Most fantasy football leagues don’t play into Week 18, but some do. If your league has wrapped up, there’s always DFS fantasy football. There are plenty of good plays this week for Saturday’s Kansas City Chiefs/Las Vegas Raiders matchup. Let’s take a look.
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Even if Mahomes has a poor performance on Saturday 스포츠토토 he will finish as the top fantasy quarterback of 2022. It’s not likely that he’ll have a poor performance, especially since he has a great matchup against the No. 29 ranked Raiders’ passing defense.
Mahomes has plenty of incentives to play for in this game, most notably for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. He also needs 430 passing yards to set the all-time record for most passing yards in a single season. Mahomes can also set the record for the most total offensive yards in a single season with 186.
RBs Isiah Pacheco/Jerick McKinnon
Pacheco’s rushing yardage totals have been mild over his last two games, but he did get into the endzone last week. He has scored double-digit fantasy totals in each of his last seven games and has led the team in carries since Week 10. Pacheco remains a solid RB2.
McKinnon is one of the hottest players in the NFL, hitting paydirt eight times in his last five games. He has been lethal as a receiver and although he doesn’t get a ton of carries, he’s more than capable when called upon. McKinnon is a must-start.
WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster/Mecole Hardman/Marquez Valdes-Scantling/Kadarius Toney
The Chiefs’ receiving corps could finally be back to full strength if Hardman is active for this game. He was lifted off injured reserve this week, but the Chiefs may hold him out of game action until the playoffs. Even if he plays, he’ll likely only get a few snaps to knock some rust off.
It’s been a disappointing last two weeks for Smith-Schuster, who has just five catches for 48 yards during that span. Even more puzzling is that he was only targeted seven times. The emergence of McKinnon has probably played a little bit of a role in Smith-Schuster’s dip in production, but it shouldn’t be to this extent. He’s a decent flex play this week given the matchup.
Mahomes and Valdes-Scantling haven’t been able to get into much of a groove all season. Whether it’s been Mahomes missing him by a yard or two or Valdes-Scantling dropping the ball, it just hasn’t worked out. Outside of a couple of plays Valdes-Scantling’s first season in K.C. has been a disappointment and he should not be considered for any lineups.
Toney got more involved in the action last week, catching four balls for 71 yards. He’s still not logging very many snaps, but he makes the most of his opportunities when the ball comes his way. The big play potential is there, but it would be very risky to put Toney in your lineup.