News: Kansas City DB Jon McGraw left during the second quarter of Week 14 against the Jets with an ankle injury. McGraw hobbled off the field following a tackle and his return in questionable. He recorded four tackles before departing.
Analysis: McGraw has stepped in as a starter following several injuries for the Chiefs and racked up 47 total tackles this season. He has been plagued by inconsistency and injury recently and should be viewed as a low-end Fantasy option in deeper IDP formats when healthy.
News: Kansas City DB Jon McGraw is active for Week 10 against Denver after being hampered by a shoulder injury. McGraw, who was sidelined for Week 9 because of the issue, was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday.
Analysis: McGraw has been a strong defender for the Chiefs since the season-ending injury to DB Eric Berry and racked up 33 tackles and two interceptions. However, his production has been inconsistent this year and he remains a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Kansas City DB Jon McGraw is listed as questionable for Week 10 against Denver because of a troublesome shoulder injury. McGraw, who was inactive for Week 9 because of the issue, was a full participant in practice the past two days, including Friday.
Analysis: McGraw has been a strong defender for the Chiefs since the season-ending injury to DB Eric Berry and has racked up 33 tackles and two interceptions. However, his production has been inconsistent this year and he remains a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats when healthy.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw (shoulder) has been ruled inactive for Week 9 vs. Miami. He was doubtful on the injury report.
Analysis: McGraw has stepped into the starting lineup after Eric Berry went down early in the season with a knee injury and has been doing well since becoming a starter. However, he is still a low-end Fantasy DB when healthy. Keep him reserved Week 9.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Week 9 vs. Miami. He missed a game earlier this season with a shin injury.
Analysis: McGraw has stepped into the starting lineup after Eric Berry went down early in the season with a knee injury. If McGraw is out Sunday, then Donald Washington likely steps into the starting lineup. McGraw has been doing well since becoming a starter, but he is a low-end Fantasy DB when healthy.
News: Kansas City DB Jon McGraw is active for Week 5 against Indianapolis after missing last Sunday's game with a knee injury. McGraw was a full participant in practice throughout the week and is expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday.
Analysis: McGraw registered just one tackle in Week 3 at San Diego before he suffered the injury. He had racked up 18 tackles in his first two games and should be considered a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats while he works his way back from the injury.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw (knee) is listed as probable for Week 5 at Indianapolis. He missed Week 4 because of the injury.
Analysis: McGraw is likely to start at strong safety on Sunday, but he could lose some reps to Sabby Piscitelli and Donald Washington. Consider McGraw a low-end Fantasy DB until further notice.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw (shin) was among the inactives for Week 4 against the Vikings.
Analysis: McGraw's stint as a starting DB is now on hold. He has some appeal as a low-end option in IDP leagues, when healthy, so monitor his status going into Week 5, when the Chiefs will visit the Colts.
News: Another Sunday morning decision on active/inactive status will be SS Jon McGraw. He moved into the starting lineup after Eric Berry was injured. But McGraw suffered a bruised shin just below his left knee in last Sundays game and has been limited in practice all week. Hes listed as questionable for Week 4 vs. Minnesota. Donald Washington would be next in line if McGraw is out.
Analysis: McGraw might not have Berry's talent, but he has been a suitable replacement, especially in Fantasy IDP formats. McGraw can be a viable low-end Fantasy DB when healthy, so continue to keep tabs on his progress leading up to inactives.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw suffered a left knee injury in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers. He recorded one tackle before leaving.
Analysis: McGraw is a low-end Fantasy DB option in IDP leagues. Even if he's healthy for Week 4, he doesn't bring much to the table.
News: The Chiefs reached agreement with veteran FS Jon McGraw on a one-year contract. Entering his 10th season, McGraw was a UFA who appeared in 12 games last season. In nine seasons with the Jets, Lions and Chiefs, he has 259 total tackles and seven interceptions in 112 games.
Analysis: McGraw is no spring chicken, but he has had some decent tackle potential throughout his career. At best he's a one-week stopgap option during the Fantasy season. Leave him off of Kickoff Weekend rosters.
News: Chiefs FS Jon McGraw (knee/head) was back and practicing on a limited basis Thursday after missing four practices in the last two weeks. McGraw was not running with the No. 1 secondary; Kendrick Lewis was still at the free safety spot as the team prepares for the Week 12 game against the Seahawks.
Analysis: McGraw will likely be eased into the secondary if he is able to play on Sunday. Even when starting and healthy, he is a low-end Fantasy option at best. Keep him benched in all formats.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw was all over the field in Week 9 against the Raiders. He finished with seven tackles and also picked off QB Jason Campbell in the 23-20 overtime loss. He had a shot at another interception but was unable to hold on. McGraw finished with three passes defended in the defeat.
Analysis: McGraw has had a slow season thus far but had his finest performance of the year in Week 9. His seven tackles matched his total from the previous to games and his interception was his first since Week 5. He is not a reliable option in Fantasy IDP formats just yet but could become a fast-riser with more games like Sunday's.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw totaled six tackles (three solo) and one interception in Week 5 against the Colts. It was his first interception of the season and sixth of his career.
Analysis: McGraw has never had more than 46 tackles in a season and has had only one season with more than one interception. Until McGraw has more games like Week 5, then he is a bad Fantasy start.
