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Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce

TE - KC

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 260 lbsAge: 32College: CincinnatiDrafted: #63 (3rd Rd. by Kansas City)

2022 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 19th
Draft Rank (ECR) #12
Best / Worst #11 / #25
ADP #14

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After finishing as the fantasy TE1 for three straight seasons, Travis Kelce was finally de-throned by Mark Andrews in 2021. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end posted his worst points per game average (16.6) dating back to 2017 while also posting a career-low in yards per route run (1.84) and PFF grade (81.8).

It seems logical that Kelce's reign as the perennial consensus TE1 has come to a conclusion as he enters his age-33 season in 2022.

However, it's impossible to ignore the high-end target share that Kelce will command in the Chiefs offense after they traded Tyreek Hill. His 20% target share ranked second-best at the position in 2021. Although it was a slight fall-off from his 23% average target share from 2019 and 2020.

Last year was the first time Kelce did not lead the position in points in six years. He was still the TE2 in points per game (16.4), expected points per game (15.7), and third in targets per game (8.4). With Tyreek gone Kelce will be the primary target on third down and during two-minute drills.

At age 32, posted his 3rd season with at least 90 catches, 1,100 receiving yards and 9 TDs - no other TE in the history of the NFL has done that more than once

Kelce has been arguably the best TE in the NFL for years but we may be seeing a changing of the guard with Kyle Pitts. I think his numbers fall, with the loss of Tyreek Hill he will see more double coverages but his skill will still keep him among the top TE's.

Kelce was not quite as good in 2021, but still finished the fantasy season with 1,094 yards from scrimmage and 9 touchdowns. Given his durability and consistency, he is still one of the safest fantasy picks in the NFL and will be the focal point of this offense with Tyreek Hill in Miami.

Huge winner of Tyreek Hill Trade as Mahomes' main trusted weapon

Was the highest PPR fantasy scorer among tight ends for five consecutive years before Mark Andrews finally toppled him in 2021. Kelce has topped 1,000 yards for six straight seasons. He'll turn 33 in October, though we've seen no signs of decline.

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