|Offense||20th||109.2 (15th)||233.8 (19th)|
|Defense||24th||121.1 (26th)||247.4 (18th)|
|27||Acker, Kenneth||CB||6-0||195||2/6/1992||4||Southern Methodist|
|98||Ali'ifua, Ricky||DE||6-2||297||12/2/1991||R||Utah State|
|97||Bailey, Allen||DE||6-3||288||3/25/1989||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|31||Bausby, DeVante||CB||6-2||190||1/15/1993||2||Pittsburg State|
|67||Cheek, Joseph||G||6-7||311||12/2/1992||1||Texas A&M|
|76||Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent||G||6-5||321||2/11/1991||4||McGill (Canada)|
|45||Eligwe, Ukeme||LB||6-2||239||4/27/1994||R||Georgia Southern|
|89||Escobar, Gavin||TE||6-6||260||2/3/1991||5||San Diego State|
|1||Ficken, Sam||K||6-1||191||12/14/1992||R||Penn State|
|72||Fisher, Eric||T||6-7||315||1/5/1991||5||Central Michigan|
|91||Hali, Tamba||OLB||6-3||275||11/3/1983||12||Penn State|
|47||Hartfield, Trevon||DB||6-0||195||11/17/1991||1||Southwestern Oklahoma State|
|10||Hill, Tyreek||WR||5-10||185||3/1/1994||2||West Alabama|
|66||James, Josh||T||6-5||314||5/9/1993||1||Carroll (Mont.)|
|95||Jones, Chris||DE||6-6||310||7/3/1994||2||Mississippi State|
|81||Jones, Seantavius||WR||6-3||200||8/9/1992||1||Valdosta State|
|6||Lampkin, Ashton||CB||6-0||189||1/10/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|15||Mahomes, Patrick||QB||6-3||230||9/17/1995||R||Texas Tech|
|64||Mama, Damien||G||6-3||342||6/27/1995||R||Southern California|
|34||McQuay, Leon III||SAF||6-1||195||11/21/1994||R||Southern California|
|20||Nelson, Steven||CB||5-11||194||1/22/1993||3||Oregon State|
|52||Nicolas, Dadi||LB||6-3||235||9/29/1992||2||Virginia Tech|
|99||Nunez-Roches, Rakeem||DT||6-2||307||7/3/1993||3||Southern Mississippi|
|68||Person, Mike||G||6-4||300||6/17/1988||7||Montana State|
|57||Pierre-Louis, Kevin||LB||6-0||230||10/7/1991||4||Boston College|
|54||Rush, Marcus||LB||6-3||251||6/19/1991||1||Michigan State|
|41||Scott, Larry||CB||5-11||194||3/5/1993||R||Oregon State|
|48||Smith, Terrance||ILB||6-2||235||5/3/1993||2||Florida State|
|49||Sorensen, Daniel||DB||6-2||208||3/5/1990||4||Brigham Young|
|40||Sterns, Jordan||DB||5-11||198||5/28/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|25||Terrell, Steven||DB||5-10||197||9/21/1990||5||Texas A&M|
|77||Thomas, Cam||DT||6-4||330||12/12/1986||7||North Carolina|
|88||Travis, Ross||TE||6-7||235||1/9/1993||2||Penn State|
|35||West, Charcandrick||RB||5-10||205||6/2/1991||4||Abilene Christian|
|24||White, D.J.||CB||5-11||193||9/9/1993||2||Georgia Tech|
|12||Wilson, Albert||WR||5-9||200||7/12/1992||4||Georgia State|
|70||Witzmann, Bryan||T||6-7||320||6/16/1990||3||South Dakota State|
|51||Zombo, Frank||OLB||6-3||254||3/5/1987||8||Central Michigan|
|46||Baxter, Keith (IR)||DB||5-11||192||6/4/1992||1||Marshall|
|Chappell, Devin (IR)||DB||6-2||199||5/14/1994||R||Oregon State|
|19||Goodley, Antwan (IR)||WR||5-10||212||9/6/1991||1||Baylor|
|Moore, Alonzo (IR)||WR||6-2||185||11/10/1992||R||Nebraska|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The injury is not considered serious, but could keep him sidelined for a bit. Gaines recorded one tackle in the contest. The 26-year-old started five games for the Chiefs in 2016, and is entering his fourth season with the club.
