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Mahomes will be one of the first quarterbacks, if not the first quarterback, taken in Fantasy drafts. To some, that could be surprising since he was 10th among passers last season with just 20.9 Fantasy points per game. But others who choose to look forward will acknowledge new Chiefs wide receivers Marquise Brown and rookie Xavier Worthy as reasons why Mahomes' numbers could resurge. Both wideouts offer impressive speed and can stretch defenses, perfect for Mahomes to either connect for splash plays or find wide-open options closer to the line of scrimmage. And if Travis Kelce isn't forced to play through injuries like he did last year, Mahomes' receiving corps will be quite strong. Frankly, no elite-tier quarterback saw his situation improve more than Mahomes this offseason, a scary thought for his opponents and a magnificent thought for those who have him in their lineups. Mahomes will be a top-three pick in Superflex/two-QB leagues and among the first few quarterbacks off the board between 20th and 35th overall in one-QB formats.

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Year yds
Passing Yards
Touchdown Passes
Interceptions Thrown
Rushing Yards
Rushing Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2023 4183 27 14 389 32120.1
2022 5250 41 12 358 4 48128.3
3y Avg. 4757 35 13 376 2 40924.1
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Takes home Super Bowl MVP

    Mahomes completed 34 of 46 passes for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 25-22 overtime win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. He added nine rushes for 66 yards. Mahomes led Kansas City to its second straight Super Bowl championship while also taking home his third Super Bowl MVP award. He led two clutch drives to close the game, first leading an 11-play, 64-yard drive that ended in a field goal to tie the game at the conclusion of regulation. During that possession, he completed five of seven passes for 58 yards. His next time on the field came with Kansas City down three in overtime, and Mahomes orchestrated another lengthy drive that ended with a game-sealing, three-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman. The Kansas City defense was the key to the team's postseason run, but Mahomes showed up in the biggest moments to lead an impressive comeback victory.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Cruises behind stout defense

    Mahomes completed 30 of 39 pass attempts for 241 yards and a touchdown while rushing six times for 15 yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. Mahomes got things cooking early with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce on the Chiefs' opening drive. It would be the only trip to the end zone for the superstar duo in a playoff matchup that was decided by Kansas City's defense. Mahomes did his part by completing 77 percent of his passes and going 8-for-18 on third down. The two-time Super Bowl champion has his sights set on a third Lombardi Trophy when the Chiefs take on the winner of Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 11.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Efficient in win over Bills

    Mahomes completed 17 of 23 passes for 215 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Bills. He added six rushes for 19 yards. The Chiefs possessed the ball for only 22:57 and ran only 47 offensive plays, so Mahomes was reliant upon efficiency to produce a good stat line. While it was hardly his most memorable postseason performance, he did what was necessary by throwing a pair of touchdowns to Travis Kelce from 22 and three yards away. Mahomes also hit Marquez Valdes-Scantling for gains of 32 and 30 yards, helping him average an impressive 9.3 yards per attempt. He and the Chiefs will appear in their sixth consecutive AFC Championship Game on Sunday against the Ravens.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Earns win in frigid temperatures

    Mahomes completed 23 of 41 passes for 262 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's 26-7 win over the Dolphins. He added two rushes for 41 yards. Mahomes had a mediocre stat line, which was held back by the Chiefs' struggles in the end zone. On six trips inside the 20, Kansas City scored a touchdown only twice, with the first coming on an 11-yard completion to Rashee Rice. Mahomes was also only moderately efficient as a passer, averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. Nevertheless, he kept the offense moving throughout the game in difficult wintry conditions and completed six passes of at least 20 yards -- his highest mark since Week 7. The Chiefs will roll into the divisional round, though it is currently unclear who the team will face or where the game will be played.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Officially out for Week 18

    Mahomes (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Chargers in a "coaching decision." The Chiefs officially listed Mahomes as doubtful for the regular-season finale upon the release of Friday's injury report, which came after Andy Reid said earlier in the week that the star quarterback would be rested in Week 18. Though Mahomes was listed with an ankle injury, the Chiefs' latest update indicates that the two-time NFL MVP isn't dealing with a health concern. Kansas City is locked in as the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs, so it comes as little surprise that Mahomes won't suit up Sunday. Blaine Gabbert will make his first start of the season Week 18, while practice-squad call-up Chris Oladokun serves as his backup. Mahomes will return to action in the wild-card round of the playoffs against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Will be rested in Week 18

    Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Mahomes won't play in Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Chargers, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. The Chiefs are locked in as the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs regardless of how all the Week 18 games play out, so Mahomes and some other key starters will be rested while little is at stake in the regular-season finale. Blaine Gabbert is slated to make his first start of the season Sunday in Mahomes' stead, but he may not have his full complement of weapons available.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Improvement against Bengals

