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  • Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    338.0
    326.9
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    201.1
    228.0
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    136.9
    98.9
    Points Per Game
    25.0
    22.2
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    51.9
    35.7
    Time of
    Possession
    31:57
    28:57
    Chiefs
    Bills

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    315.5
    326.0
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    199.4
    233.8
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    116.1
    92.2
    Points Per Game
    17.2
    20.6
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    33.0
    36.2
    Chiefs
    Bills
  • Kansas City Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/31/16RBJamaal CharlesKneeQUESTIONABLECharles is behind schedule in his recovery from last year's torn ACL and has not yet regained the role of featured back, ESPN reports. "For Jamaal, it's [a matter of] getting trust in the leg,'' head coach Andy Reid said. "Every day he does a little but more and a little bit more and his cuts are a little bit sharper. It's just a matter of time and we're OK there. We're OK with that.''

    Spencer Ware has been getting the most snaps with the starters in practice along with Charcandrick West, with few left for Charles, the report adds. This report would make it appear that Charles may begin the season in a reserve role or as part of committee at running back. Watch his progress closely as Week 1 of the regular season approaches.

    (Updated 08/30/2016)
    08/22/16LBTamba HaliKneeQUESTIONABLEHali (knee) will not play in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Bears, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

    Hali was just removed from the Chiefs' PUP list on Monday, so he only has a few practices under his belt. Coach Andy Reid indicated earlier in the week that he wasn't going to push Hali back into action prematurely, so it appears the team will take a cautious approach with their 32-year-old linebacker. He's been ruled out of Saturday's game and isn't a guarantee to play in the Chiefs' preseason finale on Sept. 1 versus the Packers.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/15/16QBTyler BrayNeckQUESTIONABLEBray (neck) will start at quarterback for the Chiefs on Thursday, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports

    Bray has been nursing a neck injury for several weeks now, but it appears the Chiefs third stringer will be ready in time for the season opener. Bray is expected to be under center for most of the preseason finale.

    (Updated 08/30/2016)
    08/15/16RBCharcandrick WestElbowPROBABLEWest (elbow) has been ruled out for the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday against the Bears, BJ Kissel of the team's official site reports.

    West was thought to have had a chance at playing in this one, but the Chiefs likely don't want to take their chances on the pesky elbow injury he's been nursing for over a week. However, all indications point towards West being ready for the regular season opener when the Chiefs square off with a Chargers team that allowed the 27th-most yards rushing in 2015.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/11/16LBDezman MosesHipPROBABLELinebacker Dezman Moses has signed with the Chiefs, according to the Baltimore Sun.
    08/08/16DBDeveron CarrUndisclosedPROBABLEThe Colts waived/injured cornerback Deveron Carr on Monday. If he clears waivers, then he will revert to season-ending injured reserve.
    08/07/16DBMarcus PetersIllnessPROBABLEPeters left Saturday's practice early to receive an IV, the Kansas City Star reports.

    The issue likely relates to dehydration and unless something more comes of it, there shouldn't be much reason to worry about it. Still, Peters' situation should still be monitored over the next couple days to ensure that's the case.

    (Updated 08/07/2016)
    08/06/16DLRakeem Nunez-RochesFootPROBABLEThe Chiefs have signed six of their draft picks on Monday including: Mitch Morse, Ramik Wilson, D.J. Alexander, James O'Shaughnessy, Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Da'Ron Brown, the team announced.
    08/02/16DBDaniel SorensenFootQUESTIONABLESorensen did not practice Tuesday due to a foot injury, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

    The severity of the injury was unspecified and no timeline was given for his return.

    (Updated 08/02/2016)
    06/15/16LBDee FordKneePROBABLEFord (knee) left each of the final two days of minicamp because of tendinitis in his knee, The Kansas City Star reports.

    Ford was reported to have left minicamp with a "sore knee", spelling concern over potential structural damage. However, Ford has reportedly avoided any such catastrophe, leaving head coach Andy Reid to say that his 2014 first round pick will be fine for training camp.

    (Updated 07/12/2016)
    06/12/16DBD.J. WhiteHamstringPROBABLEWhite left practice on Friday with a hamstring strain, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

    The severity of the injury is still unknown but it shouldn't hinder the sixth round pick from being ready in time for the regular season.

