There was good news on the injury front for the Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) this week, but it was accompanied with some bad news, as well. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been downgraded to out for Sunday’s game at Oakland, meaning quarterback and MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes will be without one of his top targets this week.
Watkins did not practice at all this week thanks to a foot injury, according to the Chiefs injury report. He was also limited in the lead-up to the Rams game two weeks ago, but ended up starting the game anyway. He only played a few snaps, recording a lone catch for four yards, before leaving the game.
The Chiefs offense still scored 44 points without him.
The good news is that All-Pro safety Eric Berry and starting center Mitch Morse both returned to practice this week, after long absences. Berry has not played since the season opener last year, while Morse missed five games with a concussion. The two starters could be questionable this week, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.
Sammy Watkins (right foot) is out for Sunday’s game. Mitch Morse & Eric Berry could both be questionable.
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) November 30, 2018
The Chiefs are heavy road favorites over the Oakland Raiders (2-9).