The Chiefs have seen Tyreek Hill struggle with a quad injury in recent weeks, but he’s played through it enough to lead the team in receiving yards just last week despite being in obvious pain at times.
So far this week, Hill has been limited in practice and it’s possible the Chiefs are just taking it easy on Hill in order to let him rest up enough to give it a go on Sunday against the Titans. At this point, it’s hard to say. Hill was questionable last week against WFT and it’s likely going to be the same designation for him again this week.
As for Kelce, he was clearly in pain, the same as Hill, on Sunday but he also played through it enough to receive double digit targets against WFT. Kelce is a model of consistency, but the Chiefs also knew in the preseason they needed how to give him a bit more rest during the regular season to keep him fresh for the postseason. Kelce has been listed as a limited participant in practice all this week due to a neck injury.
The primary concern here is the long-term health of both players, so it’s possible the Chiefs will want to play it safe with one or the other. The Titans loom as an important AFC foe, and both Hill and Kelce will likely want to play. Then again, the Titans are hurting significantly in the secondary, so maybe the Chiefs won’t feel full pressure to play both knowing that the Titans are softer in coverage. Expect both to play but expect the Chiefs to also be cautious with both.