News: Chiefs defensive back Brandon Flowers registered his first sack of the season in Week 16 against the Colts. Flowers also was credited with two tackles for loss, one pass defended and a quarterback hit as well as four solo tackles in the 20-13 defeat.
Analysis: While Flowers hasn't been as productive as he has been in past seasons, he still has been productive enough to use in deeper IDP formats. With three interceptions, 11 passes defended, 45 tackles and a sack to his credit, owners in those formats should continue to roll with the 26-year-old heading into Week 17.
News: Chiefs defensive back Brandon Flowers recorded four tackles and an interception during Kansas City's 17-9 loss to Denver in Week 12. Flowers picked off Peyton Manning's deep pass intended for Eric Decker in the second quarter to give him three interceptions on the season.
Analysis: Flowers had gone five games without an interception -- his longest stretch of the season -- before hauling in the only takeaway for the Chiefs on Sunday. The 26-year-old hasn't been the tackling force he showed during his first few years in the league and has topped five tackles only twice this season. Consider him a low-end option in deeper Fantasy IDP formats at this point.
News: Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers had an interception for the second straight game Week 5 vs. Baltimore. He finished with two solo tackles.
Analysis: Flowers has finally settled into a groove after battling injury the first few weeks of the season. He is back to being a regular playmaker and viable Fantasy option in IDP formats.
News: Chiefs defensive back Brandon Flowers (heel) is active Week 5 vs. Baltimore after being listed as probable.
Analysis: Flowers finally had his first interception of the season Week 4 and is back to full strength after missing the season opener. He could post some decent stats Week 5 having to cover players like Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, but Flowers should only be starting in deeper IDP formats.
News: Chiefs defensive back Brandon Flowers (heel) was able to practice Thursday and Friday in preparation for Week 5 against the Ravens. He missed practice Wednesday, but is expected to play through the lingering effects of the injury.
Analysis: Flowers has been dealing with this injury all season, and his production shows that. He has just nine tackles and one interception in four games. The injury has caused him to miss some time this season, but he is expected to play against the Ravens Sunday. Consider Flowers to be just a low-end Fantasy IDP option moving forward.
News: Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers totaled five tackles (four solo) and one pass defense Week 3 at New Orleans. Flowers has six tackles (five solo) and two pass defenses through two games.
Analysis: Flowers made his season debut Week 2 after sitting out the opener with a foot injury. His stats started to pick up Sunday and we expect that trend to continue the further he gets past his foot issue and gets his conditioning back up to par. Flowers can be a viable Fantasy option in IDP formats.
News: Chiefs defensive back Brandon Flowers, who sat out Week 1 with a foot injury, returned to the lineup Week 2 against the Bills. Flowers was questionable for the game.
Analysis: Flowers participated in full practices toward the end of the week, so it seems he will be able to play without restrictions Sunday. However, he is still a bit of a risky play in IDP formats because he has been idle for a few weeks. Flowers is normally a viable Fantasy play, but perhaps owners should go with other alternatives for one more week.
News: Kansas City defensive back Brandon Flowers (foot) is listed as questionable on the injury report for Week 2 at Buffalo. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Friday that Flowers has been cleared by doctors to play and it is Flowers' decision whether he plays, the Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: Crennel said last Sunday after Week 1 that Flowers did not play because he had not been a full participant at practice. Flowers bruised his left heel during training camp on July 31. He did not practice until last week when he was a limited participant, but was able to practice in full that past two days. Fantasy owners should view Flowers as a low-end option in most IDP formats while he works way back into game shape.
News: Chiefs defensive back Brandon Flowers, who was limited in practice by a foot injury leading up to the game, is inactive for Week 1 against the Falcons. He was initially listed as questionable for the game.
Analysis: Flowers is a pretty good tackler for a defensive back, but because he isn't a reliable source of interceptions, he's just a so-so Fantasy IDP option when healthy.
