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NFL Divisional Round Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Bills vs Chiefs in NFL Playoffs

Larry Rupp
NFL Divisional fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs matchup, including Devin Singletary and Travis Kelce.
NFL Divisional fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs matchup, including Devin Singletary and Travis Kelce. / Bryan M. Bennett/GettyImages
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The NFL's slate of Divisional Round matchups includes an AFC showdown between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. FanDuel Sportsbook is favoring the Chiefs as the 2.5-point home favorites.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this AFC Divisional Round showdown.

Devin Singletary Fantasy

Start Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: Don't look now, but the Bills' rushing attack is starting to heat up due in part to the efforts of starter Devin Singletary. The third-year pro has rushed for at least 81 yards in four of his last five games played and scored a whopping 8 total touchdowns during that span. Singletary's snap percentage of 86% in the Wild Card Round was his second-highest mark of the season. It is clear that head coach Sean McDermott wants to rely on the 24-year-old. Expect Singletary to see 15-plus carries against a Chiefs' defense that ranks No. 20 in the NFL when it comes to rush defense DVOA rating.

Travis Kelce Fantasy

Start Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: Tight end Travis Kelce is a different breed when it comes to the playoffs. He picked apart the Pittsburgh Steelers for 108 yards and accounted for 2 total touchdowns (1 passing & 1 receiving). Overall, Kelce averages 84.6 receiving yards on 6.8 receptions across 13 career postseason games. It's worth pointing out that Kelce reached the end zone against the Bills back in Week 5 and saw a reliable 10 targets in that contest. As long as this game stays close, Kelce is going to be play a crucial role in the passing attack. His consistency makes him a great name to target this week,

Cole Beasley Fantasy

Sit Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills: It was hard to tell when wide receiver Cole Beasley was even on the field during the Bills Wild Card win given he played in just 30% of the offensive snaps. The 10th-year pro saw a season-low 1 target and was unable to find any kind of open gaps in the defense. Beasley now has to face a Chiefs' defense that held him to a disappointing 5 yards (1 reception) back in Week 5. Kansas City excels at covering slot receivers and can be taken advantage of deep down the field. Look for quarterback Josh Allen to air it out on Sunday night, which leaves little room for Beasley to ball out.

Mecole Hardman Fantasy

Sit Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs ended up pulling away from the Steelers thanks to Patrick Mahomes' 404 passing yards. However, wide receiver Mecole Hardman was a bit of a forgotten option on offense. The elite speedster ranked sixth amongst Kansas City receivers in targets (5) and played in just 57% of the offensive snaps. He was overshadowed by other role players such as Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson. Hardman has a shot to bounce back against the Bills, but it's going to be tough. Buffalo has posted the best pass defense DVOA rating and allowed the fewest yards to opposing WRs in the NFL this season.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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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