The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-1 and get a chance to get revenge against the Los Vegas Raiders team that beat them earlier this season in Week 11. The reigning champs will travel to Allegiant Stadium for this matchup in hopes of crushing their AFC West Rivals.
Patrick Mahomes has asserted himself as the MVP frontrunner. He’s thrown for 788 yards and nine scores with no interceptions since busting against the Denver Broncos and could continue to lead the offense with his in arm this divisional game. Kansas City has pivoted from the run since Le’Veon Bell joined Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the backfield and could look to keep Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill running hot coming off a Week 10 bye.
The Raiders have won three straight games since getting blown out by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but Derek Carr hasn’t played well. He he hasn’t thrown a pick in his last three games he also hasn’t thrown for more than 165 yards since Week 7. The Chiefs have been more susceptible to the run than the pass this year so this is the time for Josh Jacobs to shine.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 22
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Patrick Mahomes, QB, $7,900
Mahomes tallied 33.7 DKFP by throwing for 340 yards and two scores in his last matchup with the Raiders and could put up similar numbers on the road. Only two quarterbacks have thrown more touchdowns than Mahomes this year while four have thrown for more yards. You have to consider the MVP frontrunner in a revenge game.
Travis Kelce, TE, $7,300
Kelce is the most productive fantasy tight end in the land. He has more receptions and targets than every other tight end but Waller and has a fantasy average almost identical to Hill’s ($8,000) for $700 cheaper.
Josh Jacobs, RB, $7,100
Carr is in the middle of a slump and hasn’t exceeded 15 DKFP in three games. Jacobs ranks second in carries with 182 and is a safer bat against a Chiefs defense that’s given up the second-fewest passing touchdowns (11) in the NFL and the seventh-fewest passing yards.
Darren Waller, TE, $5,600
Waller is only second to Kelce in PPR formats and is one of three Raiders averaging more than 10 DKFP per game. He’ll likely be one of the highest-rostered options at his position in this weekend’s main slate because of how weak the tight end position is and could put up a stat line similar to Kelce’s for a lot less salary.