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Patrick Mahomes Has More Viable Passing Options

Entering training camp this summer, The Athletic's Nate Taylor writes that quarterback Patrick Mahomes appears to have a lot more viable passing options than he did in 2023. Last year, the Chiefs started the season with Kadarius Toney as their No. 1. But this year, Toney will likely be fourth or fifth on the wideout depth chart. Mahomes showed promising chemistry with new pass-catcher Marquise Brown in OTAs and minicamp, and rookie Xavier Worthy should give the team a strong deep passing attack. Rookie tight end Jared Wiley has shown strong receiving skills behind Travis Kelce. Even if Rashee Rice is suspended as expected, Mahomes should have plenty of receivers that he trusts enter the regular season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. As the Chiefs seek an unprecedented third straight championship, Mahomes is an easy top-four fantasy QB.

Jun 21, 2024 2:10 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Building Trust With Marquise Brown

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquise Brown signed a one-year deal with the organization this offseason, and he has been heavily involved in the passing attack during OTAs and minicamp. The 2019 first-round pick has a path to the No. 1 wide receiver role, especially with Rashee Rice's legal troubles and Xavier Worthy's (hamstring) injury that is keeping him out of practice. Brown said he is building chemistry with Patrick Mahomes early in camp. "It has been good, from when we first started going back in Dallas until now," Brown said. "Just keep improving. He's trusting me more, so that's good." While "Hollywood" has not lived up to his first-round status, he has a 1,000-yard season under his belt and has hauled in 313 passes for 3,644 yards, and 28 touchdowns through his first 72 games with the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals. He's unlikely to be a volume hog with Kansas City, but he should have chances for several spike weeks catching passes from the best quarterback of his career.

Jun 12, 2024 5:03 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes To Restructure His Contract

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be restructuring his contract to create an additional $21.6 million worth of salary cap space for the team in 2024 as they look to become the first team in NFL history to win three straight Super Bowls, according to league sources. The move gives the Chiefs some wiggle room to add some players in free agency. It was rumored on Monday that they were interested in former Chicago Bears wideout Darnell Mooney, but he landed with the Atlanta Falcons in free agency. Kansas City could surely use another receiving weapon to help Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice in the passing game after the team's offense was the weakest its been under Mahomes in 2023. Behind Rice, none of Justin Watson, Skyy Moore, Justyn Ross or Kadarius Toney were reliable targets for Mahomes last year.

Mar 12, 2024 7:49 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Tosses Walk-Off Score For Third Championship

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes collected the third Super Bowl win of his decorated career in Sunday's 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers, completing 34-of-46 passes for 333 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception and adding nine carries for 66 yards. San Francisco held Mahomes and company in check during the first two quarters of a thrilling Super Bowl LVIII, but these two heavyweights went punch for punch after halftime. After a botched Niners punt in the third period, Mahomes perhaps caught the defense off guard with a go-ahead 16-yard score to Marquez Valdes-Scantling. K.C. later matched San Fran's 13-play scoring in OT with one of their own, with Mahomes cashing in a game-winning TD from three yards away to Mecole Hardman Jr. Despite the three-time Super Bowl MVP's down year statistically, Mahomes will be a no-brainer top-five fantasy QB1 when it's time for 2024 drafts.

Feb 12, 2024 12:53 AM EST

Patrick Mahomes Hits All The Right Notes Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes pushed all the right buttons as his team held on for a 27-24 road win over the Buffalo Bills, completing 17-of-23 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns with 16 additional yards on six carries in Sunday's Divisional Round. The Chiefs ran just 47 plays to Buffalo's 78 and possessed the ball for less than 24 minutes, but that was all Mahomes needed for an efficient performance. The 28-year-old superstar missed Kelce in the back of the end zone early, but he made no mistake finding his tight end wide open in the second quarter. Mahomes dumped one off to Kelce again for his second score in the third period. In terms of passer rating (131.6), Sunday was Mahomes' best game of the year. Mahomes now hits the road for the second playoff game of his career away from home next Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, and it will be the two-time MVP's sixth straight postseason competing for the AFC title.

