Anthony Fasano, TE, Chiefs
|TE - #48||KC||Active||10 years||30||6'4||255||@Anthony_Fasano|
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Jun-28-2014 by Jeb Gorham
After leaving Miami, Anthony Fasano was supposed to pick up right where he left off as a potential fantasy backup. Unfortunately, he only played nine games last season after being out with ankle, knee and head injuries. This season he has to deal with the upside of Travis Kelce and Sean McGrath to compete with and looks to be sliding down the depth chart. Fasano is the starter in name only.
In a move that will save the Chiefs about $2 million in cap space, the team is releasing tight end Anthony Fasano, as first reported by NFL.com's Jeff Darlington. Fasano, who turns 31 in April, caught 25 passes and four touchdowns with Kansas City in 2014. Most of his NFL value comes by way of his blocking skills, but he graded out negatively in both run and pass blocking this past season.Fantasy Analysis:
OK, whatever. Fasano may be the subject of the post, but he's not the reason why you're reading this. This is all about Travis Kelce. Last season, Kelce was fantasy football's No. 8 TE despite being on the field for just 52.3 percent of Kansas City's offensive snaps through Week 10. Yet, Kelce still accumulated more than 400 yards and four scores during that limited action. From Week 11 on, Kelce's snap count was north of 80 percent. He responded by catching 33 passes in those final seven games.
As he improves as a blocker and with Fasano out of the way, you should expect him to see that much field time every week in 2015. Head coach Andy Reid has no other recourse. At 6-foot-5, 260 pounds and with tremendous athleticism, Kelce is a human mismatch and has easy top-four upside among fantasy tight ends. Get onboard this hype train.
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