ProFootballDoc: Get ‘Healthy’ Monday For Chiefs Over Giants?

It was a scary Halloween and things did not go our way on Sunday, so the overall record drops to 24-16. At least we are still plus-eight on the season through eight weeks.

The JAX vs SEA under 44.5 was very solid, but the late onside kick returned for a TD made it closer than we wanted. Even with being right on Dak Prescott not playing, the Cowboys won with Cooper Rush. Readers did get a good opportunity to middle as one could have taken Minnesota -2.5 and come back with Dallas +4.5 for a monster 3 and 4 middle for a double win, but in the end, that was not to be.

Cleveland’s QB1, RB1, WR1, WR2, LT and RT all overcame injuries to play as we expected, but could not cash in versus Pittsburgh.

Calvin Ridley’s sudden surprise stepping away from football for personal reasons helped submarine our Falcons choice. Finally, the Bengals laid an egg against the Jets with a backup quarterback.

Monday’s game shows a significant health imbalance.


The Chiefs have the opportunity to get back to being the Super Bowl contending team we have come to know, not the sub-.500 team so far this season. The betting public still believes (or they lack faith in the Giants), and the road favorites will have to cover -10.5.

Kansas City overall is the healthier side by a considerable margin (+20.2 SIC score). The Giants are without Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay and the entire starting left side of the offensive line. All the other pass catchers are dealing with injury issues, but most will play through.

On the other side, the Chiefs miss only RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, while the Giants are down three starters, including safety Jabrill Peppers who tore his Achilles last week.

Injury analysis positions the Chiefs to cruise and leans toward the under.

Factor in injuries by using the Field View and SIC score at before finalizing any of your fantasy/DFS/wagering decisions.

Written by Dr. David Chao

David Chao, MD -- known digitally as Pro Football Doc -- is an expert contributor for Outkick. Chao spent 17 seasons as the team doctor for the San Diego Chargers (1997-2013) and is part of the medical team at OASIS in San Diego where he treats and specializes in orthopedic sports injuries, working with high-profile professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

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