From the FanPosts -Joel
Predictions from Week One can be found here. The predicted numbers and the actual numbers for last week can be found at the end of this article.
The Chiefs' performance against the Ravens was painful for Chiefs fans. Not what any KC fan wants to see on Sunday. But from a fantasy football perspective, the Chiefs had a few bright spots. Primarily Ryan Succop and the KC Defense/ST.
Before you start screaming about 501 yards given up keep in mind that this is fantasy football. Yards given up hurt, but turnovers and defensive TD's are king. The Dallas D beat the Bucs on the field and got me beat in a league.
The Ravens game confirmed two fantasy facts regarding the Chiefs. In the right matchup there are KC players that can help you. And if you are relying on multiple KC players to take you to fantasy victory you are going to have a lot of free time come playoffs.
This week's KC Fantasy predictions for 3 players and 1 sleeper after the break.
Todd Haley is probably forcing everyone around Arrowhead to call Jamaal "Darren Sproles" all this week in practice. There is no doubt that LJ is going to get the lion-share of carries, but Charles is going to get his touches too. The new look Oakland line was aggressive to the point of suicide on Monday night, and Sproles made them pay. Charles is the same mold of player. Look for Haley to get the diminutive Charles in space. If you need someone to take Pierre Thomas's place on your roster, Charles will be a solid waiver wire pickup. Especially in points per reception leagues.
Jamaal Charles Prediction: 35 yards rushing, 5 receptions for 40 yards, 1 TD
Bowe is a bad play this week. Nnaamdi Asomugha is no joke. He shuts down half the field just by lining up. D-Bowe is going to be complaining that Asomugha didn't even buy him dinner before riding him all day. Bowe will have a say in how this game turns out on the field, but a key 3rd down grab won't help you in your fantasy league.
Dwayne Bowe Prediction: 4 catches, 57 yards, 0 TD's
via SB Nation
Let's face the cold hard truth. Your best fantasy Chief for all year is Ryan Succop. I like to think that the ineptitude of the offense last week was the result of facing the Baltimore Ravens without their starting QB. The KC offense is probably not going to magically turn into a juggernaut of fantasy points, but KC will be more effective moving the ball. Moving the ball, however, doesn't mean punching the ball into the endzone. Succop's 54 yard kick last Sunday showed that he has the leg to get it there. The Oakland defense on Monday showed more fire than they have for years. If they can slow the Chiefs down Succop's stats stand to rise as a result.
Ryan Succop prediction: 2 FG's, 3 EP's
KC Fantasy Sleeper
Sleep on Mark Bradley at your own peril. With Haley at the helm KC is going to throw the ball. We've already discussed Bowe and Asmugha. Somebody is going to catch the passes Haley wants to see. Bradley, when healthy, has shown good hands and an ability to get seperation.Well he's healthy this week (knock on wood). Bradley is a downfield threat that can serve you well as a number three WR or a flex option. He gained 73 yards on the Ravens with 4 catches. Look for his numbers to increase against Oakland.
Mark Bradley Predictions: 6 catches, 90 yards, 1 TD
Mushin's Week 1 Predictions:
Prediction: 90 yards rushing, 3 receptions, 0 TD's
Actual: 20 yards rushing, 1 reception, 0 TD's
Prediction: 6 receptions, 55 yards, 0 TD's
Actual: 4 receptions, 40 yards, 1 TD
Prediction: 190 yards, 0 TD's,1 int, 1 fumble
Actual: 177 yards, 2 TD's, 0 int, 1 fumble (fumble was not lost)
Prediction: 3 FG's, 1 EP
Actual: 1 FG, 2 EP's
Prediction: 2 sacks, , 1 Int, 1 TD
Actual: 1 sack, 1 int, 1 TD