    (Updated 06/12/2016)
    04/08/16WRDe'Anthony ThomasNot Injury RelatedPROBABLEThomas may not make the Chiefs' 53-man roster, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

    Teicher suggests that Thomas is not among the team's top six receivers and sits behind Tyreek Hill on the punt returner spot of the depth chart. Unless he can carve out a role in the final couple preseason games, it may spell the end of the speedster's run in Kansas City.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    02/16/16TEJames O'ShaughnessyFootPROBABLEO'Shaughnessy (foot) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.

    O'Shaughnessy, a fifth-round rookie, had six catches for 87 yards in seven games. Now that he's done for the season, Demetrius Harris will serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Travis Kelce.

    (Updated 11/17/2015)
    Buffalo Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/30/16WRMarquise GoodwinConcussionPROBABLEGoodwin returned to the practice Monday on an individual basis, the first time he's practiced since suffering his concussion on the final day of training camp a week ago, BuffaloBills.com reports. "It was cool," said Goodwin. "I didn't do much. I did individual (position drills) ran some routes and stuff. I'm just trying to bounce back and get ready. I've just got to go through the protocol and take the steps that I need to make sure everything is cool and I respect that."

    Goodwin is still a few days away from full practices. The entire receiving depth chart is completely wide open after Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, so Goodwin and a handful of others could end up anywhere between the No. 3 spot and not making the team. It would help Goodwin's cause if he could get back for the final preseason game.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/30/16TEChris GraggKneeDOUBTFULGragg, who suffered a torn ACL during Friday's preseason loss at Washington, was waived/injured Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

    The Bills can place Gragg on IR if he passes through waivers, which we assume they might be up for since he was coming on strong before the nasty injury.

    (Updated 08/30/2016)
    08/30/16DBNickell RobeyQuadricepsQUESTIONABLERobey-Coleman remains sidelined with a knee injury but expects to be back for Week 1 of the regular season, BuffaloBills.com reports.
    08/27/16DBJonathan DowlingKneeOUTDowling (knee) was waived/injured by the Bills on Tuesday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Dowling suffered a torn ACL during the Bills' preseason loss to the Redskins on Friday. He's a candidate to revert to the team's injured reserve list, provided he clears waivers.

    (Updated 08/30/2016)
    08/27/16WRWalt PowellUndisclosedPROBABLEPowell (undisclosed) did not suffer a serious injury and has a good shot make the final roster, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

    Powell starred in the second half of Friday's preseason game against Washington, catching five passes for 55 yards and adding three punt returns for 57 yards. He appeared to get shaken up on the final play of the game, but the Bills haven't diagnosed him with any injury. Although Reggie Bush is expected to return punts, Powell could make the team as a depth receiver and return man. The Buffalo wideout depth chart is up for grabs behind starters Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, with all of Powell, Greg Lewis, Greg Salas, Dez Lewis and Marquise Goodwin (concussion) vying for roles.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/27/16RBJonathan WilliamsRibsPROBABLEWilliams will not play this week while he continues to deal with a rib injury, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

    Williams left Friday's preseason matchup with a rib injury and despite original reports indicating he appeared fine after the game, he'll get the week off for further rest and recovery. The fifth-round pick of the 2016 NFL Draft is expected to play in a depth role during the upcoming season behind the likes of LeSean McCoy, Reggie Bush and Mike Gillislee, so he could struggle to see a significant amount of snaps early in the season barring any injuries higher up on the depth chart.

    (Updated 08/28/2016)
    08/24/16LBKevin ReddickKneeQUESTIONABLEReddick, who suffered a sprained MCL in practice Friday, was waived/injured by the Bills on Sunday.

    The Bills didn't have much choice here with several other linebackers injured and reinforcements needed. If Reddick clears injury waivers, the Bills can then either place the him on IR or agree to an injury settlement with him.

    (Updated 08/07/2016)
    08/23/16QBCardale JonesShoulderPROBABLEJones (shoulder) will be limited as he returns to practice on Monday.

    Jones has missed the past couple practices and also did not suit up for Friday's preseason game against Washington due to a sore shoulder. The coaching staff has yet to determine if the rookie will play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions, but will make a decision after monitoring him the next couple of days. The former Ohio State quarterback is competing with Austin Trainor for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/23/16WRGreg SalasHamstringPROBABLESalas (hamstring) returned to practice in full pads Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

    Salas will return to practice with an opportunity to work his way up the team's depth chart. He is currently looking up at Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin. However, with both Dezmin Lewis and Greg Little closing closing the gap, Salas will need to prove his health to solidify his spot as a depth receiver in Buffalo.

