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Travis Kelce | Tight End | #87

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (63) / KC
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Travis Kelce (knee) returned to practice on Sunday.
Kelce is back at practice two days after missing the Chiefs' preseason opener due to knee soreness. The Chiefs may play it safe by keeping him out again next week against the Bengals but obviously he'll be fine for Week 1 against New England. Coming off a career-best 1,125 receiving yards in 2016, Kelce is locked in as a top-three tight end in all formats. Aug 13 - 9:58 AM

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Coach Andy Reid expects Travis Kelce (knee) to return to practice next week.

Kelce has been shut down with swelling in his knee since early August. He was inactive for the preseason opener, but is close to getting cleared. The Chiefs may hold Kelce out of Saturday's game against the Bengals even if he returns to practice.
Aug 12 - 2:39 PM

Travis Kelce (knee) has missed the Chiefs' last four practices.

It was mentioned last week that Kelce was dealing with swelling in his knee, which was repaired via microfracture surgery in 2013. At the time, it didn't sound serious, but we're marking Kelce as sidelined and "day to day" for now until he gets back doing team drills. He was working on a side field with trainers Monday. This isn't a long-term concern. Kelce remains the overall TE2 in fantasy ranks.
Aug 7 - 7:21 PM

Travis Kelce has dealt with knee swelling at Chiefs camp.

Kelce has only missed one practice that we know of, and we're not even marking him "sidelined," but we found this notable. On Friday, coach Andy Reid revealed that Kelce has dealt with "swelling" and soreness in his knee from time to time since undergoing microfracture surgery as a rookie. Kelce remains the deserved No. 2 tight end on fantasy cheatsheets, behind Rob Gronkowski.
Aug 4 - 1:41 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Travis Kelce can do "everything a wide receiver can do."

Kelce was the Chiefs' most effective receiver last season, and with Jeremy Maclin out of the picture this year, it sounds like he could be leaned on even more heavily in the passing game. "I think every year you will see him probably get a little bit more here and there," Reid said. "We can use him even a little bit more (in the red zone) and just keep staying creative with it." Kelce is only behind Rob Gronkowski among fantasy tight ends.
Jul 27 - 10:10 AM

Travis Kelce (shoulder surgery) has been medically cleared for Chiefs camp.

Kelce had the operation all the way back in February. The 27-year-old set career highs in targets (117), catches (85), and yards (1,125) in 2016 and should see another uptick in usage following Jeremy Maclin's release.
Jul 24 - 4:10 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said there is a "pretty good chance" Travis Kelce (shoulder surgery) is ready for training camp.

That has been the expectation all along. The Chiefs could limit Kelce early in camp after he sat out all offseason, but he should be 100 percent well before Week 1. Kelce is the second-best tight end in fantasy.
Jun 15 - 1:17 PM

Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Travis Kelce (shoulder surgery) could do "light stuff" before training camp.

In other words, Kelce won't be full-go before training camp. Camp has been the target for Kelce since he went under the knife, and he seems fully capable of hitting it. His health is not a concern.
Apr 17 - 2:10 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Travis Kelce recently underwent shoulder surgery, but he should be ready for training camp.

"He’ll probably miss some time throughout the offseason," Reid said, "but he’ll be ready, I believe, for camp." Kelce was listed on the injury report with a shoulder issue in Week 13, but that was the only mention of an injury all season. If he was dealing with a shoulder issue, it did not appear to affect him on the field as Kelce recorded 736 yards over the final eight games including the playoffs. As long as his recovery goes smoothly, he will enter 2017 as a top-two fantasy tight end.
Mar 1 - 5:08 PM

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce and Bills OLB Lorenzo Alexander were named co-MVPs of the Pro Bowl as the AFC defeated the NFC 20-13 on Sunday night.

