|Date of Birth:||10/05/1989|
|Drafted:||2013 | Round 3 | Pick 63|
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The Chiefs are signing Travis Kelce to a long-term extension, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says the extension is at least five years, which is a bit of a surprise considering the All-Pro tight end will turn 31 in October. Still, he's one of the game's top offensive weapons, and Kansas City is doing what they can to keep a familiar supporting cast around Patrick Mahomes for the future. It will be interesting to see how the contract numbers stack up against George Kittle, but the new deal has no real impact for Kelce from a fantasy perspective—he will again be worth considering in the second round of all formats.
Travis Kelce (hamstring) has return for the Chiefs.
Kelce missed the first drive of the second half while he was in the locker room dealing with his hamstring issue, but he's back out there after appearing to perhaps talk head coach Andy Reid into putting him back into the game. Kelce has three touchdowns already this afternoon.
Travis Kelce (hamstring) is officially questionable to return for the Chiefs.
Kelce was out for the entire first second-half drive for Kansas City, and this explains it. The star tight end scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to help the Chiefs come back and go ahead after a 24-0 hole, so his presence is obviously huge in this Divisional Round game.
Travis Kelce (knee) is officially active for the Divisional Round.
Kelce is said to be dealing with an IT band issue, but he was not going to miss today's playoff matchup against the Texans. Expect Kelce to look like his usual self with an AFC Championship Game berth on the line.
Travis Kelce (knee) is officially listed as questionable for the Divisional Round.
Kelce is fully expected to be ready to go for Sunday's matchup against the Texans, but it's notable that he's drawing a questionable tag entering the weekend. The star tight end probably isn't quite at 100%, but it would take a lot to keep him out of the postseason.
Travis Kelce is ready to go at the start of training camp.
Kelce missed all of offseason training because of ankle surgery, but he’s at full strength to start training camp. The All-Pro tight end has shown he can put up wide-receiver-like numbers, and he should undoubtedly be one of the top players off the board at his position in fantasy drafts this summer.
Travis Kelce recently underwent ankle surgery, according to NFL Network.
Mike Garafolo said it’s a “cleanup” procedure, but Kelce will miss most—if not all—of OTAs. That said, this sounds relatively minor, and Kelce is fully expected to be ready for training camp. As of now, fantasy owners should have no reason to downgrade or be worried about the superstar tight end.
Travis Kelce scores in AFC Championship Game.
Kelce caught a red-zone touchdown where he high-pointed the ball on a post route, something he's done a lot throughout his career. But overall, the Patriots did a good job of limiting the All-Pro tight end in the Chiefs' conference title game loss. Kelce had three receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown total. Heading into the 2019 season, Kelce will obviously be squarely in the debate for top fantasy tight end—a discussion that's likely to include George Kittle and potentially Zach Ertz.
Travis Kelce leads the Chiefs in Divisional Round receiving.
Kelce caught seven passes for 108 yards in the playoff victory over the Colts. The All-Pro tight end was a reliable target for Patrick Mahomes throughout the game, and he had a long reception of 30 yards. He was also open for a potential touchdown on a deep corner route, but Mahomes' throw was off-target. Kelce will obviously be a big key in the AFC title game next weekend.
Travis Kelce caught five passes for 62 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Kelce was targeted a team-high nines times and was able to break the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, but George Kittle simultaneously did the same and ended up easily taking the crown. Kelce's regular season ends with 103 receptions for 1,336 yards (13.0 average) and ten touchdowns, all of which were a new career-high. The Chiefs will hope for big contributions from their star tight end in the playoffs.
Travis Kelce catches five passes against the Seahawks.
Kelce gained 54 yards on his five receptions in the Chiefs’ Week 16 loss. The Seahawks did a nice job of limiting Kelce throughout the night, but look for him to bounce back in the regular season finale next week against a Raiders team he had a 12/168/2 line against a few weeks ago.
Travis Kelce contained in loss to the Chargers.
Kelce caught seven passes for 61 yards, but he is still without a touchdown in ten career games against Los Angeles, who has given him more trouble than anyone. The All-Pro tight end carries a career-best 93/1,220/10 line into the fantasy championship. Consider him a high-end TE1 in Seattle next Sunday night.
Travis Kelce scores in Chiefs' win.
Kelce caught a corner route for his touchdown early in the game, and the Ravens did a relatively good job of containing the All-Pro tight end for much of the game after that. Overall, Kelce had seven receptions (on nine targets) for 77 yards and a touchdown, so it was yet another strong showing and one fantasy owners will be happy with to open the playoffs. Next up, Kelce has a tough matchup against a Chargers team that shut him down in Week 1, but he's too good not to have in fantasy lineups.
