The NFL is entering the playoff home stretch, and Week 11 closes out with a critical matchup on Monday Night Football. The Los Angeles Chargers face the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City, with the AFC West lead on the line for Kansas City. The game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. ET and airs on ESPN. The game will also stream on WatchESPN.
The Chiefs are 6-4 and currently tied with the Oakland Raiders atop the division. If the Chiefs win, they’ll hold a half game lead on the Raiders. If they lose, Oakland gets the half game lead for the time being. The Chargers are 4-6 and sit two games back of the Chiefs in the division and the Texans and Raiders in the wild card race. A Chargers win keeps them in the mix, while a loss puts their playoff hopes on life support.
We’re here to give you a hand in preparation for the final game of Week 11, considering how to watch the game and what to watch throughout..
Game Time/TV channel/Streaming
It’s an 8:15 p.m. ET start, which means inactives will arrive at 6:45 p.m. The game will air on ESPN. If you prefer streaming, WatchESPN will have a live stream.
Fantasy football start/sit advice
This is a game where you should be starting most of your fantasy options. The point total is 52.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook, and it’s safe to say this should be a shootout. The big question coming into the game is the status of Damien Williams. The Chiefs running back was questionable due to a family matter, but he traveled with the team to Mexico City and should start.
Strong start: QB Patrick Mahomes, WR Tyreek Hill, TE Travis Kelce, RB Damien Williams, K Harrison Butker, QB Philip Rivers, RB Melvin Gordon, TE Hunter Henry, WR Keenan Allen, WR Mike Williams, RB Austin Ekeler, K Michael Badgley
Decent start: WR Sammy Watkins, WR Demarcus Robinson, WR Mecole Hardman
Sit: LeSean McCoy, Chiefs D/ST, Chargers D/ST
Pick against the spread
The Chiefs are a 4.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. The line is just a little bit too high given the Chiefs defensive issues. Their run defense is particularly bad, and I think we see Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler have huge games on Monday. The Chiefs will likely win this game, but it will be a close affair. I could see a 31-27 or 34-31 type of final score. I’d take the Chargers to cover and the over.
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