We took another year off from watching, but in hindsight wish we would have bet the under. The total was a whopping 80 points, and the game fell 47 points short. Kelce caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton in the second quarter. Alexander tallied eight tackles and an interception. The best takeaway from this year's Pro Bowl was that no players got injured.
Jan 29 - 11:41 PM

Travis Kelce caught 5-of-7 targets for 77 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

The Chiefs got Kelce the ball on a couple shovel passes, with one picking up a good chunk of yards but the other being stuffed for a minimal gain inside the 10-yard line. Kelce also had a horrible drop on deep ball down the middle in the third quarter and took out his frustration two plays later with a dumb personal foul penalty to make it 3rd-and-20. At the end of the day, Kelce's stat line was respectable and he had a great individual season, leading all tight ends with 1,125 yards and finishing one catch behind Dennis Pitta's 86 grabs for the position lead. Kelce scored just four touchdowns but clearly became the Chiefs' top pass-game option in his fourth pro season. Kelce is locked up through 2021 and just turned 27. He and Rob Gronkowski are fantasy's top two tight ends.
Jan 16 - 12:14 AM

Travis Kelce caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards Week 17 against the Chargers.

Kelce appeared to play the entire game and made a couple nice blocks on some of the offense's big plays, but he was not very involved. Despite the down week, Kelce still finished the regular season with 85 catches for 1,125 yards, which are both easily career-highs. He should be a much bigger part of the gameplan in the Divisional Round.
Jan 1 - 8:57 PM

Travis Kelce caught 11-of-12 targets for 160 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 16 win over the Broncos.

Kelce got back to his massive pass-game role after seeing his targets scaled back some in Week 15. He's clearly the Chiefs' top playmaker not named Tyreek Hill. And with the Broncos' stud cornerbacks locking down the outside, Kelce was the X factor down the seam and on screen passes. His touchdown was an 80-yard catch-and-run on a screen to the right. He and No. 2 TE Demetrius Harris combined to see 21 targets and scored both touchdowns. Kelce has now topped 100 yards in five of his past six games. He'll be a top-three option next week against San Diego.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:42:00 AM

Travis Kelce caught 3-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Chiefs' Week 15 loss to the Titans.

Kelce came into Week 15 with four-straight 100-yard games. The streak was bound to snap eventually, especially in this weak passing offense. And with Jeremy Maclin back to 100 percent from his multi-week groin injury, he took over as the No. 1 and led the Chiefs in targets, catches, and yards. Kelce will look to rebound next week against the Broncos, who he dusted for 8-101 on 15 targets in Week 12. But that was obviously with Maclin out of the lineup.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Travis Kelce caught 5-of-8 targets for 101 yards in the Chiefs' Week 14 win over the Raiders.

The 100-yard effort was Kelce's fourth straight, and fifth in seven games. Like he's done for the entirety of his hot streak, Kelce was gashing the defense for huge gains up the seam. Kelce could have had an even bigger game had Alex Smith not gone into witness protection after halftime. Most encouragingly, the big night came with Jeremy Maclin back in the lineup. Kelce will be a top-three tight end for next week's home matchup with the Titans.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:01:00 AM

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QB1Alex Smith
2Patrick Mahomes
3Tyler Bray
4Joel Stave
RB1Spencer Ware
2Kareem Hunt
3Charcandrick West
4C.J. Spiller
5Devine Redding
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Kareem Hunt
3RB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Demarcus Robinson
3De'Anthony Thomas
4Tevin Jones
5Robert Wheelwright
WR21Chris Conley
2Albert Wilson
3Jehu Chesson
4Seantavius Jones
5Marcus Kemp
WR31Albert Wilson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Gavin Escobar
4Ross Travis
5Orson Charles
LT1Eric Fisher
2Joseph Cheek
3Jordan Devey
4Donald Hawkins
LG1Bryan Witzmann
2Parker Ehinger
3Mike Person
C1Mitch Morse
2Zach Fulton
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Andrew Tiller
3Damien Mama
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
3Isaiah Battle
4Josh James
K1Cairo Santos