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3 Chiefs Player Props to Target Following Travis Kelce’s Injury

Aug 26, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (1) runs the ball against Cleveland Browns linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk (51) during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 26, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (1) runs the ball against Cleveland Browns linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk (51) during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /
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The news of Travis Kelce’s injury quickly shook Chiefs Kingdom to its core, causing panic across the fanbase and drastically altering the spread for this week’s Thursday Night Football showdown with the upstart Lions.

Kelce’s potential absence obviously looms large over the contest, but it does give bettors value in some key areas. The odds are creeping Detroit’s way, but Kansas City still has Patrick Mahomes and I’m confident he’s going to get his yards.

Some under-the-radar players are worth targeting with player props as a result. If you want to bet on any of these props, DraftKings Sportsbook is giving new users an INSTANT $200 bonus for any $5 bet! Back one of these props and you’ll instantly receive $200 in bonus bets!

Now, let’s look at the three players I’m betting on following Kelce’s injury.

3 Chiefs Player Props to Target Following Travis Kelce’s Injury

1. Skyy Moore

Skyy Moore is an obvious candidate to step up in Kelce’s stead. He’s slated to fill a similar archetype to Juju Smith-Schuster last season, serving as a versatile safety blanket who can attack all areas of the field.

Just last week Brett Veach said he expected a “big jump” from Moore and he’s slated to start in an every-down role. The second-year player may have disappointed in his rookie season but it’s clear the organization intends to make Moore a focal point of the offense.

Getting Moore at 40.5 receiving yards in a game without Kelce feels like stealing. He’ll only need roughly three catches to clear that total and I expect him to get upwards of eight or so targets.

Against a defense that ranked among the league’s worst last season, Moore will have plenty of opportunities to hit this over. Kansas City can’t afford to get into a slugfest with an offense as good as Detroit’s, so the foot will be on the gas offensively and that means Moore will shine.