2017 Fantasy Football Projections: Kansas City Chiefs

- Updated: Saturday, August 5th

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In addition to viewing our 2017 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2017 fantasy football projections for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Quarterbacks

PlayerComp.Att.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Alex Smith376.3582.2420120.710.547.72061.9261.84
Even though Smith rushed for a career-high five touchdowns, he finished outside the top-20 fantasy quarterbacks for the first time in his four seasons in Kansas City. Never finishing as a top-12 fantasy QB in 11 NFL seasons, Smith is a solid QB2 in a 2-QB league but remains nothing more than a streamer in standard leagues. And while the Chiefs traded up for Patrick Mahomes, I'd expect Smith to start all 16 games this season barring injury.

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Running Backs

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Spencer Ware186.88245.532282.81.6153.28
Ware averaged 17.6 touches and 97.7 scrimmage yards per game last season. Averaging 4.6 YPC and 11.6 Y/R in his two seasons in Kansas City, Ware seemed to wear down at the end of the season in his first year as a starter. Ware averaged 4.86 YPC through first nine games but only 3.41 YPC in his final five regular-season games. Even with the selection of Kareem Hunt in Round 3, Ware is expected to enter the season as the starter.
Kareem Hunt104439.22.326210.11.688.33
Even if Spencer Ware continues to lead the backfield in touches, Hunt should be highly involved in the offensive game plan early on. Extremely productive at Toledo with nearly 5,000 career rushing yards, Hunt has a chance to outperform his current (8th round) average draft position.
Charcandrick West41.7160.31.420.7167.61.650.79
Anthony Sherman0001.612.301.23

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Wide Receivers

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Tyreek Hill78.1866.36.533.1251.41.9162.17
With the ability to take it to the house on any play, Hill scored 12 touchdowns -- six receiving, three rushing and three returns -- despite getting only 61 receptions and 24 carries. The release of Jeremy Maclin this offseason will lead to a significant increase in opportunities for the explosive offensive weapon and few players have as high of a weekly scoring ceiling.
Chris Conley53.1648.93.200084.09
Albert Wilson20.7245.41.600034.14
Demarcus Robinson11.3146.70.600018.27
Jehu Chesson5.261.700006.17
De'Anthony Thomas4.538.101.69.604.77

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Tight Ends

PlayerRec.YardsTDPoints
Travis Kelce94.61166.66.6156.26
Kelce set career highs in receptions (85), yards (1,125) and 100-yard games (six) and led the position in fantasy points scored despite scoring only four touchdowns. While Kelce has never scored more than five touchdowns in a season, he was targeted 16 times in the red zone last season -- only three TEs were targeted more inside the 20. With Jeremy Maclin now in Baltimore, Kelce should be even more of a focal point of the passing offense and has a chance to finish as fantasy's TE1 even if Rob Gronkowski plays a full season.
Demetrius Harris24.42231.631.9
Gavin Escobar14.6149.91.624.59
Ross Travis3.22802.8

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