The Kansas City Chiefs will be without their Pro-Bowl caliber Kicker, Harrison Butker, tonight (officially ruled out with ankle injury), which throws a wrench in the handicap and raises two questions: (1) Who will kick their field goals? and, (2) Can they be trusted?
K.C. signed former Jets kicker Matt Ammendola to answer question #1. And based on that, I’m speculating the answer to question #2 is probably no, Head Coach Andy Reid doesn’t trust this guy. Maybe in certain situations, but I’m willing to bet Coach Reid will go for it on 4th down more than usual tonight.
If we’re right and the Chiefs go for it at least twice, I like their chances to succeed on at least one based on their 66.7% 4th down conversion rate (tied for league-best last season).
Which raises two more questions: (1) Can we bet on such an event to happen? and, (2) Is there value to be had? And I found the answers to be: (1) yes, at Draftkings Sportsbook, and (2) YES.