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Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Projections 2022

Updated: June 17, 2022

Our 2022 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2022 fantasy football projections for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Patrick Mahomes611.4404.14738.433.6311.0157.9289.51.88342.27
Chad Henne4629.9308.21.610.696.46.40.0618.39

Patrick Mahomes: Mahomes has been a top-four fantasy quarterback lock, when healthy. During his four seasons as a starter, he has finished as fantasy's QB1, QB7 (missed multiple games), QB4 and QB4, respectively. In four seasons as a starter, Mahomes has a 6.5 TD%, 1.6 INT% and 8.1 Y/A with a 17-game pace of 5,129 passing yards and 41.4 touchdowns. While he doesn't possess the elite rushing upside of some other quarterbacks in the top five, he set a career high with 381 rushing yards in 2021 and he now has multiple rushing scores in all four years as a starter.

RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Clyde Edwards-Helaire137.2603.73.6444.5343.22.2151.98
Ronald Jones107.2466.32.9517.4131.20.890.95
Jerick McKinnon77.23321.7420159175.54
Derrick Gore21.494.20.645.945.40.523.75
Michael Burton6.420.80.263.730.30.29.72

Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Through two seasons, Edwards-Helaire has missed a total of 10 games including seven last season. Not only did the Chiefs sign Ronald Jones II, but they recently re-signed Jerick McKinnon, who handled double-digit carries in all three of the team's playoff games last season. While there is a chance that CEH (and the team's running backs) are utilized more as receivers with Tyreek Hill gone, it's possible that the presence of RoJo and McKinnon frustrates CEH fantasy managers.

Ronald Jones: Jones' numbers in 2021 were (more than) halved from the prior season. Last season, Jones had only 111 touches for 492 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns. Perhaps a change of scenery will serve him well, but he'll be competing with Edwards-Helaire and McKinnon for snaps.

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
JuJu Smith-Schuster61.2726.75.42.111.60.11137.49
Skyy Moore56.4721.74.94.324.70.22133.56
Mecole Hardman47.7643.44.38.651.60.34121.19
Marquez Valdes-Scantling41.26514.4000112.1
Josh Gordon10136.30.800023.43

JuJu Smith-Schuster: Smith-Schuster missed 12 games last season and he's only averaged 8.6 Y/R and 6.2 Y/Tgt over the past two seasons combined. While there's little chance that he posts a line similar to his sophomore campaign (111/1,426/7, 2018), he has an excellent chance to bounce back as the team's likely WR1 in Kansas City's high-powered offense.

Skyy Moore: Moore converted to receiver based on WMU team needs and led the Broncos in both receptions (51) and yards (802) as a true freshman in 2019. He had a 95/1,292/10 line in 2021 and PFF credited Moore with 26 broken tackles after the catch, which led FBS wide receivers last season. There is a path to Moore being the team's most productive wide receiver as a rookie.

Mecole Hardman: Hardman set career highs in targets (83), receptions (59) and yards (693) last season, but he also set career lows in touchdowns (two) and Y/R (11.7). The speedy former second-round pick has an opportunity to build upon those numbers with Tyreek Hill in Miami, but he'll be competing with newcomers Smith-Schuster, Moore and Marquez Valdes-Scantling for targets.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: A boom-or-bust type deep threat, Valdes-Scantling exceeded 20 receiving yards in fewer games (five) than he didn't (six games) in 2021. MVS's history of up-and-down performances is unlikely to change, which makes him a better option in best ball formats than regular season-long re-draft leagues.

TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Travis Kelce98.71173.38.6000218.28
Blake Bell11.5116.10.800022.16
Noah Gray9.3100.90.700018.94
Jody Fortson6.568.10.600013.66

Travis Kelce: In a down year, Kelce finished with 92 catches for 1,125 yards and nine touchdowns. The 32-year-old tight end now has six consecutive 1,000-yard seasons with more than 90 catches in four straight. He's been either TE1 or TE2 for six consecutive seasons and he may even see a bump in target share with Tyreek Hill now in South Florida.

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