Donnie Avery WR KC 9 Months

Donnie Avery caught three passes for 22 yards in the Chiefs' Week 9 win over the Bills.

Avery is a complementary, role-playing receiver in a wideout-unfriendly offense. He's not worth owning in 12-team fantasy leagues.

Donnie Avery WR KC 9 Months

Donnie Avery (shoulder) is practicing in full this week.

Avery has been battling a shoulder issue for a few weeks now but hasn't missed a game. He hasn't visited the end zone since Week 1 and is merely a WR5.

Donnie Avery WR KC 9 Months

Donnie Avery caught three passes for for 31 yards in Week 8 against the Browns.

Even with Dwayne Bowe being shadowed by Joe Haden, Avery wasn't featured in the passing game and is behind Dexter McCluster for targets. He's nothing more than a desperation WR5 and can be safely dropped in fantasy leagues.

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

Donnie Avery caught three passes for 33 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Texans.

So it goes on the Avery WR4/5 roller-coaster. Avery shouldn't be relied on as more than a bye-week fill-in.

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

Donnie Avery caught two passes for six yards in Kansas City's Week 6 win over the Raiders, also losing a fumble.

Avery's fumble came inside the Raiders' 10-yard line, and was of the "soft" variety. The inconsistent deep threat is a desperation WR5 for fantasy purposes.

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

Donnie Avery (shoulder) is probable for Week 6.

Avery was upgraded to "full" in Friday's practice after being limited earlier this week. His status was never really in doubt. Avery is not a fantasy option for this week's matchup with the Raiders.

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

Donnie Avery (shoulder) was limited in Chiefs practice Wednesday.

After last Sunday's win over the Titans, Avery was spotted having difficulty raising his arm. The Chiefs called the injury a "bruised shoulder." Avery is still on track to play against the Raiders but isn't a reliable fantasy option.

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

Following Sunday's win at Tennessee, Donnie Avery (shoulder) was spotted having difficulty raising his arm.

Avery was injured late in the first half and was able to return for only a few plays in the third quarter. The good news is that X-rays came back negative and the Chiefs are calling the injury a "bruised shoulder." Still, Avery is a poor WR3 option when healthy and will be an even weaker one if he suits up at less than 100 percent. The Chiefs face the Raiders in Week 6.

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

Donnie Avery caught three balls for 91 yards in the Chiefs' Week 5 win over the Titans.

He secured two rare bombs from Alex Smith, the first good for 44 and the second for 41. Avery missed a large chunk of snaps with a shoulder injury, however, and has been wildly inconsistent in the weekly box scores. Consider Avery a poor WR3 option when the Chiefs face the Raiders in Week 6.

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

Donnie Avery caught just two passes for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Giants.

Despite garnering 10 targets from Alex Smith, Avery predictably crashed back to earth. The difference between last week's fluky 7/141/0 line and this one is that the Giants actually had defenders around Avery on shallow crosses. The Eagles couldn't do that. Avery is on pace for 52 catches, 852 yards and four touchdowns. Don't expect him to come close to finishing with those numbers.