|Date of Birth||9/17/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 230 lbs|
|Drafted||2017 - Rd 1|
Mahomes (kneecap) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Mahomes was as productive as ever after returning from a two-game absence due to a dislocated right kneecap in last weekend's 35-32 loss to the Titans, completing 36 of 50 attempts for 446 yards and three touchdowns. Perhaps most encouragingly, Mahomes told Adam Teicher of ESPN.com that he felt great physically coming out of the contest, a sentiment supported by the quarterback's ability to take every rep during the first practice of Week 11. With the injury behind him, Mahomes will look to improve his case for repeating as NFL MVP and aim to keep the Chiefs atop the AFC West standings when he takes on the Chargers on Monday night in Mexico City.
Mahomes completed 36 of 50 attempts for 446 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 35-32 loss to Tennessee.
Mahomes cut through a stout Titans defense during Sunday's back-and-forth affair, his first since injuring his knee in Week 7 against Denver. The talented passer extended Kansas City's lead to two scores early in the fourth quarter, going airborne within the pocket while delivering a strike to rookie Mecole Hardman for a 63-yard touchdown. Even after the Titans pulled off the improbable comeback, Mahomes responded with a 23-yard completion to Demarcus Robinson to help set up what would have been a game-tying field goal attempt that was ultimately blocked. Any rust Mahomes may have had coming into Sunday appears to be sufficiently shaken off and he'll have eight days to prepare for a reeling division rival, the Chargers, on Monday night.
As expected, Mahomes (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Chiefs proceeded with extreme caution with their star QB and had "four different specialists from across the country examine" images of Mahomes' knee. It was determined that the signal-caller was ready to play and that enough time had elapsed to minimize his chances of a setback. Mahomes' return to the lineup should provide a nice boost going forward for the fantasy prospects of Kansas City's top receiving weapons -- Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins.
Mahomes (kneecap), who doesn't carry a Week 10 injury designation after practicing fully all week, feels like he won't be limited physically in his slated return to the lineup Sunday against the Titans, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports. "That's what we tested out this week especially," Mahomes noted Friday. "We put me on the run, and I threw it across my body and did all the stuff I've grown to do as I've been in the NFL and my whole career. I didn't have any pain. I was still able to do it. I wanted to make sure I was able to do that before I got back on that field."
Mahomes hasn't suited up up since dislocating his right kneecap Oct. 17, but he's slated to start Sunday's contest, barring any unexpected setbacks, which will send Matt Moore -- who had been filling in at QB for the Chiefs -- back to a reserve role. Additionally, the return of Mahomes should boost the Week 10 (and beyond) fantasy prospects of key receiving weapons Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins.
Mahomes (knee) is on track to start Sunday's game against the Titans, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Andy Reid noted Friday that Mahomes -- who practiced fully this week -- will return to action Sunday "unless something happens" between now and game time. With that in mind, we'd still recommend monitoring the situation, but as things stand, Mahomes -- who suffered a dislocated right kneecap Oct. 17 -- will be back in action this weekend.