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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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Travis Kelce (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 9.
Kelce has been playing through a rib issue, but it shouldn't impact his snaps. He's a TE1 with scoring upside against a Jets' secondary that's allowed seven pass touchdowns over the last two games. Oct 31 - 6:33 PM

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Travis Kelce (ribs) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

It's a similar routine to the one he followed in Week 8 before suiting up. Going up against a Jets defense that bleeds passing touchdowns, Kelce is a strong bet to find the end zone.
Oct 30 - 5:18 PM

Travis Kelce (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Chiefs also limited Kelce last week with his rib injury. There aren't any concerns about his status for Sunday's game against the Jets. Kelce is a boom-or-bust TE1 for Week 9.
Oct 29 - 5:31 PM

Travis Kelce caught four passes for 45 yards in the Chiefs' Week 8 beatdown of the Rams.

Kelce was targeted a team-high six times, along with Dwayne Bowe. He showed impressive YAC ability, shaking a couple Rams defenders out of their cleats on two occasions. Kelce was also stopped at the one-inch line in the second quarter before Jamaal Charles got the goal-line carry for the touchdown. Kelce remains a situational role player in Andy Reid's offense, but is still a boom-or-bust TE1. He'll be a recommended play against the Jets' inept pass defense next week.
Oct 26 - 5:37 PM

Travis Kelce (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 8.

Kelce was limited in practice all week, but will be in the lineup Sunday against the Rams. Despite enormous talent, Kansas City has kept a snap count on Kelce after he underwent microfracture surgery during his rookie year.
Oct 24 - 3:46 PM

Travis Kelce (ribs) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Kelce's availability for Sunday's game against the Rams doesn't appear to be in doubt. His status will be worth double-checking, but owners can keep Kelce plugged in as a boom-or-bust TE1.
Oct 23 - 5:56 PM

Travis Kelce (ribs) was limited in Chiefs' practice Wednesday.

Kelce is day to day with rib soreness. It's not something that should sideline him for Week 8, but could impact his snap count. Kelce's status will be updated again on Thursday.
Oct 22 - 6:35 PM

Travis Kelce played on 40-of-75 snaps in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

The 53.3 percent rate is actually less than what Kelce had played over the previous three weeks (59.1 percent). It confirms that the Chiefs did not come out of the bye with an emphasis on featuring Kelce more, as he had zero first-half targets and finished with just 4-33-0. Owners need to stop banging their heads against a brick wall and expecting Andy Reid to unleash Kelce fully -- it's clear that's not in the immediate plans, especially after an excellent road win. He'll be a boom-or-bust TE1 against the Rams in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 11:53 AM

Travis Kelce caught 4-of-4 targets for 33 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers.

Kelce had a fifth grab wiped out by an offensive pass interference call on Anthony Fasano. Kelce ripped off back-to-back gains of 16 and eight yards on the Chiefs' game-winning drive, but was bafflingly limited to just two targets beforehand. It was confounding usage from coach Andy Reid, who watched Junior Hemingway and Dwayne Bowe commit brutal drops, and A.J. Jenkins display stunningly-little awareness. Kelce is the Chiefs' most-effective pass catcher not named Jamaal Charles, but until Reid starts utilizing him as such, he'll remain a boom-or-bust TE1.
Oct 19 - 8:08 PM

Travis Kelce played on 31-of-52 snaps (59.6 percent) in Sunday's loss at San Francisco.

Kelce's breakout performance last Monday night did not yield a bump in usage. He ran just 19 pass routes and saw three targets, securing two of them in a difficult matchup with Patrick Willis. Luckily for owners, one of those catches went for a touchdown. It's a reminder that although Kelce is a true beast, he's not yet a threat for top-3 tight end status because the Chiefs coaches won't fully unleash him.
Oct 6 - 9:27 AM

Travis Kelce caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's Week 5 loss to the 49ers.

Kelce scored a two-yard touchdown to cap off Kansas City's opening drive before bafflingly drawing only two more targets the rest of the afternoon. He drew half as many looks as Anthony Fasano, who was the target on Alex Smith's game-ending interception. Although Kelce's usage has been frustrating, his upside remains through the roof. His floor, meanwhile, isn't so shabby either, as he's now scored in three-straight games. Kelce will return as a TE1 following the Chiefs' Week 6 bye.
Oct 5 - 7:54 PM

Travis Kelce caught eight passes for 93 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 41-14, Week 4 demolishing of the Patriots on Monday night.

Kelce was targeted a team-high nine times while only playing about 50 percent of the snaps. He dominated the first half, doing the bulk of his damage before the break and looking like his tight end counterpart across the field, Rob Gronkowski. A healthy Gronkowski before all the injuries, that is. Kelce was a man among boys, running around the Patriots' slow-footed linebackers and undersized safeties with ease. He can do so much damage post-catch with stiff-arms and by just plowing over defenders. We'd like to see the Chiefs play Kelce even more, but we're not complaining right now. He's a focal point of the pass offense and is seeing enough targets to lock himself in as a TE1. Through four games, Kelce is on pace for a 72-1,036-8 receiving line.
Sep 29 - 11:25 PM

Travis Kelce played on 47-of-72 snaps (65.2 percent) in Sunday's win at Miami.

It's up from 19 Week 1 snaps for Kelce and 32 snaps in Week 2. It shows that the Chiefs are seeing the truly special abilities their second-year tight end has, even if he was only targeted four times against the Dolphins. With his role increasing heading into a Week 4 Monday Night home game against the Patriots, Kelce is bordering on TE1 status. He's turned 15 targets into a 10-166-1 line this season.
Sep 22 - 9:42 AM

Travis Kelce caught 3-of-4 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

We're not entirely sure of Kelce's snap count, but it seemed to rise considerably this week, and he was consistently involved in red-zone packages. He showed off his impressive speed on a 20-yard TD sprint, beating several Dolphins defenders to the pylon. Seemingly on the verge of a monster game, Kelce has entered the low-end TE1 realm. The Chiefs play New England in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 7:37 PM

Travis Kelce played on 32-of-86 snaps in Sunday's loss at Denver.

Andy Reid realized he made a mistake by only using Kelce on 18-of-58 snaps in Week 1. This time, he called far more "12" sets and Kelce responded by going 4-81-0 on six targets. "He's young," Reid said afterward. "We've just got to keep him coming, but he sure had some nice plays." It's obvious that if the Chiefs are going to move the ball, Kelce is going to need to be a big part of it. His time as a TE1 is coming sooner rather than later.
Sep 15 - 10:14 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2De'Anthony Thomas
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Frankie Hammond
3Albert Wilson
WR21A.J. Jenkins
2Junior Hemingway
3Donnie Avery
WR31Frankie Hammond
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Demetrius Harris
K1Cairo Santos