KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Determining the Kansas City Chiefs’ top wide receiver numbers gives fantasy football players a headache every week.
Patrick Mahomes confirmed this.
Mahomes warned fantasy football players that as Kansas City’s passing game adjusts to life without Tyreek Hill, it will be difficult to predict his favorite receiver from week to week.
“The biggest thing is that every single game there’s going to be another player who has the big game,” Mahomes said Wednesday as the Chiefs continued to prepare for Sunday’s season opener with the Arizona Cardinals. “It’s not necessarily going to be just Tyreek and Travis [Kelce] every single week where it’s like one or the other has a big game or both. Each week it will be someone else.
“So I feel sorry for you fantasy football guys. It’s going to come from everywhere, so you have to pick the right guy every week.”
The Chiefs traded Hill, their leading wide receiver in each of the last six seasons, to the Miami Dolphins last offseason.
In Hill’s place, the Chiefs signed free agents JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Justin Watson, and drafted West Michigan’s Skyy Moore in the second round.
Kansas City is also bringing back Kelce, a seven-time Pro Bowl tight end and one of its leading wide receivers from last season in Mecole Hardman.
Mahomes completed 18 passes to 10 different receivers in the preseason and said it was an indication of how the passing game would go this season.
“It’s going to be difficult for the teams to play each other,” Mahomes said. “Obviously, Travis will likely have a lot of catches. That’s just who he is.
“Other than that, it’s going to come from the whole group and I think the guys kind of embraced that. … That’s what you want in a team and as an insult.”
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