News: Chiefs DB Mike Brown (13 tackles), LB Demorrio Williams (nine tackles), LB Corey Mays (six tackles), DL Tyson Jackson (six tackles) and DB Jon McGraw (three tackles, interception) all played well in a Week 16 loss at Cincinnati.
Analysis: The Chiefs don't have many Fantasy-viable options on their defense, with Williams and Brown the only guys on the team worth using in deeper leagues heading into Week 17 at Denver.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw finished a Week 6 win at Washington with four tackles and a sack.
Analysis: McGraw has eight tackles on the season and this was his first sack in six games. He has no Fantasy value whatsoever in IDP leagues. Do not use him Week 7 against the Chargers.
News: Chiefs DB Jon McGraw had a four-yard rush in Week 3 as Kansas City ran a fake punt in a loss to the Eagles.
Analysis: McGraw might not have a carry again in his career, so continue to ignore him in all IDP leagues.
News: In the Chiefs' Week 1 loss at the Ravens, notable defensive performances include DB Mike Brown (12 total tackles), LB Tamba Hali (five total tackles, sack, forced fumble), LB Derrick Johnson (three solo tackles, interception) and DB Jon McGraw (blocked punt return for touchdown).
Analysis: Of these players, all but McGraw are worth owning in IDP league play, though none are even No. 2 options. The Chiefs host the Raiders in Week 2.
News: The Chiefs agreed to terms with safety Jon McGraw and linebacker Darrell Robertson on Friday. McGraw has had 12 starts in 86 games in his seven NFL seasons with the New York Jets, Detroit and Kansas City, where he played in the 2007-08 season. Robertson, who spent time on the New England practice squad in 2008, originally entered the NFL in 2008 as a rookie free agent with Dallas. He also played two games last year for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.
Analysis: Neither player posts enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters until further notice.
News: Chiefs RB Boomer Grigsby, DB Rashad Barksdale, DB Jon McGraw, LB Johnny Baldwin and DT James Reed are all inactive for Week 3 vs. Minnesota. QB Tyler Thigpen will serve as the emergency QB.
Analysis: None of these players are solid Fantasy contributors when healthy. Keep them reserved in all Fantasy formats for Week 3.
News: Chiefs DB Rashad Barksdale, RB Boomer Grigsby, DB Jon McGraw, LB Will Kershaw, LN Johnny Baldwin and QB Tyler Thigpen (3rd QB) are all inactive for Week 2 at Chicago.
Analysis: None of these players are solid Fantasy contributors when healthy. Keep them reserved in all Fantasy formats for Week 2.
News:The Sports Xchange reports that Chiefs special teams captain, SS Jon McGraw, did only limited work Wednesday in practice.
Analysis: McGraw is a backup safety for the Chiefs and is not worth considering in IDP league for Kansas City's Week 2 matchup at Chicago.
News: The Chiefs listed TE Michael Allan, DB Rashad Barksdale, RB Boomer Grigsby, DB Jon McGraw, LB Johnny Baldwin and LB Nate Harris as inactive for Week 1 at Houston.
Analysis: Make sure none of these players are in your active Fantasy lineup for Week 1. Actually, none of these players should be on your roster at this time.
News: Free agent strong safety Jon McGraw agreed to a two-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound McGraw appeared in 16 games, starting in three, with Detroit in 2006. He had 19 tackles on defense and 17 on special teams. He spent two years with the Lions after three years with the New York Jets, who drafted him out of Kansas State in the second round of the 2002 draft. He has 12 career starts in 57 games, with three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Analysis: McGraw was a guy we liked out of college, and he's someone familiar with Herman Edwards from his days with the Jets. McGraw is not expected to start for the Chiefs, therefore, he's not a reliable Fantasy option in IDP league play.
News: S Jon McGraw suffered a concussion but it is not believed to be especially serious. Coach Rod Marinelli indicated McGraw's return will be listed as day-to-day.
Analysis: Healthy or not, McGraw shouldn't be relied upon for Fantasy use since he doesn't rack up enough stats.
News: The New York Post reports Jon McGraw (shoulder), who was able to play in Week 11, might be done for the season after taking some hits that appeared to set him back on Sunday.
Analysis: McGraw was reportedly headed for offseason surgery, and now might need a procedure done sooner.
News: Jon McGraw will miss two to four weeks with a partially dislocated right shoulder, according to the New York Daily News.
Analysis: When healthy, McGraw has only minimal Fantasy value in individual defender leagues.
News: McGraw (concussion) should be able to play at Miami in Week Two, according to Jets head coach Herman Edwards. McGraw suffered the injury in a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Redskins on Thursday.
Analysis: McGraw should be reserved in deeper individual Fantasy leagues. The Jets defense is better as a unit with McGraw able.
News: McGraw left Thursday's game against Washington in the second quarter after a helmet-to-helmet hit on the Redskins' Robert Royal. He was able to walk off the field on his own power.
Analysis: McGraw was replaced by Tyrone Carter at the free safety position. McGraw was examined at halftime and he will not return to the game after suffering a concussion. His status for Week 2 against the Dolphins. Tyrone Carter will likely start at free safety if he is unable to play.