Donnie Avery WR KC 8 Days

Avery caught two passes for 15 yards (on four targets) in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.

Avery remains on track to start at wideout for the Chiefs and with Dwayne Bowe suspended for the team's regular season opener, Avery is a candidate to see his share of looks in the Chiefs' offense in Week 1's contest against the Titans.

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Avery's teammate, Dwayne Bowe, has been suspended for the Chiefs' regular season opener, ESPN.com reports.

The absence of Bowe (who is in line to start at wideout for the Chiefs opposite Avery) for one game shouldn't drastically alter Avery's fantasy prospects, but if Bowe's balky finger persists, it could result in added looks and thus potential deep league utility for Avery as the season progresses. In Week 1, Junior Hemingway is a candidate to start along with Avery, according to NFL.com.

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Avery was absent from practice Saturday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Despite starting at wideout opposite Dwayne Bowe in Thursday's preseason opener, Avery failed to garner a target, which is nothing to worry about at this stage. No reason has been given for Avery's absence, so consider him day-to-day until an announcement is made on the matter.

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Avery started Thursday's preseason opener against the Bengals, Herbie Teope of Chiefs Spin reports.

While Avery didn't see any targets, his competition for the No. 2 receiver role may be non-existent, even though he'd probably be third or fourth on most teams' depth chart at wideout. Avery caught 40 passes for 596 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games last season, as the Chiefs piled up just 3,561 passing yards, with running back Jamaal Charles leading the way in terms of receptions, yardage and touchdowns.

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Chiefs WR Donnie Avery is a candidate for release.

Avery posted just a 40/596/2 line in his first year in Kansas City and is owed $1.65 million in 2014. Depending on what the Chiefs do in the draft and free agency, his roster spot could be in jeopardy. A.J. Jenkins is a candidate for snaps opposite Dwayne Bowe and could replace Avery as the No. 2 receiver.

Donnie Avery WR KC 8 Months

Per KCChiefs.com, Donnie Avery (concussion) is "improving, and completing concussion protocol testing."

It's the third-known concussion of Avery's pro career, but it sounds like he would have been able to suit up had the Chiefs advanced to the Divisional Round. Signed to a three-year, $8.55 million deal last March, Avery caught 40 passes for 596 yards and two touchdowns his first year in Kansas City. Avery has a long and winding injury history, but has now appeared in all 16 games in back-to-back seasons. Signed for an affordable $1.65 million in 2014, Avery will remain a WR5 for fantasy purposes.

Donnie Avery WR KC 8 Months

Donnie Avery was forced from Kansas City's Wild Card game against the Colts with a concussion, and will not return.

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Donnie Avery caught one pass for seven yards in Kansas City's Week 14 win over the Redskins.

Avery was targeted only twice. The low-end WR5 has posted more than 33 yards in just one of his past eight games.

Donnie Avery WR KC 9 Months

Donnie Avery was limited to two receptions for 17 yards in the Chiefs' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.

Avery took a backseat as usual fourth receiver Junior Hemingway (3-42-1) played a larger role in the passing game. Avery's 4-91-1 line from Week 12 proved a predictable illusion. Avery isn't worth rostering even in 14-team leagues.

Donnie Avery WR KC 9 Months

Donnie Avery caught four passes for 91 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chargers.

Avery roasted CB Michael Cox so bad that Chargers benched him. That would be impressive if Cox hadn't been benched in two of the previous three games. Once he was going against competent corners, Avery was quiet and finished with just five targets even though Alex Smith put it up 38 times. Don't chase these numbers -- Avery was averaging 2.4 catches for 22.4 yards with no touchdowns over the previous five games.