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TE Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs

6-5, 255Born: 10-5-1989College: CincinnatiDrafted: Round 3

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Kelce had shoulder surgery early in the offseason, but there is a "good chance" he will be ready for training camp according to head coach Andy Reid.

Summary

The Chiefs starting tight end turned his top-five fantasy upside into a reality in 2016, earning his second straight 100-target season and delivering 85 receptions and 1,125 yards--both tops among NFL tight ends. Kelce brings exceptional size and physical gifts to the table, but he has only accounted for 9 of Alex Smith's 35 touchdown tosses during the past 2 years. Part of the issue is Alex Smith. The Chiefs quarterback prefers to find wide-open options rather than squeezing the ball into tight windows that require the receiver to make great rebounds. Kelce has this ability, but it won't be maximized with Smith under center. It's why his touchdown production may continue to be a little lower than its potential. It's worth noting that Kelce may not be ready for camp due to off-season shoulder surgery. However, don't let Kelce's rehabilitation deter you from considering him a top-5 fantasy tight end in 2017. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3
Overall Redraft - 27, 19, 20, 24, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 36, 38, 42, 52, 55
TE Redraft PPR - 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4
Overall Redraft PPR - 30, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28, 30, 33, 36, 36, 39, 46, 54, 56, 59
TE Dynasty - 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3
Overall Dynasty - 31, 15, 27, 31, 40, 50, 51

Stats and Projections

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2014 KC 16 67 862 5
2015 KC 16 72 875 5
2016 KC 16 85 1125 4
2017 PROJ-Dodds 16 82 * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 86 * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 82 * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 82 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 31
TE: 2
Overall-PPR: 29
TE-PPR: 2

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2017 Schedule

1@ New England Patriots
2vs Philadelphia Eagles
3@ Los Angeles Chargers
4vs Washington Redskins
5@ Houston Texans
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Oakland Raiders
8vs Denver Broncos
9@ Dallas Cowboys
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ New York Giants
12vs Buffalo Bills
13@ New York Jets
14vs Oakland Raiders
15vs Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Miami Dolphins
17@ Denver Broncos