Kansas City Chiefs

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium | Coach: Andy Reid
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th116.6 (12th)254.7 (8th)
Defense28th124.8 (29th)248.5 (28th)
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25Acker, Kenneth CB6-01952/6/19924Southern Methodist
97Bailey, Allen DE6-32883/25/19897Miami (Fla.)
9Bray, Tyler QB6-621512/27/19915Tennessee
7Butker, Harrison K6-32057/14/1995RGeorgia Tech
82Charles, Orson TE6-32471/27/19913Georgia
80Chesson, Jehu WR6-220412/29/1993RMichigan
2Colquitt, Dustin P6-32105/6/198213Tennessee
65Devey, Jordan T6-63201/11/19884Memphis
76Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent G6-53212/11/19914McGill (Canada)
79Ehinger, Parker G6-631012/30/19922Cincinnati
45Eligwe, Ukeme LB6-22394/27/1994RGeorgia Southern
75Erving, Cameron G6-53138/23/19923Florida State
72Fisher, Eric T6-73151/5/19915Central Michigan
73Fulton, Zach C6-53169/23/19914Tennessee
23Gaines, Phillip CB6-01934/4/19914Rice
91Hali, Tamba OLB6-327511/3/198312Penn State
74Hamilton, Justin DT6-23157/27/19932Louisiana
84Harris, Demetrius TE6-72307/29/19914Wis.-Milwaukee
10Hill, Tyreek WR5-101853/1/19942West Alabama
50Houston, Justin OLB6-32581/12/19897Georgia
27Hunt, Kareem RB5-102168/6/1995RToledo
31Hunt, Akeem RB5-101852/22/19933Purdue
94Jenkins, Jarvis DT6-43004/24/19886Clemson
56Johnson, Derrick ILB6-324211/22/198213Texas
95Jones, Chris DE6-63107/3/19942Mississippi State
87Kelce, Travis TE6-526010/5/19895Cincinnati
92Kpassagnon, Tanoh LB6-72896/14/1994RVillanova
96Logan, Bennie NT6-231512/28/19895LSU
15Mahomes, Patrick QB6-32309/17/1995RTexas Tech
39Mitchell, Terrance CB5-111905/17/19924Oregon
61Morse, Mitch C6-63054/21/19923Missouri
21Murray, Eric CB5-111991/7/19942Minnesota
20Nelson, Steven CB5-111941/22/19933Oregon State
52Nicolas, Dadi LB6-32359/29/19922Virginia Tech
99Nunez-Roches, Rakeem DE6-23077/3/19933Southern Mississippi
38Parker, Ron FS6-02068/17/19877Newberry
22Peters, Marcus CB6-01971/9/19933Washington
57Pierre-Louis, Kevin LB6-023010/7/19914Boston College
59Ragland, Reggie ILB6-12529/23/19932Alabama
24Revis, Darrelle DB5-111987/14/198511Pittsburgh
14Robinson, Demarcus WR6-12039/21/19942Florida
71Schwartz, Mitchell T6-53206/8/19896California
42Sherman, Anthony FB5-1024212/11/19887Connecticut
48Smith, Terrance ILB6-22355/3/19932Florida State
11Smith, Alex QB6-42175/7/198413Utah
49Sorensen, Daniel SS6-22083/5/19904Brigham Young
40Sterns, Jordan DB5-111985/28/1994ROklahoma State
30Terrell, Steven DB5-101979/21/19905Texas A&M
13Thomas, De'Anthony WR5-81761/5/19934Oregon
35West, Charcandrick RB5-102056/2/19914Abilene Christian
12Wilson, Albert WR5-92007/12/19924Georgia State
53Wilson, Ramik ILB6-22378/19/19923Georgia
41Winchester, James LS6-32408/6/19893Oklahoma
70Witzmann, Bryan G6-73206/16/19903South Dakota State
51Zombo, Frank OLB6-32543/5/19878Central Michigan
Injured Players
46Baxter, Keith (IR) DB5-111926/4/19921Marshall
29Berry, Eric (IR) SS6-021212/29/19888Tennessee
 Chappell, Devin (IR) DB6-21995/14/1994ROregon State
17Conley, Chris (IR) WR6-320510/25/19923Georgia
55Ford, Dee (IR) OLB6-22523/19/19914Auburn
6Lampkin, Ashton (IR) CB6-01891/10/1994ROklahoma State
32Ware, Spencer (IR) RB5-1022911/23/19914LSU
Practice Squad
 Atkinson, George RB6-122011/29/19922Notre Dame
4Dieter, Gehrig WR6-22082/24/1993RAlabama
 Firkser, Anthony TE6-22412/19/1995RHarvard
 Hatley, Rickey NT6-43203/29/1994RMissouri
 Kemp, Marcus WR6-42108/14/1995RHawaii
64Mama, Damien G6-33426/27/1995RSouthern California
34McQuay, Leon III SAF6-119511/21/1994RSouthern California
 Purcell, Mike NT6-33034/20/19914Wyoming
 Reaser, Keith CB6-01907/31/19913Florida Atlantic
 Redmond, Will CB6-018612/28/19932Mississippi State
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Position Listing
Mike Purcell
The Rams claimed Purcell off waivers Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Purcell spent his first three seasons in the league with the 49ers after joining the team as an undrafted free agent. During the 2016 campaign, Purcell played in 15 games (five starts), tallying 26 tackles and a forced fumble. After being waived by the 49ers earlier in the week, Purcell will now join the Rams and aim to win a roster spot as a backup along the defensive line.

