Isiah Pacheco

RB · Kansas City Chiefs

Height 5'10" Weight 213
DOB 1999-03-02 Age 25.1
College Rutgers

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 25 (Tier 4) · ADP (12-team PPR): 7.11, 83rd

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 4
23David Montgomery, DET926.87.0710.0
24Khalil Herbert, CHI1325.98.058.7
25Isiah Pacheco, KC1025.17.117.6
Tier 5
26Kenneth Walker III, SEA523.45.0812.6
27Dalvin Cook, NYJ728.77.0812.8
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • J.K. Dobbins Meeting With Chiefs

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    Free-agent running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The former Baltimore Raven met with the Los Angeles Chargers last week, but he left L.A. without a contract. Dobbins was recently cleared for football activities following an Achilles tear that he suffered in Week 1 of the 2023 campaign. The 25-year-old has been great when healthy, averaging 5.8 yards per carry in his career. That ranks second all-time among running backs with at least 200 carries. However, it's tough to ignore the injury woes, as he has played in just 23 of his 67 possible games since being drafted by Baltimore in 2020. If he ends up signing with Kansas City, he's likely to be a part-time breather back behind Isiah Pacheco. If his recovery from a torn Achilles goes better than expected, he could have a smidge of fantasy football value in 2024.

    Apr 2 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs J.K. Dobbins Isiah Pacheco
  • Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVIII In OT Classic

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    The 2023 NFL season has officially come to a close. The Kansas City Chiefs are your Super Bowl LVIII champions. It took nearly every second of the NFL’s second-ever overtime period in a Super Bowl, but the Chiefs have established themselves as a dynasty under head coach Andy Reid and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. In […]

    Feb 12 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Aiyuk Harrison Butker Chris Conley Mike Edwards Willie Gay Jr. Mecole Hardman Jauan Jennings Chris Jones Travis Kelce Patrick Mahomes Christian McCaffrey Jake Moody Isiah Pacheco Brock Purdy Rashee Rice Deebo Samuel
  • Rough Day For Isiah Pacheco In Super Bowl LVIII

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (ankle/toe) couldn't get much going in Super Bowl LVIII, but his team still topped the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 to come away with their third championship in the past four years. Pacheco carried the ball 18 times for 59 yards and added six receptions for 33 yards, but it was a rough evening all around for the 2022 seventh-rounder. Pacheco lost a fumble with the Chiefs in a goal-to-go to stall a potential scoring drive in the second quarter and nearly coughed it up again on a failed handoff to open the second half. It was a disappointing outcome in the box score, considering the Niners had gotten trampled on the ground during the postseason. The 24-year-old dealt with some tough injury luck down the stretch of the campaign, but Pacheco solidified himself as a fully capable workhorse in 2023 and will enter 2024 as an early-round fantasy pick with top-12 positional expectations in all likelihood.

    Feb 12 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Ready To Rock For Super Bowl

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    Kansas City Chiefs running Isiah Pacheco (ankle/toe) continues to deal with nagging ankle and toe injuries, but he'll be all systems go for Sunday's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. Although the Niners allowed the second-fewest rushing yards to RBs (1,097) during the regular season, they were beat up a bit by opposing tailbacks in the passing game for the fifth-most catches (90) and seventh-most receiving yards (625) to the position. Aaron Jones accrued 116 total yards in the Divisional Round in San Fran, while Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery combined for 169 total yards and a TD in the NFC title game. Hitting paydirt in last year's big game, Pacheco has been very productive in six career playoff games, flipping 112 touches into 543 scrimmage yards and four TDs. Working in both early-down and pass-game situations, Pacheco probably features the safest floor among K.C.'s supporting cast on Super Bowl Sunday.

