News: 5 days agoKelce secured four of eight targets for 58 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for one yard in the Chiefs' 20-17 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
Spin: The All-Pro tight end secured his second touchdown of the season late in the first quarter with a three-yard grab, but he had a relatively quiet day overall by his standards as Patrick Mahomes targeted eight different players overall. Kelce has no fewer than seven targets in any of his first three games and has collected 17 receptions overall in that span, sending him into a Week 4 road showdown against the Buccaneers with solid momentum.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Kelce finished as fantasy's No. 2 tight end in 2021, which is actually a step back after he paced the position each of the prior five seasons. Kelce finished first at the position in routes, touchdowns and top-10 fantasy weeks, as well as second in targets, receptions and yards. It was another tremendous season, but there are concerns. Kelce's snaps have been trending down in recent years and, in 2021, he posted a career-low catch rate (68%) and yards per target (8.3), as well as his lowest target share since 2016 (22%). He also matched a career low with four end zone targets. Kelce will turn 33 this year, but he's still a featured target (perhaps more so with Tyreek Hill gone) in an elite, pass-heavy offense. Kelce remains a top-two fantasy TE.