Kelce hauled in five of nine targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 43-40 loss to the Patriots.
Kelce had a solid day at the office, but his stat line paled in comparison to the receiving numbers Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt put up. The All-Pro tight end may no longer be the top receiving target in Kansas City for the first time in a while, but he has still posted usable fantasy numbers with 462 yards and three touchdowns over the last five weeks. Kelce will look to continue his consistent production against the Bengals on Sunday.
Kelce caught five of eight targets for 100 yards during Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jaguars.
Kelce continues to be arguably the most consistently dangerous tight end in the game. Since a Week 1 hiccup, Kelce has caught at least five passes in every game and has either totaled 100 yards or scored in each of those contests. The way this offense is able to move the ball, even when faced with some adversity in the form of a tough Jaguars defense, Kelce should be a start every week, even against a looming and crafty Patriots defense that is sure to mix things up on Sunday.
Kelce showed up in a big way for the second straight week, pacing the team in both receptions and receiving yards and eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the second consecutive contest. The veteran tight end is naturally one of many weapons available to Patrick Mahomes, but he's encouragingly seen no fewer than six targets in any of the first three games. Given the amount of defensive attention likely to be heaped on Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins in the air attack each week, Kelce should continue enjoying plenty of exploitable matchups as the season unfolds. He'll look to stay hot against the Broncos in a Week 4 Monday night battle.
Kelce caught both of his targets for 29 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Bears. He likely won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, Nate Taylor of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
Kelce has had a fine preseason and displayed that there is plenty of reason to believe he will remain one of the elite tight ends, despite the change under center from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes. We may have to wait until the regular season to see him again, opening the campaign Sept. 9 with a road matchup against the Chargers.
Kelce is scheduled to play the entire first half of Friday's preseason contest against the Falcons.
The contest marks Kelce's first extended run working with Mahomes in a live game setting since he took over the starting job this offseason, so it will be a good test of their rapport. Coming off consecutive 80-catch and 1,000-yard campaigns, he's set to retain his role atop the depth chart and should be a big target for Mahomes in his first full season under center.
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|11||11/19/18||@ LAR||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
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