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News: 5 days agoMahomes completed 33 of 54 pass attempts for 272 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing eight times for 61 yards and losing a fumble in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Bills.
Spin: Mahomes struggled mightily against the Bills' defensive front, constantly getting flushed out of the pocket and being forced to complete shorter passes. The decline in pocket protection has been noticeable this year, which could be one of the main reasons we are seeing more flaws in the star quarterback's play in 2021. Despite the slight decline, Mahomes is still posting numbers worthy of starting in any fantasy format, with 298.0 yards per game and a 16:6 TD:INT ratio through five contests. Mahomes may have to work his magic against a tough Washington defensive front next Sunday.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: If not for resting in Week 17 last season, Mahomes may have paced the QB position in fantasy points for the second time in three seasons. Regardless, the 25-year-old still managed his third straight elite showing, ranking top five in pass attempts, passing yards, passing TDs and YPA while also finishing 10th among QBs in rushing yards. Kansas City's overhauled offensive line should cure the pass-blocking woes that plagued the team during the Super Bowl loss and Mahomes will be working in the Chiefs' extremely pass-heavy scheme with the likes of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce at his disposal. The former league and Super Bowl MVP should be the first QB selected in your fantasy draft.