Kansas City Chiefs @ Tennessee Titans Matchup Preview 11/10/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy
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The Kansas City Chiefs are heading to Tennessee to take on the Titans this Sunday. The Chiefs will be celebrating the return of Patrick Mahomes on Sunday, which is going to give their offense a big boost. Damien Williams had a big game on Sunday, rushing 12 times for 125 yards and a touchdown. As did Tyreek Hill, with 6 receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown, which he’s going to be trying to replicate with the return of his starting quarterback. However, the Titans are tough to throw against, ranking in the top 10 for passer rating, completion %, and yards per attempt. The Titans are also going to pose a threat on the ground with Derrick Henry, who has the 9th most rushing yards across the league. However, I’m expecting the powerful Chiefs offense to outpace the Titans on Sunday, especially with the return of Mahomes, and take the win on the road this Sunday. Click here for betting information and more details on the Chiefs @ Titans game this Sunday.
Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM PST
Location: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
Chiefs: Kendall Fuller (Q), Alex Okafor (Q), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Q), Frank Clark (Q), Eric Fisher (Q), Patrick Mahomes (Q)
Titans: Harold Landry (Q), Corey Davis (Q), Jayon Brown (Q), Malcolm Butler (O), Chris Milton (Q)
Kansas City Chiefs Analysis
The Chiefs are most likely going to be enjoying the return of Patrick Mahomes this week against the Titans. However, their backup, Matt Moore, held the team up well in Mahomes’ absence. Tyreek Hill still had a 140-yard, one touchdown game on Sunday. However, Mahomes is still going to provide a huge boost on Sunday, as it’s hard to game plan against a talent like Mahomes. The Titans pass defense has been pretty strong this year and ranks in the top 10 in a lot of categories. It’ll be a good test for Mahomes coming off of his two-week absence. I’m not expecting a ton of mistakes from Mahomes but going up against a tough pass offense after not playing for a couple weeks is probably tough. Damien Williams had a big game on Sunday as well, going 125 yards and scoring a touchdown off of 12 carries. The Titans are still tough to run against, but their rush defense is not as strong as their pass defense, which may prove key for the Chiefs on Sunday.
The Chiefs defense is going to have to watch out for Derrick Henry in this matchup. The Chief’s rush defense has been pretty weak on the year, allowing 139.6 yards per game and an average 4.8 yards per carry. However, their rush defense had their best performance against Dalvin Cook and the Vikings on Sunday. They only allowed Cook to rush 71 yards on 21 carries, an average 3.4 yards per carry. The Chiefs have been better against the pass, and are going to be looking to give Tannehill trouble like the Panthers did the week prior. Overall, I think the Chiefs are the favorites in this game, especially with the return of Mahomes, as I don’t think the Titans can handle their powerful offense.
Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart
Tennessee Titans Analysis
Derrick Henry is going to be key for the Titans if they’re going to stay in the game on Sunday. Henry has 644 rushing yards, 6 touchdowns, and an average 71.6 yards per game on the season. The Chiefs have been ranked in the bottom 5 for things like rushing yards per game and yards per carry allowed, so Henry could really wreak some havoc on the Chiefs. Tannehill went 27 for 39 for 331 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions on Sunday. The Chiefs have a better pass defense than they do a rush defense, so Tannehill is going to have to be careful not to turn the ball over. The Chiefs are a very high scoring team, so it’s most likely that every drive is going to be very important for the Titans offense to stay in the game.
The Titans defense is going to be another key for them in this game, specifically their pass defense. The Titans pass defense has allowed the 7th lowest completion percentage with 62.1%, 10th lowest yards per attempt with 7.1, and the 7th lowest passer rating with an average 86.3. Mahomes is a great quarterback, but he’ll be coming back off of a two-week hiatus and may be a little rusty. Against the rush, the Titans haven’t been as good. Damien Williams had a big rushing game for the Chiefs, and even though most of his yards came off of a huge play he still made an impact. However, the Chiefs were still pass heavy last week and so it’s looking like the Titans are going to have a bit of an easier time on defense. I still think the Chiefs are likely to win, but if the Titans can shut down the pass and run the ball well against the Chiefs, they definitely have a chance.
Tennessee Titans Depth Chart
If you have Derrick Henry, I’d suggest starting him. I have a feeling the Titans are going to be getting most of their yards on the ground this game, considering their good matchup against the Chiefs’ defense. Damien Williams might also be a good pickup, his ownership is around 78% in ESPN leagues which is pretty high, but also leaves over a 20% chance that he’s available. I think this is going to be a run heavy game, and Williams put up big numbers last week so he’ll be coming into this matchup hot. Overall, I don’t think this is going to be a pass-heavy game, but I think the Chiefs might still favor the pass, as they did last week. If so, a Chiefs receiver like Sammy Watkins or Mecole Hardman might be floating around in your league. I think Watkins especially has a chance for a bigger game this upcoming Sunday.