Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart 2018 Chiefs Depth Chart

11-2, 1st AFC West

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There is quite a bit of turnover heading into the 2018 season for the Kansas City Chiefs. We start with Alex Smith, who is in Washington now, as Kansas City looks to hand the keys over to second year quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. He came out of Texas Tech last year, and brings a new dynamic to the Chiefs offense, which is the ability to throw the ball downfield. Sammy Watkins joined the Chiefs, who will give Mahomes another guy to throw to on the outside. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce remain, so this could be a pretty nice trio for fantasy purposes. The running back core is exactly the same as last year. Kareem Hunt heads into his sophomore season looking to continue after a strong rookie season. Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West are both options to keep an eye on behind Hunt, just in case of a potential injury. The offense was untouched in the draft, as their defense was the one that needed all the help it could get. The defense could slack again with younger guys for now, so the offense might be one to target in fantasy moving forward. While there are a few names with uncertainty, the volume will be there.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Spencer Ware S. Ware
80
RB 1 19 0 RB 1 19 0 23 20 224 11.2 31 0 51 246 34 2 4.8 18.9
Damien Williams D. Williams
78
RB 2 8.5 0 RB 2 8.5 0 10 9 41 4.6 9 1 16 53 17 1 3.3 4.8
Anthony Sherman A. Sherman
77
RB 3 6.7 0 RB 3 6.7 0 7 6 77 12.8 36 1 1 2 2 0 2 0.2
Darrel Williams D. Williams
66
RB 4 2.5 0 RB 4 2.5 0 1 1 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charcandrick West C. West
80
RB 5 0 0 RB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Tyreek Hill T. Hill
89
LWR 1 58.5 114 74 1258 60 17 75 11 16 124 0 7.8 9.5
Chris Conley C. Conley
77
RWR 2 50.2 41 27 261 70 9.7 27 5 0 0 0 0 0
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
73
SWR 3 23.7 25 17 175 70 10.3 38 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
67
LWR 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Kemp M. Kemp
65
RWR 5 1.6 2 1 7 50 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sammy Watkins S. Watkins
85
SWR 6 46.2 55 40 519 70 13 50 3 5 52 0 10.4 5.2
Kelvin Benjamin K. Benjamin
85
RWR 8 42.7 62 23 354 40 15.4 40 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anas Hasic A. Hasic
66
WR 9
Davon Grayson D. Grayson
65
RWR 11
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Travis Kelce T. Kelce
97
TE 1 64.2 123 86 1159 70 13.5 43 10
Demetrius Harris D. Harris
72
TE 2 25.8 22 12 164 50 13.7 35 3
Deon Yelder D. Yelder
67
TE 6 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OL
Player Rating
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
78
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
64
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
75
Cameron Erving C. Erving
66
Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie
68
Jeff Allen J. Allen
70
Mitch Morse M. Morse
79
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
68
Jimmy Murray J. Murray
67
Devondre Seymour D. Seymour
68
Alex Officer A. Officer
67
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
78
RT 1 OT 67
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
64
C 1 C 31.6
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
75
LT 1 OT 66.8
Cameron Erving C. Erving
66
LG 1 G 62.5
Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie
68
LG 2 G 0
Jeff Allen J. Allen
70
RG 2 G 9.7
Mitch Morse M. Morse
79
C 2 C 64.6
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
68
RT 2 OT 39.5
Jimmy Murray J. Murray
67
C 3 C 0
Devondre Seymour D. Seymour
68
OL 10 OT
Alex Officer A. Officer
67
OL 11 C

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs
73
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Kansas City Chiefs
73
21.9 332.8 228.9 103.9 42 10 11
Special Teams Rating
Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs
94
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Kansas City Chiefs
94
0 1 0 0 0 1
Kickers Rating
Harrison Butker H. Butker
82
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Harrison Butker H. Butker
82
K 1 117 21 87.5 50 54 0 8 6 6 1
Punters Rating Depth Position
Dustin Colquitt D. Colquitt
85
PK 2

