Mahomes leads the NFL in touchdown passes and passer rating. He also leads the league in red zone completions and touchdowns. His statistics could be even better if he was getting a better performance from his offensive line, which is allowing the seventh-most QB pressures. The Buffalo pass rush will likely get some pressure, but Mahomes has risen to the challenge each week.
The Bills have a very good secondary statistically, but one could argue it hasn’t been tested by an offense the caliber that Kansas City has. Mahomes tore it up in last season’s AFC Divisional playoff game. Buffalo will enter this game with multiple defensive backs battling through injuries which could open things up for Mahomes.
The Chiefs’ receiving corps continues to be a gamble. Last week it was Valdes-Scantling leading the way with six receptions for 90 yards, his best output of the season. Hardman also had his best stat line of the season with four catches for 73 yards. JuJu Smith-Schuster leads all Chiefs’ receivers in snaps played, but even he is struggling for week-to-week consistency.
The Chiefs could be pass-heavy against a good Buffalo run defense, but as long as Mahomes continues to spread the ball around it is impossible to predict which K.C. receiver will produce the most. All three could be flex plays in deeper leagues, with the slight edge going to Smith-Schuster based solely on volume.
Diggs has been on a tear to start the season, ranking in the top five in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He is a supreme route runner and still has the speed to take the top off the defense. He should have a big day against the rookie K.C. corners.
Davis has been feast or famine in 2022 with two big games and two quiet games. Last week he had just three catches but for an absurd 171 yards and two touchdowns. He has become one of the best deep threats in the NFL and will certainly have plenty of opportunity on Sunday. The last time Davis faced the Chiefs he racked up 201 yards and four touchdowns. He’s a must-start.
As for McKenzie, he reached double-digit fantasy points two weeks in a row before being sidelined last week with a concussion. He has been cleared to play in this game and although he has to compete with Diggs and Davis for targets, the matchup warrants McKenzie being a solid flex play.
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