News: Kansas City defensive back Brandon Flowers is considered questionable for the team's Week 1 clash against Atlanta because of a foot injury. Flowers was a limited participant in practice over the past week as he continues to miss playing time with a bruised foot.
Analysis: Flowers did not play a game during the preseason as the Chiefs hoped to avoid further injury to the hard-hitting cornerback. Flowers, who has missed just two games over the past two seasons, has feasted on opposing quarterbacks recently and notched four interceptions last year. Consider him a mid-range option in Fantasy IDP formats if active.
News: Chiefs defensive back Brandon Flowers was ruled inactive for Friday's preseason opener against the Cardinals due to a foot injury. Flowers has been slowed in practice over the last few weeks due to a bruised foot. He is expected to be ready for the start of the season.
Analysis: While Flowers' injury is not being considered serious at this point, the Chiefs did not want to take any chances with 26-year-old at this point. Flowers is considered one of the top corners in the AFC as he can be counted upon to register a decent number of tackles as well as pass defended. Consider him a No. 3 Fantasy DB worthy of a mid-to-late round pick in most IDP formats.
News: The Kansas City Star reports Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers has a bruised foot. He didn't practice Thursday after hurting himself Tuesday night; the team was off Wednesday. "He probably will not work and we'll treat it and rest it and then he'll get back out there pretty soon, hopefully," coach Romeo Crennel said.
Analysis: So long as Flowers comes back fine and ready to roll, there's nothing to be seriously concerned about. Flowers is considered among the top corners in the AFC and gets a decent amount of tackles to go with high pass defense numbers. We're fine with him as a No. 3 DB with a middle- to late-round pick.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers was relatively quiet in Week 14 against the Jets. Flowers finished with just four tackles in the 37-10 contest -- one solo. However, he was credited with a pair passes defended in the defeat.
Analysis: Flowers once again did not put up a huge number in the tackles department, but did give owners a few points with his passes defended. However, the 25-year-old hasn't been much of a factor over the last few weeks notching just 16 tackles over his last few weeks. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy DB heading into Week 15.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers recorded three tackles in Week 13's win over the Bears. However, he did not intercept any passes or get credit for a defended pass.
Analysis: Flowers has been in a bit of a lull production-wise. Still, he is worth using as a No. 2 DB in IDP formats going forward.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers recorded three tackles, two solo, in Week 12 versus the Steelers. He was also credited for two passes defended. Kansas City would go on to lose the game, 13-9.
Analysis: Flowers had been dealing with a back injury in past weeks, but looked OK on Sunday. He has recorded 45 tackles on the year and also has four picks. Fantasy owners should continue to view him as a solid No. 2 DB option.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers has officially been ruled active for Week 11 against the Patriots. Flowers was limited in practice this week due to a back injury.
Analysis: Flowers has been an anchor in the Chiefs' secondary this season, racking up 41 tackles and four interceptions thus far. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy 2 RB heading into Week 12 against the Steelers.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers (back) is being listed as questionable heading into Week 11 against the Patriots. Flowers, who has been limited in practice all week due to his injury, has 41 tackles to go along with four interceptions on the season.
Analysis: Flowers has been dealing with a back injury all week, although most are expecting him to play on Sunday. However, Fantasy owners should continue and monitor his status leading up to when inactives are released. Flowers has played well for the Chiefs this season and can be considered a No. 2 Fantasy DB in most IDP formats, when healthy.
News: Kansas City DB Brandon Flowers had four tackles Sunday against Denver in Week 10, including three solo. Flowers now has 41 tackles on the season.
Analysis: Flowers is a No. 2 DB in IDP leagues. He should be used where needed in Week 11 at New England on Monday night.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers totaled six solo tackles in Week 9 vs. Miami. He now has 37 tackles in eight games.
