- Height / Weight
- 6'5" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 5, 1989 (28)
- 6th Season
- 2013 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 63 (KC)
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is looking forward to playing with quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2018 after the team traded Alex Smith to the Redskins this week. "Yeah, without a doubt. I feel like Patty Cakes can come in and roll the dice on anybody," Kelce told NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano and Brian Billick on Wednesday's Super Bowl Live. "He can throw the ball any way, he can throw it off his back foot and he can jump and throw, he can throw the ball anywhere, anyway you need for it to be thrown. His confidence is definitely one of the best attributes to his game." Mahomes made one start in a meaningless Week 17 game against the Broncos but was impressive, throwing for 284 yards. He has incredibly high upside with a strong arm and the ability to extend plays with his legs, but he'll undoubtedly be inconsistent in his first year as the unquestioned starter in KC. Mahomes could have QB1 weeks in 2018, but they'll be hard to predict. He'll be better off as a dynasty league asset for at least another season.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (concussion) caught all four of his targets for 66 yards and one touchdown in the 22-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. Kelce took a big hit from Johnathan Cyprien late in the second quarter and had trouble standing up and walking afterwards. He was later ruled out with a concussion, and it desperately hurt the Chiefs offense. The Chiefs weren't able to score again without Kelce, and it was a huge factor in their loss. It was a horrible way to end his season, but he'll be a top TE option next season in fantasy, although he may lose a little upside if the Chiefs trade quarterback Alex Smith and make the move to youngster Patrick Mahomes.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is most notably one of the best TEs in all of football. Kelce finished the season with 83 receptions, 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns. He's caught four or more passes in every game he's played in besides two this season. Kelce has become the go-to guy for quarterback Alex Smith. If Smith is on his game, then Kelce is going to have a good game. Kelce is one of the best TE options this weekend.