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Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Projections

Updated: January 24, 2021


Below you will find our fantasy football projections for the Kansas City Chiefs for their matchup against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game.

QUARTERBACKS

PlayerPAPCYDSTDINTRushYDSTDFP
Patrick Mahomes37.524.9305.62.440.383.919.10.1223.85
Taking all of the reps at practice on Wednesday and Thursday, Mahomes clearing concussion protocol on Friday was not much of a surprise. While the 2019 NFL MVP will be under center on Sunday, he's also dealing with a toe injury as well. That said, Mahomes projects as our top-scoring fantasy quarterback for the week. While Mahomes threw for only 225 yards in his regular-season matchup against the Bills, his 80.77% completion percentage (21-of-26) was a season high. With the most talented duo of pass-catchers (Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce) at his disposal, Mahomes and the Chiefs have the highest implied total for Sunday's games.
Chad Henne0.10.10.7000.10.300.06

RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Clyde Edwards-Helaire11.550.60.262.3190.0710.09
After missing last week's playoff game, Edwards-Helaire (hip) is expected to play on Sunday despite a questionable injury designation. Edwards-Helaire last played more than a month ago (Dec. 20th). Even if Le'Veon Bell (knee, questionable) misses the game, he will likely form a timeshare with Darrel Williams. On a positive note, Edwards-Helaire rushed for a career-high 161 yards against the Bills in Week 6.
Darrel Williams8.335.30.171.18.50.036.13
With CEH sidelined, Williams had 13 carries for 78 yards and four catches for 16 yards against the Cleveland Browns last week. While a repeat of last week's 17 touches is unlikely, Williams could reasonably reach double-digit touches as he shares work with Edwards-Helaire. Le'Veon Bell is listed as questionable, but may be closer to doubtful.
Darwin Thompson0.62.30.010.21.40.010.59

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Tyreek Hill6.1900.70.43.30.0316.76
This weekend's two-game slate has this season's top three scoring leaders in fantasy points at wide receiver -- Davante Adams, Hill and Stefon Diggs. All three are elite options in any week, but none have a higher ceiling (or a lower floor) than Hill. Speaking of floors, Hill set or tied his season lows in Week 6 against the Bills -- three receptions, three targets, 20 receiving yards and 4.0 half-PPR fantasy points.
Sammy Watkins3.3380.260.10.507.06
Watkins played in only 10 games this season and hasn't played since Week 16, but he's expected to return this week. When he's been on the field, Watkins has averaged a career-low 11.4 yards per reception and his per-game average of 42.1 yards is the lowest during his three-year tenure in Kansas City.
Mecole Hardman2.738.50.270.10.606.88
With game-breaking speed in a high-powered offense, the speedster is capable of breaking off a long touchdown on any given play. More likely, however, fantasy managers will get a modest, low-volume performance from Hardman, who has reached 50 scrimmage yards in only one of his past nine games, especially with Watkins expected to return.
Demarcus Robinson1.3150.110002.81

TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Travis Kelce7.597.50.7500018
Kelce extended his 1,000-yard streak to five seasons and broke the single-season receiving yardage record (1,416) for tight ends in the process. In fact, he set career highs across the board (105/1,416/11) in his age-31 campaign. Kelce ended the regular season with eight consecutive games with at least seven catches and continued that streak in the playoffs with eight catches for 109 yards and a score on 10 targets against the Cleveland Browns.
Nick Keizer0.44.20.020000.74
Deon Yelder0.32.60.020000.53

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