Analysis: The Chiefs handed Flowers a big contract extension early in the season and the fourth-year defensive back hasn't let down expectations. He continues to be a great corner and remains a viable Fantasy DB in all formats.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers turned in another solid effort in Week 8 against the Chargers. Flowers finished with five tackles -- four solo -- in the 23-20 victory and was also credited with four passes defended. He has now been credited with seven passes defended.
Analysis: Flowers once again turned in a solid outing on Monday night and has been playing lights out of late. The 25-year-old is clearly one of the leaders in the Chiefs' secondary and always seems to be around the ball. Leave him active in the majority of IDP formats heading into Week 9 against the Dolphins.
News: Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers briefly left Sundays game with Oakland due to a neck injury. He missed a handful of plays before returning and finishing the game. Flowers is banged up a bit, but thats common for the 5-9, 187-pound DB. Hell see limited practice but should be ready to play on Halloween night against the Chargers.
Analysis: Flowers had a big performance Week 7. He picked off two passes and even took one to the house. Flowers is having a good year for the Chiefs and remains a viable Fantasy DB when healthy.
News: Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers registered his third and fourth interceptions of the season in Week 7 against the Raiders. Flowers first picked off Kyle Boller in the first quarter before picking off Carson Palmer in the fourth, and returning it 58 yards for a touchdown. He also finished with three tackles, all solo, as well as three passes defended in the 28-0 victory.
Analysis: Flowers put together his best game of the season on Sunday, in what has already been an outstanding season for the 25-year-old. The rising cornerback has proved to be a reliable defender and could top his career-high of 69 tackles this year. Consider him a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats heading into Week 8 against the Chargers.
News: Kansas City DB Brandon Flowers had four tackles during the Chiefs' 28-24 win over Indianapolis in Week 5 on Sunday. Flowers notched four stops for the second game in a row and now has 23 total this season, including 17 individual tackles.
Analysis: Flowers, who is fifth in the NFL with two interceptions, failed to register a pass defended for the first time this season. The rising cornerback has proved to be a reliable defender and could top his career-high of 69 tackles this year. Consider him a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers came through Week 4 against the Vikings without further injury to his sprained right ankle. The great training staff weve got here, they got me on the field, Flowers said. Im convinced theyll have me right for next week and the week after that. Flowers finished with four tackles and a pair of passes defended in the 22-17 win.
Analysis: Flowers was able to make it through Sunday's contest without showing an ill-effects of his ankle injury and played pretty well in the victory. Still, he could wind up on the injury report once again because of his ailment, so Fantasy owners will have to continue and monitor his status moving forward. Flowers can be considered a low-end Fantasy DB in most IDP formats, when healthy.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers was active for Week 4's game against the Vikings. He had been questionable with an ankle injury. Flowers finished the game with three tackles.
Analysis: Now that Flowers is active, he is safe to use in IDP leagues. He is worth using as a low-end DB option.
News: Chiefs coach Todd Haley said DB Brandon Flowers (ankle) is questionable for Week 4 vs. Minnesota.
Analysis: Flowers is off to a great start in 2011, totaling 15 tackles, two interceptions and six pass defenses in three games. He is not only important to the Chiefs cause, but he is a viable Fantasy DB when healthy, so track his progress up until inactives.
News: Kansas City DB Brandon Flowers suffered a right knee injury on Sunday against San Diego. He made eight tackles and intercepted a Philip Rivers pass before leaving the game. Kansas City would lose the game, 20-17.
Analysis: Flowers had a nice game before he got injured, so keep an eye on him during the week to see how serious this injury is. When healthy, Flowers should be viewed as a low-end DB option in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers had a productive game in Week 2 against the Lions. He recorded four solo tackles and assisted on one more in the 48-3 loss.
Analysis: Flowers now has seven tackles with an interception through the first two games this season. He recently agreed to a new six year, $50.6 million deal to keep him in Kansas City until 2016. Fantasy owners should still consider Flowers to be a decent low-end option in IDP leagues.
