Travis Kelce

TE · Kansas City Chiefs

Height 6'5" Weight 260
DOB 1989-10-05 Age 34.5
College Cincinnati

2023 Fantasy Rankings

TE # 1 (Tier 1) · ADP (12-team PPR): 1.06, 6th

Fantasy Advice

Number one tight end, no question. Well, if we were going to question then it would be Kelce's age and whether he can keep doing what he's doing. There are no signs of a slow down yet. Tony Gonzalez played until he was 37. But let's talk draft cost. Expensive. I don't see paying a Top 6 pick for a tight end and setting yourself back at RB or WR. Let someone else play catch up if they take Kelce at that price. I definitely want a strong TE on my roster, but others come so much cheaper, you're better off fading Kelce, even as good as he is.

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 1
1Travis Kelce, KC1034.51.0615.3
2Mark Andrews, BAL1328.63.0710.1
3Darren Waller, NYG1331.64.117.9
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Chiefs Need More Reliable Receivers

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    It's pretty obvious, but the Kansas City Chiefs need more viable, reliable wide receivers this offseason, especially a veteran or two to help the offense reclaim its juggernaut status despite just winning back-to-back Super Bowl championships. The Chiefs still have an elite quarterback in Patrick Mahomes and two strong pass-catchers in tight end Travis Kelce and wideout Rashee Rice, but the continual arms race in the AFC is only going to intensify this offseason as the Chargers, Raiders and Broncos look to knock the Chiefs off their perch. The Chiefs would be wise to counter by acquiring better receivers for Mahomes, either through free agency or the draft. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is one of the obvious salary cap cuts that the Chiefs should be able to replace while improving at the position.

    Feb 26 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce Patrick Mahomes Rashee Rice Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Travis Kelce Plans To Return In 2024

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    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who caught nine passes for 93 yards in the win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, said after the big game that he would return for another season rather than retire on top. The 34-year-old has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last nine years and is one of the best players at his position of all time, but he did show plenty of signs of slowing down in 2023. Kelce finished the regular season under 1,000 yards receiving for the first time since 2015, although he also missed two games (one due to injury). He also had just five receiving touchdowns, his fewest since 2019, and had some uncharacteristic drops along the way. Kelce will remain a high-end TE1 in fantasy in 2024 as the Chiefs go for a three-peat, but he's not going to be the overall TE1 entering fantasy drafts this fall.

    Feb 12 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVIII In OT Classic

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    The 2023 NFL season has officially come to a close. The Kansas City Chiefs are your Super Bowl LVIII champions. It took nearly every second of the NFL’s second-ever overtime period in a Super Bowl, but the Chiefs have established themselves as a dynasty under head coach Andy Reid and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. In […]

    Feb 12 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Aiyuk Harrison Butker Chris Conley Mike Edwards Willie Gay Jr. Mecole Hardman Jauan Jennings Chris Jones Travis Kelce Patrick Mahomes Christian McCaffrey Jake Moody Isiah Pacheco Brock Purdy Rashee Rice Deebo Samuel
  • Travis Kelce Puts Up Huge Second Half In Super Bowl Win

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    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce overcame a quiet first half in Super Bowl LVIII to lead his team with 93 receiving yards on nine catches (10 targets) in Sunday's 25-22 win over the San Francisco 49ers, raising the third Lombardi Trophy of his illustrious career. The Niners bottled up Kelce for one yard in the first two quarters, but they had a hard time holding down the future Hall of Famer after Dre Greenlaw (Achilles) went down. Kelce kept K.C.'s offense on schedule throughout the second half, moving the chains for five first downs as quarterback Patrick Mahomes' obvious go-to target. The wheels were starting to fall off late in the regular season for Kelce, but his stellar playoffs told a different story. Just when it seemed his 2024 fantasy ADP would come in at a discount, the 34-year-old superstar totaled 32 catches for 355 yards and three touchdowns in four playoff games. We'll cross that bridge when we get there, but Kelce will be 35 this October.

