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Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit' Em for Chiefs vs Chargers

Jason Schandl
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If you still have players on your fantasy team yet to play their Week 11 game, it means that the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs will likely determine whether you're coming away with a win or not. There's no room for error when it comes to your starting lineup, specifically if you have multiple options for the game.

With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Monday's matchup between the Chargers and Chiefs.

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Start Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Damien Williams is listed as questionable for personal reasons in this game, but he's already returned to the team after leaving briefly, and he looks set to be full-go on Monday. He has taken over as the Chiefs' clear lead back, playing north of 70 percent of the offensive snaps in each of the last two games and racking up 19 carries with five receptions in Week 10. Playing that role in the Chiefs' high-powered offense makes him a top RB play this week.

Start Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: Philip Rivers has been far from a must-start fantasy QB in 2019. Rivers ranks only 23rd among QBs with 14.7 fantasy points per game, but he's flashed upside with three 20-plus point games, and this matchup puts him in play for Week 11. KC has allowed the NFL's 10th-most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs on the season, and Rivers is QB10 in our Week 11 fantasy football rankings.

Sit Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Mecole Hardman scored a 63-yard TD in Week 10, giving him touchdowns in three of the last four games. That might make him look like an exciting fantasy play on the surface, but his lack of volume keeps him from being a viable starter in most formats. He has seen a total of just three targets in the last three games, and while he has the potential to do serious damage on limited looks, that's not something you want to rely on.

Sit Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: A fantasy stud to start the season, the return of Melvin Gordon and subsequent firing of Ken Wisenhunt have severely limited Austin Ekeler's value. In two games since Wisenhunt was fired, Ekeler has seen an average of just 9.0 carries and 3.0 targets.He played fewer than 50 percent of the offensive snaps in each of those games, while Gordon played over 60 percent and averaged 21.0 carries and 2.5 targets. The Chiefs are far worse against the run (31st in Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings) than the pass (fifth), and that should lead to another Gordon-heavy game plan from the Chargers.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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