Chiefs vs. Titans: Albert Wilson will play on Saturday

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Wide receiver Albert Wilson
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Wide receiver Albert Wilson /

The Kansas City Chiefs will have Albert Wilson at their disposal on offense despite a recent hamstring injury when they face the Titans on Saturday.

Albert Wilson is coming off of a career-best game at the tail end of a career-best season. In short, the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver is coming off of a breakout performance in a breakout season. It’s good news, then, that he will be able to play for the Chiefs on Saturday when the Tennessee Titans visit Arrowhead Stadium.

Wilson had 10 catches and 147 receiving yards while playing less than half of the offensive snaps last Sunday in the season-ending win over the Denver Broncos. Patrick Mahomes clearly trusted Wilson early and often in the rookie’s first start at quarterback and Wilson responded in kind with one big catch after another.

Unfortunately, Wilson also suffered a hamstring injury during the game that put his availability in doubt when it counts the most: in the postseason. Wilson has been a very important outlet for the Chiefs offense this year, especially after Chris Conley was lost for the entire year on injured reserve. Wilson was held out of practice earlier this week, but Terez Paylor now says he’s going to be a fully healthy participant on Saturday.

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For the year, Wilson has set a number of career highs with 42 catches for 554 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. He also caught 42 out of 62 targets, giving him a career-best catch rate of 68 percent. Those who have watched close will also be able to point out that Wilson has come up big in clutch moments, including both games against the Oakland Raiders this year.

Hopefully Wilson can do so again now that the Chiefs are in the postseason.