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1 month agoKansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins was able to finally find the end zone for the first time since Week 1. It's been a tough season for Watkins, but at least he was able to do damage when it mattered most. Watkins hauled in seven receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown in the victory over the Tennessee Titans. Watkins caught a 60-yard touchdown that basically sealed the Chiefs ticket to Super Bowl 54. It's been impossible to trust Watkins this season, but maybe he's finally turning the corner.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
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1 month agoKansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams was able to find the end zone three times last week in the Divisional Round battle with the Houston Texans. Williams continued his strong play against the Tennessee Titans in Sunday's AFC Championship game. Williams rushed 17 times for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also caught five passes for 44 yards through the air. Veteran back LeSean McCoy (illness) didn't play and rookie Darwin Thompson saw just one carry in this game. It's clear that the Chiefs trust Williams to be their lead back going forward. Look for him to make a significant impact in Super Bowl 54.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
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1 month agoKansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was phenomenal in the AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He completed 23 of 35 passing attempts for 294 yards and three touchdowns. Mahomes also had eight rushing attempts for 53 yards and a touchdown. It was a fantastic performance for Mahomes and DFS players who stuck with him despite the high price are smiling now. The Chiefs are heading to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
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1 month agoSan Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (shoulder) was forced from the Conference Championship game with an injury in the second quarter, and is questionable to return. After being tackled on the play, it initially looked like Coleman sustained an elbow or arm injury, but it is now being called a shoulder injury. He remained down on the field in pain, and was eventually carted to the locker room. Raheem Mostert has taken over as the lead running back, and Matt Breida will be sprinkled in as well for as long as Coleman remains sidelined.--Uncle Leo - RotoBallerSource: Cam Inman - Twitter
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1 month agoTennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis has barely been a whisper this postseason and isn’t an appealing fantasy option in the AFC Championship against the Kansas City Chiefs. The third-year pro’s only catch in the playoffs was a three-yard touchdown and he hasn’t eclipsed 80 yards since Week 7. While game flow has been a critical factor in his low usage, Davis has also fallen behind rookie wideout A.J. Brown in snaps and targets. The Titans will likely utilize a more balanced offensive approach against Kansas City, but Davis will need a few splashy pay to return dividends to DFS investors against the sixth-best pass defense by DVOA.--Andrew Le - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo! Sports
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1 month agoTennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith hauled in a beautiful one-handed touchdown grab in last week's win over the Ravens, showcasing his elite athleticism at the position. That being said, he only has four targets and 21 receiving yards in the playoffs, which is nothing to write home about. The entire offense has taken a backseat to Derrick Henry as the running back has carried the offense in their playoff victories. The Chiefs Defense has not been great at stopping tight ends this year but projecting any kind of significant volume for Smith seems to be a reach as he's only topped four targets four times this season. The Titans being 7.5-point underdogs on the road could mean more passing attempts from Ryan Tannehill, but Smith is still just a touchdown-or-bust, low-owned tournament option at a top-heavy tight end position during Conference Championship Weekend.--Kyle Ringstad - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
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1 month agoTennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown had a superb regular season, one that may result in a Rookie of the Year nod. However, he has caught just two of four targets for a mere 13 scoreless yards in the Titans' two playoff games as running back Derrick Henry has siphoned all of the fantasy juice for this offense during their stunning playoff run. Brown will likely fall victim to the gameplan once again, as the Chiefs Defense is ranked sixth in pass DVOA and allow the third-least fantasy points to receivers while ranking 29th in rush DVOA. The Titans are 7.5-point underdogs, so the volume has a chance to come up a bit if they're trailing and Brown would be the preferred target in that scenario. He's not a cash game option in DFS, but there's definitely merit to chasing his upside for tournaments.--Kyle Ringstad - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
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1 month agoTennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry figures to be the focal point of the offense again in the AFC Championship game against the Chiefs. He saw over 30 carries in each of the first two rounds of the playoffs and now faces a Chiefs Defense that he ran for 188 yards against in Week 10. While the Chiefs run defense has been better of late, they also played some weak rushing offenses, so Henry figures to find success if he sees enough carries. He simply needs to Titans Defense to keep the Chiefs in check so the game remains close. It's a risky proposition, but there is no other running back with his upside remaining in the playoffs.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
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1 month agoTennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has in an underrated match-up on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Titans will certainly look to ride Derrick Henry to another playoff win, but he also figures to be the focus of the Chiefs Defense. If the Chiefs are able to contain Henry, then the Titans will have to rely on Tannehill to keep up with a dynamic Chiefs offense. The Chiefs secondary has been stingy at the end of the season, but they also had a run where they faced Drew Lock, Mitchell Trubisky, Derek Carr, Tom Brady, and Philip Rivers (twice). When Deshaun Watson was forced to throw to keep up with them last weekend, he notched over 36 DFS points. The presence of Henry obviously makes Tannehill a risk, but it's possible that we see a 30+ point game from the quarterback as well.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
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1 month agoKansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill had an incredible performance against the Tennessee Titans during their Week 10 matchup. He caught 11 of his 19 targets for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Tennessee. He'll get another chance to run over the same team in the AFC Championship matchup on Sunday. Hill hasn't been able to get over 100 yards receiving in a single game since that matchup. DFS players know that Hill has a chance to be a complete bust, but the fact he destroyed Tennessee the first time is hard to ignore. Hill has given DFS players a lot to think about before Sunday's kickoff.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
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1 month agoKansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been tough to watch all season long. He started off the year with a three touchdown performance, but it was downhill after that. Watkins was only targeted more than five times in a game once over the last five games. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have taken over the passing attack in Kansas City. Watkins was able to haul in five receptions for 39 yards during his regular season matchup against the Titans. DFS players shouldn't expect a better performance out of Watkins this time around.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
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1 month agoKansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is coming off a three touchdown performance against the Houston Texans last week. He hauled in 10 receptions for 134 yards and three touchdowns in the Divisional Round victory. The Tennessee Titans main focus has to be slowing down Kelce. They allowed seven receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown to Kelce earlier in the season. Kelce isn't going to be cheap for DFS contests, but he's proven all season long that he's worth the risk.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
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1 month agoKansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams is coming off a three touchdown performance against the Houston Texans last week. He rushed 12 times for 47 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards through the air. LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson have been absent from the backfield lately. The Chiefs have been leaning on Williams and it's been paying off. He's been able to find the end zone when he's called upon and piled up 109 yards against the Titans earlier in the season. Fantasy owners are aware that Williams has been up and down this season, but he's red-hot right now. He'll be used in both the rushing and passing attack, so DFS players should give Williams a long look for Sunday's slate.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
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1 month agoKansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is set to battle with the Tennessee Titans for the AFC Championship on Sunday. Mahomes is coming off a five touchdown performance against the Houston Texans last week. He's already faced off against the Titans once this season and Mahomes didn't disappoint. He threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns in that game. DFS players should be able to lean on Mahomes to at least be efficient on Sunday. He has a solid chance of being the best quarterback out of the bunch in the division title games.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
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1 month agoThe Green Bay Packers Defense faces a tough task this weekend in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. In their regular-season meeting, the Packers gave up 37 points and only dropped Jimmy Garoppolo only three times. They also failed to generate any turnovers. Green Bay's defense may need to lend their offense a helping hand by creating a turnover or two to swing the field position game. If Za-Darius and Preston Smith can ramp up the pressure, the Packers will have a good chance of generating a turnover or two and winning the game. It certainly won't be easy, considering how formidable the 49ers offense has been this season.--Tim Capurso - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
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