|ADP:||Round: 1, Pick: 11|
|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 225 lb.|
|Born:||September 17, 1995|
|Drafted:||2017 / Rd. 1 (10)|
Mahomes went 15-for-23 passing with 200 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions during Sunday's 43-16 win against the Broncos.
Analysis: Mahomes didn't exactly have to take over in this one, as Kansas City rolled the Broncos with additional TDs on both special teams and defense. Thanks to a powerful Chiefs running game, as well as a defense that ranks No. 2 in takeaways (13), Mahomes ended the month of October exceeding 30 pass attempts in just one of four games. Though he was efficient on those opportunities with a 63.6 percent completion rate and a 7:1 TD:INT, the mold of Kansas City's team has altered in a way that he isn't currently being asked to put up gaudy numbers weekly. He may do so anyway in Week 8, taking on the winless Jets at Arrowhead Stadium.
Mahomes completed 21 of 26 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 26-17 win over the Bills. He also rushed 10 times for 36 yards.
Analysis: Mahomes dealt with constant rain during Monday's game, yet only failed to connect on a handful of his passes. Although the conditions contributed toward a season low in attempts, so too did tailback Clyde Edwards-Helaire's success on the ground, as the rookie went for 161 yards on 26 carries. While Mahomes also chipped in with his first double-digit carry total this term, the quarterback still found tight end Travis Kelce for a pair of touchdown tosses. In doing so, Mahomes brought his season tally to 15 TD passes versus just one interception, getting the Chiefs back in the win column as they'll now prepare for Sunday's game at the Broncos.
Mahomes completed 22 of 43 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Chiefs' 40-32 loss to the Raiders on Sunday. He also rushed six times for 21 yards and another score.
Analysis: Mahomes struggled with his completion rate as the game wore on, with the Raiders doing a very good job overall against the quarterback's high-powered collection of weapons. Mahomes did lose Sammy Watkins to a hamstring injury during the contest and also saw a first-quarter touchdown to Tyreek Hill called back due to penalty. Ultimately, the fact he was unexpectedly put in the trail position helped Mahomes eclipse the 300-yard mark for the third time in the last four games. The 2018 NFL MVP also has multiple passing touchdowns in each game and will look to help Kansas City atone for the surprising divisional loss in a Week 6 Monday evening road matchup against the Bills.
Mahomes completed 19 of 29 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 26-10 win over the Patriots. He also rushed eight times for 28 yards.
Analysis: Mahomes didn't light up the box score like usual, but he still managed a couple scores against the well-coached New England defense. However, neither of the quarterback's touchdown tosses actually traveled past the line of scrimmage, as both were six-yard, shovel-style scores in the second half. To his credit, though, Mahomes also made an impact on the ground, boosting his production overall. While it wasn't a vintage performance from Mahomes, he'll still be pleased by maintaining his team's unbeaten record and his turnover-free start. Next up is a divisional clash with the Raiders in Week 5.
Mahomes and the Chiefs are currently slated to play the Patriots on Monday night at 7:05 ET, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Chiefs' latest round of point of care COVID-19 tests came up clear, paving the way for the NFL to proceed with a Monday night rescheduling of the contest, which was originally slated to take place Sunday afternoon.
Mahomes and the Chiefs will have their matchup against the Patriots postponed after players from both sides tested positive for COVID-19. The NFL hopes to reschedule the game for Monday or Tuesday.
Analysis: It's entirely possible the NFL could simply choose to make this a de-facto bye week for both the Chiefs and Patriots after Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad QB Jordan Ta'amu both tested positive for COVID-19 much in the same way they did with the Steelers/Titans, but the plan at least as of now is to have the teams play either Monday or Tuesday. That would mean the contest still constitutes as a Week 4 matchup. There is a precedent set regarding games occurring after a player tested positive as Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell was moved to the COVID-19/reserve list last week Saturday, yet the game still took place after players were thoroughly tested based on NFL guidelines.
Mahomes completed 31 of 42 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns in Monday night's 34-20 win over the Ravens. He also rushed four times for 26 yards and another score.
Analysis: Mahomes brought out his bag of tricks, finding the end zone in a variety of ways. The quarterback started by scampering in from three yards on the ground, then threw an underhand shovel pass to fullback Anthony Sherman for his second score. For his next acts, Mahomes connected with speedy wideouts Tyreke Hill and Mecole Hardman on superb touchdown tosses prior to halftime, showing his signature arm strength and touch. To cap things off, the reigning Super Bowl MVP found his starting left tackle, Eric Fisher, of all people for a two-yard exclamation point on the night. Through three games, Mahomes now sports nine passing touchdowns versus zero interceptions, which along with Monday's win puts him in great standing ahead of another AFC showdown versus the Patriots in Week 4.
