clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Anthony Fasano's injury could lead to more Travis Kelce (fantasy football fans rejoice)

New, comments
Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes news for Kansas City Chiefs fans coincides with news for fantasy football fans. This is one of those times.

Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano suffered a knee contusion in last Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. While it's not believed to be a serious injury, he did not practice on Wednesday, which is concerning when you're talking about his availability for this Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Fasano is a tough dude and a vet so I'm not counting him out of this game by any means, just prepping for that possibility.

Also of note on the tight ends is that Demetrius Harris, who was the No. 3 tight end, has been placed on injured reserve so his season is over. The Chiefs swapped his spot with a tight end named Phillip Supernaw who came off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.

So what does Fasano not practicing and the Chiefs signing a new tight end who may or may not know the offense mean?

More Travis Kelce.

The KC Star's Terez Paylor had a great story today on Kelce, his role and how it's evolved over the season.

The Chiefs second-year tight end is arguably the team's biggest threat in the passing game, besides the occasional 8-catch, 93-yard day from Dwayne Bowe. What's most impressive is that until Dwayne Bowe's big game last week Kelce was the Chiefs leading receiver. Even more impressive is that he has received barely more than half of the Chiefs offensive snaps so far while Dwayne Bowe has played much more. Kelce is so effective.

Let's wait and see how this plays out. In the meantime, here's the full injury report for Wednesday.

Did not practice

TE Anthony Fasano (knee)

CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring)

Limited practice

WR AJ Jenkins (shoulder)

WR Donnie Avery (groin)

LB Tamba Hali (knee)

CB Chris Owens (knee)

Full practice

RB Jamaal Charles (shoulder / elbow)

CB Phillip Gaines (ankle / quad)

TE Travis Kelce (ribs)

LB Josh Martin (hamstring / knee)

LB Josh Mauga (groin)

CB Sean Smith (groin)