    Feb 9 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Practicing In Full

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (ankle, toe) was listed as a full participant for the team's practice on Wednesday. Pacheco was removed from the injury report last Friday and is practicing in full for the first practice of this week, so there aren't any concerns about whether he'll be able to play in Super Bowl LVIII this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. In just his second season in the NFL, the 24-year-old will be making his second start in the Super Bowl in KC's backfield this weekend and will continue to have a high fantasy floor because of his heavy involvement in the Chiefs' offensive game plan. Pacheco has seen 20-plus carries in two of the team's three playoff games this year and has found the end zone on the ground in all three games heading into the Super Bowl against the Niners.

    Feb 7 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco In The Clear After First Week Of Practice

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (ankle, toe) was limited in the team's practices on Thursday and Friday and currently is in the clear to play in next Sunday's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. Pacheco was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated report, but he isn't in any real danger of not being able to suit up next weekend. The 24-year-old should continue to be fed in KC's backfield as one of their primary offensive weapons. Pacheco saw 28 touches for 82 scrimmage yards and his third straight rushing touchdown in the postseason in the AFC Championship win over the Baltimore Ravens. The second-year back could be rested in practice next week, but he'll be out there as the Chiefs look to win their second straight Lombardi trophy.

    Feb 2 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Returns To Practice As Limited Participant

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (ankle, toe) was listed as limited at practice on Thursday after he was a non-participant on the team's estimated report on Wednesday. Pacheco was listed as questionable to play in the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday but suited up and played 79 percent of the offensive snaps while touching the ball 28 times for 72 scrimmage yards and had his third straight game in this postseason with a rushing touchdown. The 24-year-old is going to be fine to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 11, against the San Francisco 49ers and should continue to be the heart of the Chiefs' offense. He'll be facing a 49ers run defense that has looked vulnerable late this season and should continue to have a high fantasy floor because of his heavy involvement in KC's backfield.

    Feb 1 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Listed As DNP Wednesday

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (ankle, toe) was listed as a non-participant on the team's estimated practice report for Wednesday. Pacheco sat out two practices last week but was active in the AFC Championship win over the Baltimore Ravens despite getting a questionable tag leading up to the contest. The 24-year-old second-year back had 28 touches in Sunday's win over Baltimore and found the end zone for the third straight playoff game. Pacheco should be just fine for the Super Bowl on Feb. 11 against the San Francisco 49ers and will continue to see most of the backfield touches for KC. His high volume share gives him a high fantasy floor, and he'll be facing a Niners defense that has been susceptible against the run of late.

    Jan 31 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Fights Off Injuries, Scores Sunday

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (ankle/toe) gutted out multiple injuries to handle his bell-cow role in Sunday's 17-10 AFC Championship victory over the Baltimore Ravens, taking 24 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown and adding 14 yards on four catches. Formally listed as questionable on Sunday, Pacheco suited up for his squad in a win-or-go-home game but mustered just 2.9 yards per touch. His workload unaffected by ankle and toe issues that cost him two practices this week, the second-year back took 28 of a possible 31 RB opportunities as he continues to entrench himself as K.C.'s workhorse. The banged-up Pacheco may have experienced tough sledding against a tough Ravens defense, but he was able to barrel his way into the end zone for a two-yard scoring plunge in the second quarter. Pacheco will have two weeks to rest up before the Chiefs battle the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11.

    Jan 28 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Will Play In AFC Championship

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (ankle, toe), who was listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens due to an ankle injury, will play, according to a source. Pacheco is also dealing with a sprained toe and did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, but he was able to return to practice on Friday on a limited basis and will play this weekend. The 24-year-old second-year back isn't expected to be limited at all against Baltimore, although the matchup on the road against the best defense in the NFL will make things difficult for KC's primary running back. One thing is for certain: Pacheco should continue to see a heavy workload as one of the key cogs in this Chiefs offense. He has averaged 22 touches for 121.3 scrimmage yards in his last three games, giving him a high fantasy floor.

    Jan 28 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Questionable For AFC Championship

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (ankle, toe) is officially listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Pacheco didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday due to a sprained toe, but he was able to return to practice on Friday and is expected to play this weekend. Still, the 24-year-old's injury is something to keep an eye on and makes him a bit more risky as a DFS play against a tough Baltimore defense on the road. Pacheco has had a high fantasy floor thanks to his weekly involvement as the Chiefs' primary running back, and he enters the weekend priced as the second-most expensive RB, behind only Christian McCaffrey. The second-year back has 39 rushing attempts for 186 yards and two touchdowns in two playoff games this year.

