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Chiefs Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the Kansas City Chiefs as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of January 18, 2022.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye

Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Houston Texans
2 Away Los Angeles Chargers
3 Away Baltimore Ravens
4 Home New England Patriots
5 Home Las Vegas Raiders
6 Away Buffalo Bills
7 Away Denver Broncos
8 Home New York Jets
9 Home Carolina Panthers
11 Away Las Vegas Raiders
12 Away Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13 Home Denver Broncos
14 Away Miami Dolphins
15 Away New Orleans Saints
16 Home Atlanta Falcons
17 Home Los Angeles Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs News

Darwin Thompson, Reverts to practice squad

Thompson reverted to the Chiefs' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Thompson was elevated from the practice squad prior to Sunday's wild-card round win over the Steelers. However, after Darrel Williams (toe) was cleared to take the field, Thompson was inactive for the contest. So long as no further injuries pop up in the Chiefs' backfield, Thompson figures to remain on the practice squad for the rest of the postseason.

Darwin Thompson player page.

January 17, 2022 6:34 PM EST


Darrel Williams, Suits up, limited to backup role

Williams (toe) had just one carry for four yards and was not targeted in the passing game in a 42-21 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) missed his third straight contest, but it was Jerick McKinnon taking over lead-back duties over the expected Williams. Perhaps the 26-year-old was not as ready to play as pre-game reports out of Kansas City's camp indicated, resulting in a underwhelming fantasy showing. The status of CEH is still uncertain for next round's tilt against the Bills, but McKinnon is the hot hand amongst the remaining backfield options for the Chiefs.

Darrel Williams player page.

January 17, 2022 1:40 AM EST


Tyreek Hill, Hits pay dirt in playoff win

Hill caught all five of his targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-21 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Travis Kelce was the featured offensive weapon for Kansas City in this decisive victory -- as has been the case over the final stretch of the regular season -- but Hill still managed to produce a solid fantasy line despite failing to "go off." The speedy wideout has been a little more boom-or-bust than he has in previous seasons, likely due to defenses running tons of deep, two-safety formations and forcing the Chiefs' playmakers to work more underneath routes. Hill still possesses the ability to break off huge touchdowns on any given play, which will likely result in a DFS salary slightly higher than his recent play appears to be worth against the Bills next week.

Tyreek Hill player page.

January 16, 2022 10:45 PM EST


Travis Kelce, Monster two-score game

Kelce corralled five of seven targets for 108 yards and a touchdown Sunday, adding a two-yard passing touchdown on his lone pass attempt in a 42-21 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Patrick Mahomes and Kelce were in sync as per usual, and the latter even vultured a passing touchdown for good measure. The star tight end will face a stiff test in the AFC divisional round, as the Bills have surrendered the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends all season. That said, Buffalo's premier defensive unit hasn't had to face a matchup nightmare like Kelce all season long either. He should, rightfully, register as one of the priciest tight ends to roster in DFS formats next week.

Travis Kelce player page.

January 16, 2022 10:26 PM EST


Pat Mahomes, Reaches peak form in win

Mahomes completed 30 of 39 pass attempts for 404 yards, five touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 29 yards on three carries in Sunday's 42-21 win over Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Mahomes had about as flawless of a playoff debut as you could envision as the Chiefs made easy work of the Steelers in the wild-card round. The 26-year-old looked like his 2019 Super Bowl MVP former self, slinging dots at all three pass depths en route to a gaudy stat line. The Chiefs will advance to the AFC division round to face Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, in what is shaping up to be a treat for all football fans next week. The Bills boast one of the league's best overall defenses and arguably the best coverage safety duo in the league. That being said, the Steelers also presented a tough matchup on paper for Mahomes, but he was able to slice through their unit like swiss cheese.

Pat Mahomes player page.

January 16, 2022 9:17 PM EST