Conley managed just one catch for 22 yards in Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Conley received two targets on the day despite seeing 54 snaps in the contest, which was second to his 73 snaps in Week 4 against the Broncos. Even if Sammy Watkins (foot) is unable to retake the field Monday against the Rams, it likely won't result in a major stats boost for Conley, given the number of preferable options to whom to throw.
Conley will join Tyreek Hill in the starting lineup at wide receiver Sunday against the Cardinals with Sammy Watkins (foot) inactive for the contest, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. The Chiefs don't typically make extensive use of fullback Anthony Sherman or two-tight-end sets, so Watkins' absence won't necessarily translate to a huge bump in snaps for Conley, who has already been regularly featured in three-wideout formations. However, Watkins was drawing six targets per game through the first nine weeks, so Conley should benefit from a slight bump in volume Sunday. Additionally, Hill, tight ends Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris and running back Kareem Hunt could also make up for the loss of Watkins, to varying degrees.
Conley hauled in one pass for 23 yards on two targets Sunday against the Browns. Conley played the majority of offensive snaps (54 percent) in Sunday's contest, but it once again didn't mean that he would produce. With Sammy Watkins dealing with a foot flare-up, there's a chance that Conley's spot in the pecking order could bump up a spot next week.
Conley did not receive a target against the Broncos on Sunday despite playing 52 percent of offensive snaps. Conley continues to receive reps on game day, but he's not a major part of the team's game plan on a given week. With no more than four catches in a game this season and just three total targets in the last three weeks, Conley can be left on the waiver wire in the vast majority of leagues.
Conley was the target of just one pass Sunday against the Bengals, recording the catch for six yards. Despite seeing the field for 66 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday, Conley remains buried in the pecking order for the Chiefs as far as pass-catching options go. Barring an injury to others ahead of him on the depth chart, it's difficult to see him producing much even in one of the league's best offenses.
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