    Jan 26 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Remains Absent On Thursday

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (toe/ankle) is missing his second consecutive practice on Thursday due to toe and ankle injuries. The 24-year-old has had a successful start to this year's postseason, producing 186 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries. He's racked up plenty of bumps and bruises this year, but it's unclear whether or not he's at risk of missing the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens surrendered the 13th-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs during the regular season, so it could be tough sledding for the Rutgers product if he plays. If he cannot suit up, Clyde Edwards-Helaire will likely operate as a bell cow back with limited options available for Kansas City. DFS gamers should monitor Pacheco's practice status and game designation on Friday.

    Jan 25 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Should Be Good For AFC Championship

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (toe) said he should be good to go for Sunday's AFC Championship matchup against the Baltimore Ravens after missing Wednesday's practice with a sprained toe. The 24-year-old is managing a minor toe injury but should be back at practice on Thursday and Friday and handle his usual lead role in KC's backfield in Baltimore this weekend. In two playoff games this year, Pacheco has remained a huge part of the Chiefs' offense, seeing 39 carries for 186 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on the ground. The Ravens have a tough defense at all three levels, but Pacheco will still have a high fantasy floor because of his high touch share in Kansas City's offense. Pacheco has had at least 15 touches in eight straight games played.

    Jan 24 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Won't Practice Wednesday Due To Toe Injury

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (toe) will not practice on Wednesday due to a toe injury, according to head coach Andy Reid, who said it's "getting better." It's something to watch with the Chiefs' primary back, but it doesn't sound like anything that is going to keep the second-year running back from playing in the AFC Championship this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. As long as Pacheco returns to practice on Thursday or Friday, he'll be one of the more popular DFS plays this weekend because of the volume he receives in KC's backfield. In the Chiefs' two playoff games this year, the 24-year-old has handled 39 carries for 186 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and two rushing touchdowns. Baltimore's defense is strong everywhere, but Pacheco has a high fantasy floor because of the volume he receives on a weekly basis.

    Jan 24 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Seals The Deal In Win

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco topped 100 scrimmage yards for the fourth time this year in Sunday's narrow 27-24 road win over the Buffalo Bills, handling 15 carries for 97 yards plus a touchdown and adding a 14-yard reception. Pacheco crossed the end zone on a well-designed play to answer a Buffalo score with yet another lead change in this back-and-forth thriller early in the fourth quarter. Perhaps catching the defense off guard after the Bills failed to execute a fake punt, the hard-running 24-year-old rumbled down the left sideline for 29 yards and came up just three yards shy of another TD. After Tyler Bass missed a late game-tying field goal, Pacheco iced the game and got the Chiefs into victory formation with a first-down run. Continuing to dominate RB opportunities after taking 16 of 19 on Sunday, Pacheco is K.C.'s unquestioned workhorse heading into next Sunday's AFC title clash with the Baltimore Ravens.

    Jan 21 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Primed For Heavy Divisional-Round Usage

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco carried the rock a career-high 24 times in last Saturday's wild-card rout of the Miami Dolphins, ending with 88 total yards and a whopping nine red-zone touches. With no sign of Jerick McKinnon (groin) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire not a legitimate threat to his role, Pacheco's bell-cow usage is likely here to stay for however long the Chiefs survive in the postseason. The Buffalo Bills have been vulnerable on the ground by tying for the third-most opponent yards per carry (4.6) in the regular season. Pacheco missed these two sides' Week 14 date following shoulder surgery, but it's worth mentioning that CEH was able to generate an efficient 5.2 yards per touch as the Chiefs' lead back. Checking in at $6,400 on DraftKings for the Divisional Round and scoring in five straight games, Pacheco is locked into both base-level and scoring-area work as an affordable three-down workhorse against an injury-ravaged defense.

