Guest of the League
One and Done - FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1


College: Texas Tech | 2 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 230 lbs
Birth Date: 9/17/1995
2019 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 468.45
Avg Pts: 29.28
Rank: 1 QB

2019 RTSports Outlook

Mahomes stormed onto the scene last season and had one of the best seasons for a quarterback in the history of football. He had 52 total touchdowns to just 12 interceptions. He threw for more than 5,000 yards and completed 66 percent of his passes. He was first in fantasy quarterback scoring by more than 60 points. It was a remarkable season for Mahomes, having multiple touchdowns all but a game. Mahomes will be the starter for the Chiefs for years to come. He might have more ability than any quarterback in the game right now. Mahomes has a rocket for an arm. He reads defenses well for a young player and can make big-time plays while on the move. He makes throws that make your jaw drop. Mahomes has been a full-time starter just one season, so there is room for improvement from him, which is scary.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Mahomes might have a hard time repeating last year. He had some kind of season. But even with that said, he should be the first quarterback off the board and post numbers kind of similar to last season. He is the real deal. Last season wasn't a fluke. He will throw for around 5,000 yards with 40 total touchdowns and a few hundred rushing yards.

RotoBaller's Outlook

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took the NFL by storm in 2018, winning the MVP in his first season as a starting quarterback while leading the NFL in touchdown passes, touchdown percentage, and QBR while finishing second in passing yardage. Mahomes finished as the QB1 in fantasy last season and his ability to make any throw and prove that an Air Raid quarterback could succeed in the NFL made him a hugely popular player. But Mahomes success comes with a downside for fantasy football players, which is trying to properly value Mahomes heading into this upcoming season. Its long been accepted that smart fantasy football players dont pick a quarterback too early, but Mahomes success last season has led to him inching higher and higher on draft boards, and hes going in the second round in plenty of early mock drafts. Mahomes is a high-floor, high-ceiling guy, but factor in a little natural regression in terms of turnovers and touchdowns, and it becomes hard to justify picking a quarterback that high, even if hes one with the skill set and the ability to finish as the overall QB1 again that Mahomes have. He should be the first quarterback off the board in fantasy drafts, but that should happen late in the third or in the fourth round in redraft leagues, which means a lot of smart fantasy players will end up missing out on him. While thatll hurt, there are other quarterbacks who can give you something close to what Mahomes can, so dont be too afraid of passing on him, even if hes an elite fantasy option.

This article first appeared on

Fantasy Week
No Playoff Match Up
Week 220.70Patrick Mahomes 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Patrick Mahomes 4 yd rushing TD
Patrick Mahomes 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)
Patrick Mahomes 278 passing yds (13.90 pts)
Week 327.85Patrick Mahomes 11 rushing yds (1.10 pts)
Patrick Mahomes 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Patrick Mahomes 12 yd TD pass to Travis Kelce
. . . Patrick Mahomes 1 yd TD pass to Damien Williams
. . . Patrick Mahomes 23 yd TD pass to Damien Williams
Patrick Mahomes 295 passing yds (14.75 pts)
Player Notes
Jul 4 2:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes compiled a passer rating of 120.7 against man coverage in 2018 - easily the best mark in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.

Jul 2 2:03pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes says he's well on his way to shedding three to five percent of his body fat by training camp as he's well into an offseason running and weight-lifting regimen. 'I've gotten more muscular and (have) less baby fat, I guess you would say,' Mahomes said in a Yahoo Sports article published Tuesday, June 2. 'So that's been the big thing for me -- sculpting my body in the best way possible so I can go through the season and feel just as fresh at the end as I did at the beginning.'

Fantasy Spin: Sure, we all know regression is coming for Mahomes after 5,097 yards and 50 TDs -- and that will be accelerated with WR TYreek Hill's expected suspension -- but he's still the near-consensus QB1 in most pre-draft rankings.

Jun 15 11:33am ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes said that he would work on his footwork during the period between minicamp and training camp. He said that he misses many plays because his feet are in the wrong position and he relies too heavily on his arm.

Fantasy Spin: Generally speaking, it is an ill-advised strategy to select a quarterback in the first round of fantasy football drafts but Mahomes may be the exception to that rule. The defending Most Valuable Player is worthy of consideration as the top quarterback off the board in all formats.

May 7 11:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw for an NFL-best 1,155 yards outside of the pocket in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.

Apr 11 12:53pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes came through with a big-time throw on an NFL-best 12.97 percent of his attempts under pressure last season.

