This is a breakdown of one-game DFS contests for the Monday Night Football matchup featuring the Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC. Be sure to check our Models up until kickoff for up-to-date projections that reflect the latest breaking news.
Cash Game Strategy
It goes without saying that Patrick Mahomes projects for the highest median, floor, and ceiling on the slate in our DraftKings Showdown Models. Historically, Mahomes’s best fantasy performances have come on the road: According to our NFL Trends tool, Mahomes averages 28.72 DraftKings points, a +9.1 Plus/Minus, and 76% Consistency Rating in away games compared to 23.88/+4.0/57% at Arrowhead. There’s probably some artificial inflation behind the spread in this game ballooning from Kansas City -4.5 to Kansas City -7, but this slate still sets up best for a Chiefs onslaught in cash games. With Mahomes in the Captain spot, you can also fit in Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Harrison Butker, and Chiefs DST if you punt the last spot with Bears rookie wide receiver Riley Ridley. The fourth-round pick out of Georgia has set new career-highs in snap count in back-to-back weeks with 29 and 41, respectively, and he’s a good bet to continue seeing the field with the Bears eliminated from playoff contention.
On FanDuel, it makes more sense to use Mitchell Trubisky in place of Kelce, as the 0.5 PPR scoring system gives even QBs with middling projections the edge over most skill players. With Mahomes in the MVP spot and Trubisky and Hill, you can also fit Butker and Bears starting tight end Jesper Horsted, the top projected value under $8,000 in our new FanDuel ANYFLEX Models. Horsted is playing right around half of the snaps and could see extra targets funneled his way, as coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s defense has funneled the most schedule-adjusted targets in the league to opposing tight ends, per Football Outsiders.
Core GPP Plays