Fantasy Football Impact: Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Draft

Draft Recap

For having the number one pick the Chiefs did not have a lot of glaring needs to fill, thanks to trading their second round pick to the 49ers for quarterback Alex Smith. Kansas City filled plugged the biggest hole in thier offensive front, selecting Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher to kick off the draft, despite a number of outlets predicting that the Chiefs would go with Luke Joeckle out of Texas A&M. Fisher is more versatile and has a higher ceiling long term and we can’t rally question the pick. Their next two selections were both in the third round, and they were head-scratchers. Cincinnati TE Travis Kelce is a good player, but the Chiefs already have Tony Moeaki and Anthony Fasono on the roster. Arkansas RB Knile Davis makes more sense as they do need someone to compliment Jamaal Charles, but there were other more proven backs available at the time.

 Fantasy Impact

Fisher will prove beneficial to both Jamaal Charles in the run game and Alex Smith in pass protection, particularly as the team shifts to a pass-heavy apprach with new coach Andy Reid.

I don’t see Kelce having a huge impact, but Reid liked his brother in Philly and he could push for Kelce to get opportunities. He is not a draft target for fantasy onwers, but keep the name filed away in case he’s able to carve out a role in the offensel.

Davis was injury prone and fumbler in college, and those are the two quickest ways to lose your job as an NFL RB. He did show moments of great talent when he was healthy and could prove to be a great compliment to take some of the load off of Jamaal Charles. Still, don’t expect him to be making many fantasy rosters during his rookie season, he’s got a bit of growth to do first.

The Defense is going to be better with the additions of Alabama LB Nico Johnson and Georgia CB Sanders Commings. Johnson should be able to step in and start next to Derrick Johnson, while Commings adds solid depth and will likely see action in nickel and dime packages during his debut season.

Draft Results

11Eric FisherTCentral Michigan
363Travis KelceTECincinnati
396Knile DavisRBArkansas
499Nico JohnsonLBAlabama
5134Sanders CommingsCBGeorgia
6170Ric KushCCal (PA)
6204Braden WilsonFBKansas State
7207Mike CatapanoDEPrinceton

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