Boss receiver Sammy Watkins has made an appearance in more than two months. He will do another today, reportedly.
Watkins is expected to play Saturday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Chiefs had listed Watkins as questionable because of the foot injury that derailed the second half of his first season with the team.
The question, if you play, is whether it will be 100 percent, if it will be less than 100 percent but totally involved in the game plan, or if it will simply be a decoy.
For the year, Watkins has 40 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns. His best games came in Week Eight against Denver (eight receptions, 107 yards, two touchdowns) and Week Two in Pittsburgh (six receptions, 100 yards and a 31-yard rushing attempt).
That level of production makes their free agency contract, which in many ways nullifies the agreement signed by Odell Beckham Jr. with the Giants, seems questionable. But his presence makes it easier for others on the offensive to hurt, forcing the defenses to account for Watkins and Tyreek Hill.
Although the Chiefs have continued to win games without Watkins, the biggest game of the year is coming, against a team that has won 10 of its last 11 games. To beat the Colts, the Chiefs could use Watkins to play and play well.