This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
We're treated to the highest total game of Week 11 on Monday night, with FanDuel Sportsbook at 52.5 for the Chiefs "at" the Chargers in Mexico City, with the Chiefs 4.5-point favorites. The Chargers' offense still has good skill players, though it hasn't led to a plethora of points, failing to score more than 24 points in eight of 10 games, though they've reached exactly 24 twice. Meanwhile, the Chiefs haven't had problems scoring, certainly not with Patrick Mahomes healthy, but given their defensive problems, points are expected to be scored on both sides.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ($12,000 DK, $16,500 FD) is by far the most expensive player on both sites, sitting $1,400 more than the second-highest and $3,000 more than the third-highest on DraftKings, and he's $1,000 and $2,500 more than the same spots on FanDuel. His salary is so high on DraftKings that he takes up 36 percent of the total salary cap if you use him as captain. The benefit of Mahomes is that you never really have to worry whether or not he's a good play on his own; of course he is. The real issue is whether he's worth the price, and Monday night's makes it very tough to roster him with his receivers, making lineups without Mahomes but multiple pass catchers an alternative to burning so much salary in one spot. Then again, there will be people who still jam him into the 1.5x multiplier and hope their value plays (i.e. cheap