Nunez-Roches injured his back during last Thursday's game against the Raiders, but his full showing Wednesday suggests he won't miss any additional time.
Murray isn't a well-known name, but this looks like a fine selection for the Chiefs. Murray was the top corner on a Minnesota defense that's quietly been good against the pass the last two years, and he performed well at the Combine, too. Murray (5-foot-11, 199 pounds) logged a 4.49-second 40, 39.5-inch vertical and 124-inch broad jump. With 31.75-inch arms, Murray should have the reach to press effectively.
A 2010 fifth-round pick by the Chargers, Thomas fits the mold of a true, two-gap nose tackle. He'll compete with Jarvis Jenkins and Montori Hughes for the backup job to starting defensive tackle Bennie Logan.
Santos hasn't practiced in a couple weeks due to some sort of groin injury. Former Penn State kicker Sam Ficken will likely take on all of the place-kicking responsibilities Saturday.
Escobar arrived in Kansas City for a visit Friday, and apparently management liked what he showed them. After entering the league as a second-round pick in 2013, Escobar struggled to make much of an impact behind future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, registering only 30 catches for 333 yards and eight touchdowns in 62 games. Although playing with a tight-end-friendly quarterback like Alex Smith could bode well for Escobar, having Pro Bowler Travis Kelce on the roster will again restrict him to a reserve role.
Pierre-Louis sustained a hamstring injury last Sunday against the Patriots and was unable to practice this week. As a reserve linebacker, his absence shouldn't be a huge problem for the Seahawks' stout defensive unit to overcome.
After being carted off the field Thursday, this news should cause Mitchell to breathe a sigh of relief. There was no tear in his hamstring, so he is expected to make a relatively quick recovery. He is competing for reps at cornerback, so a quick return to camp will be advantageous for the 25-year-old.
Wilson played a limited role in Saturday's contest, but he is likely to see an expanded one in 2017 following the departure of Jeremy Maclin from the team's receiving corps. Wilson sits fairly comfortably as the team's third wide receiver, with breakout star Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley set to lead the way for the unit this season.
Miller provides the Chiefs with insurance along the defensive line in case Chris Jones (knee) ultimately lands on the regular season PUP list. Though he missed 10 games to an Achilles injury in 2016, Miller should now be good to go and will look to improve upon his career-high sack (four) and TFL (six) totals from 2015.
Nicolas hurt his knee in the final game of the regular season and required surgery Jan. 5. Coach Andy Reid suggested that Nicolas is in the latter stages of his rehab program and should be cleared to play for the start of the regular season. Nicolas is expected to serve in a depth capacity at linebacker in 2017.
The speedy phenom put his stamp on the preseason opener early, notching his 32-yard reception down the right side on the Chiefs' opening possession. Hill was targeted on the very next play as well, but the pass fell incomplete. His limited snaps Friday were sufficient for Hill to showcase the game-breaking ability that made him one of the surprises of 2016, and he'll look to to put together an even more successful encore against the Bengals in the Chiefs' second preseason contest.
Jenkins played with Kansas City for the final seven games of the 2016 season, recording just five tackles. In what will be his first full season with the club, look for Jenkins to see a slightly increased role as a backup defensive lineman.
Baxter underwent surgery after he injured his wrist in Thursday's practice, and the team didn't release a timetable for his recovery. It's appears likely that Baxter was given a long timetable by team doctors, and that's what ultimately led to him being waived.
Peters had skipped voluntary OTAs due to personal reasons -- not because of the foot injury that prevented him from taking part in the Pro Bowl. His full participation in mandatory minicamp implies he won't be under any restrictions when training camp opens next month.
Parker split 2014 between cornerback and safety, but the emergence of first-round draft pick Marcus Peters across from Sean Smith allowed him to play alongside Eric Berry this season. He took advantage of the opportunity, posting another solid season for the Chiefs in a secondary that could be scary for years to come, with Parker finishing up his first campaign of a five-year extension he signed in March of last year.
