Chiefs held their own on Sunday versus the Packers with Matt Moore throwing a TD to Travis Kelce and Mecole Hardman on the way to racking up 267 yards through the air. Our Defense came to play as well, sacking Aaron Rodgers 5 different times and holding their RBs to under 100 total yards rushing. If it weren’t for a costly McCoy turnover and Aaron Rodgers’ otherworldly accuracy, we would’ve won. Final score: Chiefs – 24 Packers 31. On to week 9!
The 6 – 2 Vikings come to town to take on our 5 – 3 Chiefs with Matt Moore most likely at the helm. Patrick Mahomes practiced in a limited capacity this week and will work out on the field prior to kickoff, but all signs point to another Sunday on the sidelines. The Chiefs have also activated Chad Henne (ankle) from injured reserve to backup Matt Moore, reinforcing the absence of the reigning MVP. While we’re on the topic of injuries, the Chiefs run defense could be fairly depleted this week with Frank Clark (DE), Alex Okafor (DE) and Chris Jones (DT) listed as questionable for the game, which is scary considering they are facing the league’s leading rusher – Dalvin Cook.
Depleted or not, schematically, I see the Chiefs trying to slow down DC. Stacking the box when they can and forcing Kirk Cousins to throw. Kirk Cousins happens to be playing pretty darn well as of late, so if that is the plan it certainly doesn’t ensure a Chiefs W. Vegas predicts a combined score of 47, but I think the game has shootout potential. It’s not going to be easy, but I also believe our boys can win! Moore may not have a zip on the ball like Mahomes but he is making plays, and in my opinion, the Chiefs have the best receiving corps in the league. They also have one of the greatest play callers in the history of the NFL whispering in his ear. Look for Andy Reid to get creative this week and show just how special our team really is!
Let’s talk CHIEFS STACK!
On DraftKings, Dalvin Cook has a whopping 9500 price tag. Fading him this week is incredibly risky, regardless if the Chiefs make a point to try to slow him down or not, considering he is also heavily involved in the passing game. It was the passing game that gave Aaron Jones his 44.6 fantasy points last week and that very well could be the case here with Cook. And although the Chiefs have been better at stopping the run as of late, as of now statistically they are still third worst in the league at defending the run and the Vikings are the third best at executing it. Cook arguably has the best matchup on the slate, so you probably want to include him as your bring back on a Chiefs Stack. Cook is most likely going to be heavily owned this week because of the matchup and his sheer ability, but chances are Matt Moore is not. In fact, as of now he is projected around a 1.35% ownership on DK. And with a 4800 price tag, you can afford to roster Cook. Hell, you can squeeze in Diggs if you want. If you believe this game could shoot out like I do, here are some stack options to keep in mind–
Matt Moore (4800)
Dalvin Cook (9500)
Sammy Watkins (4900)
Stefon Diggs (7600)
Travis Kelce (6900)
If you prefer to play Tyreek Hill instead of Kelce or Diggs, there’s nothing wrong with it. The Cheetah is matchup proof. I prefer Slammin’ Sammy this week to squeeze in Kelce and Diggs for a more balanced game stack. Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are also incredibly cheap and as mentioned I do foresee Reid getting crafty this week with his weapons, so there could be some sneaky action there as well.