Nat Coombs’ NFL Fantasy Tips: Stack Chiefs for a lucky Week 13

Some of the buzz may have died down about the Chiefs offence in recent weeks, but expect it it crank right back up after Sunday night against the Raiders

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KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 24: Anthony Hitchens #53 of the Kansas City Chiefs tackles Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter during preseason action at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

STACK

Patrick Mahomes (£8,600, 21.82 FPPG) & Tyreek Hill (£8,300, 14.65) – KC Vs. OAK

The Chiefs are up against the 24th-ranked total defence this weekend, and Mahomes has averaged 23.02 FPPGF over his last two outings, so all the signs are there for major points for the quarterback in a game that I expect Kansas to win by at least a touchdown.

Hill is more of a gamble as he and Mahomes didn’t connect last week, but (statistically speaking) that is very unlikely to happen two weeks in a row…

GOING BIG

Derrick Henry (£8,600, 17.49) – TEN @ IND

The running back accounted for 175 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns last week, and has averaged 27.8 FPPG over his last three appearances. He’s the ranked fourth in the NFL for rushing yars (991) and rushing touchdowns (10). Simply put, he’s on fire right now. And he’s taking on a team in Indiana that are without Marlon Mack – and possibly without the banged up T.Y. Hilton – so Henry could have a field day.

Derrick Henry Tennessee Titans

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BARGAIN

Ryan Griffin – (£5,600, 6.7 FPPG) – NYJ @ CIN

The tight end has two touchdowns in his last two games and faces a Cincinnati side that are ranked 32nd for total defence and 21st for pass defence. The Jets are on a roll and should be all over Cincinnati, who are one of the weakest teams in football right now. For £5.6k, Griffin is a great choice this weekend.

AVOID

Saquon Barkley (£7,600, 13.4 FPPG) – NYG Vs. GB

Barkley has been a shadow of the player he was in his rookie season; one can only assume he still isn’t 100 percent since his injury. He has just two rush touchdowns this season (ranked 33rd in the NFL) and last week he managed just 59 yards in 17 carries. As ever, this selection doesn’t necessarily mean the player won’t perform, but at £7.6k, it’s not worth the risk in Barkley’s case.

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 15: A New York Jets helmet sits on an equipment case during the second half of an NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

DEFENCE

New York Jets (£4,900, 8.81 FPPG) – NYJ @ CIN

The Jets held the Raiders to just three points last week, while forcing two turnovers. That kind of steely defence – with 14.3 FPPG on average over the last three fixtures – will fancy their chances against a Bengals team that have the 26th-ranked total offence, 20th-ranked pass offence and 28th-ranked rush offence.

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