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Best lineup strategy for Bears vs. Chiefs in DraftKings SNF Showdown

The Bears host the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Who will shine in this week’s DK Showdown?

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen attempts a lateral pass on the final play of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.  Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs head into Chicago with playoff seeding still up for grabs while the Bears have pride at stake. Kansas City is favored by -6 points and have the offense to put up numbers on a good Bears defense. Let’s check out some of the best plays for Sunday night’s DraftKings Showdown.

Captain Obvious

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs ($12,000)

Mahomes looked great last week in the snow against Denver. Injuries have slowed him down for much of the season but he looked like peak Mahomes in Week 15. We know what peak Mahomes can do against any defense and he absolutely has the ability to put up captain level fantasy points on this Bears defense.

Captain Courageous

Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs (11,000)

You can’t really put together a strong lineup with the three highest upside players going, with Mahomes, Hill and Kelce, so I’m going with Hill, as he is the highest upside play. Kelce is safer, but in Showdown games, I play them like GPPs, reaching for the highest upside. Hill’s ability and target share make him a safe play still, as he has averaged 9.4 targets with 5.9 receptions for 88.9 yards per game.

Flex Men

Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears ($7,200)

Kansas City is weak against the run but also bad against receiving backs like Cohen. They’ve given up the eighth-most receptions and second-most yards to running backs on the season. Cohen has also seen more work of late, with eight rushing attempts and 10 targets last week against the Packers. He will likely be needed this week as the Bears should trail in this game.

Anthony Miller, WR ($8,200)

The Chiefs rank third and second at allowing fantasy points to left and right outside receivers, but rank eleventh-worst against slot receivers. Allen Robinson will spend time in the slot but Miller is there more and has played well of late. In a game I expect the Bears to need to throw, Miller should be a top target for Mitch Trubisky.

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