Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle/hip) fully practiced all week and has been cleared from Week 13's injury report. Toney sat out Week 12's 31-17 victory over the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders due to ankle and hip injuries, but he'll be back out there in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, presumably in his typical gadget role. Toney's role as a pseudo "wide back" has not yielded any semblance of the returns fantasy managers may have envisioned during this past summer. Toney has totaled 22 catches (30 targets) for 139 yards and one touchdown, which checks out to an anemic 6.3 yards per catch and 4.6 yards per target. The enigmatic 24-year-old talent has taken eight carries for nine yards, as well. Toney has simply been unable to bounce back from his three-drop Week 1 disaster to this point, and there's little reason to believe that the debacle will finally galvanize him into a usable WR5/6 finish on SNF.
Dec 2, 2023 12:13 AM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip/ankle) practiced fully on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 13 matchup against the Green Bay Packers. Toney missed Week 12's win over the Las Vegas Raiders with ankle and hip injuries but he is trending in the right direction heading into Week 13. Keep an eye on practice reports on Thursday and Friday but it appears that Toney will be back in the mix in Week 13. His return would most likely cut into Skyy Moore's chances.
Nov 29, 2023 9:27 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) won't play in Sunday's AFC West showdown with the Las Vegas Raiders. The 24-year-old had high expectations entering the 2023-24 campaign. Unfortunately, he hasn't done much to benefit fantasy managers, catching 22 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. Nevertheless, the Chiefs also won't have Mecole Hardman Jr. (thumb) and Jerick McKinnon (groin) in Week 12, so the combined absences of three pass-catchers should mean a few more targets for Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice.
Nov 25, 2023 2:59 PM EST
The Kansas City Chiefs are apparently being cautious with wide receiver Kadarius Toney following his offseason knee surgery. That's one way to explain Toney's lack of playing time (24.3% snap share), but it's always possible that the former first-round pick simply never escaped head coach Andy Reid's doghouse after a miserable season opener saw him commit at least three drops. For what it's worth, K.C. is yet to free up their passing game for any wideout to emerge as even a pseudo alpha. Toney has commanded 28 targets on 91 routes run, which checks out to an elite 30.8% rate. But most of those looks have been low-value, short-area dump-offs since the Week 1 debacle, as Toney has seen 11 air yards or fewer in each game played since then. The 24-year-old is a super-deep-league stash for those stubborn enough to hold on, but Toney is a complete Week 11 lineup fade versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nov 18, 2023 10:49 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid more or less confirmed that the team is being careful when it comes to wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who had knee surgery at the start of training camp in the summer. The Chiefs want to make sure the oft-injured wideout can make it through the season. The former first-round pick of the New York Giants in 2021 out of Florida hasn't played more than 42% of the offensive snaps in a single game this year, and he saw just 12% of the snaps in the Week 9 win over the Miami Dolphins in Germany. Until the 24-year-old becomes more involved, he can be ignored in most fantasy leagues. Toney hasn't caught more than one pass in a game since Week 6 and has just 20 receptions for 127 yards and one TD in nine games with the Chiefs in 2023.
Nov 13, 2023 7:30 PM EST
It's been about a calendar year since the Kansas City Chiefs acquired wide receiver Kadarius Toney in a trade with the New York Giants, and the deal itself was probably the most memorable aspect of the former first-round pick's Chiefs career to this point. Toney's 109 receiving yards, 4.0 yards per target, and 5.7 yards per catch through eight 2023 games are figures that are difficult to grasp, considering the 24-year-old's high degree of explosiveness. Toney's 25.4% snap share on the campaign renders him unplayable as a WR5/6 even in the deepest of fantasy leagues in Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins, who are allowing the 10th-most fantasy points per game (37.83) to opposing WRs. 27 targets on 86 routes give Toney a robust 31.4% target rate this year, so he remains worth stashing as the final member of an extremely deep season-long roster in case K.C.'s receiving corps gets dinged up.
