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NFL FanDuel Super Bowl Fantasy Football Picks for Kansas City Chiefs

Max Staley
NFL FanDuel Super Bowl 55 fantasy football picks for Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL FanDuel Super Bowl 55 fantasy football picks for Kansas City Chiefs. / David Eulitt/Getty Images

Super Bowl LV brings fans one of the best matchups in recent memory, as NFL legend Tom Brady takes on the league's legend in the making, Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs are currently 3-point favorites over Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're still looking to get your fantasy football fix, there are plenty of formats available to keep playing fantasy football in the Super Bowl.

With that in mind, here are two Buccaneers to target in DFS this week and two to avoid in Super Bowl LV.

FanDuel Super Bowl 55 Fantasy Football Picks

Note: All salary information is current as of 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Travis Kelce Fantasy

Target Travis Kelce ($14,500), TE, Kansas City Chiefs: If anyone in this game can be considered a "safe" play, it's probably Travis Kelce. The tight end scored at least 22.8 PPR points in seven of his last eight regular-season games. In the NFL Playoffs, he's averaged 10.5 receptions for 113.5 receiving yards per game, scoring 3 TDs through two games. It's hard to see him slowing down now.

Patrick Mahomes Fantasy

Target Patrick Mahomes ($16,500), QB, Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes is the most expensive player on the slate, and for good reason. While it's fair to project both quarterbacks for big days through the air, Mahomes' ability as a rusher could be what sets him apart. He averaged 48.3 rushing yards per game in the postseason last year, but he hasn't been able to use his legs as much this time around due to a turf toe injury. With two weeks to heal up, we should see Mahomes at or near full strength. That should allow him to have a more productive fantasy outing than his counterpart on the Bucs.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fantasy

Avoid Clyde Edwards-Helaire ($10,000), RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Clyde Edwards-Helaire draws the worst matchup possible this week. The Buccaneers' rank No. 1 in rush defense DVOA, surrendering a league-low 80.6 rushing yards per contest. CEH was also held to just 37 rushing yards on 11 carries when these two met in Week 12. He'll likely do some damage as a pass-catcher, but it'll be difficult for him to justify that price tag against this Bucs' run D.

Sammy Watkins Fantasy

Avoid Sammy Watkins ($7,500), WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Sammy Watkins is one of the most inconsistent receivers around. While he's capable of exploding, he's just as likely to be invisible all game. In his last seven appearances, Watkins has only reached even 60 receiving yards one time. He has been held under 40 receiving yards four times during that span. In his defense, he did blow up in the playoffs last year, but we haven't seen him take the field since Week 16. And he wasn't particularly productive when he was playing. He's just too risky to feel good about using in Super Bowl LV.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.