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How to watch, what to watch for Chiefs vs. Bucs in Week 12

The Chiefs and Bucs face off in Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) runs the ball against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium.  Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Make room for the most anticipated matchup of Week 12: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Bucs (7-4) fell to the Rams on Monday night, 27-24. Tom Brady completed 26 of 48 passes for 216 yards and two scores, but he also threw two interceptions, including the game-clincher with less than 2 minutes to play. Brady looked toward Antonio Brown most often, targeting him 13 times. The pair connected on eight passes for 57 yards. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans were on the receiving end of Brady’s touchdowns, but like Brown, neither man cleared 60 yards. The Buccaneers also got nothing going on the ground as Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette combined for 41 yards on 17 carries.

The Chiefs (9-1) rallied in Las Vegas last Sunday night, defeating the Raiders, 35-31, because of a touchdown catch by Travis Kelce with less than 30 seconds remaining. Patrick Mahomes didn’t have his best game, but he was brilliant enough. He recorded 348 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Kelce and Tyreek Hill each surpassed 100 yards and scored. Clyde Edwards-Helaire had his best fantasy day in more than a month as he scored twice and gained 77 yards on 15 touches. Le’Veon Bell also nabbed a touchdown.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Nov. 26
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Channel: CBS
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Chiefs: #4 Overall — #1 offense, #14 defense, #23 special teams
Bucs: #2 Overall — #8 offense, #2 defense, #21 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Chiefs: -3.5, -186
Bucs: +3.5, +160
Total: 56

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Chiefs

Tyreek Hill, WR, $7,800

The Buccaneers’ defense is still of high quality, but its secondary has displayed some weaknesses of late. Those defensive backs could not cover or tackle Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp on Monday night. That duo combined to catch 23 of 28 targets for 275 yards. While this matchup may have scared some DFS players off of Hill earlier in the year, that should no longer be the case

Sammy Watkins, WR, $4,700

And if you’re looking for a sneaky GPP play, Watkins appears to be on track to play in his first game since Week 5. He has been sidelined by hamstring and calf ailments, but he practiced fully on Wednesday. Again, Mahomes should be able to find holes in the middle and deep areas of the field.

Bucs

Antonio Brown, WR, $5,700

Brown’s catch and target totals have increased in each of the past two weeks, up to his 8-57-0 line on 13 targets last week. However, his price on DraftKings hasn’t moved more than $100. Even though the Chiefs are allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to wideouts, Brown appears to be on the verge of a big performance. It could happen in what should be a pass-heavy battle.

Ronald Jones II, RB, $6,100

It’s hard to tell what you’re going to get from Jones, week to week. However, this seems like a really bad week to use him, especially since Tampa Bay seems to prefer Leonard Fournette when it is in catch-up mode (even though both men didn’t acquit themselves well as receivers in Week 11). You can probably shy away from Jones and instead move toward the likes of Jonathan Taylor or Kareem Hunt, who are $200 and $500 cheaper on DraftKings, respectively.