TE Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs

6-5, 255Born: 10-5-1989College: CincinnatiDrafted: Round 3, pick 2013

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Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs BAL 63 7.0 89 0 0 8.9
4 at DET 68 7.0 85 0 0 8.5
5 vs IND 58 4.0 70 0 0 7
6 vs HOU 56 4.0 58 0 0 5.8
7 at DEN PROJ-Dodds * 5.5 * * * *
7 at DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 5.3 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Travis Kelce's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 6 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)

Travis Kelce caught four passes for 58 yards on six targets in the Chiefs loss to the Texans on Sunday. Kelce took a backseat to Hill in the receiver's return, and the trend of only of them having a big game at a time, continues this season. Kelce saw the second most targets on the Chiefs, behind only Hill, but six targets is not enough for a player of Kelce's caliber and that fact certainly played a big part in the Texans shutting down the Chiefs offense in the second half. When he got the ball, Kelce was a dynamic runner, showing off his run after the catch ability on a short out-route where he leapt over a diving Texans defender before stopping on a dime and letting another Texan run right by him out of bounds before being tackled for a 16 yard reception. Hill's return to the lineup means Kelce will most likely have less targets available to him, but it will also mean that defenses cannot camp out in the middle of the field and double team him help over the top. Kelce is nearly unstoppable in one on one coverage, and a monster game is coming for the Chiefs tight end sooner than later.

2019 Week 5 vs IND (10 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)

Travis Kelce caught four passes for 70 yards on 10 targets in the Chiefs loss to the Colts on Sunday. As Kelce goes, the Chiefs offense goes, and his four catches on 10 targets was indicative of how much trouble the offense had in getting going. Kelce did have catches of 17, 18, 24 and 11 yards, but also had an offensive pass interference called on him and a fumble, although the fumble was reviewed, and the play was reversed. The Colts defense smothered Kelce all night and were intent on not letting him beat them, especially after Watkins left the game with an injury. Kelce was still able to throw in some big plays when Mahomes got outside the pocket and improvised, which is when Kelce is at his best, as linebackers are too slow to cover him and nickel corners are too small to contain him. All in all, it could have been a lot worse for Kelce, as he registered his fifth straight game with 70+ yards to start the season. If this is his down game, then he remains the #1 fantasy tight end and a major threat to break out once the Chiefs get Hill back and Mahomes at full strength.

2019 Week 4 vs DET (8 / 7 / 85 / 0 rec)

Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 85 yards on eight targets in the Chiefs win over the Lions on Sunday. Kelce was the Chiefs most productive player on Sunday, consistently beating the double teams that the Lions threw at him and missing only one target in the game. In the past three weeks, Kelce has caught 21 of 25 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown, and he has surpassed 80 yards receiving in every game this season. Kelce made several clutch catches in this game, including an 18 yard reception which put the Chiefs in Lions territory with 1:32 left in the game. The aforementioned play to McCoy was my nominee for play of the week as it showed how intelligent a football player Kelce is. While most of the play is a reaction and not necessarily thinking, Kelce had to do quick calculations to ensure the lateral was worth trying, and it ended up being a big play in the fourth quarter. Kelce continues to be the most consistent tight end in the NFL, and the #1 fantasy tight end.

2019 Week 3 vs BAL (8 / 7 / 89 / 0 rec)

Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 89 yards on eight targets in the Chiefs win over the Ravens on Sunday. It was the third straight game that Kelce has gone over 85 yards receiving and he has 17 reception on the season. The rest of Kansas City's skill position players are seeing the limelight with multiple touchdowns and big games week in and week out, but Kelce remains the heartbeat of the Chiefs offense. Defenses have to play "pick your poison", and Kelce consistently makes them pay for not double teaming him in the middle of the field. Mahomes looked to Kelce on several plays that took the Chiefs into Ravens territory, specifically, one with misdirection where Kelce ran a double move-route to the inside, and then back to the middle of the field where Mahomes found him for a 20 yard gain. Kelce is the clear #1 fantasy tight end and the touchdowns will come as defenses start to adjust to Mahomes spreading the ball around.

2019 Week 2 vs OAK (9 / 7 / 107 / 1 rec)

Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 101 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in the Chiefs win over the Raiders on Sunday. Kelce did what he does best, as he was a monster in the middle of the field that continuously beat the Raiders in the intermediate passing game. The Raiders gameplan was to let anyone other than Watkins and Kelce beat them, and this showed when the Chiefs receivers were constantly either left open, or in one on one coverage on the left side of the field. Kelce still managed to have a big game because the Raiders linebackers could not contain him at the line of scrimmage. Kelce is too quick off the line and his size gives Mahomes a massive target radius to throw to. Kelce's touchdown catch came with the Chiefs facing a second and 17 from the Raiders 27 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun with Kelce bunched in the slot to his left. Kelce faked out his defender off the line and got outside position on him, leaving him room to run a go route up the left sideline. Mahomes looked straight to Kelce and the ball was thrown out in front and to the sideline directly over Kelce' left shoulder. The pass was in the perfect spot, and Kelce did a great job of setting up the route and converting the 27 yard touchdown reception. With the Chiefs having so many weapons on the outside, Kelce will continue to make defenses pay for trying to cover him with linebackers, especially when they do not give their linebackers help from their safeties over the top.

2019 Week 1 vs JAX (8 / 3 / 88 / 0 rec)

Travis Kelce caught three passes for 88 yards on eight targets in the Chiefs win over the Jaguars in week one. Kelce is very rarely called an afterthought, especially when he finishes with an average of nearly 30 yards per catch. He was however forced to take a backseat to Watkins in this game, and it did not seem to bother him a bit as he was genuinely happy celebrating Watkins monster game. Kelce should have gone over the 100 yard receiving mark in this game, however he had three catches called back due to offensive penalties. Kelce made his presence felt despite having only three catches, as two of his catches went for 42 and 41 yards, respectively. Interestingly enough, both catches set up the Chiefs with first downs inside the Jaguars 40 yard line, but Kansas City was unable to come away with touchdowns, settling for field goals on both occasions.


Latest News

Chiefs | Travis Kelce turns in mediocre stat line (Sun Oct 13, 07:53 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce finished with four grabs for 58 yards on six targets in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

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Chiefs | Seventy yards for Travis Kelce (Mon Oct 7, 02:48 AM) - Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught four passes (on 10 targets) for 70 yards against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Oct. 6.

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