Josh Allen ($6,900) vs Chiefs- With only 2 games there isn’t a lot to pick from when it comes to starting QBs but my favorite option is Josh Allen. The Bills have shown they are not afraid to throw the ball over, over, and over again and haven’t shown much in the run game in the last few games. The Chiefs rank 27th on DK vs opposing QBs this season and with the way Josh Allen is playing it’s hard for me to imagine him slowing down in any way this week on the road in Kansas City.
Tom Brady ($6,100) vs Packers- Tom Brady didn’t throw for a ton of yards against a tough Saints defense but he was still effective throwing 2 TDs as well as a rushing TD on a QB sneak. This marks 5 straight games where he has scored over 22 FPTS and in those games, he has thrown 14 TDs and only 1 INT. The Packers defense is tough and the weather may be an issue, but with the weapons, at Brady’s disposal, I think if you don’t have Josh Allen you are going to need to have Brady in your lineups.
Leonard Fournette ($5,300) vs Packers- There are a couple of running backs in Tampa Bay to choose from but the one I like the most this week is Leonard Fournette. He has taken a bulk of the carries in the last two weeks and has been pretty successful as a whole. He has scored over 21.7 FPTS in each of the two games and has even been pretty effective in the passing game. Ronald Jones is banged up and we could see Fournette used even more in what is expected to be a pretty cold/snowy game in Green Bay.
Darrel Williams ($4,800) vs Bills- The Chiefs don’t run the ball a ton but when they have Darrel Williams has been very successful. CEH has been out with an ankle injury and Le’Veon Bell hasn’t been too involved in the offense. Last week vs the Browns Williams averaged 6 YPC and added 4 receptions for a total of 13.4 FPTS. He didn’t find the endzone but we are going to have to look for value with only 2 games on the slate. I would play Williams even if CEH is active and especially if for some reason Patrick Mahomes isn’t able to go on Sunday.
Stefon Diggs ($7,000) vs Chiefs- The combo of Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs has been pretty much unstoppable this season. Diggs has gone over the 100-yard mark in 5 of his last 6 games and has added 5 TDs in his last 4 games alone. For most of this season, he has been a shoe-in for at or above 20 FPTS per game and I don’t see that changing this week. The Bills throw the ball a lot and with Diggs as Josh Allen’s favorite receiver, he is bound to get targets. The Chiefs don’t have a lockdown corner to slow Diggs down so he will be in my lineup this week.
Allen Lazard ($4,200) vs Buccaneers- Lazard hasn’t been great since coming back from injury a month or two ago but he had his best game in some time last week. He put up 96 yards and a TD after catching a long TD from Aaron Rodgers. Aside from Davante Adams, the Packers have a lot of boom or bust WRs but there was a time that Lazard was getting 6+ targets and being a great supplementary option for Adams earlier this year. There is a risk here but with so many people focused on Adams, it could be time for Allen Lazard to shine.
Robert Tonyan ($3,600) vs Buccaneers- Besides Travis Kelce, the TE position is pretty thin this week but I am going to be going with Packers TE Robert Tonyan. Tonyan is a reliable red-zone threat and his catches tend to be down in that area. Obviously, he won’t give you the production that Kelce would, but with the other options available this week I think he offers the most value.
Buffalo Bills D/ST ($2,800) vs Chiefs- Going up against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense is no small task but I think the Bills could hold their own. They have been playing solid defense as of late and with Mahomes slated to miss some practice time they could have the upper hand. There is a lot of risk here but with their ability to rush the passer and their above-average secondary I think this is something that could come together and be great for them. But also, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chiefs drop 40. But I am betting on that not being the case and backing the defense that has looked solid the last half of the season and in the playoffs.