Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
Final: KC 31-21
Spread: KC -9
You’ll notice a trend throughout the Chiefs write-ups here, but they dominated the game on the ground on their way to a first-round bye and the second overall seed. The Chiefs took control of this game with their explosive nature scoring on a kickoff return and an 84-yard rushing touchdown on back-to-back touches, giving them a two score lead, which they never looked back from.
Damien Williams - In what was a day dominated by the Chiefs running attack, Williams had 124 rushing yards and scored twice on just 12 carries. Williams finished his 2019 campaign off strong putting 15-plus FP games in four of his last five games. The Chiefs offense is showing its versatility dominating on the ground one game, dominating through the air the next. Williams, likely enters the 2020 campaign as the starter once again, but don’t forget they spent a draft-pick on everyone’s favorite darling, Darwin Thompson, in 2019.
Melvin Gordon - Gordon was only able to average 3.3 YPC on Sunday, but he scored a touchdown and did his damage through the air, catching six passes for 76 yards. The fact that Philip Rivers threw the ball 18 times to his running backs tells us all we need to know about where his arm is at in terms of strength. It’s likely we see Gordon in a new uniform next year and if we don’t he’ll be high-end RB2 entering the campaign.
Austin Ekeler - The 46 yards he contributed on the ground was nice, but it was another normal day for Ekeler catching nine-of-11 targets for 43 more yards. Even if he’s backing up Gordon next year or maybe even Justin Jackson , Ekeler has PPR value clearly. Ekeler ended up catching 91 passes this year and he fell just SEVEN yards shy of 1,000 receiving, but ended up with 1,500-plus total.
Keenan Allen - After a hot start to his campaign, Allen really struggled through most of it but finished off strong caching nine-of-10 targets for 82 yards and a score. Allen still ended up top-10 amongst all receivers in targets, receptions and yards, despite some really mediocre weeks during the season. Allen is a WR2 heading into 2020.
Hunter Henry - Henry was great when he originally returned from injury all the way back in October, but it was a mixed bag of results from the middle of November until the end of the campaign if we’re being honest. Health has always been the concern when talking about Henry and he’s a TE1 when he’s on the field, but he hasn’t given us a 16 game season three seasons in.
Patrick Mahomes - We mentioned it up top when talking about Williams, but the Chiefs dominated on the ground and the Chiefs simply didn’t need to rely on Mahomes’ arm in this one. Mahomes only threw 26 touchdowns compared to 50 last season, but the injury Mahomes suffered really slowed him down quite a bit. Lamar Jackson is going to be the first QB off the board in drafts next year, but Mahomes will be second.
Mike Williams - Williams surpassed the 1,000 yard mark with his 38 yard day, but it was still a bust overall notching just two receptions without any scores. Williams has not lived up to the first-round draft pick LA used on him in 2017 and that’s partially due to how many weapons the team has and partially due to health. Mainly due to health, to be honest.
Travis Kelce - The Chiefs offense revolved around the run and Kelce couldn’t get anything going offensively catching three-of-five targets for 24 yards total. Kelce has had another great season, but if there was one negative throughout the whole campaign it’s the five touchdowns he scored. He’s the top TE on the board for 2020.
There were no injuries to report here.