Sunday Night Football FanDuel Picks: Chiefs-Packers DFS lineup advice for NFL Week 13 single-game tournaments

The reigning-champion Chiefs travel to Lambeau this weekend to face the Packers on Sunday Night Football. With Kansas City losing two of its past four games and Green Bay winning three of its past four, this could low-key be quite the interconference clash. Today we will share our optimal FanDuel single-game tournament lineups for this one, and hopefully help you close out the weekend with some daily fantasy cash. 

It’s been a topsy-turvy season for Jordan Love and the Packers, but they have started to hit their stride over the past month. A massive win over the Lions on Thanksgiving Day certainly seems like the early highlight of Love’s career, especially considering top running back Aaron Jones was sidelined and an embattled Green Bay o-line held its own against an Aidan Hutchinson-led Detroit pass-rush. 

Things haven’t been quite so peachy for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, who will play at Lambeau for the first time in the Mahomes era. Sure, they just dismantled the Raiders last week — and they remain atop the AFC West at 8-3. However, they also dropped two games in November, while moving to No. 1 in the NFL with a whopping 30 drops. Kansas City sure could use Offensive Player of the Year candidate Tyreek Hill this season. 

Will the Packers stay hot and stun the defending champs? Or, will Kansas City build off its win over Vegas and seal a second-straight road victory? This one might actually be too close to call, at least on the spread (KC’s giving the home-field Pack 5.5 points). However, we have plenty of confidence in our FanDuel single-game tournament lineup for this one, and we hope you consider joining in on the fun with us and rolling this one out. 

Before we break down our picks and strategy, here are the most notable scoring rules for FanDuel contests: four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.

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$60,000 budget, must include at least one player from each team

MVP (1.5x points) Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs ($17,500)

We’re nothing if not predictable. Every week, we explain that the best option at MVP is the player we project to score the most fantasy points. It’s simple, really — you’re getting 1.5 times the player’s fantasy production without having to pay 1.5 times his salary. So, why not pick the two-time MVP and two-time Super Bowl MVP? He may look a bit pedestrian lately in terms of what we expect from him, but he’s still by far the best player in this game. He’s averaging 19.8 FD points per game and facing a below-average Packers D that has allowed 568 passing yards over the past two weeks. Don’t overthink it, boys and girls — make the legit MVP your MVP!

FLEX Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs ($14,500)

So many people will understandably turn to Jordan Love at $15,000 here, but we simply can’t stay away from the QB-TE stack in this one. Mahomes and Kelce remain one of the most electric connections in the NFL, and they always seem to thrive in primetime games. Over 14 evening games across the past three seasons, Mr. Swift has averaged 81.9 receiving yards while scoring 13 total TDs. How can we avoid a player with this high a ceiling against a below-average Packers D so we can pick an inexperienced QB against the Chiefs’ D? Drafting Mahomes and Kelce just makes too much sense. 

FLEX Isiah Pacheco, RB, Chiefs ($13,500)

Stack, stack, stackin’ ’em up! Can you tell we like Kansas City in this one? Not only did we pick the Chiefs in our Week 13 best bets column, Bill Bender also has KC beating his Packers 27-19 and Vinnie Iyer has KC beating Green Bay 27-24. We’re all over the champs! And Isiah Pacheco is a big reason why. The second-year back has been running fast and furious this season, averaging 4.2 yards per carry and racking up six total TDs. His emergence has made life easier for Mahomes, especially considering so many of the Chiefs’ wideouts have struggled with drops. The Packers have been a soft run defense all season, allowing 4.4 yards per carry and 135.2 rushing yards per game. Check off a third straight Chief and draft Pacheco!

FLEX Tucker Kraft, TE, Packers ($7,500)

Shield your eyes, Cheeseheads — if we didn’t have to roster at least one player from each team, we wouldn’t have drafted any Packers to our lineup. We just don’t love any of the receivers’ salaries, AJ Dillon remains one of the worst plodders in the NFL, and Jordan Love has a low ceiling against Chris Jones and the Chiefs’ front-seven. Kraft seems like the only bargain of the Green Bay pass-catching bunch — he’s caught four of his past four targets for 47 yards over the past two games, and he found the end zone last week. Kraft us up a double-digit performance, Tucker!

FLEX Skyy Moore, WR, Chiefs ($7,000)

Another Chiefs’ skill-position player, you’re probably thinking. Who does this guy think he is, anyway? Well, my friend, I’m building what I feel is an optimal DFS lineup based upon the game narrative I expect to unfold this Sunday night. Kansas City needs to build off the momentum it gained last week in Las Vegas, and Andy Reid’s squad needs wins to stay in contention for the top seed in the AFC. Mahomes will absolutely be airing the ball out against Green Bay, which remains one of the most banged-up defenses in the NFL. Moore has caught six of his past eight targets for 71 yards, so we like his floor better than we like the ceiling of anyone priced in this range. 

Best Chiefs-Packers SuperDraft DFS Picks

As we have every week, we’re also listing our favorite single-game DFS plays on SuperDraft

For those unfamiliar, SuperDraft’s DFS scoring involves point multipliers as opposed to traditional salary-capped or tiered contests. A winning lineup will likely feature a strong mix of stud fantasy contributors with 1x-1.6x boosts, as well as matchup-based sleepers with larger multipliers. Each player is assigned a scoring multiplier based on their value as determined by SuperDraft. Users can roster any player in their lineup with no restrictions.

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Here are the most notable scoring rules for SuperDraft NFL contests: Half-point PPRfour-point passing TDstwo-point bonuses for 100 rushing yards100 receiving yardsand 300 passing yards.

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  • Champion (+50% points): Isiah Pacheco, RB, Chiefs (1.8x)
  • Super FLEX: Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs (1.6x)
  • Super FLEX: Jayden Reed, WR, Packers (2.35x)
  • Super FLEX: Romeo Doubs, WR, Packers (2.4x)
  • Super FLEX: Justin Watson, WR, Chiefs (2.55x)

We employed a fairly similar approach with our SuperDraft DFS lineup, but we moved away from Mahomes as we felt that 90 percent of salary-free entries will include him. Contrarian plays tend to cash in when price tags are off the table and high multipliers are the key to victory. If the Packers are playing from behind, Reed and Doubs will see plenty of volume — and 200 combined yards and two total TDs from the trio of Reed, Doubs, and Justin Watson should bump us up considerably with these massive boosts. 

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