Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (coach's decision) is officially a healthy scratch for Sunday's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. An apparent rift has grown between Toney and the team this playoffs, with the receiver accusing the Chiefs of misconstruing his injury status. Head coach Andy Reid indicated Toney would likely be inactive for the big game, and now it's official. He finishes the year having caught 27 of 39 targets for 169 yards and one touchdown through 13 regular-season games. He also added 31 rushing yards and 58 punt return yards. Rashee Rice, Travis Kelce, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are expected to operate as Patrick Mahomes' top options in the passing game versus the Niners.
Feb 11, 2024 5:13 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) was listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills on Friday's final injury report, but he was downgraded to out on Saturday. Toney was limited in practice all week but will now miss his fifth straight game. If the Chiefs advance to the AFC Championship next weekend, it remains to be seen if Toney will be available. If he is, he won't really be on the fantasy radar for DFS gamers, as the former first-rounder had just 27 catches on 38 targets for 169 yards and one touchdown in 13 games in his first full season for KC in 2023. With Toney out again this weekend against Buffalo, Justin Watson, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Mecole Hardman Jr. will see more opportunities behind rookie Rashee Rice against a beat up Bills secondary.
Jan 20, 2024 1:05 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) and Justyn Ross (hamstring) were both limited in practice all week and are questionable to play on Sunday versus the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round of the postseason. Regardless of whether Toney is able to play this weekend, the fact remains that he hasn't played since Week 15 and wasn't on the fantasy radar to begin with before his injuries. The 24-year-old had only 27 receptions (38 targets) for 169 yards and one touchdown through the air in his first full season with the Chiefs. Ross, meanwhile, injured his hamstring in Week 18 and didn't play in last week's wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins. He, too, should be avoided in DFS if he's active, as he had just six catches for 53 yards and no TDs during the regular season.
Jan 19, 2024 3:23 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip), Skyy Moore (knee) and Justyn Ross (calf) were all limited in practice on Thursday for the second straight day this week. Toney and Moore both last played back in Week 15, so even if both of them are active for the Divisional Round game this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, they could both be eased back into the offense, thus making them entirely too risky to count on for DFS lineups. Neither pass-catcher was very involved during the regular season when they were healthy anyway, with Toney going for 27 catches, 169 yards and one touchdown in 13 games, while Moore had 21 catches for 244 yards and one touchdown in 14 games. Moore is still on Injured Reserve, so he'll need to be activated on Saturday if the Chiefs want him available on Sunday.
Jan 18, 2024 6:40 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) and Justyn Ross (hamstring) were both listed as limited for the team's first practice of the week on Wednesday. Toney was limited in practice last week but did not play in the wild-card victory over the Miami Dolphins. The 24-year-old has not been active since Week 15, so even if he's able to return to face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in the Divisional Round, it's likely that he won't see much time on the field as a legitimate offensive threat for the Chiefs. Ross injured his hamstring in the Week 18 regular season finale and was also inactive this past Saturday night. Even more so than Toney, Ross will be off the DFS radar if he's active against Buffalo. The 24-year-old pass-catcher only had six receptions for 53 yards during the regular season.
Jan 17, 2024 6:48 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) and Justyn Ross (hamstring) have been ruled out ahead of Saturday's playoff matchup against the Miami Dolphins. This news doesn't come as much of a shock considering both players were listed as questionable heading into this game. Toney has missed the last three games, while Ross has barely been involved in the offense all season long. The expectation is that wideout Rashee Rice and tight end Travis Kelce will be the primary pass-catching weapons for this offense. Also, Richie James and Mecole Hardman could see more involvement, but they wouldn't be recommended DFS options.
Jan 13, 2024 7:01 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) and Justyn Ross (hamstring) were both listed as questionable for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the visiting Miami Dolphins. Toney was limited in practice all week, while Ross was limited on Wednesday and Thursday. With rookie Rashee Rice (hamstring) returning this weekend, it's hard to get behind any of KC's other pass-catchers despite an excellent matchup against the banged-up Dolphins defense. Toney missed the team's last three regular season games. He's trending up toward a return to face Miami, but we'd be surprised if the oft-injured Toney was a big part of the Chiefs' offense in this one. If active, the 24-year-old Ross probably won't see the field all that much. He had only six receptions for 53 yards and no scores in 10 games in 2023.
