Kansas City Chiefs defense maintains fantasy value vs. Titans

Rich Schultz

The Chiefs forced the Titans' first turnover of the season. And the second. And the third. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Tennessee Titans entered Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs not having turned the ball over once all season. The Kansas City Chiefs entered the game as the top-scoring defense in fantasy on the season. Something had to give, and that something was the Titans.

The Chiefs forced three turnovers, returning one for a touchdown, in Kansas City's 26-17 victory over Tennessee. The Chiefs picked quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick off twice (once each by Quintin Demps and Marcus Cooper), and Cooper also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.

Fantasy impact: The relatively turnover-prone Fitzpatrick was starting after a hip injury to regular starter Jake Locker in last week's game, meaning these turnovers weren't a total surprise. Nonetheless, Kansas City maintained its grip on the "best defense in fantasy" crown in this game.

The Chiefs' next four games come against Oakland, Houston, Cleveland, and Buffalo. None of those defenses really scares Chiefs D/ST owners a lot (with Houston as a possible exception, but they aren't a dominant offense). After Kansas City's Week 10 bye, the Chiefs face the powerful Denver Broncos offense, so that might be the time to look elsewhere. Until the, start and enjoy.

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