Fantasy Football Week 9: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Kansas City Chiefs

Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) gets past Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain (21) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Week 9 in the NFL has arrived and the Kansas City Chiefs travel to New York to face off against the Buffalo Bills. If you’ve got Chiefs players on your fantasy football rosters, this is a game you’ll want to pay close attention to, because of the possibility of a couple of breakout performances.

Jamaal Charles – RB

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it. If you’re not playing Charles every week, you’re doing fantasy football wrong. Last week Charles didn’t find the end zone for the first time all season, but I wouldn’t count on that being a trend. Charles is the Chiefs best playmaker and is primed to break a huge run for a score any week now.

Dwayne Bowe – WR

I know there are no fantasy points for wide receivers delivering pancake blocks, but if there was, Bowe would be getting owners 20 points a game. Since there aren’t, many owners are frustrated with Bowe’s lack of production. However, when Bowe does go off, it’ll be a tough pill to swallow if you had him sitting on your bench. If you have more sure handed receivers who are playing this week, I would say sit him. However, if you’ve got a couple of receivers on a bye this week and need someone to play, I would say give Bowe a shot.

Dexter McCluster – WR

The last two weeks have been a dream for the two percent of owners who have DMC on their roster and are playing him. McCluster has quickly become one of quarterback Alex Smith’s favorite targets, including a 28 yard touchdown strike last week. It seems as the Andy Reid playbook opens more and more, we’re seeing this “plan” Reid spoke of for DMC in the preseason. If you need a receiver to play in the flex as a fill in for your regular starters, Dex may not be a bad idea.

Alex Smith – QB

Many professional fantasy football guys are telling their listeners/viewers to start Smith. I say it’s a smart move. The Bill have the 24th defense against the pass. While we know that the Chiefs aren’t a huge play passing team, going up against a bad passing defense could open some opportunities in the aerial game that could lead to points for Smith owners. I’m not saying start Smith over other tried and true fantasy QB’s like Romo or RGIII but if you don’t have a better option and your team is otherwise strong, I would definitely consider it.

Ryan Succop – K

Succop has done nothing but nail field goals this season. His only downfall? He’s 1-4 from beyond 50 yards. Any closer and he’s right on the money. Considering the Chiefs have used him mainly when they stall in the red zone, and he’s a sure bet for points.

Chiefs D/ST

This is another no-brainer. The Bills don’t have much of an offense. Putting the Chiefs defense – especially their pass rush – against the Bills could mean good points for your teams.

There you have it, Addicts. My take on who you should start on your roster. Enjoy your Sunday of football. Good luck in all your leagues.

Topics: Alex Smith, Dexter McCluster, Dwayne Bowe, Fantasy Football, Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, Ryan Succop

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  • micah stephenson

    Definitely want to sit Alex this week. ;-)

    • Jason Seibel

      Do you have him on your fantasy team?

      • micah stephenson

        No. For some reason he is still available in all 1,387, 453 lgs. Lol

        • KCMikeG

          Yeah it would have really sucked to have him the three weeks he has scored more than 20 and three more weeks with double digits points. There are only 11 QB’s with higher FF points. Your hate blinds you more than the love does any of us Homers.

          • micah stephenson

            So is Alex who u want to build around at QB for the next 5 yrs?

          • KCMikeG

            In case you hadn’t noticed it’s already built around him. It was Reid’s plan and he built it and we are 9-0. Your dreams of a rookie QBOTF will just have to wait while we go undefeated and win playoff games. Sorry……

          • micah stephenson

            Playoff games!!!!! Not with this offense!

          • KCMikeG

            You will see one of little faith. Did you sound like Jim Morra or Denny Green when you said that?

          • micah stephenson

            Jim.

          • micah stephenson

            9 tds and 4 ints in 9 games. Only 1 td in the last 4 games. He is getting worse instead of better! The defense scores more than the offense now.

          • KCMikeG

            Try this one on for size. Our defense gave up over 500 yards and didn’t get a sack. To top it all off Smith was totally burned by Johnson for a wide open TD and Teul threw it to him for a pick six instead of taking a 14 point lead and having the defense giving up 20 points to a 3rd string QB. My point is that even as great as our D is you can keep picking at the flaws or enjoy the success. What difference does it make which phase of the team wins the game? Or scores the most points? Keep in mind when the defense scores it takes away what would have been offensive possessions – usually in good field position making it easier to score. McCluster and Bowe kept our offense out of the end zone today and only a fool would argue that. Yes – I would love to have AS11 throw for 400 and 4 TD’s but you need to realize that Reid’s not calling that game and we don’t have the talent at WR to get it done. Get with the program and enjoy the wins. Your day will come down the road as R&D will find our QBOTF and develop him for the future.

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