The lethal Kansas City Chiefs’ offense was thrown a curveball last week when their home matchup with the New England Patriots was moved back to Monday as a result of Pats quarterback Cam Newton testing positive for coronavirus.
As a result, the high-powered KC offense wasn’t as explosive but still did enough to move the defending Super Bowl champs past the Pats for a 26-10 win. Scoring the lone offensive touchdowns on Monday were receivers Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman who along with Sammy Watkins, will seek to keep things rolling when hosting division rival Las Vegas on Sunday.
Fantasy Football analysis: Chiefs WRs Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman
As mentioned before, Hill and Hardman were responsible for both of Kansas City’s offensive touchdowns last Monday night. The lightning fast Hill has found the endzone in every game this season, tying him for second in receiving touchdowns with four.
Meanwhile, Hardman is starting to make the most of his opportunities. Over the last two games, he’s hauled in eight catches for 108 yards and a pair of TD’s, an upward trend for the sophomore wideout from Georgia.
And then there’s Watkins, who has been held out of the endzone since the season opener versus Houston. The veteran from Clemson has been a non-factor fantasy-wise for the past three weeks but his 19 receptions on 27 targets through four games indicates that Patrick Mahomes is looking for him more times than not.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Valued at $6,900 in DFS this week, Hill is a top option at wide receiver and a definite start for his penchant to get to the endzone. I’d leave Watkins on the bench this week and even with his upside but strike on Hardman as a value play in both DFS and season-long leagues.