Travis Kelce goes off in Chiefs' Week 13 victory.
Kelce caught 12 passes (on 13 targets) for 168 yards and two touchdowns, along with a lost fumble, against the Raiders. Both scores came by the goal line—first on a zig route and then on a more traditional out route—but he gashed Oakland throughout the afternoon. He nearly had a third touchdown on a long pass, but a replay review ruled that he was touched while his knee was down after making the leaping catch down the field. Kelce will look to keep the momentum going heading into the fantasy playoffs and a matchup against the Ravens next week. He'll obviously remain an elite TE1 option in lineups after two consecutive games with 10+ receptions, 125+ yards, and a touchdown.
Travis Kelce scores in Week 11.
Kelce had a big game in the third-highest-scoring game in NFL history, catching ten passes (on a team-high 15 targets) for 127 yards and one touchdown against the Rams. The touchdown was inside the five-yard line on a little rub route that got him free for an easy pitch-and-catch. The 127 yards are Kelce's highest receiving total of the season, and he'll look to keep it going after Kansas City's Week 12 bye.
Travis Kelce catches six passes in Week 10.
Kelce gained 46 yards on his six receptions against the Cardinals. This was Kelce's first game since Week 1 without at least 50 yards receiving, but he'll look to have a bigger game next week against the Rams in a matchup with a ton of scoring potential.
Travis Kelce scores twice in Chiefs' win.
Kelce led Kansas City in receptions, receiving yardage, receiving touchdowns, and targets against the Browns, catching seven passes (on nine targets) for 99 yards and two touchdowns. Both scores were on throws to the front of the end zone on routes to the post. Kelce is in the midst of his best season as a pro, and he is obviously an elite TE1 option next week against the Cardinals.
Travis Kelce scores against the Broncos.
Kelce drew a team-high ten targets in the Chiefs' Week 8 win, catching six passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. The score came on an in-breaking route in the red zone. Through half the season, Kelce is on pace for 88 receptions, 1,284 yards, and eight touchdowns, which would all set or match career-highs.
Travis Kelce leads Chiefs in receiving as they blow out the Bengals, 45-10.
Kelce caught five-of-five targets for 95 yards. The explosive tight end hasn't found the end zone since Week 4, but he's due to return there soon enough, and there's a good chance it happens next Sunday against the Broncos. If Rob Gronkowski (back) misses another game, Kelce probably has a slight edge on Zach Ertz as the top play for Week 8.
Travis Kelce caught five passes for 61 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots.
Kelce was second on the team with nine targets and turned in a solid performance, but New England simply refused to let him beat them with Dont’a Hightower and other defenders often chipping him at the line of scrimmage. The star tight end gets an easier matchup next Sunday night against the Bengals, so keep him rolling as a clear top-three option at the shallowest position around.
Travis Kelce hits 100 yards in Week 5.
Kelce had five receptions (on eight targets) for 100 yards in the win over the Jaguars. Kelce continues to play very well since his one-catch Week 1, and this makes it four straight weeks with at least five receptions and 100 yards or a touchdown. The Patriots limited Kelce to five receptions for 40 yards in last year's opening game matchup, but he's obviously an excellent TE1 option against them for Week 6.
Travis Kelce scores in Chiefs' win.
The connection between Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes started off slow against the Broncos, but they got things going in the second half and at the end of the game. Kelce caught a key fourth-quarter touchdown on a quick screen pass at the goal line, putting the Chiefs within one possession in the win. Overall, Kelce caught seven passes (on 12 targets) for 78 yards and a touchdown. He's on pace for 92 receptions, 1,228 yards, and 12 touchdowns through four games this season.
Travis Kelce goes over 100 yards in Week 3.
Kelce was targeted a team-high ten times against the Niners, catching eight passes for 114 yards. This was a tough matchup against San Francisco's linebackers, but Kelce was again simply a beast. After a six-yard Week 1, Kelce has had over 100 yards in each of the last two games. He obviously must remain in Week 4 fantasy lineups when the Chiefs take on the Broncos.
Travis Kelce scores twice against the Steelers.
After a one-catch Week 1, Kelce led the Chiefs in all receiving categories in Week 2, catching seven-of-ten targets for 109 yards and two touchdowns. The two scores were throws deep down the seam, with Kelce wide-open for both of them. Hopefully no one overreacted after a down opening game, as Kelce remains an elite option behind Rob Gronkowski at TE.
