|Offense||2nd||148.5 (2nd)||292.0 (5th)|
|Defense||29th||115.5 (20th)||273.0 (27th)|
|25||Acker, Kenneth||CB||6-0||195||2/6/1992||4||Southern Methodist|
|97||Bailey, Allen||DE||6-3||288||3/25/1989||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|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|
|75||Erving, Cameron||T||6-5||313||8/23/1992||3||Florida 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|
|10||Hill, Tyreek||WR||5-10||185||3/1/1994||2||West Alabama|
|95||Jones, Chris||DE||6-6||310||7/3/1994||2||Mississippi State|
|15||Mahomes, Patrick||QB||6-3||230||9/17/1995||R||Texas Tech|
|52||Nicolas, Dadi||LB||6-3||235||9/29/1992||2||Virginia Tech|
|99||Nunez-Roches, Rakeem||DE||6-2||307||7/3/1993||3||Southern Mississippi|
|57||Pierre-Louis, Kevin||LB||6-0||230||10/7/1991||4||Boston College|
|48||Smith, Terrance||ILB||6-2||235||5/3/1993||2||Florida State|
|49||Sorensen, Daniel||SS||6-2||208||3/5/1990||4||Brigham Young|
|40||Sterns, Jordan||DB||5-11||198||5/28/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|30||Terrell, Steven||DB||5-10||197||9/21/1990||5||Texas A&M|
|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||G||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|
|29||Berry, Eric (IR)||SS||6-0||212||12/29/1988||8||Tennessee|
|Chappell, Devin (IR)||DB||6-2||199||5/14/1994||R||Oregon State|
|39||Glenn, Jacoby (IR)||CB||6-0||185||8/4/1993||3||UCF|
|77||Hawkins, Donald (IR)||G||6-4||310||4/22/1992||2||Texas|
|6||Lampkin, Ashton (IR)||CB||6-0||189||1/10/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|20||Nelson, Steven (IR)||CB||5-11||194||1/22/1993||3||Oregon State|
|32||Ware, Spencer (IR)||RB||5-10||229||11/23/1991||4||LSU|
|34||McQuay, Leon III||SAF||6-1||195||11/21/1994||R||Southern California|
|64||Mama, Damien||G||6-3||342||6/27/1995||R||Southern California|
|Ross, Daniel||DE||6-4||310||3/5/1993||R||Northeast Mississippi CC|
|Rush, Marcus||LB||6-2||251||6/19/1991||1||Michigan State|
|Atkinson, George||RB||6-1||220||11/29/1992||2||Notre Dame|
|Reaser, Keith||CB||6-0||190||7/31/1991||3||Florida Atlantic|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
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.
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.
Santos has attempted just two field goals through two weeks this season. However, the Chiefs have also scored nine touchdowns combined between the two contests, allowing him nine PATs. He's yet to misfire and should continue to see plenty of usage given what appears to be an explosive Kansas City offense.
Ragland has yet to see game action this season but did practice on a limited basis last week and on Wednesday, so he looks to be ready for Sunday's game against the Chargers. The 2016 second-round pick isn't expected to play a major role on the Chiefs defense right away, and will likely only be a reserve linebacker and special teams player if he even suits up.
Pierre-Louis dealt with an illness late in the week as he practiced in limited fashion Friday, but the issue appears to be a nonfactor heading into the Chiefs' Week 2 matchup. He's slated to provide depth at inside linebacker while also lining up on special teams.
Despite a five-catch effort in the opener, Wilson's production predictably dipped during Week 2. He took the field for just 64 percent of the team's snaps Sunday and is unlikely to see many targets with numerous, more talented mouths to feed.
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.
Fans who were wowed by Hill's stat line in the season opener against New England might look at Sunday's score with a frown, but that's the risk of depending on a player who often lives and dies by the big play. If not for his 75-yard touchdown against New England, Hill's stat line would have been a more pedestrian five catches for 58 yards. Starting Hill week in and week out comes with the caveat that he could break a big play or two and be among the league's best performers, or that those big gainers may never materialize, leading to a more modest output.
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's ankle injury kept him limited Thursday and Friday, but he was able to log a full practice Wednesday and will be available to start at free safety Sunday. If Parker were to suffer a setback, Eric Murray likely would be in line for an elevated role.
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.
Although he had minimal impact (one catch for seven yards) offensively in the contest, Thomas showcased his speed and shiftiness during his kickoff return for a touchdown. With the team looking to keep Tyreek Hill off special teams, it wouldn't be surprising if Thomas' versatility as a former running back helps him earn a 53-man roster spot.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Hawkins always faced long odds to make the 53-man roster and ultimately didn't show the Chiefs enough to warrant a roster spot.
Through more than half of the game, it appeared that Hunt's opening-night dominance might have been beginner's luck. Then he took a draw up middle for a 53-yard score and never looked back, finding the end zone again on a gritty two-yard carry late in the game. From Brian Westbrook to Jamaal Charles, head coach Andy Reid has had success when giving elusive backs the opportunity to make a few game-breaking plays per contest. Though it is very early in his career, Hunt seems like he might be of a similar mold -- capable of striking at any time.
