Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Mon 12/28/20 1:24 PM

Coach Andy Reid said Monday that "there's a good chance" Chad Henne starts Sunday's game against the Chargers rather than Mahomes, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 14-1 Chiefs have already clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs by virtue of Sunday's win over the Falcons, so the team realistically could opt to not risk Mahomes' health in a meaningless regular-season finale. It also seems plausible that Kansas City's other key starters could receive an extra week of rest. If the star quarterback indeed sits Week 17, he'll wrap up the 2020 regular season with 4,740 passing yards and an impressive 38:6 TD:INT.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Sun 12/27/20 4:11 PM

Mahomes completed 24 of 44 pass attempts for 278 yards, throwing two touchdowns and one interception while gaining 21 rushing yards on three carries during Sunday's 17-14 win against the Falcons.
EDGE Analysis
Despite a loss, Atlanta's defense should give itself a pat on the back for a marvelous job in containing the explosive Mahomes. The reigning Super Bowl MVP was held to a season-low 79.6 passer rating by the Falcons, while Kansas City's 17 points fell well below the team's previous 2020 single-game worst of 22. Though it was a relatively quiet fantasy week by Mahomes' standards, the 25-year-old was still capable of delivering Andy Reid his first 14-win regular season over 22 years as an NFL head coach. The Chiefs now roll into a Week 17 matchup against the Chargers having clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Mahomes may therefore be sidelined as Kansas City aims to keep the star quarterback healthy for another run at the Lombardi Trophy.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Sun 12/20/20 10:17 PM

Mahomes completed 26 of 47 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 32-29 win over the Saints. He also rushed for 37 yards on seven carries.
EDGE Analysis
His passing yardage total was below his usual standards, and he committed two fumbles (losing one) while facing consistent pressure from the New Orleans pass rush, but Mahomes still picked his spots and threw at least three TDs for the sixth time this season. He'll take a scintillating 36:5 TD:INT into Week 16's meeting with a Falcons secondary that just gave up 390 yards to Tom Brady.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Sun 12/13/20 4:56 PM

Mahomes completed 24 of 34 passes for 393 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 33-27 win over the Dolphins. He added nine yards on five rushing attempts.
EDGE Analysis
Mahomes was picked off on a tipped screen pass attempt to end Kansas City's opening drive, then took a 30-yard sack on third down to cap the next possession before being intercepted again on the Chiefs' third drive. Despite the slow start, he still finished the first half with 172 yards and a touchdown, which was scored by Travis Kelce from six yards out to give the Chiefs a 14-10 halftime lead. Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill on a 44-yard deep ball to stretch Kansas City's lead on the first possession of the second half and ultimately did enough to lead his team to victory in an uncharacteristically error-filled performance. The star quarterback will need to clean up the turnovers in Week 15, as the Chiefs face a much tougher road test in New Orleans.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Mon 12/7/20 12:54 AM

Mahomes completed 25 of 40 pass attempts for 318 yards and a touchdown, adding 26 more yards on four carries in a 22-16 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Mahomes and Co. were able to will their way to a narrow victory over the now 4-8 Broncos, but things were looking bleak until the fourth quarter of what should have been a lopsided victory on paper. The 25-year-old phenom has only had two games this season in which he was limited to single-digit scores, and both of those have come against the sub-.500 Broncos. Denver's defense is no pushover, but Mahomes has seemed to dismantle any top-tier defensive unit put in his way. The good news for the signal caller's managers is that the Chiefs won't have to face the Broncos again this fantasy season. Next week's opponent, the Miami Dolphins, are no pushovers defensively either, but Mahomes is about as "must-start" as they come these days.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Sun 11/29/20 7:42 PM

