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The x-rays on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' injured throwing hand came back clean, HC Andy Reid said Monday. So, barring some kind of setback, Mahomes will play against the Broncos this weekend. We'll keep an eye on him leading up to that one.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes injured his throwing hand in the win over the Patriots, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. X-rays on the hand after the game came back clean, but Mahomes is scheduled for more testing on Monday. Rapoport says there's "optimism" that Mahomes will be able to play against the Broncos this weekend but that "no one is absolutely sure" until those test results come back. We'll obviously keep a close eye on this.

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 RB Damien Williams (rib) is out for Sunday's game against the Patriots. With RB Darrel Williams (hamstring) on IR, Kansas City is down to RBs LeSean McCoy, Darwin Thompson and Spencer Ware. McCoy figures to be the lead back this weekend, but the Chiefs have been managing the 31-year-old and haven't given him more than 14 touches in a game all season. Thompson figures to be next in line for work but is just a fantasy flier with Ware also potentially in the mix.

Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib) missed practice again on Thursday. It's looking like it'll be LeSean McCoy as Kansas City's lead back in New England this weekend. Rookie Darwin Thompson figures to serve as the #2 RB, but the addition of RB Spencer Ware adds risk to Thompson's fantasy outlook.

The Chiefs have placed RB Darrel Williams on IR with his hamstring injury. LeSean McCoy, Darwin Thompson and Spencer Ware are Kansas City's healthy RBs right now. Damien Williams (rib) remained sidelined on Wednesday. McCoy is looking like the favorite to lead this backfield in touches against the Patriots this weekend, although he hasn't topped 14 touches in a game all season.

Chiefs RBs Damien Williams (rib) and Darrel Williams (hamstring) missed Wednesday's practice. Damien reportedly has a chance to play against the Patriots this weekend, but Darrel seems like a long shot. LeSean McCoy, Darwin Thompson and Spencer Ware are Kansas City's healthy RBs right now.

The Chiefs have signed RB Spencer Ware. He played in Kansas City from 2015 to 2018, averaging 4.7 yards per carry on 337 attempts. Ware signed with the Colts this offseason but was placed on the PUP list with an undisclosed injury before eventually being released. He figures to be active on Sunday against the Patriots if RBs Damien Williams (rib) and Darrel Williams (hamstring) are out. Ware won't be a bankable Week 14 fantasy option, but his addition puts a damper on RB Darwin Thompson's outlook.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid conceded that there's a "good chance" RB Darrel Williams (hamstring) misses Sunday's game against the Patriots. There was no update from Reid on RB Damien Williams, who missed Week 13 with a rib injury. If both Williamses are out this weekend, Kansas City would be down to RBs LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson.

Despite RB Damien Williams (rib) being inactive and RB Darrel Williams exiting in the 3rd quarter with a hamstring injury, RB LeSean McCoy finished with just 5 carries and 3 targets in the win over the Raiders. “We’re not fooling anybody here, he’s not getting any younger, so it’s my responsibility to manage him as best I can, and I think I know him as well as anybody," HC Andy Reid said afterward. "So I’m going to do what I think is right on that." If both Williamses are out for Week 14's game against the Patriots, we're probably looking at something close to a 50/50 split between McCoy and RB Darwin Thompson. Thompson is worth grabbing off waiver wires this week.

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams suffered a non-contact leg injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Raiders. The leg just buckled underneath him as he took the ball off left tackle. Williams was able to hobble off the field under his own power. We'll update his status when we learn more. With RB Damien Williams (rib) out, Kansas City is down to RBs LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson.

Update: Williams is officially questionable to return with a hamstring injury.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He's an elite Week 13 fantasy play vs. Oakland's flammable secondary.

Chiefs RB Damien Williams (ribs) is out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. That leaves LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams as Kansas City’s top 2 backs. McCoy figures to lead the way in touches and is the best fantasy option. But we’re expecting Williams to be plenty involved, too. He’s on the RB3 or flex radar.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid is "optimistic" about WR Tyreek Hill's availability for Sunday's game against the Raiders after he exited the Week 11 win over the Chargers with a hamstring injury. "I think he'll be all right," Reid said. "We'll see how it goes." Hill can be penciled into Week 13 fantasy lineups for now. We'll track his practice participation throughout the week.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Monday that RB LeSean McCoy did not sustain a concussion in the win over the Chargers. He left in the 4th quarter of that game to get checked but evidently passed the concussion test. So McCoy will be available for this weekend's game against the Raiders. RB Damien Williams' status remains uncertain after he suffered a rib injury in the Chargers game.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill's hamstring injury was "deemed minor." Hill is considered day-to-day and has a "real chance" to be ready after the Week 12 bye, per Rapoport. We'll keep an eye on Hill when Kansas City returns to practice next week.

Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy left in the 4th quarter of Monday night's game against the Chargers to get tested for a concussion. He followed Damien Williams (ribs) out of the game, leaving Darrel Williams as the team's top remaining back. We'll see about the status of both players coming out of the Week 12 bye.

Chiefs RB Damien Williams suffered a rib injury in the 2nd quarter of Monday night's game against the Chargers. He's questionable to return.

Update: The team has ruled him out for the game.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill injured his right hamstring in the 1st quarter of Monday night's game against the Chargers. He was worked on by a trainer on the sideline before eventually heading back to the locker room. Hill is officially questionable to return.

Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller (thumb) is inactive for tonight's game against the Chargers. It'll be the 5th straight game he has missed. Fuller's absence from the slot helps the matchup for Chargers WR Keenan Allen.

 
 
 

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