Morning Huddle – Chiefs’ Khalen Saunders tabbed as a potential immediate contributor

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Happy Mother’s Day! We look at fantasy football projections, a potential trade for Kyle Rudolph, and Dan Harms joins the guys on 810’s Crunch Time.

Chiefs news for 12 May 2019 – Happy Mother’s Day!

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Kansas City Chiefs Roster Projection 1.0 | Last Word on Pro Football

Safety (5)
In: Tyrann Mathieu, Juan Thornhill, Daniel Sorenson, Jordan Lucas, Armani Watts

While the cornerback position is in doubt, Kansas City should feel good about their safeties. 
Tyrann Mathieu is one of the best players at his position when healthy and is coming off a great season in Houston. Juan Thornhill was a steal in the second round and should be an immediate starter.

If Thornhill isn’t ready for starting duties in Week One, 
Daniel Sorenson will take the starting safety position opposite Mathieu. Jordan Lucas and Armani Watts will continue to provide valuable depth while contributing primarily on special teams.

KC Chiefs: Trading for Kyle Rudolph would put offense over the top | KC Kingdom

Say Travis Kelce were to miss an extended period of time (knock on wood please). How much better would Chiefs fans feel about their situation if Rudolph was the TE2 and not Bell? The answer is A LOT better.

Now – What exactly would it take for the Chiefs to land Rudolph if they opted to go that route? 610 Sports Radio tweeted out a poll asking if fans would be okay with surrendering a 2020 third round pick in order to obtain Rudolph’s services. They note that he’s set to make $7.5 million and has been a reliable target the last few seasons.

Fantasy Football Rankings 2019: Sleepers from model that nailed Andrew Luck’s huge season | CBS Sports

We can tell you SportsLine’s 2019 Fantasy Football rankings and cheat sheets are all over Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Drafters are sleeping on him all the way until the ninth round, but there’s plenty of reason to believe he’ll provide more value than his Fantasy football ADP indicates.

The uncertainty surrounding 
Tyreek Hill leaves the Chiefs’ offense in a position where it might have to replace over 1,600 yards from scrimmage and 13 total touchdowns. That’s not all going to come from Watkins, but it would mean a considerable jump in productivity from the 40 catches for 519 yards and three touchdowns he put up over 10 games last season, a 64-catch, 830-yard, five-touchdown pace over a full season.

We know that Mahomes will still chuck the ball downfield, so the possibility of more deep targets makes Watkins’ potential sky-high. That’s why SportsLine ranks him as a top-20 wide receiver ahead of players like 
Cooper Kupp, who is being drafted multiple rounds earlier.

Chiefs’ Khalen Saunders tabbed as a potential immediate contributor | Chiefs Wire

“Of the defensive tackles I watched pre-draft, Saunders impressed me as much as any other — including Ed Oliver and Quinnen Williams — with his movement skills for his size. The Chiefs were able to steal the Senior Bowl star from Western Illinois in the third round perhaps because other teams saw him as nothing but a run-plugger at 6 feet and 324 pounds, but Saunders had 35 total pressures last season in addition to his 35 stops, which gives you an indication of his versatility. He’ll be able to drop the hammer against quarterbacks at the NFL level more than some may think.”

2019 Dynasty Fantasy Football outlook for Chiefs’ rookies | Chiefs Wire

RB Darwin Thompson
Projected stats: 
60 carries, 310 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions, 130 receiving yards and one touchdown.

Outlook: It’s not often that sixth-round picks come in and have more than a complementary role on offense during their first seasons. I think the Chiefs like Thompson quite a bit and will find a way to scheme him in on a few packages early in the season. Given the Chiefs’ history of injuries at the RB position, I expect Thompson will have an expanded role at some point later in the season. In 2020, Thompson could emerge as a top back in the Chiefs’ system.

Dan Harms Joins the guys from Crunch Time 810 WHB (Starts around 20:00)

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I cant remember the last time Chad Forbes/NFLDraftBites was right about anything.

His last big OBJ "report" said Beckham was being traded to the Rams. Beckham resigned with the Giants later that day.

