The NFL is serving up a treat for Week 5’s edition of Sunday Night Football. The Bills and Chiefs are two of the AFC’s premier teams, and they’ll face off in what could be a conference championship preview. Let’s just hope the product matches the hype and there are plenty of points to go around in DFS contests. Our FanDuel single game lineup is fading the running games and one of the superstar QBs, but there’s still plenty firepower left for our picks.
Here are the key scoring settings for FanDuel single-game contests: The point total for the “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, but he doesn’t cost any additional money like the “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. FanDuel’s default scoring is half-point PPR and four-point passing TDs, and there are no bonuses for 300-yard/100-yard games like on DraftKings.
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FanDuel Single Game DFS Picks: Bills vs. Chiefs
$60,000 budget, need at least one player from each team
MVP (1.5x points): QB Josh Allen, Bills ($16,500)
The Bills opened as three-point underdogs, but we like Allen nonetheless. The Bills are playing better football than the Chiefs, who have been hemorrhaging points. We’re also banking on Allen garnering lower ownership than Mahomes.
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FLEX: WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($13,500)
The Bills were able to put the clamps on Hill in last year’s meeting (4.0 FanDuel points), but it’s a lot to ask a defense to do that twice. He’s going to be popular after exploding for 42.1 points against the Eagles last week, a number we won’t expect on Sunday. However, we’re going to bet on him doing better than his quiet two-game stretch over Weeks 2 and 3.
FLEX: TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($13,000)
With Hill and Kelce, we’re going to lock in the Chiefs’ primary offensive weapons. While Hill was erased in last season’s matchup, Kelce finished with a pair of touchdowns and 19.0 FD points. He’s been held out of the paint the past two weeks, but he’s always a threat to find paydirt, perhaps even multiple times.
FLEX: WR Emmanuel Sanders, Bills ($9,000)
Stefon Diggs commands a lot of attention from defenses, which leaves Sanders in advantageous positions. Sanders hasn’t been targeted heavily thus far (26 targets), but his connection with Josh Allen has improved in recent weeks. He’s currently winning on efficiency (16.8 yards per catch, 61.5-percent catch rate), and if he can earn a few more targets in a high-scoring affair, he could roll up a hefty FD point total.
FLEX: TE Dawson Knox, Bills ($8,000)
We don’t necessarily expect his scoring binge to continue (four touchdowns over his past three games), but it’s apparent that he’s becoming a more prominent piece of the Bills offense. He’s seen his snap percentage and targets increase over the past three weeks, so his high-quality production of late isn’t a coincidence. The Chiefs have not defended the tight end position well up to this point, so more opportunities should present themselves for Knox on Sunday night.