Chris Conley Fantasy Football News 2019

The forecast for today's Jaguars-Broncos game calls for sustained winds around 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. That's more than enough to impact the passing and kicking games. No one expected this to be a fantasy bonanza anyways. You can stick with RBs Leonard Fournette, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, but we'd try to avoid the QBs, WRs and Ks in this game.

Jaguars WR Chris Conley is questionable to return to Thursday night's game against the Titans with what the team announced as an ankle injury. He rolled his ankle and hyper-extended his knee on the same play. We'll update Conley's status when we learn more.

Update: Conley returned later in the 2nd quarter.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone admitted Saturday that WR Marqise Lee might miss the start of the season. He remains on the PUP list after suffering a significant knee injury last August. Lee isn't worth a pick in fantasy drafts. Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark and Chris Conley are expected to open the season as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs.

ESPN's Mike DiRocco says Chris Conley "has been the best receiver during OTAs and minicamp" for the Jaguars. The free-agent signee played briefly with new QB Nick Foles in Kansas City, but the bigger factor working in his favor is Marqise Lee's slow return from an August 2018 knee injury. Lee isn't expected to return until "several weeks into training camp." That could clear a path for Conley to enter the season among the top 2 wideouts for the Jaguars. And DiRocco says they "don't have a clear No. 1." We'd bet on Dede Westbrook leading the group in fantasy scoring, but Conley makes sense as a late-round pick in current best-ball drafting.

The Jaguars have added WR Chris Conley. He's a size/speed freak at 6'2, 213 pounds with a 97th percentile SPARQ score. But Conley never earned a significant role in Kansas City, totaling 104 catches over the past 4 seasons. He joins a relatively unsettled WR corps in Jacksonville alongside Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark, Marqise Lee and Keelan Cole. Conley will be worth monitoring this summer.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is out for Thursday night's game against the Chargers. He's expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season. Watkins' absence makes Chris Conley a boom-or-bust WR4 play.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins reportedly re-injured his foot in Thursday's practice. The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger reports that Watkins is expected to miss another 4-6 weeks. That timeline would knock him out for the rest of the regular season and potentially cost him playoff games. Kansas City will move forward with WRs Chris Conley, Demarcus Robinson and newly signed Kelvin Benjamin behind Tyreek Hill. Conley is the only viable fantasy option and looks like a boom-or-bust WR3 the rest of the way.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. So Chris Conley will again be a full-time player as the #2 WR. He’s posted 2 duds and 1 big game in the 3 outings Watkins missed all or most of this season. Consider Conley a boom/bust WR4 for Week 13.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. He's a long shot to play against the Raiders this weekend, leaving Chris Conley as Kansas City's #2 WR. In the 3 games Watkins has missed all or most of this year, Conley has posted lines of 4-13, 1-22 and 7-74-2. While he has the upside to have another big one this weekend, he's more likely to come away with something closer to those first 2 lines in what should be an easy win over Oakland.

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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.

 
 
 

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