1. Rashad Fenton
I was surprised when the Chiefs went with Sneed over Rashad Fenton in Bashaud Breeland’s spot, as Fenton played well last year and I thought that’d get him the job while Breeland was serving his suspension.
Sneed showed why he was chosen putting on a nice outing in his debut, but Fenton will now get a chance to start as well. Ward is going to miss week 2 due to a hand injury he suffered against the Texans, forcing the Chiefs to promote yet another cornerback into a starting spot.
Fenton impressed as a rookie last season, especially for being a sixth round draft pick, and now he has a chance to show he can be a reliable option should injuries or something else occurs that takes a cornerback out of the lineup. I’ll definitely be watching to see if Rashad Fenton, who has yet to start a game, can prove he’s start worthy.
While the Chargers are the only AFC West team that has been able to beat the Kansas City Chiefs since Patrick Mahomes took over, this year’s team has a new quarterback and weren’t able to move the chains much against what we saw to be a suspect Bengals defense.
That’s promising for the Chiefs, but not having Okafor, Ward, or Khalen Saunders will affect the defense. I only included 1 offensive player this week and it’s probably not the player people were expecting, but I’ll be intrigued to see how the Chiefs use Williams behind their sensational rookie running back.
The other 3 players to keep an eye on are all defensive guys, which makes sense due to the injuries. Ward is the biggest miss, of course, as that now means KC is without their 2 starting corners. Fortunately, Tyrod Taylor isn’t someone that should really scare Chiefs fans, but Sneed and Fenton will still need to bring their all, especially against Keenan Allen, who is due for a big day.
Let’s see how these guys do when the KC Chiefs head to LA for their second game of the 2020 season!