What a difference a week makes. After the Buffalo Bills gave up 54 points to the Los Angeles Chargers, most thought that they would once again struggle to contain an AFC West opponent on the road. The Kansas City Chiefs, however, have been struggling themselves, and they continued to have problems against the Bills on Sunday. Buffalo put forth a fantastic defensive effort, thereby limiting the Chiefs’ normally-solid fantasy football weapons to very little production.
QB Alex Smith
The game’s goat was also its highest scorer, as Smith tallied 14.46 fantasy points in a losing effort. Smith had 199 passing yards, throwing a touchdown to Albert Wilson in the third quarter, as well as a game-ending interception to Tre’Davious White in the fourth quarter. Smith added 35 rushing yards on 5 carries on the day. Smith’s track record against the Bills coming in to this game was fantastic, and just as I hoped, he had his worst output against Buffalo in his entire career on Sunday.
WR Albert Wilson
Speaking of Wilson, the Chiefs’ wideout had 3 catches for 36 yards, including the aforementioned touchdown, to lead all Kansas City skill players in fantasy points. He totaled 11.1 points on the day, which was his second-highest output of the season so far. He outproduced teammates Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, who managed 8.9 and 5.4 fantasy points, respectively.
RB Kareem Hunt
So much for Hunt being a must-start. After beginning the 2017 season with a bang, scoring 24 fantasy points or more in each of his first three games, Hunt has trended downward as the season has progressed. He hasn’t made it to double-figures in fantasy scoring since a Week seven game against the Oakland Raiders, and he hasn’t rushed for 100 yards since a Week 5 win over the Houston Texans. After buoying many fantasy seasons in the early part of the year, Hunt is sinking fast, just like the Chiefs as a whole.