% chance misses at least 2 quarters
1- 17√1-% Inj/Season
Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable
Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly
|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.|
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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