Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart 2018 Chiefs Depth Chart

12-4, 1st AFC West

vs NE

11:40 pm GMT, 1/20

The Chiefs offense was one of the best this season, and after a few seasons of Alex Smith under center, the offense hit a whole new stride with Patrick Mahomes as their starting quarterback. Kareem Hunt was the starting back for most of the season, but was released after legal troubles came about. This left Spencer Ware as the RB1, but Damien Williams emerged as a true RB2 that Andy Reid has shown faith it. With Hunt gone and Ware a free agent next season, it will be interesting to see if they put more of an effort in resigning him. Tyreek Hill was the true WR1 heading into the season, and Sammy Watkins played a strong role as the WR2 up until his injury late in the year. We saw Chris Conley and Demarcus Robinson fill in at times. With Travis Kelce as the starting tight end, the role of a WR3 on this team isn’t that strong. If Watkins can’t stay healthy next year, they will likely stay put with using Conley and Robinson as backup options. This Chiefs team could rely on their depth or make more moves in the offseason.

Offense Depth Chart

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

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
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
Linebacker LB
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
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
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

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Offense Depth Chart Stats

RBs
Player Rating
Spencer Ware S. Ware
80
Damien Williams D. Williams
78
Anthony Sherman A. Sherman
77
Charcandrick West C. West
80
Aaron Ripkowski A. Ripkowski
82
Darrel Williams D. Williams
66
J.D. Moore J. Moore
69
Ray Lawry R. Lawry
68
Akeem Hunt A. Hunt
68
Algernon Brown A. Brown
66
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 14.6 1 RB 2 14.6 1 24 23 160 7 32 2 50 256 25 4 5.1 18.3
Anthony Sherman A. Sherman
77
FB 3 6.2 0 FB 3 6.2 0 9 8 96 12 36 1 1 2 2 0 2 0.1
Charcandrick West C. West
80
RB 4 10 0 RB 4 10 0 3 2 37 18.5 25 1 2 -1 1 0 -0.5 -0.3
Aaron Ripkowski A. Ripkowski
82
RB 5 RB 5
Darrel Williams D. Williams
66
RB 6 9 0 RB 6 9 0 3 3 27 9 11 1 13 44 8 0 3.4 11
J.D. Moore J. Moore
69
FB 7 FB 7
Ray Lawry R. Lawry
68
RB 10 RB 10
Akeem Hunt A. Hunt
68
RB 37 RB 37
Algernon Brown A. Brown
66
RB 47 RB 47
WRs
Player Rating
Tyreek Hill T. Hill
89
Sammy Watkins S. Watkins
85
Kelvin Benjamin K. Benjamin
85
Chris Conley C. Conley
77
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
73
De'Anthony Thomas D. Thomas
70
Marcus Kemp M. Kemp
65
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
67
Byron Pringle B. Pringle
69
Davon Grayson D. Grayson
65
Elijah Marks E. Marks
68
Anas Hasic A. Hasic
66
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 56.7 137 87 1479 60 17 75 12 22 151 1 6.9 9.4
Sammy Watkins S. Watkins
85
RWR 2 46.2 55 40 519 70 13 50 3 5 52 0 10.4 5.2
Kelvin Benjamin K. Benjamin
85
WR 3 35.9 67 25 380 40 15.2 40 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Conley C. Conley
77
RWR 4 50.1 52 32 334 60 10.4 27 5 0 0 0 0 0
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
73
LWR 5 26.2 33 22 288 70 13.1 89 4 0 0 0 0 0
De'Anthony Thomas D. Thomas
70
WR 6 7.2 5 3 29 60 9.7 15 1 1 6 0 6 1.2
Marcus Kemp M. Kemp
65
RWR 7 2.2 2 1 7 50 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
67
LWR 8 8 3 1 22 30 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Byron Pringle B. Pringle
69
WR 9
Davon Grayson D. Grayson
65
WR 11
Elijah Marks E. Marks
68
WR 11
Anas Hasic A. Hasic
66
WR 12
TEs
Player Rating
Travis Kelce T. Kelce
97
Demetrius Harris D. Harris
72
Alex Ellis A. Ellis
65
Dillon Gordon D. Gordon
65
Deon Yelder D. Yelder
67
Blake Mack B. Mack
68
Tim Wright T. Wright
68
Jace Amaro J. Amaro
72
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Travis Kelce T. Kelce
97
TE 1 62.1 150 103 1336 70 13 43 10
Demetrius Harris D. Harris
72
TE 2 24.8 25 12 164 50 13.7 35 3
Alex Ellis A. Ellis
65
TE 3 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dillon Gordon D. Gordon
65
RT 4
Deon Yelder D. Yelder
67
TE 6 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Mack B. Mack
68
TE 8
Tim Wright T. Wright
68
TE 13
Jace Amaro J. Amaro
72
TE 16
OL
Player Rating
Cameron Erving C. Erving
66
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif
79
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
78
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
75
Mitch Morse M. Morse
79
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
68
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
64
Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie
68
Jordan Devey J. Devey
62
Jeff Allen J. Allen
70
Tejan Koroma T. Koroma
66
Jack Allen J. Allen
58
Alex Officer A. Officer
67
Jimmy Murray J. Murray
67
Devondre Seymour D. Seymour
68
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Cameron Erving C. Erving
66
LG 1 G 59.4
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif
79
RG 1 G 66.4
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
78
RT 1 OT 65.4
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
75
LT 1 OT 65.2
Mitch Morse M. Morse
79
C 1 C 61.7
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
68
RT 2 OT 43
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
64
C 2 C 24.2
Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie
68
LG 2 G 0
Jordan Devey J. Devey
62
RG 2 G 19.1
Jeff Allen J. Allen
70
RG 3 G 22.4
Tejan Koroma T. Koroma
66
C 3 C
Jack Allen J. Allen
58
OL 12 C
Alex Officer A. Officer
67
OL 13 C
Jimmy Murray J. Murray
67
OL 14 C 0
Devondre Seymour D. Seymour
68
OL 15 OT