Travis Kelce held in check as Chiefs defeat the Chargers, 38-28.
Kelce caught just one pass for six yards, as Los Angeles has done a nice job containing him since last year. Fortunately for Kansas City, Tyreek Hill and others went off, and that could open things up for Kelce in Week 2. He should be considered a top-three tight end play against the Steelers.
Travis Kelce (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.
Kelce couldn't get cleared after he took a big hit to the helmet late in the first half, and he officially has a concussion and won't be back for the game. If Kansas City is able to hold on against the Titans and advance to the Divisional Round, Kelce will have seven or eight days to get cleared to face the Patriots or Steelers. Before leaving, Kelce had four receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming on a 13-yard fade type of route from his tight end position.
Travis Kelce heads to locker room after taking hit to the head.
Kelce just took a big hit with under two minutes to go in the first half of the Wild Card game against the Titans, and it appears he's headed to concussion protocol. The star tight end was very wobbly when he got up from the hit, so it might be a stretch to expect him to return today. Hopefully we get some good news, but we'll update you Kelce's status as more information becomes available.
Travis Kelce scores in Chiefs' win.
Kelce was targeted eight times in Kansas City's Week 16 victory, catching four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. The score was on a route to the post where Kelce used his big frame to go up and get the pass from Alex Smith. The great tight end might not be in the lineup for Week 17 if Andy Reid opts to rest his starters, so his status is something to keep an eye on.
Travis Kelce caught six passes for 46 yards in Saturday night win over the Chargers.
Kelce was held to one yard in the first meeting between Kansas City and Los Angeles, so it could have been worse for fantasy owners. The talented tight end should bounce back in a a great matchup with the Dolphins on Christmas Eve, and he will be an elite TE1 for Week 16.
Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 74 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Kelce also had a touchdown called back on a penalty, but it was still a quality day with the Chiefs easily handling Oakland. The star tight end was held to one yard earlier this season against the Chargers, but it would be shocking if he wasn't better than that on Saturday night against them. He obviously needs to be in lineups with fantasy playoffs on the line.
Travis Kelce scores twice against the Jets.
Kelce got off to about as hot of a start as possible in the Week 13 loss, catching two early touchdowns—one on a deep corner route and one on a deep route where he got behind the defense. In the first quarter, Kelce had three receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns, but the Jets did an excellent job of limiting him after that. Overall, Kelce ended up with four receptions for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Next week, the All-Pro tight end gets an Oakland team that he scored against in Week 7.
Travis Kelce catches three passes against the Bills.
Kelce gained 39 yards on his three receptions (four targets), with a long of 25 yards on a pass deep down the field in the second half. He did appear to be wide-open deep down the field for a potential touchdown in the game, but Alex Smith didn't look his way. The All-Pro tight end should bounce back with a bigger performance in Week 13 against the Jets.
Travis Kelce goes over 100 yards against the Giants.
Kelce caught eight of 14 targets for 109 yards in Kansas City's loss, as he went over 100 yards for the fourth time this season in what might've been his best matchup of the year versus the Giants. Kelce also threw an interception on a trick play where he actually launched a perfect spiral deep down the field (but it was easily intercepted). The All-Pro tight end will remain an elite option against the Bills in Week 12.
Travis Kelce puts up 7/73/1 line in loss to the Cowboys.
Kelce led the team in all receiving categories, as he was the main source of offense in the Chiefs' worst game of the season. Fantasy owners will need to look elsewhere at tight end with Kansas City heading into their bye week, but Kelce should dominate the Giants in Week 11.
Travis Kelce plays great against the Broncos.
Kelce played lights versus Denver yet again, as he caught seven of ten targets for 133 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' Monday night win. The All-Pro tight end did a lot of his damage early in the game, picking up chunk yardage including his touchdown on a 29-yard sluggo route in the first quarter. Through eight games, Kelce is on pace for 88 receptions for 1,112 yards and eight touchdowns, which would be an even better season than his huge 2016.
Travis Kelce catches touchdown against Oakland.
Kelce caught four of five targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Thursday night loss. He was relatively quiet for much of the night in a game where Alex Smith threw for 342 yards, but the touchdown was a great leaping catch on a nice corner route by Kelce. The All-Pro tight end totaled 19 receptions, 261 yards, and a touchdown combined in the two games against Denver, his next opponent, last season.
Travis Kelce caught four passes for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Kelce hasn't been very consistent this year, as he has three big games with three quiet games, but he should have a huge one against Oakland on Thursday night. Kelce is with Zach Ertz in the elite tier behind Rob Gronkowski.
