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Travis Kelce | Tight End

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
College: Cincinnati
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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) is full go for the beginning of training camp.
Coming off a lost rookie season, Kelce is nine months removed from microfracture surgery. With the Chiefs' receiver corps perhaps the thinnest in the league, Kelce will get every opportunity to make an early impact on offense, provided he's healthy. He's worth monitoring as a TE2 in fantasy leagues. Jul 21 - 5:29 PM

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ESPN's Adam Teicher says a healthy TE Travis Kelce would allow the Chiefs to employ more two-tight end sets this season.

2013 injuries to Kelce, Anthony Fasano, and Tony Moeaki decimated the Chiefs' tight end corps and prevented the team from using "12 personnel" as often as they would have liked. A healthy Fasano and Kelce should allow the Chiefs to reverse that trend. With the wide receiver group as weak as ever in Kansas City, the Chiefs will look to utilize second-year Kelce as a weapon in the passing game. He is a very interesting TE2 flier.
Jul 5 - 12:57 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed he expects TE Travis Kelce (knee) to be ready for training camp.

Kelce isn't participating in team work at OTAs, but the Chiefs are hoping he'll make an appearance sometime next week. Barring a setback, Kelce will be cleared by the start of camp. Kelce is eight months removed from October microfracture surgery.
Jun 14 - 4:09 PM

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) is without a timetable for a return to practice.

Specifically, coach Andy Reid "isn't ready" to slap a timetable on his second-year tight end. Kelce is sitting out OTAs, but is still tentatively expected to be ready for camp after undergoing microfracture surgery in October.
May 29 - 3:24 PM

Second-year Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) isn't participating in OTAs.

Coach Andy Reid proclaimed last month that Kelce was "doing everything" in the Chiefs' offseason program, but that's apparently not the case. The No. 63 overall pick of last year's draft underwent microfracture surgery in October. All signs still point toward Kelce being ready for camp. He'll be worth a TE2 flier in re-draft leagues if he's healthy.
May 27 - 7:12 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey singled out second-year TE Travis Kelce as "hopefully that weapon adds another element to the passing game."

Kelce missed his entire rookie season due to microfracture surgery on his right knee. He's stepping back into a golden opportunity, as the Chiefs have very few playmakers behind Dwayne Bowe, and Alex Smith is prone to checking down a ton. If the knee is right, Kelce will bring plenty of fantasy upside as a TE2 flier.
May 26 - 9:42 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Monday that second-year TE Travis Kelce is "progressing well" from last year's microfracture knee surgery, and "doing everything" in the offseason conditioning program.

Kelce had the operation on his right knee last October. It was considered a "minor" version of microfracture surgery. Beat writer Adam Teicher expects the Chiefs to use Kelce as their primary "pass receiver at tight end" in his second season, with Anthony Fasano and Sean McGrath focusing on blocking. A Heath Miller-type talent, Kelce has 2014 breakout appeal. He could benefit statistically if the Chiefs use their first-round pick on a position other than wide receiver.
Apr 21 - 2:16 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects second-year TE Travis Kelce to be the team's "pass receiver at tight end" in 2014, and "an important piece" of the Chiefs' passing game.

Per Teicher, Kelce showed the ability in practices last year to "line up in a variety of places," and "get down the field to beat coverage." We loved Kelce's game tape coming out of Cincinnati, but his rookie year essentially wound up as a "redshirt" season due to a relatively minor microfracture surgery on his knee. Kelce has a Heath Miller-type skill set. He remains a hold in Dynasty leagues.
Apr 6 - 3:06 PM

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) is expected to be ready for OTAs.

Kelce missed his entire rookie season due to microfracture surgery, but is on track to be cleared for the Chiefs' offseason program. The 63rd overall pick in last April's draft, Kelce is a strong candidate to overtake Anthony Fasano for the starting tight end job in 2014.
Mar 1 - 6:01 PM

If healthy, Travis Kelce (knee) is expected to get "plenty of playing time" in 2014.

Kelce's rookie season was wiped out by microfracture surgery. If he can get back to 100 percent, he brings unique "move" skills to the Chiefs that Anthony Fasano and Sean McGrath can't. During the offseason and training camp, beat writer Adam Teicher noticed Kelce lining up all over the formation and showing "he could get down the field to make catches more like a wide receiver than a tight end." It's a situation worth monitoring closely. The 63rd overall pick in last April's draft, Kelce is a player to target in Dynasty trades.
Feb 10 - 10:48 AM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey expects 2014 to be a "big year" for TE Travis Kelce.

"This will be a big year for him coming up," Dorsey said. "It will be good for him to move forward and it will be good for us just to show everybody why we drafted him in the third round." Kelce, the 63rd pick in last April's draft, basically missed his entire rookie season after undergoing microfracture surgery. It's a tough injury to come back from, but the Chiefs still have high hopes for Kelce. He should compete with Anthony Fasano for the starting job this summer.
Jan 17 - 12:22 PM

Chiefs placed TE Travis Kelce on injured reserve with a right knee injury, ending his season.

Kelce underwent microfracture knee surgery Tuesday after missing the first five weeks. He'll finish his rookie season without appearing in any games. A third-round pick, Kelce will compete for the starting tight end job in 2014.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Chiefs rookie TE Travis Kelce's Tuesday knee surgery was a microfracture procedure.

Kelce had several setbacks after suffering a "bone bruise" on his right knee in training camp. The surgery apparently isn't a major microfracture because the Chiefs haven't yet ruled Kelce out for the year, though that's almost certainly coming. "This is an injury that people get better from," Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said. "He's a young guy and has a healthy knee."
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 12:54:00 PM

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday.

Kelce never got over the bone bruise he sustained in the preseason, turning his rookie season into a lost year. The Associated Press suggests he could be placed on injured reserve. It's a disappointing turn of events for Kelce, a physically imposing third-round pick that had a major chance with only Anthony Fasano ahead of him on the depth chart. Kelce remains a hold in deeper Dynasty formats.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Anthony Fasano (ankle/knee) is listed as questionable, leaving Sean McGrath as the favorite for tight end duties in Kansas City against Tennessee.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 05:29:00 PM

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