In PPR leagues, Kelce had just three games over the last two seasons where he failed to reach double-digit points. Every player comes with some risk but Kelce is as safe as they come and should be locked in as the TE1. The 2020 NFL Draft will have a very different feel this year, and not just because of Kelce’s pre-gaming of the selection meeting itself. , there's no reason to think that Kelce won't have a similar market share in 2020. , are the only four players to appear on more than 55 percent of playoff rosters in each of the last two seasons. If you're drafting a tight end in the first or second round of fantasy drafts, you're surrendering the opportunity to select a running back or receiver with that pick -- in other words, that's the cost. Kelce was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (63rd pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Kelce has been the elite of the elite for TE's over the last handful of years and while I don't expect his play to drop off too much, he is starting to get up there in age which is why I have him at 2nd overall. He's now posted TE1-type numbers in 28-of-32 games over the last two years. Go to Who Should I Start. Reid was familiar with Kelce after he had drafted and coached his brother, Jason Kelce, during his time as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. were on a higher percentage of Championship rosters in 2019. Structure is similar to DT Chris Jones' deal: No new money this year, sizable guaranteed roster bonus due early next year. You can find our entire 2020 Player Game-By-Game Projection series here. However on Thursday night, when he helps to headline the NFL’s Draft-A-Thon, a pre-draft fundraiser for COVID19 relief, instead of fighting for our right to party, he’ll be fighting for relief and support efforts surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. He's as safe as they come and should still be in the prime of his career at 30 years old. That line would have been good enough to make him a top-10 receiver in three of the last four seasons. Even with the Chiefs drafting Clyde Edwards-Helaire, there's no reason to think that Kelce won't have a similar market share in 2020. Defending the crown means getting every teams best shot, feel just as confident in Kelce as i did last season, Kelce remains the top TE in fantasy until someone supplants him. By registering, you indicate that you agree to the Terms Of Service. A full outline of the NFLs relief efforts can be found here. No giant commissioner bear hugs or jersey photo ops or even a green room. If you don't want to play the late-round TE guessing game, Kelce's an extremely smart selection at his current ADP. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Kansas City Chiefs and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. In addition, the full drive will be streamed in digital platforms online, including Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Yahoo! In 10-team leagues, the difference between the RB1 and the RB10 is a whopping 156.1 points -- in case you didn't understand why backs are priced at such premiums. Stop stealing our stuff and ripping off our features, please. So, taking Kelce at 11 would mean surrendering the RB9 (234.3) in favor of the RB19 (184.7) or the WR3 (308.3) in favor of the WR9 (264.6). Despite all of the changes, the feel of what the average consumer sees on television will be very much the same. There's a lot of Jace Sternberger buzz but Robert Tonyan has an outside chance of the Packers starting job. Travis Kelce converted just 2 of 12 targets inside the 10-yard line into TDs last year -- 17%. Assuming the team sitting at the turn wants to take Kelce (the top projected tight end) with the 11th pick, what would they be surrendering? This year, eight running backs and two receivers are off the board before the 11th pick. Weather info Powered by Dark Sky. What can you say about Kelce? Draft. 1 TE in FAN PTS 4 straight seasons, is tied to perhaps the NFL's top offense and has shown no signs of slowing down. The 2020 NFL Draft will have a very different feel this year, and not just because of Kelce’s pre-gaming of the selection meeting itself. To get the full benefits of numberFire, please log in. All rights reserved. Comparatively, he scored 20 or more in 12 of his 32 contests (38%). Given all that, it would seem like you're not surrendering too much to get a tight end who's that much better than most players in the mid- to lower-tier at a shitshow of a position. Kelce has been remarkably consistent in recent seasons, though he did slide backward in the scoring department after posting a career-high 10 touchdowns in 2018. Travis Kelce: Kansas City Chiefs (-9.5) at Denver Broncos (46 Over/Under) No tight end in NFL history has more 1,000-yard seasons than Kelce, who has been just as dominant this year … Your privacy is safe with us. If you have "your guys" in the middle rounds, Kelce makes sense as an early-round pick. Per source, Chiefs TE Travis Kelce's new deal is a 4-year extension worth $57.25 million, tying him to the team through the 2025. For receivers, the difference is 84.9. However, unless you're extremely confident in your ability unearth those late-round/waiver wire gems, you're better off paying up for Kelce. Over the last four seasons, Kelce has commanded 21.4, 22.5, 25.7, and 23.6 percent of his team's targets. It's not just the playoffs -- over the last two seasons, Kelce has been the most common and third-most common tight end on ESPN Championship rosters. Yes, you read that correctly. And for tight ends, it's 101.8. