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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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Travis Kelce caught 4-of-6 targets for 49 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota.
Kelce did mix in with the first-team offense, but he's still pretty clearly behind Anthony Fasano on the depth chart. The Chiefs need to change that quick to maximize their offensive talent. Through three preseason affairs, Kelce has reeled in 10-of-13 targets for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He's still only a TE2 in re-draft leagues, but is an elite long-term Dynasty prospect. Aug 23 - 11:33 PM

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Travis Kelce secured 4-of-4 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' second preseason game Sunday night.

Kelce mixed in with the first-team offense in two-tight end sets, but opened the game behind Anthony Fasano. Ultimately playing with both the first and second teams, Kelce's night was quiet until Aaron Murray found him for a 43-yard touchdown on a seam route, at the end of which Kelce physically dominated a Panthers defensive back en route to the end zone. Through two preseason games, Kelce has reeled in 6-of-7 targets for 136 yards (22.7 YPR) and two touchdowns. He remains a high-ceiling TE2 target in fantasy drafts.
Aug 17 - 10:48 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher said second-year TE Travis Kelce is unlikely to replace Anthony Fasano in the starting lineup.

Teicher was quick to add it "wouldn't surprise" him if Kelce led the duo in catches. An eight-year veteran, Fasano has the experience and blocking ability to hold off the talented sophomore, but Kelce has the pass catching talent the Chiefs' offense is desperate for. Both players should find their way onto the field often this season. Kelce is a TE2 with upside.
Aug 9 - 9:06 AM

After watching tape of the Chiefs' preseason opener, coach Andy Reid mentioned second-year TE Travis Kelce as a "standout" in the game.

It's a sign that Kelce's explosive playmaking ability could earn him more chances with the first team after he predominately ran with the twos on Thursday night. With no clear No. 2 wideout on Kansas City's roster, Kelce is a sophomore breakout candidate. He's not a TE1, but is a TE2 to target in the late rounds.
Aug 8 - 1:13 PM

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught two passes for 73 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's preseason opener against Cincinnati.

Kelce made the play of the night on a 69-yard touchdown catch from Chase Daniel, showing blazing speed for a 6-foot-5, 260-pound man. A physical blocker as well, Kelce remains one of our favorite TE2 sleepers with no clear No. 2 wide receiver in Kansas City. His big play should earn him more opportunities.
Aug 7 - 11:06 PM

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

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

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4Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
5Joe McKnight
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Jordan Campbell
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Frankie Hammond
3Albert Wilson
4Kyle Williams
5Mark Harrison
WR21Donnie Avery
2Junior Hemingway
3A.J. Jenkins
4Fred Williams
WR31Junior Hemingway
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Demetrius Harris
4Richard Gordon
K1Ryan Succop
2Cairo Santos