Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Kansas City Chiefs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Patrick Mahomes era begins this year in Kansas City after the team traded Alex Smith to the Redskins in the offseason. Mahomes was decent in his lone start Week 17 last season, but the bigger question this year is what the Chiefs offense will look like. Coach Andy Reid took the cautious approach with Smith his first four years in Kansas City, averaging a mere 32 passes per season more than 20 yards downfield. Last year, though, Smith was unleashed, attempting 53 such passes in an explosive offense. (Ironically, he had fewer interceptions (5) than he averaged over the "cautious" period (7).) Offensive coordinator Matt Nagy is gone, replaced by Eric Bieniemy, but either way, it's still Reid's show. The 6-2, 225-pound Mahomes certainly has the arm for a vertical game. And he has plenty of weapons, starting with Tyreek Hill, who might be the league's fastest man. On the other side is new arrival Sammy Watkins, who can also stretch the field and has a bit more bulk than Hill. Then there's Travis Kelce, one of the best tight ends in football, and Kareem Hunt, who led the league in rushing as a rookie last year. All that talent might encourage Reid to be more aggressive, rather than content to ask little of Mahomes besides taking care of the ball. If Mahomes' inner gunslinger is allowed to emerge, drafting the unproven quarterback will pay off for fantasy owners. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $16.43 million contract with the Chiefs in July of 2017.
Blitzes 'burgh
QBKansas City Chiefs
September 16, 2018
Mahomes racked up 326 yards and six touchdowns on 23 of 28 passing during Sunday's 42-37 win over the Steelers. He added 18 yards on five carries.
ANALYSIS
Mahomes started red hot, finding Chris Conley and Travis Kelce up the seams for two early touchdowns. He showed that he is human by slowing off that otherworldly pace a little bit as the game wore on, but Mahomes still looks like an absolute star to start his career. We're only two games in, but Mahomes' touchdown rate of 18.2 percent is over twice that of Carson Wentz's league-leading rate of 7.5 percent in 2017. Mahomes looks like he can only be contained, not stopped, in Andy Reid's offense.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    114
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
63
0
2018
114
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   230 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.80 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.08 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.88 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   30 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   114 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Kansas City Chiefs Team Injury Report
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Out
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Doubtful
2017 Fantasy Outlook
The Chiefs traded up 17 spots to 10th overall to draft Mahomes, whose cannon arm, occasional recklessness and gunslinger mentality evoked comparisons on draft day to head coach Andy Reid's former student, Brett Favre. Mahomes, of course, is a long way from Favre, so Reid and the Chiefs view him as a project -- Alex Smith will start for at least another year. At 6-2, 225, with 4.8 speed, Mahomes probably won't be a huge rushing threat but should be fast enough to escape pressure and make occasional plays with his feet. The biggest knock on him is the Texas Tech system, which continually fails to produce quality NFL quarterbacks. But Mahomes has the size, athleticism and physical skills to not only buck the trend but end up as the best quarterback from this year's draft class.
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Throws four touchdowns against Chargers
QBKansas City Chiefs
September 9, 2018
Mahomes completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for 256 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also had five carries for 21 yards.
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Impresses in extended run
QBKansas City Chiefs
August 25, 2018
Mahomes completed 18 of 24 pass attempts for 196 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason contest against the Bears. He also added 11 yards on a pair of carries.
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Finishes on high note
QBKansas City Chiefs
August 17, 2018
Mahomes completed eight of 12 passes for 138 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Friday's preseason game against the Falcons.
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Will play first half Friday
QBKansas City Chiefs
August 14, 2018
Coach Andy Reid relayed Tuesday that Mahomes will play the first half of Friday's exhibition game against the Falcons, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Sharp in limited action
QBKansas City Chiefs
August 9, 2018
Mahomes completed five of seven passes for 33 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Chiefs' 17-10 preseason loss to the Texans on Thursday.
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