Fantasy Football: Chiefs Players to Watch


Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) scores a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Addicts, as we look forward tomorrow night’s contest pitting the Kansas City Chiefs against the hometown Philadelphia Eagles, there are a couple of Chiefs players who may help out your fantasy team.

#1 Jamaal Charles

Charles is a week in/week out starter. Between his receptions and his rushing, he is averaging around 100 yards of production over the last two weeks. In addition, he’s scored a touchdown in both outings as well. The Philadelphia Eagles defense is terrible against the pass and the run, so they shouldn’t put up much resistance against Charles. Plus, he’s due to break an 80 yarder for a touchdown any time now.

#2 Dwayne Bowe

Bowe finally found the end zone last week against the Cowboys. He had a pretty solid game against America’s team and not a horrible fantasy week. He’s a good #3 option for your team if you don’t have anyone stronger to play in the “flex” position. He should be good for 50-60 yards of receiving and a touchdown this week.

#3 Alex Smith

At the beginning of the season, no one would suspect that Alex Smith could be a fantasy QB. However, thus far, he’s put up decent numbers. His 200 YPG average in passing yards, 2 TDs and 50 yards rushing have been good for about 25 fantasy points, depending on scoring rules. I’m not telling you to start Smith in lieu of Michael Vick, Matthew Stafford or Matt Ryan, but if you don’t have a better option at QB, he might not be a bad pick up. He’ll certainly get you more points than the guy who replaced him in San Francisco got for me this week.

#4 Chiefs D/ST

This is a tough one. I’m a believer in this defense and I really think they’re special. However, they’re playing against one of the best offenses in the league and we’re not talking just winning and losing against the Eagles. We’re talking about giving you Addicts fantasy football advice, and I can’t, in good conscience, advise you to start the Chiefs D against the high-flying Eagles. I’ll leave this one up to you, Addicts! Start them at your own risk. You may be pleasantly surprised, or absolutely devastated.

That’s it for this week, Addicts! See you on Thursday Night Football in Philadelphia!