Kelce played just 50 snaps in the team's first two games, but was on the field 47 times on offense in Week 3, 65 percent of the team's plays. He turned that into just three catches for 36 yards, but made up for it with a touchdown, and should get more looks moving forward.
Kelce has a tough matchup on the way in Week 4, as the Chiefs get set to take on the Patriots this Sunday. New England has allowed just 4.0 Fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, the third-lowest total in the league. Kelce might not pay immediate dividends as a waiver-wire pickup this week, but his growing role should lead to good things before long.
Kelce caught a short pass from Alex Smith and took it 20 yards for a score in the second quarter. He was targeted four times and finished with three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in a 34-15 victory. He has 10 catches for 166 yards and a touchdown through three games.
The Chiefs will host the Patriots in Week 3.
Kelce hauled in four passes for 81 yards. He was targeted six times during the contest. Kelce proved to be a big-play threat. His shortest reception went for 17 yards. Kelce was not a threat in the red zone, as the team opted to run with Knile Davis when they got close to the end zone.
Kelce will look for more Week 3 against the Dolphins.
"He’s capable of playing more than 18 plays," Reid told The Kansas City Star Monday.
Kelce was productive when he was on the field, hauling in three of five passes thrown his way for 49 yards. He could see an increased role moving forward.
Kelce, who appeared in just one game in 2013, hauled in his first career catch on a 27-yard gain in the second quarter. He almost had his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter, but quarterback Alex Smith overthrew him in the end zone on what would have been a 10-yard completion.
Kelce finished with three catches for 49 yards. He was targeted five times. The Chiefs are back in action Week 2 at Denver.
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