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QB Patrick Mahomes II - Kansas City Chiefs

6-2, 225Born: 9-17-1995College: Texas TechDrafted: Round 1, pick 2017

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 17): Say hello to the new #1 quarterback in fantasy football. Mahomes is making it look easy. While there are tougher matchups ahead, this week the 49ers aren't going to slow him down.

Week 3: vs San Francisco 49ers

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FBG says: Good matchup. What is there to say about Patrick Mahomes that has not already been said at this point. Mahomes is extremely talented with a cannon for an arm and is one of the great breakout stories of 2018. The real question is whether can keep this up and while the answer to that question is most certainly no as he is not going to throw for 80 touchdowns this season, he can continue to throw for the yardage that we've seen so far. It was a tremendous sign of growth for the quarterback to involve Travis Kelce which he has not historically thrown to tight ends showing he is much more than just the air raid offense quarterback that we saw in college. The only critique for the Chiefs is that Kareem Hunt who had 53 receptions in 2017 only has one reception thus far this season which if they can get Hunt the ball in space will only add to their value as a passing offense. The 49ers are a secondary that was one of the worst in 2017 and while they allowed 347 yards and three touchdowns to the Lions and Matthew Stafford, most of this was in the second half as the Lions attempted to make a ferocious comeback. The issue for the 49ers continues to be K'Waun Williams who struggled out of the slot in 2017 and is back once again in the slot for the 49ers in 2018 and will face one of the elite wide receivers in football in Tyreek Hill quite often in this game. This will also be a test for the 49ers safeties as they have not faced a tight end that is close to Kelce's caliber and while they have done a great job shutting down tight ends will be forced to face a tough test this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 at LAC 56 15 27 256 4 0 5 21 0 0 30.9
2 at PIT 58 23 28 326 6 0 5 18 0 0 41.1
3 vs SF 0 24 38 314 3 0 5 7 0 0 27.4
3 vs SF PROJ-Dodds * 23 35 * * * 5 * * * *
3 vs SF PROJ-Tremblay * 20 33 * * * 5 * * * *
3 vs SF PROJ-Bloom * 20 28 * * * 4 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Patrick Mahomes II's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs PIT (23 / 28 / 326 / 6 / 0 pass, 5 / 18 / 0 rush)

Patrick Mahomes set the NFL world on fire on Sunday, completing 23 of 28 passes for 326 yards and six touchdowns, while also rushing five times for 18 yards. It did not take long for Mahomes to get into a groove against the Steelers, as by the time the first quarter was over, he had already thrown three touchdowns and led the Chiefs to a 21-0 lead. On the Chiefs first drive, Mahomes showed why the Chiefs coaching staff were confident in him being their full-time starter this year. With Mahomes operating out of the Shotgun, he sent Tyreek Hill in motion from the right side of the formation. Pittsburgh cornerback Artie Burns matched him step for step in motion, indicating to Mahomes that the Steelers were in man on man coverage. With this in mind, Mahomes took the snap and quickly turned to the right side of the field where he had Sammy Watkins running a go-route. Watkins did not beat his man right away, but with an open field behind him, Mahomes threw Watkins open on a beautiful touch pass along the right sideline that went for a 40 yard gain. Mahomes continued to pick on Burns throughout the game, especially when his receivers were in pre-snap motion, and hit Watkins on another long pass when Burns misread his assignment and Mahomes read the play beautifully. When the Steelers tried to blitz, Mahomes would read the field, and change the play if necessary. He did this on a 36 yard completion to Hill, when the Steelers were playing only one deep safety. With Hill gaining separation right from the jump, Mahomes bought himself some extra time by fading back and delivering a beautiful pass over the top of Burns that let Hill adjust to the pass and gain yards after the catch. On the first of his two touchdown passes to Travis Kelce, Mahomes threw a dart to Kelce's outside shoulder when he was running a shallow slant from the right side. At first it may look like an inaccurate pass, but Mahomes put the ball where Kelce could make the play and have no defensive interference as there were converging defenders from the middle of the field. Mahomes and Hill have shown great chemistry, and it continued on their 25 yard hookup for a touchdown to start the 4th quarter that ended up being the game winning touchdown for the Chiefs. With Hill operating in one on one coverage on the left side of the field, Mahomes took the snap out of shotgun and waited for Hill to gain separation. Hill was running a fly-route, but in an ode to Hill's speed, this route called for him to curl inside after he gained separation. This kind of route makes sense for an undersized player like Hill as it makes the cornerback turn to the inside of the field after he his beat, which means he has no chance of stopping Hill once he gets past him. That is exactly what happened, and Mahomes delivered a great a ball to Hill, who made the catch and trotted into the endzone untouched. Mahomes also threw touchdown passes to Demarcus Robinson, Kareem Hunt and Chris Conley.

2018 Week 1 vs LAC (15 / 27 / 256 / 4 / 0 pass, 5 / 21 / 0 rush)

In his first game as the Chiefs starter, Patrick Mahomes led them to a 10 point victory over division rival, The Los Angeles Chargers, while completing 15 of 27 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions. Mahomes also added 21 yards on five carries. The Chiefs coaching staff did a remarkable job of simplifying the types of reads that Mahomes would see in his opening game as the starter, and this was especially true on third down. Two of Mahomes four touchdown throws came on shovel passes to Tyreek Hill and DeAnthony Thomas, where the Chiefs used pre-snap motion to get the defense leaning one way, and then had Thomas and Hill run across the formation in the opposite direction. They were essentially runs, but you can give Mahomes credit for executing the plays properly and with the right timing. Mahomes did have an beautiful 36 yard touchdown pass to fullback Anthony Sherman. Sherman lined up on the left end of the formation and ran a sort of wheel route to the left sideline and then up the field. Mahomes threw a perfect pass, lofting it over Sherman's defender while also hitting him in stride, leading to an easy touchdown. Perhaps his best play of the day came on 58 yard touchdown strike to Hill. Mahomes lined up in the shotgun, took the snap and made play action fake to Hunt in the backfield. The Chargers were bringing pressure, but Mahomes was able to stand tall in the pocket and throw a dart to Hill, who was running a slant route from the right side of the formation. The throw was perfect and allowed Hill to use his speed to get up the field for a 58 yard touchdown where he was only partially touched once by a Chargers defender.

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Latest News

Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes tosses three more TDs (Sun Sep 23, 06:27 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 24-of-38 passes for 314 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 3 win against the San Francisco 49ers. He now holds the NFL record with 13 TD passes through the first three games of a season.

Our View: Mahomes really opened it up in the first half, when the Chiefs scored 35 points. There's no doubt that he's the #1 quarterback in fantasy football heading into a Week 4 Monday night game at Denver.
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Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes tosses six TDs in win (Sun Sep 16, 06:16 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-28 passes for 326 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 2 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has 10 TDs through two games, most in NFL history to start a season.

Our View: Mahomes is making it look easy, albeit against the Steelers. He is in the conversation as the #1 overall fantasy quarterback heading into Week 3. The 49ers aren't an imposing opponent next week.
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Schedule

3vs San Francisco 49ers
4@ Denver Broncos
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ New England Patriots
7vs Cincinnati Bengals
8vs Denver Broncos
9@ Cleveland Browns
10vs Arizona Cardinals
11@ Los Angeles Rams
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Oakland Raiders
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15vs Los Angeles Chargers
16@ Seattle Seahawks
17vs Oakland Raiders