Saturday, June 16, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Kansas City Chiefs

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Kansas City Chiefs.



Patrick Mahomes519.4329.8394720.314.539.4137.91.23.2224.67
Playing well in one start as a rookie, Mahomes enters the 2018 season as the starter with Alex Smith traded to Washington this offseason. With a gunslinger mentality a la Brett Favre, Mahomes may be more prone to turnovers than Smith, but he also possesses the ability to push the ball down the field. Adding Sammy Watkins to the receiving corps, the Chiefs have their most talented group of pass-catchers during the Andy Reid era.
Chad Henne2.61.6180.

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Running Backs


Kareem Hunt240.71107.27.253.2436.22.70.8212.14
The 2017 rushing champion, Hunt started and finished his rookie season strong with a bit of a slump in the middle. Not only did Hunt rush for 100-plus yards in four of his first five games, but he racked up 100-plus YFS first seven games of his career. Posting 1,782 YFS, 53 receptions and 11 touchdowns as a rookie, Hunt will be a top-six fantasy running back and (late) first-round pick in fantasy drafts this summer.
Spencer Ware62.3264.83.117.8160.20.91.563.5
Ware missed all of last season and there are some questions over whether or not he will be ready for the start of training camp. Even though Ware had 1,368 total yards in 2016, he's not on the re-draft radar given Hunt's historic rookie season.
Charcandrick West31.1121.30.912.982.610.430.99
Damien Williams12.545.60.33.730.
Anthony Sherman6.
Kerwynn Williams2.18.201.613.400.11.96

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Wide Receivers


Tyreek Hill69.81130.8718.7121.60.70.5173.44
Nearly doubling his receiving yardage to 1,183 in year two, Hill closed the season strong with 21 catches for 457 yards and three touchdowns in four December games. There is the potential to improve upon last year's numbers with Mahomes under center, but the addition of Sammy Watkins (a much more talented WR2) to the receiving corps could diminish his opportunity for a major jump in production.
Sammy Watkins45.3720.35.40000.2104.03
When things are going right, Watkins can be as productive as any receiver in the league. That said, he's now playing for his third team in three years and only had 39/593/8 for the league's highest-scoring offense last year. On a positive note, however, the chemistry between Mahomes and Watkins appears strong with team reporter BJ Kissel writing, "Mahomes to Watkins is becoming a thing."
Chris Conley18.7327.31.10000.139.13
Demarcus Robinson13.8142.10.60000.117.61
De'Anthony Thomas11.3107.
Jehu Chesson8840.4000010.8

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Tight Ends


Travis Kelce82.31061.770000.5147.17
Recording back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Kelce finished 2017 with 83 catches for 1,038 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. After Rob Gronkowski, Kelce is the clear TE2 -- or perhaps even the TE1(a) given Gronk's durability history.
Demetrius Harris11.5132.30.80000.117.83
Jace Amaro7.893.60.40000.111.56

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