Jan 21, 2024 11:09 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Targets Banged-Up Bills Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes topped 300 total yards in last Saturday's win over the Miami Dolphins, but he placed just seventh at his position with 18.6 fantasy points. It was Mahomes' 10th straight outing outside of the top six for fantasy purposes -- despite the field narrowing to 12 wild-card starters -- last accomplishing this feat way back in Week 7. It's no secret that 2023 has been a statistical struggle for Mahomes, even with a pass-heavy approach, largely in part due to K.C.'s lack of downfield threats and reliability in their receiving corps. Mahomes has also struggled to an 85.1 passer rating and 7:5 TD:INT in four career regular-season games versus the Buffalo Bills, but he's kicked it up a notch for at least 325 passing yards and three touchdowns in each of these two teams' past two playoff matchups. Mahomes ranks third among DraftKings QB salaries at $6,800 for the Divisional Round and is a high-end QB1 against Buffalo's injury-plagued defense.

Jan 20, 2024 1:14 AM EST

Patrick Mahomes Picks Up 12th Career Playoff Win

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes navigated his team to a 26-7 wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, completing 23-of-41 passes for 262 yards and one touchdown, adding two carries for 41 yards. The Chiefs stuck with their normally pass-heavy approach and had no problem moving the ball despite frigid and windy conditions but struggled to sustain red-zone drives. Mahomes capped off their opening possession with an 11-yard pass to Rashee Rice for his lone score of the night. But Saturday proved to be more of the same for Mahomes, who has likely grown accustomed to subdued box-score numbers at this point. Though they appeared unfazed by the icy-cold temperatures, Mahomes and company hope for more favorable conditions in next weekend's Divisional battle. If the Buffalo Bills take care of business on Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mahomes would set out on his first career road playoff game.

Jan 13, 2024 11:52 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Limping Into Playoffs With Weather Concerns

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ended 2023 with his fewest average fantasy points (18.4) ever, closing as the QB10 in per-game scoring. While a 67.2% completion rate and 389 rushing yards signify career highs for Mahomes, his latest nine games show a dismal 85.7 passer rating and 12:8 TD:INT. The 28-year-old six-time Pro Bowler starts his sixth career postseason on Saturday for wild-card action versus the Miami Dolphins, and DFS players betting on Mahomes finally shifting into high gear will bank on his stellar 291.7 passing yards per game, 107.4 passer rating, and 35:7 TD:INT over 14 lifetime playoff contests. The Fins held Mahomes to his second-fewest pass yards in a game (185) this year in Week 9, but Miami's defense allowed the seventh-most passing TDs (27) in 2023. With sub-zero temperatures and gusty winds in the forecast, Mahomes' expectations need to be tempered as a low-end QB1.

Jan 12, 2024 11:24 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Officially Inactive Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (ankle) is inactive for Week 18 versus the Los Angeles Chargers. This was widely expected given that the Chiefs have already secured an AFC West title and have no reason to jeopardize the health of their key starters. Mahomes finishes the regular season having completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 4,183 yards, 27 touchdowns, and a career-high 14 interceptions. He also rushed 75 times for 389 yards on the ground, both of which are career-highs. Blaine Gabbert will draw the start in place of Mahomes but is merely a low-end QB2 in fantasy football.

Jan 7, 2024 3:03 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Won't Play Against Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will not play in the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers with the team already locked into the No. 3 spot in the AFC for the postseason. Instead, Blaine Gabbert will make the start for the Chiefs while Mahomes rests up for the wild-card round of the playoffs next week. Mahomes might not be the only notable offensive player rested for the Chiefs, so fantasy managers still playing for a championship will need to be mindful that tight end Travis Kelce and others might get a day off. Mahomes and the Chiefs offense had a down year based on their high standards. The 28-year-old former Super Bowl MVP finishes his 2023 campaign as the QB7 in total fantasy points, throwing for 4,184 yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 16 games.