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. AT. This opportunity cost argument is not without real-life evidence. The Chiefs currently hold picks 138 and 177 in the fourth and fifth rounds, respectively. The draft continues on Saturday with rounds four through seven. I wouldn't bet on it but it's also far from impossible. During that four-year stretch, he has averaged 92 receptions for 1,182 yards and 6.8 touchdowns. Kansas City Chiefs news from FanSided Daily, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif agrees to restructure contract with Chiefs, Clyde Edwards-Helaire would take Chiefs offense to next level, ull outline of the NFLs relief efforts can be found here, Clyde Edwards-Helaire pick earns praise from teammates and Twitter, Jerry Jeudy Taken by Jaguars in B/R User 2020 NFL Mock Draft, NFL Draft grade: Clyde Edwards Helaire is great talent, suspect value for Chiefs, 2020 NFL Draft: AFC West has given up trying to stop Chiefs offense. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Each of the 32 picks has 10 minutes allowed time so the round should finish up about 12:30 a.m. AT, and your Kansas City Chiefs should be on the clock a little after midnight, Arrowhead Time. In addition to the Draft-A-Thon, the NFL Draft will be held entirely virtually for the first time in its history. As the top target in the passing game for Patrick Mahomes, Kelce has a role quite unlike any other tight end. Given the uncertainty and relative lack of depth at the tight end position heading into 2020, a case could be made for selecting Kelce as early as the second round in fantasy drafts this summer. Round 1 coverage on Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. AT. I'd start considering Kelce at the turn of the first and second rounds. The fundraising effort will be hosted by NFL Network personalities Rich Eisen and Deion Sanders. Instead, let's do an exercise using this year's average draft positions. Weather info Powered by Dark Sky. Travis Kelce remains the pinnacle for tight ends in fantasy football. Even if he doesn't, Kelce is one of the safest and most consistent assets in fantasy football. Kelce is still the best fantasy tight end in the league playing on an explosive Chiefs offense. In short, you don't get that kind of floor or upside with any other player at the position. No, I'm a California resident looking for the California Consumer Privacy Act form. Now let's see if it's worth it. The draft will still be aired nationally on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network. Kelce outplayed Kittle last year, logging 157.3 standard fantasy points while Kittle logged 137.5. With four consecutive 1000+ yard seasons under his belt and as a key cog in the league's best offense, he's as safe as they come. © 2009-2018 numberFire, Inc. Certain headlines thanks to Rotoworld. That line would have amounted to be the TE1, RB9, and WR9 last year. He became the first tight end ever to put up four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons last year. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is no stranger to the microphone or the spotlight. The Chiefs had hired Andy Reid as their new head coach during the off-season. @SmolaDS. So, unless you're thinking of taking a tight end inside the top-five, that's not an opportunity cost worth dissecting. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Even without Patrick Mahomes at QB, Kelce's been getting the job done for fantasy football and there's very little reason to doubt that he's going to finish as a top-2 option again this season. Click here to confirm your accessLogin Now. His floor is WR1-quality, he's missed one game in the last six seasons and he gets an extraordinary amount of red zone targets. And that variance will get smaller and smaller with each passing pick. In addition, you can make donations here. Now, comparing the number one tight end to the top tier of running backs is a useless exercise -- after all, a decent number of backs and receivers usually come off the board before the first tight end. 15 Fantasy Football Transactions for Week 8, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: World Series Game 6, Between the Lines: Week 7 Snap Count Analysis, FanDuel Soccer: Champions League DFS Helper for 10/28/20.
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