Patrick Mahomes Ruled Out For Week 8
The Kansas City Chiefs will be without reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes for their Week 8 battle against the Packers. Instead, they'll roll with Matt Moore under-center while Mahomes is sidelined.
Former NFL quarterback Mark Malone joined Jim Cramer on Bull Market Fantasy Live and talked about Mahomes' injury. Malone says the reports are positive about Mahomes knee cap, which he dislocated in Week 7 against the Broncos. Considering there is no ligament damage, Mahomes, the Chiefs, their fans and of course fantasy football players have to consider this being a best case scenario.
Even without Mahomes in Week 8, Malone says Andy Reid does such an incredible job with all quarterbacks, fantasy managers can still rely on their Kansas City playmakers. That goes for tight end Travis Kelce, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and even the ancillary receivers like Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson. Perhaps the bigger problem for the Chiefs is not the fact their quarterback won't play but rather their two offensive lineman that are out of the action. Left Tackle Eric Fisher and Left Guard Andrew Wylie will not be active on Sunday Night. That leaves a big hole on the entire left side of the Chiefs O-Line which is bad news for running backs LeSean McCoy and Damien Williams.
It certainly seems like Mahomes will be able to return a bit sooner than the originally reported three-to-five week absence but considering the Chiefs have a bye in Week 12 would it make more sense for them to hold out their most prized possession? Let us know what you think in the comments.