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Noah Gray
Noah Gray Ready to go at Jets
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 4:20 PM
Gray (illness) does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game at the Jets.
Analysis: After missing practice Wednesday and Thursday with an illness, Gray was a full participant at practice Friday and will suit up for Week 4. His snap count has remained relatively steady even with the return of Travis Kelce, but he's only seen five targets over the past two games.
Kadarius Toney
Kadarius Toney Avoids Week 4 injury report
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 2:18 PM
Toney (toe) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jets.
Analysis: Toney logged a third consecutive limited practice Friday, but he did enough to avoid an injury designation heading into SNF. Toney has just 37 scrimmage yards on 11 targets and two carries through three games, so fantasy managers will likely need to see more productivity from the oft-injured receiver before they feel comfortable plugging him into lineups.
Kadarius Toney
Kadarius Toney Limited again Thursday
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 4:03 PM
Toney (toe) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Toney has played just 37 offensive snaps through three games but has drawn 11 targets, catching seven of them for 35 scoreless yards. Toney is little more than a bench stash in fantasy leagues until he is able to carve out a more prominent role.
Noah Gray
Noah Gray Still recovering from illness
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 12:46 PM
Gray (illness) did not practice Thursday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: Gray was also absent from practice Wednesday, as he continues to work to get himself back to full health. The Duke product still has a couple of days to recover before the team's game against the Jets on Sunday, but he'll remain questionable for the contest for now.
Montrell Washington
Montrell Washington Signed to active roster
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 7:18 PM
The Chiefs signed Washington from their practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, Mat McMullen of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Washington was elevated from the practice squad ahead of last week's win against the Bears to serve as the team's returner and impressed enough to get a permanent spot on the roster. With Richie James (knee) on injured reserve, the 24-year-old will likely continue to serve as the primary returner for the near future.
Kadarius Toney
Kadarius Toney Limited practice Wednesday
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 4:39 PM
Toney (toe) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Toney logged just two snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears, and it looks like the toe injury that had him listed as questionable for the contest is still an issue ahead of Week 4 action. Toney will thus need to log a full practice by Friday in order to avoid an injury designation for Sunday's contest against the Jets.
Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes Full practice Wednesday
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 4:17 PM
Mahomes (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday.
Analysis: Mahomes had his right ankle rolled up on in the waning moments of the first half this past Sunday against the Bears. He was able to stay in the game and then lead the offense after the mid-game break, and despite getting subbed out early in the 41-10 blowout win, he still completed 24 of 33 passes for 272 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions while notching 28 more yards on three carries. With an uncapped session under his belt to kick off Week 4 prep, Mahomes is good to go ahead of Sunday's visit to the Jets.
Noah Gray
Noah Gray Dealing with illness
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 1:08 PM
Gray (illness) will not practice Wednesday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.
Analysis: Gray still has a few days to recover before the team's Week 4 contest with the Jets, but he can currently be considered questionable for the game. If he's unable to play, Blake Bell would likely need to step into a larger workload, while the Chiefs may need to elevate Matt Bushman from the practice squad.
Justin Watson
Justin Watson Makes most of pair of catches
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 9:54 AM
Watson notched two receptions (on three targets) for 51 yards during Sunday's 41-10 victory against Chicago.
Analysis: Watson has remained surprisingly involved in the Chiefs' passing attack this season despite all of the options in the wide receiver room, collecting 12 targets through the first three weeks. He's averaged north of 20 yards per completion in his first three contests, finishing with at least 45 receiving yards in each of the first three, but he doesn't produce enough to warrant consideration in the majority of fantasy formats at this point. Given that he's in his seventh year in the league and second with Kansas City, it's unlikely change is on the horizon.
Skyy Moore
Skyy Moore Amasses six targets
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 9:44 AM
Moore notched four receptions (on six targets) for 42 yards during Sunday's 41-10 win against Chicago.
Analysis: Moore was also targeted a seventh time, though that play was scrapped due to a defensive offside. That said, two of his official six targets came when backup Blaine Gabbert was in after the Chiefs went up 41-0 on the Bears early in the second half, and they accounted for 17 of his 42 receiving yards on the day. Moore did reach pay dirt in Week 3, but he remains an inconsistent producer from a fantasy standpoint. He will likely be a touchdown-dependent option potentially worth rostering in deeper or dynasty fantasy formats.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Nabs single pass in Week 3
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 9:37 AM
Valdes-Scantling reeled in one of two targets for 37 yards during Sunday's 41-10 victory over Chicago.
Analysis: Valdes-Scantling hasn't compiled more than two catches in a game through the first trio of weeks, drawing no more than three targets in a contest. He's also yet to find pay dirt, and it's seemingly trending toward another season in which the Chiefs' wide receiver room won't sport consistent production. However, MVS is already trailing Rashee Rice (14), Skyy Moore (13), Justin Watson and Kadarius Toney (11) in targets, so there's little to suggest he will be a worthwhile fantasy asset in 2023.
