Kelce recorded six receptions on seven targets for 38 yards in Saturday's 31-13 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: The Chiefs were able to keep the ball on the ground in the victory, which suppressed the production of Kelce. He did manage a 15-yard reception late in the second quarter, and he was tackled at the one-yard line before Isaiah Pacheco punched in a touchdown late in the game. Despite the slow close to the regular season, Kelce recorded 110 receptions, 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns across 17 games on the campaign.
Jan 7, 2023 5:52 PM EST
Kelce secured seven of 10 targets for 43 yards in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Analysis: Kelce's reception total was a team high on the afternoon, but his 43 receiving yards were his fewest since Week 5. The All-Pro tight end's final grab of the day was the clincher for the Chiefs, however, as his six-yard catch with under a minute remaining gave Kansas City a first down that forced Denver to use its last timeout. Kelce should fill his usual role in Week 18 on the road against the Raiders, the team that held him to a season-low 25 yards but also allowed him to rack up four touchdowns in the first meeting between the teams.
Jan 1, 2023 1:36 PM EST
Kelce corralled six of eight targets for 113 yards in Saturday's 24-10 win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: Kelce did all the dirty work between the red zones in this one, producing his second 100-yard receiving effort in as many weeks. The star tight end has been on a touchdown drought over the last four weeks, but it is hard to complain about a player who has already contributed 12 scores through 15 games. Look for Kelce to remain heavily-involved in the offensive gameplan ahead of next Sunday's matchup against the Broncos.
Dec 24, 2022 2:31 PM EST
Kelce secured all 10 targets for 105 yards in the Chiefs' 30-24 overtime win over the Texans on Sunday.
Analysis: While he didn't visit the end zone, Kelce still turned in a rewarding performance for fantasy managers by co-leading the Chiefs in receptions and setting the pace in receiving yardage. The All-Pro tight end's game-long reception was for a relatively modest 18 yards, so he certainly worked hard for everything he put on the stat sheet. Kelce recorded half his receptions in the second half, and he now has five 100-yard tallies on the season going into a Week 16 home showdown against the Seahawks on Saturday afternoon.
Dec 18, 2022 1:52 PM EST
Kelce caught four of nine targets for 71 yards in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: By his standards it was a quiet performance, but it also represents something close to his floor as Kelce has hauled in at least four passes in every game this season, either topping 50 yards or catching at least one TD (or both) each time. The superstar tight end also passed 1,000 receiving yards on the season Sunday, extending his own NFL record with his seventh straight campaign at that level. Kelce will look to make a bigger impact in Week 15 against the Texans.
Dec 11, 2022 5:48 PM EST
Kelce caught four of six targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: It's what passes for a quiet day for the tight end, as Kelce failed to either score a TD or record at least 98 receiving yards for the first time since Week 2. He's now 32 yards short of his seventh straight 1,000-yard campaign, a figure Kelce should reach in Week 14 against the Broncos.
Dec 4, 2022 8:19 PM EST
Kelce caught four of eight targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Rams.
Analysis: The tight end led Kansas City in receiving yards by one over Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Kelce was on the other end of Patrick Mahomes' only TD pass of the afternoon. It's his fifth touchdown in the last three games and his NFL-leading 12th of the season -- that's among all players, not just TEs. Kelce will look to extend his scoring streak to four games in Week 13 against the Bengals.
Nov 27, 2022 8:01 PM EST
Kelce had six receptions (10 targets) for 115 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: The Chiefs were without two of its top wideouts and lost Kadarius Toney (hamstring) early in this contest, so it was up to Kelce to carry the load for a depleted receiving unit. The league's top tight end was up to the challenge, producing his second game with three or more touchdowns this season, including the game-winning score in the final moments of a thrilling comeback victory. Kelce has racked up 69 receptions, 855 yards and 11 touchdowns through 10 games, putting him well on pace to record his sixth consecutive season with at least 1,000 receiving yards. The 33-year-old will set a new career high in touchdowns if he can score next Sunday against a Rams defense that has struggled guarding tight ends over the last two years.
Nov 20, 2022 9:31 PM EST
Kelce secured six of seven targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 27-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Analysis: Kelce had a relatively modest day by his standards, but he still co-led the Chiefs in receptions and set the pace in receiving yards. The talented tight end added his eighth touchdown grab of the season and first since he racked up four against the Raiders in Week when he brought in a seven-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes late in the third quarter. Kelce will head into a Week 11 road divisional showdown against the Chargers next Sunday night with no fewer than 81 receiving yards in four straight contests.
Nov 13, 2022 1:36 PM EST
Kelce hauled in 10 of 17 targets for 106 yards in Sunday's 20-17 overtime win over the Titans.
Analysis: Kelce churned out another TE1 performance for his fantasy managers, but there were some points left on the table. The normally sure-handed tight end had a couple of ugly drops -- one of which turned into an interception for Patrick Mahomes -- resulting in a poor 58.8 catch rate (78.2 catch rate this season) and some visible frustration early in the contest. All things told, the end results were still strong for the fantasy stud. Kelce and the Chiefs will take on the Jaguars next Sunday.
Nov 6, 2022 10:15 PM EST
Kelce caught six of eight targets for 98 yards in Sunday's 44-24 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: Kelce fell two yards short of his second consecutive 100-yard performance after going 8-108-0 against the Bills in Week 6. The 33-year-old also had a short touchdown vultured by backup Justin Watson. All things considered, it was another premiere performance from one of fantasy football's top tight ends. Kelce carries a healthy 47-553-7 line into the upcoming bye week. Fantasy managers will have to find a replacement for Kelce in Week 8 before the Chiefs resume play against the Titans on Nov. 6.