    Mahomes completed 21 of 29 passes for 245 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 25-17 win over the Bengals. He also lost a fumble. Mahomes didn't deliver a stellar stat line, but he kept the Chiefs' offense on schedule by averaging 8.4 yards per attempt and limiting mistakes. He ended an uncharacteristic stretch of four consecutive games with an interception, though he did lose a fumble that led to a Cincinnati touchdown early in the second quarter. Other than that error, he had a positive performance, as he was able to push the ball down the field by tallying four completions of at least 20 yards -- only the second time he's reached that mark in his last nine games. While the performance was improved, Mahomes still has only one touchdown in four of his last five contests.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Struggles in Christmas loss

    Mahomes completed 27 of 44 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown with an interception in Monday's 20-14 loss to the Raiders. He also gained 53 rushing yards on 10 carries. Kansas City was missing left tackle Donovan Smith (neck) once again, and the Las Vegas pass rush gave Mahomes fits. The quarterback wound up leading his team in rushing, and with his protection focused on containing Maxx Crosby, Malcolm Koonce sacked Mahomes three times. The need to get the ball out of his hands quickly also played directly into his second-quarter INT, which got returned for a pick-six by Jack Jones. Mahomes did find Justin Watson for a TD in the fourth as Kansas City tried to mount a comeback, but it was still another disappointing showing from the two-time MVP, who has thrown for only one score in three of the last four games. With his team still needing a win to clinch its eighth straight AFC West title, Mahomes will look to rebound Week 17 against the Bengals.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Tops 300 yards in Week 15 win

    Mahomes completed 27 of 37 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Patriots. Kansas City was down 14-10 at halftime, but Mahomes shifted into high gear in the third quarter, leading his team on three scoring drives that included a six-yard TD pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Neither pick can be blamed on Mahomes, either -- one was a result of a bobbled pass by Kadarius Toney, while the other saw rookie linebacker Marte Mapu rip the ball away from Noah Gray. It's only the fourth time this season Mahomes has thrown for more than 300 yards, and the first since Week 7. He'll look to produce big numbers again in Week 16 against a Raiders defense he racked up 298 yards and two TDs against in their first meeting this year.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Just one TD in Sunday's loss

    Mahomes completed 25 of 43 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bills. He also added eight rushing yards on his only carry. Mahomes did hit Rashee Rice for a four-yard score in the third quarter, but for the second straight game the QB was held to just one TD pass -- the first time since Weeks 12-13 of last season that Mahomes has gone consecutive contests without throwing multiple touchdowns. His longest such streak is three games, set back in 2019, and he'll look to avoid matching it in Week 15 against the Patriots.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Struggles at Lambeau

    Mahomes completed 21 of 33 passes for 210 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Packers. He added four rushes for 26 yards. Mahomes had only 83 yards in the first half as the Chiefs were limited to only 23 offensive plays. His volume picked up across the final two quarters as Kansas City tried to catch up on the scoreboard, though the end result was uninspiring. Mahomes has now averaged under seven yards per attempt in four of his last five games, and he's failed to record multiple touchdowns in two of those five contests. He also threw a key interception late in the fourth quarter, uncharacteristically putting the team in a bad position in its comeback effort. Mahomes will look to bounce back in a pivotal Week 14 matchup against Buffalo.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Underwhelming night in loss

    Mahomes completed 24 of 43 passes for 177 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Chiefs' 21-17 loss to the Eagles on Monday night. He also rushed six times for 38 yards. Mahomes' final line would have been appreciably different had Marquez Valdes-Scantling not failed to bring in a perfectly thrown bomb on a post pattern with 1:50 remaining that would have likely sealed a victory for Kansas City. As it was, Mahomes was surprisingly limited throughout the night by an Eagles defense that has had trouble defending the pass most of the season, as he averaged a season-low 4.1 yards per attempt on his way to a season-worst yardage total, though that had more to do with his receivers dropping the ball than any real flaw in Mahomes' game. Mahomes did connect with Justin Watson and Travis Kelce for three- and four-yard scoring tosses, respectively, in the first half, giving the talented signal-caller his seventh multi-touchdown tally of the campaign. Mahomes now will turn his sights to a Week 12 divisional road battle against a Raiders team playing much more inspired football under interim head coach Antonio Pierce.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Tosses two TDs in Frankfurt

