Peyton Hillis declared inactive by Chiefs: Fantasy implications

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Peyton Hillis is out again after being declared inactive for week 5 against Baltimore. We break down the fantasy implications.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis will miss a second straight game with an ankle injury, leaving Shaun Draughn as the main backup to starter Jamaal Charles. Hillis has 93 yards in three games during his first season with Kansas City. Also inactive for the Chiefs are Glenn Dorsey and receiver Devon Wylie. Receiver Jon Baldwin is active.

Fantasy Take: I still believe that Draughn is the back that you want to handcuff to Charles and despite the fact that Hillis has been successful with 4.4 yards per carry, Draughn looks more like the guy that would take over should anything happen to Charles. Draugh is averaging 5.4 yards per carry and I believe that Hillis would still remain as the goal-line, short yardage back while Draughn takes the majority of carries. Of course, that all speculates that something will happen to Charles, and that's not something that most fantasy owners want to see.

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