    Feb 12 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Travis Kelce Rolling Ahead Of Super Bowl LVIII

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    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is saving his best for last this postseason. Kelce has significantly upped each of his catches per game (7.7), yards per reception (11.4), catch rate (85.2%), yards per route run (2.59), and touchdown rate (13.0%) from the regular season. The 34-year-old future Hall of Famer participates in his fourth career Super Bowl on Sunday in Las Vegas against the San Francisco 49ers, who allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game (9.92) to opposing TEs in the regular year. But Tucker Kraft found the end zone during the Divisional Round in San Fran, while Sam LaPorta tagged the Niners for nine catches and 97 yards in the NFC Championship game. Kelce looks to be the latest to victimize them in the big game, and he's recorded 22 receptions for 257 yards and two scores in three lifetime Super Bowl appearances. Additionally, Kelce owns 28 catches for 375 yards and one TD in four career outings at Allegiant Stadium.

    Feb 9 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Travis Kelce Breaks All-Time Record For Playoff Catches

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    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce dominated as the team downed the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in Sunday's AFC Championship contest, catching all 11 of his targets for 116 yards and a touchdown. Kelce's second half may have been quiet, but his monster first half had a little bit of everything. The 34-year-old All-Pro came down with a clutch fourth-down pass, showed off tremendous body control to reel in his score, made a bit of a circus catch with quarterback Patrick Mahomes on the run, and set a new postseason record for all-time receptions by passing Jerry Rice on his seventh grab. Kelce hauled in each of his nine targets for 96 yards before calming down, but Sunday marked his first outing with double-digit catches since Week 7. With the win, Kelce and the Chiefs moved on to their fourth Super Bowl in the last five years and will defend their crown when they meet the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas on Feb. 11 for the big game.

    Jan 28 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Travis Kelce Relies On Elite Role In Tough Matchup

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    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce enjoyed his best fantasy effort since a Week 7 eruption with two touchdowns during the Divisional Round victory over the Buffalo Bills, but he's had no problem thrashing the Bills in recent years. In Sunday's AFC Championship contest against the Baltimore Ravens, however, Kelce will encounter a much more difficult task. Per DraftKings scoring, Baltimore's defense ranks fourth against TEs. But in five career games against the Ravens, Kelce has caught at least six balls and exceeded 70 yards in each outing. The 34-year-old superstar's $6,600 salary tops his position on Sunday, and only George Kittle holds a candle to Kelce in terms of DFS status. With rookie receiver Rashee Rice lined up to frequently battle with All-Pro defensive back Kyle Hamilton in the slot, quarterback Patrick Mahomes may need to turn to Kelce early and often to combat this vaunted Ravens unit.

    Jan 26 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Tight End Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2014KC143.79.01666866.38.65.4876786212.9500-03
    2015KC149.59.31692392.110.36.41037287512.2500-02
    2016KC178.511.21688686.711.57.411785112513.241-5-5.0000
    2017KC195.013.01587590.713.08.312283103812.58273.5000
    2018KC243.115.21699395.014.49.4150103133613.01000-01
    2019KC205.812.91698392.612.98.613697122912.75144.0011
    2020KC258.317.21589985.714.09.8145105141613.51100-01
    2021KC216.813.61692677.511.48.513492112512.29231.5011
    2022KC259.315.31791479.513.49.1152110133812.212252.5001
    2023KC172.911.51577568.610.78.11219398410.6500-01

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1DETL 20-210.0---------------
    2@JACW 17-910.644364.213.4994266.5100-00
    3CHIW 41-1016.424761.010.4887699.9100-00
    4@NYJW 23-209.0115578.612.99966010.0000-00
    5@MINW 27-2017.743959.116.7111110676.7100-00
    6DENW 19-816.914969.012.799912413.8000-00
    7LACW 31-1729.915175.019.113131217914.9100-00
    8@DENL 9-248.8155285.214.8996589.7000-00
    9MIAW 21-142.9294676.76.7443144.7000-00
    11PHIL 17-2111.937493.711.4997446.3100-01
    12@LVW 31-1712.164676.711.77769115.2000-00
    13@GBL 19-2710.175988.17.55548120.3000-00
    14BUFL 17-2011.385989.415.2101068313.8000-00
    15@NEW 27-175.3245076.910.8775285.6000-00
    16LVL 14-206.9226180.39.2775448.8000-00
    17CINW 25-173.1364481.57.4443165.3000-00
    18@LACW 13-120.0---------------
    WCMIAW 26-710.6-6886.112.7101077110.1000-00
    DP@BUFW 27-2422.0-4284.012.06657515.0200-00
    CC@BALW 17-1023.6-6580.214.812111111610.51155.0000
    SBSFW 25-2213.8-6784.812.7101099310.3000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 9, 3, 4, 1, 4, 22, 3, 19

