(12/14/14) Facing a Raiders team that came into the week having allowed the fourth-most Fantasy points per game to DSTs, the Chiefs DST took full advantage in Week 15, allowing 13 points on 280 yards. It had four sacks, its most since Week 8, and a fumble recovery. Of course, its biggest play was on special teams -- an 81-yard touchdown on a punt return by De'Anthony Thomas in the first quarter.
The Chiefs DST hasn't been an especially productive Fantasy unit this season, mostly because of a lack of big plays. This game was only its second in seven with double-digit Fantasy points. With an unfavorable matchup Week 16 at Pittsburgh, you can leave it for someone else.
Chiefs list LB Tamba Hali active for Oakland game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/14/14) Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali was ruled active for Sunday's game against Oakland. Hali only practiced Friday this week because of a knee injury and was deemed questionable leading up to Week 15. He has totaled 48 tackles and five sacks in 13 games played.
Solid showing not enough from Chiefs defense
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/7/14) The Chiefs defense held up their end of the bargain in Week 14, but the offense failed to do much in a 17-14 loss to the Cardinals.
The Chiefs allowed the Cardinals to score just one touchdown in the game, holding them to field goals on three drives, including one that got into the red zone. They allowed 366 yards of total offense, but failed to come up with many big plays, sacking Drew Stanton just twice while coming away with no turnovers.
The Chiefs DST unit ended the game with just 6 Fantasy points, their fourth straight in single figures. Things should get easier for them in Week 15, with the Raiders on the schedule.
Chiefs DST performs about as you'd expect
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/14) It could have been worse for the Chiefs defense in Week 13. Thanks to the Broncos repeatedly stalling in the red zone, it allowed "just" 29 points to one of the NFL's highest-scoring teams. But it still gave up 388 yards and was short on big plays, recording a sack and recovering a fumble.
Altogether, it was a poor showing for a defense that also failed to capitalize on a favorable matchup Week 12 at Oakland. And after losing star defensive back Eric Berry for the year, it won't be playing at full strength the rest of the way.
Even with another favorable matchup Week 14 at the Cardinals, who have been starting Drew Stanton at quarterback with Carson Palmer down, the Chiefs DST is a questionable option in Fantasy.
Chiefs S Eric Berry placed on NFI list with possible lymphoma
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/24/14) Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been placed in the non-football injury list with a mass on the right side of his chest, team trainer Rick Burkholder told reporters on Monday. Burkholder told reporters Berry did not experience discomfort until the Oakland game on Thursday.
The team believes what Berry has right now is lymphoma. He is expected to go to Emory University hospital for further evaluation. According to coach Andy Reid, Berry addressed his teammates before leaving the team.
Berry released the following statement: "I am truly thankful for all of the support from family, friends, coaches, teammates and the entire Chiefs kingdom. At first I was in shock with the diagnosis on Saturday and did not even want to miss a game, but I understand that right now I have to concentrate on a new opponent. I have great confidence in the doctors and the plan they are going to put in place for me to win this fight. I believe that I am in God’s hands and I have great peace in that. I know my coaches and teammates will hold things down here the rest of the season and until I am back running out of the tunnel at Arrowhead. I am so thankful and appreciative of being a part of this franchise and playing in front of the best fans in the NFL. I will be back!"