Chiefs vs Texans NFL Week One Fantasy Outlook

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Let’s take a look at one of the AFC battles in week one for those playing daily fantasy games, or even if you’re in a league in which you have one of these players and are debating playing them, that being the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs traveling to Houston to play the AFC South’s Houston Texans.

Below are some news and notes on both teams and our thoughts on their output for the contest.

Chiefs

QB Alex Smith – Last year Smith threw for 18 touchdowns, with six of them coming in back-to-back weeks against the Dolphins and Patriots. Against a tough Houston D, yards and scores wont’ be easy to come by.

Outlook: 215 yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception, 25 yards rushing

RB Jammal Charles – Many have Charles outgaining his 1033 yards 9 touchdown output last season, and while he may do that, against a Texans D that will be focused in on him, it would be hard to imagine him going for more than 70 yards on the ground. He only went over 90 yards once in his last 6 games in 2014.

Outlook: 55 yards, 1 touchdown, 10 yards receiving

WR Albert Wilson – Last season he started in just two games, and only had one game of note, that being an 87-yard effort against the Steelers. Forget about playing him.

Outlook: 30 yards receiving

WR Jeremy Maclin – He’s the big new WR threat in KC, and Smith and him have to get on the same page early. He had 10 TD’s a year ago, a welcome addition to an offense that needs a playmaker at wide out.

Outlook: 85 yards receiving

TE Travis Kelce – He led the team with 5 TD’s and 862 yards a year ago, and he and Smith seem to trust each other. He bails out plays for the offense, and could provide a boost to the offense and be an end zone threat again in 2015.

Outlook: 65 yards receiving

K Cairo Santos – This week not a good option unless your looking for a cheap option at kicker, but don’t expect more than 4-5 points from him.

Outlook: 1 field goal 1 extra point

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Texans

QB Brian Hoyer – With something to prove after being basically thrown out of Cleveland, Hoyer worked hard and won the starter job over Ryan Mallett. Don’t expect a monster day, but he’ll put up a decent effort for the Texans with more weapons to work with than Smith at the WR/TE spots.

Outlook: 245 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 10 yards rushing

RB Alfred Blue – The back will get a majority of the carries with Arian Foster out, and should be able to produce, though it won’t be as productive as Foster. He’s an average second or good 3rd option at the RB spot.

Outlook: 80 yards, 1 touchdown, 20 yards receiving

RB Jonathan Grimes – Not an option, but will see some carries as the backup to Blue.

Outlook: 20 yards rushing

WR DeAndre Hopkins – Many think this is the year Hopkins will become a star, and it will be interesting to see how he starts Sunday vs the Chiefs secondary.

Outlook: 95 yards receiving, 1 touchdown

WR Cecil Shorts III – A sleeper this season playing behind Hopkins, he could see a decent amount of balls thrown his way with Hopkins getting double teamed. Look for some decent games from him, this not being one of them.

Outlook: 45 yards receiving

TE Garrett Graham – Not really an option, but could sneak in a score with Hoyer looking for him down by the end zone.

Outlook: 30 yards receiving, 1 touchdown

K Randy Bullock – Could see some action if the Texans offense can take advantage of the Chiefs moving up and down the field.

Outlook: 2 field goals 3 extra point


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