- Why Stephen A. sees Lamar Jackson as the biggest rival to Patrick Mahomes
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Patrick Mahomes is 24 years old and has 36 NFL starts under his belt yet has already been named both league and Super Bowl MVP. So where does he go from here? Well, considering he still has Andy Reid's pass-heavy scheme, a strong offensive line and a terrific group of targets led by Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce at his disposal, we should probably expect more of the same. Granted, Mahomes returned to earth a bit last season (4,031 passing yards, 28 total TDs) after his breakout 2018 campaign (5,097 yards, 52 TDs), but he was still unquestionably one of the best players in the league. Mahomes was fantasy's No. 3 scoring QB during the 13 weeks he played in full, and that doesn't even count his 12 touchdowns in three playoff games. Mahomes remains an elite fantasy option.