Travis Kelce has finished as the No. 1 tight end for three straight seasons, finishing with 1,000 yards in each of those years. He took his talents to new highs in 2018, finishing with a career-best 103 receptions for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s also incredibly consistent, finishing with below 50 receiving yards in just two games last season. Kelce is not only a good tight end, but he also would have finished as top-12 WR in both of the last two seasons (in both standard and PPR).
Kelce was expected to receive a slight boost this season with a potential Tyreek Hill suspension, but with Hill not missing any time we can’t look forward to that. And anyone expecting to draft Kelce may be hoping for last year’s numbers, but we need to remember that was a career best. A dip in production is a likely occurrence.
2019 Bottom Line
There aren’t too many major downsides to Kelce. There are so few good tight ends in fantasy, that owning someone you know will be great is very appealing. Kelce should be viewed as the top tight end, since he’s proved three straight years that’s exactly what he is. He’s a later first-round draft pick in 2019.