1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Although Mahomes was manhandled in Super Bowl LV by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense, there is no doubt in my mind that the young stud will be back and better than ever next NFL season. Mahomes is still the most talented quarterback in the NFL and is surrounded by a plethora of talent.
Tyreek Hill is the fastest and most explosive receiver in the NFL. When lining up on Kansas City’s offense, Hill makes Mahomes a much better quarterback due to his speed and ability to find and create open space. Hill erupted last season, hauling in 87 receptions for 1,276 receiving yards and 17 total touchdowns. He also caught 24 passes for 355 yards in the postseason.
When Hill is unable to take the top off of the defense, Travis Kelce drew plenty of targets. The big tight end caught 105 passes for 1,416 yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular season. In the team’s three playoff games, Kelce emerged as the go-to pass catcher. He caught 31 passes for 360 yards and three touchdowns in the postseason.
Mahomes completed 66.3 % of his passes during the regular season for 4,740 yards. He threw a whopping 38 touchdowns compared to just six interceptions. Nobody in the NFL should come close to producing as many fantasy points as Mahomes at the quarterback position. Not only does he have an incredible offense with several talented players to throw to, but he can also move the chains with his legs. In just 15 games last season, Mahomes ran for 308 yards and an additional two touchdowns.
Look for Mahomes to go in the second or third round of most fantasy drafts.
Prediction: 4,900 passing yards, 42 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 400 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns