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TE Anthony Fasano - Kansas City Chiefs

6-5, 255Born: 4-20-1984College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 2

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News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 17): Fasano was listed as questionable to play on Friday after missing practices last week due to his injured knee. He was inactive on Sunday.

General News (Wed Nov 19): partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Tue Nov 18): partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Week 12: at Oakland Raiders

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Alex Smith hasn't needed to throw the ball much as Jamaal Charles has dominated the last two opponents in the rushing phase of the game - Smith posted 11/16 for 108 yards passing, with zero TDs, interceptions, or sacks taken against the Seahawks last week. He threw 17/29 for 177 yards, zero TDs or interceptions while taking six sacks at Buffalo (for -26 yards) - K.C. won both games. There simply isn't much fantasy juice to be had out of this passing attack entering the final weeks of the season as the Chiefs don't need to throw the football to win games. This week, the pathetic 0-10 Raiders await the Chiefs in the Black Hole - to date, Oakland has allowed an average of 235.4 net passing yards per game (12th in the NFL), but over three times as many passing scores - 18 - as interceptions generated (five, tied for 27th in the NFL). They have only 10 sacks this year (dead last in the NFL). Philip Rivers had a modest day against this group last week (22/34 for 180 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions) but Denver stomped them for 33/49 yielding 353 net passing yards, five TDs and two interceptions thrown just two games ago. Advantage, K.C. - but realize that they may not need to throw the football much in this one.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
8 vs STL 4 19 0 0
9 vs NYJ 3 24 1 0
10 at BUF 1 7 0 0
12 at OAK 2 30 1 0
12 at OAK PROJ-Dodds 3 * * *
12 at OAK PROJ-Tremblay 2 * * *
12 at OAK PROJ-Bloom 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 24 / 1 rec)

Fasano was on the receiving end of one of the more fortuitous touchdowns of the year. He cut a defensive lineman in pass protection and was lying on his back when a deflected ball landed in his gut. He then lunged forward for a yard into the end zone for the score. Fasano had 2 other receptions for 22 yards, and on both plays he was so wide open it was as if the defense had completely forgotten about him.

2014 Week 10 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Fasano's only target and only catch came on a short dump off on 3rd and 15. He fought through one tackle but came up well short of the marker.

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Latest News

Chiefs | Wednesday injury report (Wed Nov 19, 01:51 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin), WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) and CB Christopher Owens (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, and have been ruled out for Week 12. TE Anthony Fasano (knee) and CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. OG Zach Fulton (ankle), CB Phillip Gaines (ankle, quadriceps), LB Tamba Hali (knee), OG Mike McGlynn (knee) and CB Sean Smith (groin) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Chiefs | Tuesday practice report (Tue Nov 18, 05:45 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) and CB Christopher Owens (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 18. WR Donnie Avery (groin), TE Anthony Fasano (knee) and LB Tamba Hali (knee) were limited. OG Mike McGlynn (knee), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), OG Zach Fulton (ankle), CB Phillip Gaines (ankle, quadriceps) and CB Sean Smith (groin) were full participants.

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Chiefs | Monday practice report (Mon Nov 17, 11:36 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder), CB Chris Owens (knee) and WR Donnie Avery (groin) did not practice Monday, Nov. 17. TE Anthony Fasano (knee), LB Tamba Hali (knee) and OG Mike McGlynn (knee) were limited participants, and CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), OG Zach Fulton (ankle), CB Phillip Gaines (ankle) and CB Sean Smith (groin) were full participants.

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Chiefs | Week 11 Inactives (Sun Nov 16, 11:45 AM) - The Kansas City Chiefs have declared WR A.J. Jenkins, QB Aaron Murray, TE Anthony Fasano, CB Christopher Owens, WR Donnie Avery, CB Jamell Fleming, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif inactive for Week 11.

Our View: Travis Kelce has his best shot at TE1 numbers yet with Fasano sidelined.

Chiefs | Friday practice report for Week 11 (Fri Nov 14, 04:56 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and has been ruled out. DB Jamell Fleming (hamstring) and WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) both did not practice and have been ruled out. TE Anthony Fasano (knee) and CB Christopher Owens (knee) both did not practice and are questionable. CB Phillip Gaines (quadriceps, ankle) was limited in practice and is questionable. LB Tamba Hali (knee) was limited in practice and is probable. LB Josh Martin (hamstring), LB Josh Mauga (groin) and CB Sean Smith (groin) all fully practiced and are probable.

Our View: With Fasano likely out, look for Travis Kelce to have a big game against the injury-weakened middle of the Seahawks defense.
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Schedule

12@ Oakland Raiders
13vs Denver Broncos
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Oakland Raiders
16@ Pittsburgh Steelers
17vs San Diego Chargers