As has been the case most of the season, Kelce was the Chiefs' most dangerous weapon in the passing game and paced the team in nearly every statistical receiving category. However, a pair of second half mistakes cost him -- and his team. Late in the third quarter, Kelce dropped a deep bomb in Steelers territory and then let his temper flare on the play after, ultimately drawing a 15-yard personal foul for roughing up a Steelers cornerback. Sunday's playoff loss aside, Kelce will finish the 2016 campaign as one of the best fantasy options at tight end and made a great case to be one of the first at his position to be selected in 2017 drafts.
Kelce had just one catch on two targets for eight yards in Sunday's 37-27 win at San Diego.
Kelce had been on a tear, with 100 yards or more in five of the previous six games. The Chargers presumably paid more attention to Kelce on Sunday though, as Alex Smith spread the ball around more to the likes of Jeremy Maclin and Chris Conley, who combined to catch eight passes for 108 yards. The athletic TE easily led all players at his position in yardage this season at 1,125 yards and finished second to Dennis Pitta with 85 receptions. Kelce will look to get back on track in two weeks, as the Chiefs will have a bye in the first round of the postseason.
Kelce hauled in 11 of his 12 targets for a career-high 160 yards and a TD in Sunday's 33-10 win over the Broncos.
The surging tight end, who saw action on 70 of 76 snaps on offense in the game, has now topped 100 yards in five of his last six outings and heads into Week 17's game against the Chargers with something to play for, with the Chiefs still jostling for playoff seeding.
Kelce's streak of four straight 100-yard efforts officially came to an end Sunday, as the emerging tight end was targeted just five times total. It may be difficult to start a new streak next week against a stingy Denver defense, but Kelce remains one of Alex Smith's top targets. While he's scored just three times this season, the pass-catching tight end should easily top 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career.
Kelce brought in five of eight targets for 101 yards in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders.
Kelce has finally developed into the weapon that he'd always teased he could be, extending what has been the best stretch of his career with a fourth straight 100-yard effort. The fourth-year tight end has seen no fewer than eight targets in the last four games, and has totaled 28 catches for 450 yards during that span. About the only blemish on his stellar resume during that period is his failure to get into the end zone, but Kelce has largely made up for it by becoming a lethal field-stretching weapon for Alex Smith, tallying receptions of 44, 21, 35 and 34 yards in the last four weeks. He'll look to keep it going against a Titans defense that's shown some vulnerabilty to tight ends when the Chiefs host Tennessee in Week 15.
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|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||4||3||0||1||0||0||1||1|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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