2016 Fantasy Football Tight Ends: Number 3 – Travis Kelce
2015 Stats: 72 REC 875 YDS 5 TDS
Travis Kelce has been one of the NFL’s best young tight ends and this year he looks to take the next step into being one of the best in the NFL. In his two full seasons in Kansas City, he’s averaged over 800 yards a season and caught five touchdowns both years.
The addition of wide receivers like Rod Streater and rookies Tyreek Hill and Demarcus Robinson, as well as the emergence of Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West on top of Jamaal Charles, Travis Kelce will no longer be one of the two main weapons opposing defenses key in on along with Jeremy Maclin.
Don’t expect him to have any drop off in production due to the new faces, however. Alex Smith has always utilized his tight end (i.e. Vernon Davis in SF) and Kelce will still be a main part of the offense.
If anything, look for his touchdown numbers to go up thanks to his perfect size to be a red-zone threat and the diminished amount of attention opposing defenses will be able to give him. Kelce should be one of the first tight ends off the board in most drafts, and he’ll more than likely be one of the most productive fantasy tight ends in 2016.
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