I was thinking I'd play Mahomes this week but all the rankings are all saying Cam. What am I missing? Is losing Jones the key here? I'm guessing the Falcons used him as the spy so maybe the thinking is the run game opens up for Cam.
The loss of Atlanta's two key defenders certainly is a big factor. I do think Cam will have more on his plate this week and with the Falcons being susceptible to pass-catching RBs, a score from McCaffrey through the air seems more likely in this game. Add in a TD to a receiver and one on the ground and you're likely looking at the top QB for the week.
If you're more comfortable with Mahomes, by all means get him in your starting lineup. I like him this week too but think the ceiling is higher with Newton, with slightly higher risk.