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Travis Kelce Not Putting Timeframe On Retirement

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is a three-time Super Bowl Champion and nine-time Pro Bowler, and retirement rumors have picked up steam over the last two offseasons. However, the 34-year-old is not putting a timeline on the end of his career, and he signed a two-year extension this offseason. "I really can't put a timeframe on (retirement)," Kelce said. "I love coming to work every single day. I know there's opportunities for me outside of football. I'm going to keep going until the wheels fall off. Hopefully, that doesn't happen anytime soon." For what it's worth, Kelce sits over 3,000 yards shy of passing Tony Gonzalez for the most receiving yards ever by a tight end, so he could be chasing that mark. Kelce's 984 receiving yards in 2023 were his fewest in a single season since 2015, yet he still finished second among all tight ends. The future Hall-of-Famer and clear top-five tight end of all time could fall off a cliff in production at any moment, but for now, he remains an elite player at the position. All that said, he is no longer the consensus TE1 in fantasy football thanks to emerging pass-catchers like Sam LaPorta and Trey McBride.

Jun 11, 2024 4:10 PM EST


Chiefs Agree To Two-Year Extension With Travis Kelce

The Kansas City Chiefs and All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce agreed to terms on Monday on an undisclosed two-year contract extension to make him the league's highest-paid tight end, according to sources. The deal was completed by his long-time agent, Mike Simon. Still one of the best tight ends in football at age 34, the former third-round pick in 2013 out of Cincinnati has been a Pro Bowler in each of the last nine seasons and finished the 2023 regular season with 93 catches (121 targets) for 984 yards and five touchdowns in 15 starts. The four-time All-Pro selection is still a high-end TE1 for fantasy purposes coming off back-to-back Super Bowl championships, but he's also much more of an injury risk than he's ever been.

Apr 29, 2024 2:37 PM EST



Travis Kelce Plans To Return In 2024

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who caught nine passes for 93 yards in the win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, said after the big game that he would return for another season rather than retire on top. The 34-year-old has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last nine years and is one of the best players at his position of all time, but he did show plenty of signs of slowing down in 2023. Kelce finished the regular season under 1,000 yards receiving for the first time since 2015, although he also missed two games (one due to injury). He also had just five receiving touchdowns, his fewest since 2019, and had some uncharacteristic drops along the way. Kelce will remain a high-end TE1 in fantasy in 2024 as the Chiefs go for a three-peat, but he's not going to be the overall TE1 entering fantasy drafts this fall.

Feb 12, 2024 1:04 PM EST


Travis Kelce Puts Up Huge Second Half In Super Bowl Win

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce overcame a quiet first half in Super Bowl LVIII to lead his team with 93 receiving yards on nine catches (10 targets) in Sunday's 25-22 win over the San Francisco 49ers, raising the third Lombardi Trophy of his illustrious career. The Niners bottled up Kelce for one yard in the first two quarters, but they had a hard time holding down the future Hall of Famer after Dre Greenlaw (Achilles) went down. Kelce kept K.C.'s offense on schedule throughout the second half, moving the chains for five first downs as quarterback Patrick Mahomes' obvious go-to target. The wheels were starting to fall off late in the regular season for Kelce, but his stellar playoffs told a different story. Just when it seemed his 2024 fantasy ADP would come in at a discount, the 34-year-old superstar totaled 32 catches for 355 yards and three touchdowns in four playoff games. We'll cross that bridge when we get there, but Kelce will be 35 this October.

Feb 12, 2024 1:08 AM EST


Travis Kelce Drops Two Scores On Bills

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce picked the right time for his first two-touchdown game of the year as his team escaped Sunday's Divisional Round with a 27-24 win over the Buffalo Bills, leading his team with 75 receiving yards on five catches (six targets). Kelce delivered two strong hookups with quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first half, and the superstar signal-caller just missed him in the corner of the end zone in the second quarter. But Mahomes connected with him later in the period, finding Kelce wide open on busted coverage. Kelce later took a short screen pass near the goal line and found an opening in traffic for another score, with Sunday marking the 34-year-old All-Pro's first game with a TD since Week 10. In three career playoff outings against the Bills, Kelce now owns 26 catches for 289 yards and five TDs. He'll hope for a repeat performance when the Chiefs visit the Baltimore Ravens in next Sunday's AFC Championship meeting.

