Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chiefs vs Raiders in Week 10

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Las Vegas Raiders Week 10 matchup, including Derek Carr, Travis Kelce and Mecole Hardman.
Fantasy football picks for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Las Vegas Raiders Week 10 matchup, including Derek Carr, Travis Kelce and Mecole Hardman. / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

Week 10's edition of Sunday Night Football features an exciting AFC West matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Chiefs slated as small 3-point road favorites in a game that features some of the biggest names in fantasy football.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 10 SNF clash.

Travis Kelce Fantasy

Start Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs' struggles on offense have yet to make an impact on the consistency of tight end Travis Kelce's production in fantasy football. He still ranks No. 1 in PPR fantasy scoring and has a chance to ball out under the bright lights on Sunday night. The Raiders are giving up the third-most PPR fantasy points to opposing TEs and have allowed 5 touchdowns to the position. Kelce is averaging a healthy 8.8 targets per game and has also seen a red zone look in each of the last two weeks. It is clear that he can take advantage of the matchup at hand and should be started with confidence this week.

Derek Carr Fantasy

Start Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders: Quarterback Derek Carr has slowed down a bit since his blazing hot start to the season, but this looks to be a great bounce-back opportunity. Kansas City has posted the sixth-worst pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL and is allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. Carr is averaging a career-high 320.6 passing yards per game and should have no trouble picking this defense apart. That makes Carr a great starting option on Sunday night.

Mecole Hardman Fantasy

Sit Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: The Raiders have been sneaky good against the pass this season, which makes wide receiver Mecole Hardman a sit candidate in Week 10. Las Vegas is allowing just 207.1 passing yards per game (No. 7 in NFL) as well as a league-best 9.0 yards per completion. Hardman has played well as the Chiefs' No. 2 receiver this season, yet he has only scored 1 touchdown and is averaging just 41.3 receiving yards per game. That is not going to get it done from a fantasy football perspective. While Hardman is a solid bench player to have in case of injury, that is all for right now.

Bryan Edwards Fantasy

Sit Bryan Edwards, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: Wide receiver Bryan Edwards was expected to take on a bigger role last week and he did by playing in a season-high 93% of the offensive snaps. However, he failed to haul in any of his 4 targets and finished with zero fantasy points. His chemistry with Carr seems to still be in the works. The Raiders recently signed veteran DeSean Jackson and his ability to run crisp deep routes could lead to less playing time for Edwards. It'd be best to avoid starting the second-year pro against a Chiefs' defense that has given up the sixth-fewest receptions to wide receivers in the NFL this season.

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