Isiah Pacheco, RB (KC)

Could return kicks

Pacheco will enter the preseason as Kansas City's top kick returner, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

The news is positive for his fantasy outlook in the sense that it improves Pacheco's odds of overcoming his first challenge: earning a spot on the Week 1 roster. He's of more interest than a typical seventh-round pick, having landed in a top offense after running a 4.37-second 40-yard dash at 216 pounds during the pre-draft process. Pacheco's college production was far less impressive, but that's largely on account of playing for overmatched teams at Rutgers, where Pacheco won 11 games (and lost 35) in four seasons. He'll have a much better setup in Kansas City if he can eventually find his way onto the field. For now, he's working behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jerick McKinnon, Ronald Jones and Derrick Gore in practice, though Gore's roster spot in particular appears vulnerable.

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Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes


In line for reps Saturday

Mahomes is expected to see action in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason opener against the Bears, Pete Sweeney of reports.

Isiah Pacheco


Impressing coach in training camp

Pacheco has caught the eye of coach Andy Reid during training camp, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. "He's got a little juice," Reid noted Wednesday of Pacheco, while adding Saturday, "The things you're guaranteed of are that he's going to run hard. Will he have to learn the different schemes and how they work against certain defenses and at times be patient? He'll learn that. But he's going to run hard."

Skyy Moore


Injures hip in practice

Moore left Tuesday's practice early due to a hip injury, Matt McCullen of Kansas City's official website reports.

First through rotation

Edwards-Helaire has taken the first rep on almost every series at training camp, with Jerick McKinnon typically next through the rotation with the first-team offense, Pete Sweeney of reports.

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes


Deemed fine after tweaking ankle

Though Mahomes tweaked his ankle during Monday's practice, coach Andy Reid downplayed the issue, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports. "Yeah, he got stepped on," Reid noted of the Chiefs' starting QB. "He's OK. He's alright. An offensive lineman got pushed back into him."