Jan 21, 2024 11:23 PM EST



Travis Kelce Tries To Continue Dominance Of Bills

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 71 yards in the wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins, but his late-season case of the drops dragged into the playoffs. Kelce committed the third-most drops (six) among TEs in 2023, tallying two more in his last time out. Closing the regular season with the fewest yards per catch (10.6) of his decorated career, the 34-year-old four-time All-Pro remains fantasy's PPR TE1 but has looked his age at times during the campaign's second half. Rookie Rashee Rice is perhaps the superior DFS play in the Divisional Round against the Buffalo Bills, but Kelce has utterly dominated Buffalo in their last six meetings all told. Piling up 46 catches, 527 yards, and six touchdowns, Kelce is averaging a whopping 7.7 catches and 87.8 yards over this period. With Kelce topping the prices at $6,000 on DraftKings, DFS players are searching for an encore if paying up for the slate's top choice.

Jan 20, 2024 1:22 AM EST


Travis Kelce Up And Down In Wild-Card Victory

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's scoreless drought dragged into the playoffs in Saturday's 26-7 wild-card victory over the Miami Dolphins, but he hauled in seven of his 10 targets for 71 yards. Patrick Mahomes tried to get the struggling Kelce involved early, and despite his strong five catches for 55 yards in the box score during the first half, Kelce left some yards on the field. The 34-year-old four-time All-Pro came down with a key 11-yard pass on third-and-long during K.C.'s first series and then jump-started a scoring drive in the second quarter with a 22-yard gain, but he committed at least two fairly blatant drops on Saturday. Kelce also witnessed a six-game postseason scoring streak get snapped against the Dolphins. In search of his first touchdown since Week 11, Kelce will next do battle either in Buffalo against the Bills or at Arrowhead Stadium versus the Houston Texans for next weekend's Divisional showdown.

Jan 14, 2024 12:06 AM EST


Travis Kelce Searches For Wild-Card Rebound

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce fell just shy of his eighth straight 1,000-yard year, bookending his season with missed games, but he still closed as the overall TE1 in PPR fantasy points per game (14.1). The 34-year-old nine-time Pro Bowler pushed for a career year initially but slowed down in his final nine games, averaging 5.0 catches (6.9 targets) for 51.0 yards with just one total touchdown. DFS players paying up for Kelce in Saturday's wild-card tilt versus the Miami Dolphins will hang their hats on his spectacular averages of 7.4 catches for 86.0 yards with sixteen total scores across 18 lifetime postseason games. Miami shut Kelce down for his season low with 14 yards in Week 9's matchup, but the Fins have been gashed for 167 yards and four TDs by opposing TEs in the past two weeks. Due to forecasted below-freezing temperatures and blustery winds, however, Kelce carries some added risk under these conditions.

Jan 12, 2024 11:36 PM EST


Travis Kelce Not Planning To Retire Anytime Soon

Regardless of how the Kansas City Chiefs perform in the playoffs, tight end Travis Kelce expects to be back with the team in 2024. "I have no reason to stop playing football, man," the 11-year veteran and future Hall of Famer said. "I love it, we still have success and I come in with the right mindset. I just love the challenge it gives me every single day to try to be at my best. I have no desire to stop anytime soon." Kelce is the team's longest-tenured player, but he's played through injuries in 2023 and has seen a slight dip in production while also dealing with the hoopla of starting a relationship with pop superstar Taylor Swift. The 34-year-old has scored just one touchdown in the past nine games and has been slowed down with extra defenders covering him. But he still finished the regular season with 93 catches for 984 yards and five touchdowns to finish as the TE2 in fantasy, and Kelce will remain a high-end fantasy tight end for playoff leagues.

Jan 12, 2024 12:46 PM EST


Travis Kelce Won't Play In Week 18

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (coach's decision) has been ruled out for Week 18 versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Kelce is healthy, but given that the Chiefs have already clinched first place in the AFC West, there's no reason to risk the health of their star veteran. Kelce finishes the year with 984 receiving yards, which is the first time since 2015 that he didn't eclipse the 1,000-yard threshold. This news also means that Kelce won't finish as the overall TE1 in fantasy football; it's just the second time he has fallen short of that mark since 2015. Expect Noah Gray to start for Kansas City, ranking as a mid-range TE2 in fantasy football while catching passes from Blaine Gabbert.