Kadarius Toney
Kadarius Toney One catch in Week 3
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 11:34 AM
Toney, who logged two snaps on offense in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears, caught his only target in the contest for a loss of one yard.
Analysis: Toney -- who missed practice this past Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited session Friday -- approached the contest listed as questionable. Though the wideout was available versus Chicago, Toney's limited playing time Sunday suggests that he's probably still dealing with the sprained toe that landed him on Kansas City's Week 3 injury report to some degree. With that in mind, it will be worth tracking his practice participation ahead of Sunday's road game against the Jets.
Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes No injury concerns
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 10:35 AM
Mahomes avoided any significant injuries during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Mahomes appeared to injure his right leg near the end of the first half of Sunday's blowout victory and was briefly seen limping, but a source confirmed to Pelissero on Monday that the star quarterback is fine. Through three contests this season, Mahomes is averaging 268 passing yards per game with seven passing touchdowns and two interceptions. The reigning NFL MVP appears on track to suit up Week 4 versus the Jets without limitations.
Jerick McKinnon
Jerick McKinnon Scores two TDs on five touches
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 10:20 PM
McKinnon rushed twice for nine yards and caught all three of his targets for 19 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Head coach Andy Reid continued his red-zone excellence with a couple of play designs that allowed McKinnon to scamper across the goal line unscathed. The veteran back finished a distant third in backfield touches behind Isiah Pacheco (17) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (16), so he needs to provide touchdowns to have fantasy relevance. Luckily the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes under center, so it wouldn't be surprising to see another multi-score showing from McKinnon this season. That said, he will struggle to provide consistency on just a handful of touches per game.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Scores with increased workload
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 9:57 PM
Edwards-Helaire had 15 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for two yards in Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.
Analysis: Edwards-Helaire saw his workload increase drastically after receiving just seven combined carries over his previous two contests. The increase in playing time wasn't a result of the blowout, with his trip to the end zone coming early in the second quarter while Kansas City was still building its lead. Isiah Pacheco (hamstring) suited up after being labeled a game-time decision, so perhaps the uncertainty regarding his availability during the practice week led the coaching staff to scheme more plays for CEH against Chicago. Even if Edwards-Helaire maintains his newfound role against the Jets next Sunday, this week's volume of touches is unlikely to repeat in more-competitive matchups.
Rashee Rice
Rashee Rice Narrowly misses TD Sunday
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 9:30 PM
Rice caught five of seven targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.
Analysis: Rice appeared to have scored the second touchdown of his young career on a 14-yard reception early in the second quarter, but replay review overturned the score and Clyde Edwards-Helaire punched it in on the ensuing play. It was still a strong performance from Rice, who finished second behind Travis Kelce in receptions, targets and yardage Sunday. Patrick Mahomes likes to spread the ball around to his auxiliary targets, so it's tough to predict this kind of workload every week. That said, Rice could develop into a household fantasy name if he continues to earn his star quarterback's trust. His next opportunity to do so will come in a primetime matchup against the Jets next Sunday.
Isiah Pacheco
Isiah Pacheco Leading rusher in blowout win
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 8:10 PM
Pacheco (hamstring) had 15 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown while catching two of three targets for 16 receiving yards in Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.
Analysis: Pacheco was able to suit up after being labeled a game-time decision earlier in the week due to a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old wound up playing his full share of snaps while leading the team in rushing Sunday. Pacheco had good burst on his first touchdown run of the season, showing no lingering effects from his recent injury. The 2022 seventh-round pick split rushing duties with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (15-55-1) while Jerick McKinnon cashed in two short receiving scores. The Chiefs should continue mixing in all three backs this season, but Pacheco likely provides the most consistent role for fantasy purposes.
Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce Leading receiver in easy win
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 7:30 PM
Kelce turned eight targets into seven receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Kelce brought his A-game to Arrowhead Stadium with pop star Taylor Swift in attendance for Sunday's blowout victory, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Kelce -- a star in his own right -- wound up leading the team in receiving while cashing in his second touchdown in as many games this season. More importantly, the 33-year-old showed no limitations from the knee injury that forced him to miss Week 1. Kelce's growing fanbase can find him and the Chiefs taking on the Jets on Sunday Night Football in Week 4.
Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes Avoids injury scare Sunday
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 7:04 PM
Mahomes completed 24 of his 33 pass attempts for 272 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears. He added 28 rushing yards on three carries.
Analysis: Mahomes had fantasy managers holding their collective breaths after he rolled his ankle under a defender on the Chiefs' final drive of the first half, as reported by
Kadarius Toney
Kadarius Toney Suits up against Chicago
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 2:06 PM
Toney (toe) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Analysis: Toney, who missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited session Friday, will give it a go Sunday and barring any in-game setbacks will look to build off the five-catch, 35-yard effort he turned in last weekend against the Jaguars. Also in the mix for Kansas City's Week 3 WR targets are Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore, Justin Watson, Rashee Rice and Justyn Ross. In that context, Toney (who was held to one catch in Week 1) profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option versus Chicago.


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