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Travis Kelce
ADP: 2.4
Bye: 8
Experience: 9 Yr(s)
Age: 32.9
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 260
40 Time: 4.66
Speed Score: 111.10
Burst Score (Rank): 123.30 (81%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.51 (59%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.16 (80%)

Injury PredictorTravis Kelce's Injury Guide

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 3, 2013 NFL Knee Patella Fracture Kelce had arthroscopic surgery on his bothersome knee, which revealed a cartilage issue that led to a microfracture procedure. He missed all but 1 play of 2013 but didn't lose another game to the knee. Original injury deemed a bone bruise.
Oct 19, 2014 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Kelce sustained a rib injury but played through it. HC Andy Reid called it a sore rib "mostly up in the cartilage area."
Aug 31, 2015 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Kelce suffered an ankle sprain in a preseason practice. He sat out the 4th preseason contest, though HC Andy Reid said he would have played if it were a regular-season game. Kelce returned for Week 1.
Oct 8, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Kelce suffered a concussion against the Texans. He was initially cleared to return to the game but showed some short-term memory loss at halftime. Kelce cleared the protocol in time to play the following week.
Jan 6, 2018 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Kelce missed the 2nd half of the Wild Card Round loss to the Titans with a concussion. It was his 2nd of the season.
Feb 28, 2017 NFL Shoulder Kelce had February shoulder surgery that HC Andy Reid indicated was a "cleanup" type procedure. He missed no game time, and it's not clear what the original injury was (which also caused no missed game time).
Jan 8, 2020 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Kelce had practiced on a limited basis due to knee soreness ahead of Divisional Round matchup against the Texans
Oct 10, 2021 NFL Cervical Neck Stinger Kelce suffered "a little bit of a stinger" during Week 5's loss to the Bills. He was good for the next game.

Basic StatsTravis Kelce's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Kelce caught 92 of 134 targets for 1,125 yards and 9 TDs last year.
  • He tied for the position lead in TDs, while ranking 2nd to Mark Andrews in targets, catches and yards.
  • Kelce finished 2nd to Andrews across fantasy scoring formats – but he was 58 PPR points and 44 non-PPR points ahead of the #3 TE.
  • Kelce has now finished as a top 2 fantasy TE in 6 straight seasons.
  • Among 35 TEs with 40+ targets last season, Kelce ranked 4th in Pro Football Focus receiving grade, 7th in yards per route run and 9th in yards per target.
  • But Kelce’s 8.4 yards per target was a career low. His 1.92 yards per route run was the 2nd lowest mark among 8 NFL seasons.
  • Kelce turns 33 in October.
  • The Chiefs traded WR Tyreek Hill to Miami in March.
    • Hill has averaged 8.3 targets per game over the past 5 seasons, including a career-high 9.4 last year.
  • The Chiefs also lost WRs Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson this offseason. Those 2 combined for 101 targets last season (15.0% of the team total).
  • Kansas City signed WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling and drafted WR Skyy Moore in Round 2 of this year’s draft. WR Mecole Hardman also returns.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Kelce turns 33 in October and averaged a career-low 8.4 yards per target last season. It’s safe to say he’s past his peak.

But he still ranked top 9 among 35 qualifying TEs in yards per target, yards per route and Pro Football Focus receiving grade last year. And, most importantly, he has a chance to set a career high in targets this season with WR Tyreek Hill gone.

Kelce easily projects as the #1 TE across scoring formats for 2022 and is worth considering near the end of the 1st round of fantasy drafts. He’s a strong pick anywhere in Round 2.

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Travis Kelce, TE KC

2:46pm EST 12/29/21

Travis Kelce off COVID list

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has been activated from the COVID list. He'll get in a full week of practice ahead of Sunday's game vs. the Bengals. Kelce remains an elite TE1 for that one.

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The Chiefs will have WR Tyreek Hill for Sunday's game against the Steelers after he cleared COVID protocols Saturday. TE Travis Kelce is also expected to be activated from the COVID list Saturday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but has yet to clear the protocol. He'll continue to be tested through the early part of Sunday in hopes of clearing ahead of game time.

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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is not experiencing COVID symptoms, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That improves the vaccinated Kelce's chance of being cleared in time for Sunday's game vs. the Steelers. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

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The Chiefs have placed TE Travis Kelce on the COVID list. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that because he is vaccinated, Kelce has "a chance" to return for Sunday's game against the Steelers. The entire fantasy football community will be watching closely.

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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (neck) is not listed on the final injury report. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. Kelce should play his usual role on Sunday against the Titans.

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