Eric Berry Fantasy Football News 2019

4:03pm EDT 3/13/19

The Chiefs have released S Eric Berry. The veteran appeared in just 2 games last season, topping 30 snaps only once. He was set to draw $12.4 million in salary in the coming season, so the move clears cap space. It also thins a secondary that just added Tyrann Mathieu in free agency. Berry -- who just turned 30 in late December -- figures to get a shot elsewhere if he wants to keep playing.

Chiefs S Eric Berry is "unlikely" to play against the Colts today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Berry is officially questionable with the heel injury that has dogged him since his late-season return.

Chiefs S Eric Berry is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He put in limited practices all week in his 1st action of the season. Berry's certainly not in lineup consideration for his 1st game since last year's opener. We'll see how things go.

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Bengals. It'll be his 2nd straight missed game after Houston left Week 5 early with the injury. Kansas City also expects to remain without S Eric Berry (heel), who is also listed as "doubtful."

Chiefs S Eric Berry is officially doubtful for Sunday's opener against the Chargers. HC Andy Reid has conceded that the veteran probably won't play while dealing with a sore heel. Berry missed much of August in his return from the Achilles' tendon tear that ended last season in the opening game. The Kansas City defense could be in trouble, missing 1 of its best players after a preseason that saw it look pretty bad.

The Chiefs confirmed Friday that S Eric Berry will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his left Achilles' tendon in Thursday night's win over the Patriots. We'll see about his status in the offseason heading toward 2018.

Chiefs S Eric Berry left in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's opener with an Achilles' tendon injury. That's bad news. We'll await an official diagnosis, but a rupture would obviously end his season.

Chiefs S Eric Berry returned over the weekend after finally signing his franchise tender. According to Arrowhead Pride, HC Andy Reid said he's "leaning against" playing Berry in the final preseason game. It'd be nice to have Berry see some game action before the season, but it's also tough to worry about a guy who returned from chemo to play a full season and garner a top position rating from Pro Football Focus last year. The abundance of usable IDP options at DB and fairly late spot at which you can draft him also makes for minimal risk. Berry's return can only be good news for a Chiefs D still missing star pass rusher OLB Justin Houston.

The Chiefs on Tuesday applied their franchise tag to S Eric Berry. The veteran returned from cancer treatment to deliver a stellar 2015 season, according to Pro Football Focus grading. Chiefs GM John Dorsey said in a statement that the team intends to keep Berry around for the "foreseeable future," according to The Associated Press. Berry didn't supply terrific fantasy football value for IDP owners last season, but he has showed enough playmaking ability in the past to remain in our draft plans for 2016. His continued presence helps the team D for fantasy purposes.

Chiefs S Eric Berry remains a 2nd-teamer heading into the regular season, and ESPN.com's Adam Teicher says the team is comfy with current starters Husain Abdullah and Ron Parker. "His role is unlikely to change unless the Chiefs need him in their lineup because of an injury to one of their starters," Teicher wrote about Berry. We've wanted to believe that Berry would earn his way back into the starting lineup, especially with Parker capable of playing CB. But we've got to move Berry down the DB rankings at this point. Parker looks like an IDP sleeper at this point. Berry ... we'll see.

The Chiefs announced Tuesday night that S Eric Berry is cancer free and ready to begin training camp with his team. That's obviously awesome news on a personal level for Berry and professionally for the K.C. defense. A healthy Berry ranks among the league's top playmakers at his position. We'll see as camp gets going whether the cancer battle put him behind in conditioning, but we've already boosted him into the top 10 among DBs in our 2015 IDP rankings.

3:49pm EST 12/8/14

Doctors have confirmed that Chiefs S Eric Berry has Hodgkin lymphoma, as suspected. The good news: "This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches," Dr. Christopher R. Flowers said, according to NFL.com. "The goal of Mr. Berry's treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now." We'll see whether the treatment and recovery period allows Berry to return to the field in 2015. In the meantime, Ron Parker has slid back over from his CB slot to start in Berry's place the past 2 weeks and remain an IDP factor.

The Chiefs have placed S Eric Berry on the non-football injury list after doctors discovered a mass in the right side of his chest. Berry will reportedly see a lymphoma specialist later this week to confirm a diagnosis. We'll obviously have to wait to see what comes of this situation before projecting Berry beyond this season. The Chiefs reportedly called his outlook encouraging but cautioned that we're still early in the process. For this year, IDP owners must look for a different DB option.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Friday that S Eric Berry will play Sunday against the Jets for the 1st time since suffering a high ankle sprain back in Week 1. Reid conceded that he doesn't know exactly how big a role Berry will play after 6 games off, adding that "we’ll just see how he does, see how he feels," according to The Associated Press. That obviously adds risk to playing Berry in your IDP lineup. But if he plays anything close to a full allotment of snaps, he'll carry huge upside against an already-vulnerable Jets offense starting QB Michael Vick for the 1st time. Berry's return adds turnover upside to the Chiefs team D.

11:16am EDT 10/26/14

Chiefs S Eric Berry is inactive once again today against the Rams. He has been out since Week 2 because of a high ankle sprain. Berry does seem to be nearing a return after putting in limited practices all this week. Keep him in mind for your Week 9 IDP lineup, and we'll track his status. His absence doesn't help the Chiefs D, but K.C. remains a nice fantasy play at home against the Rams today.

Chiefs S Eric Berry is questionable for Sunday's meeting with the Rams after putting in another limited workout Wednesday. It's at least an improvement over Week 7, when he returned to the practice field only to find that his sprained ankle wasn't ready and was ruled out before Sunday. If Berry's active for the game, he'll be worth inserting into plenty of IDP lineups. Check the Week 8 rankings for just how high we're willing to consider him.

2:47pm EDT 10/18/14

The Chiefs have ruled S Eric Berry out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. After returning to practice early in the week following the team's bye, Berry found that his high ankle sprain has not yet healed enough to allow him to play. His absence hurts the upside of the Chiefs' team D in fantasy, as he's easily the team's biggest playmaker in coverage.

Chiefs S Eric Berry returned to practice this week after missing the past 3 games with a high ankle sprain. But after putting in a limited workout Wednesday, the veteran did not practice Thursday. We have yet to see whether it was a rest day or a sign that his ankle's not yet ready for game action, but we'll certainly be watching Berry's status for this weekend's matchup with the Chargers.

 
 
 

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