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NFL Week 9 Fantasy Football Recap: Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) races past Tennessee Titans cornerback Terrance Mitchell (39) during the second quarter at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. Nfl Tennessee Titans At Kansas City Chiefs

Derrick Henry: 17 carries, 115 yards, 2 touchdowns

Mecole Hardman: 6 receptions, 79 yards, 1 touchdown


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Kadarius Toney joins the Chiefs: Toney made his Chiefs debut but played nearly all of his snaps during the first 20 minutes of the game.

  • He played seven of a possible 33 snaps over the Chiefs' first three drives, which tied with Skyy Moore for fifth-most among their wide receivers.
  • Three of his seven snaps came from the slot. All six of the Chiefs wide receivers played at least three snaps from the slot in that time.
  • He also took two snaps from more of a tight end alignment and stance.
  • Toney caught two passes for 12 yards in his limited time.
  • He returned for one snap in the fourth quarter and another in overtime.
  • He should be on fantasy rosters but remain on the bench until he gets more playing time.
  • Justin Watson also played more than usual. He caught two passes for 37 yards.
  • Most of their playing time came at the expense for Mecole Hardman.
  • Hardman keeps scoring touchdowns, but it’s hard to consider him a fantasy starter with how often he comes off the field.

Bench Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Isaiah Pacheco was named the starter two weeks ago and received significantly more playing time than Edwards-Helaire for the first time.

  • Pacheco took just a slight majority over Edwards-Helaire in Week 6 before the bye.
  • Kansas City completely abandoned the run game early on. Pacheco, Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon gained 4-5 yards each on 3-5 carries each.
  • This was the fourth straight game where Edwards-Helaire tallied under 40 rushing yards. He’s caught only one pass in the past three weeks and only scored one touchdown in the last four.
  • McKinnon dominated snaps throughout the second half as the Chiefs were playing from behind.
  • Six of the Chiefs' nine remaining opponents have losing records with three or fewer wins on the season.
  • The game scripts in those games will be much more favorable to the Chiefs' run game, which could mean big games for Pacheco ahead.
  • Kansas City has been more reliant on their youngest players in those scripts, which makes the schedule better news for Pacheco than Edwards-Helaire.

Drop Robert Woods: Woods didn’t catch his only target.

  • No Titans wide receiver caught a pass against the Chiefs.
  • That should change once Ryan Tannehill is starting again, but that won’t be enough to warrant keeping him. 
  • This was his fifth-straight game and seventh total game total under 40 receiving yards.
  • He’s yet to catch more than four passes in a game.
  • Treylon Burks should be returning soon, which will take away from Woods’ snaps and targets.
  • The Titans have the fourth-worst schedule for wide receivers over the rest of the 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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