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Who to play of Tyreek Hill vs. Travis Kelce in Super Bowl DFS

Kansas City has two top-tier weapons in Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. We break down how you should handle them in DFS for Super Bowl 54.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill celebrates with tight end Travis Kelce after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have a plethora of offensive weapons in daily fantasy football, but Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are at the top of the food chain. Both are favorites of quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but could be challenged by the San Francisco 49ers’ elite defense in Super Bowl 54.

Kelce was the star of the show in the Divisional Round, as he notched 10 receptions for 134 yards and three scores against the Houston Texans. But Hill took snatched top billing in the AFC title game by scoring two touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans. Can both Kelce and Hill have good games against the 49ers on Sunday? We broke down the ideal strategy for the duo in this weekends DraftKings Showdown DFS contests.

Fantasy football analysis: Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce

Hill got off to a slow start in 2019 because of an early-season shoulder injury, but has looked just as dynamic as he was at times in 2018. He has breakaway speed that’s matched by few, which makes him a threat to get in behind the defense regardless of where he catches the ball. Hill puts tremendous pressure on any secondary he faces as a deep threat, which means Jimmie Ward and Richard Sherman should have their hands full keeping him in front of them.

Kelce can also make plays downfield and should benefit from the space Hill and Sammy Watkins create by slipping underneath the 49ers’ coverage of the long ball. With San Francisco’s cornerbacks and safeties stretched out, it’ll be hard for a banged up linebacker crew to deal with Kelce’s size and speed. Hill ($16,500/$11,000) and Kelce ($14,400/$9,600) won’t come cheap in Showdown, but both have ceilings worthy of captain’s picks.

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Hill and Kelce could both be captains or flex plays, but Kelce’s consistency makes him more desirable.