Bailey (calf) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Bailey will be sidelined once again due to his calf injury, leaving the Chiefs defense without a notable presence up front. However, given the Chargers' patchwork starting offense, Sunday's matchup still seems favorable for Kansas City's defense.
Ford injured his back during warmups and will not play Sunday against the Chargers, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.
Ford's injury shouldn't have too much of an overall impact Sunday, but it's worth noting that he won't be available to spell veteran Tamba Hali and his sore knee. Assuming Hali requires a fair amount of rest as usual, Dezman Moses could be in line to see added snaps in place of the inactive Ford.
Hali compiled his biggest game of the season Sunday against the Steelers, notching two sacks, five tackles (four solo) and one forced fumble.
He also added one additional tackle for loss in the effort, but Hali's five tackles matched his season high while the two sacks also represented his top output in that category. He'll get a chance to add to that total Sunday against a Lions offensive line that ranks around the league average in sacks allowed this season.
Kelce caught five of seven targets for just 46 yards in Sunday's 33-3 win at San Diego.
Kelce hasn't had big game since Week 1, as the Chiefs like to run the ball and dink and dunk with Alex Smith. Kelce did appear to score a touchdown right before halftime, but the play was reversed via replay. While he's seen at least six targets in nine of 10 games this season, he's only seen more than seven looks three times. He's got the skill set and talent to be a dominant receiving tight end, but mainly because of the team's conservative offense, he's not getting opportunities down the field to make big plays. In any case, he and the Chiefs will host the Bills in Week 12.
Parker could see an extended run Sunday against the Broncos.
Parker saw his first game action with the Chiefs two weeks ago against the Lions, making key blocks on a play that led to a 10-yard touchdown run for De'Anthony Thomas. However, he didn't make have any grabs in the contest, and probably won't do enough even in his expanded role to be worth consideration in fantasy leagues.
Thomas' status for Sunday's game against the Bills looks cloudy at this point, though with 17 catches for 140 yards and a TD, to go along with nine carries for 34 yards and a rushing score in 10 games to date, the versatile wideout's fantasy utility is restricted to deeper formats.
What -- if anything -- West is able to do in practice Friday will be telling with regard to his status for Sunday's game against the Bills. If West is limited or sits out the contest, Spencer Ware -- who had 96 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in relief of West in Week 11 -- would figure to see an expanded role this weekend, while Knile Davis could also be re-introduced into the team's backfield mix in Week 12.
Chiefs rookie linebacker Ramik Wilson seemed to make an early impression during rookie minicamp, especially on pass defense. Wilson had an interception during a live session Sunday and came back with two more interceptions Monday, according to the team's official website.
Bray (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.
Bray has been sidelined for the beginning of the 2015 season due to an ACL injury suffered while playing basketball. There's no indication of when he may return, but it's also unlikely he'll have a roster spot even when healthy.
With no reported setbacks in Week 11, we suspect that Daniels' limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related, with a probable designation for Sunday night's game against the Patriots a likely outcome Friday.
Green was targeted once in Sunday's win over Chicago, recording a nine-yard reception.
Following a three-catch performance in Week 8, Green has been targeted just once in each of the past three contests. In Brock Osweiler's first game under center, head coach Gary Kubiak implemented his multi-tight end scheme to full effect, with 12 of 27 passes directed at tight ends. Eleven of those targets, however, went to Owen Daniels and Vernon Davis. Green saw the field just 26 times as compared to Daniels, 59, and Davis, 50, and is unlikely to benefit much from Denver's adjusted offense.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggested Thursday that Manning (foot) is at least three weeks away from playing again.
When explaining the basis of the estimate, Rapoport noted Thursday that Manning is "going to be in a cast for up to 10 days, then he's got another week of rehab, and then he's got to try to get on the field." Based on that, Rapoport suggests that "the date to circle on your calendar is Dec. 20 against the Steelers. That's the most realistic date that Manning could be back, but no one has guaranteed to me that he'll definitely be back on the field, especially if Brock Osweiler is playing well." In any case, the Broncos have already acknowledged that Manning -- who continues to recover from a plantar fascia tear -- is expected to miss at least the next two games, with Osweiler slated to fill in for him at QB in the meantime.
Sanders (ankle/finger) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, the Denver Post reports.
Sanders missed this past Sunday's win over the Bears with a left high ankle sprain, but the report relays that wideout "ran well both days in practice this week," which bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday night against the Patriots.