Phillip Gaines
Gaines recorded four tackles in Friday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Showing no signs of having dislocated his finger two weeks ago, Gaines tied for the second-most tackles in the game. He's expected to open the season as the top backup to Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson.

Rakeem Nunez-Roches
Nunez-Roches (back) practiced in full Wednesday.

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.

Eric Murray
Murray (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Murray continues to battle a high-ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 12. The second-year safety is often deployed in the Chiefs' nitro package, but has only amassed 28 tackles in 11 games, effectively taking him off the fantasy radar.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 15 vs. L.A. Chargers
Reggie Ragland
Ragland notched nine tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's loss to the Bills.

Ragland has now posted two consecutive weeks with nine tackles and eight solos, more than doubling his total for the season over that span. If he continues his current trend, the second-year linebacker could sneak his way onto the fantasy radar as an IDP option.

Kevin Pierre-Louis
Pierre-Louis (groin) is inactive for Monday's game against the Redskins, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Without Pierre-Louis, look for Terrance Smith to slide into the primary reserve inside linebacker spot behind Derrick Johnson.

Terrance Mitchell
Mitchell will start at cornerback against the Raiders on Sunday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Mitchell is getting the spot start in place of Marcus Peters (suspension). He'll likely be lined up across from Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper. Mitchell has performed well in past starts and will look to do so once again.

Albert Wilson
Wilson caught five of seven targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders.

Wilson finished third on the team in receiving yards, but was just three yards shy of Tyreek Hill's team-leading total. While the 25-year-old receiver was actually targeted one more time than Hill, tight end Travis Kelce's 13 targets equaled the total of the two wide receivers combined. As the third receiving option in a balanced offense, it's tough to count on Wilson for consistent production.

Dadi Nicolas
Nicolas (knee) will open training camp on the Chiefs' physically unable to perform list, Sydney Ringdahl of Chiefs.com reports.

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.

Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Tyreek Hill
Hill corralled four of six targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 26-15 win over Oakland.

Hill's biggest play was a 44-yard catch in the first half. He made three catches of at least 40 yards last week, so the speedy second-year player has found the explosiveness that had been missing during his team's recent slide down the standings. Tight end Travis Kelce saw 13 targets to Hill's six in this one, but the wide receiver finished with one more yard to lead the team.