Mahomes completed 27 of 47 pass attempts for two touchdowns and added 54 yards on six carries during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: Mahomes got off to an extremely slow start as the typically prolific Chiefs offense was stopped on four of five possessions in the first half. He turned it up a notch in the second half and helped his team draw level with a 54-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill in the fourth quarter. Mahomes then led a methodical 13-play drive in overtime to set up the winning field goal, completing crucial passes to Hill and Clyde Edwards-Helaire to set it up. The superstar signal caller now has five touchdowns and 513 yards with no interceptions through two games and will look to continue his excellent start next Monday night in a tough matchup with the Ravens.
Mahomes completed 24 of 32 passes for 211 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Chiefs' 34-20 win over the Texans on Thursday.
Analysis: Although the defending champs put up a typical point total for their high-powered offense, it wasn't exactly a trademark Mahomes performance. The 2018 league MVP was highly efficient while completing 75.0 percent of his passes, but he averaged a relatively modest 6.6 yards per attempt and put up his third-lowest yardage total for a game in which he played all four quarters thus far in his career. Mahomes also notably didn't have an official rushing attempt for the first time since Week 11 of last season against the Chargers. In what may be a harbinger of a more run-heavy offense this season, Andy Reid opted to give rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire a robust 25 carries in his NFL debut, but Mahomes still found a way to reward fantasy managers by firing a trio of passing scores to Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill. The prolific gunslinger and his teammates will now have extended time to gear up for a Week 2 divisional showdown against the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 20.
The Chiefs have confirmed that Mahomes has been signed to a 10-year extension that is slated to keep the QB with the franchise for the next 12 seasons.
Analysis: Per ESPN.com, Mahomes' extension is reportedly worth $450 million, while the injury guarantee in his deal is $140 million. Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests that the pact is worth $503 million, with the star signal caller getting $477 million "in guarantee mechanisms and gives the ability for Mahomes to have outs if the guarantee mechanisms aren't exercised." Either way, Mahomes, who turns 25 in September, is now in line to have the largest contract in American professional sports.
The 10-year contract extension signed by Mahomes on Monday is reportedly worth over $400 million, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: With that, Mahomes, who was the 2018 NFL MVP, is under contract with the Chiefs through the 2031 season, while the exact parameters and cap ramifications of his lucrative extension have yet to be outlined. In any case, the 2017 first-rounder, who turns 25 in September, is now slated to remain the face of his team's franchise for years to come. After two full seasons as a pro starter, the Super Bowl LIV MVP has established himself as one of the league's top players, in both real and fantasy terms.
Mahomes is signing a 10-year extension with the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The initial report doesn't provide details beyond the length, but there's no doubt it will be the largest contract in NFL history for both total value and guaranteed money. Mahomes is entering his fourth pro season and will turn 25 in September.
Mahomes had his fifth-year option extended Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: There might not be a more obvious fifth-year extension in the history of the NFL than this one, but the Chiefs filed the paperwork to extend their Super Bowl MVP. It seems entirely likely a historic multi-year contract is on the horizon, as general manager Clark Hunt hinted the team would like to come to a long-term extension with their star quarterback following the 2020 NFL Draft.
Chiefs general manager Clark Hunt suggested a possible extension for Mahomes could come following the 2020 NFL Draft, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Analysis: It's not particularly surprising the Chiefs want to lock up a long-term extension with their Super Bowl MVP and transcendent quarterback, but it should be telling Hunt is even mentioning a certain time frame. While making Mahomes' extension "a priority" after the draft seems reasonable, a likely lofty sticker price could slow the negotiations somewhat. The 24-year-old is not expected to hold out in any way regardless of what type of conversations occur throughout the rest of the offseason.
Coach Andy Reid relayed Tuesday that he doesn't believe Mahomes will require offseason surgery after dislocating his kneecap this past October, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. "Right now he looks good," Reid said of the QB, who capped his 2019 season by earning Super Bowl LIV MVP honors. "He was out throwing with Dez (Bryant) the other day so he looked like he was slinging it around pretty good. I think he's fine."
