Kansas City Chiefs receivers lead the NFL in this category. They wish they didn’t

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Justin Watson was the favorite target of Patrick Mahomes among wide receivers in Monday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Watson was targeted 11 times and finished with five receptions, including a touchdown in the 21-17 loss. The targets were a career-high for the sixth-year pro, who is in his second season with the Chiefs.

Here’s how the wide receiver targets broke down:

Justin Watson: 50 snaps/11 targets/5 receptions

Rashee Rice: 45/5/4

Kadarius Toney: 22/2/2

Mecole Hardman: 16/2/2

Skyy Moore: 40/2/1

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: 37/3/0

Through the first nine games, Valdes-Scantling led the wide receivers with 373 snaps and Moore was second with 338.

Rice is the leader in receptions with 34 with Toney second at 22.

One number the group shares, along with all Chiefs targets: 26 drops this season. That’s most by an NFL team. The Jets are second with 21 drops.

Twenty-one percent of Mahomes’ incomplete passes this season have come on drops.

Valdes-Scantling and Watson each had drops on the final Chiefs possession Monday.

“I just have to make a play any time a ball comes my way,” Watson said. “I know all the receivers feel that way, it’s the expectation that we come down with the catch.”