Travis has only been active for six games this season, recording three catches for 15 yards. As the fourth-string tight end for the Chiefs, Travis has a long way to go before attaining fantasy value.
Hartfield went undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2016 after a productive season in which he recorded 73 tackles, 25 passes defensed and five interceptions. He'll look to secure a reserve role behind starting safeties Eric Berry (heel) and Ron Parker.
Thomas seems to have a nice rapport with rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes, though most of his receptions came on designed bubble screens. He continues to battle for a 53-man roster spot, and Saturday's effort certainly helped his cause.
Bray didn't throw his first pass until midway through the third quarter in the contest, but clearly worked ahead of Joel Stave and behind Patrick Mahomes. The fifth-year signal-caller's status with the team likely hinges on whether or not the Chiefs keep a third quarterback. He's no longer eligible for the practice squad, so Bray will have to search for a job elsewhere if he doesn't make the cut.
He finished the contest with eight rushes for 40 yards and three receptions for 23 yards, but Kansas City's coaching staff was most pleased with his pass protection, an area where most rookie backs often struggle most in the transition to the NFL. Hunt's blocking ability provides a nice complement to his change-of-pace skills, making him a more ideal backup to Spencer Ware than Charcandrick West. Although the third-round pick reportedly tweaked his ankle during the game, Hunt is said to be fine now and should get more chances to shine in Friday's exhibition against the Seahawks.
Eligwe fills a definite need for the Chiefs with veteran Derrick Johnson coming off his second Achilles injury. He started his career at Florida State and was a member of the Seminoles' national championship team, but finished his career at Georgia Southern after being dismissed from FSU. He was a standout player while at Georgia Southern and was able to resurrect his draft stock. He'll likely start out as a special teamer, but his tape from college shows that Eligwe has the potential to develop into a linebacker in the NFL.
West is battling to hold off rookie Kareem Hunt and first-year Chief C.J. Spiller, so this was a strong outing for the third-year running back. However, it's worth noting that West broke his 50-yard run in the fourth quarter when the Cincinnati starters were out of the game. Additionally, Hunt impressed against the Bengals' first-team defense. Still, West projects to have a role in the rushing attack to open the season. It just might not be a large enough one to provide reliable fantasy numbers.
White has missed the past three games with a fracture in his hand. However, his uninhibited practice Wednesday suggests he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Bucs.
Jones, an undrafted Memphis product who didn't see the field in the professional ranks during his first year out of college, was previously let go by the Texans in May. He'll look to parlay his speed (4.38 40-yard dash) into a role as a depth receiver and special teams contributor with the Chiefs.
This was another solid showing for Mahomes. The Texas Tech product has now completed 17 of 23 passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns through his first two preseason outings. Mahomes is being groomed as the quarterback of the future, as starting QB Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to the postseason in three of the past four seasons. As a result, Mahomes is unlikely to see much -- if any -- playing time if things go as planned for Kansas City in 2017. Still, it appears to be a foregone conclusion that Mahomes will beat out Tyler Bray for the No. 2 QB job, and the 2017 first-round selection could emerge as a serviceable fantasy asset in the right matchups if pressed into duty.
The quick recovery is exactly what Battle needed in order to have a chance at the 53-man roster. Battle will be a depth option for the Chiefs' offensive front if he does make the roster.
It isn't clear what Goodley is dealing with, but he'll likely remain on IR through the end of the end of the 2017 season unless he reaches an injury settlement with the Chiefs.
The Chiefs labeled the decision to pick up Ford's option a "no brainer" after he recorded 38 tackles, including 10 sacks, in 2016. The option keeps the linebacker in Kansas City through the 2018 season.
Spiller followed a two-snap stint from Spencer Ware and a lengthier run from rookie Kareem Hunt, taking the field for the first time midway through the second quarter. Although Spiller's first touch doubled as a 12-yard run and his second was a 16-yard catch, only one, a 15-yard scamper, escaped the range of minus-five to three yards. No matter, he easily surpassed his preseason Week 1 line -- two rushes for nine yards and one reception for two yards -- yet remains third on the RB depth chart. If Charcandrick West replicates his 113-yard, second-half outburst at any point moving forward, Spiller could begin to fall out of favor in the Chiefs' backfield.
