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Charles Goldman of A to Z Sports says Chiefs rookie TE Jared Wiley is "already getting a lot of play with the starters" in team workouts -- including red-zone opportunities. Wiley's obviously not going to challenge TE Travis Kelce's standing anytime soon. But there's room for him to compete with Noah Gray for the No. 2 spot. Gray played 52.4% of K.C.'s offensive snaps last season, thanks in part to Kelce missing two games. Gray also finished sixth on the team in targets and fourth in receptions.

The Chiefs and TE Travis Kelce agreed to a two-year, $34.25 million contract extension, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It makes Kelce the league's highest-paid TE and keeps him with Kansas City through the 2027 season. He'll be 38 by that point. We'll see whether Kelce plays through the life of this contract, but it looks like he'll retire as a Chief. His 14.8 PPR points per game last year were his fewest since 2016 -- but were still enough to lead all TEs. Kelce sits atop our 2024 fantasy football TE rankings.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce said after Sunday's Super Bowl win that he'll be back for the 2024 season. There had been some whispers that he'd retire, especially if the Chiefs won another title. But Kelce will help Kansas City gun for a three-peat. The 34-year-old averaged 14.8 PPR points per game this past year -- his fewest since 2016 but still enough to lead all TEs. Kelce then racked up 32 catches, 355 yards, and three TDs across four playoff games. He sits atop our 2024 fantasy football TE rankings.

The Chiefs downgraded TE Travis Kelce to out for today's game vs. the Chargers. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this morning that Kelce would play long enough to get the 16 yards he needs for 1,000, but HC Andy Reid evidently wised up since then and will hold Kelce out of this meaningless game. Noah Gray figures to operate as Kansas City's lead TE and is in play as a cheap DFS option.

The Chiefs are expected to play TE Travis Kelce long enough vs. the Chargers today to get him the 16 yards he needs for 1,000 total, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It'd be Kelce's eighth straight 1,000-yard season. Expect Kelce to be pulled as soon as he gets those 16 yards, with the Chiefs having nothing to play for today. Kelce still isn't a recommended Week 18 fantasy play, although this news is a knock against TE Noah Gray's viability.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes won't play vs. the Chargers this weekend, HC Andy Reid said Wednesday. QB Blaine Gabbert will start in a meaningless game for the Chiefs, who are locked in as the AFC's No. 3 seed. Reid also said that "some" other starters will not play on Sunday. We imagine that'll include TE Travis Kelce, RB Isiah Pacheco, and potentially WR Rashee Rice. This is an offense to avoid in Week 18 fantasy lineups.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce was held to 3 catches for 16 yards against the Bengals on Sunday. Kelce was unable to get open in what should have been a smash match-up, drawing only 4 targets. Kelce still finishes the fantasy season (for most leagues) tied for the position lead in PPR points per game. But that comes with his lowest scoring average since 2016. Kelce's 14.7 points per contest fall nearly 4.0 short of last year's average. It's no surprise for the 34-year-old to be trending downward at this point. It's fair to wonder, however, how much the season-opening knee injury and then a Week 5 ankle sprain limited him. Kelce probably shouldn't be drafted so far ahead of the rest of the position in 2024, but it's tough to knock him too far when a disappointing year still has him tied for the scoring lead. We'll be very curious to see where he goes in early best-ball drafts. Kelce's likely to be a tough sell in dynasty leagues this offseason.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught 7 of 9 targets for 44 yards and a TD in Week 11 vs. the Eagles. The veteran did lose a fumble in the contest, which cost fantasy managers just a little bit, but his 15.4 points were enough for Kelce to finish as the TE2 in PPR scoring on the week. Even so, it’s troubling to consider how much he’s started to dip in production of late. Kelce is averaging just 5.3 catches, 38.7 receiving yards, and 10.5 PPR points per game over the past three games. This information shouldn’t dissuade you from continuing to trust him as a TE1 every week. We are talking about Travis Kelce after all. It’s just something to be mindful of in the coming weeks.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes hit rock bottom against Denver, managing only 241 passing yards on 38 attempts. Mahomes targeted 11 different Chiefs on Sunday, with Travis Kelce again leading the way (6-58 on 9 targets). Skyy Moore dropped a would-be TD, but Mahomes also threw 2 INTs and lost 1 fumble. The star QB reportedly battled the flu, and he certainly didn’t look close to 100% in this one. Look for a bounce-back in Week 9 vs. Miami.