News: The NFL Network has reported the contract extension that CB Brandon Flowers has agreed to with the Chiefs is for six years, $50.6 million, with $22 million in guaranteed money. The deal locks up the 25-year old cornerback through the 2016 season.
Analysis: Flowers, who had an interception in Week 1, is arguably the most underrated CB in the NFL. He has superb ball skills and enough catch-up speed to run with any WR in the league. Now that he is locked up, the Chiefs can work on solidifying the other side of the field though Brandon Carr is well on his way. Fantasy owners should still consider Flowers to be a decent low-end option in IDP leagues.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers totaled two solo tackles and one interception in Week 1 against the Bills. He had one tackle for loss and two pass defenses.
Analysis: Flowers has been a consistent playmaker for the Chiefs since he entered the league in 2008. He is a decent No. 3 Fantasy DB in IDP leagues.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers had four tackles in the regular-season finale in Week 17 on Sunday against Oakland. All four tackles were solo stops.
Analysis: Flowers will look to close the season strong in the playoffs as Kansas City will host a first-round game against Baltimore. Keep an eye on how Flowers does, and he should be considered a low-end No. 2 Fantasy DB in IDP leagues in 2011.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers was credited with seven tackles in Week 16 against Tennessee. He had managed eight tackles combined over his previous three games.
Analysis: Flowers has two interceptions to go with 14 passes defended and 54 tackles on the year. He should be considered a No. 3 DB in IDP leagues in Week 17 against Oakland.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers went his 10th straight game without an interception, but he did make three tackles in a Week 15 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Flowers and the Chiefs' secondary in general made it a very long day for Rams QB Sam Bradford, but he came away with little that would help Fantasy owners. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy DB in IDP leagues.
News: Kansas City CB Brandon Flowers matched as a season low with only two tackles in the Chiefs' 31-0 loss at San Diego in Week 14. Flowers was also burned for a touchdown against Malcom Floyd in the first quarter.
Analysis: Flowers is one of the toughest cornerbacks in the league and has two interceptions this season. He didn't see much work as the Chargers used as an effective ground game Sunday to hand the Chiefs their worst loss of the season. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy CB in IDP leagues for Kansas City's Week 15 at St. Louis.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers was able to play in Sunday's game against Denver in Week 13, but he left briefly for about five plays to have his injured hamstring, which had him out of Week 12, looked at by the training staff. He finished the game with three tackles, including two solo.
Analysis: Flowers has two interceptions to go with 13 passes defended and 49 tackles on the year. He should be considered a No. 3 DB in IDP leagues in Week 14 at San Diego.
News: Kansas City DB Brandon Flowers (hamstring) is active for Week 13 against Denver. Flowers, who sat out Week 12, was limited in practice all week.
Analysis: Flowers doesn't have an interception in his last eight games, but he is still making an impact by getting tackles and deflecting passes. Flowers is more of a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy DB for the Week 13 game.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Broncos. Flowers, who sat out Week 12, was limited in practice all week.
Analysis: Flowers doesn't have an interception in his last eight games, but he is still making an impact by getting tackles and deflecting passes. Flowers is more of a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy DB when healthy. Fantasy owners need to check back for inactives on Sunday.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers was listed among the inactives for Week 12 against the Seahawks due to a hamstring injury. He missed practice all week.
Analysis: Stash Flowers on the bench for now considering he has two interceptions to go with 13 passes defended and 46 tackles on the year. When healthy, the former Hokie is a No. 2 Fantasy DB in IDP leagues.
News: Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring) sat out Fridays practice, and there seems little chance hell be ready to go Week 12 in Seattle. Flowers was in the rehab area riding a stationary bike during the teams 90-minute session. He missed practice all week.
Analysis: Stash Flowers on the bench for now considering all he could do on Friday was ride a bike. When healthy, Flowers is a No. 2 Fantasy DB in IDP leagues.
