Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart 2020 Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart

12-4, 1st AFC West

vs SF

11:30 pm GMT, 2/2

The Chiefs, led by the young Pat Mahomes, were one of the most fun teams to watch in football last year. In Mahomes' first year as a starter, he threw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, which was enough for him to be donned league MVP. When you have a star quarterback who's still on a rookie contract, it means there's money to go around for the rest of the roster. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill are two notable weapons that the Chiefs used to a great extent last year. Their defense was probably what held them back the most, and this year they'll hope it can improve.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Wide Receiver WR
Byron Pringle B. Pringle (3)
69
#202 WR
Wide Receiver WR
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter (3)
67
#224 WR
Tight End TE
Deon Yelder D. Yelder (2)
67
#114 TE
Wide Receiver WR
Byron Pringle B. Pringle (3)
69
#202 WR
Tight End TE
Deon Yelder D. Yelder (2)
67
#114 TE
Wide Receiver WR
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter (3)
67
#224 WR
Quarterback QB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Devaroe Lawrence D. Lawrence (3)
66
#72 LDE
68
# LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive Tackle DT
Right Defensive End RDE
85
#14 RDE
Demone Harris D. Harris (3)
69
#107 RDE
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Ben Niemann B. Niemann (2)
68
#19 LB
Emmanuel Smith E. Smith (3)
68
#16 LB
Cornerback CB
Left Cornerback LCB
Charvarius Ward C. Ward (1)
67
#184 LCB
Strong Safety SS
Chris Lammons C. Lammons (2)
65
#79 SS
Free Safety FS
Armani Watts A. Watts (3)
69
#66 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Devaroe Lawrence D. Lawrence (3)
66
#72 LDE
68
# LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive Tackle DT
Right Defensive End RDE
85
#14 RDE
Demone Harris D. Harris (3)
69
#107 RDE
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Ben Niemann B. Niemann (2)
68
#19 LB
Emmanuel Smith E. Smith (3)
68
#16 LB
Cornerback CB
Left Cornerback LCB
Charvarius Ward C. Ward (1)
67
#184 LCB
Strong Safety SS
Chris Lammons C. Lammons (2)
65
#79 SS
Free Safety FS
Armani Watts A. Watts (3)
69
#66 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive Tackle DT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Cornerback CB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End LDE Alex Okafor A. Okafor Breeland Speaks B. Speaks Devaroe Lawrence D. Lawrence Tim Ward T. Ward
Nose Tackle NT Khalen Saunders K. Saunders Braxton Hoyett B. Hoyett
Defensive Tackle DT Derrick Nnadi D. Nnadi Mike Pennel M. Pennel
Right Defensive End RDE Frank Clark F. Clark Tanoh Kpassagnon T. Kpassagnon Demone Harris D. Harris Anthony Lanier A. Lanier
Linebacker LB Damien Wilson D. Wilson Dorian O'Daniel D. O'Daniel Darius Harris D. Harris
Linebacker LB Anthony Hitchens A. Hitchens Ben Niemann B. Niemann Emmanuel Smith E. Smith
Cornerback CB Rashad Fenton R. Fenton
Left Cornerback LCB Charvarius Ward C. Ward
Strong Safety SS Tyrann Mathieu T. Mathieu Chris Lammons C. Lammons
Free Safety FS Juan Thornhill J. Thornhill Daniel Sorensen D. Sorensen Armani Watts A. Watts
Right Cornerback RCB Keith Reaser K. Reaser Alex Brown A. Brown Antonio Hamilton A. Hamilton

