Peters made four tackles (all solo) and intercepted a pass during Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Titans. He finished the 2017 regular season having racked up five interceptions, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 46 tackles (42 solo).
It's unsurprising that Peters' regular-season numbers dipped slightly this season with teams continuing to look the opposite direction. Still, the ball-hawking corner has picked off a total of 19 passes in his first three seasons in the league, and his 2017 campaign was shortened two games, one by suspension and one for rest in Week 17. He remains on his rookie deal with the Chiefs through next season and has a club option north of $9 million available in 2019, but it wouldn't be surprising if Kansas City extends the star cornerback before then.
Peters has been a lock down corner for the Chiefs all season, so the added rest will help ensure he's at full strength for the divisional playoff matchup. Terrance Mitchell will likely see an increase in defensive snaps Sunday.
Peters posted two solo tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery Sunday against the Broncos.
Peters played all 57 defensive snaps Sunday, but it was the fifth time this season he notched just two tackles. However, adding the extracurricular stats certainly helped his fantasy value. Peters now has five interceptions and four forced fumbles this campaign, and with a Broncos team that has turned the ball over 31 times in 15 games, he could be in line for another solid outing.
Peters recorded two interceptions and three tackles (all solo) in Saturday's 30-13 win over the Chargers.
Peters was suspended in Week 14 against the Raiders for his actions during the game a week before. He returned with a vengeance in a key divisional matchup against Los Angeles and could have a chance to add to his interception total next week against the turnover-prone Jay Cutler and the Dolphins.
Peters (suspension) will play in Saturday's game against the Chargers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
The Chiefs suspended Peters for this past Sunday's game against the Raiders as punishment for throwing an official's flag and being ejected in the team's loss to the Jets the week prior. Peters, who has recorded 41 tackles and three picks this season, will be back as the starter without any limitations in Saturday's divisional battle with the Chargers.
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||60||53.0||7||0||8||280||35.0||90||2||26|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||15||45||35.0||10||0||6||63||10.5||28||0||20|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||14||46||42.0||4||0||5||137||27.4||62||0||9|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||3||31||3||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||4||0||2||45||2||1|