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The Athletic’s Nate Taylor believes Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is “skilled enough to be the Chiefs’ top passing option” for two more seasons. “An argument can be made that Mahomes is so brilliant, from the pocket and improvising out of the pocket, that perhaps he and Kelce can continue to connect for at least 1,000 yards the next three years,” Taylor concludes. Kelce, 34 in October, has hit 1,000 yards in seven straight seasons. He showed no signs of decline last year, but that’ll be a topic worth revisiting each offseason. For now, Kelce remains king of the TE rankings.

The Chiefs promoted Matt Nagy to OC. Nagy spent this past year as Kansas City's QBs coach and has 11 total seasons working with HC Andy Reid under his belt. That includes serving as the Chiefs' OC back in 2017, when the team finished top 6 in both points and total yards with QB Alex Smith. We're not expecting a notable change to Kansas City's offense with Nagy replacing Eric Bieniemy.

5:30pm EST 1/29/23

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (back) is active for today's AFC Championship game vs. the Bengals. He reportedly injured his back on Friday and was a legitimate game-time decision for this one, so Kelce brings more risk than usual in fantasy lineups.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (back) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game vs. the Bengals. It's tough to say one way or another how concerned fantasy managers should be about this development. Considering he practiced fully and didn't appear on the report before Friday, we feel cautiously optimistic about his fantasy appeal in playoff contests. We'll keep an eye out for any reports that shed more light on the situation.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce racked up 14 catches, 98 yards and 2 TDs in Saturday’s win over Jacksonville. He did so despite missing Patrick Mahomes (ankle sprain) for a chunk of the game. Kelce tore up man and zone coverage while continuing his postseason dominance. The 33-year-old has averaged an absurd 27.4 PPR PPG over his last 7 playoff appearances. Next up is either a matchup with the Bills (in Atlanta) or the Bengals (in Kansas City).

The NFL announced that a neutral-site Bills vs. Chiefs AFC Championship game would be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Yes ... that'd be Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes in a dome to go to the Super Bowl. Bills-Chiefs produced 62 points in the playoffs 2 years ago and 78 points last year -- with both games coming outside at Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw for 328 yards and 3 TDs in Sunday's win over the Broncos. He went 29 of 42 in a game that saw Kansas City throw on 72.4% of offensive snaps. TE Travis Kelce led the team in targets (10) and catches (7) but tallied just 43 yards. RB Jerick McKinnon (2) and TE Blake Bell caught the TDs. Mahomes closes out with a soft Raiders defense. We'll see whether playoff scenarios affect his usage outlook.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught 6 of 8 targets for 113 yards in Saturday's win over the Seahawks, leading the team in all 3 categories on a limited passing day. Kelce accounted for 50.4% of Kansas City's total passing yards. QB Patrick Mahomes' 2 TD throws went to RB Jerick McKinnon and WR Kadarius Toney.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster each drew 10 targets and caught every one in Sunday's win over the Texans. Kelce went for 105 yards, while Smith-Schuster compiled 88 yards. Neither reached the end zone, as QB Patrick Mahomes' 2 TD throws went to WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling and RB Jerick McKinnon. Kansas City gets home dates with the Seahawks and Broncos the next 2 weeks.

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster drew a team-high 11 targets in Sunday's win over the Broncos, catching 9 of them for 74 yards and a TD. Those were his 2nd-largest totals of the year in both targets and receptions. Smith-Schuster carried this upside into the week after reclaiming the route lead among K.C. receivers last week. TE Travis Kelce tied for 2nd on the team with 9 targets, catching 4 for 71 yards.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes didn't have his sharpest outing in Sunday's win over the Rams. He did throw for 320 yards, hitting 10 different teammates with no Chief collecting more than 57 receiving yards. TE Travis Kelce led in yards and targets (8), claiming the TD among his 4 catches. Rookie WR Skyy Moore led the team with 5 catches (for just 36 yards) among 6 targets. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling was the only other Chief to catch more than 3 balls or crack 40 yards.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce scored all 3 of his team's TDs in Sunday night's win over the Chargers. He led the way in targets (10), receptions (6) and receiving yards (115), accounting for 35% of Kansas City's passing yardage. It was Kelce's 4th 100-yard game of the season and 2nd with multiple scores. He leads all TEs by more than 6 PPR points per game for the year.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw for 423 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT in Sunday's win at San Francisco. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and TE Travis Kelce tied for the target lead with 8. Smith-Schuster racked up a 7-124-1 receiving line, his 2nd straight game with more than 100 yards and a TD. Kelce supplied 98 yards on 6 catches. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught 3 of 4 targets for 111 yards. Mahomes' other 2 scores went to WR Mecole Hardman (on a shovel pass) and WR Justin Watson. K.C. gets a Week 8 bye and then home dates with the Titans and Jaguars.

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster delivered 113 yards and a TD on 5 catches in Sunday's loss to the Bills. He caught all 5 targets, with the biggest strike a 42-yard catch-and-run TD. TE Travis Kelce doubled Smith-Schuster's targets (10) and finished with 8 catches for 108 yards. WR Mecole Hardman checked in 3rd on the team with 4 targets, catching 3 for 42 yards and the Chiefs' other TD. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling went catch-less on 3 targets. He did nearly score on a reception that got wiped out by an ineligible-man-downfield penalty. Valdes-Scantling also had an end-zone target intercepted later on the same drive. Rookie WR Skyy Moore matched MVS' 3 targets, catching 1 for 24 yards.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught 7 balls for just 25 yards in Monday night's win over the Raiders but caught all 4 of QB Patrick Mahomes' TD passes. Kelce nabbed scores of 1, 4, 8 and 1 yards, while tying for the team target lead with 8. Marquez Valdes-Scantling joined him, catching 6 of 8 targets for 90 yards. JuJu Smith-Schuster matched the duo in looks but caught only 3 for 33 yards.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes went 23-of-37 passing for 249 yards and 3 TDs with 1 INT in Sunday night's loss at Tampa Bay. Mahomes found TE Travis Kelce, TE Jody Fortson and RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire for TDs. Kelce (10) and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (8) led the Chiefs in targets and receptions. A Week 5 home date with the Raiders looks even more favorable for the K.C. offense.

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster tied Travis Kelce for the target lead (8) in Sunday's loss to the Colts, tied Clyde Edwards-Helaire for the reception lead (5) and paced the team with 89 receiving yards. He remained close to Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Mecole Hardman in routes: 35 for MVS, 33 for Smith-Schuster and 28 for Hardman. Valdes-Scantling drew 7 targets for the 2nd straight game, while Hardman garnered just 1. QB Patrick Mahomes spread his attempts around less than in the Week 2 win over the Chargers. With Hardman back healthy -- he was in and out of the Week 2 contest -- WR Justin Watson played just 10 snaps; Skyy Moore 8.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce edged WR JuJu Smith-Schuster for the Week 1 target lead, 9-8, with WR Mecole Hardman checking in 3rd (with 6). It was WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, though, playing more snaps than any offensive skill player besides Patrick Mahomes. MVS edged Smith-Schuster by 1 route and Kielce by 2, according to Pro Football Focus. Hardman checked in 4th in that category, with the rest of the team far behind. Valdes-Scantling might well remain behind Kelce and Smith-Schuster in target distribution. But his 5.5-yard Week 1 average depth of target suggests he won't merely be the downfield player he was in Green Bay. (MVS' ADOTs with the Packers went 13.8, 16.6, 18.2, 18.2.) Keep MVS in mind more than you would most WRs who open the year with 4 targets and 2 other significant receiving threats in the lineup.

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