Analysis: Given that Mahomes was able to play through his aches and pains as last year's campaign rolled along, this isn't especially surprising, but Reid's words do at least reinforce that Mahomes' offseason appears to be going fine at this stage. Heading into the 2019 season, Mahomes was the clear-cut No. 1 ranked fantasy QB. While he retains elite status in advance of the 2020 slate, he's now joined by fellow signal caller Lamar Jackson as a top-tier option at his position.
Mahomes completed 26 of 42 passes for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions during the Chiefs' 31-20 win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday. He also rushed nine times for 29 yards and another score and fumbled twice, but both were recovered by the offense.
Analysis: It was far from easy, but Mahomes managed to overcome yet more postseason struggles to help the Chiefs notch their third consecutive comeback win. His performance, while at times rocky, was enough to make him the youngest player to secure Super Bowl MVP honors, and Kansas City also became the first team in NFL history to manage three consecutive comeback victories in the postseason. Mahomes made poor throws on both of his interceptions, each coming on a pass attempt to Tyreek Hill. The 24-year-old ultimately made up for his mistakes when it mattered most, however, leading a pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives that culminated in one- and five-yard touchdown passes to Travis Kelce and Damien Williams, respectively, allowing the Chiefs to overcome a 10-point deficit. The fantastic finish was a fitting cap on another spectacular campaign for the 2018 NFL MVP, one during which he threw for 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns across 14 games. A record-breaking extension is naturally on the horizon for Mahomes, who's slated to enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2020.
Mahomes completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 294 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Titans. He also carried eight times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the 35-24 win.
Analysis: Although the Tennessee defense had been rolling, it was no mach for Mahomes, who averaged a healthy 8.4 yards per attempt while completing 66 percent of his passes. He connected with Tyreek Hill for two touchdowns and added a spectacular 27-yard rushing score before capping his day off with a 60-yard strike to Sammy Watkins in the fourth quarter. Mahomes has been outstanding in two playoff games this postseason, accounting for nine total touchdowns, zero turnovers and 106 rushing yards, in addition to plenty of passing yards. Both his potential Super Bowl opponents boast strong defenses, but he seems more than capable of producing regardless of who lines up across from him.
Mahomes completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 321 yards and five touchdowns, while also picking up 53 rushing yards on seven carries during Sunday's 51-31 AFC divisional playoff win against Houston.
Analysis: The reigning MVP orchestrated a trademark comeback effort after Kansas City fell into a 24-0 hole, joining Washington's Doug Williams as the only quarterbacks in postseason history with four TD passes in a single quarter, as the Chiefs rattled off 28 second-quarter points and a total of 41 unanswered points Sunday. With the convincing come-from-behind victory, Kansas City became the first team in NFL history to win by 20-plus points after trailing by at least 20 in a playoff game, while Mahomes established postseason career bests in both passing yards and TDs. He owns an impressive 31:5 TD:INT on the season and is throwing for more than 290 passing yards per game, heading into an AFC Championship Game matchup against a Tennessee defense that has forced three interceptions and allowed just one TD throw thus far in the playoffs.
Mahomes completed 16 of 25 passes for 174 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 31-21 win over the Chargers. He added 21 yards on seven carries.
Analysis: With the Chiefs scoring on a kick return and a long run, there was a diminished number of opportunities for Mahomes to make plays down field. In fact, the Chiefs were trailing toward the end of the first half when Mahomes tied up the score with a 24-yard dart to Demarcus Robinson. With a win and New England's loss, the Chiefs own the AFC No. 2 seed. They will play either the Patriots, Texans, or Bills. Mahomes completed 60% of his passes in two games against the Patriots and Texans this season with 556 passing yards, four touchdowns and two picks. One thing to look for heading into the playoffs is Mahomes' touchdown rate. Mahomes accounted for 2.25 touchdown throws per game in his first eight starts. That's down to 1.3 in his last six starts, though he has run for two touchdowns during that span.
Mahomes completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 251 yards and two touchdowns, also rushing twice for 14 yards and another score in Sunday's 26-3 win over Chicago.
Analysis: Mahomes turned in a strong fantasy line in large part to his three combined touchdowns as opposed to the usual large volume of passing yards. This was a result of a clear short-pass gameplan to neutralize Chicago's ferocious pass-rush defense. Mahomes did most of his damage on short and intermediate passes, only attempting one pass of more than 20 air yards over the entire contest (and it was not completed). It was the first time the star quarterback did not complete a pass over 20 yards in his young, spectacular career. Mahomes should be suiting up for Sunday's matchup against the Chargers with the ability to earn a first-round bye still up for grabs.
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