Update: Travis Kelce (concussion) was a full participant in practice today.
He was said to have cleared a step in protocol and would be limited, but it looks like he might be fully cleared with his full participation. Expect him out there on Sunday against the Steelers as an elite TE1 option.
Travis Kelce (concussion) was limited in practice today.
Kelce is advancing through the concussion protocol and took a step toward being fully cleared. It hopefully will only be a matter of time before Kelce is fully out of concussion protocol, but be sure to check in on his status. The official injury report for Sunday's game will be released tomorrow.
Travis Kelce (concussion) did not practice today.
Kelce likely did not get far enough in concussion protocol to practice yet. He still has a few days to get cleared ahead of Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Travis Kelce doesn't return after being evaluated for a concussion.
Before leaving, Kelce was having a monster game, catching eight of 11 targets for 98 yards. Kelce has until next Sunday to get cleared of his concussion if he does have one, and he'd be an top-two TE option against the Steelers if active.
Travis Kelce is being evaluated for a concussion.
Kelce is having a big night against the Texans, and his team is up 23-7. Hopefully it's not too bad and the All-Pro tight end is able to get back out there.
Travis Kelce goes over 100 yards in Week 4 win.
Kelce caught seven of eight targets for 111 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins. His long reception was of 32 yards, where he ran a route down the middle of the field and Alex Smith hit him with a perfect pass, then the touchdown came on a post route where Kelce made a strong catch in the end zone. Through four games, Kelce is on pace for 84 receptions, 1,020 yards, and eight touchdowns. He's probably behind Gronk as the best tight end option each week.
Travis Kelce held to one catch in Week 3 win.
And it went for just one yard. It was obviously a disappointing day for the talented tight end, but he should bounce back in a big way against Washington next Monday night. He's still the top option not named Gronkowski at the position.
Travis Kelce scores key fourth-quarter touchdown in Chiefs' Week 2 win.
The star tight end had eight receptions (on ten targets) for 103 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. The touchdown came on another shuffle pass from Alex Smith, as Kelce ran then leaped and went airborne at about the five-yard line and easily soared into the end zone. Kelce's long reception of the day was for 44 yards on a go-route where he shook Malcolm Jenkins at the line of scrimmage. He did get a head case unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, his second 15-yarder in two weeks—which made a normally calm Andy Reid infuriated on the sideline. Still, it's pretty clear Kelce is a top-two tight end along with Rob Gronkowski.
Travis Kelce catches five passes in Week 1 win over the Pats.
It's clear the Patriots did not want to allow Kelce to beat them, as he was doubled on many plays and wasn't allowed to catch his usual shallow crossing routes. The Chiefs still got the ball in Kelce's hands with a few shuffle passes, and he had five receptions for 40 yards total in the game. Kelce has another difficult matchup in Week 2 against the Eagles, but he's still a top-five option at tight end.
Travis Kelce is not listed on the Week 1 injury report.
After two straight limited practices, Kelce was listed as a full participant today. Despite facing a Patriots team that might try and take him away, Kelce is a top-five TE option in fantasy lineups this week.
Travis Kelce (calf) was a limited participant in practice today.
He was also limited yesterday, but there is zero concern about Kelce's status for Thursday's season opener against New England. Kelce could be someone we see on the injury report with limited practices a lot this season, but he'll remain a top tight end option each week.
Travis Kelce catches one pass for nine yards in exhibition against Seattle.
He and the Chiefs starters played the first half of the third preseason game. Kelce did also have a drop over the middle that he potentially could have taken for a first down. It'd be a shock if Kelce played in the team's final preseason game next Thursday, as the focus is one two Thursdays from now when Kansas City opens the season against New England. It's possible the top two tight ends—Kelce and Rob Gronkowski—are on the field for that game.
Travis Kelce plays in Chiefs' second preseason game.
Kelce caught a 36-yard pass from Alex Smith on his lone target of the game. It's great to see Kelce out there after he battled some knee swelling. There shouldn't be much concern in drafting Kelce as your TE1 because of the knee issue.
Travis Kelce might practice this week.
Kelce has missed several practices with knee swelling, but head coach Andy Reid said of Kelce, safety Eric Berry, and defensive tackle Bennie Logan: "They are close. (They will) potentially get some work this next week, we’ll just see how it goes. They’ve got a big rehab session (Saturday), so we’ll see." We'll find out more next week, but the Chiefs probably are not going to rush Kelce back and would prefer his knee swelling to become a non-issue.
Travis Kelce had swelling in his knee, head coach Andy Reid said.
