In many years, the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the Oakland Raiders would have been a big AFC West divisional matchup. Instead, the 7-3 Chiefs -- who are tied for the division lead with the Denver Broncos -- face a winless Raiders group, and many are simply hoping for a good game. Or at least a good fantasy game.
With that in mind, the only fantasy-relevant injury news for the Thursday night contest is at the Chiefs’ tight end position:
Travis Kelce, ribs/shoulder (P), and Anthony Fasano, knee (Q): Fasano missed the team’s Week 11 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks with a bruised knee but did return to limited practice this week. His status for Thursday night is up in the air, not that it should significantly impact the role of Kelce, who remains the better pass-catching tight end option for the Chiefs.
Kelce’s listing on the injury report this week with both rib and shoulder ailments reflects the wear and tear of a long season. He injured his rib cartilage in Week 7 against the San Diego Chargers but hasn’t missed any time. His game status is not in jeopardy. Listed as a full participant in practice each day and entering the game as probable, Kelce will be on the field Thursday night.