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Height/Weight: 6-5/260 | Birthdate: 10/5/1989 | Birthplace: Westlake, OH, USA | Team: Kansas City | College: Cincinnati | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 82/39 | Average Draft Position: 154.95
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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce catches four passes in Week 7 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught all four of his targets for 33 yards in his team's 23-20 win over the Chargers in Week 7.

Kelce came into the week with touchdowns in three straight games but watched fullback Anthony Sherman grab the only passing touchdown of the day for Kansas City. It's Kelce's second straight game falling short of 10 yards per catch after crossing that mark in each of his first four performances. Kelce has tallied 24 receptions, 307 yards and three touchdowns. The Chiefs face the Rams in Week 8.


Travis Kelce scores for third straight week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Chiefs second-year tight end Travis Kelce found the end zone for the third straight game Week 5 at San Francisco. In the first quarter, Kelce took a quick screen 2 yards for the score. He caught two of three targets for 15 yards.

Kelce is on a bye Week 6.


Travis Kelce getting comfortable in the end zone


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) As long as Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce can keep finding the end zone, as he did for the third straight game in Week 5 against the 49ers, Fantasy owners will have nothing to worry about.

Kelce had a pretty ineffective game overall Sunday, finishing with just 15 yards on two catches. However, he racked up seven Fantasy points thanks to his third touchdown of the season. He now has 41 Fantasy points on the season, 18 of which have come thanks to his touchdowns.

Kelce is not totally dependent on finding the end zone for Fantasy relevance, but is the difference between him being a solid Fantasy option and a must-start one. He is on pace for nine-plus touchdowns this season, a total only 11 tight ends have topped in one of their first two seasons. At this point, you cannot take Kelce out of your lineup, but he might be in line for some ugly lines if he is kept out of the end zone. 


Taking a look at the tight end waiver wire


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) With key players like Vernon Davis (back), Niles Paul (concussion), Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Tyler Eifert (elbow) dealing with injuries, finding help on the waiver wire might be the key to success at the tight end position. Here are some of Jamey Eisenberg's thoughts on the best pickups for this week.

Larry Donnell of the Giants and Travis Kelce are likely to be the most-added tight ends when waivers run Wednesday morning, and Jamey admits to being "torn" on which he prefers. Dwayne Allen of the Colts, Garrett Graham of the Texans and Reed round out the top-five, while Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Clay Harbor and Jace Amaro are sleeper adds for deep leagues.

Charles Clay of the Dolphins and Ladarius Green of the Chargers are considered drop-worthy, if you need a roster spot. 


Still some questions for Travis Kelce


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/30/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who caught the attention of Fantasy owners with his big-play ability in the preseason and showed flashes of it through the first three weeks, finally turned in the performance everyone was hoping to see Week 4 against New England, emerging as quarterback Alex Smith's favorite target after playing just a peripheral role in the passing game earlier in the year.

Is it validation that Kelce is a starting-caliber tight end in Fantasy? I'd say so. He now has two games with 80-plus receiving yards and two touchdowns in a span of four weeks, making him the eighth-best tight end in standard CBSSports.com scoring. That says a lot right there.

But is he so good that you should feel comfortable shopping Jimmy Graham if you happen to own both? I'm not ready to make that leap. For one thing, the Chiefs passing game isn't the most stable in the league. A different player has led the team in targets each week. For another, Kelce doesn't see the field all that much -- at least not like we're used to seeing from the league's top tight ends. He played only 52 percent of the team's snaps Monday, down from 65 percent in Week 3. He played less than 40 percent of their snaps each of the first two weeks.

Because the Chiefs are lacking a standout wide receiver, I believe that number is more likely to rise than fall going forward. But until we see that it is rising consistently, Kelce remains a solid but not especially high-end starter at tight end.


Travis Kelce unstoppable on MNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce dominated the Patriots on Monday Night Football, catching eight passes for 93 yards and a touchdown while running through several tackles. Kelce drew a team-high nine targets and set career highs in catches and receiving yards.

Kelce, whose long gainer went 33 yards, scored on a 2-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He's up to 18 catches, 259 yards and two touchdowns. Kelce visits the 49ers in Week 5.


What to do if Vernon Davis doesn't play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) 49ers tight end Vernon Davis obviously makes for a risky play in Week 4 against the Eagles, as he is a game-time decision with an ankle injury.

