chiefs and ultra-conservative QB Alex Smith is not ideal.  At least Conley doesn't have much competition for a starting job opposite Jeremy Maclin.

 
 
 

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