The Chiefs have activated CB Bashaud Breeland off the suspended list. He missed the season's 1st 4 games. We'll see whether Breeland jumps back into a full-time role, but the broken collarbone for rookie CB L'Jarius Sneed leaves room for him to do so when ready.
The NFL is postponing Sunday's Patriots-Chiefs game, though they still expect to play it either Monday or Tuesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that "Tuesday is more likely." That would keep players from those teams -- minus Cam Newton -- available for Week 4 fantasy football lineups, though all would obviously be off the main DFS slate. We'll continue watching for further updates. A postponement to Tuesday was also the initial plan for Steelers-Titans before that game ultimately got moved to Week 7. So far, at least, this situation doesn't include multiple positive tests amid either team.
The Chiefs have placed rookie CB L'Jarius Sneed on IR after he suffered a broken collarbone in Monday night's win over the Ravens. HC Andy Reid didn't share an expected timeline for Sneed's recovery. The history of collarbone fractures gives him a chance to return late in the season. But you should feel safe to drop Sneed outside of dynasty leagues. He jumped onto the IDP radar with INTs in each of the 1st 2 weeks and should be in K.C.'s starting mix whenever he does return. CB Charvarius Ward checked in for Sneed after the rookie left Monday night. Look for Ward -- who is coming off surgery for a broken thumb -- to replace Sneed in the starting lineup going forward. The Chiefs will also get CB Bashaud Breeland back from suspension after Week 4.
The Chiefs have ruled out CB Charvarius Ward (thumb) for Sunday's game against the Chargers. They'll also be without DE Alex Okafor (hamstring).
Chiefs CB Charvarius Ward suffered a hand fracture in the 2nd half of Thursday night's win over the Texans. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that they're still figuring out how much time Ward might miss. The Chiefs were already without CB Bashaud Breeland for the 1st 4 games because of suspension. Rookie L'Jarius Sneed led K.C. corners in playing time in the opener, seeing 93% of the defensive snaps. Elsewhere, DE Alex Okafor left early with what HC Andy Reid called a "mild" hamstring strain.
The Chiefs grabbed LB Willie Gay Jr. with the penultimate pick in Round 2 of the NFL Draft. Gay flashed impressive ability despite limited on-field experience at Mississippi State. He lost 8 games last season to an academic-fraud suspension and also punched a teammate, who then missed the Music City Bowl. Gay lands in a nice situation for immediate opportunity, though. Kansas City finished last season with no LB consistently playing full time. We'll see if he's ready to seize that opportunity in 2020. Gay certainly carries long-term intrigue for dynasty leagues.
The Chiefs have applied the franchise tag to DT Chris Jones. It was the expected move, to keep 1 of the team's top defensive players from hitting free agency. When healthy, Jones is a top-20 fantasy D-linemen and 1 of the top fantasy DTs available. He'll turn just 26 in July.
Chiefs DT Chris Jones (calf) is active for today’s game against the Titans. That’s a big boost to K.C.’s run defense and pass rush
Chiefs DT Chris Jones (calf) is inactive for today's game against the Texans. That leaves the Kansas City D-line without a top run defender and a key component in the pass rush. Jones also missed the Week 6 meeting, in which Texans RB Carlos Hyde tallied 116 yards on 26 carries. Today's matchup gets better for Hyde with Jones out.
Chiefs DT Chris Jones is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Jones sustained a calf injury in Thursday's practice and then missed Friday's workout. Jones missed 3 games earlier this season, a span that included losses to Houston and Green Bay. Jones' absence would hurt both the run defense and the pass rush. We'll see about his availability Sunday afternoon.
Chiefs DE Frank Clark is active for today's game against the Broncos. He's fighting a stomach illness, but he played through it productively last week and should be in IDP lineups where he makes sense.
NFL Network's James Palmer reports that the Chiefs expect DE Frank Clark to play against the Broncos today. He's questionable with a stomach ailment that kept him out of Wednesday and Thursday practices and sent him to see a specialist midweek. But he played through the illness productively at New England last Sunday. Plan to have Clark in your IDP lineups for Week 15, where he makes sense.
Chiefs DE Frank Clark is still dealing with the stomach ailment that rendered him questionable for last week's win at New England. Clark missed practice Wednesday and Thursday of this week but returned or a full Friday workout. The Kansas City Star reports that Clark will have 1 more appointment with a specialist, which likely will determine whether he plays against the Broncos. "We're heading in the right direction there," HC Andy Reid said Friday. "We'll just see how it all works out, but he looked like he moved around pretty good today." Clark played through the illness last week and delivered a sack among 3 total pressures. If he's active, he'll be worth playing in an upside matchup with Denver.
Chiefs DE Frank Clark is active for today's game against the Patriots. He was listed as questionable with a shoulder issue, but flu seems to be a bigger question for Clark. He's a low-floor, low-ceiling IDP option.
Chiefs DE Emmanuel Ogbah will have season-ending surgery for a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Titans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ogbah is headed for unrestricted free agency in the spring.
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