Chiefs vs. Football Team Prediction
The Chiefs are laying over a touchdown on the road to the Football Team on Sunday in Washington but at 2-3, is Kansas City trustworthy to cover that number? Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET.
257 Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5) at 258 Washington Football Team (+6.5); o/u 54
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 17, 2021
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Kansas City Chiefs DFS Spin
Patrick Mahomes completed 33-of-54 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chiefs' Week 5 loss to the Bills. Mahomes made a few questionable decisions that led to turnovers and generally had a tough time against a stingy Bills defense. It was an uncharacteristically poor performance for arguably the best player in football, who will look to return to form in Week 6 against a Washington defense that has been gashed through the air all season. Mahomes remains a high-end QB1.
Washington Football Team DFS Spin
Taylor Heinicke completed 20-of-41 passes for 248 yards and two interceptions in the Football Team's Week 5 loss to the Saints, adding five rushes for 40 yards. Heinicke's willingness to flee the pocket -- he's rushed 22 times in four starts this season -- has kept him viable for fantasy purposes, but his erratic play is edging toward disastrous. He had a handful of head-scratching throws, trying to jam the ball into double and triple coverage despite a noticeable lack of elite arm strength. New Orleans defenders dropped a couple interceptions while picking Heinicke twice on Sunday. Heinicke will be tough to bench in Week 6 against an atrocious Kansas City defense allowing 8.9 yards per pass attempt, the third highest rate in the league through five weeks.
Chiefs vs. Football Team Betting Prediction
The Chiefs are 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games overall, are 1-5 against the number in their last six games as a favorite and are 0-5 at the betting window in their last five games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game. The Football Team, meanwhile, is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games in October and are 9-3 against the number in their last 12 games following a double-digit loss at home.
NFL WEEK 6 BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM +6.5