Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
When: Sunday, October 6th
Time/Channel: 8:20 PM ET / NBC
Weather: Sunny, 70 F
Spread: Chiefs -11
Moneyline: Colts +450, Chiefs -600
The Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) remained unbeaten after a comeback effort in Detroit, defeating the Lions 34-30.
NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes was sensational as always leading a 13-play, 79-yard drive to seal the game with 20 seconds left, capped off by running back Darrel Williams’ one-yard rushing touchdown.
Although he didn’t score a touchdown, Mahomes completed 24-of-42 for 315 yards while adding six carries for 54 yards.
Running back LeSean McCoy had 11 rushes for 56 yards and one touchdown with two receptions for 33 yards.
Kansas City’s defense showed up in a big way as well forcing four sacks and two fumbles, including a Bashaud Breeland 100-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
The Indianapolis Colts (2-2) snapped a two-game winning streak, falling at home to the Oakland Raiders 31-24.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett put together a solid outing completing 24-of-46 for 265 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, adding 19 rushing yards on five carries.
Indianapolis’ dominant rushing attack was held in check as starting running back Marlon Mack left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. Mack had 11 carries for 39 yards and is listed as questionable for Sunday night.
Pass-catching running back Nyheim Hines filled in down the stretch for Mack and made key contributions catching all six of his targets for 39 yards.
Chiefs Fantasy Star
Travis Kelce, TE
Travis Kelce is one of the top tight ends in the league and happens to be Mahomes’ favorite target.
Kelce has seen at least eight targets in each game this season while totaling 24 receptions, 369 yards and one touchdown.
Last week in Detroit, Kelce lead the team with seven receptions and 85 yards.
Indianapolis is expected to be without starting linebacker Darius Leonard, as well as safeties Clayton Geathers and Malik Hooker which will surely hurt them guarding the tight end position.
The Colts have allowed 13 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this season and my expectation is that trend will continue on Sunday night.
Although a somewhat obvious choice for weekly fantasy, if you have the choice or budget in daily fantasy, expect a huge day out of Kelce.
Colts Fantasy Star
Eric Ebron, TE
Both teams’ starting tight ends are the fantasy football stars and that’s primarily because they’re highly likely to find the endzone.
For Eric Ebron, scoring touchdowns is what he does best. Last season, Ebron scored a career-high 13 touchdowns. This season, he has eight receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
Last week, Ebron caught just one of his five targets for 48 yards and one touchdown.
The Chiefs have struggled to guard tight ends allowing 12.25 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this season. With that said, I’d also strongly recommend his team-mate Jack Doyle.
Doyle had a season-high eight targets last week and has totaled 11 receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown over four games.