2015 Kansas City Chiefs Offseason Update

Fantasy Fuel: The Chiefs defense finished atop the fantasy football mountain in the 2013 season, but dropped halfway down into the pack of other NFL defenses last year. Although the defense was ranked 2nd in defensive passing yards allowed per game, the Chiefs were ranked 28th in defensive rushing yards per game. Accordingly, they addressed many defensive needs in the draft. RB Jamaal Charles will continue to plow through the line of scrimmage and put up another 1,000 yard rushing season. He has accomplished this feat every season except his rookie year and in 2011 when he tore his ACL. Keep an eye on wide receiver Jeremy Maclin as he takes the Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver corp for a whirl wind. After the Chiefs completed the season with no wide receiver touchdown receptions, WR Maclin comes in from Philly to change up the offense. Maclin finished his fifth season on the Eagles 86-1,329-10 and hopes to repeat similar numbers in Kansas City. We don't see a repeat of double digit touchdowns, but there aren't many other options for QB Alex Smith to throw to other than TE Travis Kelce who broke out in his first season. 

Depth Chart

Head coach: Andy Reid
General manager: John Dorsey
Offensive coordinator: Doug Pederson
Defensive coordinator: Bob Sutton
QB: (1) Alex Smith; (2) Chase Daniel
RB: (1) Jamaal Charles; (2) Knile Davis; (3) De'Anthony Thomas
WR: (1) Jeremy Maclin; (2) Albert Wilson; (3) Chris Conley
TE: (1) Travis Kelce; (2) Demetrius Harris
K: (1) Cairo Santos

2014 Win : Loss Record

2014 Offensive Season Scoring

 

Offense

Points per game: 22.1 (16th)
Yards per game: 318.8 (25th)
Passing yards per game: 198.9 (29th)
Rushing yards per game: 119.9 (10th)

Defense

Points per game: 17.6 (2nd)
Yards per game: 330.5 (7th)
Passing yards per game: 203.2 (2nd)
Rushing yards per game: 127.2 (28th)

2015 NFL Draft Picks

Rd 1: CB Marcus Peters
Rd 2: OG Mitch Morse
Rd 3: WR Chris Conley
Rd 3: CB Steven Nelson
Rd 4: ILB Ramik Wilson
Rd 5: OLB DJ Alexander
Rd 5: TE James O'Shaughnessy
Rd 6: DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches
Rd 7: WR Da'Ron Brown