Nov 3, 2023 11:54 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney continues to command targets, as evidenced by a 32.9% target rate. The problem is that the routes haven't been there, with merely 79 of them. His Week 1 multi-drop fiasco the probable culprit, Toney has been unofficially dog-housed into a strict gadget role as emerging rookie Rashee Rice begins to overtake him for playing time. Toney, once lauded for his explosiveness out of Florida, has received zero deep targets. The former first-rounder looks more and more like failed experiment with each passing week, scraping up 4.0 yards per target and 5.8 yards per reception. With no floor or ceiling combination to speak of, Toney belongs nowhere near most starting fantasy lineups as a WR5, and his stash appeal appears to have worn off long ago.
Oct 28, 2023 1:12 AM EST
On top of scoring his first touchdown of the season, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) eclipsed 2022's 16-catch total during Week 6 in three fewer games played, but his yards per reception (5.4) on 17 catches have been troublingly halved from last year. Toney's 25 targets on 71 routes run equates to a rapid 35.2% target rate, but a microscopic 2.2 average yards of target distance suggests the training wheels are still on after Week 1's multi-drop debacle. Toney's 2.84 average yards of separation when the pass arrives are spiked by the fact he almost exclusively gets targeted near the line of scrimmage. The former first-rounder at least played a season-high 44% of the team's offensive snaps last Thursday, but Toney's lopsided profile means he's only a last-ditch WR4/5 in Week 7's setup versus a Los Angeles Chargers defense that's yielded the most half-PPR fantasy points per game to WRs.
Oct 21, 2023 3:06 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) was a full participant in the team's practice on Thursday. Toney has dealt with this toe issue for multiple weeks, but it doesn't seem to limit him on the field anymore. The shifty playmaker caught his first touchdown pass of the season in Week 6 against the Denver Broncos while seeing six targets in the contest. Despite playing with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, he should only be started in deeper formats in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Oct 19, 2023 12:41 AM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney caught 3-of-6 targets for nine yards and finally broke through for his first touchdown of the season in Thursday's 19-8 win over the Denver Broncos. Toney received five first-half targets and KC got him more involved in several unconventional plays, albeit failed attempts. One came on a jet sweep, a type of flea flicker, and another on a read option in the third quarter on third-and-short. The Chiefs are desperately trying to find ways to utilize Toney's playmaking ability, but the former first-rounder just can't get out of his own way for one reason or another. KC's receiving corps is too weak to believe Toney will be phased out, but Rashee Rice is certainly beginning to turn some heads with his strong play after turning in 72 yards on Thursday. Toney remains an unconvincing WR5 stash for Week 7 versus the Los Angeles Chargers despite Week 6's score.
Oct 13, 2023 1:26 AM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney took a baby step toward returning to fantasy relevancy in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings, recording season highs in targets (six) and snap rate (38%). Even so, Toney hasn't seen a red-zone target since the season opener and the Chiefs have not utilized the explosive former first-rounder down the field (zero deep targets) whatsoever. Toney is regularly separating (33% target rate) and being afforded accurate targets from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but his fantasy standing is stuck in dart-throw WR4/5 range until these underlying metrics translate into a notable fantasy result. If taking the leap of faith in starting the struggling 24-year-old in Week 6, fantasy managers can rely on the Denver Broncos having surrendered the eighth-most fantasy points per game (29.1) to opposing WRs lined up out wide this season.
Oct 11, 2023 10:53 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) practiced in full in Thursday's session. Toney's toe issue appears to be behind him, but he's still looking to iron out one of the league's most mystifying stat profiles entering Week 5's appetizing matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The bulk of the 24-year-old's opportunity, productivity, and efficiency metrics remain in the cellar, except for a rapid 33.3% target rate (13 looks on 39 routes run) and an elite 3.08 average yards of separation when the pass arrives. It's a head-scratching combination, rendering Toney unplayable in most season-long leagues and difficult to justify in large-field DFS tournaments on Sunday. The former first-rounder is getting open at a higher rate than most receivers, but everything that's come after has been totally enigmatic, with nine catches for 57 yards thus far. Toney remains a bench stash for fantasy managers patient enough to spend the roster spot on him.
Oct 6, 2023 1:01 AM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) was limited in practice all week but was removed from the final Week 4 injury report on Friday and will play on Sunday night in New York against the Jets. Toney was also questionable for Week 3 against the Chicago Bears but played in the blowout win, seeing just three percent of the offensive snaps. The 24-year-old pass-catcher is always dealing with some sort of injury and has barely been a part of KC's offense through three weeks, catching seven of his 11 targets for just 35 yards. He's been dropped in a lot of fantasy leagues to open the year. Although he could see his role expand as the season progresses, there's nothing to indicate that is going to happen anytime soon for Toney.
