Andy Reid’s status at profitable coming off bye weeks makes for a juicy Sunday Night Football matchup between the Chiefs and Raiders. Las Vegas gained the opening match between these groups in 2020 on the street, and now the Raiders host Kansas City attempting to maintain contact within the AFC West. For DraftKings Showdown functions, it is an additional week of preparation for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs that has us leaning their means.
We begin issues off with Le’Veon Bell at captain. He’s priced in a means that his pre-bye workload can be nice, nevertheless it seems like there may very well be extra upside off an additional week to prepare. We’ve solely invested within the two most secure Raiders in Derek Carr and Josh Jacobs, whereas hoping Mahomes can have an enormous day on the workplace.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Chiefs vs. Raiders
Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x factors): RB Le’Veon Bell, Chiefs ($2,100)
There’s no solution to know for positive, but when there was ever a time for Bell to take over this backfield, it will be after Kansas City’s bye week. He already noticed a few third of the snaps earlier than the bye, so even when he solely will get that workload, he is a nice play at this excessive worth value. If he have been to tackle a good greater snap share, look out.
FLEX: QB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($13,400)
The Mahomes query stays whether or not to captain him or not. You’re not fading him in a matchup towards a not-great protection. Because of the opposite weapons on this sport, it makes extra sense to only use Mahomes in one in every of these flex lineup spots and permit ourselves room for some extra studs.
FLEX: TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($10,600)
You might make one variation of this lineup with Tyreek Hill as a substitute of Kelce, however we have put Kelce in right here as a result of he was the higher performer the primary time these groups met. Mahomes focused him 12 instances, and he caught eight for 108 yards and a rating. We’d actually take that once more.
FLEX: QB Derek Carr, Raiders ($9,800)
Carr has opened some eyes this season with extra constant play throwing the soccer down the sphere. Carr put up practically 28 DK factors the primary time these groups met, and whereas perhaps it is overblown to at all times count on the QB reverse Mahomes to throw lots, Carr ought to have sufficient time and house to play nicely once more.
FLEX: RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders ($9,600)
The Chiefs have allowed 4.6 yards per carry to working backs in 2020, and whereas Jacobs’ common was under that the primary time these groups met, the Raiders gave him 25 carries and he discovered the top zone twice. It might sound counterintuitive to spend money on a working again in a sport LV is the underdog, however the Raiders ought to once more decide to the bottom assault and provides Jacobs a stable shot at a superb fantasy evening.
FLEX: WR Mecole Hardman, Chiefs ($3,600)
Hardman typically feels overpriced on DK, however his return from the COVID-19/reserve listing has him at a extra affordable value for a boom-or-bust secondary receiving choice. Sammy Watkins (hamstring) continues to be out, which implies Hardman might see a number of extra targets than common. Of course, we’re at all times betting on Hardman catching one lengthy landing after we throw him in our lineup.