Jarvis Jenkins
Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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.

Keith Baxter
Baxter (wrist) was placed on waivers by the Chiefs on Sunday.

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.

Wrist - Questionable for Week 15 vs. L.A. Chargers
Marcus Peters
Peters (suspension) will play in Sunday'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 Sunday's divisional battle with the Chargers.

Ron Parker
Parker logged eight tackles (five solo) to lead the Chiefs in Sunday night's victory over the Texans.

Parker has been inconsistent so far this season, as he has recorded 19 of his 25 tackles in just two games. The veteran free safety also has failed to record a turnover or sack. He was one of two defenders to play all 64 snaps in Week 5, so he figures to have plenty of opportunities to accumulate more statistics going forward.

De'Anthony Thomas
Thomas hauled in both of his targets for 11 yards in Sunday's game against the Giants.

Thomas played just 37 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's tilt but managed to outproduce DeMarcus Robinson -- who was on the field 96 percent of the time the Chiefs had the ball. Even so, it's unlikely Thomas' role will change much moving forward, with him serving as a depth wideout and a returner on special teams for the club.

Jordan Devey
Devey re-signed with the Chiefs on Saturday.

Although he originally made the Chiefs' 53-man roster, Devey was let go be the team Thursday. However, they have opted to re-sign him, and he once again figures to provide depth on the offensive line going forward.

Tanoh Kpassagnon
Kpassagnon (shin) led all Chiefs defensive linemen with 49 snaps in Friday's preseason game against the 49ers.

Kpassagnon had been dealing with shin splints, so a return to health and preseason game action bodes well as he competes for meaningful snaps.

Cameron Erving
Erving (calf) was traded to Kansas City on Wednesday.

Erving, a 2015 former first-round pick, struggled to mesh with the Cleveland line during his short tenure with the Browns. Given his struggles, the Browns understandably agreed to part ways with Erving once the Chiefs offered a 2018 fifth-round pick. The Florida State product reportedly lost his starting job to Shon Coleman after bouncing around to different positions. The Chiefs likely will aim to use Erving as a reserve lineman for the time being.

Harrison Butker
Butker made field goals from 53, 29, 33 and 40 yards and also converted both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders.

Butker's 14 total points snapped a four-game slump of single digits. Through 10 games, Butker has notched 104 points, missing only two of 30 field goals and no extra points along the way.

George Atkinson
Atkinson has missed the cut for the Raiders' 53-man roster, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Atkinson was claimed by the Raiders in July, but he couldn't make enough noise during training camp to avoid the pink slip. He will now hit the open market if unclaimed through waivers.

Tyler Bray
Bray (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Bray has been third on the depth chart at quarterback behind Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes all season, and that's unlikely to change barring an injury to one of the two players. As a result, look for Bray to remain a fixture on the inactive list until further notice.

Zach Fulton
No Updates
Kareem Hunt
Hunt rushed 25 times for 116 yards and a touchdown while catching all three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders.

Hunt's first touchdown since Week 3 was as easy as it gets, as he scored on 1st-and-goal from inside the one-yard line after a Travis Kelce touchdown was overturned. That score helped the hosts build a 16-0 lead at the half and a 26-0 advantage through three quarters, so Hunt got plenty of volume on the ground. The rookie finished with his third highest career rushing total while getting the second most carries he's ever seen. With Kansas City finally getting back into the win column, Hunt will look to continue the momentum in a Saturday home game against the Chargers in Week 15.

Justin Hamilton
The Chiefs signed Hamilton to a contract Thursday.

Hamilton was added to the 53-man roster after linebacker Dee Ford (back) was placed on injured reserve. The second-year nose tackle will add depth to the Chiefs' defensive line.

Leon III McQuay
The Chiefs signed McQuay to the 53-man roster Monday.

