Chiefs vs Raiders: Fantasy Football Worksheet, Week 2

The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 2 Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon game on September 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm ET.
Kansas CityRank@OaklandRank
30.5Implied Total22
2616Points All./Gm167
504Opp. Plays/Gm577
32.0%11Opp. Rush %40.4%20
68.0%22Opp. Pass %59.7%13
  • Since the Chiefs hired Andy Reid in 2013, they have a 10-2 record against the Raiders.
  • The Raiders have a 2-8 record against the Chiefs with Derek Carr as their starting quarterback.
  • The past two times these teams have played in Oakland, each team has scored at least 30 points in each game with the game totals being 61 and 73 points.
  • Patrick Mahomes has thrown multiple touchdown passes in 12 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the league — the next closest is five — and longest in Chiefs history.
  • Chiefs backfield snap count in Week 1: Damien Williams (45), LeSean McCoy (20), and Darwin Thompson (two).
  • Touch count for the Chiefs backfield in Week 1: Williams (19), McCoy (11), and Thompson (one).
  • Josh Jacobs handled 88.9% of the Oakland backfield touches in Week 1, the fifth-highest rate for all running backs.
  • Travis Kelce has double-digit PPR points in 16 consecutive games, the longest non-quarterback streak in the league. 

Trust (spike production for that player)

  • Travis Kelce: He just missed a huge game last week on a missed touchdown where he was all alone, but last week we highlighted how good he’s been when Tyreek Hill has been at his least productive. Now Hill is out for an extended period. Kelce put up a ridiculous 12-168-2 line in Oakland a year ago. 
  • Patrick Mahomes: The Chiefs scored 40 and 35 points in their two games versus the Raiders a year ago and just put up 40 on the road in Jacksonville. Mahomes was the QB1 in this matchup last year, throwing four touchdowns passes and adding 52 yards rushing. 
  • Sammy Watkins: He had 32.5% of the team targets in Week 1 and accounted for 56% of the Kansas City air yards in Week 1, the highest rate for a player with more than two targets. With Hill now on the shelf, Watkins is the lead wideout in the league’s highest-scoring offense.
  • Derek Carr: Carr hasn’t had a ton of success beating the Chiefs, but for fantasy purposes, Carr has been the QB4 and the QB2 in overall weekly scoring in his past two home games versus the Chiefs, throwing for 417 and 285 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions in each of those games. The Chiefs just allowed 24.6 fantasy points to the Jaguars’ quarterbacks in Week 1 and have allowed at least 17.9 fantasy points to opposing passers in eight of their past nine games on the road.
  • Tyrell Williams: He had 26.9% of the team targets in Week 1, taking over as the lead wide receiver in a post-Antonio Brown Oakland offense. He turned that opportunity into six catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. The Chiefs surrendered 15 receptions for 273 yards and three touchdowns to Jacksonville wideouts in Week 1.
  • Darren Waller: The preseason hype matched his usage as Waller played 100% of the Oakland snaps and accrued 30.8% of the team target share. He didn’t waste the targets, catching 7-of-8 looks for 70 yards.

On the Cusp (proxy of a player’s average)

  • Josh Jacobs: He was the bell-cow on Monday night and gets a matchup here that has high-scoring potential. We should also get a good look at how much of a bell-cow he truly is, as Monday night the Raiders led wire-to-wire and set the game up ride Jacobs over mixing in Jalen Richard in a pure passing element.
  • Chiefs RBs: The split last week favored Damien Williams, especially since he was the option getting the receptions and goal-line opportunities, which carry the heaviest weight for fantasy. But LeSean McCoy looked great in the run game and his role could expand in that area, causing more of a future split between the two. The Raiders allowed 127 total yards on 26 touches to the Denver backfield in Week 1. Slot Williams in as an RB2 with McCoy as upside FLEX option.

If You Must (intriguing bench option or deeper league play) 

  • Mecole Hardman: Hardman played 53 snaps and ran 27 pass routes in the absence of Hill, but was targeted just once in the game. He caught 6-of-10 targets for 88 yards and two touchdowns this preseason and adds a discounted element of what Hill brought to the table. Hardman has elite speed (4.33 40-yard dash) and was a strong return man in college, averaging 15.2 yards per punt return at Georgia (20.1 per return in 2018).

More Week 2 Fantasy breakdowns from The Worksheet:

TB at CAR | SF at CIN | LAC at DET | MIN at GB | IND at TEN | NE at MIA | BUF at NYG | SEA at PIT | DAL at WAS | ARI at BAL | JAX at HOU | KC at OAK | CHI at DEN | NO at LAR | PHI at ATL | CLE at NYJ