TE Travis Kelce, a third-round draft pick who showed great promise early in training camp, missed last week’s game at Pittsburgh because of a knee injury.
The Chiefs run a lot of formations with two tight ends, and Fasano leads the club with eight receptions for 69 yards in the preseason.
Fasano, who signed with the Chiefs as a free agent during the offseason, believes the young players can fill Moeaki’s role, especially Kelce.
“Travis has come a long way, even from spring,” Fasano said. “For a rookie, he has a lot of confidence, and a great skill set. Losing Tony, if that were to happen, would definitely be a loss, but our tight end position will be able to step in and fill the void.”
With Tony Moeaki out indefinitely with a shoulder fracture, Kelce and Fasano are suddenly on the deep league TE radar. Fasano figures to play more, but it's tough to say who will see more targets. It depends on how quickly Kelce develops.