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.
As one of just two running backs currently on the Chiefs' roster, West would be the obvious candidate to replace Kareem Hunt in the backfield should he suffer an injury. However, it appears coach Andy Reid is comfortable allowing the rookie to take on a workhorse role for the team, limiting West to value mainly as a handcuff with upside if given an opportunity.
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.
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.
Terrell had a strong camp with the Chiefs, but was ultimately unable to make it through final cuts. However, a new opportunity arose with starting strong safety Eric Berry (Achilles) now out for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old figures to provide depth at safety going forward.
Although Ford was relatively quiet in the contest, he made his impact felt with a second quarter sack of opposing quarterback Carson Wentz on third down. which resulted in a nine yard loss. Though his tackle total was low, the 26-year-old saw a healthy 67 snaps (97%) in the contest. He will face-off against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers in San Diego next week.
The good news is that Morse's foot injury won't require surgery. Unfortunately, the injury will still need rest for a full recovery and it looks like that could take a few weeks.
Jones was selected by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft as the heir apparent to Dontari Poe at the nose tackle position. Instead, he's shifted to the defensive end spot due to the signing of Bennie Logan during the offseason. That didn't stop him from putting his talent on full display Sunday, and he could start to sneak onto the IDP fantasy radar if he can piece together some similar efforts.
After snagging just 63.8 percent of his targets a season ago, Conley's upped that to 75 percent through the first two contests of 2017. He continues to play the majority of snaps (87 percent Sunday) for Kansas City, but until the volume increases, he's unlikely to be a reliable contributor on a weekly basis.
The Chiefs opted to release veteran C.J. Spiller in favor of Hunt on Saturday. Given fellow running back Kareem Hunt's remarkable debut with the club, the team will air on the side of special teams performance, which is why the 24-year-old Hunt was called up. Do not expect much fantasy production unless there is an injury ahead of him on the depth chart.
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.
Sorensen was seen as a candidate to start at safety for Kansas City after Eric Berry (achilles) saw his season end after one game. Warmups indicate that Sorensen will get the starting nod in Week 2, though it's unclear if he'll hold that spot in the coming weeks.
A fourth-round pick last year, Robinson can contribute on special teams and provide an occasional deep threat behind the Chiefs' leading wideout trio of Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley and Albert Wilson. While Thursday's impressive performance won't push Robinson into the conversation for regular targets, he should at least have a secure spot on the roster.
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.
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.
Although Ehinger has practiced on a limited basis each of the past two weeks, he's received the doubtful tag heading into both games. Given that he's been able to practice lately, the injury doesn't seem overly severe, but it's difficult to gauge his likelihood to play beyond this Sunday.
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.
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.
Nelson had core surgery Aug. 29, leaving the Chiefs without one of their top defensive backs for at least the first half of the regular season. Nelson is expected to be one of the team's two IR-return options, however. The Chiefs used their open roster spot to re-sign C.J. Spiller.
The Andy Reid Bowl was looking like a decidedly defensive affair until Kansas City turned Carson Wentz over, setting up a 15-yard catch-and-run shovel pass from Alex Smith to Kelce - ending in an emphatic dive into the end zone. Kelce was left mostly in the cold -- tallying just 44 yards -- in the Chiefs' offensive explosion to start the season. Sunday provided a reminder that Kelce, who also chipped in Kansas City's longest passing play of the day for 44 yards, is still the most dependable target Smith has at his disposal, considering the wide receiver corps lacks a true prototype No. 1 threat.
Reaser was let go to make room for cornerback Asa Jackson's promotion from the team's practice squad. Reaser did not play a defensive snap against the Panthers on Sunday, but did contribute 10 snaps on special teams.
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.
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.
Glenn suffered the concussion in early August and there was never an announcement that he cleared the concussion protocol, so it's a bit murky if/when he would be able to play elsewhere.
Hali has been unable to practice all preseason with an undisclosed issue, so this decision comes as no surprise. He will now be allowed to effectively go through his own training camp during the first six weeks of the regular season before he becomes eligible to return. The veteran outside linebacker is entering his 12th season in the league, and saw his snap count decrease in the latter portion of last season. Thus, fewer games played this season could ultimately lead to more efficient production.
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.
It wasn't quite the aerial display that Smith opened the season with against New England, but he kept Kansas City in it and got the job done late after a key Eagles interception led to a 15-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Travis Kelce. After trading up in the first round for Patrick Mahomes back in April, the question this season has been if and when the rookie will take over for Kansas City this season. Though not as impressive Sunday as he was in the opener, it's hard to imagine head coach Andy Reid supplanting Smith while he is playing well and the team is winning.
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 first appeared on the injury report Thursday and did not practice, but he was a full participant Friday. The veteran linebacker avoided the questionable tag as well, so the Chiefs are apparently fairly confident he'll be ready for Sunday.
Lampkin was looking for a depth or special teams role, but now the undrafted rookie is likely to be waived/injured with little chance of being picked up until after the 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.