Jan 7, 2024 2:34 PM EST


Chiefs To Give Travis Kelce A Shot At 1,000 Yards

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce needs 16 receiving yards in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday to record his eighth straight season of at least 1,000 receiving yards. The Chiefs are expected to give Kelce a chance to get to that milestone on Sunday, even though their playoff seed as the No. 3 team in the AFC is locked in for the postseason. No other tight end has ever recorded more than two straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Kelce will be active in this meaningless game, but as soon as he's able to pick up 16 yards, he's expected to be benched for the rest of the game, so fantasy managers shouldn't have him in their starting lineups in DFS or single-year championship matchups. Noah Gray should get most of the run against LA as KC's top pass-catching tight end.

Jan 7, 2024 11:07 AM EST


Travis Kelce Playing For 1,000-Yard Milestone

There was some uncertainty surrounding Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's (neck) status against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 18 due to a neck injury, but he was cleared from Friday's injury report after a week of limited practice sessions. Sunday represents a meaningless game in relation to K.C.'s playoff positioning -- they are locked into the AFC's No. 3 seed -- but Kelce is still 16 yards away from attaining his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard campaign. The 34-year-old eight-time Pro Bowler will be catching passes from backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the regular-season finale, and it would seem unlikely that Kelce plays a full complement of snaps in this contest. Kelce is still the type of fantasy player who deserves must-start treatment in season-long leagues whenever he is active, but his DFS expectations particularly need to be tempered under these circumstances. Treat him as a risk/reward TE1 proposition.

Jan 7, 2024 12:09 AM EST


Travis Kelce Stays Limited In Practice

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (neck) was limited in practice on Thursday for the second straight day this week. Kelce's injury isn't too serious, but there's a good chance the Chiefs will rest him or hold him out entirely in the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs are locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC for the playoffs and have already announced that quarterback Patrick Mahomes won't play at all. The 34-year-old Kelce has battled through nagging injuries this year and could probably use some rest heading into the playoffs, so we recommend avoiding the tight end in DFS lineups. Noah Gray (ribs) and Blake Bell (finger), who have been practicing in full this week, should see a lot more run with quarterback Blaine Gabbert running the offense against LA.

Jan 4, 2024 7:35 PM EST


Travis Kelce On The Week 18 Injury Report

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (neck) is on the team's Week 18 injury report after putting in a limited practice session on Wednesday. Kelce's injury probably isn't serious enough to keep him from playing in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, but with the Chiefs having already locked up the No. 3 seed in the AFC, there's a good chance the 34-year-old All-Pro will be rested this weekend. The Chiefs have already announced that quarterback Patrick Mahomes won't play, so Kelce's fantasy stock will be down regardless if he ends up suiting up against LA. Kelce is currently 16 yards shy of the 1,000-yard mark for his eighth straight season, so perhaps he'll start and get the necessary yards needed before taking a seat. Tight ends Noah Gray and Blake Bell figure to see more playing time on Sunday.

Jan 3, 2024 6:37 PM EST


Travis Kelce Squanders Ideal Matchup In Fantasy Finals

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce never got going in Week 17's 25-17 home victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, matching a season low with three receptions and four targets for 16 yards. They say Father Time is undefeated, and it's fair to wonder if Kelce is finally succumbing to him. After looking spry in the first half of the year, Kelce has slowed down significantly for 45 catches, 459 yards, and just one touchdown in his past nine games. The 34-year-old four-time All-Pro appeared to be set up for a huge bounce-back effort in what was the ultimate get-right spot on Sunday against a Bengals defense that's hemorrhaged the most yards and catches to tight ends entering play. Kelce hung a colossal 12/179/1 receiving line on the Los Angeles Chargers back in Week 7, but he may not receive enough snaps for any kind of encore when they meet again in Week 18 after the Chiefs clinched the division title on Sunday.

