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Travis Kelce | Tight End

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
College: Cincinnati
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Travis Kelce secured 5-of-7 targets for 49 yards in the Chiefs' Week 4 loss to Cincinnati.
Kelce's lowlight was a second-half lost fumble, which the Bengals turned into a short Jeremy Hill rushing TD. We can complain about Zeus not getting enough targets as much as we want, but Andy Reid is going to keep doing his thing. Kelce is a mid-range TE1 every week, albeit with high-end TE1 upside. Still, keep rolling Kelce out there against the Bears in Week 5. Oct 4 - 5:12 PM

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Travis Kelce caught 6-of-10 targets for 80 yards in the Chiefs' Week 3 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

He also caught a two-point conversion. Kelce's 10 targets were second on the team to Jeremy Maclin's 11. Zeus' long gain of 38 yards early in the first half helped set up Jamaal Charles' nine-yard touchdown run on the very next play. That was about all the noise Kelce made. He'll be a high-end TE1 Week 4 in Cincinnati.
Sep 29 - 1:00 AM

Travis Kelce caught 4-of-5 targets for 58 yards in Kansas City's Week 2 loss to the Broncos.

Why Kelce only drew five targets is beyond us. "Zeus" was a freight train with the ball in his hands, but coach Andy Reid couldn't scheme him the rock. Playmakers of Kelce's caliber should never be getting only five looks, but so is life under Reid. Expect Kelce to have a bigger game in Week 3 against the Packers, who struggled to contain Martellus Bennett last Sunday. Kelce is a weekly top-three option at tight end.
Sep 18 - 12:40 AM

Travis Kelce (hip) is probable for Week 2 against the Broncos on Thursday night.

Kelce is locked in as a top-end TE1 following his dominant 6-106-2 line against the Texans in Week 1. The Broncos struggled against tight ends last season.
Sep 16 - 1:50 PM

Travis Kelce (hip) is practicing in full for Week 2 against the Broncos.

First it was the ankle, but now it's a hip issue for Kelce. It's nothing serious, however, and Kelce will be an elite TE1 option against the Broncos Thursday night.
Sep 15 - 9:38 PM

Travis Kelce secured 6-of-6 targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' Week 1 blowout win over Houston.

Capitalizing on a red-zone interception thrown by Brian Hoyer on his first pass of the season, Alex Smith found Kelce streaking upfield for a 10-yard touchdown to put Kansas City ahead 7-0. Kelce got wide open on an apparent blown coverage for his second TD, which also came in the first quarter and was good from 42 yards out. Kelce reentered early in the second quarter after giving his fantasy owners a scare. He apparently only had his wind knocked out. Kelce returned to make several first-down catches in the second half. He'll remain an elite TE1 option in Week 2 against the Broncos.
Sep 13 - 4:26 PM

Travis Kelce (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 1.

Kelce suffered a minor ankle sprain last week. His health is a non-issue for Sunday's game. Kelce is a top-five tight end against the Texans.
Sep 11 - 6:47 PM

Travis Kelce (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 1.

Coach Andy Reid declared Zeus "good to go." Kelce suffered a "slight" ankle sprain in practice last week, but will be all systems go against the Texans.
Sep 7 - 2:53 PM

Travis Kelce dropped out of Monday's practice with a "slight" ankle sprain.

Kelce missed Tuesday's session. We don't usually post such minor injury situations on Rotoworld, but have seen people freaking out about Kelce on Twitter. Coach Andy Reid stated after Tuesday's practice that Kelce has a "slightly" sprained ankle, and it is not of the high variety. Reid added that Kelce would be able to play if the Chiefs had a regular season game this week.
Sep 1 - 5:12 PM

Travis Kelce secured three balls for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

"Zeus" found the end zone from eight yards out on a tough throw by Alex Smith, who was on his game in a major way tonight against a talent-deficient Titans defense. An absolute bully after the catch, Kelce now has 63 yards on just four catches over Kansas City's last two preseason games. Kelce has a mediocre floor, but offers upside to finish as this year's No. 3 fantasy tight end.
Aug 28 - 10:07 PM

Travis Kelce caught one pass for 23 yards in the Chiefs' second preseason game.

Kelce's big play came on an upfield route down the seam, getting between Seattle's linebackers for the chunk-yardage gain. Kelce was also noticeably effective as a blocker. After frustratingly spending most of last season as Kansas City's No. 2 tight end behind Anthony Fasano, Kelce will be a full-time player this year with James O'Shaughnessy handling Kelce's old reserve role.
Aug 21 - 10:32 PM

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

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.
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."
May 28 - 9:55 AM

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