Patrick Mahomes’ average fantasy draft position this year was the selection before A.J. Brown. That looks bad in hindsight.
What makes it worse? The countless quarterbacks who were available much later in drafts and have proven to be incredible values.
For example, the fantasy quarterfinal QB1, Jared Goff, was selected, on average, the pick before Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo back in the fall. Seven of the top eight QBs in last week’s playoff round were drafted as the QB17 or later.
When taking the entire season into account, 18 quarterbacks have averaged at least 16 points and just two are above 20. Remember for next year, with such slim margins, a late-round quarterback is always the answer.
Mahomes shifts his play style to fit the strengths of his team. Right now, those strengths do not begin on the outside.
With Mahomes’ most-trusted weapons typically aligning inside, the two-time MVP has fallen to last in air yards per attempt.