Jan 3, 2024 1:12 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Ends Down Fantasy Year With One Score

Week 17 was another lackluster performance for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes from a fantasy standpoint, as the superstar signal-caller completed 21-of-29 passes for 245 yards and one touchdown in the 25-17 win over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. It was simultaneously another day of missed connections for the Chiefs until Mahomes finally hooked up with downfield threat Justin Watson for 41 yards in the third quarter to give K.C. some life. Mahomes served up a beautifully placed 67-yard deep ball for rookie Rashee Rice on the following drive. Though it was indeed another uninspiring fantasy display to wrap up an adversity-filled year, Mahomes did just enough and made plays when it mattered to lead the Chiefs to their eighth straight AFC West championship. It remains to be seen how much we'll see of the two-time MVP in Week 18's matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Jan 1, 2024 3:04 AM EST

Patrick Mahomes Looks To End Fantasy Finals On High Note

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' 2023 campaign is shaping up similarly to the type of season that Tom Brady put together last year. Much like Brady's 2022, Mahomes leads the NFL in pass attempts (568) but is still struggling to return weekly fantasy QB1 numbers, at least softening the blow a bit with a career-high 387 rushing yards. Dating back to a shocking Week 8 loss, Mahomes is fantasy's overall QB14 with a weak 83.5 passer rating, 1,921 yards, and 11:8 TD:INT over eight games. The perennial Pro Bowler has more or less never completely bounced back since, but Mahomes next targets a Cincinnati Bengals defense that has permitted the 10th-most fantasy points to QBs and a league-worst 7.7 yards per pass attempt. The plus matchup certainly helps, but this inferior version of the two-time MVP remains ranked as a mid-tier QB1 for Week 17's fantasy finals.

Dec 30, 2023 11:48 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs Sputter In Christmas Loss

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes couldn't carry his team to victory in Week 16's shocking 20-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, completing 27-of-44 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown, and one interception with season highs in carries (10) and rushing yards (53). K.C.'s first half was so jarring on this Christmas day that a graphic on the CBS Broadcast questioned if they may have enjoyed too much eggnog. Mahomes' most notable play of the first half came when he lofted a pick-six in the second quarter. The two-time MVP tried to manufacture offense by using his legs all day and connected with Justin Watson for a seven-yard score to keep hope alive late, but the Chiefs squandered far too many prior drives to overcome an afternoon where they looked totally out of sorts from the onset. It hasn't been pretty, but Mahomes is likely still a top-six QB1 to close out the fantasy season in Week 17 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dec 26, 2023 1:15 AM EST

Patrick Mahomes Settled In As Midrange QB1

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes hasn't been able to put together the gaudy statistics fantasy managers were hoping for when they spent an early-round pick on the 28-year-old superstar in this past summer's drafts. After the reigning MVP's 2022 campaign saw 12-of-17 top-six weekly fantasy finishes, Mahomes has closed as the overall QB6 or better just twice over his 14 games this year. While Rashee Rice has bloomed into K.C.'s most dangerous wideout by far, the rookie has only made a name for himself in the short and intermediate levels of the field. Mahomes' 30 dropped passes by his receivers represent a league-high figure. And though Mahomes remains second in pass attempts (524) and red-zone attempts (88), there may not heavy throwing volume in Week 16 at home versus a Las Vegas Raiders team in transition. Mahomes is a midrange QB1 but owns a 14:0 TD:INT in his last five games against Raiders.

Dec 24, 2023 12:42 AM EST

Patrick Mahomes Exceeds 300 Yards For First Time Since Week 7

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes eclipsed the 300-yard mark for the first time since October in Week 15's 27-17 win over the New England Patriots, completing 27-of-37 passes for 305 yards with a pair of touchdowns and interceptions. Mahomes put together a nearly perfect first half despite heavy pressure, going 13-for-15 for 183 yards and a short score to Jerick McKinnon. The superstar signal-caller later capitalized on a short field after a Chiefs takeaway for another TD to a tailback, connecting this time with Clyde Edwards-Helaire from six yards out. Mahomes' picks were hardly his fault; Blake Bell had a pass in traffic ripped away and Kadarius Toney mishandled another one into the arms of a defender. With K.C. in cruise control against an overmatched Pats team, they basically sat on the ball down the stretch. Mahomes will remain a mid-tier fantasy QB1 on Christmas afternoon versus the Las Vegas Raiders.

