I've been reading many comments on this site and others about the Chiefs benching studs or starters like Priest, Trent, & Gonzo in the latter part of the season so as to keep them fresh or free of injury for the playoffs. They are 9-1 and although winning their division and making the playoffs is a very good possibility, clinching home field advantage is not a given. With New England, Tennessee and Indy all being 8-2, the Chiefs may find themselves in a position where they have to win their last 2 or 3 games to get home field advantage throughout the playoffs or even a first weekend bye.
KC will have to beat both Denver and Minnesota just to stay with the one loss.
Tennessee will play Indy and Tampa.
Indy will play New England, Tenn, and Denver
New England will play Indy and Miami.
Not too say any of the other teams they play are an automatic win, these just seem to be the toughest.
Well my point or question after all of this is - Does home field advantage matter to an NFL team and if so, how long do you all feel us Chief's owners will continue to get productivity out of our players???
Week 15? Week 16? Week 17?
I'd love to hear your thoughts especially you money league veterans who have been in fantasy football playoffs and dealt with teams resting their players in the final weeks.