Chiefs D came to play again last week and straight up dominated the Broncos on a snowy day in Arrowhead, preventing their AFC West rival from scoring a single touchdown. Final score: KC 23 – DEN 3. The Chiefs D has been playing exceptionally well the past few games and gets even stronger with the late season acquisition of Terrell Suggs.
Tonight, the Chiefs travel to the windy city for Sunday Night Football. The Bears are known for their defensive prowess, but injuries to key players such as Akiem Hicks have enabled opposing teams to double-team Khalil Mack and find ways to beat them. Akiem Hicks played last week, but ended up re-aggravating his elbow which had sidelined him for the past several weeks. With the Bears now eliminated from playoff contention and little to play for, they have ruled out their star defensive tackle for the game. Look for the Chiefs highflying offense to take full advantage on national television.
Things get even better for our home team’s offense as we welcome back Damien Williams for tonight’s game. However, from a fantasy perspective– it makes it even more difficult to choose which Chiefs running back to roster. When stacking tonight’s showdown slate, I’m inclined to avoid all the Chiefs running backs and focus on the passing game. Let’s get into it!
Patrick Mahomes (CPT – 1800/FLEX – 1200) – the entire offense goes through Mahomes, start him with confidence against a banged up Bears D.
Travis Kelce (FLEX – 10800) – Kelce is a monster who thrives in tough defensive match ups and shines in the spotlight. It’s Sunday Night Football on national television, Kelce is a must start!
Sammy Watkins (FLEX – 5600) – great value play.
Chiefs D (FLEX – 4800) – Chiefs D has been playing lights out.
Tyreek Hill (FLEX – 1100) – It’s possible to afford the Cheetah, if you punt your one Bears player on the Showdown slate and slide Sammy Watkins (CPT – 8400) in the captain spot.