Chiefs TE Travis Kelce shows breakaway speed on 69-yard touchdown


Chiefs TE Travis Kelce shows breakaway speed on 69-yard touchdown

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Travis Kelce with the first pick in the third round of the 2013 draft. He had microfracture surgery on his knee in October and never saw regular season action last season. In the team's Thursday night pre-season opener, the 6'5" tight end out of the University of Cincinnati showed a flash of why the Chiefs thought so highly of him. The highlight is below.|contentId%3A0ap3000000375323&tab=recap

In his final season for the Bearcats in 2012, Kelce caught 45 balls for 722 yards and eight touchdowns, winning the title as Tight End of the Year at the College Football Performance Awards.

Fantasy Analysis:

It's just one play, but wow! Spending a third round pick on anyone tells me that NFL executives saw the potential here. If he lives up to it and has more plays like this one, Kelce is going to be a fantasy favorite for a long time. He currently sits as the No. 2 tight end on the Chiefs depth chart. But, to see a 6'5" tight end break away from DBs like this? Kelce's current ADP is 181, making him a 15th round pick. He's definitely a potential sleeper at the TE2 position. Kelce is a player who I'll be watching closely through the rest of the pre-season.

The Kansas City Star

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Me too. With TE being such an important position in FF if you cant get a Graham Gronk or JT it may be time to think about sitting and waiting on a guy like Kelce. I play in 16-team league so I'd likely have to grab two guys to gamble on and with Ertz stock rising Kelce sounds like a smart pick.

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yardpenalty 08/09/14 09:53 PM

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