The Buffalo Bills will go on the road to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14. This game is the highlight of the afternoon slate, with the Bills coming off their bye week and the Chiefs coming off a loss to the Green Bay Packers with some questionable officiating.
Today, we’ll take a look at some of the value plays available to you in the DraftKings Showdown between the Bills and Chiefs.
Value flex options
Jerick McKinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs ($3,000)
Kansas City will be without starting running back Isiah Pacheco. This should lead to more work for both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and McKinnon. The latter should have the advantage in passing situations, giving him more upside, especially with the way that CEH has been playing when given his limited opportunities this season.
Skyy Moore, WR, Kansas City Chiefs ($2,000)
Rashee Rice has etched his name atop the Chiefs’ depth chart as the top wide receiver. Marquez-Valdes Scantling is the team’s deep-threat option but has had some bad drops. Moore heads into this week with 244 yards and a touchdown on 21 receptions. The Chiefs are coming off a loss and will have a tough matchup against the Buffalo defense, meaning Moore could be in for a decent target share.
Deonte Harty, WR, Buffalo Bills ($1,000)
Buffalo prioritizes players that can do a variety of things for its offense. They have Harty return kicks, rushing out of the backfield and run routes. He doesn’t play many snaps per game, but when the Bills try and get creative with the offense, he is usually involved. Harty needs one big play to be worth a start and is worth the risk.
Trent Sherfield, WR, Buffalo Bills ($400)
When you look at a punt play, you acknowledge that there is a large chance that they do absolutely nothing for your team. That is the case with every player under $800 in this matchup. I’m going with Sherfield because he has seven receptions on 13 targets this season. He will be behind Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Khalil Shakir in the pecking order for Buffalo wide receivers, but he could finish with a few receptions in a game that projects as a shootout.
D/ST and Kickers
Harrison Butker, K, Kansas City Chiefs ($5,000)
Butker doesn’t get many opportunities to kick with Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback, but he is still reliable when given a chance. Buffalo’s defense does a good job at limiting most players, but they do allow middle-of-the-road numbers to kickers.
Tyler Bass, K, Buffalo Bills ($5,200)
Bass has a tough matchup with Kansas City, allowing the second-fewest DFS points to opposing kickers. Still, with the Bills coming off a bye week, I am expecting them to move the ball against the Chiefs. The KC defense has been good this year, which should set up opportunities for Bass.
Overall Showdown strategy
I think the optimal Captain’s chair choice is Diggs. He will run you $17,100 and will leave you an average of $6,580 for your five flex spots. Adding Butker bumps it up to $6,975 per spot, and Harty with McKinnon allows you $11,950 for each of your remaining flex plays. You can then roster both Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes to round out your lineup.