Fantasy Football 2017: Kansas City Chiefs depth chart

Kelce, Hill are the Chiefs top fantasy football options for 2017

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The 2017 Pro Football Weekly Fantasy Football magazine is on newsstands now and available online at In addition to rankings, mock drafts and loads of player reports, it features 32 team fantasy depth charts. Here's a small taste of the Chiefs information you'll get by purchasing your copy today. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

QB1: Alex Smith — The 33-year-old threw for a career-high 3,502 yards last season, but only 15 touchdowns. You know what you get with Smith. He’ll protect the football and get you some points on the ground (five rushing TDs in ’16), but he’s not a QB1, big-play fantasy quarterback. Smith was QB22 last year and the Chiefs are looking to the future with Patrick Mahomes. He’s a QB2, bye-week fill-in. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

RB1: Spencer Ware — With Jamaal Charles hurt last year, Ware stepped up with 921 yards, but only three touchdowns. He’s now the clear RB1 for Kansas City from the get-go and has value with his receiving abilities (33 catches last year) and is built to be a goal-line back. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

RB2: Kareem Hunt — In the MAC last season, Hunt had 1,475 yards and left Toledo with 39 touchdowns in his final three seasons. He had 41 catches as a senior and can help the Chiefs’ passing game. He doesn’t have great speed, but as a third-round pick, he figures to play a role on offense and could be a flex option. Keep an eye on Hunt in training camp. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

RB3: C.J. Spiller — The Chiefs took a flier on the former No. 9 overall pick, and he has the speed to complement Ware and Hunt. Spiller had only six carries last year and averaged 3.1 yards per pop in 2015 in New Orleans. He is not the 207-1,244-6 player we saw in Buffalo in ’12, but Spiller, who turns 30 in August, says he is physically ready to contribute. He can be a third-down back, but we’ll have to wait and see where he’s at before assigning him to fantasy teams. (AP Photo)

WR1: Tyreek Hill — With Jeremy Maclin gone, the electric Hill becomes the Chiefs’ top weapon on offense. Hill had 12 total touchdowns last season, scoring as a receiver, runner, punt returner and kickoff returner, so his value certainly increases in leagues that reward return yards. He will be the WR1 for KC and Andy Reid will want Hill as involved as possible. He had only 61-593 receiving last season, but six receiving TDs. He’s a candidate for huge production in Year Two. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

WR2: Chris Conley — A potential breakout player, Conley went 44-530 last season, but didn’t find the end zone. A third-rounder in 2015, Conley moves up to WR2 and if the Chiefs’ passing game can improve, he’ll benefit and maybe be a WR3/flex option in fantasy. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

WR3: Albert Wilson — A complementary player, Wilson’s value only increases if there’s an injury to one of the top two receivers. He has been steady for the Chiefs in his three seasons, topping out at 35-451-2 in ’15. If Reid spreads things out with 3-WR formations, Wilson will get more targets, but he’s low on the totem pole as it stands. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TE1: Travis Kelce — Kelce is the best fantasy option from the Chiefs, certainly relative to his ranking at his position. A dynamic athlete, Kelce put up huge numbers last year (85-1,125-4). He is coming off shoulder surgery, but should be good to go for the preseason. Kelce is a clear TE1 and just behind Gronk in the overall tight end rankings. He has started every game since 2014 and now just needs to find the end zone more often. The six 100-yard games he had last season help counter the fact that he didn't get double-digit TDs. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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