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@ARIW 44-2122.114564.312.999812115.1100-00
    2LACW 27-247.6165189.512.37755110.2000-00
    3@INDL 17-2013.945688.914.39845814.51111.0000
    4@TBW 41-3119.736581.312.5101099210.2100-00
    5LVW 30-2930.025677.811.1887253.6400-00
    6BUFL 20-2415.235277.616.41110810813.50144.0000
    7@SFW 44-2312.835078.112.58869816.3000-00
    9TENW 20-1715.638383.017.017171010610.6000-00
    10JACW 27-1717.124673.011.17768113.5100-00
    11@LACW 30-2732.515178.515.41010611519.2300-00
    12LARW 26-1013.756382.910.58845714.3100-00
    13@CINL 24-275.6144581.810.96645614.0000-01
    14@DENW 34-289.185580.913.29947117.8000-00
    15@HOUW 30-2415.555875.313.010101010510.5000-00
    16SEAW 24-1014.364381.115.188611318.8000-00
    17DENW 27-247.8215286.716.710107436.1000-00
    18@LVW 31-136.8174372.911.9776386.3000-00
    DPJACW 27-2028.8-5682.425.0171714987.0200-00
    CCCINW 23-2017.3-5782.611.68877811.1100-00
    SB@PHIW 38-3517.1-4378.210.96668113.5100-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 9, 3, 16, 1, 4, 8, 1, 7, 4, 32, 17, 39, 8, 1, 14, 18

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1CLEW 33-2922.625584.610.87767612.7200-00
    2@BALL 35-3620.414486.315.788710915.6100-00
    3LACL 24-3013.936987.313.91111710414.9000-00
    4@PHIW 42-304.3275988.19.0664235.8000-00
    5BUFL 20-3814.767587.211.610106579.5100-00
    6@WASW 31-1313.946781.713.4111189912.4000-00
    7@TENL 3-2710.075373.616.712127659.3000-00
    8NYGW 20-172.7327491.47.4664276.8000-01
    9GBW 13-715.335686.212.38856813.6100-00
    10@LVW 41-1415.925876.313.21010811914.9000-00
    11DALW 19-916.325986.813.29857414.80144.0010
    13DENW 22-94.2234477.214.0883279.0000-00
    14LVW 48-94.2244974.26.1443279.0000-00
    15@LACW 34-2836.115677.818.113131019119.1200-00
    16PITW 36-100.0---------------
    17@CINL 31-3410.954878.713.1875255.011-1-1.0000
    18@DENW 28-2411.496076.96.4554348.5100-00
    WCPITW 42-2123.4-4975.412.387510821.6100-00
    DPBUFW 42-3619.6-6585.511.89989612.0100-00
    CCCINL 24-2720.5-6289.915.9111110959.5100-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 2
    Rushing: 4
    Receiving: 11, 8, 46, 1, 1, 7, 34, 3, 3, 48, 8, 5

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsTE RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1HOUW 34-2014.056188.48.7666508.3100-00
    2@LACW 23-2019.567496.118.2141499010.0100-00
    3@BALW 34-2011.766181.39.37768714.5000-00
    4NEW 26-108.594376.810.76637023.3000-00
    5LVL 32-4020.816488.916.71212810813.5100-00
    6@BUFW 26-1719.046589.09.67756513.0200-01
    7@DENW 43-164.6274078.45.93333110.3000-00
    8NYJW 35-920.915075.818.21212810913.6100-00
    9CARW 33-3120.915791.919.412121015915.9000-00
    11@LVW 35-3122.926988.514.11110812715.9100-00
    12@TBW 27-2412.276886.111.49888210.3000-00
    13DENW 22-1623.625789.120.31313813617.0100-00
    14@MIAW 33-2723.615690.316.11010813617.0100-00
    15@NOW 32-2916.827879.612.212128688.5100-00
    16ATLW 17-1419.335683.619.4131379814.0100-00
    DPCLEW 22-1720.9-6189.716.21111810913.6100-00
    CCBUFW 38-2430.3-5990.823.11515131189.1200-00
    SB@TBL 9-3118.3-6992.020.015151013313.3000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 6, 10, 7, 11, 12, 3, 22, 20, 6, 1, 4, 20, 1, 5

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