Week 14: Chiefs vs. Patriots
The Chiefs travel to New England for a revenge match versus their old foes – the Patriots. As a Chiefs fan, the 2019 AFC championship loss is still fresh in our memories. Blame it on penalties, muffed punts, an exhausted secondary, a flip of a coin, or all of the above, it was a back and forth game that could’ve gone our way on multiple occasions… but sadly it did not. The past is the past and tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow, we shall get our revenge!
After a victory over the Raiders last week, the Chiefs roll into Foxborough with confidence. With our defense dominating the Raiders offense, Patrick Mahomes and the receivers weren’t asked to do much so our boys should be feeling pretty fresh. The Patriots D has been stellar this year, ranking #1 overall, but has not yet faced the magic man Mahomes and the Andy Reid offense. Look for Bill Belichick try to and slow us down by employing a heavy running attack. To that I say good luck, Mr. Belichick. The Chiefs have struggled defending the run at times, but as we’ve seen when facing Dalvin Cook several weeks ago, we have the talent to do it. And as long as our highflying offense does their thing, Tom Brady will be forced to pass. If Brady is forced to pass to his limited receiving weapons, we should be in good shape with the way our secondary has been playing this year.
The cornerbacks of the Patriots are extremely talented and are going to try and make it difficult for Mahomes to find his man. There has been a debate on who Stephon Gilmore may shadow tomorrow. The rumor as of now is Travis Kelce, but there is no way to know for sure as Belichick is not one to let his defensive plans reach the press. My guess is they will keep him on the left side which would allow the Chiefs to pick their matchup and decide which WR to challenge the Gilmore shadow. Belichick may have designed his defense to try and stop our Chiefs, but we have designed our offense to be unstoppable. Let’s talk Chiefs stack!
Patrick Mahomes (7000) – a little DraftKings price dip thanks to the matchup. Mahomes is also coming in around 5% owned, so if he has the game I think he will… Show-Me-The-Money Mahomes!
Tyreek Hill (8100) – DraftKings did not give us any price relief with the Cheetah, but he is who I prefer to pair with Mahomes here. The best way to shake a shadow is to out run it, and there is no one faster than the Cheetah.
Demarcus Robinson (3300) – a gut play. Mahomes has a great rapport with DRob and looks his way often. He would’ve had a touchdown last week, but was called back on a questionable holding penalty. If Gilmore is giving more attention to Hill, Kelce, and perhaps even Watkins… who is left? DRob has big play ability and at 3300, there is little risk. He is projected to be less than 1% owned.
These are my core 3 for the Chiefs stack, but don’t forget that Mahomes likes to throw to his running backs. It is supposed to be a true time share tomorrow between Darwin Thompson and LeSean McCoy, which makes it hard to predict who will benefit the most. However, both Thompson (4000) and McCoy (4400) are low priced and could be in store for multiple touchdowns. In the AFC Championship game, Damien Williams scored 3 TDs (ran for 1 and caught 2).