Kadarius Toney
Kadarius Toney "Good To Go" In Opener
10 months ago

Kadarius Toney will play in the Chief’s season opener.

While his fantasy owners waited for news with bated breath, oft injured Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, Kadarius Toney quietly rehabbed his partially torn meniscus and is ready to play in the Chiefs’ season opener, September 7th, against the Detroit Lions. Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid confirmed that, after recovering from a July knee scope to repair the damage suffered on the first day of training camp, Toney is, “good to go.” Reid, simultaneously expressed his optimism while also hedging it, saying, “He’s moving around pretty well. We’ll take it day by day.”

Toney has spent the bulk of his two-year career in the NFL recovering from various ailments. During his rookie season with the New York Giants, Toney suffered a bruised quadriceps, a strained oblique, and strained his shoulder. Following a trade to the Chiefs, Toney missed 8 games in 2022 after suffering two separate hamstring injuries in weeks 2 and 11. Toney entered the 2023 pre-season with concerns regarding his hamstring injuries, and subsequently tore his meniscus on his first play in training camp on a punt return.

Given the Chiefs’ loaded wide receiver room, having retained 7 WRs on the 53-man roster to start the season, and the fact that tight end Travis Kelce is the Chiefs’ primary receiving target, plus the nature of injury recovery, expect Toney to carry a very measured workload to begin the season.

 

Player Profiler analyst Bradley Stalder expects Toney to play 10-30% of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps, and caps Toney’s scoring ceiling in fantasy at about 10 points, with zero points being a possible floor.