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Travis Kelce | Tight End

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
College: Cincinnati
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According to Pro Football Focus, Travis Kelce caught 66-of-71 catchable passes last season.
He dropped four and stopped running his route on the other. Kelce's ultra-efficient 2014 had a lot to do with who was throwing him the football. Alex Smith, a noted short-yardage specialist, delivered 71 on-target throws to Kelce out of 80 passes. Smith's conservative approach is a double-edged sword for Kelce's fantasy owners. While Kelce probably won't rack up yards, Smith's accuracy could help him secure 70 or more catches, which would put him among the league leaders at his position. Jul 10 - 10:58 AM

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Alex Smith told reporters Wednesday that Travis Kelce "isn't being shy about demanding the ball" this year.

"He wants a different route so he can get the football," Smith explained, as an example. "Yesterday in practice, I can hear him make calls at the line of scrimmage because he wants the football." Smith called Kelce's desire for targets "encouraging" and deemed him a "tremendous player." Vernon Davis twice finished as a top-three fantasy tight end with Smith in San Francisco.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 17 - 11:17 PM

Travis Kelce put on weight this offseason to help him with inline blocking.

Kelce is up to 255 pounds and hopes to reach 260 by the time training camp opens. Kelce received positive grades from Pro Football Focus in all blocking categories but really excelled as a run blocker last season. The 25-year-old weighed 250 pounds during his breakout 2014 campaign.
Jun 4 - 8:23 PM

Travis Kelce caught five of the first 10 first-team passes during team drills at Wednesday's OTA session.

We don't normally post play-by-play nuggets from May practices, but Kelce's usage is one of fantasy's bigger storylines. He finished as fantasy's No. 8 tight end last year even though he played on just 66.6 percent of the snaps and saw 5.4 targets per game. With Anthony Fasano gone, Kelce is locked and loaded into a far bigger role. He's our No. 3 tight end for 2015 drafts, behind only Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham. "It's clearly my (position) room," said Kelce. "I'm going to go ahead and take the bull by the horns and lead us to success."
Source: ESPN.com
May 28 - 9:55 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid wants Travis Kelce to bulk up for 2015, gaining as much as 15 pounds.

Kelce spent his breakout 2014 playing at 250, but Reid thinks he can retain his special athleticism and speed all the way up to 265. "It helps you in protection," Reid said. "He played as high as 265 at the college level, where I considered him a pretty good blocker. So he can function even with a little more weight added." Playing at 265 would put Kelce squarely in Rob Gronkowski territory. As good as Kelce was on limited snaps (66.6 percent) last season, he still has scary room for improvement.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 5:11 PM

Coach Andy Reid said he expects "more and better" from Travis Kelce this season.

2014 was essentially Kelce's rookie year as a knee injury wiped out his entire 2013 campaign. He was coddled, playing just 66.6 percent of the snaps and seeing 5.4 targets per game. Now that Anthony Fasano is gone and Kelce is another year removed from the injury, the beast projects to be unleashed. He has a top-two TE ceiling in 2015.
Mar 24 - 10:38 AM

Travis Kelce revealed he wasn't cleared to resume running until a month before training camp last year, and the Chiefs limited his early-season reps as part of a predetermined plan.

Kelce was coming off microfracture surgery. He revealed that Chiefs coaches and medical staff planned the limited role before unleashing Kelce late. "I still wasn't full strength last year," he said. "Which is why I'm excited about this year. Because now I get the time to take a full offseason and get my legs ready. ... I didn't really feel that comfortable on the field (in 2014)." Kelce finished as the No. 8 overall fantasy tight end and was the No. 4 tight end over the season's final five weeks.
Mar 19 - 7:56 PM

The release of Anthony Fasano makes Travis Kelce an "every-down tight end."

Aside from athletic freak Jamaal Charles, Kelce was arguably the Chiefs' most prolific offensive player last season, grabbing 67 catches for 862 yards and five scores. Kelce might never leave the field now that Fasano is out of the picture. Assuming a clean bill of health, Kelce could easily put up Greg Olsen numbers next season (84 receptions, 1,008 yards, six touchdowns in 2014).
Feb 27 - 9:54 AM

Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Chargers.

Kelce's touchdown was a fumble recovery in the end-zone. He'll finish 2014 with a 67/862/6 line, clearly establishing himself as Alex Smith's No. 1 option in the second half. Despite losing snaps to in-line TE Anthony Fasano, Kelce was second on the team behind only Dwayne Bowe with 81 targets. Kelce will return as a top-ten fantasy tight end in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Travis Kelce caught 4-of-7 targets for 31 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

It was a disappointing day for Kelce, who also committed a personal foul. Kelce has proven to be a true weapon in his first healthy NFL season, but coach Andy Reid only occasionally decides to feature him in the passing game. Nevertheless, he's a dynamite option in dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Travis Kelce has played on 80.4 percent of the snaps the last two weeks.

Kelce's usage has quietly spiked recently even though Anthony Fasano has been healthy. Kelce ran a season-high 46 routes in Week 14 and backed that up by running 30 in Week 15 -- his third-highest mark of the season. Over the last month, Kelce is fantasy's No. 4 tight end and faces a Steelers defense burnable in every facet this week. He's clearly in play as a TE1 for both season-long and daily players.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:40:00 AM

Travis Kelce caught 5-of-6 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Raiders.

Kelce was targeted twice on the first drive of the game and was involved in the passing game throughout. His score came on a 20-yard catch in the third quarter. Kelce caught a quick slant at around the 15-yard line and then ran through four Raiders' defenders into the end zone. Kelce has all the makings of a fantasy superstar, but he is somewhat limited by the Chiefs' offense. He will still be a low-end TE1 Week 15 against the Steelers.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Travis Kelce caught 7-of-9 targets for 110 yards Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Kelce paced the Chiefs in receptions, yards and targets, and the 110 yards were his career high. Kelce lost a fumble late in the game and had a couple false start penalties, but he also showed he is Kansas City's best passing game weapon. Kelce will continue to be up and down, but he will be a solid TE1 Week 15 against the Raiders.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Travis Kelce secured all three of his targets for 36 yards in Sunday night's Week 13 loss to Denver.

Kelce was Kansas City's leading receiver in a game where Alex Smith completed just 15 passes. He made a 19-yard catch in traffic in the first half, but had a touchdown vultured by in-line TE Anthony Fasano. Kelce is on pace for 59 catches and six touchdowns this season. He'll remain a boom-or-bust TE1 in Week 14.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 12:52:00 AM

Travis Kelce caught 4-of-5 targets for 67 yards in Kansas City's Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

Kelce was Zeus-ing every time he touched the ball, shedding tacklers and delivering punishment. That includes some thundering blocks. But coach Andy Reid and Alex Smith still only saw fit to look his way five times. With the Chiefs having the league's thinnest receiver corps, there's simply no reason for Kelce not to be drawing a minimum of 8-10 weekly targets. With 10 days to game plan for Week 13's showdown with the Broncos, perhaps Reid will come to that realization over the long weekend. Kelce remains a boom-or-bust TE1.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
4Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Spencer Ware
4Charcandrick West
5Darrin Reaves
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Spencer Ware
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Chris Conley
3Junior Hemingway
4Armon Binns
5Kenny Cook
WR21Albert Wilson
2Jason Avant
3De'Anthony Thomas
4Frankie Hammond
5Fred Williams
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Richard Gordon
4James O'Shaughnessy
5Ryan Taylor
K1Cairo Santos