Jan 1, 2024 3:09 AM EST


Travis Kelce In A Smash Spot Against Bengals

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is stuck in a rough skid by his lofty standards, consistently falling short on fantasy expectations of late. The 34-year-old four-time All-Pro relies on his renowned chemistry with quarterback Patrick Mahomes now more than ever at this stage of his illustrious career, and therein likely lies the culprit for his recent slide. Kelce has just 42 catches on 58 targets for 443 yards with one total touchdown in his past eight games, with Mahomes carrying an 83.1 passer rating over this stretch, dropping down to fantasy's overall TE9 in PPR scoring across this interval. Kelce remains the premier TE1 in full-PPR formats, however, with 15.3 points per game in those settings. Though he appears to be no longer far and away superior to those around him, Kelce's Week 17 date with a Cincinnati Bengals defense bleeding the most catches (96) and yards (1,001) to TEs couldn't be a better get-right spot.

Dec 30, 2023 11:59 PM EST


Travis Kelce's Frigid Slump Drags Into Week 16

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce couldn't climb out of his second-half rut in Week 16's stunning 20-14 defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders, catching five of his seven targets for 44 yards. Monday was simply another run-of-the-mill type of day for Kelce, whose torrid-hot start to the year is becoming more of a distant memory with each passing week at this point. Over his last eight games, the 34-year-old superstar is limping to fantasy's finish line with averages of 5.3 receptions on 7.3 targets for 55.4 yards and just one total touchdown. It coincides with quarterback Patrick Mahomes' woes and K.C.'s offense becoming highly erratic as a whole since that dreadful road loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 8. Kelce wraps up the fantasy campaign at home in the ultimate Week 17 get-right spot with a chance to carry managers to the promised land and put a hurt on arguably the NFL's worst tight-end coverage group in the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dec 26, 2023 1:37 AM EST


Travis Kelce Hopes To Regather Early-Year Form

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is caught up in a bit of a late-season funk. Kelce was off to the races after missing Week 1 with a hyperextended knee, collecting 48 catches for 525 yards and four touchdowns in his first six games. The 34-year-old superstar has slowed down, gathering 37 catches for 399 yards with one score during his past seven outings. Overall, Kelce is registering career lows in yards per catch (10.9) and yards per target (8.4). But Kelce's unmatched positional dominance in fantasy still has him on top in receiving yards (924) and full-PPR fantasy points per game (15.9), plus he's the runner-up in targets (110) and red-zone targets (19). The Chiefs could opt to get their top pass catcher tuned up ahead of the postseason in Week 16 at home versus a Las Vegas Raiders bunch on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention. It's worth mentioning that Kelce has crossed the end zone 13 times in 13 lifetime Monday contests.

Dec 24, 2023 12:46 AM EST


Travis Kelce Dealing With Neck Injury

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (neck) is dealing with a neck injury following the Week 15 win over the New England Patriots, although he was able to practice in full on Thursday. Kelce looked to be in some pain late in Sunday's win over the Pats, but the injury doesn't appear to be very serious and he should have no problem playing on Christmas Day on Monday against the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders. The 34-year-old had one of his worst games of the year last weekend, catching five passes for a measly 28 yards with the Patriots defense focusing on stopping him. A bounce-back is likely in the cards in Week 16, though, after Kelce put up a 6-91-0 line in the first meeting against the Raiders back in Week 12. Kelce is a must-start, high-end TE1 in fantasy lineups, as always.

Dec 21, 2023 6:18 PM EST


Patriots Bottle Up Travis Kelce For 28 Yards

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was shut down in Week 15's 27-17 win over the New England Patriots, catching five of his seven passes for 28 yards. The Patriots have locked down opposing TEs all year long, and Bill Belichick wasn't going to let K.C.'s most dominant weapon be the one to beat his defense, much like how the Miami Dolphins blanketed Kelce in Week 9. The four-time All-Pro uncharacteristically saw a pass in the end zone glance off his fingertips in the third quarter. Kelce was seen wincing in some pain on the sidelines after being dropped onto his left elbow on his final catch late in the game, but the Chiefs didn't provide any update on his status. While that may leave it safe to assume the issue is of minimal concern, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 34-year-old on Week 16's injury report ahead of a Christmas game against the Las Vegas Raiders next Monday. That gives Kelce an extra day to heal up as well.

Dec 18, 2023 1:30 AM EST