Jan 11, 2024 6:27 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice for the second straight day on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Justyn Ross (hamstring) returned to a limited practice after being a DNP on Tuesday. Toney is trending toward playing on super wild-card weekend this Saturday evening against the Miami Dolphins despite missing each of the final three games of the regular season. The Dolphins have been absolutely decimated by injuries on the defensive side of the ball in recent weeks, which is good news for a Chiefs offense that was rather mediocre during the regular season. Still, even if the 24-year-old Toney is active this weekend, he'll be a boom/bust DFS option with limited upside. In his first full year with KC, Toney had just 27 catches for 169 yards and one touchdown on 38 targets.
Jan 10, 2024 6:38 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Justyn Ross (hamstring) didn't practice. Toney, who was disappointing in his first full year with the Chiefs in 2023, is hoping to return for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Miami Dolphins after missing the last three games of the regular season. The 24-year-old wasn't used in the Chiefs' offense as much as expected and finished with only 27 receptions on 38 targets for 169 yards and a touchdown in 13 games while carrying the ball 11 times for 31 yards. Even if he returns for wild-card weekend in a plus matchup against the banged-up Dolphins defense, DFS gamers should be able to find more reliable low-cost options for their lineups. Ross wasn't a fantasy name to begin with, but he might not be able to play this Saturday after hurting his hamstring in the Week 18 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Jan 9, 2024 7:40 PM EST
The Kansas City Chiefs have ruled out wide receivers Rashee Rice (hamstring) and Kadarius Toney (hip) for the Week 18 regular season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers. With the No. 3 seed in the AFC already locked up, the Chiefs will also be resting quarterback Patrick Mahomes and offensive tackle Donovan Smith (neck). It means that a Chiefs offense that has been less than stellar this year is going to be even weaker for a meaningless contest this weekend against the Bolts. The 23-year-old Rice should be good to go for the wild-card round next week. Toney, meanwhile, will miss his third straight game, although he, too, should be ready to roll next week for the start of the postseason. With Rice and Toney out on Sunday, Justin Watson, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman Jr, Justyn Ross and Richie James should all be more involved.
Jan 5, 2024 2:22 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Kadarius Toney (hip) and Rashee Rice (hamstring) will not take part in the team's practice on Thursday. Toney returned to a limited practice on Wednesday, while Rice has now missed the first two practices of the week. With the Chiefs locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC for the playoffs, they have already announced that they are resting star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and they could rest more players, especially injured ones like Toney and Rice. The 23-year-old Rice got off to a slow start in his first NFL season but has come on strong and has been a must-start fantasy wideout in the second half of the season. If he doesn't play in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, Rice will end up with 79 receptions for 938 yards and seven touchdowns. Receivers Justin Watson and Marquez Valdes-Scantling and others could be in line for big workloads if Rice and Toney are held out.
Jan 4, 2024 1:09 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) was able to return to the practice field on Wednesday on a limited basis. Toney has missed the last two games but could be getting healthy enough to suit up in this Sunday's Week 18 regular season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers. And with the Chiefs likely resting notable starters because they've already locked up the No. 3 seed in the AFC, there's a possibility that Toney could get some decent run in a fantastic matchup against LA this weekend. Still, the oft-injured former first-rounder would be a boom/bust DFS option if he returns to play against the Chargers with backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert running the offense. The 24-year-old Toney has been disappointing in his first full year with KC, catching 27 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown.
Jan 3, 2024 6:53 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) will not play in Week 17 on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Toney is dealing with a strained hip and will miss his second straight game. The oft-injured former first-rounder continues to disappoint in his first full season with the Chiefs. The 24-year-old was expected to have a much bigger role in 2023, but instead he's caught only 27 of 38 targets for 169 yards and one touchdown in 13 games played. He's added 11 rushing attempts for 31 yards. Toney will enter next season off the fantasy radar. Rookie Rashee Rice is the clear leader of KC's receiver room, followed by Justin Watson, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Richie James. It looks like the Chiefs will be getting Mecole Hardman Jr. (thumb) back this week, too.
