40-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Eddie Kennison in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Eddie Kennison Contract Information:
Retired in July 2010.
Kennison signed a contract with Kansas City on Monday in order to retire as a member of the Chiefs, the team's official site reports. "I am honored and humbled to officially conclude my NFL playing career as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs," Kennison said.
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Eddie Kennison: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Head coach Scott Linehan said Kennison could suit up Sunday "in a role somewhat similar to what a No. 3 or a No. 4 receiver would have." That is possible because Kennison, who was just signed on Monday, played in offensive coordinator Al Saunders' offense in Kansas City and doesn't need time to learn the system.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)With rookie Donnie Avery still questionable and No. 2 wideout Drew Bennett out with a broken foot the club felt it needed to bring in a viable veteran to help the club's receiving corp. Kennison last played for Kansas City in 2007 under offensive coordinator Al Saunders so he has a good grasp of the offense and could see some action as soon as Sunday against the Giants. We still expect rookie Keenan Burton to get the start opposite Torry Holt but that could change as the week wears on.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Kennison, who was limited to eight games last season due to hamstring and shoulder issues -- recording 13 passes for 101 yards -- figures to get a look from another team, but it remains to be seen if he'll have the legs to bounce back at age 35.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Eddie Kennison.
If it seems like Kennisonís on his last legs at age 34, heís not. At least according to the numbers. Because he played for one of the most run-heavy teams in the league (Kansas City was 27th in pass attempts, third in rushing attempts), Kennison saw just 101 looks, but averaged a respectable 8.5 yards per target. While this is down from his elite 10-plus yards per attempt from 2004-05, he still averaged 16.2 yards per reception, meaning the drop-off was solely due to a lower percentage of targets caught (52 percent). And given that Kennison played most of the season without the highly accurate and efficient Trent Green and that the Chiefsí line wasnít what it had been in years past, that should be expected. The problem for Kennison is that Green is very likely done in Kansas City, so Kennison will be playing either with Damon Huard again, or, quite possibly worse, second-year man Brodie Croyle. Moreover, the Chiefs are still a run-heavy team that prefers to use tight end Tony Gonzalez from in close. And at 5-11, 192, Kennisonís never been much of a red-zone threat, so heíll have to score from distance. That might be even harder in 2007 with perennial Pro Bowl guard Will Shields no longer around to help give the Chiefsí quarterback time in the pocket. Kennisonís still the No. 1 wide receiver in Kansas City, but that job might entail even less responsibility than it has in the past.
Kennison has very quietly been one of the most efficient per play receivers in the league the last two seasons. In fact, Kennison is the only 100-target receiver in the NFL to average more than 10 yards per pass play in both 2004 and 2005 (Santana Moss also did it, but didnít reach 100 targets in 2004). Some of Kennisonís success stems from playing with an accurate quarterback, a top tight end and a strong run-first offense that defenses have key on, but all those factors are in place once again for 2006. Kennison isnít a physical player, and going up the middle and taking contact are not his strong suits. Heís best when running straight-ahead routes down the field, and heís quick and dangerous after the catch. Kennison did have some concentration lapses a year ago, leading all AFC receivers with 10 dropped passes. Kennison saw just six red-zone targets last season, converting three, but donít expect many more in 2006, as the Chiefs like to run the ball from in close, and tight end Tony Gonzalez has more size and bulk if theyíre going to throw. Kennison turned 33 last January, so keep in mind that thereís a risk of drop-off due to age.
Someone other than the tight end has to catch the ball in Kansas City Ė after all, we ranked Trent Green fourth among quarterbacks Ė and for the last three seasons, Kennison has been the guy. Despite missing two games with a hamstring injury, Kennison had five 100-yard receiving games, and he posted a monstrous 38-698-8 line in the seasonís second half. At 32, Kennison still has the speed to get deep, as evidenced by his six catches for 40 or more yards (tied for 4th) and his 17.5-yard per catch average (second among receivers with 50 or more catches). Finally, Kennison was third among the 39 receivers with 100 targets or more with 10.1 yards per target. On the downside, Kennison isnít a great route runner, and that partially explains why he was targeted just 108 times on a team whose defense often forced them to shoot it out (that tight end Tony Gonzalez was targeted 154 times also took balls away from Kennison). Moreover, Kennison has a tendency to drop passes Ė his eight drops tied him for the 11th most in the league. At 6-1, 201 pounds, Kennison has decent size, but heís not much of a red-zone threat, scoring just three times in 19 tries. And donít expect Kennison to get many looks around the goal line with the Chiefs superb run blocking and Tony Gonzalez the passing gameís prime option. Still, Kennison should again be Greenís primary outside target in 2005.
Kennison actually had more balls thrown his way than Johnnie Morton (99 with a 57 percent completion rate). One of them probably will crack the six-TD barrier. Which one is anyoneís guess.