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Willie Gay Jr. - Fantasy Points Outlook

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KC

LB KC

#40 Linebacker

96 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 12
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 23
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 243
40 Time: 4.46

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Floor

2.2

DS Projection

3.3

Consensus

38 other sites
4

Ceiling

6.6

Rest of
Season

6.6

Week 6 Projections
Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
2.4 1.2 0 0 0 0.3 0 0 3.3
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
4.1 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 0 6.6
Week 1
Gay is on short-term IR to begin the season. Once he's ready, though, he should be K.C.'s most featured LB.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Gay generated buzz with his play in coverage this summer, which positions him as the best bet for full-time duty in a Chiefs LB corps that sported no such player last year.

Gay played sparingly as a rookie, reaching 50% playing time in just 2 games all year -- and watching his role tail off at the end of the year. He also arrived with a limited college record, thanks both to injury and off-field issues.

But Gay is a high-upside athlete in a high-upside situation. That combo makes him well worth betting on low in LB2 range.

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The Chiefs on Saturday activated LB Willie Gay Jr. from IR. He has been out since the end of preseason with a toe injury. Kansas City listed him as questionable for tonight's game against the Bills, and Gay shouldn't be in anyone's IDP plans yet. He has significant upside through the rest of the season, though.

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The Chiefs on Thursday placed LB Willie Gay Jr. on IR with a toe injury he suffered in the team's final preseason game. The IR designation means Gay will miss at least 3 games, but it doesn't sound like they expect the issue to linger much beyond that. According to Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star, there was "initial optimism" that the injury wasn't serious. Anthony Hitchens figures to lead the LB playing time for K.C. while Gay is out.

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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.

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