Travis Kelce will live up to fantasy football expectations

Ever since he debuted in 2014 by catching 67 passes, fantasy football fans have been waiting for that breakout year from Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. This could be the year it happens.

Travis Kelce

ESPN Fantasy Projection: 79 receptions, 862 yards, 5 TDs

Over or under: While 79 catches would be a career-high for Kelce (he caught 72 last season), the other numbers would be in line for what he’s done in his first two NFL seasons. His career high for yardage is 875 and he had five touchdowns in both 2014 and 2015. This would be a logical season for Kelce to have a breakout year. He’s 26. He again plays in a tight-end friendly offense that works for ways to get him open down the field and get him the ball in the open field when he can run after the catch. It’s a disappointing season for Kelce if he can’t set career-highs in all three statistical categories, so expect him to exceed these expectations.

Who else could see time: The Chiefs like their three-tight end formations, so Demetrius Harris and Ross Travis should see some playing time. They could post reasonable receiving numbers for players who have less than full-time roles. Harris is the more complete player but Travis is a more of a receiving threat. He’s a former college basketball player who until the preseason hadn’t played in a football game since high school.