Chiefs’ Le’Veon Bell and Sammy Watkins expected to return for the Super Bowl
The Kansas City Chiefs are getting closer to having their fully loaded squads for the Super Bowl. Kansas City expects to have back-up running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Sammy Watkins back for the big game in Tampa. Bell last played in the Divisional round when he ran for just six yards on two carries against Cleveland. Le’Veon has been nursing a knee issue but has clearly fallen out of favor as a rushing option in the offense. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams have clearly established themselves as the two players leading the KC backfield. That trend should continue in the championship game.
Sammy Watkins, on the other hand, should contribute in Super Bowl LV. The veteran wideout hasn’t played since the Chiefs Week 16 win over Atlanta while dealing with a calf injury. Watkins return takes all fantasy value away from Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson, who have been somewhat involved in the offense the last few weeks. Mecole Hardman will remain relevant with Watkins in or out of the lineup but remains a boom or bust option. With much of the offense going through Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, it’s hard to feel great about any other Cheifs receiver for the league’s final game of the season.
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