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What to do with Patrick Mahomes in the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of Patrick Mahomes ahead of the Chiefs Divisional round matchup against the Browns in the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks to pass in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Arrowhead Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have had a couple of bumps in the road this season, but have still proved to be a dominant force in the AFC.

So what should you do with their single caller, Patrick Mahomes, in this week’s Divisional matchup with the Cleveland Browns?

Fantasy Football analysis: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, $DKSalary

This is a pretty easy choice if you’ve watched any football in the last few years. Mahomes is the best QB still playing in the AFC. He puts up absurd statlines virtually every week.

In his one career game against the Browns, which was in 2018, he put up 375 yards passing and three touchdowns. This is a much better Cleveland team than 2018’s, but the defense still struggles against good quarterbacks. They’re ranked 25th in the NFL in terms of fantasy points given up to opposing QBs, averaging 20 per game. Last week they thrived on turnovers, but don’t expect that from Mahomes. He’s thrown just six interceptions all season.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

If you have the option to start this guy and you decide not to, I’m not quite sure how we can help you then.