Jones participated in individual drills Sunday but not in any team work. Look for him to ramp up his activity level in practice as the week unfolds in hopes of being ready for the Chiefs' second preseason outing Aug. 19 against the Bengals.
The 2015 third-rounder was solid while hauling in 44 receptions for 530 yards last season, an effort that has raised expectations heading into the current campaign. Conley also figures in for a considerable boost in targets with the departure of Jeremy Maclin, and he got his quest for a breakout 2017 off to a strong start Friday. The 24-year-old bounced back from sabotaging his own scoring play by bringing in a 29-yard pass down the left side from quarterback Tyler Bray two plays later, and he subsequently added a 17-yard reception. Conley will look to parlay his big-play upside into even better production against the Bengals in the Chiefs' second preseason game.
A converted basketball player, Harris is now in his fourth season with the Chiefs and has another uphill battle for fantasy relevance. Saturday's two-touchdown performance is a solid first step, but Harris is firmly behind Travis Kelce on the depth chart, and Kansas City also brought in Gavin Escobar during the offseason. Taking a wait-and-see approach with Harris is advised in the majority of fantasy settings.
Despite joining the active roster for the first time since breaking his left hand in October, head coach Andy Reid admitted March-Lillard is unlikely to play in this weekend's season finale against the Chargers.
A 2014 UDFA, the 27-year-old Sorensen has only started one game in three NFL seasons, but he's a core special teamer who took advantage of an expanded defensive role to record a career-best 63 tackles in 2016 -- also notching three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He'll likely continue to serve as the third safety behind starters Eric Berry and Ron Parker, getting most of his playing time in passing situations.
Robinson was surpassed by another rookie -- Tyreek Hill -- on the depth chart during his inaugural NFL campaign, but the Chiefs' 2016 fourth-round selection has made some marked improvement coming into his sophomore season. The release of veteran receiver Jeremy Maclin opened some reps at the position and Robinson appears in the mix for some additional work. Hill will receive the first shot as the team's "Z" receiver and Chris Conley should be locked in across from him, meaning Robinson and the others will battle it out for the third spot on the wideout depth chart.
Berry has been dealing with a sore heel for roughly over two weeks now. Fortunately, the Chiefs seemed willing to allow him to fully recuperate before making a return to the field. Berry projects as the team's starting safety in the coming season.
The fact that Logan is only dealing with soreness suggests this injury isn't anything to be overly concerned about. Jarvis Jones took his place in the base defense, though it was Rakeem Nunez-Roches who shifted over from end to fill in at nose tackle.
Ehinger passed his physical Monday and was subsequently cleared to practice. It's been a long road back to the field for the second-year player out of Cincinnati, who tore his ACL during his rookie campaign. The Chiefs are hoping Ehinger can function as a solid backup plan should he be needed at any point during the season.
Wilson was released by the Chiefs just before the beginning of the season, but with Justin March (undisclosed) landing on the IR, the team decided to bring back the 24-year-old. Expect Wilson to serve as a backup behind Sam Barrington while also playing a role on special teams.
It was the first two passes Chesson caught in a Chiefs uniform since he was drafted in the fifth round this past spring. He was tied for the team lead in targets Saturday with four, but will likely be a depth option at wideout in Kansas City this season.
Shortly after missing practice time with a hamstring injury, Nelson now is tending to a groin strain. It isn't certain how long he'll be out.
Jones had some buzz surrounding him early in camp, but his lone reception came from presumed third-string quarterback Tyler Bray. The praise has died down over the last couple of weeks, and he's totaled just three receptions through two preseason games. Coach Andy Reid hasn't announced the starters yet, but Jones likely remains in the mix for playing time despite a couple lackluster preseason efforts.
Kelce hauled in his only reception on a deep pass down the middle and wasn't targeted again Saturday. He missed practice time earlier in camp and didn't suit up for the preseason opener because of swelling in his left knee, so just returning to game action was a positive for the veteran tight end. While he wasn't the beneficiary of the actual targets, it was also encouraging that tight end Demetrius Harris caught two touchdown passes inside the red zone Saturday. With just 14 touchdown catches over the past three seasons, fantasy owners would love to see Kelce more involved near the goal line. Perhaps, Harris' red-zone targets are a sign of things to come from the Kansas City offense in 2017.