    Mahomes completed 20 of 30 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 21-14 win over the Dolphins. He added 24 rushing yards on six carries. Mahomes threw for under 200 yards in a regular-season game for the first time since Week 13 of the 2021 campaign, but he was effective when he needed to be and found Rashee Rice and Jerick McKinnon for first-half TDs. After a couple disappointing performances from a fantasy perspective, Mahomes and the Kansas City offense will get a Week 10 bye to take a look under the hood and make some tweaks.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Active in Week 8, as expected

    Mahomes (illness) is active for Sunday's Week 8 clash against the Broncos, as expected. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier Sunday that the star signal-caller had fallen ill Saturday and had even been placed on an IV during the day, adding Mahomes had woken up feeling much better Sunday and was still fully expected to play. Mahomes' active status is now official, meaning fantasy managers should proceed with including him in lineups without concern. However, it's worth noting the Chiefs-Broncos game will be played in significant inclement weather, including periods of heavy snow. Consequently, even if Mahomes has improved as much as reported, the field conditions may certainly not be conducive to one of his more fantasy-friendly performances. If Mahomes were to have an in-game setback Sunday, veteran Blaine Gabbert would be set to handle Kansas City's offense.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Better Sunday than Saturday

    Mahomes was nauseous and dehydrated Saturday and was on an IV on Saturday night, but he woke up Sunday feeling better, Jay Glazer reported on Fox NFL Sunday. Mahomes is still fully expected to start Sunday against the Broncos while playing in inclement weather in Denver. It's noteworthy that teams seem to be doing a better job of reporting illnesses this weekend after what happened with the Falcons' Bijan Robinson in Week 7.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Falls ill, but set to play Sunday

    Mahomes is dealing with an illness but won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Broncos. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Mahomes is battling the flu. Given that Mahomes didn't appear on the Chiefs' Week 8 injury report, he most likely picked up the illness at some point after Friday's practice, though Rapoport notes that the signal-caller is feeling better Sunday than he did Saturday. The Chiefs didn't sign another quarterback to the 53-man roster or elevate one from the practice squad, so Mahomes remains on track to start the Week 8 contest while Blaine Gabbert fills his usual backup role. Fantasy managers in season-long leagues can still probably feel comfortable including Mahomes in lineups even if he's less than 100 percent healthy, but the two-time league MVP may be less appealing of an option in DFS contests.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Top DFS Play

    If I was playing two cash game lineups this week, I would have one with Mahomes and one with Lamar Jackson. With no teams on a bye there are plenty of cheap options available at other positions, but no cheap QBs I am super excited about. Travis Kelce has gotten healthy, Rashee Rice has emerged as a No. 1 wide receiver, and Mecole Hardman has returned. The slow start should be in the rearview mirror for Mahomes and the Chiefs offense.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Standout numbers in division win

    Mahomes completed 32 of 42 passes for 424 yards with four touchdowns and one interception while adding 29 yards on four rushes in the Chiefs' 31-17 win over the Chargers on Sunday. Mahomes was particularly lethal in the first half, when he led the Chiefs to 24 points while recording scoring tosses to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Rashee Rice and Travis Kelce of 46, six and one yards, respectively. Mahomes' and Kelce's connection was the story of the game, as the prolific signal-caller hit his All-Pro tight end on 12 occasions for 179 yards. Mahomes' yardage total was a season high, and he now has five multi-touchdown efforts in his first seven games heading into a Week 8 road trip to Denver.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Sharp in Week 6 win

    Mahomes completed 30 of 40 passes for 306 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Chiefs' 19-8 win over the Broncos on Thursday night. He also rushed six times for 31 yards. The Chiefs' final point total was notably below expectations against a Broncos defense that had essentially been the league's worst through five weeks, but Mahomes still largely kept fantasy managers happy with his second 300-yard game of the season. Mahomes also extended his season-opening streak of at least one touchdown pass to six games, hitting Kadarius Toney from three yards out late in the second quarter. Mahomes connected with eight different pass catchers overall, with Travis Kelce (ankle) leading the way with a 9-124 line while rookie Rashee Rice (4-72 on four targets) and Mahomes also continuing to display solid chemistry. Mahomes heads into a Week 7 divisional battle against the Chargers on Sunday, Oct. 22 with an 11:5 TD:INT and 1,593 passing yards over six games.
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  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Two TDs in win over Vikings

    Mahomes completed 31 of 41 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 win over Minnesota. The Kansas City passing game had trouble getting going in the first half, but Mahomes cranked it up in the third quarter and hit Rashee Rice and Travis Kelce (ankle) for scores to break open a 13-13 tie. The perennial MVP candidate has tossed multiple touchdowns in four of five games to begin the season, leading to a 10:4 TD:INT, and Mahomes could be poised for a huge performance in Week 6 against a Broncos secondary that's already coughed up two four-TD performances to quarterbacks this season.
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