Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs 2020 Fantasy Football Projections

In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the Kansas City Chiefs.

MORE: Fantasy football projections for all 32 NFL teams


Patrick Mahomes547.2363.94569.132.569.349.6213.31.74326.17
Regression from his statistically-historic 2018 campaign (5,097/50) was expected and a midseason knee injury also slowed the 2018 league MVP. On a team loaded with speed and talented weapons, Mahomes should bounce back in a big way in 2020.
Chad Henne34.922247.81.310.874110.0814.99


Clyde Edwards-Helaire199.3896.97.4755.74543.48200.79
Perhaps a bit of a surprise for some as the first running back off the board, Edwards-Helaire has drawn comparisons to (a better version of) Brian Westbrook (by head coach Andy Reid) and lands in an ideal long-term spot for his fantasy value. With Damien Williams opting out of the 2020 season, it boosts CEH's short-term (i.e., 2020) outlook and catapults him into the (upper?) RB1 range. It wasn't that long ago that fantasy owners saw what a prominently-featured rookie running back (Kareem Hunt, RB3, 2017) could do in an Reid-led offense.
Darrel Williams89.2370.24.4618.4154.60.9284.76
While the Chiefs will give Edwards-Helaire all he can handle, Williams enters the season as the team's No. 2 back and offers some sleeper appeal. While injuries are a huge part of the game (and especially at running back), but the COVID-19 pandemic will potentially create even more opportunities for backup running backs than usual and we've seen waiver-wire backs thrive in spot duty in this offense.
Darwin Thompson36.7143.10.9211.784.20.3530.35
Anthony Sherman37.50.124.4370.226.49


Tyreek Hill76.71142.89.597.9490.4179.12
Not only did an early-season injury sideline him for four games, but he was only the WR9 on a per-game basis after he returned in Week 6 through the end of the season. With good health from both Hill and Patrick Mahomes, however, he has as much weekly upside as any receiver in the league.
Mecole Hardman48.5715.46.06522.50.15111.05
With 4.33 speed, Hardman has the ability to turn any touch into a big play. Targeted only 2.56 times per game as a rookie, Hardman averaged 20.7 yards per catch and took six of his 26 receptions to the house. Set for an expanded offensive role in his second season, Hardman is one of my favorite best-ball targets in 2020.
Sammy Watkins48640.83.24213.60.0685.24
Watkins was amazing in Week 1 (9/198/3) and productive in the playoffs (14/288/1 in three games), but below-average (to be kind) in between. In 13 games from Weeks 2 to 17, Watkins had a 43/475 receiving line with no touchdowns and performed as fantasy's WR74 during that non-Week 1 stretch. Not only has Watkins missed multiple games in four of the past five years, but it's possible, perhaps likely, that second-year receiver Mecole Hardman leapfrogs him on the targets pecking order.
Demarcus Robinson19.7258.11.9700037.63
Byron Pringle7.5960.6400013.44
Marcus Kemp0.89.10.060001.27


Travis Kelce85.21090.66.18000146.14
Kelce has finished as either the TE1 (2016, 2018 and 2019) or TE2 (2017) in each of the past four seasons. During that span, Kelce has averaged a line of 92/1,182/7. The only drawback on using a second-round pick on Kelce (or George Kittle) is the potential impact to overall roster construction as there are several appealing tight end targets in the mid-to-late rounds.
Ricky Seals-Jones8.8113.50.8800016.63
Deon Yelder3.843.70.250005.87

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