Player Outlook
This will be an interesting season for Mahomes. The Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to Miami, and he was replaced with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Skyy Moore and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Travis Kelce and Mecole Hardman remain on the roster, but Mahomes will have to adjust without his most dynamic playmaker in Hill. We expect Mahomes will still be an elite Fantasy quarterback, and he should be drafted once again as a top-three player at his position. In one-quarterback leagues, Mahomes is worth drafting as early as Round 3. And in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, Mahomes is a first-round pick. In four seasons, Mahomes has averaged at least 24.1 Fantasy points per game in every year, but he has two seasons over that span with at least 29.9 points per game. The upside for Mahomes is to be the No. 1 Fantasy quarterback this year, even without Hill, and he's still someone to covet in all leagues.

Fantasy Stats

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2022
2021 4839 37 13 381 2 43525.6
2020 4740 38 6 308 2 44929.9
3y Avg. 4537 34 8 302 2 40927.3
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Fantasy News

  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: In line for reps Saturday

    Mahomes is expected to see action in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason opener against the Bears, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports. Based on coach Andy Reid's comments, after Mahomes works in the first quarter of the contest, the team will turn to Chad Henne in the second quarter, Shane Buechele in the third and finish up with Dustin Crum in the fourth quarter. In that scenario, Mahomes may not rack up a ton of passing attempts, but he will at least have a chance to get in some game reps with Kansas City's retooled wide receiver corps.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Deemed fine after tweaking ankle

    Though Mahomes tweaked his ankle during Monday's practice, coach Andy Reid downplayed the issue, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports. "Yeah, he got stepped on," Reid noted of the Chiefs' starting QB. "He's OK. He's alright. An offensive lineman got pushed back into him." With Mahomes evidently having avoided any injury of note, the star signal-caller will look to continue building his rapport with Kansas City's re-tooled wide receiver corps, which features JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore. With former top wideout Tyreek Hill now with the Dolphins, there are targets up for grabs in the team's passing game, but however they are allocated, Mahomes no doubt will benefit from the continued presence of clear-cut top end Travis Kelce.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Loses top WR target

    Mahomes will have to contend with a revamped wideout corps in 2022 after the Chiefs traded top receiver Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins on Wednesday in exchange for multiple draft picks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. In the wake of the move, the Chiefs' wideout ranks are currently headed by JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman, with Josh Gordon, Justin Watson, Cornell Powell, Gehrig Dieter and Corey Coleman on hand as depth. That said, the Chiefs are destined to add numbers at the position, either through what's left in the free-agent pool and/or via April's draft. Regardless, losing a proven target and playmaker like Hill isn't optimal with regard to Mahomes' fantasy upside, at least until there's added clarity with regard to Kansas City's wideout pecking order once the dust settles this offseason.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Wastes hot start in AFCCG loss

    Mahomes completed 26 of 39 passes for 275 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 27-24 overtime AFC Championship Game loss to the Bengals. He added 19 yards on three rushing attempts. Mahomes was unstoppable early on, capping Kansas City's first three drives with touchdown passes to Tyreek Hill (10 yards), Travis Kelce (five yards) and Mecole Hardman (three yards) en route to a 21-3 lead. He had an opportunity to build on a 21-10 lead from Cincinnati's one-yard line just before halftime but made an ill-advised throw to Hill short of the end zone, running out the clock. Momentum shifted to the Bengals after that, and the visitors took a 24-21 lead before Mahomes led Kansas City to a game-tying field goal with three seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs then got an opportunity to secure a second consecutive postseason overtime win when they won the coin toss in overtime, but Mahomes threw his second interception of the day after a pair of incomplete passes, and the Bengals kicked the game-winning field goal on the ensuing drive. Despite failing to reach the Super Bowl this year, Mahomes remains the gold standard of quarterback play -- both on the field and in fantasy -- as he's led his team to the AFC Championship Game in each of the past four seasons while throwing at least 37 regular-season touchdowns in three of those years.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Legendary performance in win

    Mahomes completed 33 of 44 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 42-36 overtime win over the Bills. He added 69 yards and a touchdown on seven rushing attempts. Mahomes scored an eight-yard rushing touchdown and threw a two-yard score to Byron Pringle in the first half. After a quiet third quarter, Mahomes turned it on as the Bills and Chiefs traded leads down the stretch. A 64-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill put the Chiefs up 33-29 with 1:02 remaining, but the Bills retook the lead with 13 seconds left, only for Mahomes to complete two passes for 44 yards, setting up Harrison Butker's game-tying 49-yard field goal. Kansas City marched down the field after winning the toss in overtime, with Mahomes' eight-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce sending the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game against the Bengals.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Reaches peak form in win