Davis will try to test out his ankle before the game, so we should know his status around 90 minutes before their 4:25 pm EST kickoff. If you have a Davis replacement ready to slide into the lineup, make sure it is someone set to play at 4:00 pm EST or later.

Some options to consider might be Ladarius Green of the Chargers (50 percent owned), Travis Kelce (69 percent) or Anthony Fasano (3 percent) of the Chiefs, Josh Hill of the Saints (0 percent), or Davis' backup Derek Carrier (3 percent). 


Travis Kelce's growing role a good thing


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce will be a hot name on the waiver wire ahead of Week 4, after breaking through for his first NFL touchdown. Kelce already ranks 10th among tight ends in Fantasy scoring, despite being featured on just 45.1 percent of the team's snaps through three games, a good sign moving forward.

Kelce played just 50 snaps in the team's first two games, but was on the field 47 times on offense in Week 3, 65 percent of the team's plays. He turned that into just three catches for 36 yards, but made up for it with a touchdown, and should get more looks moving forward.

Kelce has a tough matchup on the way in Week 4, as the Chiefs get set to take on the Patriots this Sunday. New England has allowed just 4.0 Fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, the third-lowest total in the league. Kelce might not pay immediate dividends as a waiver-wire pickup this week, but his growing role should lead to good things before long. 


Travis Kelce scores first career touchdown Week 3


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce came down with his first career touchdown in Week 3 against Miami.

Kelce caught a short pass from Alex Smith and took it 20 yards for a score in the second quarter. He was targeted four times and finished with three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in a 34-15 victory. He has 10 catches for 166 yards and a touchdown through three games.

The Chiefs will host the Patriots in Week 3.


Travis Kelce leads the way for Chiefs


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce led the team in receiving Week 2.

Kelce hauled in four passes for 81 yards. He was targeted six times during the contest. Kelce proved to be a big-play threat. His shortest reception went for 17 yards. Kelce was not a threat in the red zone, as the team opted to run with Knile Davis when they got close to the end zone.

Kelce will look for more Week 3 against the Dolphins. 


Reid: Travis Kelce can play more than 18 snaps


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce played just 18 snaps in Week 1's loss to the Titans Sunday, a total coach Andy Reid admitted may have been too low Monday.

"He’s capable of playing more than 18 plays," Reid told The Kansas City Star Monday.

Kelce was productive when he was on the field, hauling in three of five passes thrown his way for 49 yards. He could see an increased role moving forward. 


Travis Kelce records first catches of NFL career


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce hauled in the first catches of his NFL career during a 26-10 loss Week 1 against the Titans.

Kelce, who appeared in just one game in 2013, hauled in his first career catch on a 27-yard gain in the second quarter. He almost had his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter, but quarterback Alex Smith overthrew him in the end zone on what would have been a 10-yard completion.

Kelce finished with three catches for 49 yards. He was targeted five times. The Chiefs are back in action Week 2 at Denver.


Is Travis Kelce ready to live up to the hype?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) For a player that appeared in just one game as a rookie and had no catches in 2013, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is owned in more Fantasy leagues than players that had a bigger impact last season. Well, that's in large part due to the preseason Kelce put together and the hope that he could be a breakout Fantasy option in 2014.

Kelce led the Chiefs with 11 catches for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason. He is technically listed as the second-string tight end behind Anthony Fasano on the Chiefs' depth chart, but Kelce is being considered as the impact offensive player at tight end for Kansas City.

The Chiefs' Week 1 opponent will be the Titans, who allowed tight ends to average 8.0 Fantasy points per week in 2013. Tight ends also averaged 57.7 receiving yards and totaled eight touchdowns in 16 games.

With wide receiver Dwayne Bowe sidelined Week 1 due to a suspension, this is an ideal time for Kelce to step up in the passing game and show his preseason numbers aren't a fluke. Still, Kelce is more of a sleeper Fantasy start Week 1.


Andy Reid: Travis Kelce 'sure has a nice skill level'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has looked like a breakout player through two preseason games. He's caught six of seven targets for 136 yards and two touchdowns while displaying unusual speed for a 6-5, 260-pounder.

Coach Andy Reid allowed that Kelce "did a nice job" Sunday night against the Panthers.

"I do like what he’s doing," Reid told the team's website. "He’s just got to keep coming with it and there’s more than just the route running. You got to be able to run-block and then you got to detail all your work there. But, you sure got to give him credit for the effort that he’s giving in the pass game and he sure has a nice skill level."