News: Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring) did not practice Thursday and his chances of playing Sunday in Seattle appear doubtful in Week 12. Flowers did not work in Wednesdays practice as well. He spent all of his Thanksgiving Day practice time riding a stationary bike.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Flowers but don't plan on having him against the Seahawks unless he is able to practice Friday. When healthy, Flowers is a No. 2 DB in IDP leagues.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers matched his season-best total with seven tackles in a Week 11 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: The Cardinals were throwing the ball a lot on Sunday, which is why Flowers ended up with such a good amount of tackles. While tackles are nice, we haven't seen an interception from Flowers since Week 3, which is a little discouraging. Continue to use him in deeper IDP Fantasy formats heading into Week 12 vs. San Francisco.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers was relatively quiet in Week 10 against the Broncos. Flowers had just two tackles, both solo in the 49-29 loss and was credited with a pass defended.
Analysis: Flowers now has 39 tackles on the season to go along with two interceptions and 11 passes defended. The former Virginia Tech Hookie has really come into his own during his third season and should be considered a No. 2 DB in IDP leagues heading into Week 11 against the Cardinals.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers had another productive game in Week 9 against the Raiders. He recorded seven tackles and had two passes defended in the 23-20 overtime loss.
Analysis: Flowers has two interceptions on the year, the last coming in Week 3, but has really come into his own in his third year in the league. He has 37 tackles with 10 passes defended and should be considered a No. 2 DB in IDP leagues heading into Week 10 against the Broncos.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers made six tackles and forced Bills WR Lee Evans to fumble late in the fourth quarter, as Kansas City won 13-10 in overtime in Week 8. The Evans fumble appears to thwart a late Bills drive, but LB Mike Vrabel did not recover the ball until he was out of bounds, and the Bills eventually scored their lone touchdown on the drive.
Analysis: The tackle count was Flowers' highest of the season. With a pair of interceptions and a touchdown, he is having a nice Fantasy season, and he can be considered a No. 2 DB in IDP leagues.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers had three tackles Sunday against Jacksonville. They were all solo stops. Flowers now has 24 tackles with two interceptions and a touchdown this season.
Analysis: Flowers should be considered a No. 2 DB in IDP leagues. He has a favorable matchup in Week 8 against Buffalo and should be kept active in all IDP formats.
News: Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers had a hard time defending Andre Johnson during Week 6. Johnson finished eight receptions for 138 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in the 35-31 loss. Johnson drew a pass interference call on Flowers during the Texans final drive, that looked like a push off and then beat Flowers in the back of the end zone for the final score. Flowers did finished with six tackles, five solo and was credited with two passes defended.
Analysis: Flowers has really turned into a solid cornerback for the Chiefs this season. He usually covers the opposing team's best receiver, but has still managed to produce decent stats. Flowers has 21 tackles with two interceptions and a touchdown this season and can be considered a No. 2 Fantasy CB heading into Week 7.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers totaled six tackles (three solo) and one pass defense in Week 5 against the Colts. Flowers has 15 tackles and two interceptions in four games.
Analysis: The last two seasons Flowers has really come into his own as a lockdown corner. His one pass defense in Week 5 prevented a long touchdown from QB Peyton Manning to Pierre Garcon. Teams are still picking on Flowers, but he is producing for Fantasy owners. Consider him a nice No. 2 Fantasy DB.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers made it two interceptions in as many games Sunday as Kansas City routed the 49ers in Week 3.
Analysis: While Flowers didn't take this pick to the house, his Fantasy owners will be ecstatic to see him get off to such a great ball-hawking start this season. Flowers continues to shine in Kansas City and will keep rising up the IDP Fantasy ranking if he can maintain this sold pace. Don't start him in Week 4 though, as the Chiefs are off.
