KC Chiefs Should Have An Impact In Fantasy Football In 2015


In 2014 the KC Chiefs and their players did not make much of an impact in fantasy football. It didn’t help that they did not have a wide receiver score a touchdown, and their leading wide receiver managed only 754 yards and a grand total of 77.40 fantasy points, finishing with the 62nd most points among all wide receivers.

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Running back Jamaal Charles was the best fantasy football producer for the KC Chiefs in 2014. He had 1,324 total yards and 14 touchdowns with three fumbles for a total of 213.40 fantasy points, finishing with the seventh most points among all running backs.

Other notable fantasy producers were quarterback Alex Smith who finished with 220.00 total fantasy points ranking 19th among all quarterbacks, tight end Travis Kelce who finished with 116.20 fantasy points ranking eighth among all tight ends, and the KC Chiefs defense and special teams that finished with 120.00 fantasy points ranking 15th among all defenses.

The KC Chiefs have made a lot of moves that will open up things for play makers and fantasy performers that are already on the team as well as adding a player that performed well for other teams.

The Chiefs released Dwayne Bowe who under-performed and disappointed fantasy owners everywhere and signed Jeremy Maclin. Maclin had a monster fantasy season for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014 finishing with 1,318 yards and ten touchdowns for 191.80 fantasy points. The 191.80 points scored by Maclin was good for ninth among all wide receivers and 114.4 more points than Bowe scored.

With the expected increase in production at the wide receiver position quarterback Alex Smith should see increased numbers in 2015. Maclin scored ten more touchdowns and had 564 more yards than Bowe in 2014. If you take those numbers and score them based on standard quarterback scoring rules of four points for a touchdown and one point for every 25 yards it would add roughly 62 points to Smiths total.

With the additional 62 points it would bring Smith’s 220 points scored in 2014 to 282 points which would have ranked eighth among all quarterbacks.

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Travis Kelce should see increased production from a fantasy football standpoint due to off-season moves the Chiefs have made. Kelce split a lot of time with Anthony Fasano in 2014, but the Chiefs released Fasano and Kelce is expected to be the featured tight end in 2015.

Fasano scored 46.6 fantasy points in 2014. If you take half of Fasano’s points from 2014 and add them to Kelce’s 2014 total Kelce would have had 139.5 fantasy points and would have ranked fourth among all tight ends.

You can expect Charles to finish with similar numbers in 2015, and the Chiefs defense should improve on their 2014 numbers since they will be getting Derrick Johnson and Mike Devito back plus they have had a year to build chemistry the KC Chiefs should be featured among fantasy football teams everywhere.

Do you think the KC Chiefs have any other players that are poised for a breakout fantasy football year?

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