Pro Football Focus has officially released their fantasy football projections for the 2019 regular season, and Patrick Mahomes is expected to dominate.
The sky is blue. The earth is round. The Oakland Raiders are a joke.
These details ground our daily routines, giving us facts to rely upon, to know that some things will remain the same year after year. It provides us a bit of a security blanket, a familiarity that helps us feel more settled than before. And if those above facts don’t do it—you flat earther, you!—then just know that Patrick Mahomes is once again projected to Patrick Mahomes type things in 2019.
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Pro Football Focus has officially released their fantasy football projections for the 2019 regular season, and Mahomes is listed as the expected points leader over all other positions.
It’s interesting to note that Mahomes is predicted to have a down year compared to 2018. In fact, his numbers are expected to plummet when you look at percentage drops. Still, PFF anticipates another likely MVP trophy if his numbers hold up, as he’s projected to lead all passers with 4.753 yards, 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. (We rounded the decimal points because, really, it’s silly to put them in.)
Strong numbers for Mahomes means equally strong numbers for Chiefs pass catchers. That means good news for Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, especially. After setting career marks last year for the Chiefs, Kelce is expected to eclipse 100 passes again for 1,245 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Hill is an excellent downfield counterpart, who is projected to catch 90 passes for 1,310 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Interestingly enough, Sammy Watkins is also expected to cross the 1,000 yard mark—assuming he stays healthy, of course. Watkins’ official projections come in at 72 catches, 1,038 yards, and 6 touchdowns.
At running back, Damien Williams is projected to put up bigger numbers than Carlos Hyde although both shoulder a significant load. The former is expected to gain 666 rushing yard and 6 rushing touchdowns to go with 51 catches for 393 yards. The latter is predicted to gain 570 yards of total offense with 5 scores. Basically a combined Kareem Hunt-ish season.
My personal favorite anecdote among the lot: Byron Pringle is projected for 3 catches for 42 yards. There you go.