I'd ignore this one.

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ChiefDog
ChiefDog

Please tell me we aren’t going to ignore what Daniel Sorensen just did here. pic.twitter.com/GJRRXLTxus

— Ryan Crawford (@ryancrawford42) September 24, 2017

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

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Berserker
Berserker

A 3rd for Rudolph!? A 29 year old fringe Pro Bowl TE who is in the last year of his contract… Vikes would be lucky to get a 6th rounder for him.

Berserker
Berserker

I don’t think Saunders will be named a starter. But I could definitely see him getting more snaps than the “official” starter at NT. And, in connection with that, I think that Nnadi, X. Williams, and Hamilton might all be fighting for just one roster spot.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

You might be onto something. I think it’s two spots, & Dirty Derrick likely has one on lockdown…XWill & Hamilton need to get their pass-rush on.

Either could be low-rent trade bait too…both scored out well in ’18

4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

The entire team falls into the category of “potential immediate contributor”

RamX21
RamX21

People need to get out of this Sorenson is gonna be here mindset. He was a Sutton favorite but he stinks. If Thornhill doesn’t start, Lucas or Watts will.

Warpath
Warpath

You right. Liked what I saw out of Watts early on.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

Spags doesn’t typically keep 5 safeties, either.

Badger/Thornhill/Watts/Lucas. That’s my best guess, barring injury/stupidity.

Spider
Spider

I agree those are the 4 best options at Safety. But considering the lack of depth at Corner, would it make sense to keep an extra S instead of the last CB considering our 2 top Safeties can fill in at CB in multiple CB-packages?

upamtn

my thinking as well, esp given the (lack of) LB quality and depth … but hey, what do I know? I’m just a fan …

Anthony Stratton

I don’t think we’re “deeper” at safety, we just have better talent at the top IMO. After the 3rd or 4th guy at either position, its really a wash.

upamtn

true dat: Honey Badger & Thornhill and the “other guys” … what “specific skillsets” does Spags want? that might be the make it or break it thing right there

no doubt everyone gets a chance to show what they’ve got, we shall see what we see

either way, I think the D overall is going to be “much improved” by at least one definition, and that would be a good thing

Anthony Stratton

They had better be much improved considering the money and draft picks we threw at it…just imagine if we put this much effort into improving the defense last year, we’d all still be hung over from the parade.

upamtn

LOL … true dat, Brother

Anthony Stratton

Yeah he even carried 3 safeties one year, but typically its 4.

However, with the shift in the NFL towards crazy passing stats I could see an extra DB being carried at the expense of a DL roster spot. Also, having 2 safeties with CB coverage ability might mean they carry an extra safety if they’re not like his usual 5 CB’s he carries on his rosters.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

Could be.

It’s also an opportunity for one of those big corners (Jalin Burrell, D’montre Wade, Donte Johnson, maybe even Rashad Fenton) to show some position versatility. All have had snaps at S or nickel in college or the pro’s…

WTF_Chiefs
WTF_Chiefs

Also need to consider the newer special teams rules…..spots that got filled by LBs are now going to bigger DBs and WRs

Anthony Stratton

He carried 6 LB’s every year that I reviewed.

upamtn

I don’t get the Sorenson hatred, did he steal your lunch money or something? I mean, I understand he’s not Eric Berry, Kam Chancellor or Deron Cherry, but the guy shows up and plays hard and hits hard, he does whatever he’s asked (in the box, up top, in between) … YOU think “he stinks” but he’s still on the team, last time I looked, different DC and all

Berserker
Berserker

Berry, Chancellor…? He’s not even Jordan Lucas.

People always try this same lie, comparing Davis to Charles, Mauga to Prime DJ…. Compare those players to middlin’ players, and they still sucked. Same is true with Sorensen.

upamtn

ok, so Watts and Lucas are “all that?” … c’mon, man … right now ya got two starters and 3 backups, oh and if your new DC just happen to like Sorenson, I’m pretty sure he hangs around another season

I admit Dirty Dan started only cuz Berry was “day to day” for 2 months, but he was hella lot better than some we’ve had

all summer for guys to show what they got, be it Sorenson, Lucas, Thornhill, whoever … may the best player on the field win etc etc ad nauseum

Berserker
Berserker

No, but they are better than Sorensen. There is a lot of spectrum between Prime Berry at the high end, and Sorensen at the can’t-cover-Deon-Yelder end.

