Fantasy Update: Chiefs vs. Texans


Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) runs with the ball during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Another week has passed in the NFL and believe it or not, it’s already Friday and we’re looking forward to the games this Sunday. As always, I’m here to take a look at the fantasy players you may have on your roster from the Kansas City Chiefs and help you decide whether or not to play them.

RB – Jamaal Charles

I own JC in two leagues this year, and what a Godsend he was last week. If you look up the word “consistent” in the dictionary, it will have a picture of Charles next to it in the definition. Charles is the runner up in early MVP talk as he’s scored at least one (last week, two) touchdown in every game this season. He’s consistently breaking 100 yards from scrimmage – with receiving and rushing yards combined – and has nearly 20 points every week in fantasy. If you have him, and you’re not playing him, you’re doing fantasy football all wrong.

WR – Dwayne Bowe

Where Jamaal Charles is the picture of consistency, Dwayne Bowe is not. Call it bad quarterback play, call it an inability to get open, call it whatever you want. The bottom line is, Dwayne Bowe is not a viable fantasy option. I’m not going to tell you to drop him, or even to sit him. I’m just saying use extreme caution and don’t play him in lieu of a more consistent fantasy player.

WR – Donnie Avery

Avery has had one great breakout game this season and has been relatively quiet for the rest of the year. Again, this is due largely to the way the offense has been performing as a whole, but he hasn’t been putting up the points. However, should the Chiefs find themselves down in the game on Sunday against the Houston Texans, Avery is their most viable deep threat due to his speed. He could be good in the flex, if you don’t have another option.

TE – Anthony Fasano

It’s still unclear how active Fasano will be this week, just coming back from his injury. He had flashes in the preseason, but I think he’ll be pretty rusty coming back now in week seven. Still, he’s the red zone threat the Chiefs have been missing. If you’re hard up at the TE position, he might not be a bad option to take a risk on.

QB – Alex Smith

I keep waiting for the game where Smith goes nuts. Maybe it’ll be this week. Smith has never been the guy to put up huge fantasy numbers, but he’s got the flashes where he could. At least you know if you play him you’re not going to lose points because of turnovers.

K – Ryan Succop

If you don’t have Succop in your league yet, chances are, you’re not going to get him. He is very consistent, and with the Chiefs red zone struggles the last few weeks, he’s good for a few points a game for sure.

Chiefs D/ST

The true point-getters of this team, when it comes to fantasy, is the defense and special teams unit. They score points not only in the end zone, but also by racking up the sacks and interceptions. This is, perhaps, the biggest surprise of the season on this team. The Chiefs D/ST is a must play every week. Especially against the Texans who are starting a rookie QB for the first time in his NFL career. I’m sure the boys on “D” are salivating already.

That’s it for this week, Addicts! Good luck with your teams this weekend!