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Rob Gronkowski (knee) caught 2-of-3 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs.

Impact

Gronkowski salvaged his fantasy night with an impressive garbage-time touchdown that came from the arm of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The tight end played more than half of the offensive snaps but was still subbed out on a semi-regular basis. While Gronkowski should increase his non-touchdown production as the season moves along, it's rather concerning for his owners that the New England offense looks so bad. The pass protection has been particularly troublesome, which limits the team's opportunities to take decent shots downfield.

Tommy Bohanon broke his collarbone during the loss against the Lions on Sunday, ESPN New York reports.

Impact

The sixth rounder from the 2013 draft miraculously played the entire second half of Sunday's game with his broken collarbone. Although Bohanon is awaiting a second opinion, a trip to the injured reserve seems entirely possible.

Stevan Ridley had five carries for 28 yards in Monday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs.

Impact

As can be expected whenever the Patriots are forced to play from behind, Ridley was essentially a non-factor in the offense, while Shane Vereen had eight carries and five receptions. Next week's matchup with the Bengals isn't particularly attractive for either player, as the struggling New England offense will face a Cincinnati defense that was dominant in its last two games.

Shane Vereen had 41 yards on five receptions and 26 yards on eight carries in Monday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs.

Impact

New England's deficit favored Vereen over Stevan Ridley, but the team's inability to move the ball didn't work in anyone's favor. Though he caught all five of his targets, Vereen was arguably part of the problem, as he looked hesitant on most of his carries, notably coming up short of the first-down marker on a pair of plays where he probably could have plowed ahead for the needed yardage. Of course, his fantasy appeal doesn't come from any expectation of tough running but rather from his involvement in the passing game. While his 14 receptions and 20 targets through four games are disappointing for owners, Vereen still figures to have some big days in PPR leagues. Next week's matchup with the Bengals, while obvious difficult, at least seems to favor Vereen over Ridley.

Knile Davis had 107 yards on 16 carries and 12 yards on one reception in Monday's 41-14 win over the Patriots.

Impact

Owners shouldn't be fooled by the stat line, as the Chiefs were able to hand the ball off 34 times and didn't want to over-exert Jamaal Charles (ankle). Davis will still likely have just a few touches in games that don't allow for the run-heavy approach that Kansas City seemingly prefers. That said, he did well with his 16 carries, which included a 48-yarder in the first half. Unfortunately, Davis dropped a potential touchdown on a swing pass in the red zone. Meanwhile, Jamaal Charles (ankle) looked quite healthy while piling up 108 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns.

Donnie Avery left Monday's game against the Patriots with a groin injury and didn't return, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Impact

Avery caught both of his targets for a combined 46 yards before leaving the contest. If he misses time beyond Monday, the likes of Junior Hemingway, Frankie Hammond, and A.J. Jenkins could all be in the mix for added playing time. Avery's role isn't particularly lucrative for owners, but he's on pace for a respectable 56-624-0 receiving line.

Dwayne Bowe caught five passes for 81 yards on six targets in Monday's 41-14 win over the Patriots.

Impact

Bowe made a few nice plays against Darrelle Revis en route to his first 80-yard showing since November of 2012. While Bowe is the team's unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver, he's no more important to the Kansas City passing attack than are RB Jamaal Charles and TE Travis Kelce. That may not seem like a ton of competition for targets, but the Chiefs prefer to run the ball and don't take many shots downfield.

Jamaal Charles (ankle) had 18 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown, while adding three receptions for 16 yards and two touchdowns, in Monday's 41-14 win over the Patriots.

Impact

Despite missing last week's game, Charles looked like his usual speedy, elusive self. He scored the game's first three touchdowns, including one on a bubble screen and another on a short route out of the backfield. Charles did grab for his right knee after the third touchdown, but he was able to walk off the field without much trouble and returned to the game shortly thereafter. Owners need not worry about Kniles Davis' 16 carries for 107 yards, as the second-year back was merely used to spell Charles, until the Chiefs went up big in the second half. Charles will have a touch matchup next week, with the Chiefs traveling to San Francisco.

Travis Kelce caught 8-of-9 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 41-14 win over the Patriots.