Travis Kelce delivered a second straight big game with his 12-179-1 receiving line in Sunday's win over the Chargers. It tied his career high in receptions, set back in 2018 against the Raiders. The yardage marked Kelce's second-largest total ever, trailing only a 2021 meeting with the Chargers. He has now caught 21 of 22 targets in two games since spraining an ankle against the Vikings. Kelce has clearly been able to shake that off and go about dominating Kansas City targets. He more than doubled Sunday's No. 2 Chiefs target (Rashee Rice, 6) and claimed 42.2% of Patrick Mahomes' passing yards.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) is officially active for tonight's game against the Broncos. It's fair to assume that he's not at 100% after spraining his ankle on Sunday, but Kelce remains a must-start in season-long leagues -- especially against this horrible Denver defense.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Broncos. He got in limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. Insider Jordan Schultz reports that Kelce's ankle has "responded well" and that he is expected to play tomorrow. We'll get Kansas City's inactives around 7 pm ET. An active Kelce is a must-start.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) was officially limited in Tuesday's practice. He was spotted on the field with that right ankle heavily taped. We're tentatively expecting Kelce to play vs. the Broncos on Thursday night, but check back tomorrow to see how he's listed on the final injury report.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) will practice on Tuesday, HC Andy Reid said. That should put Kelce on track to play vs. the Broncos on Thursday night. We'll watch his status over the next couple of days.

The Chiefs listed TE Travis Kelce as not practicing Monday on their estimated practice report. The team didn't actually work out the day after beating Minnesota. But it's no surprise that Kelce wouldn't have practice on his sprained ankle. We'll watch to confirm he's ready to play Thursday night against the Broncos. Given that Kelce returned to the Vikings game, he seems likely to play. But it's no lock. If Kelce is trending toward sitting out, TE Noah Gray could be a deeper TE option.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chiefs TE Travis Kelce suffered a low-ankle sprain in the Week 5 win over the Vikings. That conflicts with insider Jordan Schultz's initial report that it's a high-ankle sprain -- but makes more sense considering Kelce was able to return to today's game with reasonable effectiveness. We'll look for further clarification on Kelce's status. The schedule won’t do him any favors with his Chiefs taking on the Broncos on Thursday night.

Insider Jordan Schultz reports that the Chiefs believe TE Travis Kelce has a high-ankle sprain. "The medical staff has cleared him to return, so it’s up to Kelce if he plays again today," Schultz adds. Kelce indeed returned to the field for Kansas City's second possession of the second half.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce suffered an apparent lower right leg injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Vikings. It was a non-contact play. Kelce limped to the sidelines and slammed his helmet. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Kelce returned to the sidelines with his helmet on and ankle taped for the start of the second half but did not play on Kansas City's first drive of the half.

Update: The Chiefs announced that Kelce is questionable to return with an ankle injury. CBS' Tracy Wolfson reports that Kelce underwent X-rays at halftime.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce posted 6 catches on 9 targets with a team-leading 60 receiving yards in Week 4's win vs. the Jets. Unfortunately, the other Chiefs' TE Noah Gray was the one found the end zone on a 34-yard dart in the contest. Rookie Rashee Rice didn't have the biggest day on the field (3 catches, 32 yards). Still, his 5 targets were considerably more than his teammates Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, each of whom received 2 targets apiece. It'll be worth stashing Rice on benches if he's still available in your leagues. Next week, the Chiefs will take on the Vikings.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce delivered another classic performance with 7 catches on 8 targets for 69 yards and a TD in Week 3 vs. the Bears. This game was never close, as the Chiefs led 34-0 by halftime. It’s worth mentioning that rookie WR Rashee Rice also had some success on Sunday, with 5 catches on 7 targets for 59 yards. He logged 3 catches for 39 yards before the Chiefs rested most of their starting players by the end, so there’s some reason to be excited about this development. Kelce will look to further impress his new lady friend Taylor Swift in Week 4 vs. the Jets.

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