Fantasy Spin: Even if Mahomes suffers a bit of a sophomore slump (in what technically will be his third season) he still should finish among the top-five fantasy QBs after totaling 74 more fantasy points than any other QB in 2018.

Feb 2 7:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was announced as the 2019 NFL's Most Valuable Player Saturday, Feb. 2.

Fantasy Spin: There was no doubt that Mahomes was deserving of the honor after throwing for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. Quarterbacks aren't traditionally selected in the first round of fantasy drafts, but Mahomes would be the exception if one were to use that strategy.

Feb 2 7:10pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the Associated Press 2018 Most Valuable Player on Saturday. Mahomes was also named the Offensive Player of the Year in a season in which he threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions in his first full season as KC's starter. The 23-year-old can do things on the football field that most people thought were impossible. His sheer athleticism and leadership make him a rising star in the NFL in a Chiefs offense that continues to improve. Mahomes will unquestionably be the first quarterback off the board in 2019 drafts after his excellent 2018 campaign.

From RotoBaller

Feb 2 6:20pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the 2018 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year on Saturday. The second-year signal caller finished with a league-high 50 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions on the year while throwing multiple TDs in 14 games. He completed 383 passes in 580 attempts (66 percent) for 5,097 yards (318.6 per game). Mahomes beat out Drew Brees, DeAndre Hopkins and Todd Gurley for the award. The upside remains huge and he'll be the first QB taken in fantasy drafts moving forward.

From RotoBaller

Jan 22 6:40pm ET

Chiefs' QB Patrick Mahomes scored 27.85 fantasy points in Sunday's playoff loss against the Patriots. Mahomes threw for 295 yards on 16-of-31 with three touchdowns. Mahomes scored at least 25 fantasy points a staggering 12 times during the regular season.

Jan 21 5:10pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was able to put up solid stats, but unable to overcome the rough first half in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Mahomes finished 16-for-31 with 295 passing yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions. The Chiefs offense had just 65 passing yards in the first half. The Chiefs played much better in the second half, but Mahomes was unable to rebound fully from a horrendous first half. Mahomes finishes up an excellent season and is on pace to become the highest paid player in the NFL in 2020.

From RotoBaller

Jan 21 3:00pm ET

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to give quarterback Patrick Mahomes the league's first $200 million contract after next season, according to league sources. The expected NFL Most Valuable Player had over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in his second season, becoming only the second quarterback to ever reach those marks. The 23-year-old has become the best fantasy QB in the league and will likely be the first one off the board in 2019 drafts.

From RotoBaller

Jan 20 10:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 16 of his 31 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns and rushed twice for 11 yards in a 37-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Mahomes led the Chiefs back from an early deficit, but he never saw the ball overtime. His impressive season doesn't end with a Super Bowl appearance, but it will put him in the conversation to be the first quarterback selected in drafts in 2019.

Jan 20 12:53pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will be able to sign a contract extension after the 2019 season and could become the first NFL player to receive a $200 million contract, according to sources.

Fantasy Spin: Mahomes has been one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL this season despite it being his first year as a starter. He should continue to be one of the best quarterbacks for years to come and likely will be one of the first quarterbacks selected in fantasy drafts in 2019.

Jan 18 12:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is one of four quarterbacks to post at least 350 passing yards, four touchdowns and a 110 passer rating in a game versus the New England Patriots since 2001. Mahomes threw for 352 yards and had four TDs with a 110.0 rating in a 43-40 loss at New England in Week 6.

Fantasy Spin: Mahomes is at home this time, but it also means Bill Belichick and Co. will be getting their second shot at defending the likely league MVP. Expect Mahomes to put up decent numbers Sunday, but betting against Belichick and expecting another monster Mahomes game is unrealistic.

NFL Week
2018 Season468.45383580509750102722212
Week 1@LAC30.9015272564021000
Week 2@PIT42.1023283266018000
Week 3SFO28.402438314307000
Week 4@DEN25.902845304107100
Week 5JAC18.9522383130013102
Week 6@NWE30.502336352409002
Week 7CIN36.4028393584045001
Week 8DEN29.15243430340-1001
Week 9@CLE30.5523323753018001
Week 10ARI22.5521282492021000
Week 11@LAR40.7033464786028023
Week 12bye
Week 13@OAK35.9523382954052000
Week 14BAL24.85355337720-3001
Week 15LAC20.452434243203000
Week 16@SEA30.9523402733033000
Week 17OAK20.151424281201001