Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Broncos vs Chiefs

Larry Rupp
Clyde Edwards-Helaire's fantasy outlook points to major production in Week 13.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire's fantasy outlook points to major production in Week 13. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs (10-1) will look to increase their winning streak to seven games in a row when they host the Denver Broncos (4-7) on Sunday Night Football in Week 13. This game features fantasy football stars all over the field and could have an impact on a lot of matchups.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 13 Broncos-Chiefs showdown.

Noah Fant Fantasy

Start Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos: It's definitely frustrating to see that Noah Fant hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 2, but he is still second on the team with 60 targets this season. The Broncos should have starting quarterback Drew Lock back this week, which helps Fant. He draws a decent matchup in Week 13 as the Chiefs' defense has had trouble covering opposing tight ends. They have given up 606 yards to opposing tight ends this season (No. 23 in the NFL) and Fant saw 7 targets when he played against them back in Week 7. It wouldn't be surprising to see Fant have a productive day as the Broncos will likely pass the ball a lot in a game they're expected to be down in early.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fantasy

Start Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs employed a pass-heavy gameplan last week against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense that was known to stop the run. That should change this week as Clyde Edwards-Helaire looks to get back on track. He has scored 3 touchdowns over the last three weeks. Plus, he has seen double-digit carries in both of his last two games after seeing just 19 combined carries in Weeks 7-9. Denver is giving up 131.3 rushing yards per game this season (No. 27 in the NFL). Look for the Chiefs to lean on Edwards-Helaire early and often in this one.

Jerry Jeudy Fantasy

Sit Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos: Rookie Jerry Juedy has definitely shown improvement over the course of this season, but he is still not a must-start player every week. Over the last three weeks, Jeudy has hauled in 7 of his 17 targets for 105 yards. He has scored just 2 touchdowns on the season and has had just one game with 75 or more receiving yards. It won't help that the Chiefs' defense has been able to shut down wide receivers all season. They have given up just 1,546 yards to opposing wide receivers (No. 2 in the NFL). It would be smart to leave Jeudy on your bench unless you are in dire need of wide receiver help.

Sammy Watkins Fantasy

Sit Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs were throwing the ball all over the field last week, but Sammy Watkins only hauled in 4 receptions for just 38 yards in his return to the field. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes targets Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce much more than anyone else on the team, which makes it hard for Watkins to remain fantasy relevant. He faces a Broncos' defense that has been able to hold wide receivers to an average of 7.52 yards per target this season (No. 3 in the NFL). Watkins is a solid depth piece to have in most leagues, but shouldn't being started unless his production starts to ramp up.

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