Frankie Hammond will compete for a roster spot with the Chiefs this year, and he has a lot to prove before Fantasy owners can trust him. He spent part of the 2015 season on the practice squad and appeared in just nine games for the Chiefs with no catches. For his career he has just four catches for 45 yards. Keep an eye on his production in training camp, but he's not worth drafting in the majority of leagues.
Hammond was promoted to the 53-man roster Saturday. Hammond has been on the Chiefs' practice squad, but with De'Anthony Thomas out Sunday against Buffalo, he'll join the active roster to serve as the fifth receiver. The Florida product saw time in all 16 games for Kansas City last season, catching four passes on 12 targets for 45 yards.
The Chiefs backup pass catchers did little Week 12 against the Raiders. Anthony Fasano was the biggest winner, hauling in two passes for 30 yards and score. He hooked up with Alex Smith on a 19 yard strike in the third quarter. Albert Wilson also had two catches, gaining 27 yards. Frankie Hammond caught one pass for 7 yards. Fullback Anthony Sherman had one reception, but failed to gain any yards on the play. They'll take on the Broncos Week 13.
The Chiefs probables should be good to go Week 2 against the Broncos. Safety Husain Abdullah, S Eric Berry, WR Dwayne Bowe, CB Marcus Cooper, LB Tamba Hali, WR Frankie Hammond Jr., WR Junior Hemingway, C Eric Kush and LB Josh Martin all came into the game listed as probable. They are all active Week 2.
Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (quad) was able to practice without issue throughout the week, and is officially probable for Week 2 against the Broncos. He is expected to make his season debut Sunday, after serving a one-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Fellow wide receivers Albert Wilson (ankle), Junior Hemingway (hip) and Frankie Hammond (shoulder) are also probable after getting through the week in practice.
Chiefs wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. will start in place of suspended wide receiver Dwyane Bowe in Week 1 vs. Tennessee, according to ESPN Senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen. According to Mortensen, Hammond has good rapport with quarterback Alex Smith and Hammond's emergence on the practice squad last year was one of the reasons Kansas City did not draft a wide receiver this year.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|3||09/25||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|7||10/23||New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|11||11/20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|17||01/01||@San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|3 Year Avg||6||2||22||0||1||11.00||2|