    Mahomes completed 30 of 39 pass attempts for 404 yards, five touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 29 yards on three carries in Sunday's 42-21 win over Pittsburgh. Mahomes had about as flawless of a playoff performance as one could envision as the Chiefs made easy work of the Steelers in the wild-card round. The 26-year-old looked like his 2019 Super Bowl MVP self, slinging dots at all three pass depths en route to a gaudy stat line. The Chiefs will advance to the AFC divisional round to face Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills in what is shaping up to be a treat for football fans next week. The Bills boast one of the league's best overall defenses and arguably the best coverage safety duo in the league. That being said, the Steelers also presented a tough matchup on paper for Mahomes, but he was able to slice through their unit like Swiss cheese.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Tops 300 total yards

    Mahomes completed 27 of 44 pass attempts for 270 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 28-24 win over the Broncos. He also rushed the ball nine time for 54 yards. Mahomes played the majority of the game without Tyreek Hill (heel), though he still managed to move the ball effectively. He showed particular rapport with Mecole Hardman, as the duo connected on gains of 44 and 21 yards. Meanwhile, Mahomes threw for multiple touchdowns for the fifth consecutive game, finding Travis Kelce for a three-yard score and Jerick McKinnon from 14 yards away. To round out his line, Mahomes topped 50 yards on the ground for only the second time this season. Though Mahomes hasn't surpassed 300 passing yards in six of his last seven starts, he will lead Kansas City into the playoffs with plenty of confidence after his solid showing.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Effective in blowout victory

    Mahomes completed 23 of 30 pass attempts for 258 yards and three touchdowns against Pittsburgh on Sunday. Even with Travis Kelce out and Tyreek Hill missing practice this week, Mahomes led the Chiefs to consistent points with very little stress as Kansas City shut down Pittsburgh. Mahomes' lead target was Byron Pringle, who caught six passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets. Mahomes should have Kelce back and will definitely have more practice time with Hill prior to Kansas City's Week 17 game against Cincinnati, which could turn into a shootout after Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 525 yards and four touchdowns against Baltimore on Sunday.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Season-high yardage total in win

    Mahomes completed 31 of 47 passes for 410 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Chiefs' 34-28 overtime win over the Chargers on Thursday night. He also rushed three times for 32 yards and lost a fumble. Mahomes completed all three of his scoring throws in the fourth quarter and overtime, the last a 34-yard game-winner to Travis Kelce to cap off an OT-opening five-play drive. The 2018 NFL MVP's passing yardage total was also a season high, and perhaps most encouraging for fantasy managers, his prolific connections with Kelce and Tyreek Hill were alive and well to the tune of 22 completions for 339 yards and three total touchdowns. The performance was an especially timely one for Mahomes considering the context of the fantasy playoffs, especially when factoring in he'd disappointed in multiple games since Week 6. The stellar all-around night gives Mahomes plenty of momentum heading into a Week 16 home matchup against the Steelers a week from Sunday.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Highly efficient in win

    Mahomes completed 20 of 24 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 48-9 win over the Raiders. He added four rushes for 20 yards. Mahomes picked apart the Raiders defense in the first half, putting up 176 yards and two touchdowns. However, the Chiefs were up 35-3 at halftime, so Mahomes took to the air only nine times in the final two quarters. As a result, his stat line doesn't look as robust as it otherwise could have. Even so it, was a reassuring performance, as Mahomes averaged over 10 yards per attempt for the first time since Week 2. Next up, he and the Chiefs will draw a matchup Thursday against the Chargers.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Held in check in Sunday's win

    Mahomes completed 23 of 37 passes for 260 yards with one interception in Sunday's 19-9 win over the Cowboys. He also gained 11 rushing yards on seven carries. Kansas City's brief offensive resurgence lasted all of one week, as the Cowboys focused on taking away the deep ball while Micah Parsons and the pass rush chased after Mahomes. However, the KC defense put together an even better game plan to handle Dak Prescott and a short-handed Dallas attack. Mahomes will head into a Week 12 bye on a four-game winning streak but with plenty of questions to answer after he's failed to throw more than one TD in four of his last five contests.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Breaks out with monster game

    Mahomes completed 35 of 50 pass attempts for 406 yards and five touchdowns in Sunday's 41-14 win over the Raiders. Mahomes was finally clicking on all cylinders for what seems like the first time this season. It also felt like the first time all three of Kansas City's stars flourished together in the same contest. The noticeable difference in Mahomes' game was his decision making, as he consistently took what the defense gave him instead of going for the flashy big throws excessively. It has been a rough first half of the season for the 25-year-old, but this is the kind of confidence-boosting performance that his fantasy managers have been patiently waiting for. Mahomes and the Chiefs will take on the Cowboys next Sunday in what could be a high-scoring affair between offenses that rediscovered their grooves this week.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Struggles yet again