Dec 18, 2023 1:24 AM EST

Patrick Mahomes Aims To Get Back On Track Sunday

After notching his second career MVP honors during his first year without Tyreek Hill in 2022, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has endured something of a 2023 fantasy hangover. Mahomes began the campaign with three straight 20-point fantasy efforts but has finished lower than fantasy's overall QB8 in five of his last six games. The Chiefs rank second in team pass plays per game (37.9), however, and Mahomes sits top five in passing touchdowns (23) and QBR (66.8) overall. It hurts to call the perennial All-Pro a midrange QB1 for Week 15's road tilt against the New England Patriots, but Bill Belichick's defense is holding signal-callers to the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to date. Couple the tough draw with K.C. coming in as sizable favorites and a low 37-point implied total, and Sunday's matchup may not provide the suitable game environment for Mahomes to boast the elite upside he once flourished.

Dec 15, 2023 11:31 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs Fall Short Against Bills

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes couldn't lift his team to victory in Week 14's narrow 20-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills, completing 25-of-43 passes for 271 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He added an eight-yard carry. Amid a disjointed first half for the Chiefs offense, Mahomes had a pass batted down at the line of scrimmage for a pick during their first possession. The 28-year-old superstar later found rookie wide receiver Rashee Rice in the back of the end zone for a four-yard passing score in the third period but couldn't ultimately rally his squad for a potential game-winning drive, as Kadarius Toney took the wind out of K.C.'s sails with a foolish penalty that nullified a go-ahead 49-yard score. Equipped with arguably the AFC's weakest cast of wideouts, Mahomes has devolved into a weekly midrange QB1 for fantasy purposes ahead of Week 15's visit to Foxborough for a date with the New England Patriots.

Dec 11, 2023 12:08 AM EST

Patrick Mahomes Hopes For Shootout With Bills

It was another week outside of fantasy's top 10 in last Sunday night's road loss to the Green Bay Packers for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. With 12 games now under his belt, Mahomes has finished as fantasy's overall QB8 or better in just five of his appearances. The two-time MVP still ranks in the top five in passing touchdowns (22) and QBR (69.7) on the campaign ahead of Week 14's showdown with the Buffalo Bills. After the Bills held opposing signal-callers to one passing score or less in each of their first six games to start the year, head coach Sean McDermott's defense has given way for multiple TDs through the air in each of their six most recent outings. Though K.C.'s stingy defense has mostly disabled much shootout potential this year, Sunday's matchup features the second-highest implied point total (49) of the slate. Mahomes is a bet-on-talent top-five QB1 here.

Dec 9, 2023 8:32 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Practices Fully On Wednesday

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (pectoral) got in a full practice on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 14 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Mahomes found himself listed on the injury report with a pectoral injury as the Chiefs open their week of practices but it doesn't appear that this will be a major issue for the star quarterback ahead of a big game against the Bills. Stay tuned to practice reports for the remainder of the week as Mahomes will look to get upgraded to full sessions ahead of Sunday.

Dec 6, 2023 9:35 PM EST

Patrick Mahomes Limited In Box Score Again

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 21-of-33 passes for 210 yards, one touchdown, and an interception with four carries for 26 yards in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers. K.C. fell into an early double-digit hole in Week 13 just as they did last Sunday but weren't able to storm back this time around, as Mahomes was outdueled by Jordan Love on SNF. Mahomes hooked up with Noah Gray for a one-yard score early in the fourth quarter, and cornerback Keisean Nixon ran Skyy Moore's route for him on Mahomes' pick at a key moment. Mahomes and Co. came up just short in this showcase of offensive efficiency, as there wasn't a three-and-out on either side until the fourth period. Diminished box-score returns have become a common theme for Mahomes without a strong receiving corps, but he will be a QB1 with plenty of upside in Week 14's showdown with the Buffalo Bills and their injury-riddled defense.

Dec 4, 2023 1:19 AM EST