The 15: The Patrick Mahomes Chronicles Continue, Observations, Overreactions, and More
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The Fifteen is named for No. 15 Patrick Mahomes, otherwise known as the ultimate quarterback, a chimera fashioned of equal parts Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson. As always, I watched most of the games yesterday, and these are my probably inaccurate musings. 1. My “Patrick Mahomes is going to be the QB1 prediction” looks slightly less silly after a touchdown extravaganza. Mahomes ranks No. 25 in attempts but second in points after throwing for six touchdowns against the Steelers. He holds the slightest edge over Ryan Fitzpatrick in fantasy points per attempt (1.33 to 1.32).1 To give a sense of how ridiculous these numbers are, Philip Rivers sits in third at 0.74. Week 1 was the Tyreek Hill show, but Mahomes showed off the full extent of his weaponry in outdueling Ben Roethlisberger. Travis Kelce went for 7-109-2 and validated Ben Battle’s strong buy last week.
- Depending on the quirks of your scoring format. (back)