Where fantasy football players select the key Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – As the NFL’s opening night approaches and fans gloss over the last Sunday without pro football until February, fantasy football players are completing their drafts and setting their lineups. .

With the Kansas City Chiefs offense ranking third in yards per game and fourth in points per game in the NFL during the 2021 season, many Chiefs are finding their way onto fantasy manager lists. Here’s where Kansas City’s offensive players are being drafted based on average draft position stats from various platforms:

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes:

  • CBS Sports: 16.4
  • ESPN: 32.1
  • Yahoo!: 35.8

It’s no surprise that Patrick Mahomes’ on-field success translates to turning the Chiefs’ Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback into a remarkable fantasy football player. This year, only Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will be drafted above him according to all three websites.

Tight end Travis Kelce:

  • CBS Sports: 15.9
  • ESPN: 19.3
  • Yahoo!: 17.1

Kelce has frequently been the best tight end in the NFL, and in fantasy football, for the past five years. He has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the past six seasons and believes he will do it again with wide receiver Tyreek Hill leaving the Chiefs before this season.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Corridor:

  • CBS Sports: 69.5
  • ESPN: 68.3
  • Yahoo!: 74.2

Edwards-Helaire was a first or second round selection in many leagues during his first two NFL seasons. After failing to meet those standards, he will be drafted much later this season.

Wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster:

  • CBS Sports: 78.2
  • ESPN: 73.7
  • Yahoo!: 64.7
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Smith-Schuster starred early in his career in Pittsburgh as the second option in an offense that featured Antonio Brown and a younger Ben Roethlisberger. Now, he’s being drafted in the middle rounds of fantasy football drafts as he seeks professional rejuvenation in Kansas City as Mahomes’ second choice behind Kelce.

Wide receiver Skyy Moore:

  • CBS Sports: 133.7
  • ESPN: 140.0
  • Yahoo!: 130.6

Moore was selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft and is one of multiple Chiefs wide receivers that fantasy owners can draft in hopes of winning the lottery. With the losses of Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle, the Chiefs need to replace 2,071 receiving yards.

Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling:

  • CBS Sports: 136.1
  • ESPN: 131.1
  • Yahoo!: 129.9

Valdes-Scantling was a major threat to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the first four seasons of his career. Now, in Year 5, he’s catching passes from another Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

Wide receiver Mecole Hardman:

  • CBS Sports: 157.9
  • ESPN: 166.9
  • Yahoo!: 127.2

Without Tyreek Hill in Kansas City, the fantasy owners who drafted Hardman are hoping his fourth season in the league will produce a jump in plays, goals and productivity.

Kicker Harrison Butker:

  • CBS Sports: 126.4
  • ESPN: 122.4
  • Yahoo!: 114.8

Butker is one of the best kickers in the National Football League and is being recruited as such. On both CBS Sports and ESPN, Butker is being picked in the top four at his position.

Runner Isiah Pacheco:

  • CBS Sports: 138.8
  • ESPN: 168.1
  • Yahoo!: 128.7

Pacheco became one of the Chiefs’ training camp darlings and showed a great outburst during the final preseason game against the Packers. Rutgers’ seventh-round pick is a possible league winner if those who draft him late get big production out of him.

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