Mahomes fantasy PSA: Tough call on KC top WR

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Patrick Mahomes warns fantasy football players that predicting his favorite receiver from week to week this season will be difficult as the Chiefs' passing game adjusts to life without Tyreek Hill.

Patrick Mahomes says 'sorry to all you fantasy football guys,' confirms Kansas City Chiefs' balanced WR approach play Why Jeff Darlington is aboard the Mahomes hype train (1:04) Jeff Darlington explains why he sees a huge season ahead for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. (1:04) 3:49 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pinpointing the Kansas City Chiefs ' top wide receiver figures to be a weekly headache for fantasy football players. Patrick Mahomes confirmed as much. Mahomes warned fantasy football players that predicting his favorite receiver from week to week will be difficult as Kansas City's passing game adjusts to life without Tyreek Hill . "The biggest thing is there's going to be a different player every single game that has the big game," Mahomes said Wednesday as the Chiefs continued preparing for Sunday's season opener at the Arizona Cardinals . "It's not going to be just necessarily Tyreek and Travis [Kelce ] every single week, where it's like one or the other having a big game or both. Every single week, it's going to be someone different. "So I'm sorry to all you fantasy football guys. It's going to come from everywhere, so you're going to have to kind of choose the right guy every week." Marquez Valdes-Scantling (left) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (center) both are candidates to be top weekly wide receiver targets for Patrick Mahomes. Michael Reaves/Getty Images The Chiefs traded Hill, their leading wide receiver in each of the past six seasons, to the Miami Dolphins this past offseason. Editor's Picks Fantasy Football flex and superflex rankings for Week 1 11h Eric Karabell 2 Related In Hill's place, the Chiefs signed free agents JuJu Smith-Schuster , Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Justin Watson and drafted Western Michigan's Skyy Moore in the second round. Kansas City also returns Kelce, a seven-time Pro Bowl tight end, and one of its leading wide receivers from last season in Mecole Hardman . Mahomes completed 18 passes to 10 different receivers in the preseason, and said that was an indication of how the passing game would go this season. "It's going to be hard for teams to game plan against," Mahomes said. "Obviously, Travis is going to probably have a lot of catches. That's just who he is. "Other than that, it's going to come from the whole group and I think the guys have kind of embraced that. ... That's what you want on a team and as an offense."