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
26.3 405.5 273.4 132.1 52 12 15
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
Defensive Line Rating
Derrick Nnadi D. Nnadi
69
Allen Bailey A. Bailey
76
Chris Jones C. Jones
86
Xavier Williams X. Williams
72
Justin Hamilton J. Hamilton
64
Nate Orchard N. Orchard
67
Josh Augusta J. Augusta
67
Jarvis Jenkins J. Jenkins
75
Cavon Walker C. Walker
69
Stefan Charles S. Charles
71
Mike Purcell M. Purcell
67
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Derrick Nnadi D. Nnadi
69
NT 1 28 35 1 0 0 0
Allen Bailey A. Bailey
76
RDE 1 52.8 38 7 3 0 1
Chris Jones C. Jones
86
LDE 1 48.5 40 21.5 2 1 1
Xavier Williams X. Williams
72
NT 2 26.5 47 3.5 1 0 0
Justin Hamilton J. Hamilton
64
RDE 2 13.5 0 0 0 0 0
Nate Orchard N. Orchard
67
DL 6 9 4 0 0 0 0
Josh Augusta J. Augusta
67
DL 7
Jarvis Jenkins J. Jenkins
75
DL 8 17.2 6 0 0 0 0
Cavon Walker C. Walker
69
DL 9
Stefan Charles S. Charles
71
DL 10
Mike Purcell M. Purcell
67
DL 11
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Jordan Lucas J. Lucas
61
SS 1 16.6 32 1 0 1 0
Steven Nelson S. Nelson
76
LCB 1 72.9 68 2 0 4 0
Kendall Fuller K. Fuller
81
RCB 1 71.9 82 2 1 2 0
Eric Berry E. Berry
94
FS 1 49.5 11 0 0 0 0
Eric Murray E. Murray
68
FS 2 46.9 55 0 0 1 0
Orlando Scandrick O. Scandrick
77
LCB 2 52.7 44 0 1 1 0
Daniel Sorensen D. Sorensen
76
SS 2 50.6 26 0 0 1 1
Tremon Smith T. Smith
69
RCB 2 5.5 5 0 0 0 0
Step Durham S. Durham
66
RCB 3
Armani Watts A. Watts
69
SS 3 12.4 5 1 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward C. Ward
67
LCB 3 10.8 30 0 0 0 0
Ron Parker R. Parker
81
DB 12 68.6 77 1 0 2 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
PK 1 137 24 88.9 54 65 0 9 7 6 2
Punters Rating Depth Position
Dustin Colquitt D. Colquitt
85
PK 2

2018 Chiefs Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 vs OAK 35-3 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Damien Williams (RB), Demarcus Robinson (WR1), Tyreek Hill (WR2), Chris Conley (WR3), Travis Kelce (TE), Jeff Allen (G), Mitch Morse (C), Andrew Wylie (OT), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Eric Fisher (OT)
Week 16: 12/24/18 at SEA 31-38 L Patrick Mahomes (QB), Damien Williams (RB), Demarcus Robinson (WR1), Tyreek Hill (WR2), Chris Conley (WR3), Travis Kelce (TE), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Mitch Morse (C), Eric Fisher (OT), Jeff Allen (G), Andrew Wylie (OT)
Week 15: 12/14/18 vs LAC 28-29 L Patrick Mahomes (QB), Damien Williams (RB), Demarcus Robinson (WR1), Tyreek Hill (WR2), Chris Conley (WR3), Travis Kelce (TE), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Andrew Wylie (OT), Jeff Allen (G), Mitch Morse (C), Eric Fisher (OT)
Week 14: 12/9/18 vs BAL 27-24 W Patrick Mahomes (QB), Spencer Ware (RB), Tyreek Hill (WR1), Chris Conley (WR2), Travis Kelce (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)

Preseason Analysis: Chiefs Need Consistency

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.

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.