Travis Kelce scores second TD of preseason


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce scored his second preseason touchdown Sunday night at Carolina.

Kelce caught a deep pass from rookie Aaron Murray and took it 43 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. He saw all of his work in the second half and finished with a team-high 63 yards and a touchdown on four receptions. He has six catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets, averaging 22.7 yards per grab through two preseason games.

Travis Kelce returns to practice Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce returned to practice Monday after missing Sunday's session with a sore knee, ESPN.com reports.

Kelce missed virtually all of his rookie season while recovering from a knee injury. He logged one game but had no receptions.


Travis Kelce moving well without knee brace


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who missed virtually his entire rookie season with a knee injury, went through a full practice Monday for the first time in nearly a year, reports ESPN.com. Kelce "moved around well and did so without a brace or any other kind of protection on the knee," the report said.

"From here, it’s just a matter of getting back into football shape and getting ready to play a 16-game season," Kelce said.

The 6-5, 260-pounder "figures large" in the Chiefs' plans for getting more production out of the tight end position, the website said.


Reid expects Travis Kelce for training camp


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/13/2014) Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Friday that he expects second-year tight end Travis Kelce to be ready for the start of training camp. In fact, Reid thinks they might "be able to get a little bit out of Kelce" next week.

Kelce missed his rookie year after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee. He'll compete for playing time once he's on the field. 


Travis Kelce should be ready for training camp


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/5/2014) Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thursday that second-year tight end Travis Kelce, who missed his rookie year after having microfracture surgery on his knee, should be ready for training camp.

"Yeah. He's getting close," Reid said. "He's been working his tail off."

Kelce has the chance to push Anthony Fasano for the starting job this season if healthy.


Chiefs tight ends on brink of breakout?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/27/2014) Chiefs general manager John Dorsey believes second-year tight end Travis Kelce will emerge this season. Kelce missed most of last season with a microfracture procedure on his knee. 

"[T]he emergence of a Travis Kelce being able to stretch the field as a tight end, hopefully that weapon adds another element to the passing game," Dorsey told TheMMQB.com. "We took some nicks at the tight end position last year."

But he's not the only one. Chiefs coach Andy Reid spotlighted second-year tight end and former hoops player Demetrius Harris as a potential contributor this year. 

"I'll tell you, he's a football player right now," Reid said when asked if he was still a basketball player. "I think this camp was great for him. I thought he played exceptionally well. He's so big and he's worked so stinking hard in the weight room, he's been living in there with Barry (Rubin) this offseason and you can tell. You can see he's gotten stronger."

Harris is 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds -- perhaps more following his offseason workouts. 


Travis Kelce 'progressing well' with knee


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/21/2014) Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that second-year tight end Travis Kelce is "progressing well" from last year's microfracture surgery on his knee and "doing everything," reports the Kansas City Star.

Kelce missed his entire rookie season after undergoing surgery in October. He had 45 catches for 722 yards and eight touchdowns in his final season at the University of Cincinnati and is expected to play a big role in the passing game for the Chiefs this year.


Travis Kelce to be Chiefs' pass-catching tight end


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Anthony Fasano is the Chiefs' starting tight end, but second-year pro Travis Kelce will be "their pass receiver at tight end" and "an important piece" in the passing game, reports ESPN.com. Kelce missed all of last season following microfracture surgery but is expected to be ready for OTAs.

The Chiefs got only 53 catches from tight ends last year.


Expectations still high for Travis Kelce


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, a third-round pick last year, saw his rookie season wiped out by a knee injury. If he can stay healthy, he should get lots of playing time in 2014, reports ESPN.com.

The website notes Kelce is a "move" tight end who showed in training camp that "he could get down the field to make catches more like a wide receiver than a tight end." Kansas City also has tight ends Anthony Fasano and Sean McGrath, but "neither is the versatile receiving threat Kelce could be."

Kelce caught 45 balls for 722 yards and eight touchdowns in his last season at the University of Cincinnati.


Travis Kelce on IR; Bradley McDougald promoted


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2013) The Kansas City Chiefs have promoted rookie safety Bradley McDougald to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday. He takes the roster spot of tight end Travis Kelce, who was placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season. 

Only one Chiefs tight end likely OK to play


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2013) Three Chiefs tight ends are on the Friday injury report with various degrees of ailments. Starter-by-default Sean McGrath (knee) is probable, but Anthony Fasano is doubtful and Travis Kelce is out with the same injury.