McQuay was selected by the Chiefs in the sixth round of this year's draft but has spent the entire season on the practice squad. He'll provide Kansas City with depth in the secondary after Steven Terrell (undislosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

Ukeme Eligwe
The Chiefs selected Eligwe in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 183rd overall.

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.

Rickey Hatley
No Updates
Charcandrick West
West (personal) ran three times for 25 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's game against the Raiders.

West was lightly utilized behind Kareem Hunt, but made the most of his workload by scoring on a nice 13-yard run. After dealing with a death in the family, he appears to be back and ready to go the rest of the way. He should give Hunt breathers again next Sunday against the Chargers.

Patrick Mahomes
Mahomes will remain in a backup role during Sunday's game against the Jets after head coach Andy Reid reiterated that Alex Smith was the Chiefs' starting quarterback, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

While some members of the Chiefs' fan base may be clamoring for a change under center after the team lost for the fifth time in six games in Week 12 against Buffalo, Smith isn't completely at fault for Kansas City's demise. Though Smith, who threw 11 touchdowns against no interceptions to key the Chiefs' 5-0 start, has seen his performance taper off dramatically ever since, he's still been adequate over the last six contests, completing 63 percent of his passes and tossing eight touchdowns and four interceptions. With the Chiefs still holding a one-game edge in the AFC West, Reid isn't ready to pull the plug on the battled-tested Smith in favor of the talented, but unproven Mahomes. It still looks like the rookie first-round pick, who was highly impressive in the preseason, may have to wait until 2018 before he gets a fair shake as starter.

Steven Terrell
The Chiefs placed Terrell (undisclosed) on injrued reserve Monday.

It isn't clear what kind of injury Terrell is dealing with considering he was the player to intercept Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in the final seconds of Sunday's victory over Oakland. Regardless, his season is now over. Leon McQuay was promoted from the practice squad to fill Terrell's place on the 53-man roster.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Dee Ford
Ford (back) has been placed on injured reserve.

Ford has been dealing with a back problem since the first month of the season and hasn't played in a game since Oct. 30. He will finish the season with 11 tackles and two sacks, with Frank Zombo in line to see an expanded role in his place.

Back - Injured Reserve
Frank Zombo
Zombo racked up five tackles (two solo), including a sack in Sunday's game against the Giants.

Zombo matched his season-high total for tackles during the contest and notched his first full sack of the campaign. He had previously collected a half-sack in Week 5 against the Texans, giving him 1.5 for the season. The veteran also made just his third start of 2017 but could make another next week if Dee Ford (back) is unavailable again for the Chiefs.

Mitch Morse
Morse (foot) won't play Sunday against the Raiders, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Morse wasn't able to practice this week after injuring his foot against the Jets on Sunday. Jordan Devey is slated to start at center.

Foot - Questionable for Week 15 vs. L.A. Chargers
Chris Jones
Jones (knee) will play in Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks.

It will be the preseason debut for Jones after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in July and coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list Aug. 13. The second-year player totaled 28 tackles and two sacks in 16 games for the Chiefs last season and will likely be a starter at defensive end to start the season.

Chris Conley
The Chiefs officially placed Conley (Achilles) on injured reserve Saturday.

Conley ruptured his Achilles in Sunday's win over the Texans. The pass catcher had tallied 46 yards on three receptions before suffering the injury. He had not been a major part of the offense prior to going down, recording just 11 receptions for 175 yards and zero touchdowns in five games. Albert Wilson figures to see increased reps with Conley now on IR.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
Jordan Sterns
Illness - Out for Week 15 vs. L.A. Chargers
No Updates
Akeem Hunt
Hunt ran once for two yards and caught his sole target for 20 yards Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Jets.

With Charcandrick West (personal) away from the team, Hunt moved into the backup role during Sunday's tilt. He could stay in that role next week against the Raiders should West remain unavailable, but he remains off the fantasy radar regardless.

Demetrius Harris
Harris caught both of his targets for 33 yards Sunday against the Bills.

