The stars will come out during Sunday night’s divisional round finale when the Bills take on the Chiefs in Kansas City. Our DraftKings Showdown lineup fits both quarterbacks, but to do that, we’re forced to find some value sleepers and fade some big-name stars. Single-game playoff lineups are always hard to put together, but we think we have a contender next.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Bills vs. chiefs
Budget of $50,000, at least one player from each team is needed.
Davis has been hot down the stretch for Buffalo, scoring five TDs in the last six games and seeing at least seven goals three times. He’s Buffalo’s best big-play receiver, so hopefully he can hit at least one deep shot and get his usual collection of looks in the red zone. Not the safest “Captain” pick, but offers the most potential for the money.
You’re not going to find many safer plays than Allen. Even when he has a rare poor passing game like he did in Week 17 against Atlanta (120 yards, no TDs, three TDs), he picks up the slack on the ground (81 rushing yards, two TDs). After tearing apart the Patriots’ acclaimed defense last week, Allen should have no problem improving his stats against Kansas City’s stellar defensive unit. Allen might have a turnover or two, but it’s not crazy to think he can put up numbers similar to what he did against KC in Week 5 (315 receiving yards, 59 rushing yards, four total TDs).
Mahomes has come on at just the right time, and while Buffalo has impressive defensive numbers, we all know Mahomes can take on anyone. It’s not easy fitting both him and Allen into a lineup, but it feels like a must given the advantage of both quarterbacks.
Singletary has become Buffalo’s undisputed No. 1 RB, averaging 18.4 carries over the past five games. He also had eight touchdowns in that span, so he’s sure to be a popular pick. Kansas City has a decent run defense, so maybe it makes sense to fade Singletary, but he’s too involved as a running back and receiver to completely ignore him at this relatively affordable price.
Hardman is a big-play player who usually gets a fair amount of opportunities in Kansas City’s creative offense. You could really flip a coin among the Chiefs’ secondary players, but we expect the Bills to try to take Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, leaving someone like Hardman to pick up the slack.
Regardless of how well Buffalo’s defense plays, Kansas City will undoubtedly move the ball around a lot. Butker’s field goal attempts have been disappointing this year, but we still like his floor at this price.