Spencer Ware, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce among top 50 fantasy players

Three members of the Kansas City Chiefs offense are listed among the top 50 players in the latest fantasy mock draft at NFL.com.

Michael Fabiano, a senior fantasy football analyst for NFL.com, recently posted his latest mock draft as fans gear up for another season of fake teams. Three members of the Kansas City Chiefs roster were listed among the top 50 players taken in Fabiano’s draft, although one rookie is suspiciously absent.

Spencer Ware is the first Chiefs player taken by Fabiano in the draft, which isn’t that surprising given the value of running backs and the fact that even with Kareem Hunt now in town, Ware is still a threat to generate significant stats out of the backfield as both a rusher and pass catcher. Ware comes in at No. 35 overall for Fabiano, who writes:

Ware is the favorite to start for coach Andy Reid, but I’d be lying if I said his value didn’t take a slight hit when the team added Kareem Hunt.

Next up is Tyreek Hill, the first and only wide receiver of the Chiefs on the list, who enters with value as an impact player on a number of fronts. Not only can Hill surprise as a rusher but he’s valuable when lining up all over the offense. In addition, his special teams/return numbers could help a fantasy team put up serious points. Fabiano has him listed at the top of the fifth round and writes:

The surprising release of Jeremy Maclin will push Hill’s targets and fantasy value upward. This kid is one of the league’s brightest playmakers.

Finally, Travis Kelce is on the board at No. 45, the second tight end listed after Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots who comes in at No. 24 on the overall list. Kelce broke out last season with 85 catches and 1,125 receiving yards. If he could emerge as a stronger end zone target, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see Kelce be a top 30 player in 2018. Fabiano writes:

Hill isn’t the lone member of the Chiefs pass attack to benefit from Maclin’s release. I’ve moved Kelce into my top-50 overall players as well.