The Tennessee Titans move on to Kansas City this weekend after they beat the odds in the Divisional round and shocked the Baltimore Ravens. The Chiefs will look to get off to a better start in the AFC championship as they fought back from a disheartening early deficit to defeat the Houston Texans. Both teams have shown the ability to score often and each team has an quality quarterback at the helm. With this potential to put so many points on the board, which team’s No. 1 wide receiver will provide the most value to fantasy line-ups this weekend?
Fantasy football advice, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill
Tyreek Hill comes with a price tag of $7,200 in Classic contests this weekend, making him the second highest priced wide receiver. He has a similarly high price in Showdown Captain mode costing $10,200(Flex)/$15,300 (Captain). This high price tag comes despite a disappointing performance in the Divisional round in which he had three receptions for 41 yards and a fumble and totaled 6.5 fantasy points. This performance showed the bust side of Hill’s boom/bust nature, as he had a disappointing fantasy day despite a very high scoring game.
With Damien Williams and Travis Kelce receiving a large portion of Patrick Mahomes’ attention, Hill has fallen to the wayside multiple times over the course of the season, but he is also capable of monster performances. The Titan’s secondary has improved since the return of Adoree Jackson, but it can not be forgotten that Hill blew up for 36 fantasy points on 11 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown the last time the Chiefs faced the Titans. Hill’s high price tag will pay off if he can repeat this performance.
Fantasy football advice, Tennessee Titans wide receiver AJ Brown
There were points in this season, where one may have mistaken AJ Brown for Antonio Brown. The rookie wide receiver had a streak of performances to close out the regular season that launched him into elite wide receiver status. Unfortunately that trend fell off when the playoffs rolled around, and Brown has averaged only 2.1 fantasy points over the last two games, as the Titans shifted their offense to run through their workhorse running back, Derrick Henry. There is a chance the Titans stick with this same game plan this weekend, as the Chiefs have the regular season 26th ranked rush defense. They will also look to slow the game down in hopes of keeping Patrick Mahomes and the Chief’s potent offense off of the field. That being said, if the Chiefs jump out to a big lead, the Titans will have to turn to the pass game to catch up and Brown is their go to guy.
With a price tag of $5,200 in classic contests and $7,200 (flex)/$10,800 (Captain), Brown is a low floor option, though he has big play/touchdown-dependent upside.
Start Tyreek Hill over AJ Brown in Classic Contests
Flex Tyreek Hill and AJ Brown in Showdown Captain Mode; Look for Brown as bargain Captain with upside.