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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Kansas City Chiefs - 2015 Projections

Kansas City Chiefs

Overall Outlook
After starting the 2014 season 7-3 and stifling teams with their defense, the Kansas City Chiefs lost four of their final six games and missed the playoffs by one game. The main reason for the decline came from the passing game, where no Kansas City WR caught a single TD pass. To improve the passing game, KC signed Jeremy Maclin and drafted Chris Conley. Unfortunately, Kansas City has a very tough schedule which will make it difficult to hit .500 this year. We don't see the Chiefs making the playoffs in 2015.

Offseason Moves
Key additions: WR Jeremy Maclin, G Ben Grubbs, G Jeff Linkenbach, G Paul Fanaika, DT Vance Walker, ILB Joe Mays, CB Chris Owens, S Tyvon Branch
Key losses: WR Dwayne Bowe, TE Anthony Fasano, C Rodney Hudson, DE/DT Vance Walker, DE/DT Kevin Vickerson, ILB Joe Mays, CB Chris Owens

Offensive Outlook
Kansas City is expected to put together a better offensive season in 2015 than 2014. The Chiefs don't have to play Seattle, St. Louis or Arizona, which will help.  We project the entire offense getting slightly better, but we don't see fantasy star potential out of anyone but Jamaal Charles.

Projections - 2015
QB1 - Alex Smith - Passing - 3400 yds / 20 tds Rushing - 400 yds / 1 td
RB1 - Jamaal Charles - Rushing - 1150 yds / 9 tds  Receiving - 55 recs / 450 yds / 2 tds
RB2 - Knile Davis - Rushing - 500 yds / 5 tds  Receiving - 25 recs / 200 yds / 2 tds
WR1 - Jeremy Maclin - Receiving - 70 recs / 925 yds / 5 tds
WR2 - Albert Wilson - Receiving - 45 recs / 600 yds / 4 tds
WR3 - Chris Conley - Receiving - 25 recs / 275 yds / 2 tds
TE1 - Travis Kelce - Receiving - 60 recs / 700 yds / 5 tds

Defensive Outlook
Kansas City's defense was a bright spot for most of the 2014 season, ranking 2nd in points allowed and 7th in yards allowed. Kansas City has plenty of high end talent, and have proven strong for two straight years, so we'd recommend their starters in IDP formats, and their DST in redrafts formats for 2015.

Projections - 2015
DE1 - Mike DeVito - 45 total Ts / 2 sacks / 1 pass defensed / 2 total TOs
DE2 - Allen Bailey - 35 total Ts / 3 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 1 total TO
DT - Dontari Poe - 45 total Ts / 4 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
OLB1 - Justin Houston - 70 total Ts / 16 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
OLB2 - Tamba Hali -  55 total Ts / 10 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 6 total TOs
ILB1 - Derrick Johnson - 140 total Ts / 5 sacks / 7 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
ILB2 - Josh Mauga - 80 total Ts / 2 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
CB1 - Phillip Gaines - 55 total Ts / 0 sacks / 8 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
CB2 - Sean Smith 45 total Ts / 0 sacks / 12 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
S1 - Tyvon Branch - 90 total Ts / 0 sacks / 8 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
S2 - Ron Parker 80 total Ts / 0 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 2 total TOs

Schedule

See HERE for schedule analysis.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/schedule/_/name/kc/kansas-city-chiefs

Depth Charts
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PosNoPlayer 1NoPlayer 2NoPlayer 3NoPlayer 4NoPlayer 5
Offense
LWR13Thomas, De'Anthony 14/485Hammond, Frankie CF1388Hemingway, Junior 12/717Conley, Chris 15/315Luckett, Donatella CF15
LWR00Smith, Jeret CF1500Washington, L'Damian SF15
RWR19Maclin, Jeremy U/Phi81AVANT, JASON SF1412Wilson, Albert CF144Brown, Da'Ron 15/76Cook, Kenny CF15
RWR00Drake, Adam CF1583Williams, Fred CF13
LT72Fisher, Eric 13/174Rooks, Tavon SF15
LG66GRUBBS, BEN T/NO76Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent 14/600Reed, Marcus W/GB
C64Kush, Eric 13/661Morse, Mitch 15/269Frye, Garrett CF1577Munyer, Daniel CF15
RG71Allen, Jeff 12/274Fanaika, Paul U/Arz73Fulton, Zach 14/660Pughsley, Jarrod SF14
RT79Stephenson, Donald 12/378Sherrod, Derek SF1400Dima, Anthony KC
TE87Kelce, Travis 13/384Harris, Demetrius PUP89Gordon, Richard SF1482Taylor, Ryan SF1580O'Shaughnessy, James 15/5
TE84Schiltz, Adam W/Ten
QB11SMITH, ALEX T/SF10Daniel, Chase U/NO7Murray, Aaron 14/5
FB42Sherman, Anthony T/Arz44Ware, Spencer SF14
RB25Charles, Jamaal 08/334Davis, Knile 13/335West, Charcandrick CF14
Defense
LDE96Howard, Jaye W/Sea98Williams, Nicholas P/Pit90Martin, Vaughn SF1574Irving, David CF15
NT92Poe, Dontari PUP75Tuaau, Charles CF1500FANGUPO, LONI SF14
RDE70DEVITO, MIKE U/NYJ97Bailey, Allen 11/377Catapano, Mike 13/799Nunez-Roches, Rakeem 15/6
LOLB50Houston, Justin 11/355Ford, Dee 14/151Zombo, Frank SF13
LILB56JOHNSON, DERRICK 05/1
RILB90Mauga, Josh SF1457Alexander, DJ 15/5
ROLB91HALI, TAMBA 06/195Martin, Josh CF1354Moses, Dezman W/GB59March-Lillard, Justin CF15
LCB23Gaines, Phillip 14/322Peters, Marcus 15/130Fleming, Jamell P/Bal31Cooper, Marcus W/SF00Short, Kevin CF15
SS38Parker, Ron W/Sea27Branch, Tyvon CC/Oak29Berry, Eric 10/1
FS39ABDULLAH, HUSAIN SF1324McCray, Kelcie T/TB49Sorensen, Daniel CF14
RCB21Smith, Sean SUS/326Commings, Sanders 13/520Nelson, Steven 15/344Hester, Aaron SF1540Olatoye, Deji SF14
00Penny, Kenneth CF15
Special Teams
P2COLQUITT, DUSTIN 05/35Santos, Cairo CF14
PK5Santos, Cairo CF142COLQUITT, DUSTIN 05/3
LS41Winchester, James SF1548East, Andrew CF15
H2COLQUITT, DUSTIN 05/310Daniel, Chase U/NO
KO5Santos, Cairo CF142COLQUITT, DUSTIN 05/3
PR13Thomas, De'Anthony 14/485Hammond, Frankie CF1312Wilson, Albert CF14
KR34Davis, Knile 13/385Hammond, Frankie CF1312Wilson, Albert CF14
Reserves

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