Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart 2018 Chiefs Depth Chart

12-4, 1st AFC West

vs NE

11:40 pm GMT, 1/20

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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
Running Back RB
84
#25 RB
J.D. Moore J. Moore (3)
69
# RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
89
#14 WR
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter (4)
67
#238 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Byron Pringle B. Pringle (6)
69
#169 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Deon Yelder D. Yelder (2)
67
#125 TE
63
#177 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
89
#14 WR
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter (4)
67
#238 WR
Tight End TE
Deon Yelder D. Yelder (2)
67
#125 TE
63
#177 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Byron Pringle B. Pringle (6)
69
#169 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
84
#25 RB
J.D. Moore J. Moore (3)
69
# RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Position 1 2 3 4 5
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
Tight End TE
Deon Yelder D. Yelder
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Byron Pringle B. Pringle
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
J.D. Moore J. Moore
Darrel Williams D. Williams

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Cavon Walker C. Walker (3)
69
#2 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Chris Jones C. Jones (1)
86
#20 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Ben Niemann B. Niemann (3)
68
#60 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Armani Watts A. Watts (3)
69
#49 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Charvarius Ward C. Ward (1)
67
#144 CB
Tremon Smith T. Smith (2)
69
#121 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
Cavon Walker C. Walker (3)
69
#2 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Chris Jones C. Jones (1)
86
#20 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Ben Niemann B. Niemann (3)
68
#60 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Armani Watts A. Watts (3)
69
#49 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Charvarius Ward C. Ward (1)
67
#144 CB
Tremon Smith T. Smith (2)
69
#121 CB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
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 Emmanuel Ogbah E. Ogbah Cavon Walker C. Walker
Defensive Tackle DT Derrick Nnadi D. Nnadi Justin Hamilton J. Hamilton
Nose Tackle NT Chris Jones C. Jones Xavier Williams X. Williams
Right Defensive End RDE Breeland Speaks B. Speaks Tanoh Kpassagnon T. Kpassagnon
Weakside Linebacker WLB Anthony Hitchens A. Hitchens Damien Wilson D. Wilson Martrell Spaight M. Spaight
Middle Linebacker MLB Reggie Ragland R. Ragland
Strongside Linebacker SLB Dorian O'Daniel D. O'Daniel Jeremiah Attaochu J. Attaochu Ben Niemann B. Niemann
Left Cornerback LCB Bashaud Breeland B. Breeland Keith Reaser K. Reaser
Strong Safety SS Jordan Lucas J. Lucas Daniel Sorensen D. Sorensen Armani Watts A. Watts
Free Safety FS Tyrann Mathieu T. Mathieu Dontae Johnson D. Johnson
Right Cornerback RCB Charvarius Ward C. Ward Tremon Smith T. Smith

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
Carlos Hyde C. Hyde
84
RB 1 27.6 1 RB 1 27.6 1 17 10 33 3.3 9 0 172 571 22 5 3.3 40.8
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
J.D. Moore J. Moore
69
RB 3 RB 3
Anthony Sherman A. Sherman
77
RB 4 6.2 0 RB 4 6.2 0 9 8 96 12 36 1 1 2 2 0 2 0.1
Darrel Williams D. Williams
66
RB 5 9 0 RB 5 9 0 3 3 27 9 11 1 13 44 8 0 3.4 11
Aaron Ripkowski A. Ripkowski
82
RB 6 RB 6
WRs
Player Rating
Tyreek Hill T. Hill
89
Sammy Watkins S. Watkins
85
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
73
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
67
Marcus Kemp M. Kemp
65
Byron Pringle B. Pringle
69
Sammie Coates S. Coates
70
Anas Hasic A. Hasic
66
Davon Grayson D. Grayson
65
Elijah Marks E. Marks
68
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
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
73
SWR 3 26.2 33 22 288 70 13.1 89 4 0 0 0 0 0
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
67
LWR 4 8 3 1 22 30 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Kemp M. Kemp
65
RWR 5 2.2 2 1 7 50 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Byron Pringle B. Pringle
69
SWR 6
Sammie Coates S. Coates
70
WR 8 3.1 2 1 12 50 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anas Hasic A. Hasic
66
WR 9
Davon Grayson D. Grayson
65
WR 10
Elijah Marks E. Marks
68
WR 11
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
Deon Yelder D. Yelder
67
TE 2 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Bell B. Bell
63
TE 3 22.1 11 8 67 70 8.4 16 0
OL
Player Rating
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
75
Cameron Erving C. Erving
66
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
64
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
78
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif
79
Tejan Koroma T. Koroma
66
Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie
68
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
68
Jimmy Murray J. Murray
67
Justin Senior J. Senior
63
Devondre Seymour D. Seymour
68
Alex Officer A. Officer
67
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
75
LT 1 OT 65.2
Cameron Erving C. Erving
66
LG 1 G 59.4
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
64
C 1 C 24.2
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
78
RT 1 OT 65.4
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif
79
RG 1 G 66.4
Tejan Koroma T. Koroma
66
C 2 C
Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie
68
LG 2 G 0
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
68
RT 2 OT 43
Jimmy Murray J. Murray
67
C 3 C 0
Justin Senior J. Senior
63
LT 3 OT
Devondre Seymour D. Seymour
68
OL 11 OT
Alex Officer A. Officer
67
OL 12 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
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 Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Charvarius Ward C. Ward
67
RCB 1 10.8 30 0 0 0 0
Bashaud Breeland B. Breeland
74
LCB 1 46.9 20 1 0 2 1
Jordan Lucas J. Lucas
61
SS 1 16.6 32 1 0 1 0
Kendall Fuller K. Fuller
81
NB 1 71.9 82 2 1 2 0
Tyrann Mathieu T. Mathieu
94
FS 1 65.2 89 5.5 0 2 0
Tremon Smith T. Smith
69
RCB 2 5.5 5 0 0 0 0
Keith Reaser K. Reaser
70
LCB 2
Daniel Sorensen D. Sorensen
76
SS 2 50.6 26 0 0 1 1
Dontae Johnson D. Johnson
72
FS 3 21 0 0 0 0 0
Armani Watts A. Watts
69
SS 3 12.4 5 1 0 0 0
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 1 137 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.