The star tight end didn't practice today, but Reid said "he'll be fine." There's no reason to be too alarmed yet, but it's unclear what's causing the swelling. Kelce has appeared in 48 straight games for the Chiefs.
Andy Reid says the Chiefs can use tight end Travis Kelce in more ways.
The Chiefs head coach said Kelce probably won't get more playing time, but will get more work with different variations in the passing game. Reid said Kelce "can basically do everything a wide receiver can do," which gives them some flexibility; so maybe we'll see Kelce split out wide even more this season. Near the goal line is another area Reid indicated Kelce can be used more and "keep staying creative with it." Kelce has at least 850 yards over the last three seasons, and his receptions and yardage have increased in each. With number one receiver Jeremy Maclin gone, Kelce could take yet another step forward in 2017. He's currently going behind Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed as the third fantasy tight end off the board in fantasy drafts.
Andy Reid said there's a "pretty good chance" Travis Kelce is ready for training camp.
Kelce hasn't been participating in offseason activities after he underwent offseason shoulder surgery. It shouldn't be a problem for his regular season status, and it'd be great if he was ready for the start of training camp. Kelce is clearly a top three fantasy tight end.
Travis Kelce catches five passes for 77 yards in playoff defeat.
Kelce had a key drop on a deep ball, then followed it up with a personal foul, which hurt Kansas City in the long run of a close game. Kelce had an awesome season, living up to his baby/mini Gronk nickname given to him by some. He will clearly be in the conversation to be the second tight end selected in 2017 fantasy drafts, behind Gronkowski.
Travis Kelce catches only one pass for eight yards in Week 17.
He just wasn't a big part of the gameplan this week. Kelce still ends his monster season with 85 receptions for 1,125 yards and four touchdowns. Mini Gronk will be a difference maker in the playoffs for Kansas City.
Travis Kelce sets career-high in receiving yards.
Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, including an 80-yard touchdown, against the Broncos. He was great all game long, and no one on Denver could cover him throughout the game. The 80-yarder was on a screen pass that Kelce got excellent blocking on and he just ran up the right sideline for a touchdown. With Rob Gronkowski injured, Travis Kelce a.k.a. "mini Gronk" is likely a lock for First Team All-Pro.
Travis Kelce doesn't break record for consecutive 100-yard games for a tight end.
Kelce came into the game with four straight games of over 100 yards, tied with Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham as the only tight ends to do so, but he had three catches for 41 yards against the Titans, breaking the streak. The return of number one receiver Jeremy Maclin (8 targets) may put a slight dent into Kelce's fantasy value. Kelce gets the Broncos next, and will be a good TE1 after he went over 100 yards against them in the first matchup.
Travis Kelce goes over 100 yards for the fourth straight game.
Four straight games with 100 receiving yards has only been done twice—three times now—in NFL history (by Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham). Kelce got a team-high eight targets and caught five of them for 101 yards. His biggest play might have been a 34-yard catch and run on a short pass that Alex Smith put right on the money. Kelce just out ran his man after he caught it. Kelce is obviously extremely hard to cover, and he can become the first tight end in NFL history with five straight games over 100 yards if he does it next week against Tennessee. Of course he needs to be in your lineup for that matchup.
Travis Kelce has another big day as Chiefs top Falcons 29-28.
Kelce caught all of his eight targets for 140 yards, good for an average of 17.5 yards per catch. With Jeremy Maclin (groin) out, Kelce has been the clear focal-point of the passing attack. Now that Rob Gronkowski (back) is done for the season, Kelce might be the top tight end option in fantasy football.
Travis Kelce snatches eight of fifteen targets in win over Denver.
Kelce had eight catches for 101 yards. Cris Collinsworth raved about Kelce’s route running on multiple occasions throughout the game. With Jeremy Maclin out, Kelce has been the no-doubt number one target for Alex Smith. Even when Maclin returns, Kelce will be a solid TE1.
Travis Kelce leads Chiefs’ in receiving on Sunday.
The Bucs beat the Chiefs 19-17, but Kelce caught seven passes for 106 yards. The Broncos have been stung by tight ends at times this season, but Kelce will be more of a midrange TE1 next week in Denver whether or not Jeremy Maclin (groin) returns.
Kelce doesn't capitalize in favorable spot.
On a day where the Chiefs were down and threw 38 times, Kelce caught just 3 passes for 31 yards. All the more frustrating for fantasy owners, the Panthers have been beaten by opposing tight ends this season, but it was still a quiet day for Kelce. Hopefully he can be better next week in another good matchup.