Kelce caught just three passes on three targets for 32 yards in Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Alex Smith attempted just 22 passes on the day, as the Chiefs focused heavily on the ground game Sunday. Kelce's production suffered as a result, despite facing a weak Raiders pass defense. Still, Kelce is one of the centerpieces of Kansas City's passing attack and should have another opportunity at a good week against the Saints in Week 7.
Kelce salvaged his stat line with some short receptions in garbage time, including a three-yard touchdown with just four seconds remaining. He leads the team in receptions (22) and ranks second in targets (29), serving as the clear second option behind wideout Jeremy Maclin. The 26-year-old tight end has a Week 5 bye, followed by a favorable matchup with Oakland.
Kelce caught six of seven targets fora season-high 89 yards and touchdown in Sunday's 24-3 win over the Jets.
Kelce made a couple of big plays, including a 42-yard catch and also his first touchdown of the season. He was Alex Smith's favorite target Sunday, as no other pass catcher had more than four receptions or 44 yards. He'll look to stay on a roll next week at Pittsburgh.
The star tight end couldn't get much going down the field Sunday, with the Texans doing an effective job of containing him throughout the game. After a solid showing in the opener (six catches for 74 yards), Kelce averaged only 6.8 yards per reception in Week 2, but will undoubtedly remain a key cog in the
Kelce caught six of seven targets for 74 yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers.
Kelce is seldom spectacular, with just two career 100-yard games, but he is remarkably consistent. Since the start of last season, Kelce has caught at least four passes in 13 of 17 games - topping 50 yards receiving eight times. He quietly ranked sixth among tight ends in receiving yardage in 2015 and should be on his way toward a similarly productive season given Kansas City's tendency to feature the tight ends and backs in the passing game.
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