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  Travis Kelce
TE - KC
Travis Kelce
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total191.6190.5-
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SOS Rank816-
    
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  Travis Kelce
TE - KC
Travis Kelce
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC vs. HOU
Week 2 at OAK at LAR
Week 3 vs. BAL at SEA
Week 4 at DET vs. DAL
Week 5 vs. IND vs. TB
Week 6 vs. HOU at JAC
Week 7 at DEN at CHI
Week 8 vs. GB vs. ARI
Week 9 vs. MINBYE WEEK
Week 10 at TEN vs. ATL
Week 11 at LAC at TB
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. OAK at ATL
Week 14 at NE vs. SF
Week 15 vs. DEN vs. IND
Week 16 at CHI at TEN
Week 17 vs. LAC at CAR
  Travis Kelce
TE - KC
Travis Kelce
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Points 
Week 10.622.0
Week 222.918.9
Week 311.412.9
Week 413.84.7
Week 510.07.4
Week 66.1
Week 79.512.9
Week 813.98.1
Week 921.927.1
Week 104.619.0
Week 1118.715.2
Week 123.8
Week 1326.84.0
Week 1413.79.8
Week 156.14.9
Week 165.416.9
Week 176.22.9
  Travis Kelce
TE - KC
Travis Kelce
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Targets 
Week 1617
Week 21013
Week 31010
Week 4124
Week 585
Week 69
Week 759
Week 8106
Week 9915
Week 1078
Week 11154
Week 126
Week 13138
Week 14913
Week 1599
Week 16913
Week 1797
  Travis Kelce
TE - KC
Travis Kelce
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Not only was he worthy of a first-round pick last year, but there are now question marks surrounding the No. 1 receiver on his team that could boost his targets to even higher heights. Not that he needs them, as his 150 targets were tied for fourth all-time among tight ends. Kelce gives you consistency and predictability at a very unpredictable position and an advantage every week. If you want to take him at the end of the first-round or beginning of the second-round, you shouldThree straight top-10 seasons to start your career? Not bad. The Saints are throwing the ball less and less which is why Thomas hasn't contended for the No. 1 spot in the wide receiver rankings, but he's steady and consistent, making him well worth a late first-round selection
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Kelce is in the best system and is has high volume and elite TD upside. He's entrenched in my #1 spot at tight end.MT is about as efficient as they come and plays much of the year indoors with an accurate quarterback. Yeah, he's a top 5 guy.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
What more can owners ask of Kelce, who has finished as the tip tight end and totaled at least 1,000 yards receiving in three straight seasons. You want a negative? With Tyreek Hill set to avoid suspension, Kelce won't see the likely uptick in targets he otherwise would have. Fantasy owners will have to settle for just having the best tight end in the game put up his usual dominant stat line. Buy with confidence, obviously, and draft him as a borderline first-rounder.Thomas has had an unreal efficiency throughout his career, and he's been incredibly consistent. He's never finished a season with fewer than 1,100 yards, and he had a superb 125 catches last year. With a lengthy contract extension taken care of, it should be business as usual for Thomas this year, and he should put up strong WR1 numbers as usual.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
He's the new, more durable Gronk (just 1 DNP in past 5 seasons) - matchup nightmare, lethal QB connectionOnly player in NFL history with 300+ catches over 1st 3 seasons - Had WR-high 85% catch rate on his 147 targets last season (since '92, no other WR with at least 100 targets has eclipsed 80%)
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Big time advantage at TE if you draft Kelce. I would prefer to draft a RB/WR in the first round, but cannot argue with Kelce in the second. 
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
According to True Target Value, a pass Mahomes to Kelce on the road resulted in more expected fantasy points than any other combo in the NFL. There's no reason to think that the young studs are going to slow down this season, especially with Hill still around to stretch the field. 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Kelce scored the most fantasy points of any tight end in the last five seasons last year. He may shatter that clip this season and approach Gronk's enormous 2017 total of 331 PPR points if Tyreek Hill were to suffer an injury.. Kelce wasn't far off at 295 last year. If he can jump another 40 points, we'd be looking at the WR1 if he qualified for that possession. Kelce is absolutely worth a top 20 pick this year.No one was more efficient with the targets they saw than Thomas last season. In fact, no one in NFL history has been that efficient. There is room for more, of course, if New Orleans decides to pepper him with targets, but they also don't throw much so that might just be wishful thinking.
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
 low floor attached to Brees, more weapons around him this year
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
If Tyreek Hill misses this season from his pending suspension, Kelce stands to be the biggest benefactor. A huge factor in the receiving game in the league's most dynamic passing offense, Kelce's a no-brainer of a pick at the Tight End position. Currently, I have no issue with taking Kelce at the back end of the 1st round due to the positional advantage he brings.Michael Thomas has proven that he has some of the best (if not THE best) hands in the NFL. He's a focal point of the Sean Payton offense and the Saints did little to change that perception this offseason. My only concern is whether or not we've begun to see the beginning of the end of Drew Brees, but whether that's the case or not, Thomas will still be an elite PPR option.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
There is a very real case to be made in drafting Kelce in the first round this season. A big part of that decision is going to come down to the potential suspension of Tyreek Hill. If Hill isn't suspended, then he should be taken in the early second round. If he is though, I'd highly consider drafting Kelce in the late first round. My current projections have Hill being suspended for a majority of the season (although recent news makes this less likely than it was before). In this set of projections, Kelce is projected to outscore the next best TE by 50 half PPR points. That sort of weekly advantage over your opponent is absolutely massive, and is something that can be the difference maker between a playoff team, and a championship team.I preach safety in the first 4 rounds...and it doesn get any safer than Michael Thomas He has the more receptions over his first 3 seasons than any player in the history of the NFL. And he's first by 33 receptions! He also has the third most fantasy points ever over that stretch of time, behind just Randy Moss and Odell. Over his first three seasons he's averaged 107/1,262/7.67 TD's, including 125.1405/9 last season, which was the 4th highest approximate value of any WR ever Thomas has also been a model of health, missing just one game in his career. This sort of floor/upside combination shouldn't be available in the early second round. Thomas has finished as the WR 7/6/6 over the last three years, but I think this is the year that he finishes in the top 3. And honestly, he could easily end up as the WR 1
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Kelce had 1,336 yards receiving and 10 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Considering the quality and youth of the Chiefs offense, Kelce should continue to put up monster numbers in 2019.Thomas had 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and 9 touchdowns last season and he should be heavily targeted again in 2019.