The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 12 Los Angeles Rams at Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon game.

LA RamsRank@Kansas CityRank
14.75Implied Total29.25
22.717Points All./Gm23.321
59.33Opp. Plays/Gm63.921
4.732Off. Yards/Play6.51
5.311Def. Yards/Play5.518
40.98%11Opp. Rush %35.99%3
59.02%22Opp. Pass %64.01%30
  • The Rams are a league-worst 2-7-1 against the spread. They are -79.0 points below the spread this season. 
  • The Chiefs are now 4-0 in games they have trailed at halftime, the best record in the league.
  • Kansas City is averaging a league-high 40.6 yards per possession.
  • The Rams are averaging 26.1 yards per drive, 30th in the league.
  • The Chiefs are averaging 3.1 red zone touchdowns per game, the most in the league.
  • Patrick Mahomes leads all players in red zone fantasy points (118.4) while Travis Kelce leads all non-quarterbacks in red zone points (84.8).
  • The Chiefs have converted 53.1% of their passing plays on third down, the only team in the league over 50%.
  • Mahomes is averaging 4.5 more yards per pass attempt on third downs (11.7 Y/A) than on first and second down (7.2 Y/A), the largest differential in the league.
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Patrick Mahomes: Mahomes is absolutely en fuego right now. Over the past seven games, Mahomes has now been the QB6, QB2, QB6, QB3, QB2, QB2, and QB1. He is averaging 27.3 points per game over that span while he has ripped off five consecutive 300-yard passing games.

It hasn’t even mattered who the Chiefs have had available at wide receiver. 

Mahomes is the top fantasy quarterback right now. This version of the Rams is unlikely to press the Chiefs on the scoreboard here, but they also just allowed three passing touchdowns and 10.4 yards per attempt to Andy Dalton. The Rams are dead last in pressure rate (21.8%) and appear as if they are close to shutting this thing down for good in 2022.

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