Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Kansas City Chiefs
Injury Hand
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Entering last season, the question in Kansas City was less about Mahomes' NFL aptitude than whether coach Andy Reid would truly open the offense or play it cautious with his first-year starter. Well, Reid went for broke, and the cannon-armed Mahomes made it pay off. He threw a league-high 80 passes longer than 20 yards, accounting for 13.8 percent of his attempts (most among QBs with at least 450 passes), and led the league with 10 TDs on those throws. Mahomes also ranked second in YPA (8.8) and sixth in average target depth (9.2). Easily the MVP, he became the second QB in NFL history after Peyton Manning (2013) to pass for 5,000-plus yards and 50 touchdowns, his 8.6 TD percentage the highest since Aaron Rodgers in 2011 (9.0). With Tyreek Hill available for the start of the 2019 campaign, things are looking rosy again for the Chiefs offense. Hill was Mahomes' favorite deep target last season, catching a league-high eight passes of 40-plus yards. Next up are the oft-injured Sammy Watkins and second-round pick Mecole Hardman. Both have questions, but both are fast enough (4.33 40 for Hardman) to stretch the field. The almost-uncoverable Travis Kelce is a constant, and the backfield is led by Damien Williams, who shined after Hunt exited, and free-agent addition Carlos Hyde. Regression is inevitable - Mahomes is not likely to outpace the No. 2 QB by four fantasy points per game again - but in Reid's offense it shouldn't be crippling. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $16.43 million contract with the Chiefs in July of 2017.
Hand injury not serious
QBKansas City Chiefs
December 9, 2019
Coach Andy Reid relayed Monday that Mahomes' hand is okay, noting that "it's bruised up pretty good but there's no break," BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Reid added that the Chiefs' play calling (including more run plays and shallow crossing routes) in the second half of Sunday's win over the Patriots was altered due to Mahomes' hand issue. On the plus side, both Nate Taylor of The Athletic and Adam Teicher of indicate that Mahomes is on track to play Week 15 versus the Broncos.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Patrick Mahomes' 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
Avg Target Depth
9.8 Yds
Sack Rate
Avg Receiver YAC
7.0 Yds
Receiver Drop %
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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2019 Patrick Mahomes Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Patrick Mahomes' measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 3"
230 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.80 sec
Shuttle Time
4.08 sec
Cone Drill
6.88 sec
Vertical Jump
30.0 in
Broad Jump
114 in
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
33.25 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Getting tests done on hand
QBKansas City Chiefs
December 9, 2019
Mahomes will undergo testing Monday after he injured his right hand in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Scratches out win over Pats
QBKansas City Chiefs
December 8, 2019
Mahomes (hand) completed 26 of 40 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Patriots.
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Surprisingly quiet in rout
QBKansas City Chiefs
December 1, 2019
Mahomes completed 15 of 29 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown while adding 25 yards and a TD on three carries in Sunday's 40-9 win over the Raiders.
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Struggles through the air
QBKansas City Chiefs
November 18, 2019
Mahomes completed 19 of 32 passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Monday night's 24-17 win over the Chargers. He also rushed five times for 59 yards.
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Opens week with full practice
QBKansas City Chiefs
November 14, 2019
Mahomes (kneecap) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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