Donnie Avery WR KC 7 Months

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 9 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 9 Months

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

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

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 10 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 10 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.

Donnie Avery WR KC 10 Months

Donnie Avery caught one pass for 20 yards in Week 11 against the Broncos.

He was targeted three times in the passing game. Avery starts and plays the majority of snaps outside of Dwayne Bowe in two-wide sets, but remains off the fantasy radar. He has just 28 catches, 416 yards, and one touchdown through 10 games.

Donnie Avery WR KC 11 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 11 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 11 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.