Summer Snapshot: Kansas City Chiefs

Summer is here, and the NFL preseason games will be underway before you know it. As teams train and hold camps, let’s analyze what fantasy owners should be looking for in the next few months. Join the conversation on Twitter: #FantasySnapshot

What’s new? Well, the second offseason of the Andy Reid era was a pretty quiet one, leading many observers to predict the Chiefs are due for major regression this year. After all, the Chiefs went from two wins and the first overall draft pick to 11 wins and a playoff berth (watch out for this year’s Houston Texans!), but even that was misleading since the team lost six of its final eight, including the playoff game, after a 9-0 start. The offensive line protecting Alex Smith lost several key pieces and wide receiver help was not brought in. If the Chiefs are going to win double-digit games again, others will have to step up. The team did draft a few interesting defensive pieces -- the Chiefs figure to boast one of the top fantasy defenses again -- but offensively if new running back De’Anthony Thomas or quarterback Aaron Murray are needed this fall, then that’s a problem.