Mahomes completed 24 of 35 passes for 235 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed twice for minus-1 yard in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Chargers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Mahomes' yardage total left plenty to be desired from a fantasy standpoint, particularly after his breakout 360-yard Week 1 effort. However, the star signal-caller turned in a solid performance in which he managed to avoid turnovers while completing his pair of scoring tosses to the unlikely duo of Jerick McKinnon and Justin Watson, the latter on a beautiful 41-yard throw across the middle on the run in the third quarter. Mahomes recorded completions to nine different targets overall, and his impeccable ball security was key to allowing the Chiefs to mount a comeback from a 17-7 deficit. Mahomes and his teammates now get some extra time off before a Week 3 road showdown with the Colts a week from Sunday.
Sep 15, 2022 8:36 PM EST
Mahomes (wrist) said Tuesday that he was a little sore following Sunday's win over the Cardinals, but he feels a lot better, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Analysis: Mahomes injured his left wrist early in Sunday's contest and had it significantly taped up, per Sweeney. However, it didn't appear to hinder his play as he completed 30 of 39 passes for 360 yards and five touchdowns during the blowout win. The issue flared up again Monday, so he received treatment and is already feeling better. "I'm sure I'll be good to go this week," Mahomes said. By all accounts, the issue doesn't appear significant, but it's still worth monitoring with the Chiefs having a short turnaround leading into Thursday's matchup with the Chargers.
Sep 13, 2022 10:31 AM EST
Mahomes completed 30 of 39 passes for 360 yards and five touchdowns in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Cardinals. He also added five yards on three carries.
Analysis: The franchise quarterback made it clear very quickly the Kansas City offense would be just fine without Tyreek Hill. Mahomes set a new personal record by completing 12 straight passes at one point, and he found nine different receivers over the course of the game. The 26-year-old remains nearly perfect in Week 1 contests -- in five season openers during his career so far, he's completed 72.5 percent of his passes while averaging 308.4 yards and compiling an incredible 18:0 TD:INT.
Sep 11, 2022 5:00 PM EST
Mahomes completed 12 of 19 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 24-14 preseason win over Washington.
Analysis: Mahomes played only two possessions but was dominant while in the game, capping them with touchdown passes of five and seven yards, both to Jody Fortson. The superstar quarterback looks like he's in midseason form, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Mahomes get the night off for Kansas City's preseason finale Thursday against the Packers.
Aug 20, 2022 4:10 PM EST
Mahomes is in line to play in Saturday's preseason game against Washington, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: While backup QB Chad Henne isn't in line to play in the contest, coach Andy Reid indicated that the Chiefs' starters could play as much as the first half on Saturday. Mahomes is thus in line to be followed in the contest by Shane Buechele and Dustin Crum.
Aug 18, 2022 8:54 AM EST
Mahomes went 6-for-7 for 60 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason opener against the Bears.
Analysis: Mahomes only got one possession in his first tune-up game, but it could hardly have gone much better. He marched his team down the field before tossing a five-yard touchdown pass to Blake Bell. It's possible he'll remain in the game longer next week against Washington.
Aug 13, 2022 1:23 PM EST
Mahomes is expected to see action in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason opener against the Bears, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Analysis: Based on coach Andy Reid's comments, after Mahomes works 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 some game reps in with Kansas City's re-tooled wide receiver corps.
Aug 11, 2022 3:59 PM EST
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."
Analysis: With Mahomes having evidently 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 will no doubt benefit from the continued presence of clear-cut top end Travis Kelce.
Aug 1, 2022 9:24 AM EST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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