This marks the end of the Jerick McKinnon/Clyde Edwards-Helaire platoon in the Chiefs backfield, and more importantly, the return of Isiah Pacheco to the Chiefs’ lineup. HC Andy Reid said that Pacheco is ‘good to go’ and will draw the start against the Raiders this week, who have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to running backs this season. The last time we saw Pacheco in action, he had scored three touchdowns in his past two games from Weeks 12-13, and he’ll look to replicate that production in Week 16 after a two-week hiatus. Pacheco will likely rank as a low-RB1/high-RB2 in the second round of the fantasy playoffs assuming he steps right back into the role he vacated when he went down with the injury in the first place. Meanwhile, both Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire should be expected to fall back out of fantasy relevance with Pacheco’s re-entry into the backfield.
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