Kansas City Chiefs News
If you’re a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, you’ll want to stay updated on the latest news regarding the team. This week’s news features the addition of Austin Reiter to the Chiefs’ practice squad. Pacheco also made the 53-man roster, Josh Gordon’s NFL comeback is over, and KC’s defense is facing a brutal schedule.
Austin Reiter joins kansas city chiefs practice squad
Center Austin Reiter was a seventh-round draft choice of the Washington Redskins in 2015. He spent the first year of his NFL career with Washington, but was cut after one season. After a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns on an exclusive rights contract, he was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2018, he signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Chiefs.
In two seasons with the Browns, Reiter played in 17 games, accumulating 67 snaps. He was waived in March and joined the Chiefs the next month. Despite his low PFF grades, Reiter was a serviceable offensive lineman. Given the Chiefs’ need for depth along the offensive line, he would likely be better suited as a backup than a starter.
Pacheco made 53-man roster
Pacheco’s first NFL start came in the fourth quarter and he played in the second half. He had one carry for 18 yards, which was nullified by a holding penalty. Although the Chiefs’ backfield still seems a bit uncertain after the loss of starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Pacheco showed promise and should lock up a spot on the 53-man roster.
Pacheco is 5’10”, 216 pounds, and a four-year starter at Rutgers. He is a hard-nosed runner who can also make a difference on special teams. Pacheco’s speed is similar to that of former Kansas City star Tyreek Hill.
Josh Gordon’s comeback in NFL officially over
With the pending return of Josh Gordon, fantasy owners need to be patient. The wide receiver is expected to be cleared to play in Week 16 and in the final two games of the regular season. Then he will be eligible to play in the postseason. Josh Gordon is not a must-add in redraft leagues. However, he may be back in time for the Steelers’ September 9 game. If he’s cleared, he could also play in the Seahawks’ fourth preseason game. Josh Gordon has a tremendous amount of talent, and his comeback is sure to be worth the wait.
Despite being limited to four targets last week, Gordon’s performance against the Colts was still impressive. He caught four passes for 115 yards and one touchdown. In the fourth quarter, he caught a pass in double coverage. The defenders had to make a huge play for Gordon to make the catch. Despite his limited game action, Gordon is still a WR1 and should be in your fantasy lineups.
KC’s defense faces brutal schedule
The Chiefs’ defense will get a tough start against a tough schedule in Week 8. It is a transition year, and the new unit needs to gel and learn together. In addition, the defense will be up against a brutal stretch of offense in the second half of the season.
While Kansas City’s offense has the potential to dominate, their defense will have to work to play at a high level. The Chiefs’ defense could give up a lot of points, but the Chiefs could also hold the Chargers to a mere 10 points. Advanced stats will be critical to the evaluation of this unit, especially mid-season. The Chiefs’ defense is projected to be in the bottom five of points allowed per game, and could rank as low as 18th in DVOA.