Sunday Night Football DFS Picks, Predictions: Buy Isiah Pacheco, Chigoziem Okonkwo, More
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Pictured: Isiah Pacheco.
I have four players to target — two from each team — in this game. These players aren’t the flashiest of names and are more bargain-bin guys who could surprise.
RB Isiah Pacheco, Chiefs
Pacheco leapfrogged Clyde Edwards-Helaire as the starting RB in K.C.'s last game before its bye, but it only amounted to a 30% snap rate and eight touches for 43 yards.
Still, rookies tend to see a bump coming out of the bye week, and Pacheco has major upside if the game script plays out as the double-digit spread suggests.
TE Chigoziem Okonkwo, Titans
After averaging 12.4 snaps and a 21% snap rate in five games before the bye, Okonkwo logged 25.5 snaps per game and a 44% snap rate in the two games since.
Though the Titans didn’t call many passes last week, Okonkwo led Titans TEs with a 50% route participation rate and was just missed on a big play by Malik Willis. Regardless of who is under center for the Titans, they will likely have to throw more against the Chiefs than a Texans squad that mustered only 10 points last week.
The rookie already has a rush attempt, and 25% of his targets come in the red zone. Per Football Outsiders, the Chiefs are allowing 8.5 schedule-adjusted targets per game to TEs, which is second-most. They’ve also allowed the fourth-most TDs to the position (five).
WR Skyy Moore, Chiefs
It’s possible people are off Moore due to the Chiefs’ acquisition of Kadarius Toney, but he could be sneaky play. Rookies tend to see an increased role after the bye week, and Moore recorded a season-high 30% route participation rate in Week 7.
WR Cody Hollister, Titans
Hollister saw a season-high 57% route participation rate last week and should once again operate as the No. 3 wide receiver with Treylon Burks (toe) and Kyle Philips (hamstring) on IR.