Chris Conley
Chris Conley
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Kansas City Chiefs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A toolsy player (6-foot-3, 205 pounds, 4.35 40-yard dash) coming out of Georgia in 2015, Conley was considered a project. The Chiefs gave him every opportunity to cash in on his talent, but, after a step in the right direction in 44 catches in 530 yards in 2016, Conley squandered his opportunity to seize a starting role in 2017 by notching just 11 grabs for 175 yards before suffering a season-ending Achilles tear. As a result, Kansas City went headfirst into the free agent pool, signing Sammy Watkins to a three-year, $48 million contract. Conley could still see some snaps behind Watkins and Tyreek Hill, but the top wideout duo, TE Travis Kelce and RB Kareem Hunt should collectively absorb the majority of available targets in 2018. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.12 million contract with the Chiefs in May of 2015.
Grabs touchdown in Week 2
WRKansas City Chiefs
September 18, 2018
Conley nabbed both of his targets for 17 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Chiefs' 42-37 win over the Steelers.
ANALYSIS
Pat Mahomes spread the wealth around generously in Week 2, as Conley was one of five players to reel in the quarterback's six touchdown passes. While finding paydirt was enough for Conley to pay dividends for those in deeper leagues who activated him, he's drawn only three targets across 71 offensive snaps through the Chiefs' two games. Since tight end Travis Kelce and wideouts Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins compare favorably with just about any team's top three pass catchers, there may not be much incentive for the Chiefs to expand their usage tree and make getting Conley the ball a greater priority.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    71
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    16
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
818
10
2017
293
2
2018
71
16
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   205 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.35 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.30 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.06 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   33.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   45 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   139 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   18 reps
GOOD
Kansas City Chiefs Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
The Chiefs drafted Conley in the second round in 2015 expecting him to require some seasoning at the top level before breaking out. Unfortunately, his elite measurables (6-3, 4.35 40-yard dash) haven't translated to considerable production. He was given every opportunity to claim the second spot behind Jeremy Maclin last season but produced just 44 catches for 530 yards and did not reach pay dirt. Even though rookie Tyreek Hill emerged as a multipurpose weapon in 2016, the jettisoning of Maclin in early June elevates Conley to a more prominent position in a passing attack that includes high-volume TE Travis Kelce and little else. Perhaps a changing of the guard at QB to the strong-armed Patrick Mahomes in the future could unlock some of Conley's potential, but his fantasy prospects for 2017 are nonetheless looking up.
Conley was considered a project coming out of Georgia in the 2015 NFL Draft, but possesses the raw tools (6-foot-2, 4.35 40 time) to be an impactful receiver at the professional level. His rookie season didn't result in much production (17 catches on 31 targets for 199 yards and a touchdown), but the 23-year-old now has a full season and offseason under his belt. The Chiefs appear impatient in their search for a No. 2 wideout, adding four more receivers in the offseason via free agency and the draft, so 2016 could be put up or shut up time for Conley.
Conley - a third round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Georgia - likely enters camp as one of the few wide receivers taken that late with a legitimate shot of starting immediately. The rookie wideout has favorable measurables at 6-foot-2, 219 pounds and sports a 4.35 second 40-yard dash that remains rare combination. With just Albert Wilson standing between him and a starting spot, a strong training camp could pave the way to the WR2 gig behind offseason addition Jeremy Maclin, following the release of former top receiver Dwayne Bowe. As a senior at Georgia, Conley hauled in 36 passes for 657 yards in 11 games, but will need to fix a few flaws in his game in order to see consistent playing time on Sundays.
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Snags one pass in opener
WRKansas City Chiefs
September 11, 2018
Conley caught his only target for 15 yards in Week 1 against the Chargers.
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Works as No. 3 receiver
WRKansas City Chiefs
August 27, 2018
Conley started Saturday's preseason game against Chicago and caught each of his three targets for 22 yards.
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Plays five snaps in preseason opener
WRKansas City Chiefs
August 11, 2018
Conley took the field for only five offensive snaps in Thursday's preseason opener, failing to log a stat in the box score.
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Full participant in team drills
WRKansas City Chiefs
June 19, 2018
Conley (Achilles) took part in some of the 11-on-11 team drills during minicamp, signaling that he's back to full health, the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Looks good in OTAs
WRKansas City Chiefs
Achilles
May 24, 2018
Conley (Achilles) looked to be moving well and showed some burst during Thursday's OTA, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
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