Fantasy football projections, Week 15: Chiefs vs. Raiders featuring Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles and Rashad Jennings

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We break down the Week 15 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders.

The Week 15 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders could all come down to the running game. We've got all the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.

Kansas City Chiefs

With their division rival Denver Broncos losing on Thursday Night Football, the Chiefs still have a shot at a division title. A win against the Raiders on Sunday would help. Running back Jamaal Charles will no doubt play a key role in a game that might hinge on his success. The Raiders run defense is average at best and Charles will get his share of opportunities, as he does every week.

It's a good thing Charles doesn't need much to get going, because quarterback Alex Smith doesn't have much to work with in the passing game. Smith completed just 14 passes against the Washington Redskins last week, but the Chiefs won the game by 35 points, so they didn't really need much from Smith. He may have a similar day against the Raiders this week.

Oakland Raiders

Darren McFadden entered the season as the Raiders starting running back. But injuries have once again savaged the season of the athletic running back. Rashad Jennings has taken over, and after being cleared for a concussion he will once again be the starter in Week 15. Jennings has come back down to earth after a strong start, and he'll be in for a tough night against a solid Chiefs defense.

If Jennings struggles to find space, the Raiders passing game might be something to watch on Sunday. Wide receiver Denarius Moore is expected back in the lineup against the Chiefs. He's missed the last three games with a shoulder injury, and the Raiders have missed their biggest deep threat. If Moore is absent on Sunday, Rod Streater would be the best fantasy option in the passing game.

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