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Patrick Mahomes is leading and leading fantasy football managers complaining about the Chiefs offense heading into the 2022 season.
There are concerns surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs offense for the 2022 season following the departure of Tyreek Hill via offseason trade. None of these concerns are about Patrick Mahomes or Travis Kelce, of course.
Instead, it is largely about the receiving corps. General manager Brett Veach took steps to address the hole left by the Hill trade by signing both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency in addition to spending a Day 2 draft pick on Skyy Moore. And let’s not forget Mecole Hardman either. But what the hierarchy will look like among pass catchers has been a topic of discussion, especially among fantasy football managers.
Well, Mahomes is here to start apologizing already for what’s about to happen to it. To paraphrase, good luck guessing who shows up for the Chiefs week to week.
Patrick Mahomes warns fantasy football managers about Chiefs offense
With a group that has never played with Mahomes or in the Andy Reid/Eric Bieniemy offense, it makes sense that the wide receiver room will largely be one where the team runs the hot hand.
For fantasy football managers, that’s obviously terrible news for people hoping that Smith-Schuster will be a target hog or that Moore will be an instant star as a rookie. But for Kansas City’s offense on the field, it’s the right approach.
More importantly for either way, Kelce remains the focal point of the Chiefs offense. He will be the No. 1 target and will play with big numbers, even if defenses are able to pay a little more attention to him.
Beyond that, though, the offense should remain potent with their “receiver by committee” approach, but good luck to fantasy managers trying to take advantage of it — because luck is probably exactly what you need to hit the jackpot in a given period week by choosing the right recipient.