Last Week's Chiefs Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Sammy Watkins S. Watkins
81
WR 1 69 6 5 98 80 19.6 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyreek Hill T. Hill
93
WR 2 69 16 9 105 60 11.7 44 0 0 0 0 0 0
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
75
WR 3 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mecole Hardman M. Hardman
71
WR 4 22 1 1 2 100 2 2 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6
Byron Pringle B. Pringle
69
WR 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Travis Kelce T. Kelce
94
TE 1 75 6 6 43 100 7.2 11 1
Blake Bell B. Bell
63
TE 2 28 1 1 9 100 9 9 0
Deon Yelder D. Yelder
67
TE 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Chiefs Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week SB: 2/2/20 vs SF 31-20 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Mecole Hardman (WR1), Demarcus Robinson (WR2), Sammy Watkins (WR3), Travis Kelce (TE), Andrew Wylie (G), Cameron Erving (OT), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (G), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Austin Reiter (C)
Week Playoffs: 1/19/20 vs TEN 35-24 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Demarcus Robinson (WR1), Sammy Watkins (WR2), Blake Bell (TE), Cameron Erving (OT), Andrew Wylie (G), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (G), Austin Reiter (C)
Week Playoffs: 1/12/20 vs HOU 51-31 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Damien Williams (RB), Mecole Hardman (WR1), Sammy Watkins (WR2), Blake Bell (TE), Austin Reiter (C), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (G), Eric Fisher (OT), Andrew Wylie (G)
Week 17: 12/29/19 vs LAC 31-21 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Damien Williams (RB), Tyreek Hill (WR1), Sammy Watkins (WR2), Mecole Hardman (WR3), Travis Kelce (TE), Austin Reiter (C), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Stefen Wisniewski (G), Eric Fisher (OT), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (G)
Week 16: 12/23/19 at CHI 26-3 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Spencer Ware (RB), Tyreek Hill (WR1), Sammy Watkins (WR2), Travis Kelce (TE), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Eric Fisher (OT), Austin Reiter (C), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (G), Stefen Wisniewski (G)

What does the depth at the WR position look like for the Chiefs this year?

Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins will be the starting outside receivers for the Chiefs this year. Hill had 87 receptions last year for 1,479 yards, putting up 12 TDs along the way. Sammy Watkins, whose year was cut short due to injury, had 40 receptions on 50 targets and 3 TD catches. The two of them make up arguably one of the strongest WR duos in the game. In the slot will be Mecole Hardman, who the Chiefs took in the second round of the draft this year out of Georgia. Some notable depth behind this front line of receivers is Demarcus Robinson and Gehrig Dieter. Robinson was utilized to a small extent last year, putting up 22 receptions on 33 targets. Dieter was targeted just 3 times last year, but we could see his name pop up if someone were to go down with an injury.

How does the depth look on the defensive line this year for the Chiefs?

The defense, as mentioned before, was a weak point for the otherwise elite Chiefs. The way things are stacked up right now, the defensive line should be good, at least on paper. The line is headlined by right defensive end Frank Clark who picked up 14 sacks and 27 QB hits last year. Alex Okafor is currently getting the nod for starting at left defensive end, but he has some good talent behind him in Breeland Speaks and Emmanuel Ogbah, so I expect to see some fight for a starting spot as the season progresses. Chris Jones will be starting at nose again this year. He had a breakout season in 2018, putting up an astounding 15.5 sacks which can be compared to his previous highest sack count of 6.5 in 2017. The starting D-line looks good, but the depth behind some positions (notably tackle and right defensive end) could get the Chiefs into trouble this year.

How does the RB position look for the Chiefs this year?

Kareem Hunt's departure from the Chiefs mid-season last year certainly put a damper on things. I believe it was the right move by the Chiefs to cut him, but there's no denying that he possessed skill at the RB position that they haven't since been able to replicate. Starting this year at RB will be Damien Williams. He's a 6-year back who in 50 attempts last year put up 256 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per attempt. Behind him is Carlos Hyde who averaged 3.3 yards per attempt playing for both the Browns and the Jaguars last year. Third in line is currently Darwin Thompson who the Chiefs drafted in the 6th round out of Utah State. In the Chiefs' first preseason game against the Bengals, Thompson averaged 4.4 yards per attempt through 5 runs.