News: Kansas City DB Brandon Flowers returned an interception for a touchdown to help the Chiefs defeat the Cleveland Browns in Week 2, 16-14. Flowers read Wallace perfectly on his interception return in the first half, which put the Chiefs up 10-7, as he took it 33 yards to the house. Flowers finished with three tackles in the game.
Analysis: Flowers is rapidly becoming one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL for the Chiefs. Still, defensive touchdowns don't happen often. Flowers has averaged four interceptions per season over his last three years but quarterbacks are learning not to throw to his side. He's definitely an exciting player but there are better Fantasy IDP options at his position.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers walked off the field on what appeared to be wobbly legs early in the third quarter during Week 1 against the Chiefs. However, he was able to return and finish the game. Flowers had four assisted tackles and was credited with a pass defended in the 21-14.
Analysis: Flowers, who has missed just three regular season games since entering the league in 2008, appeared to shaken up in the third quarter but was able to return to the game. He has managed 60-plus tackles in two straight seasons and had a career-high five interceptions in 2009. Consider him a low-end No. 3 Fantasy DB heading into Week 2 against the Browns.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers assumed his starting position at left cornerback for Friday's preseason opener against the Falcons. Flowers made two tackles on the opening drive -- both running plays -- before calling it a night.
Analysis: Flowers has missed just three regular season games since entering the league in 2008. He has managed 60-plus tackles in two straight seasons and had a career-high five interceptions in 2009. He should continue to thrive in new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's system. View Flowers as a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy DB.
News: In the Chiefs' Week 15 loss vs. the Browns, LB Andy Studebaker recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, LB Demorrio Williams had 13 total tackles and CBs Brandon Carr and Brandon Flowers each had three solo tackles and an interception. DB DaJuan Morgan also had eight solo tackles.
Analysis: Only Williams is worth using as a regular option in IDP league play, though Flowers has been a decent option in deeper leagues. The Chiefs play at the Bengals in Week 16.
News: Kansas City DB Brandon Flowers played well in Week 14 in a loss to the Bills. Flowers recorded an interception of Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the game and added six tackles.
Analysis: Flowers has 53 tackles on the season to go with three picks. He only has marginal Fantasy appeal for deeper IDP leagues in Week 15 against the Browns.
News: The Chiefs defense certainly struggled on Sunday against the Chiefs in a 43-14 loss. However, there were a few decent individual performances. Demorrio Williams led the team in tackling, racking up nine tackles. Brandon Flowers had five tackles in the game, also forcing a fumble. Corey Mays and Jon McGraw tied for second on the team in tackles with seven.
Analysis: The Chiefs defense doesnt have too many playmakers on it and no one on the Chiefs defense is more than a low-end Fantasy option in IDP formats. The Chiefs take on the Broncos in Week 13.
News: Kansas City DB Brandon Flowers finished with two tackles and an interception Week 6 in a win at Washington. Flowers has 18 tackles on the season and now has two picks.
Analysis: Flowers has been decent this season for the Chiefs but the fact remains that they just don't play well enough consistently for almost any of their players to be considered viable Fantasy IDP options. Leave Flowers on waivers for Week 7 against the Chargers.
News: Chiefs LB Demorrio Williams (eight tackles), DB Brandon Flowers (seven tackles) and DB Jarrad Page (three tackles, forced fumble) all contributed in a Week 3 loss to the Eagles.
Analysis: The Chiefs are one of the worst Fantasy teams out there, and none of their defenders are worth using in IDP Fantasy play.
News:Brandon Flowers, the Chiefs' top cornerback, came back in Week 2 against the Raiders after being out with a shoulder injury in Week 1 at Baltimore. He finished with two tackles.
Analysis: Flowers has potential to be a good cornerback in the NFL, but he's not much of a stat machine. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters heading into Week 3 at the Eagles.
News:Brandon Flowers, the Chiefs' No. 1 cornerback who missed the opener with a shoulder injury, was also practicing but listed as questionable. "Brandon has done everything over the weekend and yesterday to get himself back on the field," coach Todd Haley said. "He's made progress from last week. It will be an evaluation on him also."