Sep 29, 2023 3:30 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) remained limited in Thursday's practice. That's two limited sessions this week for Toney, who was held to one catch on two snaps in Week 3's blowout win over the Chicago Bears. The 24-year-old has 11 targets on just 30 routes run this year, which insinuates that Toney isn't having much issue creating separation. But even if he ends up being active again in Week 4 against the New York Jets, Toney cannot be trusted in any fantasy lineups with 35 yards across three games. The former first-round pick remains a luxury bench stash for fantasy managers who can afford the backend roster spot. Rashee Rice, who emerged with five catches (seven targets) for 59 yards last Sunday, might be pinging the radar as a possible deep-league FLEX choice if Toney cannot go.
Sep 29, 2023 12:03 AM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. Toney played in the Week 3 blowout win over the Chicago Bears despite being listed as questionable for that contest. However, he played just two offensive snaps and still isn't 100 percent healthy. The oft-injured 24-year-old former first-rounder was expected to be eased into the offense early this year, but his involvement so far through three weeks has made him droppable in 12-team fantasy leagues. Toney has been targeted 11 times and has caught seven passes for just 35 yards through three weeks. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback this week, he should play on Sunday night against the New York Jets, but he's not a realistic flex play in standard-sized leagues right now.
Sep 27, 2023 8:55 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) went backward for one yard on his only catch in Week 3's 41-10 thumping of the Chicago Bears. The 24-year-old was questionable with a toe issue entering play, but his presence was barely noticeable, anyway. After his uneventful first-quarter play, Toney was not turned to again on a day the Chiefs marched up and down the field for five touchdowns. The former first-rounder's talent remains fleeting, and second-round rookie Rashee Rice could start eating into his opportunity before long after catching five balls for 59 yards on Sunday. Toney appears to be at risk of being phased out of the offense, but it's still too early to cast that judgment. Still, he has devolved into a luxury bench stash at best, but we probably wouldn't blame you for hitting the drop button on a hot waiver pickup like Tank Dell or Adam Thielen.
Sep 25, 2023 2:04 AM EST
Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (hamstring) and wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) are both active for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. They had been listed as questionable. Pacheco looked impressive with 70 yards on just 12 carries last week, and he ranks as a fringe top-24 fantasy running back with a very favorable matchup against the Bears this week. Toney, meanwhile, hauled in all five of his targets for 35 yards last Sunday but is best left on your bench for the time being.
Sep 24, 2023 2:58 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) is currently listed as questionable for the Week 3 matchup versus the Chicago Bears. The 24-year-old wasn't able to practice on Wednesday or Thursday this week. He was able to get through a limited practice session on Friday, so that appears to be enough for him. The team will take another look at Toney ahead of Sunday's contest. Barring any setbacks, Toney should be fine to suit up. He should be considered a risky flex play for this upcoming matchup with the Bears.
Sep 23, 2023 8:35 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) has been listed as questionable to play in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. Toney didn't practice at all on Wednesday or Thursday due to a sprained toe, but he returned to a limited practice session on Friday, which gives him a chance to suit up on Sunday. The 24-year-old former first-round pick of the New York Giants in 2021 out of Florida was also hurt for most of training camp and the preseason and has been unable to stay on the field for long stretches so far in his NFL career. The Chiefs plan all along was to ease him into the offense early in 2023, and so far through two games he has just six receptions on 10 targets for only 36 yards. Toney isn't a recommended flex play, even in deeper leagues, while dealing with a new injury.
Sep 22, 2023 7:42 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) was not on the field for Thursday's practice session. The Chiefs could be shorthanded this weekend with both Toney and Richie James (knee) missing the first two practices of the week. At this moment, both players are trending towards sitting out the Week 3 matchup against the Chicago Bears. If that happens, Skyy Moore could be in for a high-volume game against one of the worst passing defenses in the league. Toney has been off to a rough start to the season with six receptions for 36 yards through two games. He has potential, but will be a risky flex choice even if he does suit up.
Sep 21, 2023 9:45 PM EST