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Chiefs' underrated wideout Albert Wilson on track to return from injury vs. Bills

Chiefs wideout Albert Wilson was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and was upgraded to being a full participant on Thursday. Per Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star, it "marked the first time in nearly a month Wilson, who has missed the Chiefs’ last two games, has been a full participant."

On the season, Wilson has 17 receptions for 221 yards with two touchdowns in seven games. While those aren't enormous numbers, his +2.6 overall Pro Football Focus grade is the 28th-best among the 115 qualifying wideouts.

Also, he averages 7.1 yards after the catch per reception, which is the sixth-highest figure among qualifiers at his position. The Chiefs offense is predicated on yards after the catch, as 50.7 of Alex Smith's passing yards have come in the air, the seventh-lowest among 38 qualifying quarterbacks. Also, his average depth of target is just 7.8 yards, which is the eighth-lowest among those signal-callers.

In 2016, Wilson averaged 5.3 yards after the catch per reception, the 23rd-best figure among 118 wideouts.

Wilson isn't a house-hold name, but his presence is important for Kansas City.

Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus.

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