Each week I take a look at every NFL game in an attempt to identify players that can be stacked together to maximize value in GPP play at FanDuel and DraftKings. I examine the spreads and totals for each game as well as the implied totals for each team and blend that with the likeliest script that these games will follow. In doing so, I attempt to find players that can pay dividends for your lineup. In some cases, I will also provide a pivot within the stack to another player and give reasons as to why a pivot might make sense. You can use this information as a guide, and you will have multiple options to help you to sort through the noise while you put lineups together that can offer a degree of security.
Note: This article has been edited as of 10:10 AM on 12/1/19 to reflect the issues arising from injuries to Rams tight end Gerald Everett and Eagles tight end Zach Ertz. Everything added is in the red text has been added.
FanDuel: Mahomes ($8,600) + Hill ($8,300) = $16,900
DraftKings: Mahomes ($7,400) + Hill ($8,900) = $16,300
Facing the No. 30 ranked DVOA pass defense and the No. 28 ranked pass defense allowing 266.8 yards per game
Game Total - 51.5
Implied Totals - Chiefs at 30.5 points and Raiders at 21 points
Game Line - Kansas City Chiefs -9.5
The Kansas City Chiefs are at home this weekend as they face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday for a Week 13 AFC West matchup. This game carries the highest total of the week (51.5), and points are expected here. The Chiefs are expected to go over four touchdowns in the game (30.5), and it is not all that difficult to see Mahomes and the Chiefs receiving weapons getting them over the total in this game as the Raiders are struggling on defense.
Mahomes has thrown for 19 touchdowns and two interceptions in the nine games he has started in 2019. He has thrown for 2808 yards, and on the ground, he has accumulated 141 yards. He missed the Week 8 game versus Green Bay and the Week 9 game against Minnesota due to a knee injury, but he returned in Week 10 and picked up where he left off.