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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 28. Travis Kelce TE - (at DEN)
Kelce had a "down season" by his lofty standards, but it was still a strong showing as he remained the TE1 in fantasy points per game. Kelce maintained electric marks in efficiency third in YPRR and second in FD/RR while ranking third in target share (21.2%) and second in first-read share (25.8%, per Fantasy Points Data). Kelce isn't washed and remains Patrick Mahomes' WR1.
4 hours ago
Patrick Mahomes II Note
Patrick Mahomes II photo 33. Patrick Mahomes II QB - (at DEN)
Could Patrick Mahomes be a bargain in 2024 fantasy drafts? That will be a distinct possibility if enough fantasy managers are scared off by a disappointing 2023 campaign in which Mahomes finished QB8 in fantasy scoring. Mahomes averaged 261.4 passing yards per game last season, the fewest in his six years as the Chiefs' starting quarterback. He also hit a six-year low in yards per attempt (6.9) and touchdown rate (4.0%). Mahomes is too good to have "lost it." The easy explanation is that Mahomes simply didn't have enough pass-catching firepower. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is 34 and may have reached the slowdown phase of his career. WR Rashee Rice put up good numbers in 2023, but Rice is a non-traditional receiver who had an average depth of target of only 4.8 yards and made his living off schemed-up receptions. Kansas City has added a couple of quality receivers, signing Marquise Brown and spending a first-round pick on Xavier Worthy, so Mahomes should be back in business. We are, after all, talking about a player who's won two MVP awards, has had two 5,000-yard passing seasons and has had a 50-TD season. Mahomes is on the shortlist of the best pure passers to ever play in the NFL. Fade him at your own peril.
4 weeks ago
Isiah Pacheco Note
Isiah Pacheco photo 34. Isiah Pacheco RB - (at DEN)
Pacheco settled in a strong RB2 last season (RB14), but he could have even more upside in 2024 if the team doesn't retain Jerick McKinnon. In the four games he played without McKinnon active, Pachecho averaged 20.2 touches and 100.7 total yards. He was Kansas City's workhorse, as he played at least 70% of the snaps in three of those four games. The second-year back rewarded their faith in him as he was 12th in explosive run rate and 26th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Among 48 qualifying backs, he also ranked 28th in yards per route run. Pacheco had plenty of high-leverage usage last season, ranking seventh in red zone touches and third on Kansas City in red zone targets. He's a solid RB2 who could easily run hot with touchdowns and climb into the RB1 category in 2024.
13 weeks ago
Rashee Rice Note
Rashee Rice photo 76. Rashee Rice WR - (at DEN)
Rashee Rice showcased promise in his rookie season with the Chiefs, tallying 105 receptions for 1,200 yards and 8 touchdowns in 20 games, earning him a 19% target share. Despite an average of 10.9 fantasy points per game, he surged post-Week 6, averaging 12.1 points and ranking within the top 20. However, concerns arise due to increased competition from additions like Marquise Brown and Xavier Worthy. Additionally, Rice's legal issues stemming from a high-speed hit-and-run crash may result in a multi-game suspension, casting doubt on his availability for the upcoming NFL season.
2 weeks ago
Hollywood Brown Note
Hollywood Brown photo 81. Hollywood Brown WR - (at DEN)
Marquise "Hollywood" Brown had a forgettable 2023 season, struggling with inconsistent quarterback play and injuries. Despite posting impressive air yards and target share numbers, he failed to produce consistently, averaging just 7.8 points per game. However, his move to the Chiefs presents a promising opportunity to revive his career alongside Patrick Mahomes. With his speed and playmaking ability, Brown could become a fantasy WR2 in Kansas City's offense, given the potential absence of Rashee Rice.
1 week ago
Xavier Worthy Note
Xavier Worthy photo 92. Xavier Worthy WR - (at DEN)
Texas' Xavier Worthy has quickly made a name for himself with his standout speed and playmaking prowess. At 6 feet 1 inch and 172 pounds, Worthy distinguished himself early, notching 62 receptions for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns in his freshman year. He capped off his college career with over 1,000 yards and 5 touchdowns in his junior year, securing a 30% career dominator rating-the second highest in his class-and the youngest breakout age at 18. His abilities have drawn comparisons to DeSean Jackson, both from Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and draft analyst Thor, underscoring his potential impact. Set to join the Chiefs as a 1st-rounder, Worthy is expected to compete for a significant role, particularly with the possibility of an expanded opportunity if teammate Rashee Rice faces a suspension.
2 weeks ago
Kansas City Chiefs Note
Kansas City Chiefs photo 209. Kansas City Chiefs DST - (at DEN)
Harrison Butker Note
Harrison Butker photo 218. Harrison Butker K - (at DEN)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 247. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB - (at DEN)
Kadarius Toney Note
Kadarius Toney photo 291. Kadarius Toney WR - (at DEN)
Skyy Moore Note
Skyy Moore photo 344. Skyy Moore WR - (at DEN)
Noah Gray Note
Noah Gray photo 358. Noah Gray TE - (at DEN)
Keaontay Ingram Note
Keaontay Ingram photo 367. Keaontay Ingram RB - (at DEN)
Justin Watson Note
Justin Watson photo 373. Justin Watson WR - (at DEN)
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 416. Irv Smith Jr. TE - (at DEN)
Jared Wiley Note
Jared Wiley photo 420. Jared Wiley TE - (at DEN)
Justyn Ross Note
Justyn Ross photo 463. Justyn Ross WR - (at DEN)
Emani Bailey Note
Emani Bailey photo 553. Emani Bailey RB - (at DEN)
Carson Steele Note
Carson Steele photo 591. Carson Steele RB - (at DEN)
Deneric Prince Note
Deneric Prince photo 614. Deneric Prince RB - (at DEN)
Blaine Gabbert Note
Blaine Gabbert photo 731. Blaine Gabbert QB - (at DEN)
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 754. Carson Wentz QB - (at DEN)