Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 1/3/21 3:56 PM

Though Kelce is not among Kansas City's Week 17 inactives, per Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star, ESPN's Adam Teicher relays that he hasn't seen the tight end in uniform during warmups.
EDGE Analysis
In addition to five players previously ruled out due to injuries, Kansas City elected to deem QB Patrick Mahomes and safety Tyrann Mathieu inactive Sunday. However, with the team having clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed and a first-round bye, Teope notes that it would be surprising if a number of key players such as Kelce, who were not listed as inactive Sunday, saw extended action in the contest. Teicher's report suggests that Kelce may be rested as a precaution, along with Mahomes. In such a scenario, added Week 17 tight end snaps would be available for Nick Keizer and Deon Yelder.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Fri 1/1/21 1:58 PM

Kelce is a candidate to be rested in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chargers after dealing with some nagging injuries in recent weeks, Dave Skretta of the Associated Press reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce isn't listed on the Chiefs' Week 17 injury report and would likely play without any restrictions in a normal scenario, but Kansas City has already locked up the AFC's No. 1 seed, and head coach Andy Reid has stated that he plans to give rest to key players, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Though Reid hasn't detailed his plans for Kelce specifically, the star tight end and wideout Tyreek Hill (hamstring) are both likely to have minimal roles if active Week 17, as the Chiefs look to preserve the health of their top two playmakers heading into the postseason. Assuming that's the case, Kelce -- who ranks second in the league with 1,416 receiving yards on the season -- will likely fall short in his bid to become the first tight end to lead the NFL in receiving yardage.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 12/27/20 4:24 PM

Kelce secured seven of 13 targets for 98 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 17-14 win against the Falcons.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce made NFL history Sunday, surpassing George Kittle's 2018 record for tight end receiving yards in a single season (1,377). With his Week 16 output, the six-time Pro Bowler pushes his season-long total to 1,416 yards, also leaping back ahead of Green Bay's Robert Tonyan for the TE league lead with his 11th TD catch of the year Sunday. Kelce has amassed double-digit targets in seven of his past eight games, but there's a possibility he's held out for a Week 17 matchup against the Chargers, given that Kansas City has already locked up the AFC's No. 1 seed.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 12/20/20 10:27 PM

Kelce caught eight of 12 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-29 win over the Saints.
EDGE Analysis
He took a shovel pass from Patrick Mahomes for a one-yard score early in the second quarter, giving Kelce a TD in three straight games and tying his career high with 10 on the year. He's also closing in on history, as Kelce needs only 60 more receiving yards next week against the Falcons to break George Kittle's single-season NFL record for a tight end of 1,377.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 12/13/20 4:50 PM

Kelce caught eight of 10 targets for 136 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-27 win over Miami.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce's six-yard touchdown with 37 seconds left in the first half put the Chiefs up 14-10, and they proceeded to pull away with 16 unanswered points in the third quarter. The star tight end replicated his stat line from last week, and such performances have become the new normal for Kelce. He has caught at least eight passes in each of his last six games, topping 100 yards in five of those and finding the end zone in four. Kelce will look to keep rolling in Week 15 against the Saints.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Mon 12/7/20 12:20 AM

Kelce racked up 138 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight receptions (13 targets) in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Broncos.
EDGE Analysis
The Chiefs were uncharacteristically poor in the red zone, but Kelce was able to cash in on Patrick Mahomes' lone touchdown heave. The star tight end blew by the 1,000-yard marker for the fifth year in a row, and he is on pace to finish with double-digit touchdowns (eight through 12 games) for just the second time in his storied career. The 31-year-old continues to be one of the most consistent fantasy assets in the game with Mahomes under center, averaging numbers worthy of a WR1 with 6.8 receptions and 93.0 yards per game. Next Sunday's opponent, the Miami Dolphins, rank eighth against opposing tight ends, but the Broncos ranked ninth heading into Sunday's contest before Kelce annihilated them, confirming his matchup-proof status heading into Week 14.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 11/29/20 8:13 PM

Kelce brought in all eight targets for 82 yards in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran was a distant second to Tyreek Hill in receptions, receiving yards and targets, but his numbers were nevertheless solid from a fantasy perspective. Kelce's yardage tally Sunday left him just short of the 1,000-yard mark for the campaign, a threshold that, once eclipsed, will render the 31-year-old the first tight end in NFL history to accomplish the feat in five consecutive seasons. Kelce now has at least eight grabs in four straight games, a streak he'll look to extend at the expense of the Broncos in a Week 13 divisional battle.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Mon 11/23/20 1:39 AM

Kelce hauled in eight passes (10 targets ) for 127 yards and a touchdown Sunday. He also completed his lone pass attempt on a trick play for four yards in a 35-31 win over Oakland.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce feasted between the hashes against the Raiders' safeties, consistently getting open down the field as Patrick Mahomes scrambled to buy time behind the line before connecting with his favorite target. The 31-year-old has been on an absolute tear of late, averaging 9.3 receptions and 139.7 yards with two total touchdowns over his last three contests. With George Kittle (foot) missing the majority of the season, Kelce has reclaimed his spot alone atop the fantasy tight-end summit. Next week's opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, boasts a pair of athletic coverage linebackers patrolling the middle of the field, but Kelce is a must-start player regardless of matchup.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 11/8/20 4:57 PM

Kelce secured 10 of 12 targets for 159 yards in the Chiefs' 33-31 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce paced the team in receptions and receiving yards in a performance highlighted by a 44-yard grab, his second-longest catch of the campaign. The Panthers came into the contest with solid numbers against tight ends, but Kelce's elite athleticism, which has now helped him to three 100-yard efforts in the last five games, clearly overcame any statistical disadvantage. Now having seen 12 targets in back-to-back contests, Kelce will look to improve on Sunday's season-best effort against the vulnerable Raiders defense in a Week 11 AFC West battle.

Travis Kelce
TE KC (8)
Sun 11/1/20 5:16 PM

Kelce caught eight of 12 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-9 win over the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
Kelce's three-yard touchdown put the Chiefs up 21-9 with 58 seconds left in the first half, and he led the Chiefs in targets, catches and receiving yards as Patrick Mahomes piled up 416 yards and five touchdowns through the air. The league's most dependable receiving option at the tight end position has 48 catches for 610 yards and six touchdowns through eight games, putting Kelce on pace to eclipse 1,200 receiving yards for a third consecutive season. He'll face the Panthers in Week 9.