If you’re like me then you are proud to be 2-0, not only as a fantasy football owner but as a Kansas City Chiefs fan. The 2-0 Chiefs are in first place, but their offense has been terrible. Their lack of offensive production has many fantasy players wary of what to do with the Chiefs on their rosters. Jamaal Charles was a fantasy stud at the end of last season and many owners were hoping to ride that into their 2010 season.
I know it’s early, but Charles has been a huge fantasy disappointment; especially for owners who drafted him high. We all knew that Thomas Jones was going to steal carries from Charles, but many of us had no idea that Jones would be getting the baulk of the carries. Outside of this running back by committee mess, Dwayne Bowe has also been lackluster so far in this young season. He has gone from a #2 WR to a bench player. Chris Chambers is being dropped in nearly every league. Matt Cassel continues to have no fantasy value. Tony Moeaki has been a flashy waiver wire addition as he has become the security blanket for Cassel. The Chiefs Defense did come through last week, even getting a TD, but don’t expect that to happen again for the next few weeks. Ryan Succop might be the only consistent Chief in terms of fantasy production.
Going into week three against the San Francisco 49ers I can’t in good faith recommend starting any member of the Chiefs for your fantasy lineup. If you really need to fill a flex position then roll the dice on Charles, Jones and/or Bowe. It’s beginning to look as if there could be better options on the waiver wire until this offense can come together. It is much easier to win ugly in the NFL than it is in fantasy football.
Week three projections for your Kansas City Chiefs:
Matt Cassel: 175 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Jamaal Charles: 55 yards, 1 TD, 3 catches 20 yards
Thomas Jones: 50 yards, 1 catch 10 yards
Dwayne Bowe: 4 catches 45 yards, 1 TD
Chris Chambers: 3 catches 35 yards
Dexter McCluster: 2 catches 20 yards
Tony Moeaki: 4 catches 45 yards
Ryan Succop: 2/2 XP 1/1 FG
Special Teams/Defense: 1 sack, 1 INT, 24 points allowed
Around the League
QB: Matt Ryan, Michael Vick and Carson Palmer
RB: LeSean McCoy, Darren McFadden and Tim Hightower
WR: Malcom Floyd, Santana Moss and Mark Clayton
TE: Chris Cooley, Visanthe Shiancoe and Brent Celek
K: Neil Rackers, Rob Bironas and Graham Gano
QB: Eli Manning, Vince Young and Chad Henne
RB: C.J. Spiller, Cadillac Williams and Jerome Harrison
WR: Braylon Edwards, Lee Evans and Bernard Berrian
TE: Owen Daniels, Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey
K: John Kasey, Jay Feely and Dan Carpenter