Impact

One week after scoring his first touchdown, Kelce had the big breakout game that everyone was waiting for. In addition to catching a bunch of intermediate passes, he surprisingly hauled in a few screens while split out wide. His touchdown came on a two-yard pass to give the Chiefs a 34-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. Kelce should stay heavily involved in the offense, as the Chiefs aren't exactly loaded with weapons in the passing game. It doesn't hurt that he's one of the league's more athletic players, possessing unusual speed and agility for a 6-5, 260-pounder. Kelce should have some more big days ahead, but owners would be wise to remember that he's still playing in a run-first offense that doesn't do much downfield passing.

Alex Smith completed 20-of-26 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns in Monday's 41-14 win over the Patriots.

Impact

Smith turned in a nearly flawless performance, and the Patriots were steamrolled by Kansas City's running game. Those two things are closely related, as he got to do most of his passing in favorable situations, against a defense that was worried about its continued inability to stop the run. Though he has six touchdowns and no interceptions over the last two games, Smith seems to be on track for a season similar to what he produced last year. Even with the emergence of TE Travis Kelce, Smith doesn't figure to throw a ton of passes, except when the Chiefs are in catch-up mode.

Tom Brady completed 14-of-23 passes for 159 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions, in Monday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs. He also lost one of his two fumbles.

Impact

Brady played one of the worst games of his career, as the Patriots rarely found anything easy, and their signal caller forced a few ill-advised passes. The only big plays came on a swing pass to Shane Vereen and a slant to Brandon LaFell, the latter of whom broke two tackles on his way to a 44-yard touchdown that cut the lead to 27-7 in the third quarter. Brady was removed from the game after the Patriots' next drive, though, which ended with an ugly pick-six. The veteran hasn't forgotten how to throw the ball, but he's never been particularly mobile and is currently stuck behind an offensive line that can't pass protect.

Captain Munnerlyn didn't practice Monday due to an illness, Master Tesfatsion of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Impact

Munnerlyn sat out Monday, and his status for Thursday's game against the Packers remains questionable. The corner had six tackles in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was a limited participant at Monday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Impact

We'll track McKinnon's status in the coming days, but there's been nothing to suggest that his availability for Thursday's game against the Packers is in danger. After running for 135 yards on 18 carries on Sunday, we'd expect McKinnon to remain involved in the Vikings' ground game moving forward, though look for him to work in a change-of-pace capacity in tandem with Matt Asiata, who carried 20 times for 78 yards with three TDs on Sunday.

While Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) didn't practice Monday, coach Mike Zimmer said that he's "hopeful" that the QB will be ready for Thursday's game against the Packers, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Impact

"He's doing a lot better," Zimmer said Monday of Bridgewater, who sprained his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Falcons. In any case, the report suggests that despite the Vikings' short week, Bridgewater appears to have a legitimate chance to suit up Thursday, barring any setbacks.

James White is active Monday against the Chiefs, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

White figures to work behind Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen on Monday, so a wait-and-see approach is in order here with the rookie back, who is suiting up for his first regular season contest.

Kenbrell Thompkins is inactive for Monday's game against the Chiefs.

Impact

As is Aaron Dobson, with the team's Week 4 wideout corps featuring Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola, and Matthew Slater, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.

Aaron Dobson is inactive for Monday's game against the Chiefs.

Impact

As is Kenbrell Thompkins, with the Patriots rolling with a Week 4 wideout corps of Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola, and Matthew Slater, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.

Jamie Collins (thigh) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Chiefs.

Impact

Collins is out there if you need him Monday, though given that he saw just 20 snaps in Week 3, a wait-and-see approach is in order for IDP owners.

Rob Gronkowski (knee) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Chiefs.

Impact

As expected, Gronkowski is good to go Monday, with a potential increase in his snaps a plausible scenario for the tight end in his fourth game of the season.

Sean Smith (groin) is active for Monday's game versus the Patriots, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Impact

Smith's groin injury contained the cornerback to limited showings in practice this week. No matter, he's facing the Patriots for the first time since donning a Dolphins uniform as a divisional foe in his first four NFL seasons, during which he didn't pick off Tom Brady but tallied 10 tackles (seven solo) across four tilts.