The top two teams in the AFC West face off Sunday night, though being close in the standings doesn’t mean the game is expected to be close, as the 8-1 Chiefs are 8.0-point road favorites against the 6-3 Raiders in a game with a very attractive 57.0-point total on DraftKings Sportsbook. The Raiders are responsible for the Chiefs’ lone loss this season, a 40-32 win road win in Week 5, which has them as the only team undefeated in AFC West play. Surely the Chiefs will be looking for revenge, but the Raiders at least had one recipe for taking them down.
After a bit of a lull that saw him fail to reach 240 yards in three of four games, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ($13,400 DK, $16,500 FD) has been red hot of late, completing 61-of-87 passes for 788 yards and nine touchdowns in the past two games, a span that saw Kansas City score 68 points. Granted, those games were against the winless Jets and the 3-6 (at the time) Panthers, but he still took care of business. Mahomes’ 2,687 passing yards this season are the fifth-most in the NFL (even though three of the four quarterbacks ahead of him have played one more game), his 8.2 YPA is the fourth-highest in the league, and he’s amazingly only thrown one interception on 329 passes, with 25 going for touchdowns.
He struggled with his accuracy in the first game against the Raiders, completing just 22-of-43 passes (his worst