Mahomes completed 37 of 49 passes for 462 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 28 yards and lost a fumble.
EDGE Analysis
The reigning Super Bowl MVP was on fire from the opening gun, posting a 229-yard tally in the first quarter alone. Mahomes comfortably got there with the help of touchdown strikes of 75 and 44 yards to Tyreek Hill in that opening period, and while less prolific in the second half after Kansas City had built up a lead, he still connected with Hill one final time from 20 yards away at the 7:04 mark of the third quarter. Mahomes then gained some valuable yards with his legs on the Chiefs' final clock-killing drive, capping off what turned out to be a relatively hard-fought victorious duel with the legendary Tom Brady. Mahomes has now thrown for over 400 yards in two of his last four games, and he's recorded no fewer than 348 passing yards in any contest during that span. Moreover, he'll head into a Week 13 Sunday night divisional battle against the Broncos with a four-game multi-touchdown streak in tow as well.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Mon 11/23/20 12:57 AM

Mahomes completed 34 of 45 pass attempts for 348 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 35-31 win over the Raiders. He contributed 16 more yards on four rushing attempts.
EDGE Analysis
Mahomes stat line would suggest that he was able to carve up the Raiders' secondary with ease -- as he does to many defenses around the league -- but the Chiefs' phenom was consistently evading pressure from Oakland's front. The 25-year-old's supernatural ability to throw the ball across his body with an off-balanced stance to avoid would-be tacklers was put on display on a multitude of occasions, almost always resulting in the ball hitting his receiver in the hands for big chunk gains. The only noticeable blemish was a red-zone interception that was likely the result of Demarcus Robinson breaking in the wrong direction on what should have been an out pattern. Mahomes capped off another clutch victory with a two-minute drill to put his squad up for good against a formidable Oakland team. The stellar outing put the signal caller above the 3,000-yard mark for the year. Next up for Mahomes and the Chiefs is a showdown between potential MVP candidates when they travel to Tampa Bay to face Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Sun 11/8/20 4:40 PM

Mahomes completed 30 of 45 passes for 372 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Chiefs' 33-31 win over the Panthers on Sunday. He also rushed twice for no gain.
EDGE Analysis
The Panthers, which got Christian McCaffrey (ankle) back in action Sunday, gave the Chiefs a lot more trouble than many would have anticipated, forcing coach Andy Reid to keep his foot on the gas. That paid off for Mahomes, who was able to eclipse the 300-yard mark for the fifth time this season and throw at least four scoring passes for the second time in as many weeks. Mahomes helped Kansas City overcome an early 14-3 deficit with a one-yard touchdown toss to DeMarcus Robinson, and he came alive in the second half by hitting pay dirt with Clyde Edwards-Helaire on one occasion and Tyreek Hill in two other instances to complete the comeback. Mahomes will look to put together a third straight prolific effort in an AFC West showdown against the Raiders in Week 11 following a Week 10 bye.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Sun 11/1/20 4:08 PM

Mahomes completed 31 of 42 passes for 416 yards and five touchdowns in Sunday's 35-9 win over the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
Mahomes came out of the gate on fire, completing all five of his passes for 85 yards on the opening drive, which he capped with a 30-yard touch-pass touchdown to Mecole Hardman. The Chiefs needed a fake punt to keep their next drive alive, but Mahomes took advantage of the successful trick play with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill on the very next play. That hot start was only the tip of the iceberg for the superstar quarterback, who added touchdowns to Travis Kelce (three yards), Demarcus Robinson (26) and Hill again (41) before handing off to backup Chad Henne for mop-up duty. Mahomes matched his passing touchdown total from the previous three games combined while throwing more than two touchdowns for only the third time this season. He's capable of heating up in a hurry, though, and will look to build on this effort in Week 9 against the Panthers.

Patrick Mahomes
QB KC (8)
Sun 10/25/20 8:35 PM

Mahomes went 15-for-23 passing with 200 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions during Sunday's 43-16 win against the Broncos.
EDGE Analysis
Mahomes didn't exactly have to take over in this one as Kansas City rolled the Broncos with TDs on both special teams and defense. Thanks to a powerful Chiefs running game, as well as a defense that ranks No. 2 in takeaways (13), Mahomes ended the month of October exceeding 30 pass attempts in just one of four games. Though he was efficient on those opportunities with a 63.6 percent completion rate and a 7:1 TD:INT, the mold of Kansas City's team has altered in a way that he isn't currently being asked to put up gaudy numbers weekly. He may do so anyway in Week 8 when Kansas City takes on the winless Jets at Arrowhead Stadium.