Analysis: Flowers has potential to be a good cornerback in the NFL, but he's not much of a stat machine. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters for now.
News:The Sports Xchange reports that Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers will attempt again to get back on the field full-time in Week 2. Flowers was inactive for the Baltimore game because of the left shoulder injury he suffered on Aug. 29. Chiefs coach Todd Haley said Flowers is working hard to get back onto the field.
Analysis: Flowers had 69 tackles and two interceptions last season. Those numbers mean he's just a low-end IDP DB, when healthy.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers is considered questionable for the team's Week 1 game against the Ravens. He had been limited in practice all week with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Flowers' appeal in Fantasy is pretty limited but he does garner enough stats when healthy to be used in the deepest of IDP formats. Monitor his status through the weekend before making a decision on him for Week 1.
News: Cornerback Brandon Flowers left in the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks. Flowers, whose 28-yard interception return gave the Chiefs a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, came out a short time later with an apparent shoulder injury.
Analysis: Flowers does have some minimal appeal in IDP formats but not enough to be worth drafting outside of the deepest of formats on Draft Day.
News: Chiefs DB Bernard Pollard (eight tackles), DB Brandon Flowers (seven tackles), LB Derick Johnson (seven tackles) and LB Demorrio Williams (six tackles, two for loss, forced fumble, fumble recovery) all had decent outings in a Week 16 loss to Miami.
Analysis: Pollard and Johnson have some minimal Fantasy value in deeper IDP Fantasy leagues, and are the only ones on this list worth using in Week 17 at Cincinnati.
News: In the Chiefs' 22-21 loss vs. the Chargers in Week 15, notable defenders included: DE Tamba Hali (five solo tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles), CB Brandon Flowers (10 solo tackles, forced fumble), DL Jason Babin (six total tackles, sack) and DB Jarrad Page (six total tackles, forced fumble). CB Patrick Surtain also had an interception with two solo tackles.
Analysis: Of these defenders, Hali is usable as a No. 2 Fantasy DL and Flowers as a low-end No. 3 Fantasy DB. No one else is worth the roster spot in Fantasy play. The Chiefs play vs. the Dolphins in Week 16.
News: The Chiefs inactives for Week 11 against New Orleans are DB Patrick Surtain, DB Brandon Flowers, TE Michael Merritt, LB Pat Thomas, LB Derrick Johnson and DE Tamba Hali.
Analysis: Keep these players reserved for Week 11 and hope they can return in Week 12. The Chiefs will miss Flowers, Johnson and Hali on defense this week.
News: Once again, the injury-ravaged Chiefs are scouring the landscape for usable, unemployed professional football players. They're in the market for linebackers and cornerbacks. Coach Herman Edwards said linebackers Derrick Johnson and Pat Thomas and defensive end Brian Johnston are all out for this week's game against New Orleans. Questionable are defensive ends Tamba Hali and Turk McBride, cornerbacks Patrick Surtain and Brandon Flowers and safety DaJuan Morgan.
Analysis: As it stands, the Chiefs defense has been awful all season. Johnson, Hali and Flowers are all no better than low-end Fantasy options when healthy while the rest of the players listed above don't register on the Fantasy radar.
News: The Chiefs listed the following players as inactive for Week 10: DB Patrick Surtain, DB Brandon Flowers, DB DaJuan Morgan, TE Mike Merritt, LB Derrick Johnson and DL Turk McBride.
Analysis: None of the players on this list should be considered viable Fantasy option. They are not in a position to contribute regular stats as they aren't in line for regular playing time. They've got some depth chart climbing to do and should be left on the waiver wire.
News: Kansas City rookie DB Brandon Flowers didn't have any interceptions entering Week 8 against the Jets. His first two interceptions in the NFL came against Brett Favre and the second went for a 91-yard return for a touchdown, his first. Flowers totaled 8 tackles in the game as well.
