The Denver Broncos host the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday afternoon as they look to run their record to 8-1. The matchup bodes well for the Denver aerial attack, as the Chiefs have struggled against the pass all season. The Broncos defense should also enjoy continued Fantasy success versus Alex Smith and company.
Peyton Manning ($6,200 on DraftKings) once again deserves QB1 consideration against a Chiefs defensive unit that has allowed over 2,100 yards and 16 passing TDs to opposing signal-callers per NFL.com. Manning had one of his best games of the season against the Chiefs in Week 2, included a season-high 3 TDs. Look for another multiple score performance as the Broncos move the ball at will in this contest. His DraftKings salary makes him an affordable QB option that can be paired with one of his top receivers for under $14,000 total.
One of the strengths of the Chiefs defense is in their ability to stop the run. They have given up just 5 rushing TDs and an average of less than 90 yards per game on the ground. C.J. Anderson ($3,800) has looked healthy and fresh in the two games since the bye. He has RB2 upside even in a tough matchup. Ronnie Hillman ($4,000) will stay involved as well and is a FLEX consideration as the Broncos try to control the tempo.
The Chiefs secondary will have their hands full all day. They enter the game having allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Demaryius Thomas ($7,400) has been a consistent option all season with no less than 5 receptions and at least 50 yards in every single game. Expect him to use his size advantage to out-muscle the Chiefs Dbs downfield on his way to a big yardage performance. Thomas is a definite WR1 option and recommended DraftKings play. His tag team partner, Emmanuel Sanders ($7,300), is also a Top 10 wide receiver play this week. Sanders found the end zone for the fourth time last week, and already has over 600 yards on the season.
The Chiefs have done an impressive job is limiting the effectiveness of the tight end position. They have allowed just 238 yards and 2 TDs to tight ends. Still, if bye weeks have you searching for an alternative, Owen Daniels ($2,800) could be your guy. He is coming off of his best performance of the season, hauling in 6 passes for 102 yards and a score. Daniels should be able to find room over the middle with Thomas and Sanders drawing plenty of attention. Vernon Davis ($2,500) will look to get more involved in the passing attack this week as well. He could be an impact player down the stretch for your Fantasy squad, as he gets more familiar with Manning and the rest of the Broncos offense.
The Broncos continue to be a defense you can feel confident starting each week. They have averaged 3.8 more Fantasy points per game than Seattle, the next closest defense on DraftKings. While Jeremy Maclin ($5,500), Travis Kelce ($4,800) and Charcandrick West ($4,800) all have intriguing weekly upside, the Chiefs offense is in for a long afternoon against Denver's smothering defense.
Alex Smith ($5,000) typically throws low risk passes, but the Broncos will force him out of his comfort zone. If he takes more chances, that will lead to turnover opportunities for the defense. Smith threw two interceptions in Week 2 versus the Broncos, along with only 191 yards. In his seven other games he has turned the ball over just once. Brandon McManus has been as reliable as they come in the kicker department. He is the type you can plug into your lineup regardless of matchup.
With the Falcons, Colts, Chargers and 49ers on bye this week, there are a number of Fantasy starters that need to be replaced. Let's take a look at some other quality plays for Week 10 as you continue the push towards the Fantasy playoffs. Blake Bortles ($5,600) has been one of the most impressive Fantasy QBs this season and the breakout performer rolls into Baltimore this week. In addition to only forcing 3 INTs, the Ravens have given up 16 TDs and over 2,400 yards through the air. At his salary, Bortles is a steal on DraftKings and an excellent start in seasonal formats.
The Packers have yielded an average of 380 yards per game through the air in their last three, giving Matthew Stafford ($5,400) some streaming appeal as he tries to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers ($7,500) and the Packers offense. Kirk Cousins ($5,200) is in play because he faces a Saints defense that has given up the most Fantasy points to opposing QBs.
The Giants have given up at least 100 yards on the ground in four straight games, making LeGarrette Blount ($4,900) an intriguing RB1 option this week. The Cowboys have surrendered 10 TDs to opposing RBs, along with 52 receptions and over 1,300 yards. Doug Martin ($5,600) is a strong play and Charles Sims ($3,500) deserves FLEX consideration as well.
Darren McFadden ($4,900) has rolled up at least 100 total yards in each of the last three games. He has plenty of upside as the Cowboys workhorse, even in a less than ideal matchup. Antonio Andrews ($3,700) has 39 touches in his last two outings as the clear-cut Titans starting RB. He will be leaned on heavily again vs. the Panthers, making him a value play.
Allen Robinson ($6,700) has four straight games of at least 20 DraftKings points and is a must-stack with Bortles if Allen Hurns ($5,800) misses time. Robinson is quickly developing into one of the game's brightest stars. Brandin Cooks ($6,000) has started to pick things up recently and needs to be considered a WR2 moving forward. He has 16 grabs for 240 yards and 3 TDs in the last three weeks.
A healthy Davante Adams ($4,200) will be a key factor in the Packers passing attack down the stretch. Up next is a potentially lucrative matchup versus the Lions this Sunday. Devin Funchess ($3,500) is a roll of the dice option against the Titans. He turned in his best performance of the year last week with a 3-71-1 line. If he can emerge as a reliable option for Cam Newton, he may be startable beyond the bye weeks.
Jordan Reed ($4,600) faces a Saints defense that has allowed 725 yards to the tight end position. Reed is an excellent possession receiver and has also scored three times in the last two weeks. The Raiders have given up 9 TDs to the TE position, putting Kyle Rudolph ($3,000) on the TE1 radar.
If you need a cheap waiver wire option, Zach Ertz ($3,000) has been more involved in the Eagles offense over the past month. The Panthers defense ($3,300) should have their way with the Titans on Sunday. If the Vikings are without Teddy Bridgewater ($5,100), the Raiders ($2,100) are in play at a bargain basement price. They also make a decent streaming pickup in yearly leagues.