NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Recap: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) stiff arms Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) to score a touch down in the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff -USA TODAY Sports

  • Travis Kelce’s quartet of touchdowns: Kelce wasn’t used much during the first 80 yards down the field, but he was a monster near the red zone, bringing in four touchdowns and powering the Chiefs' comeback.
  • Josh Jacobs’ Pro Bowl-caliber season continues: Jacobs was the Las Vegas Raiders main source of offense for the Raiders, gaining 132 yards, which puts him among the top three rushing yards leaders for the season.
  • The Raiders injured receivers: Las Vegas gained one receiver back in Hunter Renfrow, who still wasn't 100% healthy, but lost its star tight end Darren Waller.
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Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs

  • Travis Kelce: 7 receptions, 25 yards, 4 touchdowns
  • Josh Jacobs: 20 carries, 148 yards, 1 touchdown, 5 receptions, 39 receiving yards

Monitor Darren Waller‘s injury: Waller played on the Raiders' first two drives, but then left the game and didn’t return due to a hamstring injury.

  • Waller was also limited in practice earlier this week with a shoulder injury.
  • Foster Moreau is one of the rare tight-end handcuffs in the league, but he also missed this game due to a knee injury. Even if Waller misses time, Moreau might not be ready.
  • Jesper Horsted was the only other tight end on the active roster and played the majority of snaps over the rest of the game.
  • The Raiders also used a sixth offensive lineman in rushing situations on several plays.
  • Moreau would be a waiver wire target if the Waller injury is serious, but only if he is healthy before Waller.

Hunter Renfrow‘s return: Renfrow missed the last two games due to a concussion but was a full participant in practice over the last week before playing Monday night.

  • Renfrow was eased into action. He rarely played in two wide-receiver sets and was even taken out in favor of Keelan Cole at times in three-receiver sets.
  • He will likely get all of those snaps in 11 personnel back, but he wasn’t used in two-receiver sets early in the season either, unlike last season.
  • He has a reduced role compared to what he had last season, where he at least played in 67 of 206 pass plays outside of 11 personnel.
  • His fantasy value is further hurt by Las Vegas' run-game success, as he will be off the field when the Raiders use clear run formations.
  • His talent might allow him to be a fantasy starter at some point this season, but for now, it’s best to leave him on the bench.

The Chiefs' disappointing rookies: Both running back Isiah Pacheco and wide receiver Skyy Moore have been popular waiver wire targets, but neither player had a yard for the first 55 minutes.

  • The Chiefs used a heavy rotation of wide receivers throughout the night. Moore was fourth on the depth chart, as he was last week, but that left him with two catches for 15 yards. Both catches occurred within the last five minutes of the game.
  • The Chiefs relied heavily on Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first quarter, as they have in most games. Pacheco started playing on the third drive, but it was a three-and-out.
  • Jerick McKinnon gave the offense a spark on the fourth drive, and the Chiefs kept with the hot hand in the fourth quarter.
  • Both players have seen notably more playing time this season when Kansas City has a lead compared to playing from behind. The Chiefs were playing from behind for most of the game.
  • Neither player needs to be on fantasy rosters in lighter leagues.
  • Pacheco can play more in games when Kansas City leads, but it seems unlikely he sees a majority of offensive snaps without an injury anytime soon.
  • Similarly, Moore can work his way further up the depth chart, but the team has been committed to a rotation. He could see incremental increases in routes run, but it’s becoming unlikely it reaches the point where he is a fantasy starter this season.

Table Notes

  • Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.
  • Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.
  • Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.

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