College: Cincinnati | 7 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 260 lbs
Birth Date: 10/5/1989
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
Kelce was the top ranked fantasy tight end for the second straight season. He set more career highs last year, having 103 receptions for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns. His numbers looked more like an elite receiver than a tight end. He had five 100-yard games and two double-digit reception games. Kelce had at least five receptions all but the first game of the season. He will continue to be a huge part of this offense for years to come. Kelce has at least 67 receptions and 850 yards every season in the NFL and three straight 1,000-yard seasons. Kelce is a big target with speed, athleticism and plus hands. He also is a good blocker. He really is a complete package at tight end. Kelce is an improving route runner in the prime of his career.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Kelce is our top rated fantasy tight end. It might be hard to see him repeating last year but it could happen. He will get a ton of targets and hit the 1,000-yard mark once again. He can get around 95 receptions for 1,200 yards and double-digit scores. He is worth an early-round pick for fantasy teams.
With Rob Gronkowski finally off to his long-rumored retirement, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is ready to begin his reign as the NFLs undisputed best tight end. In 2018, Kelce posted his third consecutive 1000-yard season, finishing with a career-high 1,336 yards and grabbing 10 touchdowns. With second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes taking over the starting duties for the Chiefs last year, the teams offense exploded, and Kelce was a key beneficiary of that explosion. Kelce gives the Chiefs a big target in the red zone, as evidenced by the 24 red zone targets he received last year, which he converted into nine red zone touchdowns. With plenty of questions about the other options in the Chiefs receiving corps, Kelce should be Mahomes top target this season, putting him in line to finish as the overall TE1 in fantasy. Hes finished first or second at his position in three straight years and has shown no signs of slowing down, and even if the Chiefs offense isnt quite as explosive in Mahomes second year as a starter, Kelces going to see enough targets to be worth his ADP. He should be the first tight end taken in all redraft leagues.
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Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught all seven if his targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in a 35-32 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: It was just the third touchdown of the year for Kelce, but it's tough to complain about his overall production. He has topped 60 receiving yards in nine of the 10 games this year and is on pace for another 1,000-yard campaign.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce might actually be matchup-proof as he finds a way to be reliable each and every week. Kelce hauled in all seven of his targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Titans in Week 10. The touchdown happened on the 11-play opening drive. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a three-yard shovel pass to Kelce for the score. Kelce only has three touchdowns this season, but doesn't seem to ever have a bad game. He'll be an elite TE1 for Week 11 against the Chargers.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce looks to continue his consistent pace versus the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. Kelce has only caught two touchdowns this season, but has remained a reliable TE1 for fantasy owners. He's hauled in four receptions or more for at least 60 yards in each of the last two games. Both of those games was with backup Matt Moore under center. Kelce will get starter Patrick Mahomes (knee) back for Sunday's contest with Tennessee. Fantasy owners can count on Kelce as an elite TE1 against the Titans.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was expected to lose some fantasy value with Matt Moore at quarterback, but that has not been the case. Kelce has seen 17 targets over the last two games with Moore under helm. He caught seven of nine targets for 62 yards in the victory over the Vikings in Week 9. Kelce will remain an elite TE1 for next week in Tennessee. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) is expected to be back, so that will help Kelce even more.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been a reliable option for the team and fantasy owners all season long. He caught four of his eight targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Green Bay in Week 8. Kelce did not lose targets with veteran Matt Moore at quarterback. There's a chance that Patrick Mahomes (knee) does suit up in Week 9, but Kelce will remain valuable regardless. Fantasy owners can count on Kelce as a strong TE1 versus the Vikings in Week 9.
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught four passes for 63 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 8.
Fantasy Spin: Despite decent numbers, Kelce left some plays on the field, including what looked it should've been a second score -- it would've brought up fourth down had it not been for a penalty on GB that eventually led to a rushing TD. He said as much after the game, and you have to think he'll be motivated for their Week 9 showdown with a hot Vikings team. Kelce remains a strong TE1.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce continued to have reliable fantasy value despite not having quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) under center. Kelce caught four of his eight targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Green Bay in Week 8. This was the first time that Kelce has scored a touchdown since Week 2. However, Kelce has remained one of the best options at tight end despite not finding the end zone often. He'll remain a strong TE1 option versus the Vikings in Week 9.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has not caught a touchdown since Week 2, but has found a way to remain reliable for fantasy owners. However, losing quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) could be a significant blow to the Chiefs offense. They will have veteran Matt Moore under center for Sunday's Week 8 matchup versus Green Bay. Tyreek Hill and Kelce might be the only offensive players that remain consistent with Moore at quarterback. Kelce should lose some value with Moore at quarterback, but is still a TE1 for Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught six passes for 44 yards on Thursday, Oct. 17, against the Denver Broncos.
