Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Bills vs Chiefs
By Larry Rupp
Week 5's edition of Sunday Night Football features a rematch of last season's AFC Championship game as the Buffalo Bills travel to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Chiefs slated as 3-point favorites in what is one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the year.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 5 SNF showdown.
Zack Moss Fantasy
Start Zack Moss, RB, Buffalo Bills: Running back Zack Moss has come alive over the two weeks racking up 152 total yards on 30 touches to go along with 2 touchdowns. He ranks as the RB15 in PPR scoring during that span and draws a perfect matchup in Week 5. The Chiefs have posted the worst rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL and are giving up a whopping 146.0 rushing yards per game (No. 31 in NFL). Moss also leads the Bill's offense with 16 red zone looks this season despite being inactive in Week 1. Expect the 23-year-old to put together another RB2 type performance.
Travis Kelce Fantasy
Start Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: The Bills defense has been nothing short of dominant this season, which makes the Chiefs' star players the only ones that can be trusted to start this week. Tight end Travis Kelce had a underwhelming Week 4 output hauling in 4 of 6 targets for 23 yards. However, the ninth-year pro still ranks as the TE1 in PPR fantasy scoring and is averaging a reliable 6.0 receptions per game. With a total set at 56.5 points, this game is expected to turn into an offensive shootout. That bodes well for Kelce as the veteran pass-catcher should see a ton of targets on Sunday night.
Cole Beasley Fantasy
Sit Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills: The emergence of free agent signing Emmanuel Sanders has caused the production of wide receiver Cole Beasley to be capped a bit. Beasley played in a season-low 50% of the offensive snaps last week and saw just 2 targets on the day. Keep in mind that his snap rate came in only a tick above Gabriel Davis' (43%). The Chiefs have been susceptible to long pass plays down the field and are giving up 12.0 yards per completion this year (No. 29 in NFL). Look for quarterback Josh Allen to take advantage of that, which leaves Beasley with little upside playing in the slot position.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fantasy
Sit Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Running back Cyde Edwards-Helaire has seemed to turn a corner as a ball-carrier. The second-year pro has rushed for 100 or more yards in back-to-back games, but now faces a tough task in Week 5. Buffalo has posted the second-best rush defense DVOA rating this season and are allowing the fourth-fewest PPR fantasy points to RBs. In fact, the Bills have yet to allow an opposing RB to surpass 45 rushing yards on the day. Edwards-Helaire's volume is starting to grow, but it has yet to reach the point of making him an automatic start. There isn't much upside for him in this matchup.
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