Pringle notched a pair of catches for 63 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Ravens. Pringle made the most of his 11 offensive snaps Sunday, drawing two targets on the day and turning them into a productive showing overall. However, his 22 percent snap share indicates his position on the depth chart hasn't changed, so it's unlikely he will see this sort of output on a weekly basis barring an upswing in playing time.
Pringle reeled in one of his two targets for six yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Browns. Pringle logged just 11 offensive snaps compared to Demarcus Robinson's 48 and Mecole Hardman's 45, placing him well behind both in the pecking order for offensive looks. He's likely the next man up to join that group should any of them miss time but seems unlikely to garner enough offensive attention to warrant fantasy consideration at this point.
Pringle slots in as the backup wideout behind Tyreek Hill on the Chiefs' unofficial Week 1 depth chart, Nick Jacobs of KSHB 41 News reports. Pringle flashed multiple times during camp and the preseason and has his name in the conversation for some reps. That said, Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman still hold the top two spots on the depth chart and Demarcus Robinson still figures to be part of the mix, so Pringle's upside remains rather limited as long as the other wideout options remain healthy.
Pringle has been the most consistent receiver in camp outside of Tyreek Hill and could be carving out a significant role in the offense, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports. Pringle displayed his promise again in the second preseason tilt Friday against the Cardinals, leading all Chiefs receivers with four catches for 63 yards. Goldman notes that Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are definitely in the mix for reps as well, but Pringle entered camp as the underdog and has continued to make a name for himself. The third-year wideout out of Kansas State could begin to creep into sleeper territory in deep fantasy leagues but is still a risky proposition at this point.
Pringle appears to have an early lead over Demarcus Robinson in their competition for the No. 3 receiver role, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Listed at 203 pounds, Pringle dropped to 196 this offseason in an effort to improve his speed, perhaps anticipating that he'll take over some of Robinson's deep routes from the past few seasons. Robinson has already shown that playing time doesn't necessarily lead to steady targets for him in an offense with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, but there is always upside from TDs and big plays when QB Patrick Mahomes is on the field. While the Chiefs are counting on Mecole Hardman to step up as a reliable No. 2 WR and No. 3 option in the passing game, there's an opportunity for Pringle to be that guy instead if Hardman is a bust.
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|6||10/17||@Washington Football Team||24||29.00|
|8||11/01||New York Giants||16||23.00|
|9||11/07||Green Bay Packers||21||27.00|
|10||11/14||@Las Vegas Raiders||18||25.00|
|14||12/12||Las Vegas Raiders||18||25.00|
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