Fantasy Spin: Lots of receptions, not a lot of yards. That might be the norm for Kelce if Patrick Mahomes misses significant time with his knee injury as the tight end is a big target with good hands. Kelce's numbers have been on the wane lately with his yardage dropping each week since posting 107 yards in Week 2. He's also yet to score this season. Despite all that, Kelce remains a steady TE1.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce continues to remain a strong and reliable fantasy option each and every week. He caught six of his eight targets for 44 yards in the Week 7 win over Denver. Kelce only has one touchdown this season, but continues to see a high volume of targets. It's unclear if quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) will suit up in Week 8 versus the Packers. However, Kelce is probably the only player on the Chiefs' offense that shouldn't lose value with Matt Moore at quarterback. Fantasy owners should continue to trust Kelce as a top five tight end.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been arguably the best tight end in fantasy football since last season. He's continuing his strong play this season and should put together another solid game in Week 7. Kelce has a matchup against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. Kelce has been heavily involved in the offense basically every single week. Fantasy owners can feel safe about Kelce being a top tier TE1 for Week 7 in Denver.
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce finished with four grabs for 58 yards on six targets in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.
Fantasy Spin: Despite the marginal stat line, Kelce remains an obvious top fantasy option at his position. He'll look to bounce back Thursday in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos on the road.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was expected to have a fairly big game in what was predicted to be a high scoring game against the Houston Texans in Week 6. Kelce ended up hauling in four of six targets for 58 yards in the loss. The good news for fantasy owners is, Kelce has at least four receptions for 50 yards or more in every game since Week 1. He's going to be targeted every game, but has been slowed down a bit in the last two contests. Kelce should be able to rebound nicely in the Week 7 matchup against the Denver Broncos on Thursday.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been one of the most consistent fantasy players throughout the season. He had a fairly average game last week, but managed to haul in four of his 10 targets for 70 yards in the Week 5 loss to the Colts. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill (shoulder) is questionable to play in this one after missing the last month. Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has missed a few practices and could sit out as well. Kelce would have a monstrous game without either receiver available. He should be a top tier TE1 for Week 6 against the Houston Texans, assuming at least one of Hill or Watkins plays on Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught four passes (on 10 targets) for 70 yards against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Oct. 6.
Fantasy Spin: This was Kelce's first game below 85 yards receiving on the season, which isn't a huge surprise as Indy was able to divert a lot of attention to Kelce with the starting receiver tandem of Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins on the sidelines. Kelce remains a must-start TE1.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was a top target during the Week 5 loss to the Colts, but unfortunately he wasn't able to contribute up to his full potential. Kelce saw 10 targets, but was only able to haul in four of them for 70 yards in the loss. He led the Chiefs with those targets, but that was because Sammy Watkins (hamstring) left and didn't return after the first drive. Kelce is usually much more reliable, so fantasy owners can expect him to bounce back fine next week. He'll get a matchup against the Houston Texans Defense in Week 6. Kelce should be a top tier TE1 for that contest.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce could be looking at an enormous game against the Colts in Week 5. Kelce has hauled in at least seven receptions for 85 yards or more in each of the last three games. He's heading into a matchup against the Colts who have allowed the most receptions to tight ends since last season. Kelce has been an absolute tank the last few games, so fantasy owners can lean on him as an elite TE1 against the Colts.
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce posted seven catches for 85 yards on eight targets in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Spin: Kelce has exactly seven receptions in each of his past three outings with 85 or more receiving yards, although he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 2 in Oakland. He remains an obvious must-start in all fantasy leagues. The Chiefs host the Colts in Week 5.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce continues to be one of the most consistent players in the league. He hauled in seven of his eight targets for 85 yards in the 34-30 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 4. Kelce has now put together three straight weeks of seven receptions and 80 or more yards. He's gone over 80 receiving yards in all four games this season. He'll remain a top tier TE1 versus the Colts in Week 5. Fantasy owners can hope for at least seven receptions and 80 yards.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been an unstoppable force the last two games and that should continue to be the case in Week 4. Kelce has 19 touchdowns scored since the start of the 2017 season. Those 19 touchdowns ties Kelce for the lead among tight ends. Kelce has been targeted at least eight times over the first three weeks of the season. He's caught seven receptions each of the last two weeks and the loss of Tyreek Hill (shoulder) has only increased his value. Kelce is an elite TE1 for this Week 4 matchup against the Detroit Lions.