Kansas City
Chiefs
Stadium Arrowhead Stadium
12-4-0 Overall | 6-0 AFC WEST 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense98.1293.128.2
Defense128.2242.619.3
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Sat  8/10
vs
Bengals
W38-17
Week 3Sat  8/17
@
Steelers
L7-17
Week 4Sat  8/24
vs
49ers
L17-27
Week 5Thu  8/29
@
Packers
L20-27
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
@
Jaguars
W40-26
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Raiders
W28-10
Week 3Sun  9/22
vs
Ravens
W33-28
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Lions
W34-30
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Colts
L13-19
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
Texans
L24-31
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Chiefs were a neutral zone infraction away from going to the Super Bowl and acquired Frank Clark to help shore up the defense. The Chargers are without Derwin James for most of the season. Motivation and talent carries them to a Top 2 seed in the AFC and they are our Super Bowl favorite. Oddsmakers and our simulation say Chiefs have the best chance to win the Super Bowl (6/1, 14.3%). Even with the juice, the Chiefs are a good betting value. Their 18.2% chance to win the Super Bowl (based on simulations) is #1 in the league. They are also a good bet to win the AFC at 11/4, 26.7%. Their sim chance is 29.2%. The Chiefs are averaging 10.9 wins per sim which makes them a decent bet to win over 10.5 games. At -500 the Chiefs are a good value to make the playoffs with a 87.1% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 1/2, 66.7%. They win the division in 60.8% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #2 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

With a 12-4 record they managed to beat the high expectations that oddsmakers had of them (expected win percentage = 64%). They were very good against the spread going 9-6-1 for (+240 profit). They went over 10 times and came in under 6 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Jacksonville Jaguars. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an elite scoring team based on points per game, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game and below average in yards per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Patrick Mahomes who is projected to be the #1 QB. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
73 Allegretti, Nick G6-432004/21/19960Illinois
68 Barton, Jackson T6-730208/08/19950Utah
81 Bell, Blake TE6-625208/07/19915Oklahoma
21 Breeland, Bashaud DB5-1119501/30/19926Clemson
30 Brown, Alex CB5-918308/30/19960South Carolina State
7 Butker, Harrison K6-420507/14/19953Georgia Tech
20 Claiborne, Morris CB5-1119202/07/19908LSU
55 Clark, Frank DE6-326006/14/19935Michigan
2 Colquitt, Dustin P6-321005/06/198215Tennessee
76 Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent G6-532102/11/19916McGill (Canada)
75 Erving, Cameron T6-531308/23/19925Florida State
27 Fenton, Rashad DB5-1118802/17/19970South Carolina
72 Fisher, Eric T6-731501/05/19917Central Michigan
29 Fuller, Kendall CB5-1119802/13/19954Virginia Tech
17 Hardman, Mecole WR5-1018703/12/19980Georgia
52 Harris, Demone LB6-427212/30/19951Buffalo
4 Henne, Chad QB6-322207/02/198512Michigan
10 Hill, Tyreek WR5-1018503/01/19944West Alabama
53 Hitchens, Anthony ILB6-023506/10/19926Iowa
60 Hunter, Ryan G6-331604/01/19951Bowling Green
95 Jones, Chris DE6-631007/03/19944Mississippi State
87 Kelce, Travis TE6-526010/05/19897Cincinnati
92 Kpassagnon, Tanoh DE6-728906/14/19943Villanova
50 Lee, Darron ILB6-123210/18/19944Ohio State
24 Lucas, Jordan SS6-119008/02/19934Penn State
15 Mahomes, Patrick QB6-323009/17/19953Texas Tech
32 Mathieu, Tyrann SS5-919005/13/19927LSU
25 McCoy, LeSean RB5-1121007/12/198811Pittsburgh
8 Moore, Matt QB6-321908/09/198412Oregon State
56 Niemann, Ben LB6-223507/27/19952Iowa
91 Nnadi, Derrick NT6-131205/09/19962Florida State
44 O'Daniel, Dorian LB6-122009/04/19942Clemson
64 Pennel, Mike DT6-433205/09/19916Colorado State-Pueblo
13 Pringle, Byron WR6-120311/17/19932Kansas State
59 Ragland, Reggie ILB6-225209/23/19934Alabama
62 Reiter, Austin C6-330011/27/19914South Florida
11 Robinson, Demarcus WR6-120309/21/19944Florida
99 Saunders, Khalen DT6-032408/09/19960Western Illinois
71 Schwartz, Mitchell T6-532006/08/19898California
42 Sherman, Anthony RB5-1024212/11/19889Connecticut
49 Sorensen, Daniel DB6-220803/05/19906BYU
94 Suggs, Terrell OLB6-326510/11/198217Arizona State
34 Thompson, Darwin RB5-820002/12/19970Utah State
35 Ward, Charvarius CB6-119805/16/19962Middle Tenn.
14 Watkins, Sammy WR6-121106/14/19936Clemson
23 Watts, Armani DB5-1120503/19/19962Texas A&M
26 Williams, Damien RB5-1122404/03/19926Oklahoma
98 Williams, Xavier DT6-230901/18/19925Northern Iowa
54 Wilson, Damien OLB6-024505/28/19935Minnesota
41 Winchester, James LS6-324008/06/19895Oklahoma
61 Wisniewski, Stefen G6-330503/22/19899Penn State
77 Wylie, Andrew G6-630908/19/19942Eastern Michigan
82 Yelder, Deon TE6-425503/06/19952Western Kentucky