FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 11 Sunday Night (Chiefs at Chargers)

In a matchup versus a Kansas City defense giving up the most passing touchdowns per game, Chargers' Justin Herbert is ranked second overall with 18.8 expected FanDuel points. Which other players are in good spots on Sunday night?

In a unique fantasy format, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests, and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.

Our Brandon Gdula has done a deep dive on single-game strategy, and we have projections for the single-game slate if you select the game from the slate tab. It's worth checking out both of those things before you make your lineups.

MVP Candidates

Patrick Mahomes ($17,000): Despite a relatively tough matchup versus a Los Angeles Chargers unit ranked ninth in FanDuel points allowed per game (15.8) to quarterbacks, Mahomes stands as Sunday night's top option with a 24.4 FanDuel point projection including 25.8 completions for 2.4 touchdowns and 298.4 yards and 5.1 rushing attempts for 24.6 yards. Kansas City's offense has been super reliant on their quarterback to move the ball this season with the league's fourth highest passing play percentage at 64.3%.

Austin Ekeler ($15,000): In an optimal spot against a Kansas City Chiefs' defense allowing the most receiving production to running backs (7.4 receptions for 52.6 yards on 9 targets per game), Los Angeles' versatile back is ranked third overall with a 18.0 FanDuel point projection. Even with the expected return of Los Angeles' starting receivers, Ekeler is still first on his team in targets (7.8) and receptions (5.9).

Travis Kelce ($14,500): While Kansas City's stud tight end leads tonight's slate in receptions (6.5), receiving yards (82.7), and targets (9.3), it is worth noting Kelce's splits against the Chargers when Derwin James is on the field. According to Rich Hribar, Kelce has produced 21 receptions for 210 yards on 37 targets when James has been active compared to 28 receptions for 409 yards and three touchdowns on 38 targets when James has not been able to play.

Justin Herbert ($14,000): Ranking second overall with 18.8 expected fantasy points, the Chargers' emerging quarterback has a great opportunity against a defense allowing 20.0 FanDuel points per game and the most passing touchdowns (2.1) to his position. In three previous contests versus his division rivals since last season, Herbert has averaged 27.0 completions for 283.7 yards and 3.0 touchdowns.

Flex Considerations

Mike Williams ($12,500): After a two game absence with a high ankle sprain, Williams is expected to return in a good matchup against a secondary allowing wideouts to score 31.5 FanDuel points per game. "Big Mike" is the Chargers' top rated wideout with 9.7 expected FanDuel points including 3.9 receptions for 53.7 yards on 6.7 targets.

Keenan Allen ($10,500): Despite a nagging hamstring injury, Los Angeles' veteran wideout is on track to make his third appearance this season after a full practice on Friday. In 31 career appearances with Justin Herbert, Allen is averaging 6.7 receptions for 70.0 yards on 9.7 targets.

Isiah Pacheco ($9,000): In a mouth-watering matchup versus a Chargers' team allowing 27.4 FanDuel points per game to running backs including 23.3 rushing attempts for 133.4 yards, Kansas City's rookie is a probable candidate to lead their backfield. Pacheco handled most of Kansas City's rushing work in Week 10, accounting for a season-high 16 carries for 82 yards on a 56% offensive snap percentage.

Harrison Butker ($9,000) / Cameron Dicker ($8,500): On 13 field goal attempts in ten road games since last season, Butker has accounted for a 76.9% conversation rate while Los Angeles' rookie kicker has been perfect in seven career field goal attempts and five extra point tries.

Kadarius Toney ($8,500): With two of Kansas City's top wideouts already ruled out, Toney is expected to play an increased role with 3.8 receptions for 45.4 yards on 6.0 targets. Despite recording 17 receiving snaps in Week 10, the 23-year old saw a high usage role, produced 4 receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown on five targets.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($7,500): Ranking fourth among all pass catchers in yardage (43.7), Valdes-Scantling is another option to consider versus a Los Angeles' unit allowing 6.6 yards per attempt and 10.1 per completion. On 40 targets this season, MVS has recorded a 13.3 average depth of target with 17.7% of his volume coming 15 or more yards down the field.

Jerick McKinnon ($7,000): After Kansas City cut down their running back committee in Week 10, McKinnon continued to play on passing downs, accounting for six receptions for 56 yards on 18 receiving snaps. Rating first overall in value with a 1.46 mark, the 30 year old is a sneaky option with 4.7 projected receptions for 38.8 yards on 6.4 targets.

Gerald Everett ($7,000): If the veteran can play through his questionable designation with a groin injury, the Chargers' tight end is projected for 4.1 targets against a defense giving up 10.9 FanDuel points per game to his position.