Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 1/30/22 7:33 PM

Kelce caught 10 of 11 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce was Kansas City's leader in targets, catches and receiving yards, producing yet another superb playoff performance. He racked up at least 95 receiving yards in all six of Kansas City's playoff games over the past two seasons while scoring six touchdowns in those contests. The tight end's five-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter gave the Chiefs a 14-3 lead, but the Bengals stormed back from an 11-point halftime deficit to pull off the upset. Coming off a sixth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving campaign, Kelce is poised to remain one of the league's most productive tight ends next season.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Mon 1/24/22 2:07 AM

Kelce caught eight of nine targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-36 overtime win over Buffalo.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce saved his biggest contributions for last in this one. The tight end's 25-yard catch-and-run in the final seconds of the fourth quarter set up Harrison Butker's fame-tying 49-yard field goal as time expired. The Chiefs got the ball first in overtime, and Kelce ended it eight plays later with an eight-yard touchdown catch. He's a key cog in a brilliant Kansas City offense that should maintain its productive ways in the AFC Championship Game against the Bengals.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Mon 1/17/22 1:26 AM

Kelce corralled five of seven targets for 108 yards and a touchdown Sunday, adding a two-yard passing touchdown on his lone pass attempt in a 42-21 win over the Steelers.
EDGE Analysis
Patrick Mahomes and Kelce were in sync as usual, and the latter even vultured a passing touchdown. The star tight end will face a stiff test in the AFC divisional round, as the Bills have surrendered the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends all season. However, Kelce did relatively well in a Week 5 matchup between the clubs, going for six catches on 10 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown. He should, rightfully, register as the priciest tight end to roster in DFS formats next week.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sat 1/8/22 8:55 PM

Kelce recorded four receptions on five targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-24 win over Denver.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce was involved early in the game, as he capped Kansas City's opening drive with a three-yard touchdown reception. Otherwise, he was limited in impact, though he did log a pair of 12-yard catches. Though Kelce has been limited to under 50 receiving yards in four of his last five games, he's also also found the end zone on four occasions in his last three contests. All told, Kelce closes the regular season having topped 1,000 yards for the seventh consecutive season, though it was his worst production since 2017.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 1/2/22 4:43 PM

Kelce caught five of seven targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Bengals. He had minus-1 yard on one rushing attempt.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce scored from three yards out in the first quarter and came inches from scoring his second touchdown of the game in the second. He was ruled just short and Darrel Williams scored on the ground on the next play. After looking unstoppable in the first half en route to a 28-17 lead, the entire Chiefs offense struggled in the second half as Cincinnati came back to end Kansas City's winning streak at eight games. With the top seed in the AFC still up for grabs, Kelce and the rest of the Chiefs stars should see their usual heavy workload in Week 18 against the Broncos.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Wed 12/29/21 5:08 PM

Kelce (illness) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report after being removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
EDGE Analysis
A full practice at the beginning of the week suggests Kelce may be on track for his normal workload after missing the Chiefs' Week 16 win over Pittsburgh. Teammate Tyreek Hill played only 42 percent of snaps in Sunday's win after recovering from COVID-19, but Kelce will have had more time to rest and regain his strength before the upcoming matchup with Cincinnati on Sunday.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Wed 12/29/21 1:40 PM

Kelce (undisclosed) is on track to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list and practice Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
It puts Kelce on track for Sunday's game against the Bengals, following his absence from a win over the Steelers on Sunday. Most of his vacated snaps went to backup tight end Noah Gray, but wide receivers Byron Pringle and Mecole Hardman did most of the damage with Kelce out and Tyreek Hill playing limited snaps. Kelce should have time to ramp up before Sunday, assuming all goes well in practice Wednesday.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 12/26/21 10:07 AM

The Chiefs downgraded Kelce (not injury related) from questionable to out in advance of Sunday's game against the Steelers.
EDGE Analysis
Though the Chiefs reinstated Kelce from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, the transaction was made with the hope that he would fully clear the NFL's return-to-play COVID-19 protocols ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, as of Sunday morning, Kelce was either still symptomatic of the virus or was unable to submit a second consecutive negative test result, so the star tight end will be sidelined for the first time this season. Blake Bell, Noah Gray and Nakia Griffin-Stewart are the Chiefs' available options at tight end, but none of the three is likely to take on the massive role in the passing game that Kelce typically handles.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 12/26/21 9:18 AM

Kelce (illness), who remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, won't be available for the contest after he was unable to clear the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocols, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Though Kansas City reinstated Kelce from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, the team only made the transaction so he would be on the 53-man roster and therefore eligible to play if he cleared the protocol Sunday morning. Kelce either hasn't tested negative twice at least 24 hours apart or is still experiencing symptoms of the virus, so he'll be forced to miss his first game of the season. The Chiefs will officially confirm Kelce as out with the release of their inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Look for a combination of Blake Bell and Noah Gray to cover most of the snaps at tight end in Kelce's stead.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sat 12/25/21 4:19 PM

The Chiefs have activated Kelce (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 reserve list and added him to the team's injury report as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Kelce has yet to clear COVID protocols, but the Chiefs are holding out hope that he may gain clearance ahead of Sunday's 4:25 ET game against the Steelers. If that doesn't happen, Kelce can then be made inactive by the team. Next up for the team's TE looks if Kelce isn't available Sunday are Blake Bell and Noah Gray.