Pennington has been the perfect QB for the Dolphins this year, even though he isn't a worthy fantasy QB. He has just 14 TDs on the season, but also only six INTs, with two of those TDs coming last week in the 14-9 win over San Francisco. He completed just 12-of-19 passes for 156 yards, with both TDs coming to his tight ends. Look for similar success this week as the Chiefs rank 30th in the NFL against the pass, but don't start him in your championship game.
With the Niners controlling the ball for 38-plus minutes last week, Brown was limited to 10 carries for 67 yards and only one catch for nine yards. But this week he has a favorable matchup at Kansas City as the Chiefs rank 30th in the NFL against the run, allowing over 155 yards per game. Look for the Dolphins to turn the tables this week and control the ball and the clock with the help of a big game from Brown.
Williams hasn't been a factor for the Dolphins for several weeks and he wasn't a factor last week, either, gaining just 23 yards on seven carries vs. San Francisco. Williams hasn't scored in the last five games and shouldn't be active on any fantasy playoff rosters despite a nice matchup in K.C.
After three straight big games, Bess was finally corralled by the Niners' ball-control offense as he was limited to just three catches for 25 yards. Bess continues to be the best option for the Dolphins' passing game and is a worthy fantasy play in Week 16 as the Chiefs rank 30th in the NFL against the pass.
Ginn Jr. has been invisible the last couple of games for Miami, catching just two passes for six yards last week vs. San Francisco and now catching just three passes for 24 yards in his last two games. He hasn't reached the end zone in each of his last five games and is a risky fantasy play this week, even with the great matchup against a weak Chiefs' passing defense. It's your call if you want to take the gamble this week.
Martin caught his first TD pass since Week 1 when he outjumped the Niners for a 61-yard pass play in the first game of last week's 14-9 win. He finished with two catches for 66 yards, but shouldn't be a starter on any fantasy playoff rosters this week. Enjoy last week's success, but don't expect it again this week.
Fasano had two catches for 20 yards in last week's win over San Francisco and he will see a handful of targets again this week. TE Joey Haynos caught a 19-yard TD pass last week, but don't expect him to be a factor this week.
Thigpen performed well enough for the Chiefs to win last week, but the defense and special teams failed at the end and the Chargers rallied back for a 22-21 win. Thigpen completed 19-of-28 passes for 171 yards and a TD, and he also rushed 10 times for 40 yards. He's not a worthy fantasy play during Championship Week as the Dolphins rank 20th vs. the pass, but he has the ability to be the Chiefs' QB of the future, and a pretty good one in time.
Johnson hasn't scored the last two games for K.C., but he did throw a TD pass last week. LJ faked the sweep and pulled up to throw a 4-yard TD strike to Tony Gonzalez. LJ finished with 55 yards rushing on 17 carries and added 18 yards on three receptions, but he's a risky fantasy play this week as the Dolphins rank 11th vs. the run and have been stout against the run all year. Look for 15-20 touches and limited success this week against Miami.
Bowe did all of his damage in the first half last week vs. San Diego, catching six passes for 44 yards and a TD. He caught a 1-yard TD slant from Thigpen in the second quarter, but was then shut out in the second half. Look for continued success this week as the Chiefs battle the Dolphins right to the wire.
Gonzalez continued his All-Pro season by catching his eighth TD pass of the season, this one from Johnson. Gonzo finished with six catches for 62 yards and a score as he now has five TD catches in his last six games. Look for another big game this week as the Dolphins will struggle to defend him this week.
Barth missed two field goals last week from 34 and 50 yards and that was the difference in last week's 22-21 loss. He has scored just 47 points in eight games and shouldn't be on any fantasy playoff rosters this week.
The Chiefs actually got three sacks last week to improve their season total to nine, but this is a bad fantasy defense and it shouldn't be active on any fantasy playoff roster during championship week.