Chiefs vs. Patriots best anytime touchdown scorer picks (Rashee Rice is must bet)

Breaking down the best players to bet to score a touchdown -- including Rashee Rice -- in the Kansas City Chiefs-New England Patriots matchup in Week 15.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice (4) celebrates.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice (4) celebrates. / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to snap their two-game skid in Week 15 when they take on the lowly New England Patriots. 

While the Pats are eliminated from postseason contention, they have been a tough defense the last few weeks. That could make it tough for a Kansas City team that is banged up on offense. 

How should bettors look at the touchdown market this week? I have three players that I am betting to score in this matchup on Sunday. 

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Best anytime touchdown scorer picks for Chiefs vs. Patriots

  • Jerick McKinnon anytime touchdown scorer
  • Rashee Rice anytime touchdown scorer
  • Ezekiel Elliott anytime touchdown scorer

Jerick McKinnon anytime touchdown scorer

Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco underwent surgery on his shoulder, leaving Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon to lead the backfield this week. 

McKinnon only saw seven touches in Week 14 with Pacheco out, but he turned them into 37 yards and a score for the Chiefs. 

McKinnon is the preferred passing down back in this offense, and I think that gives him more upside to score in this matchup. 

Rashee Rice anytime touchdown scorer

Rookie wideout Rashee Rice found the end zone last week for the Chiefs – his sixth score of the season. 

While New England has an elite pass defense, this is a spot where the Chiefs have to win, so I expect them to use Rice and Travis Kelce as much as possible in the passing game. 

Rice has 10, nine and 10 targets in the last three weeks, a sign that he’s going to be a major part of the this passing game the rest of the season. 

Ezekiel Elliott anytime touchdown scorer

Right now, Ezekiel Elliott is really the only Patriot that we can trust in this offense to score on a consistent basis. 

Rhamondre Stevenson is unlikely to play after suffering a high-ankle sprain two weeks ago, thrusting Elliott into a massive role. 

Last week, Zeke turned 29 touches into 140 yards and a score. If he sees that kind of volume against Kansas City, he’s worth a shot to hit paydirt.


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