Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Fantasy Football Players for 2013

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Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Fantasy Players To Target

Chiefs
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The Kansas City Chiefs have been a hard team to root for in the last couple of years. From coaching issues to searching for the starting quarterback, this team has been a train wreck. The 2013 season brings higher expectations for the Chiefs than most years due in part to their offseason acquisitions.

In hopes of the new and shiny future, the Chiefs decided to bring in veteran Head Coach Andy Reid. After leaving his home with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Chiefs were quick to snatch up Reid. His west coast offensive scheme he brings to the club is something they haven’t seen before, and the players on the team are quite positive about this season’s outlook.

When you’ve had a season full of problems with your quarterback, what do you do? Well the Chiefs decided to dive into the free agent market and pick up ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. After being benched by the 49ers, Smith now once again finds himself the shot caller for an NFL team. How the quarterback can perform on his new team is yet to be seen, but he has the potential to be the new franchise quarterback for the Chiefs.

A new coaching staff, new offense and new starting quarterback could mean new fantasy points to the Chiefs that haven’t been seen in a number of years. They don’t roster all-star caliber players, but they do have viable options when it comes to the fantasy draft. As we get closer to draft day, these are the top five players on the Chiefs you can look to draft.

Tristen Challe is a Fantasy Writer for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter @TristenChalle

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5. Peyton Hillis

Hillis
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Since his huge year that landed him as one of the top running backs in the NFL, Hillis’ stock has fallen immensely. The only reason he is a good fantasy option is because he simply is a handcuff to Jamaal Charles. If you’re able to land Charles who is a high injury risk player, Hillis will become the starter. If he gets the opportunity to take the field, Hiliis will make the most of the opportunity and try to prove he still has the talent that we once saw from him.

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4. Tony Moeaki

Moeaki
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Primarily known as a blocking tight end, Moeaki is still a solid option at tight end. The tight end position is so thin outside of the top two that you could wait until one of the final rounds to land Moeaki. Look for him to have a much bigger role this season with the Chiefs.

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3. Alex Smith

Smith
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Like previously stated, Smith finds himself on a new team with plenty of new potential. He has a top running back to take the heat off of his arm and a No. 1 receiver who possess the talent open up the deep ball game. If Smith is going to prove he is deserving of a starting quarterback job, this is the year to do it.

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2. Dwayne Bowe

Bowe
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This may be one of the most underrated receivers in all of the NFL. Despite the struggles at quarterback for the team, Bowe managed to gain 801 yards and three touchdowns last season. A new offensive game plan and new quarterback could bring this receiver’s stat line to the highest numbers of his career.

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1. Jamaal Charles

Charles
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Barring another injury setback, this running back can bring some huge numbers to your fantasy team. With the new style of offense in Kansas City, Charles could see more action on passes out of the backfield which makes him a great option in a PPR league format.

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Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 Fantasy Players To Target

Chiefs
John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have been a hard team to root for in the last couple of years. From coaching issues to searching for the starting quarterback, this team has been a train wreck. The 2013 season brings higher expectations for the Chiefs than most years due in part to their offseason acquisitions.

In hopes of the new and shiny future, the Chiefs decided to bring in veteran Head Coach Andy Reid. After leaving his home with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Chiefs were quick to snatch up Reid. His west coast offensive scheme he brings to the club is something they haven’t seen before, and the players on the team are quite positive about this season’s outlook.

When you’ve had a season full of problems with your quarterback, what do you do? Well the Chiefs decided to dive into the free agent market and pick up ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. After being benched by the 49ers, Smith now once again finds himself the shot caller for an NFL team. How the quarterback can perform on his new team is yet to be seen, but he has the potential to be the new franchise quarterback for the Chiefs.

A new coaching staff, new offense and new starting quarterback could mean new fantasy points to the Chiefs that haven’t been seen in a number of years. They don’t roster all-star caliber players, but they do have viable options when it comes to the fantasy draft. As we get closer to draft day, these are the top five players on the Chiefs you can look to draft.

Tristen Challe is a Fantasy Writer for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter @TristenChalle

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5. Peyton Hillis

Hillis
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Since his huge year that landed him as one of the top running backs in the NFL, Hillis’ stock has fallen immensely. The only reason he is a good fantasy option is because he simply is a handcuff to Jamaal Charles. If you’re able to land Charles who is a high injury risk player, Hillis will become the starter. If he gets the opportunity to take the field, Hiliis will make the most of the opportunity and try to prove he still has the talent that we once saw from him.

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4. Tony Moeaki

Moeaki
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Primarily known as a blocking tight end, Moeaki is still a solid option at tight end. The tight end position is so thin outside of the top two that you could wait until one of the final rounds to land Moeaki. Look for him to have a much bigger role this season with the Chiefs.

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3. Alex Smith

Smith
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Like previously stated, Smith finds himself on a new team with plenty of new potential. He has a top running back to take the heat off of his arm and a No. 1 receiver who possess the talent open up the deep ball game. If Smith is going to prove he is deserving of a starting quarterback job, this is the year to do it.

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2. Dwayne Bowe

Bowe
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

This may be one of the most underrated receivers in all of the NFL. Despite the struggles at quarterback for the team, Bowe managed to gain 801 yards and three touchdowns last season. A new offensive game plan and new quarterback could bring this receiver’s stat line to the highest numbers of his career.

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1. Jamaal Charles

Charles
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Barring another injury setback, this running back can bring some huge numbers to your fantasy team. With the new style of offense in Kansas City, Charles could see more action on passes out of the backfield which makes him a great option in a PPR league format.


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