Conley failed to record a catch on three targets in Week 17 against the Raiders. Conley completed his 2018 regular season with just 32 total grabs on 52 targets for 334 yards and five touchdowns. While the five scores mark a career high, the four-year receiver saw declining outputs in both receptions and receiving yards from his last full campaign in 2016. With Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce all ranking above him in the pecking order for targets and set to return in 2019, it's unclear whether Conley, an impending free agent, will sport Chiefs colors next season.
Conley hauled in three of his five targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks. Conley hauled in two big passes in the first half -- they were 18 and 23 yards respectively -- though he fumbled the latter, ending a scoring threat for the Chiefs. While he remains the second wide receiver on the depth chart with Sammy Watkins (foot) sidelined, Conley has had to fight for targets with the likes of Damien Williams, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill. As a result, he has failed to surpass five targets in each of the past three games and cannot be counted on for a consistent role in the offense. However, he still possesses plenty of upside so long as Sammy Watkins cannot take the field, thanks to having Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback.
Conley brought in two of three targets for 19 yards and also recovered a fumble in the Chiefs' 29-28 loss to the Chargers on Thursday. Conley had another quiet night serving in a complementary capacity, as Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Damien Williams all unsurprisingly outpaced him in receptions. The 26-year-old did have a rare seven-catch breakout against the Rams in the shootout for the ages three games ago, but he's otherwise failed to eclipse four grabs in any other contest this season. Moreover, with Kelvin Benjamin now in the fold and suiting up for his first game Thursday, Conley's role could shrink even further over the final two contests of the regular season.
Conley notched two grabs for 13 yards on three targets Sunday against the Ravens. Even with Sammy Watkins (foot) sidelined and Conley seeing all but one offensive snap, the fourth-year wideout was rarely targeted on the day. It was Demarcus Robinson instead who saw an increase in production Sunday, snagging five passes for 42 yards, leaving little optimism in terms of Conley's outlook moving forward. Still, Watkins could miss the remainder of the regular season and Conley is just a few games removed from a seven-catch, two-touchdown effort against the Rams, so there's a chance he could be utilized as a cheap DFS dart in the right matchup. Next week against a Chargers defense that ranks sixth in the league with 224.8 passing yards per game allowed doesn't seem like that matchup.
Conley caught three of seven targets, amounting 25 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 40-33 win against the Raiders. The fourth-year man out of Georgia has undergone a resurgence of late, collecting 10 receptions on 15 targets with three touchdowns over Kansas City's past two outings. (He never had more than nine combined catches or two touchdowns in consecutive outings prior.) Conley is probable to be the benefactor of a healthy target share against the No. 2 Ravens pass defense in Week 14, so long as Sammy Watkins (foot) is once again unable to suit up -- a foreseeable development given that he was unable to practice in any capacity for the Chiefs last week, resulting in him being deemed inactive well in advance of Sunday's tilt with the Raiders.
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