Fantasy Alert: ‘Optimism’ Chiefs’ Kadarius Toney Will Play Week 1 amid Knee Injury


KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 24: Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) catches the ball with one hand during OTA's on May 24, 2023 at the Chief's Training Facility in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Despite missing out on the totality of the preseason with a partly torn meniscus, it appears Kansas City Chiefs pass receiver Kadarius Toney might be readily available for Week 1.

James Palmer of NFL Network reported on NFL Total Access that the Chiefs are positive about Toney’s opportunities of being offered to begin the season.

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” There’s some optimism that he’s going to have the ability to opt for the Kansas City Chiefs in this opener.” Palmer stated. “… At the start of this offseason, they made it extremely clear that he was their specific No. 1 pass receiver heading into the 2023 season, however he has actually missed out on all of that time with this knee injury. Today, I am informed, is going to be extremely crucial. They believe he’s doing fantastic in regards to his healing however how he practices today would be huge.”

Palmer then stated that the group is prepared for Toney to be restricted if required early on, as they have a lot of depth at the large receiver position, with Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Justyn Ross and Skyy Moore all being strong choices for quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Toney is an electrical skill, something that made the New York Giants utilize a first-round choice on him in the 2021 NFL Draft. His period in New York was not as efficient as hoped. as he had simply 420 backyards in his novice season and stopped working to tape a goal in his time with the group.

He was sent out to Kansas City in a midseason trade in 2022 and had the ability to discover completion zone and offer some production en route to a Super Bowl triumph. He has actually been identified as a prospective No. 1 receiver, and the preseason injury was a hard break in the mission to establish chemistry with Mahomes.

Still, he has actually been taken a look at as a possibility to be all set for Week 1 and as that match versus the Detroit Lions draws better, it is a favorable indication to see that he is still on track.

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