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2013 Fantasy Outlook: Travis Kelce

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Travis Kelce | Kansas City Chiefs | TE

2013 Experience: Rookie

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Fantasy Football Outlook: Perhaps we will see Anthony Fasano as the main competition for Kelce as Tony Moeaki is missing OTA practices coming back from knee surgery. Moeaki has skill but injuries have plagued him through his career and it’s a poor sign that he had another knee injury coming into a contract season.

It’s not uncommon to see veterans miss time in OTA’s because of injury rehab so it will come down to training camp to see if Moeaki’s knee can hold up.

Even if Moeaki is down Fasano is a solid pro in this league and while he won’t hold Kelce back from the starting job by next year, he could keep him on redraft wavier wires and dynasty taxi squads for 2013.

As for Kelce, I didn’t know much about him coming into the spring besides watching his big Bowl Game against Duke and his long touchdown to win the game was impressive for a player at his position. It was Matt Waldman from The Rookie Scouting Portfolio that sold me on his ability to be a future TE1 in fantasy leagues, and possibly a top five stud in the future.

Off the field problems cost Kelce a season in college but considering he was still a second round pick while another elite talent like receiver Da’Rick Rogers went undrafted, tells you what the Chiefs think of him. It’s a new regime in Kansas City and Andy Reid should have at least three years to get it right before a major coaching change is made.

I think Reid will be fine and dynasty owners should consider Kelce a solid 2nd round pick and possibly a late first round option in deep leagues. As for redraft leagues, I would pass on him for now, but keep an eye on Moeaki’s health in training camp and if Kelce is starting to take on more first-team reps.

Receptions Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 26 233 2
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Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Rec Yds Avg TD Avg TD
2009* Cincinnati Big East FR 1 3 3.0 0 5.6 2
2011* Cincinnati Big East JR 13 150 11.5 2 11.5 2
2012* Cincinnati Big East SR 45 722 16.0 8 16.0 8
Career Cincinnati 59 875 14.8 10 13.8 12

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