3 wide receivers Chiefs could add to become more potent in fantasy football

The Kansas City Chiefs have created a dynasty but in 2024, the team will look to add a WR1 to become even more explosive on offense.

Dec 31, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) reacts after a play against the Chiefs.
Dec 31, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) reacts after a play against the Chiefs. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chiefs have now won back-to-back Super Bowls, becoming the first team in nearly 20 years to accomplish that feat. But now, the team has its sights set on winning a third in a row, something that has never been done in NFL history.

The Chiefs have the quarterback and head coach in place to be able to do that plus some a terrific supporting cast that includes the likes of Travis Kelce and Chris Jones. But to think that the Chiefs won this Super Bowl without a true No. 1 wide receiver is impressive.

Patrick Mahomes is the best QB in the league and for me, that carries over to fantasy football as well. When he has the right guys around him, Mahomes is QB1. And this offseason, you should expect the team to go out and find him a great wide receiver to get the ball to, especially after the team had many issues with drops from the position this season.

The team will have a couple of its own receivers — Mecole Hardman and Richie James — hit the free-agent market this offseason. Look for the team to upgrade the position with one of these options.

Calvin Ridley, Kansas City Chiefs
Jan 7, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) reacts after scoring a TD in the season finale against the Titans. / Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin Ridley

After having to sit out an entire season for violating the NFL's policy against gambling, Calvin Ridley bounced back a solid season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

This season, he caught 76 passes for 1,016 yards and eight touchdowns. The Jaguars acquired Ridley through a trade in the 2022 season despite Ridley being suspended for that entire season. It's unlikely they would make such a move only to lose Ridley to free agency a year later.

However, when money gets in the way, a player may be swayed to head to a team looking to compete for another Super Bowl.

Ridley was born in Florida so he may feel quite comfortable in Jacksonville, but going to Kansas City to catch passes from Mahomes could end up being quite attractive.