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Week 13 Sunday Night Showdown DFS Primer (Broncos at Chiefs)

by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
Dec 4, 2021
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The Chiefs are coming out of their bye for a Sunday Night Football showdown with the division-rival Broncos. The game’s spread suggests this will be a lopsided win for the host Chiefs. Further, they seemed to find their footing before their bye. However, will the bye derail their momentum against the erratic Broncos? Below, I analyze both teams, hoping to unearth the top single-game slate options.

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Game: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Spread: KC -9.5 Points

Over/Under: 47.0 Points

Broncos Analysis: The matchup looks great for Teddy Bridgewater at a cursory glance. Unfortunately, it's likely to be a tricky draw since Kansas City's no longer the roaring tire fire they were earlier this year. Yes, according to Football Outsiders, the Chiefs are 21st in pass defense Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA). Still, according to Pro-Football-Reference, they've allowed under 250 passing yards in five of six games since Week 6. In the outlier, they coughed up only 266 passing yards. Thus, while Bridgewater is a defensible play because he's a starting quarterback on a single-game slate, he's not a must-use player.


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