These two teams both got wins in Week 1, but the Chiefs had a much easier time moving the ball against the Texans than the Chargers did against the Bengals. Kansas City is primed to go deep in the playoffs once again while the Chargers will need to battle to get to .500.
The Chargers do have a strong pass defense, which was built in part to slow down Mahomes and company. We’ll see if they can make a dent the Chiefs high-flying offense.
Date: September 30
Time: 4:25 EST
Broadcast region: TBD
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Chiefs: 7th vs. Pass, 26th vs. Rush
Chargers: 23rd vs. Pass, 25th vs. Rush
DE Alex Okafor (hamstring), DT Khalen Saunders (elbow), CB Charvarius Ward (hand), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle), G Kelechi Osemele (knee), C Austin Reiter (knee), S Juan Thornhill (knee), RB Darrel Williams (hamstring)
DE Joey Bosa (triceps), RB Justin Jackson (quadricep), TE Donald Parham (illness), C Mike Pouncey (hip), G Trai Turner (knee), CB Casey Hayward (knee), WR Mike Williams (shoulder)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Edwards-Helaire had a strong start to his NFL career with a touchdown and 100 yards rushing against Houston last Thursday. He looks like he’ll continue to be a must start all season, but his upside is even higher than what he showed us in that first game. If and when he starts getting work as a receiver, he should have a Top 5 ceiling
Mike Williams: Williams ended up playing a full game in Week 1 despite his shoulder injury and saw a good percentage of team targets while also getting plenty of deep targets. He is a big game waiting to happen and he should again see good usage in a game the Chargers will be forced to throw.