Mauga was sidelined for all of last season with the hip injury, but now returns to the fold to provide the club with some depth at inside linebacker. The 30-year-old inside linebacker was positioned to earn a starting role with the club last season, but his injury opened the door for Ramik Wilson. He will return in a reserve role behind Wilson, but would likely be the next man up if either he or Derrick Johnson suffers an injury.
McPhee can be a difference-maker when healthy, but since joining the Bears, he's struggled to stay on the field consistently. Until more details emerge about his timeline, he should be avoided in IDP drafts.
Bailey lasted just five games into the 2016 season before landing on injured reserve with a torn right pectoral that required six months of rehab. He returns to find himself in a competition for a starting defensive end job with Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Chris Jones and 2017 second-rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon.
Ware remains atop the running back depth chart and did nothing to tarnish his standing Friday, playing his typically strong role in the passing game and opening the scoring on the night with a two-yard run to cap off the Chiefs' first drive. The 25-year-old posted career bests in carries (214) and rushing yards (921) last season, but will need to continue producing to stave off the challenge of fellow incumbent Charcandrick West and promising third-round pick Kareem Hunt. He's likely to see a bump in playing time against the Bengals in the Chiefs' second preseason tilt.
Glenn played in seven games for Chicago in 2016, recording 26 tackles and six passes defensed, including an interception. He'll look to catch on as a depth secondary player with another club in 2017.
It is unclear what specifically the veteran is dealing with, but the Chiefs are likely exercising caution in order for him to return to full health before he returns to the field. The veteran outside linebacker is entering his 12th season with the Chiefs, and projects to start at outside linebacker in Week 1. He saw his snap count decrease in the latter portion of last season, and figures to continue seeing a slightly smaller workload going forward given his age.
Even if there is more chaos at quarterback with Sam Bradford and Shuan Hill taking over for injured Teddy Bridgewater, it's hard to see Stave as an option to be activated to the 53-man roster. He'll likely spend the full season developing on the practice squad.
Acker left practice with a groin injury back in June, but it appears as though he's back to full strength after putting together a solid outing to kick off the preseason. While Acker did take the most snaps, he'll likely still be fighting for a depth spot at cornerback for the rest of training camp.
King had been dealing with an ankle injury but appears to be healthy based on his latest game performance. The former Oklahoma Sooner is competing with Maurice Swain and Tanoh Kpassagnon (shin) to back up starter Allen Bailey.
Smith's resounding support from Reid comes after both he and Mahomes impressed in their two preseason performances thus far. The veteran is surely the less flashy option, but his consistency and experience makes him more reliable, and the Chiefs have enjoyed much success with him at the helm in recent years. As a result, Smith's fantasy stock should remain unchanged, while Mahomes' sits in need of an injury to have significant value outside of dynasty formats.
Jones, who signed a massive five-year, $60 million extension with the Dolphins in March, is not ready to join the team on the field quite yet. He missed the final 10 games of last season with a torn rotator cuff, which could be what's affecting him at the moment. The team is likely exercising caution with the safety in order to ensure his health as the season inches closer.
Houston missed the team's final two regular-season games due to injury, but was deemed healthy enough to give it a go in the team's first playoff game. While he did record six tackles, the 28-year-old pass rusher was unable to get to Ben Roethlisberger in the contest and finishes his injury-shortened 2016 campaign with just four sacks over six games (including the playoffs). He remains under contract with the Chiefs for another four years, but has played just 16 games combined in the last two seasons. The Georgia product may be a somewhat risky proposition in terms of health, but his injury history could make him a high-value IDP option in 2017 if he can play the entire season.
Johnson, who ruptured his left Achilles tendon last December, is seemingly healthy enough to take part in camp, but don't be surprised if the Chiefs monitor the veteran's reps in training camp and the preseason. The 34-year-old accrued 90 stops and an interception in 13 games in 2016.
It was Ficken's debut with the Chiefs as regular starter Cairo Santos continues to nurse a groin injury. Ficken was unlikely to make the 53-man roster barring a setback from Santos, but a missed extra point surely won't help his case regardless.