Chiefs list seven as probable for game against Redskins
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Seven Chiefs have been deemed probable for the game Sunday at Washington, including wide receivers Dexter McCluster (non-injury related) and Donnie Avery (shoulder).
Three key Chiefs players red-lighted for game against Redskins
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) As expected, Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (elbow), tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion/knee) and tackle Branden Albert (knee) have been ruled out for the game Sunday at Washington. None was a practice participant this week.
Chiefs trio sidelined from Thursday session
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/5/13) Three key Chiefs players have been red-lighted for Thursday practice. Tackle Branden Albert (ankle), tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion/knee) and linebacker Justin Houston (elbow) are all out.
Chiefs DST looks to get back on track
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/4/13) After having to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos two of the last three weeks, the Chiefs get a nice change of pace Week 14 at Washington, which means their DST should get back to producing closer to the way it did the first nine weeks of the season, when it was far and away the best unit in Fantasy.
The Redskins haven't been a disaster offensively, but they've allowed the 10th-most Fantasy points to DSTs this season and have averaged just 16.5 points during their four-game losing streak. And quarterback Robert Griffin III has committed his share of mistakes. The Redskins rank 11th in both giveaways and sacks allowed.
The Chiefs DST gave its Fantasy owners reason for doubt the last three weeks, but now that it's past the unfavorable portion of its schedule, it's back to being a must-start option. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rate it a top-five unit for this week.
The Chiefs DST has potential to be a solid unit in 2013. They just have to play up to their level of talent. The Chiefs have Pro Bowl players in Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson and Eric Berry, and Justin Houston had double digits in sacks in 2012. But even with that the Chiefs still finished second-to-last in Fantasy points. They were near the bottom or last in sacks (27), interceptions (seven), fumble recoveries (six) and points allowed (425). New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has his work cut out for him, and we hope the Chiefs DST can improve. They won't get drafted in the majority of leagues, but they should be considered a bye-week replacement in most formats. (Updated 4/26/13)