NFL DFS is back, and DraftKings has a contest available for a simulated game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs available. A game won’t actually be played in this instance, but each player in the field will have their DKFP determined by randomly generated stat lines they actually posted last season.
The rules dictate that the quarterback’s passing yards and passing touchdown stats will be determined by the production of his receivers’ simulated stat lines, but the remainder of his stats (rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, etc.) will come from a game stats he recorded in 2019. Only quarterbacks, running backs, and tight ends can be selected. We break down the best Chiefs-centric Showdown lineup strategy for the contest here.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($18,600)
Kansas City ranked sixth in passing yards last season and fifth in passing touchdown. This bodes well for Mahomes, as his stats will be determined by the random stat lines that are generated for his receivers. The wild card here is passing touchdowns. Tyreek Hill was the only Chief to record two touchdown receptions in a game on multiple occasions, and even he only did so twice. Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce had down years when it came to reaching the end zone, so it’s possible that Hill could be the only one to haul in a touchdown pass in this contest.
Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($13,500)
Hill playing in 12 games last season could help his fantasy upside. He scored seven touchdowns during the regular season, so there’s a good chance the random stat line chosen for him will be one of his better games. You could also opt for Kelce ($14,400), who caught five touchdown passes. He has the edge in receiving yards and notched at least 70 in 10 games last season.
Mecole Hardman, Chiefs ($4,000)
Hardman is a cheap option that could help you stack Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce in one line up. He was second on the team in receiving touchdowns (6) last season and also returned a kick for a touchdown. He’s not the most consistent option, but he did reach the end zone in almost half the games he played last year.
LeSean McCoy, ($5,800)
McCoy didn’t have the best year, but he ranked second on the team in rushing and scored five touchdowns in 2019. He’s a threat as a runner and flirted with 200 receiving yards with Kansas City.