Oct 23, 2022 5:36 PM EST
Kelce caught eight of 10 targets for 108 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: While he wasn't able to follow up last week's record-setting four-TD performance by getting back into the end zone, Kelce still reached triple digits in receiving yards for the second time this season. The Kansas City superstar will look to stay productive in Week 7 against a banged-up 49ers defense that just gave up two TDs to Atlanta tight ends.
Oct 16, 2022 7:13 PM EST
Kelce recorded seven receptions on eight targets for 25 yards and four touchdowns in Monday's 30-29 victory over the Raiders.
Analysis: Kelce didn't do much damage from a yardage perspective, as his longest catch went for only eight yards and he averaged just 3.1 yards per target. However, he more than made up for that with his prolific work around the end zone, as he accounted for all four of the Chiefs' touchdowns -- each of which came from the eight-yard line or closer. Kelce now has at least one score and five receptions in four of the team's five games this season and is clearly operating as Patrick Mahomes' top pass catcher.
Oct 10, 2022 8:57 PM EST
Kelce had nine receptions (10 targets) for 92 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-31 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Kelce put on a clinic against the Buccaneers' elite linebacking unit, scoring a touchdown 43 seconds into the contest while extending multiple drives with clutch receptions. The superstar tight end has lived up to that label, racking up 26 receptions, 322 yards and three touchdowns through four contests. He did appear to tweak something in the first half, but promptly returned to action a few plays later. Kelce remains Patrick Mahomes' most-trusted receiver heading into a divisional matchup against the Raiders next Monday.
Oct 2, 2022 10:48 PM EST
Kelce secured four of eight targets for 58 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for one yard in the Chiefs' 20-17 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
Analysis: The All-Pro tight end secured his second touchdown of the season late in the first quarter with a three-yard grab, but he had a relatively quiet day overall by his standards as Patrick Mahomes targeted eight different players overall. Kelce has no fewer than seven targets in any of his first three games and has collected 17 receptions overall in that span, sending him into a Week 4 road showdown against the Buccaneers with solid momentum.
Sep 25, 2022 2:51 PM EST
Kelce brought in five of seven targets for 51 yards in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Chargers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Kelce had lit up the Chargers for 17 receptions, 295 yards and two touchdowns in two games last season, so expectations were naturally high coming into Thursday night. However, while Kelce paced Kansas City in receptions and receiving yards while sharing the team lead in targets on the night, although he did come within a couple of yards of the end zone late in the third quarter when Derwin James stopped him in his tracks while impressively lifting him skyward. Kelce will look to get back closer to his Week 1 production (8-121-1) when the Chiefs face the Colts on the road in Week 3 a week from Sunday.
Sep 15, 2022 8:43 PM EST
Kelce caught eight of nine targets for 121 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: With Tyreek Hill now in Miami, Kelce is the clear top target for Patrick Mahomes, and he proved it in Week 1 by leading Kansas City in receptions, targets and receiving yards while hauling in Mahomes' first of five TD passes on the day. The tight end recorded his 30th career game with 100-plus yards, leaving Kelce just two games short of Rob Gronkowski's NFL record of 32, with Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez (31) the only other TE in league history with 30 or more.
Sep 11, 2022 5:20 PM EST
Kelce and the Chiefs agreed to terms on an adjusted contract Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Kelce's new deal increases his salary for the 2022 campaign, a move which should keep the star tight end happy for this season, but doesn't address potential contract disagreements down the line. The 32-year-old is under contract with Kansas City through 2025, on a deal which looks like a relative bargain for the team considering that Kelce is coming off six consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns. His role on offense will be especially key in 2022 in the wake of the decision to trade Tyreek Hill, but as early as the 2023 offseason Kelce's contract could once again surface as an issue needing to be addressed.
Jul 27, 2022 6:47 AM EST
Kelce said "you can't pay me enough" when KSHB 41's Aaron Ladd asked him if he's underpaid, but the tight end also suggested he isn't concerned with his contract right now, noting that he'll "let everyone else worry about the money situation."
Analysis: It's probably not news to Kelce that he's signed extensions early and lost some money because of it. He's still been among the highest-paid tight ends in the league most years, which nonetheless makes him a bargain for the Chiefs when he puts up receiving stats more like a top WR than a top TE. The 32-year-old most recently signed an extension in August 2020, keeping him under contract through 2025 with projected cap hits of $8.9 million (2022), $14.7 million (2023), $16.4 million (2024) and $18.7 million (2025) -- good pay for a TE; not so much for someone with 5,106 receiving yards the past four years. Another extension wouldn't make sense given his age, unless it's just adding dummy years for cap reasons, but the Chiefs could give Kelce a modest raise this season or next to keep him happy. He isn't holding out, and is poised for a busy 2022 after the Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to Miami this spring.
Jul 10, 2022 8:04 PM EST
Kelce caught 10 of 11 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.
Analysis: Kelce was Kansas City's leader in targets, catches and receiving yards, producing yet another superb playoff performance -- he racked up at least 95 receiving yards in all six of Kansas City's playoff games over the past two seasons while scoring six touchdowns in those games. The tight end's five-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter gave the Chiefs a 14-3 lead, but the Bengals stormed back from an 11-point halftime deficit to pull the upset. Coming off a sixth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season, Kelce's poised to remain one of the league's most productive tight ends next season.
Jan 30, 2022 4:32 PM EST
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