Dec 29, 2023 2:24 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) will miss a second straight day of practice this week on Thursday. Toney missed the Week 16 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas Day due to a hip injury and is now firmly in danger of missing a second straight game in Week 17 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. The 24-year-old hasn't really been on the fantasy radar all year anyway, catching 27 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown on 38 targets in his first full season in Kansas City. If he is forced to sit out again this Sunday, it would give receivers like Justin Watson, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Richie James more opportunities behind rookie Rashee Rice. Rice has been the team's only reliable weapon from a fantasy perspective in 2023.
Dec 28, 2023 1:40 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) will not practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Andy Reid. Toney didn't play in the Week 16 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and is on track right now to miss a second straight game this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Even if the 24-year-old returns to practice on Thursday or Friday and is able to play this weekend, fantasy managers in championship matchups should be staying far away from Toney. He has only 27 catches for 169 yards and one touchdown in 13 games in his first full year in Kansas City in 2023. Rookie Rashee Rice has become KC's one true trustworthy fantasy wideout with two regular season games remaining.
Dec 27, 2023 1:24 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) has been ruled out for the Week 16 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. This was expected after Toney was unable to practice all week. Toney will miss his second game of the season as he works his way back from a hip issue. His absence should mean an increased workload for wideouts like Richie James and Skyy Moore. Honestly, none of the wide receivers outside of Rashee Rice have consistent fantasy value right now in Kansas City.
Dec 23, 2023 7:31 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) was unable to suit up for Friday's practice session. This now marks back-to-back days that Toney has been unable to practice due to a lingering hip issue. Toney missed time earlier in the season due to the same problem, but has been active in every game since Week 12. If he sits, Richie James would likely see more playing time. However, none of the Chiefs wide receivers outside of Rashee Rice are worth a look right now.
Dec 22, 2023 9:12 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) will not practice on Thursday due to a strained hip. Toney strained his hip in the Week 15 win over the New England Patriots and is now firmly in danger of missing the team's Christmas Day game against the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders. The 24-year-old oft-injured wideout has had a disappointing first full season in Kansas City, catching 27 of 38 targets for only 169 yards and one touchdown in 13 games played. He's added 11 carries for 31 yards on the ground. The thing he'll be remembered for the most in 2023 was his offsides penalty that likely cost the team a win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. Even if he's able to return to practice the next few days and play on Monday, Toney shouldn't be in fantasy lineups as you try to advance to the championship in Week 17.
Dec 21, 2023 1:18 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney rushed twice for 16 yards and caught three of his four targets for 24 yards in the Week 14 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Late in the fourth quarter, Travis Kelce caught a pass and pitched it to Toney, who ran it into the end zone for a go-ahead touchdown. However, Toney was lined up offsides, nullifying the touchdown. Toney has had no shortage of backbreaking drops and penalties this season, so there's a chance the Chiefs will eventually limit his playing time even more than they already have. Needless to say, he remains off the fantasy radar. The former first-round pick is electric with the ball in his hands, but he has failed to put it all together through three NFL seasons.
Dec 11, 2023 2:38 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle/hip) fully practiced all week and has been cleared from Week 13's injury report. Toney sat out Week 12's 31-17 victory over the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders due to ankle and hip injuries, but he'll be back out there in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, presumably in his typical gadget role. Toney's role as a pseudo "wide back" has not yielded any semblance of the returns fantasy managers may have envisioned during this past summer. Toney has totaled 22 catches (30 targets) for 139 yards and one touchdown, which checks out to an anemic 6.3 yards per catch and 4.6 yards per target. The enigmatic 24-year-old talent has taken eight carries for nine yards, as well. Toney has simply been unable to bounce back from his three-drop Week 1 disaster to this point, and there's little reason to believe that the debacle will finally galvanize him into a usable WR5/6 finish on SNF.
Dec 2, 2023 12:13 AM EST