Most Improved Player: Rashad Fenton, CB
Now, this award could’ve gone to a few players; however, I feel that Rashad Fenton has earned this. Fenton has 22 total tackles along with four pass deflections in seven games (five started). In coverage, while he has allowed a 72% completion percentage (18 completions on 25 targets), he has only allowed 155 receiving yards, an average of 8.6 yards per catch, and ZERO touchdowns this year. The most yards he has given up in a game this season was against the Bills, where he allowed 52 yards.
This was a significant improvement from Fenton’s performance last year. In his first eight games of last season, he allowed 289 yards receiving with two touchdowns, allowing three 60+ yard games in that span.
In my eyes, Fenton has developed into a starting corner, and his last three games have shown that. Last week against the Giants, only one target flew his way and fell for an incompletion. The week before that against the Titans, he allowed a measly 20 yards on three completions. Then, against Washington three weeks ago, he was targeted ten times, allowing six completion for only 37 yards! That is insane, no matter the CB you’re talking about. To make things sweeter, Fenton hasn’t missed a tackle all year. He’s definitely the Chiefs’ M.I.P this year!