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Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Non-participant on Monday's report
Watkins (foot) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice report.
After aggravating a foot injury last Thursday, Watkins was given a prognosis of 4-to-6 weeks. Coach Andy Reid later revealed Watkins had an MRI, which was returned "OK," per BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site. A doubtful designation for Week 14 eventually turned into inactive status, something that is poised to continue for Thursday's game versus the Chargers. As long as Watkins is sidelined, Chris Conley and Demarcus Robinson appear to be the biggest beneficiaries, especially if Tyreek Hill has limitations with the heel and wrist injuries he picked up Sunday against the Ravens.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Spencer Ware: No activity Monday
Ware was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice report with shoulder and hamstring injuries.
Ware was removed from Sunday's 27-24 victory against the Ravens due to the shoulder issue, but he returned and eventually finished with 15 rushes for 75 yards and five receptions (on five targets) for 54 yards. After the game, coach Andy Reid told Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star that Ware also "tweaked" his hamstring, hence the inclusion on the Chiefs' first Week 15 injury report. Considering the team is working on a short week with a divisional showdown with the Chargers on tap Thursday, Ware's listing Monday isn't a shock. No matter, some activity over the next two days would give a sense that an absence isn't possible this week. If Ware is limited or sidelined Thursday, Damien Williams is the next man up in the Chiefs backfield, with Darrel Williams and Charcandrick West serving as reserves.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Tyreek Hill: Listed as non-participant Monday
Hill (heel/wrist) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report.
Hill left the field multiple times during Sunday's 27-24 win against the Ravens, with the issues identified as heel and wrist injuries. Despite the limitations, he tallied eight catches (on 14 targets) for 139 yards and one carry for six yards. Upon an examination, Hill's issues aren't "serious," and he'll be deemed "day-to-day," according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. On Monday, coach Andy Reid offered a positive spin on Hill, telling Adam Teicher of ESPN.com that he believes the wide receiver will suit up Thursday against the Chargers. With just three days between games, it's no surprise Hill is kicking off Week 15 prep with a DNP next to his name, but ideally he'll fit in some activity Tuesday or Wednesday to provide confidence that active status is to be expected.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Harrison Butker: Pair of misfires in Week 14
Butker converted all three of his extra-point attempts Sunday against the Ravens, but he missed a pair of his four field-goal attempts in the contest.
Butker's misses didn't turn out to be too costly for the Chiefs, as they wound up taking home the victory in overtime regardless. The second-year kicker's return to perfection on extra-point attempts is encouraging, though he failed to come through in the clutch on a last-second field goal during the contest. He could have an opportunity to make up for it in what should be a close contest Thursday against the Chargers.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Demetrius Harris: Makes small mark on box score
Harris hauled in all three of his targets for 28 yards Sunday against the Ravens.
Harris's status was partially in question entering Sunday, but he was ultimately cleared to suit up. The second-string tight end proceeded to post his second straight multi-catch week after recording just one during the team's first 11 games. Harris remains on hand as the next man up at the position should starter Travis Kelce be sidelined for some reason.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Chris Conley: Hauls in two passes
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 int he 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.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Darrel Williams: Minimal offensive contributions
Williams saw two offensive snaps Sunday against the Ravens, though he did catch a pass for eight yards.
Williams sits third on the depth chart, for the time being, behind Spencer Ware and Damien Williams, though the reacquisition of long-time Chiefs back Charcandrick West could threaten his job security slightly. Regardless, Williams serves mainly as a special teams contributor and a depth back option at this point.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Tyreek Hill: Deemed day-to-day
Hill (foot) is considered day-to-day after an examination failed to reveal any serious issues, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Hill was clearly in pain on multiple occasions during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Ravens, but he also looked like his usual self for much of the game, ultimately catching eight of 14 targets for 139 yards despite logging a snap share (79 percent) well below his accustomed range in the 90s. It remains to be seen how the Chiefs list him on Monday's estimated practice report ahead of a crucial Thursday game against the Chargers. The encouraging exam results would seem to give Hill a good chance to play.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Could play Week 15
Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid said "there's a chance" that Berry (heel) plays in Thursday's game against the Chargers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports..
Berry hasn't played since Week 1 of 2017 as he's dealt with first a torn achilles and then a heel issue. The safety has been limited in practice the past two weeks and has expressed desire to play, but the team is being cautious with the veteran. Reid also added that Berry hasn't had a setback since returning to practice, which bodes well for his ability to play in the near future, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports. Consider Berry questionable for Thursday's game for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Tyreek Hill: Dealing with pain in foot
Hill dealt with a painful foot/heel injury during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Ravens, Pete Grathoff of The Kansas City Star reports.
Despite limping off the field in obvious pain multiple times, Hill caught eight passes for 139 yards on 14 targets, including a 48-yard gain to convert a fourth-and-9 on the game-tying drive. He did experience a decrease in snap share to 79 percent, landing below 91 percent for the first time since October. It's a safe bet Hill shows up on the Monday injury report, but his ability to play through the injury Sunday suggests he'll try to do the same Thursday against the Chargers.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Damien Williams: Scores twice in OT win
Williams accounted for 14 yards and one touchdown on eight carries, adding four catches for 16 yards and a receiving score during Sunday's 27-24 win against Baltimore.
This was a fulfilling Sunday for Williams, who notched his first multi-touchdown game since Week 8 of the 2016 season as Kansas City picked up an overtime victory over Baltimore to remain in control of the AFC's No. 1 seed. Starting running back Spencer Ware (hamstring/shoulder) was banged around as the game wore on, forcing the Chiefs to lean on Williams more in the second half (7:6 carries split in favor of Ware in the second half, compared to a 8:2 ratio in the opening half). Ware's status merits attention entering Week 15, especially as Kansas City prepares for a crucial Thursday Night showdown against the 10-3 Chargers. Lingering injuries and a quick turnaround time could limit Ware's workload at the least, opening up flex consideration for Williams against the Chargers' top-12 rush defense (104 yards allowed per game).... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Demarcus Robinson: Heavily targeted in win over Ravens
Robinson corralled five of his seven targets, gathering 42 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-24 win against Baltimore.
With Sammy Watkins (foot) potentially done for the remainder of the regular season after aggravating an injury during Thursday's practice, Robinson, not Chris Conley, became the de facto No. 2 option among the Chiefs wide receivers. Robinson's emergence seemingly came out of thin air, as he had no more than three passes thrown his way in a game all season prior to Sunday, while Conley had commanded a sturdy 15 targets over Kansas City's past two outings. It wasn't a flashy performance by any means for the third-year man -- with four of his five catches going for fewer than 10 yards -- but he still produced his largest receiving output since Oct. 19 of last season. Week 15 brings a matchup against a stout Chargers defense that's held opposing wideouts to 20.9 points per game in standard scoring formats, good for the league's eighth-lowest rate.... See More ... See Less
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