In an offseason with change at wide receiver, the Kansas City Chiefs may have an under-the-radar signing working out so far this offseason.
WR Justin Watson signed with K.C. prior to the Tyreek Hill trade, but showed flashes during OTAs. “He’s been a pleasant surprise for me,” Mahomes said. “That dude can roll. He came down to Texas. I threw with him the first day, and I called (general manager Brett) Veach and I was like, ‘Wait, how fast is this guy?’ He was running so fast that I was late on my throws. He’s had two great days.”
Watson could not get on the field for offensive snaps in Tampa Bay, but finds himself going from the G.O.A.T. to a QB who is well on his way to challenging for that title. Unlike in Chicago or Atlanta where being a wideout gets you onto the field, competing in Kansas City is great for Watson's personal growth and worst-case, great audition film for his next team.
Watson has dynasty appeal for now, but with so much unknown in K.C., his fantasy value could skyrocket.
KC WR Mecole Hardman - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Cincinnati Bengals
Mecole Hardman finished 3-31-1 on five targets last week. It's just his second touchdown reception of the season. While it's not a terrible game, it is a bit of a letdown considering the Chiefs were without Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill wasn't playing at 100%. Hardman pretty much maintained his same role, playing on just 43% of the offensive snaps. He hasn't played more than 45% of the offensive snaps since Week 9. Hardman isn't on the field enough to be a reliable option in fantasy. He's not much more than a low-end WR5 for Week 17.