Last Week's Chiefs Starting Lineup

RB
Player Rating
Damien Williams D. Williams
78
Spencer Ware S. Ware
80
Darrel Williams D. Williams
66
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Damien Williams D. Williams
78
RB 1 43 0 5 16 6 1 4 16 8 4 14 1.8 5 1
Spencer Ware S. Ware
80
RB 2 41 0 5 54 31 0 10.8 54 15 5 75 5 13 0
Darrel Williams D. Williams
66
RB 3 2 0 1 8 8 0 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Chris Conley C. Conley
77
WR 1 85 3 2 13 70 6.5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyreek Hill T. Hill
89
WR 2 65 14 8 139 60 17.4 48 0 1 6 0 6 6
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
73
WR 3 56 7 5 42 70 8.4 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Kemp M. Kemp
65
WR 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
67
WR 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Chiefs Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 14: 12/9/18 vs BAL 27-24 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Spencer Ware (RB), Chris Conley (WR1), Tyreek Hill (WR2), Demetrius Harris (TE), Mitch Morse (C), Andrew Wylie (OT), Cameron Erving (G), Eric Fisher (OT), Mitchell Schwartz (OT)
Week 13: 12/2/18 at OAK 40-33 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Spencer Ware (RB), Chris Conley (WR1), Tyreek Hill (WR2), Demarcus Robinson (WR3), Travis Kelce (TE), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Andrew Wylie (OT), Eric Fisher (OT), Cameron Erving (G), Mitch Morse (C)
Week 10: 11/11/18 vs ARI 26-14 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Kareem Hunt (RB), Chris Conley (WR1), Demarcus Robinson (WR2), Tyreek Hill (WR3), Travis Kelce (TE), Eric Fisher (OT), Cameron Erving (G), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Austin Reiter (C), Andrew Wylie (OT)
Week 9: 11/4/18 at CLE 37-21 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Kareem Hunt (RB), Tyreek Hill (WR1), Travis Kelce (TE), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Cameron Erving (G), Austin Reiter (C), Eric Fisher (OT), Jeff Allen (G)

Chiefs Need Consistency

If there is one word to describe the 2017 Kansas City Chiefs, it's inconsistent. Sandwiched between a 5-0 start and 4-0 finish was a 1-6 stretch, which likely cost the Chiefs the top seed in the AFC playoffs. However, the 10-6 record was still good enough to win the AFC West, although the season ended prematurely with a 22-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans in an AFC Wildcard game. But as the 2018 season approaches, change has come to Kansas City. Gone are starting quarterback Alex Smith and Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy, who have found new homes as the starting QB in Washington and the head coach of the Chicago Bears, respectively. As a result, there are more questions than answers in 2018.

Leadership Void

For any NFL team to succeed, it must have strong leadership in the locker room and on the field. For the Chiefs, losing Smith and Nagy, along with longtime fixtures at linebacker Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson, creates a leadership and experience void that may be hard to fill initially. However, as new offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy settles in, and other players such as second-year QB Patrick Mahones take charge of the offense, the gap in experience and leadership may close as the season progresses. With head coach Andy Reid long being a disciple of the West Coast offense, the Chiefs relied on Alex Smith's ability to throw short passes underneath coverage to move the ball. However, with Patrick Mahones having a much stronger arm, and having a potential All-Pro wide receiver in newly-acquired Sammy Watkins, rumor has it that Reid is considering making the vertical game a bigger part of the offense. With Mahones displaying a knack for picking up the offense quicker than many expected, Reid and Bienemy may give him more freedom than many young quarterbacks get at this stage of the game.

"No-Name Defense" 2018

With Derrick Johnson going to the hated Raiders in free agency, the Chiefs defense will need to work hard to establish an identity. To do so, they are expected to rely on a group of young players, and a defensive philosophy that will be much more aggressive than in seasons past. Much will be expected of second-round pick Breeland Speaks, who played tackle, linebacker, and end while at Ole Miss, as well as cornerback Kendall Fuller, who arrives via the Smith trade. However, while demonstrating his skills playing in the nickel package at Washington, Fuller will need to prove he can be a true shutdown corner week to week, as well as be effective in run coverage and against three-wide offensive schemes. With the AFC West looking to be very competitive in 2018 due to the Broncos signing Case Keenum, the Raiders expecting David Carr to bounce back from various injuries, and the L.A. Chargers building upon their late-season success, the youth movement of the 2018 Chiefs will be the determining factor in whether the Chiefs can win a third straight AFC West title.