Week 6 NFL DFS: Monday Night Football - Chiefs vs. Bills Showdown Slate

SI Fantasy and DFS analyst Rob Geriak goes through his top plays for a special DraftKings Monday Night Football Showdown slate which has two games, starting with the Chiefs vs Bills.
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In an unexpected Monday night doubleheader, the first game features two high-powered offenses with two young quarterbacks with the ability to make plays all over the field. Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen are the marquee players in this game full of star power. Here's how we're going to build DraftKings showdown lineups tonight!

Core Build

  • QB Patrick Mahomes, KC (DK $13,000)
  • QB Josh Allen, BUF (DK $11,200)
  • WR Stefon Diggs, (DK $9,600)

I don't need to detail Mahomes and Allen here, despite both having lackluster performances in Week 5. On top of the arm strength to make every throw, both can pick up points on the ground. It'll be close to impossible not to roster both of these signal-callers and walk away from DraftKings with a big payout, and that's what we're here for, right?

Stefon Diggs is the clear top receiving option for Allen. In Week 5, he saw 16 targets, and he's seen less than seven targets just once. He's a target hog, and his salary is just $9,600, a pretty good value considering how involved he is.

Note: Keep in mind that both of the above are viable captain options.

Captain Plays

WR Mecole Hardman, KC (DK $10,200)

Hardman is expected to step into a more defined role with the absence of Sammy Watkins. Hardman has been buried on the bench outside of a few flash plays for years. Hardman's speed and big-play ability are just what we want out of the captain's spot, if not rostering a player expected to see a ton of volume. It takes one play from Hardman to pay, and at his salary, I like him as a low-owned option in the captain's seat.

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (DK $12,600)

Speaking of volume, CEH should get the majority of the touches out of the backfield this week, and he will certainly be a little more motivated with the signing of LeVeon Bell. We haven't seen much CEH since Week 1 outside of mediocrity and inability to move the ball once in the red zone. Look for the rookie out of LSU to do everything he can to hold onto his job with Bell lurking. Compared to some of the other skill position players on the Chiefs like Tyreek Hill ($15,000) and Travis Kelce ($15,600), CEH is a good value to look at in the captain's spot.

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FLEX Plays

TE Travis Kelce, KC (DK $10,400)

Kelce is still the focal point of this offense, and there's no mistaking that. Yes, Tyreek Hill is a potent weapon, but he'll be in a tough matchup with Tre'Davious White. There are weapons galore on this team, but Kelce is the steady force in the middle of the field and the red zone that makes this team go. The Bills have allowed 25-plus DraftKings points to tight ends in three of their last four games (25.9, 28, 31), and Kelce has seen at least six targets in every game and has at least six receptions in all but one. He's a slam-dunk to pair up with Mahomes on the high-end.

RB Zack Moss, BUF (DK $1,600)

Zack Moss, the rookie out of Utah, is expected to return on Monday as part of the two-headed monster in the Bills' backfield. There's been much talk of Moss establishing himself as a threat to Devin Singletary which seems impossible considering that he's been unable to stay on the field. Regardless, the Bills believe in him and at his salary, he's worth a look considering how much value he brings. For what it's worth, in Moss' absence last week, T.J. Yeldon was on the field for 28 snaps and had eight touches, including a 22-yard receiving touchdown.

WR John Brown, BUF (DK $5,800)

Brown missed Tuesday's game, but he'll be back to face the Chiefs in a spot that he could be huge. The Chiefs have allowed 29+ DraftKings points to receivers in four outings this season, including 43.90 and 33.50 over the past two games. Brown and the Bills will likely need to air the ball out in what should be a high-scoring affair, and the ability that Brown has to take the top off of the defense could pay huge dividends.

Other FLEX Plays

  • K Harrison Butker, KC (DK $4,200)
  • WR Demarcus Robinson, KC (DK $3,000)
  • WR Cole Beasley, BUF (DK $6,200)

Game two of the MNF doubleheader should have plenty of offense and explosive plays by some big-time playmakers from the Cardinals and Cowboys!

In an unexpected Monday night doubleheader, the first game features two high-powered offenses with two young quarterbacks with the ability to make plays all over the field. Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen are the marquee players in this game full of star power. Here's how we're going to build DraftKings showdown lineups tonight!

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