    Jan 20 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Isiah Pacheco Turns In Career-High Carry Total

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco braved the elements of Saturday's sub-zero conditions as the team topped the Miami Dolphins 26-7 on Super Wild Card Weekend, carrying the ball a career-high 24 times for 89 yards and one touchdown. Pacheco started hot, rushing for a 23-yard pickup on K.C.'s opening possession en route to a 65-yard first half. The second half was a quiet one for Pacheco until he took a direct snap on a trick play for a score to help the Chiefs pull away from a discombobulated Dolphins squad late. All things considered, the 24-year-old second-year man out of Rutgers ran hard -- as he always does -- in bitterly-cold temperatures and returned a solid fantasy output. Pacheco will deal with either the Buffalo Bills, who yielded the third-most yards per carry (4.6) this year, on the road or the Houston Texans (3.5 YPC allowed) at home in next weekend's Divisional clash.

    Jan 14 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2022KC128.57.61735130.516.010.81708304.885141313010.002
    2023KC191.913.71456850.322.518.12059354.56749442445.521

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1DETL 20-217.4343147.718.5128232.88044317.800
    2@JACW 17-97.5253450.720.91412705.8302100.000
    3CHIW 41-1014.8113241.623.41815624.13132168.000
    4@NYJW 23-2023.374260.032.923201155.751334314.300
    5@MINW 27-2012.9133959.125.81716553.4411199.000
    6DENW 19-812.8144563.431.02216623.88066366.000
    7LACW 31-1714.0133652.925.01713322.46044287.010
    8@DENL 9-245.2413354.119.7128405.00043-3-1.000
    9MIAW 21-146.6304168.328.31716664.130100-00
    11PHIL 17-219.6234860.825.32019894.6801122.000
    12@LVW 31-1723.444778.333.32015553.67255346.800
    13@GBL 19-2719.884770.132.822181106.11143134.300
    14BUFL 17-200.0---------------
    15@NEW 27-170.0---------------
    16LVL 14-208.6294356.619.71511262.3614400.001
    17CINW 25-1726.025092.646.325181307.22077355.010
    18@LACW 13-120.0---------------
    WCMIAW 26-715.3-5569.631.62524893.71111-1-1.000
    DP@BUFW 27-2417.6-3672.032.01615976.471111414.000
    CC@BALW 17-1016.2-6479.034.62824682.83144143.500
    SBSFW 25-2210.2-5873.430.42418593.28066335.501

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 48, 1, 1, 1, 1, 12, 3, 4, 2
    Receiving: 8, 8

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@ARIW 44-2112.2211622.917.11212625.171000-00
    2LACW 27-240.67858.83.52263.000000-00
    3@INDL 17-200.96957.94.83393.000000-00
    4@TBW 41-316.3421721.313.81111635.730000-00
    5LVW 30-290.0-22.81.41100.000000-00
    6BUFL 20-242.8431014.96.04294.5002294.500
    7@SFW 44-234.3441929.712.588435.380000-00
    9TENW 20-171.4542222.06.06551.0001144.000
    10JACW 27-176.2343555.625.41616825.130000-01
    11@LACW 30-2710.7182640.023.115151077.130000-00
    12LARW 26-1015.1163951.330.32322693.141111717.000
    13@CINL 24-2715.2112545.529.11614664.71122168.000
    14@DENW 34-2810.8192942.623.51613705.38033237.700
    15@HOUW 30-248.2362735.120.81615865.730111111.001
    16SEAW 24-109.5262649.130.21614584.140213232.000
    17DENW 27-2411.9182745.018.3119313.44122189.000
    18@LVW 31-1312.4162135.613.688648.001000-00
    DPJACW 27-2010.6-2435.319.11312957.9201166.000
    CCCINW 23-2011.0-3956.523.21610262.600655911.800
    SB@PHIW 38-3513.6-2647.327.31515765.071000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 3, 3, 8, 5, 1, 1

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