clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Best lineup strategy for Chargers vs. Chiefs in Week 17 DraftKings Showdown

Quite a few Chiefs players could have big games in their second meeting with the Chargers. We break down the best options for Week 17 Showdown.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes reacts after defeating the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.  Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs will host the Chargers in their regular season finale and will have a chance to rattle off a fifth consecutive win before the postseason. They’ll look to blow the doors off Los Angeles in Kansas City to make up for the close game the two teams had in Week 11. Here are some of the best plays for Sunday’s DraftKings Showdown.

Captain Obvious

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs ($19,200)

Mahomes has accounted for at least 25 DKFP in each of his last two appearances, throwing for a combined 591 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran one score in on the ground in Week 17. Frankly, his floor and ceiling are too high to not make him your Captain in this situation. Even though the Chargers managed to contain Mahomes the last time they faced the Chiefs, this time he’ll be at home to close out the regular season with a bang.

Captain Courageous

Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs (11,000)

The shear volume of targets Kelce has been getting over the course of the last four weeks makes him the biggest offensive threat on the field not named Mahomes. The tight end has been averaging 10 targets per contest since Week 13, which has helped him score an average of 20.65 DKFP during that stretch. He’s a cheaper option than Tyreek Hill and has been more consistent as of late.

Flex Men

Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs ($6,400)

Williams had been sidelined by a rib injury for Weeks 12 through 15 but returned like he never left against the Bears last Week. The running back received a healthy workload that consisted of 16 carries and three targets. He converted those opportunities into 65 rushing yards and a receiving touchdown, which was good for 18.2 DKFP. Even though LeSean McCoy should be back in action for Week 17 after getting a healthy scratch the previous week, he’ll likely serve as a RB2 and forfeit most of the touches to Williams.

Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers ($7,600)

Allen has hit a nice stride as the regular season winds down. The wideout has reached double-digit DKFP in six consecutive contests and received 10 targets in Weeks 15 and 16. The Chiefs aren’t known for their elite pass coverage and Allen notched 21.1 DKFP the last time he faced their secondary. He should continue to produce at a high rate.