As you get ready to assemble your fantasy football team, keep these members of the Kansas City Chiefs in mind.
When it comes to fantasy football, it’s important to go after guys who are part of the most high powered offenses in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs have had one of the most prolific offenses for a few years now, so it makes sense to get some of their stars on your fantasy roster.
Here are the top five Kansas City Chiefs you should go after for your fantasy football team in 2021.
No. 5: Keep an eye on Kansas City Chiefs receiver Mecole Hardman
When it comes to fantasy football, late round fliers can end up being league winners for people. Take James Robinson for example. Last year, he was not being taken until very late in drafts, and he put together a very productive season for a finish at running back.
With the departure of Sammy Watkins, it is now or never for Mecole Hardman. The third-year wide receiver out of Georgia is a speedster with a lot of upside. Having a top tier quarterback to throw to talented receivers never hurts when it comes to flier picks, and it doesn’t get much better than Patrick Mahomes.
Hardman’s current ADP (Average Draft Position) puts him as a 10th round pick. By this time in the draft, you already have your starting wide receivers selected and you should just be looking for guys with plenty of upside.
No. 4: It’s always a good idea to go after Patrick Mahomes for fantasy football
The former MVP and Super Bowl MVP comes in at No. 4 on this list. Real football and fantasy football are two completely different things. If the NFL started up a new league and all the players were put into a draft pool, I would take Mahomes No. 1 overall 10/10 times, and I should also note, these rankings are based on standard and regular PPR formats.
If you are in a super flex league that plays 2 quarterbacks, Mahomes also becomes No. 1. However, in a normal fantasy lineup quarterback plays a much smaller part. The fact that you have to play multiple running backs and multiple wide receivers puts a premium on those positions, so to spend an early round pick on a position you only play one of can really hurt your team.
Obviously, I’m not saying you should never take Patrick Mahomes, that would be silly if he falls to you in the 5th or 6th round.
However, we all know Joe from accounting is going to jump on the name value earlier than that. ADP on Mahomes right now is around #13 overall. That puts him as an early-mid second round pick.
Just for a comparison, Tom Brady is going at #72. Yes, a guy coming off a season in which he threw for 4,000 yards and 40 TD’s is going a full six rounds later. If you do fantasy football for fun and just want to have Mahomes on your team, by all means go for it, grab him and enjoy.
If you want to win your fantasy league, load up on premium positions and take a quarterback later with upside to be comparable.