Analysis: Flowers now has 32 tackles on the year. Flowers will be a nice rookie for the Chiefs this season but doesn't figure to be a worthy Fantasy IDP option in leagues despite the long touchdown return. The Chiefs meet Tampa Bay in Week 9 and Flowers is not recommended.
News: Chiefs DB Brandon Flowers led the team in tackles on Sunday in Week 4 with seven against the Broncos.
Analysis: Flowers will be a nice rookie for the Chiefs this season but doesn't figure to be a worthy Fantasy IDP option in leagues.
News: The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that with Chiefs CB Patrick Surtain sidelined with a shoulder injury, the club will start two rookies -- Brandon Carr and Brandon Flowers -- at cornerback at the Falcons in Week 3. "We anticipated this might happen sometime this year," Edwards said of playing two rookie corners. "This makes us the youngest secondary in the league (with two third-year safeties), but the good part is, these guys will be playing together for a long time."
Analysis: Neither rookie is worth starting in IDP league play this week. Ignore them both. And as for Surtain, keep him off of Fantasy rosters, too.
News: The Kansas City Chiefs will start two rookie cornerbacks Sunday at Atlanta, a potentially troubling situation that coach Herm Edwards insists will not cost him one minute's sleep. "Not at all. Not those two kids," Edwards said Tuesday. On one side will be Brandon Flowers, who was handed the starting job as soon as he was drafted in the second round in April out of Virginia Tech. Replacing 11-year veteran Patrick Surtain, who injured his shoulder last week against Oakland, will be fifth-round pick Brandon Carr. This time last year Carr was patrolling the secondary for Division II Grand Valley State, preparing for the NFL by facing Ashland, Hillsdale and Ferris State. Career interception numbers also underscore how young Kansas City will be on the corner. Surtain, who may be out next week as well, has 36. Carr and Flowers between them are still looking for their first. Nevertheless, Edwards said there's no reason to panic. "I anticipated this was going to happen eventually anyway. Now it's come to fruition," he said.
Analysis: Neither Flowers nor Carr are considered viable Fantasy IDP players at DB since they aren't expected pick up many tackles. The Chiefs DST will obviously suffer, but wasn't considered a top option anyway. They should be avoided in Fantasy Week 3 as the Chiefs take on Atlanta in Georgia.
News: Notable Chiefs defenders from Week 1 at New England include: LB Derrick Johnson (four tackles, sack), CB Patrick Surtain (six solo tackles, forced fumble), DT Alfonso Boone (two solo tackles, sack), rookie CB Brandon Flowers and SS Bernard Pollard (six total tackles each). FS Jarrad Page added a fumble recovery and seven total tackles while LB Donnie Edwards had a pair of solo hits).
Analysis: Of these defenders, the only ones you can really rely on for Fantasy use are Page, Pollard, Johnson and Edwards. Everyone else doesn't post enough stats on a weekly basis to warrant Fantasy use. The Chiefs are home vs. Oakland in Week 2.
News:The Sports Xchange notes Brandon Flowers, as he did throughout the spring, is working in the right cornerback spot vacated by veteran Ty Law.
Analysis: Widely regarded as a quality Cover-2 cornerback before the draft, Flowers could put up some decent numbers with the Chiefs if given a chance to play as a rookie as it appears he will. He's worth a late-round flier in the deepest of seasonal IDP drafts and a middle-round choice in rookie-only formats.
News: The Chiefs agreed to terms on multiyear contracts with rookie cornerback Brandon Flowers. Flowers, a second-round draft pick out of Virginia Tech, agreed to a four-year deal.
Analysis: Widely regarded as a quality Cover-2 cornerback before the draft, Flowers could put up some decent numbers with the Chiefs if given a chance to play as a rookie. He's worth a late-round flier in the deepest of seasonal IDP drafts and a middle-round choice in rookie-only formats.