While Harris was slightly more involved in the offense than usual Sunday, he's yet to register more than three catches in a game this season and hasn't scored since Week 1 against the Patriots. He played just 28 percent of the snaps during Week 12 and it's unlikely anything will change in that regard as long as Travis Kelce remains healthy.

Daniel Sorensen
Sorensen totaled 11 tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Jets.

Sorensen is well on his way to 100 tackles during 2017, needing 22 more over the final three weeks to reach triple digits. Sunday's effort went a long way toward reaching the milestone, and he's pushed his way firmly onto the IDP radar at this point.

Demarcus Robinson
Robinson wasn't targeted during Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Robinson ranked third among receivers in terms of snaps on Sunday, playing fewer than both Tyreek Hill and Albert Wilson. Given his expected workload limitations moving forward, it's unlikely he will put any meaningful stat lines together the rest of the way.

Mitchell Schwartz
No Updates
Darrelle Revis
Revis will be active for Sunday's game against the Jets in what will mark his Chiefs debut, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After failing to find a home in free agency this offseason, Revis signed with Kansas City on Nov. 22, but sat out last week's loss to the Bills while he was still getting his conditioning in order. Now that he's had an opportunity to get more practice time under his belt, Revis will suit up for the first time in 2017 against one of his former teams. Though he may not start in the contest, Revis is expected to be a fixture in the Chiefs' cornerback rotation.

Eric Berry
Berry (Achilles) is expected to be out for six months, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

As disheartening as this is for Berry, it doesn't appear to be a career-threatening injury. There's a good chance he'll make a full recovery by or even before the six-month expected recovery date. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder was quick to note that this is a ballpark estimate and things can change depending on his progress. While he's out, Daniel Sorenson is the likely replacement.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
Bennie Logan
Logan (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Head coach Andy Reid indicated earlier this week that the knee issue was a minor one, and Logan fully participating in practice Thursday confirms that. The 28-year-old is fully expected to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles at this point.

Gehrig Dieter
No Updates
Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Parker Ehinger
Ehinger (knee) practiced in full Thursday.

Ehinger hasn't seen any game action this season due to a knee injury. However, that could change in Week 4 now that he seems to have returned to full strength.

Ramik Wilson
Wilson was signed by the Chiefs on Tuesday.

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.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
The Chiefs have listed Duvernay-Tardif (knee) as inactive for Monday's game against the Broncos, BJ Kissel of the team's official website reports.

Duvernay-Tardif's absence will mark his fourth consecutive game missed. As a result, look for Zach Fulton to continue filling in at right guard.

Jehu Chesson
Chesson caught two passes for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Chesson was tied for the team lead in targets Saturday with four, but that was a byproduct of playing deep into the contest when most of the Chiefs' top wideout options had called it a night long before. The fifth-round pick will likely be a depth option at wideout in his first professional season.

Steven Nelson
Nelson racked up nine tackles (seven solo) -- including one for a loss -- during Sunday's game against the Jets.

Two players from the secondary -- Nelson and Daniel Sorensen -- led the team in tackles during Sunday's tilt, which is generally not a good sign. After missing the early portions of 2017 due to core-muscle surgery, he's returned to the tune of 28 tackles through five games. He should continue to start opposite Marcus Peters and will face a tough matchup against the combo of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in Week 14.

Travis Kelce
Kelce caught seven of 13 targets for 74 yards in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders.

Kelce appeared to have a 17-yard catch-and-run touchdown on the final play of the first quarter, but he was ruled down inside the 1-yard line upon further review. The impactful tight end's 13 targets were six more than any of his teammates saw, as Kelce continues to serve as quarterback Alex Smith's go-to guy in most situations. He's rewarded that trust with over 70 yards in five of the past six games.

Keith Reaser
Reaser entered Sunday's preseason loss to the Vikings with the second-unit defense, finishing with six tackles (all solo) in 43 snaps.

The 26-year-old has slipped down the depth chart this preseason and projects to be a backup/special teams contributor now that his knee injury has healed.