Stop trying to make a fake dichotomy. It’s not Berry/Chancellor, and then Suck. It’s Berry/Chancellor, and then pretty good, and then average, and then Suck. And then, Sorensen.

upamtn

well, considering he started and had more playing time the last half of 2018 than at least ONE other guy on the team, he must have SOMETHING going for him (yeah, I know: Sutton liked the guy for a mysterious reason)

you do realize that repeating the same meme over and over doesn’t make it true

curious, on what “data” or numbers are you basing your assessment?

upamtn

for the record: PPF grades for 2018 show Sorenson at 60.9 (average) Lucas at 57.8 (average) and Watts 46.6 (under average)

Honey Badger is 75.1 … above average

Berserker
Berserker

Ha, numbers are the refuge of fans who already know they’re wrong. Like Alexfans.

Also, Pff is pretty famous for grading DBs before all-22 is available. Or in other words, grading DBs before they can even see half of what those DBs did.

I might sometimes reluctantly take Pff grades into account for linemen. But for any player who isn’t shown on screen the whole time during the broadcast, Pff’s grades are completely useless.

Anthony Stratton

I fear the BYU player was Reid’s doing…

Leaf
Leaf

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Berserker
Berserker

When there’s a ridiculous situation that defies logical explanation – like Sorensen getting paid and remaining on the roster – then people tend to look for ridiculous explanations.

Rogue Chief
Rogue Chief

He did come up big against the Pats on 4th down, don’t remember Lucas doing anything too memorable besides an interception return where he ran around a lot during the regular season.

Berserker
Berserker

Cut Sorensen! PLEASE for the love of God! CUT SORENSEN!

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upamtn

I’m sorry, you forgot to phrase your answer as a question …

brought to you by the SOS Foundation*

*Save Our Sorenson

upamtn

to be more specific …

that’s absurd

Berserker
Berserker

Fail.

Just like Sorensen, haha.

upamtn

dunno how it didn’t show the image to begin with … WordPress is odd

Leaf
Leaf

It’s because your link is to the page the image is on, not a direct link to the image itself. Rule of thumb, if it doesn’t end in a picture file extension, it won’t display.

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upamtn

exactly

upamtn

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ChiefDog
ChiefDog

You guys have made my day while being surrounded by estrogen at my current hang out. Thank you.

Tyrone
Tyrone

Andy “BYU” Reid might have something to say about that.

ArrowheadRed
ArrowheadRed

Bingo.

StramtoReid
StramtoReid

Happy Mothers day to all the moms !
No on Rudolph or Peterson if it means giving up a #1 pick.

It’s a time to be patient, after the 3rd or 4th pre season game, we will have a good feel where are strengths and weaknesses are, and if the free agent pick ups were worth it. Remember how Veach thought Amerson could contribute at cb last year?

After the 3rd and 4th pre season game there usually some solid starters who get cut because of their salary. We need to be patient and don’t overspend or give up draft picks.

WTF_Chiefs
WTF_Chiefs

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Guys mothers

UPYRS
UPYRS

Time To Get This Train A Rollin

KCChef
KCChef

Hey UPS ! … Great to See Ya !!! … Ya Found my ” New Home ” !!! … You can trade in your Beer Gloves for some Bert’s High Quality Vodka over there … ,But , Ya might not wanna take them off ’til AFTER you pour that Drink ‘cuz that shit’s caustic ( But it Ain’t no ” Lye ” … ; )

Anthony Stratton

…that might not be the Ups you’re looking for…

SuperMegaChief
SuperMegaChief

I disappear for a few days and now we have two UPS? When did that happen?

upamtn

totally different dude

Anthony Stratton

You are!