    (Updated 08/22/2016)
    08/21/16RBMike GillisleeConcussionQUESTIONABLEGillislee remains in the concussion protocol, but has begun the Return-to-Participation process, BuffaloBills.com reports.

    Gillislee was in pads for Sunday's practice and participated in the media viewing portion, so we wouldn't be surprised if he returns to practice fully this week. He still has a decent chance of landing the No. 2 running back job behind LeSean McCoy.

    (Updated 08/28/2016)
    08/17/16DLMarcell DareusSuspensionSUSPENDDareus (suspension) has opted to leave the Bills in order to receive treatment. "After careful consideration of recent events within my life, I have made the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility," he said in a statement. "I feel this is the best decision for me, my family and my teammates as I move forward with my career. I appreciate the support of my teammates and the Bills organization through this process."

    Earlier this week, Dareus received his second suspension for a violation of the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Among other issues in his personal life, he'll extend his time away from the team with the aim of getting on the straight and narrow. If the defensive tackle indeed comes back to the Bills with a different state of mind, his pass-rushing prowess will be valuable, as he's notched 31.5 sacks in 78 career games.

    (Updated 08/20/2016)
    08/16/16LBManny LawsonPectoralQUESTIONABLELawson (pectoral) may be facing a one-game suspension for a domestic violence incident, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports.

    The nature of Lawson's offense is unclear, as violations of the NFL's domestic violence policy are supposed to result in a minimum suspension of six games. The veteran outside linebacker was just activated from the Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday, after tearing his pectoral while lifting weights in the offseason. Between injuries and suspensions, the Buffalo front seven is already looking severely depleted.

    (Updated 08/16/2016)
    08/15/16TEJim DrayAnklePROBABLEDray (ankle) was fully dressed Monday and returned to practice, Jon Buscaglia of WKBW reports.

    Dray was not active during Saturday's preseason opener against the Colts after suffering from the ankle injury over the week ago, but his turn around has been quick and it looks like he should be good to go for practice this week, barring a setback. He'll continue to compete for the backup tight end job behind Charles Clay.

    (Updated 08/15/2016)
    08/12/16DBAaron WilliamsHeadQUESTIONABLEWilliams remains in the concussion protocol, but has begun the Return-to-Participation process, BuffaloBills.com reports.

    As long as Williams can get back to practice later this week or next week, he'll be the team's Week 1 starter at safety. That said, he's coming off a serious neck injury, so a little more time and hitting this preseason might have proven helpful.

    (Updated 08/28/2016)
    08/11/16DBSterling MooreConcussionQUESTIONABLEMoore is in the concussion protocol after taking a blow to the head during a two-minute drill during Wednesday' practice, BuffaloBills.com reports.

    Moore is trying to land a roster spot as a reserve cornerback, but based on his depth chart slotting when that came out earlier this week, he may be on the outside looking in.

    (Updated 08/10/2016)
    08/04/16LBJamari LattimoreNoseQUESTIONABLELattimore broke his nose during a walk-through and has missed Buffalo's last few days of practice.

    Lattimore's injury was described as a freak accident by head coach Rex Ryan. Fellow linebacker Randell Johnson slipped and fell backwards, kicking Lattimore in the face in the process. Currently, Lattimore is without a time table to return and is considered day-to-day. Kevin Reddick will likely continue to see added reps until Lattimore returns.

    (Updated 08/04/2016)
    07/29/16WRKolby ListenbeePelvisOUTListenbee, still recovering from double hernia surgery, was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

    Listenbee will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. The Bills have a major logjam at wide receiver and with some tough roster decisions to make may just stash the speedy Listenbee away for the bulk of the season, then work on his upside once he's fully healthy and more prepared for action.

    (Updated 08/30/2016)
    06/15/16DLJerry HughesIllnessPROBABLEHughes finished the 2015 season with 52 tackles, five sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. He played in all 16 games for the fourth straight season, while seeing action on 92.5 percent of the defensive snaps.

    Hughes picked up 67 points in standard IDP scoring after putting up 90 the previous season, and that's mostly due to the drop in sacks. If your league counts passes defensed, he closed that gap a bit. In truth, almost every member of the Bills' defensive line struggled with Rex Ryan's new system, and there's little reason Hughes can't get back to double-digit sacks in 2016 as his familiarity in a complex scheme grows. Hughes also took some dumb penalties in 2015, and it won't sit well with the coaching staff if he doesn't clean that up permanently.

    (Updated 01/13/2016)
 
 
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