The 2016 season was full of ups and downs for the Kansas City Chiefs, and that is especially true in terms of Fantasy Football.
There were more than a few surprises for Fantasy Football players this year. If your fantasy roster included any Kansas City Chiefs, that almost goes double for you. It was a rough go for some Chiefs players this year, while others succeeded beyond expectations. Ultimately though, the Fantasy Football results pretty much mirrored the real life team…inconsistent and surprising.
A major reason for the Chiefs up and down year was due to injuries. Jamaal Charles missed virtually the entire season, as did starting guard Parker Ehinger. Top wide receiver Jeremy Maclin also missed a significant amount of time. While this obviously had a negative effect on the Fantasy Football performances of Charles and Maclin, it did allow others to shine.
Players like Tyreek Hill and Spencer Ware got many more opportunities this year because of the losses of key veterans. Of course, the two younger players still had to capitalize on those opportunities, but they still got increased chances. That is one of the most frustrating (and entertaining) aspects of Fantasy Football.
On the whole, there weren’t many Chiefs who excelled in Fantasy Football this year. Here is how the top Chiefs players finished…
Top Ten Scorers
- Alex Smith – 212
- Spencer Ware – 147
- Tyreek Hill – 144
- Chiefs Defense/Special Teams – 138
- Cairo Santos – 135
- Travis Kelce – 133
- Jeremy Maclin – 60
- Charcandrick West – 55
- Albert Wilson – 46
- Chris Conley – 46
*All statistics come via ESPN default, non-PPR league, results.