Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs Week 6 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Kansas City Chiefs in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 3

Fantasy surprise: WR Rashee Rice

The rookie leads the Chiefs' wide receivers in catches (17), targets (24) and touchdowns (2). He would be doing better had he not dropped several passes. Despite that, he's been a more consistent producer than any of the team's veteran wide receivers. He should only continue to become more a part of the passing game as he gains more experience. -- Adam Teicher -- Rank: 3

Two third-quarter touchdown drives -- one with Travis Kelce, one without -- helped the Chiefs get out of Minnesota with a W, even though they struggled to put the game away. Kelce's heroics aside, that might be the kind of game Kansas City will have to master this season. Outside of the thrashing of the Bears in Week 3, the other four games were one-score affairs that came down to a late possession. That's reminiscent of how the 2019 Chiefs won, battling through nine one-score games (with a 5-4 record) en route to their first Super Bowl title since 1969. They'd be fine going the blowout route instead, I am sure, and it could happen again soon, with two matchups upcoming vs. Denver. But learning to win hard-fought games in tough circumstances is never bad.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 3

The offense is starting to show glimpses of what it will be when the young receivers get truly comfortable with Patrick Mahomes. The injury to Travis Kelce bears watching.

USA Today -- Rank: 4

Here's a stat that might surprise you — RB Isiah Pacheco leads Kansas City with 424 yards from scrimmage, nearly double TE Travis Kelce's total (222).

The Athletic -- Rank: 5

It seems weird to say, but the Chiefs, who are a surprising ninth in the league in scoring (25.6 ppg), could use some help, and they aren't getting much of it from this draft class. Second-round pick Rashee Rice is second on the team in catches with 17 but has only 173 yards. First-round pick Felix Anudike-Uzomah has four quarterback hurries and half a sack.

FOX -- Rank: 4

The Chiefs are in the tinkering phase of the season. Plodding along, winning games and trying to figure out what this offense is going to be. Travis Kelce is a top-notch safety blanket, but we all had a scary reminder Sunday that injuries happen in this game. Thankfully, Kelce looks to be fine, but it's just another indicator that another option needs to emerge in the passing game.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 3

Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore led the Chiefs' receivers in snaps. They combined for three catches and 23 yards. It still feels like the Chiefs need to figure out the right receiver rotation. Rashee Rice has shown signs of life. Justyn Ross has been up and down in his very few snaps, but maybe he deserves a longer look. Kansas City needs to figure out which receivers should be playing the most.

PFT -- Rank: 3

If Taylor Swift didn't attend a Chiefs win, does it make a sound?

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