3 fantasy waiver wire pickups to snag from the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have offensive fantasy options on the waiver wire ahead of Week 7.
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The Kansas City Chiefs will keep the party going in Arrowhead against the Los Angeles Chargers this week as they host their division rivals in Week 7.

The media anointed the Chargers as preseason darlings over the past few offseasons, but they are 3-15 since 2014 against the reigning AFC West champion. The Dallas Cowboys silenced the few Los Angeles fans in SoFi Stadium on Monday, and the Chiefs will keep that same energy when the Chargers visit this coming Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs have offensive fantasy options ahead of Week 7.

Let's look at a few of the Chiefs players available on the waiver wire and why they should be on your fantasy roster.

1. Rashee Rice

Rashee Rice
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Roster %

Yahoo: 45%

ESPN: 30%

Another week, another chance for you to pick up Rashee Rice on the waiver wire. FantasyPros ranks Rice as their WR36 ahead of Kansas City's Week 7 matchup. By all accounts, Rice is Kansas City's top fantasy option at wide receiver. He leads the unit in red-zone targets, overall targets, and now yards. The Chargers offer a favorable matchup, as they allow the most points per game to opposing wide receivers. If anyone will benefit from that, Rice is the likely candidate.

2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Marquez Valdes-Scantling
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Roster %
Yahoo: 3%
ESPN: 9%

Let's be clear: this is a stash situation in deeper leagues. Marquez Valdes-Scantling has struggled this season, despite a verbal focus on getting him the ball. The veteran only has 12 targets this season, with a season-low one against the Denver Broncos. But Justin Watson's injury opens up an interesting window for MVS. He is now Kansas City's best deep-ball threat, with Watson on the shelf. If Kansas City gets the offense rolling, that should mean fixing one of the league's worst deep-passing games. MVS' experience and traits should make him the leading candidate to lead that change on the receiving end.

3. Noah Gray

Noah Gray
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Roster %
Yahoo: 2%
ESPN: 1%

After his Week 4 fantasy outburst, Noah Gray has been notably quiet. FantasyPros projects him as TE31 this week, but that comes before any injury update regarding superstar Travis Kelce. He has historically feasted against the Los Angeles Chargers, averaging 110 yards and a touchdown against them since 2020. Kelce's injury and possible snap limitations could open a door for Gray. The Chargers defense has not yet faced a tough opponent in the tight end position. Kansas City should change that, thanks to Gray and Kelce.