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The Chiefs made a big move up in the 1st round from pick #27 to #10 to select Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes. He put up video-game numbers over the past 2 seasons, compiling 9,705 passing yards and 77 TDs. That, of course, came in Texas Tech’s Air Raid offense — a system that hasn’t produced NFL QBs. Mahomes might be the exception, though. He has a cannon for an arm and a true gunslinger’s mentality. Think Brett Favre or Jay Cutler. Mahomes is also a plus athlete, registering a SPARQ score in the 70th percentile at his position. He figures to spend 2017 holding a clipboard for QB Alex Smith. But Smith will be 34 years old and owed $17 million when 2018 rolls around, so bet on Mahomes taking over then.

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Snow is expected throughout today's Broncos-Chiefs game. There are already multiple inches of snow on the field. We're not adjusting projections for this game because there's no evidence that snow impacts scoring. But you can certainly use the weather as a tiebreaker between 2 closely ranked players.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (hand) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He seems safe to use as you normally would for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.

The x-rays on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' injured throwing hand came back clean, HC Andy Reid said Monday. So, barring some kind of setback, Mahomes will play against the Broncos this weekend. We'll keep an eye on him leading up to that one.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes injured his throwing hand in the win over the Patriots, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. X-rays on the hand after the game came back clean, but Mahomes is scheduled for more testing on Monday. Rapoport says there's "optimism" that Mahomes will be able to play against the Broncos this weekend but that "no one is absolutely sure" until those test results come back. We'll obviously keep a close eye on this.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) put in a full week of practice and will return for Sunday's game against the Titans. He does come with elevated risk of re-dislocating that knee cap, but Mahomes is right back to high-end QB1 status.

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