    Mahomes completed 20 of 37 pass attempts for 166 yards and one touchdown against Green Bay on Sunday. For the third week in a row, Mahomes had a favorable matchup but averaged under six yards per pass attempt and failed to score multiple touchdowns. Even before this brutal three-game stretch, Mahomes had more turnovers (five) than touchdowns (four) in Weeks 5 and 6, so he's been struggling for five weeks now. Mahomes is clearly too good of a quarterback -- and players like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are too good as pass catchers -- for these struggles to last forever, but it's alarming that it has taken this long to sort out their struggles. An adjustment of some kind in the Kansas City offense might be necessary, and such maneuvering could come before the Chiefs face the Raiders on Sunday Night Football in Week 10.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Throws pick in win

    Mahomes completed 29 of 48 passes for 275 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Monday night's 20-17 win over the Giants. He also rushed three times for 10 yards. Mahomes connected on his first eight passes before having an attempt bounce off the helmet of a teammate and then intercepted in the end zone to halt Kansas City's opening drive. That play gave Mahomes a seventh straight outing with at least one pick and he flirted a couple others Monday night as well. Nonetheless, the signal-caller still did enough to lead the Chiefs to victory, mostly by utilizing Tyreek Hill on crossing routes and finding targets close to the line of scrimmage. Although it again wasn't a pretty performance by Mahomes' standards, he'll now approach a Week 9 showdown against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers coming off a needed victory.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Not expected to miss time

    Mahomes (undisclosed) avoided a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Titans and is expected to start against the Giants in Week 8, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Mahomes exited the game after being shaken up on a hit that caught him up high, and there was no reason to rush his return with the Chiefs getting blown out. He subsequently cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, so Chiefs fans and his fantasy managers alike can breathe a sigh of relief. His practice reps will likely be capped this week, but Mahomes should be available against the Giants on Monday Night Football with an extra day to heal up.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Avoids concussion Sunday

    Mahomes, who was replaced by Chad Henne in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans after absorbing a hit, was subsequently able to clear the NFL's concussion protocol, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. With Kansas City down 27-3, coach Andy Reid played it safe with his star QB, so at this stage it looks like Mahomes should be fine for next Monday's game against the Giants. Mahomes indicated after Sunday's contest that he feels fine, but it will still be worth checking back on his status once the team resumes practicing in advance of Week 8.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Exits game in fourth quarter

    Mahomes was replaced by Chad Henne in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans after being shook up by a hit that led to the QB being helped off the field, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. At first glance, this didn't look good for Mahomes, but he subsequently emerged from the medical tent and appeared to be okay. However, with Kansas City down by a score of 27-3, it's quite possible that Mahomes being removed from the contest was a precautionary move. Prior to his exit, Mahomes completed 20 of 35 passes for 206 yards and a pick while adding six carries for 35 yards. In any case, the star signal-caller's status is now worth monitoring as next Monday's game against the Giants approaches.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Racks up 397 yards

    Mahomes completed 32 of his 47 passes for 397 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 31-13 win over Washington. Mahomes led the Chiefs to only 10 points in the first half, in part because he threw two interceptions. After his struggles in Week 5, there was significant reason to worry about his performance. However, he roared back to complete 13 of 23 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to post his highest passing yardage total of the season. On the campaign, Mahomes has recorded multiple passing touchdowns in every game and has topped 300 yards in three of six contests.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Struggles in loss to Buffalo

    Mahomes completed 33 of 54 pass attempts for 272 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing eight times for 61 yards and losing a fumble in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Bills. Mahomes struggled mightily against the Bills' defensive front, constantly getting flushed out of the pocket and being forced to complete shorter passes. The decline in pocket protection has been noticeable this year, which could be one of the main reasons we are seeing more flaws in the star quarterback's play in 2021. Despite the slight decline, Mahomes is still posting numbers worthy of starting in any fantasy format, with 298.0 passing yards per game and a 16:6 TD:INT ratio through five contests. Mahomes may have to work his magic against a tough Washington defensive front next Sunday.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Tosses five TDs in Week 4 win

    Mahomes completed 24 of 30 passes for 278 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 42-30 win over the Eagles. He added 26 yards on five rushing attempts. Mahomes capped Kansas City's first possession with a shovel pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire for a one-yard touchdown, then found Tyreek Hill for a six-yard score to take a 14-10 lead before adding a two-yard pass to Jody Fortson for his third touchdown pass in as many first-half possessions. His hot streak was briefly interrupted by an interception on the first drive of the second half, but Mahomes bounced back with touchdowns of 12 and 44 yards to Hill as the Chiefs pulled away in the fourth quarter. Mahomes boasts an impressive 14:4 TD:INT heading into a high-profile Week 5 rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game against the Bills.
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