• Travis Kelce

  • TE
  • , Kansas City Chiefs
  • 33
  • 260 lbs
  • 6' 5"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Kelce has been the best fantasy tight end in the history of the league, dominating the position like no other player has been able to. Kelce had five straight TE1 finishes before a TE2 finish last season, and it’s possible that his age (33 in October) may be catching up to him a bit. His receiving yards per game (a still-excellent 70.3) was his lowest since 2017, and his yards per catch (12.2) were his lowest since 2015, while his yards per target (8.4) was a career-low. His yards per route run (1.84) was his lowest since 2015. (He is typically over 2.0 yards per route run.) With Tyreek Hill no longer with the Chiefs, Kelce will surely remain an integral part of the offense, especially in the red zone. Volume alone should keep him in the running to be the overall TE1.

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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

KC TE Travis Kelce - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
Travis Kelce has been one of the most dominant tight ends in the history of fantasy football. Since 2016, Kelce has finished as TE1, TE2, TE1, TE1, TE1 and TE2. He’s had six consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards with an average of 1,211.5. He’ll continue to be a featured part of this offense this season, especially after the departure of Tyreek Hill. In fact, it’s highly likely he ends up leading the Chiefs in targets, a team that’s had the 4th-most pass attempts in the league since Patrick Mahomes took over in 2018.

2022 Fantasy Downside
While Kelce was still dominant last season, he did see a significant dropoff in production. He had fewer receptions per game (7.0 to 5.8), receiving yards per game (94.4 to 70.3) and scored fewer touchdowns while playing one less game. Kelce also turns 33 this season, which is when we start to see tight ends drop off in production. The Chiefs also added some additional weapons this offseason like JuJu Smith-Schuster and rookie Skyy Moore who could eat into Kelce’s underneath work.

2022 Bottom Line
While Kelce’s production did dip last year, that speaks more to how dominant his 2020 season was rather than anything else. Kelce should be in line for another 1,000-yard season this year. We’re projecting him to finish with lower numbers than he did a year ago, but it’s not like he’s going to vanish. Kelce should still be viewed as one of the most elite options at tight end heading into 2022. He’ll be in the conversation to finish as TE1 for yet another year.

2022 Strength of Schedule - KC

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17W18
4
@ARI
32
LAC
27
@IND
18
@TB
24
LV
3
BUF
8
@SF
BYE5
TEN
21
JAX
32
@LAC
20
LAR
25
@CIN
1
@DEN
28
@HOU
29
SEA
1
DEN
24
@LV

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1CLE6762712.6700000.0019.625.655/6584.6%
2@BAL71091815.5700000.0016.923.944/5186.3%
3LAC710401114.8600000.0010.417.469/7987.3%
4@PHI423065.7500000.002.36.359/6788.1%
5BUF6571109.5000000.0011.717.775/8687.2%
6@WAS89901112.3800000.009.917.967/8281.7%
7@TEN7650129.2900000.006.513.553/7273.6%
8NYG427066.7500010.000.74.774/8191.4%
9GB5681813.6000000.0012.817.856/6586.2%
10@LV811901014.8800000.0011.919.958/7676.3%
11DAL5740814.8014104.0013.818.859/6886.8%
12BYE--------------
13DEN327089.0000000.002.75.744/5777.2%
14LV327049.0000000.002.75.749/6674.2%
15@LAC1019121319.1000000.0031.141.156/7277.8%
16PIT--------------
17@CIN525175.001-100-1.008.413.448/6178.7%
18@DEN434158.5000000.009.413.460/7876.9%
Per game5.7570.310.568.3812.230.130.190.060.061.5010.6816.4357.88/70.3882.14%
Totals921125913412.2323111.50170.8262.8926/112682.14%