Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #20 46.18 KC Probable 7 years 28 6'0 198 @jmac_18

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Maclin has looked elite again in his last two games (9/160/1 and 9/95/2) with a huge catch rate (85.7). This just screams throw me the damn ball. On the year he has three 100-yard receiving games and five TDs, with only 8.5 targets per game. In Week 11 he had three catches for 29 yards on six targets vs. the Chargers. San Diego is 5th in the league in WR Fantasy defense, with 11 teams scoring fewer than 35 Fantasy points from the WR position. The Chargers have plenty of risk vs. the run, which hurts Maclin in this game especially with the Chiefs' defense now playing at high level.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): The Chiefs neglected Maclin over his previous four games (3/48, 3/35/1, 3/17, and 3/29) with only 21 targets. Last week though he exploded for 160 yards on nine catches and a TD vs. the Bills, which just shows his elite ability when given a chance for success. He has three 100-yard receiving games and three TDs with 8.4 targets per game. Oakland is just below league average in Fantasy WR defense, with only five TDs allowed to WRs. Over the last three games WRs only have 24 catches for 322 yards and one TD. Kansas City should try to get him matchuped with the Raiders' weakest CB Neiko Thorpe. Hit or miss player with impact upside if given enough chances.

Maclin is coming off his best season in his career when he set career highs in catches (85), receiving yards (1,318) and targets (141). His success was even more exciting considering that he missed all of the 2013 season with a torn ACL. Last year, he had four 100-yard receiving games, seven games with five catches or more, and seven games with 10 targets or more. His value did take a hit when Mark Sanchez took over at QB in Week 9. Jeremy has scored 35 TDs in 75 career games. Last season was Maclin's first real opportunity to be a WR1 and this will be repeated with the Chiefs. The question will be the level of involvement in the passing game. Kansas City only completed 129 passes for 1,589 yards with no TDs to WRs in 2014. I expect Maclin to command at least 55 percent of this production, which will be about a 70-catch opportunity for about 1,000 yards and a half dozen TDs. This projects to be a backend WR2 in PPR leagues. Game score will lead to him having many highs and low.

Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
6.08 Scout Fantasy - @mattkdelima - The Chiefs don't have a great reputation with WRs after last season, but they didn't have Maclin in 2014. High WR2 potential, again, tough to find in Round 6. (Comments Added Wed Aug 5 12:30:53 a.m. ET 2015)
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