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Question 1) Is this a worthy trade I get cooper kupp, kockenson and Josh Howard I give up kelce, Sony Michel and sanu. But I have TJ lockett, Mike Evan’s, hunter Henry, eziKiel Elliott and Christian mccaffery, and Pat’s defense….ppr league. I think this would take me over the top. So far I’m undefeated!! (Edward) [Note: This question arrived before yesterday’s game, and I replied before the game, as well.]
Quite simply, yes: Patrick Mahomes is still the best quarterback in fantasy football.
Mahomes’ points come almost exclusively from his arm. Watson’s, Jackson’s, and other ascending QBs’ come in large part from their legs. I will always, always bet on the guy who can produce QB1 numbers with his arm alone. There is a far lesser risk to injury in the short- and long-term and a far greater likelihood of a sustained career. There are simply too many examples of quarterbacks depending on their legs for fantasy points whose careers have been shortened if not derailed by injuries.
In comparing Mahomes specifically to Wilson, who avoids taking hits better than any running quarterback that I have ever seen, even though Wilson should still have many good years left, the age discrepancy can’t be dismissed.
Ultimately, if you want to trade Mahomes for one of those a lesser quarterback like the ones mentioned plus something else of need / value, then I could sign off on that. But, independently, Mahomes remains much more valuable than any of the other three quarterbacks listed — and than any other quarterback in the NFL.