Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback #15
Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback #15
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Loses top WR target

The Chiefs have agreed to trade Mahomes' top wideout Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins in exchange for multiple draft picks, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Analysis: In the wake of the move, Kansas City's wide receiver corps is currently headed by JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman, with Josh Gordon, Justin Watson, Cornell Powell, Gehrig Dieter and Corey Coleman also in the mix. That said, the Chiefs are destined to add depth at the position, via free agency and the draft. Either way though, 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.

Mar 23, 2022 10:20 AM EST

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.

Analysis: 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 four years.

Jan 30, 2022 3:34 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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 remaining, 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.

Jan 23, 2022 10:18 PM EST

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.

Analysis: Mahomes had about as flawless of a playoff debut as you 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 former self, slinging dots at all three pass depths en route to a gaudy stat line. The Chiefs will advance to the AFC division round to face Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, in what is shaping up to be a treat for all 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.

Jan 16, 2022 9:17 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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 topped 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.

Jan 8, 2022 5:34 PM EST

Quiet in second half of loss

Mahomes completed 26 of 35 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 loss to Cincinnati. He added 25 yards on two rushing attempts.

Analysis: After punting on the opening drive, the Chiefs reeled off four consecutive touchdown drives, which included touchdown passes of 29 yards to Demarcus Robinson and three yards to Travis Kelce from Mahomes. Kansas City had a 28-17 halftime lead but cooled off after halftime while Cincinnati's offense just kept chewing clock and scoring points. What looked like it could be a memorable performance early fizzled out into a subpar game by Mamomes' lofty standards, but the loss means the top seed in the AFC will remain in play in Week 18, so Mahomes will start the Chiefs' season finale in Denver.

Jan 2, 2022 2:02 PM EST

Effective in blowout victory

Mahomes completed 23 of 30 pass attempts for 258 yards and three touchdowns against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Analysis: 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 hopefully turns into a shootout after Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 525 yards and four touchdowns against Baltimore on Sunday.

Dec 26, 2021 4:30 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 16, 2021 8:43 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 12, 2021 4:04 PM EST

Claws way to victory

Mahomes completed 15 of 29 pass attempts for 184 yards and an interception while adding 12 yards and a touchdown on four rush attempts in Sunday's 22-9 win over Denver.

Analysis: Mahomes was stymied by the Broncos' aggresive approach on defense, as the constant pressure kept the quarterback from developing rhythm in the pocket. In the superstar's defense, his lone interception came as a result of a dropped pass by Tyreek Hill that bounced into Pat Surtain's hands. Mahomes finished without a passing touchdown for the second consecutive game and third time overall this season; he did not have any zero passing touchdown games in 2020. Despite his recent struggles, the Chiefs continue to win and sit at 8-4 heading into an important matchup against the Raiders next Sunday.

Dec 5, 2021 9:24 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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. Fortunately, the K.C. 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.

Nov 21, 2021 8:50 PM EST

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.

Analysis: Mahomes was finally clicking on all cylinders for what seems like the first time this entire 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 undoubtedly 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.

Nov 14, 2021 9:19 PM EST

Struggles yet again

Mahomes completed 20 of 37 pass attempts for 166 yards and one touchdown against Green Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: 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 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 if so they better figure it out before they face the Raiders on Sunday Night Football in Week 10.

Nov 7, 2021 5:04 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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 Week 9's showdown against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers coming off a needed victory.

Nov 1, 2021 8:35 PM EST

Not on injury report

Mahomes is not listed on Kansas City's Week 8 injury report.

Analysis: Mahomes was shook up during his team's Week 7 loss to the Titans, but the QB -- who was replaced by Chad Henne in the fourth quarter of the contest -- subsequently cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and approaches Monday night's game against the Giants free of any injury concerns, per coach Andy Reid, via Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post. Seven weeks in the 2021 season, Mahomes ranks fourth in the NFL with 2,093 passing yards and has thrown 18 TDs versus nine picks in that span, while rushing 32 times for 219 yards and a score.

Oct 28, 2021 2:41 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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 Mahomes 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 MNF and will have an extra day to heal up.

Oct 24, 2021 4:34 PM EST

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 reports.

Analysis: 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. For his part, 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.

Oct 24, 2021 1:56 PM EST

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 reports.

Analysis: 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.

Oct 24, 2021 1:00 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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.

Oct 17, 2021 3:04 PM EST

Struggles against BUF on SNF

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.

Analysis: 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 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.

Oct 10, 2021 10:38 PM EST

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