Orson Charles
Charles was promoted to the Chiefs' active roster Tuesday.

Charles signed with the Chiefs back in June before ultimately ending up on the team's practice squad. The exact reason for Tuesday's promotion isn't clear, but Charles will likely be used as a depth option at tight end behind Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris.

Allen Bailey
Bailey (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Being able to practice in some capacity bodes well for Bailey's chances of playing Sunday against the Bills. However, with just 29 tackles (17 solo) and two sacks on the season, fantasy owners won't be lining up to start Bailey if he's healthy.

Spencer Ware
The Chiefs placed Ware (knee) on injured reserve Saturday. BJ Kissel of the team's official site reports.

With season-ending surgery expected on PCL and LCL tears in his right knee, Ware will yield the backfield to rookie Kareem Hunt in Week 1 and beyond. Additionally, C.J. Spiller's release Saturday leaves just one other true running back (Charcandrick West) on the roster, so Hunt appears in line to head a rushing attack that's much more balanced than most in the pass-happy NFL.

Knee - PCL - Injured Reserve
Dustin Colquitt
No Updates
Marcus Kemp
No Updates
James Winchester
No Updates
Tamba Hali
Hali (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Hali has played just 36 defensive snaps in two games all season, logging a single tackle in the process as a knee injury has kept him limited. The Chiefs will likely continue to proceed cautiously with the veteran's level of activity on Sunday, while Tanoh Kpassagnon and Frank Zombo could see additional reps at outside linebacker.

Kenneth Acker
Acker (groin) played a team-high 41 snaps at cornerback in the Chiefs' preseason opener against the 49ers.

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.

Terrance Smith
Smith (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Smith suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Giants and was unable to clear protocol during this week of preparation. Smith is primarily used on special teams, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the team's defensive game plan.

Will Redmond
Redmond (ankle) was waived/injured by the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The 2016 third-round draft pick failed to rehab from an ankle issue this preseason after missing all of last year with a significant knee injury. The 49ers could reclaim Redmond and place him on injured reserve if he passes through waivers Saturday.

Alex Smith
Smith completed 20 of 34 passes for 268 yards and an interception while rushing five times for 24 yards in Sunday's 26-15 win over Oakland.

Smith was kept out of the end zone for the second time in four weeks, but he'll gladly trade the lack of personal accolades for a team victory to stay atop the AFC West. With the defense and running game dominating en route to a 26-0 lead through three quarters, Smith simply wasn't asked to do much in this one. The veteran quarterback has a pair of elite receiving weapons at his disposal in Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, but his recent inconsistency has been maddening for fantasy owners. The Chiefs have a Week 15 home game against the Chargers, with the winner taking sole possession of first place in the AFC West.

Anthony Sherman
Jones (undisclosed) was placed on the active/non-football injury list Wednesday.

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.

Justin Houston
Houston recorded four tackles (three solo) and one sack during Week 12 against the Bills.

Houston's sack pace has slowed after a hot start to the season, but he returned to the column after a couple of weeks without one. The 28-year-old outside linebacker remains a nearly every-down player, playing 90 percent of the team's defensive snaps Sunday. He should have a decent opportunity to add to that total next week against a Jets offensive line that has allowed 35 sacks so far this season.

Eric Fisher
Fisher (back) will play in Monday's game against Washington, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Fisher woke up Monday unsure if he'd be ready, but following a good showing in warmups, he'll anchor the Kansas City offensive line to close out Week 4 action.

Ashton Lampkin
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Anthony Firkser
No Updates
Derrick Johnson
Johnson collected nine tackles (five solo) during Sunday's game against the Jets.

Johnson added a half tackle for a loss during the tilt but most notably totaled a season-high mark for tackles. The 35-year-old linebacker is on pace for his worst campaign since 2009 and may be finally showing signs of his age in the middle of Kansas City's defense.

Damien Mama
No Updates
Devin Chappell