Oakland at Kansas City
QB Alex Smith: Smith has only posted 15 or more fantasy points three times in his last seven games. Oakland have improved against QBs over the past four weeks. Put him on the bench.
RB Spencer Ware: Ware’s high volume makes him a must-start every week. He’s an RB1 on a short week against an Oakland defense allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
WR Jeremy Maclin: Maclin is set to return from a groin injury this week, but that doesn’t mean he should return to your fantasy lineup.
WR Tyreek Hill: Hill’s high upside warrants consideration. He could win your playoff game single-handedly, but Maclin’s return could take away touches.
TE Travis Kelce: Kelce leads TEs over the past four weeks. Alex Smith is finding him the ball. He should continue to produce against an Oakland defense soft against TEs.
QB Derek Carr: You’re starting Carr at this point. While Kansas City has allowed eighth most points to opposing QBs this season, Carr plays on a short week against a division opponent. Keep expectations in check.
RB Latavius Murray: Murray has been great for fantasy owners of late, and he should produce even in a tough matchup.
WR Amari Cooper/Michael Crabtree: No team allows more points to WRs than the Chiefs. Bear in mind the Raiders are the road team on a Thursday night. Cap expectations, but these two need to be started.