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May 6, 2021 06:04 PM
Football Team's Deon Yelder: Finds new home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder agreed to terms on a contract with Washington on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Yelder failed to receive a tender from the Chiefs this offseason, but he was able to find a home in the NFC an unrestricted free agent. The tight end played 14 games with Kansas City last season, hauling in seven of 11 targets for 36 yards. He'll be competing for a depth role in Washington.

March 14, 2021 07:32 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Won't be tendered
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder won't be tendered by the Chiefs, making him an unrestricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Yelder caught just seven passes in 14 games last season. The 26-year-old tight end hasn't shown the ability to be a difference-maker in the NFL up to this point.

February 6, 2021 11:56 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Activated off injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder (groin) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

Yelder managed to return to practice earlier this week, so it seemed destined the backup tight end would return in time for the Super Bowl. In 14 games this season, Yelder has recorded seven receptions for 36 yards.

February 1, 2021 11:32 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Set to return to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder (groin) is slated to return to practice this week, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With that, Yelder now has been designated to return from IR, and it's possible that he could be activated for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Buccaneers. If so, he'd provide the team with tight end depth behind Travis Kelce, Nick Keizer and Ricky Seals-Jones.

January 16, 2021 04:00 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder (groin) has been placed on IR by Kansas City.

With Yelder on IR, Ricky Seals-Jones has been activated from Kansas City's practice squad to serve as the team's No. 3 tight end behind Travis Kelce and Nick Keizer.

January 15, 2021 05:40 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Questionable for divisional round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder (groin) is questionable for Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Browns, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Yelder will handle a depth role at tight end if he's able to play Sunday, but Kansas City's target distribution will be essentially unchanged if he's sidelined. In 14 regular-season games in 2020, Yelder only saw 11 targets.

January 8, 2021 07:24 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Minimal production in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder compiled just seven catches for 36 yards on 11 targets during the 2020 campaign.

Yelder appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and logged 194 offensive snaps, but it's not hard to understand why he saw very few balls tossed his direction in a Chiefs passing offense loaded with talent. Yelder's two-year deal with the Chiefs expires this offseason, but he remains a restricted free agent and would return to Kansas City if the front office elects to match any offers from other clubs.

December 8, 2020 10:16 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: No targets Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder wasn't targeted during Sunday's 22-16 win over Denver.

The 25-year-old has played 15 offensive snaps in each of the past three games and has one catch for two yards during that stretch. Yelder should continue working as Kansas City's No. 3 tight end behind Travis Kelce and Nick Keizer.

September 7, 2020 08:32 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder (groin) was a full participant in Monday's practice.

Yelder dealt with a groin strain throughout training camp, but he's managed to put the issue behind him ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Texans. He's set to contribute as a reserve option in Kansas City's tight end corps.

September 1, 2020 07:28 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Suits up Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder (groin) saw action during Monday's practice, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

It was certainly good news that Yelder suited up in Monday's padded practice, as he was dealing with a groin strain for the past few weeks. However, it's still unclear whether Yelder will be ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season. Yelder is expected to be the third-string tight end behind Travis Kelce and Ricky Seals-Jones.

August 16, 2020 07:12 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Tending to groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Andy Reid said Sunday that Yelder is battling a slight groin strain, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Reid portrayed this as a mild injury, so there shouldn't be much concern about Yelder's availability for the season opener on Sept. 10 against the Texans. Yelder is expected to be the third-string tight end behind Travis Kelce and Ricky Seals-Jones.

April 20, 2020 08:24 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Staying with Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder has officially signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Chiefs, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Yelder currently is projected as the No. 3 tight end on the Chiefs' roster heading into the 2020 season behind Travis Kelce and Ricky Seals-Jones. The 25-year-old Yelder recorded three receptions for 50 yards last year.

January 7, 2020 11:24 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Minimal 2019 impact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder collected just three passes for 50 yards on four targets during 2019.

Yelder was a darkhorse candidate to see some run behind Travis Kelce at the tight end position but that never really materialized, with the second-year tight end remaining behind Blake Bell for reps. While Bell is set to become an unrestricted free agent, Yelder is an exclusive-rights free agent, meaning the Chiefs could tender him a league-minimum contract and keep him around for another season. Even if Yelder is back and Bell is gone, Yelder remains unlikely to receive much fantasy attention in 2020 as long as Kelce remains healthy.

October 1, 2019 11:24 AM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Makes first impact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder reeled in both of his two targets for 43 yards Sunday against the Lions.

Yelder had not recorded an offensive snap prior to Sunday's game, but he made the most of his five snaps. He's still behind both Travis Kelce and Blake Bell on the depth chart, though Yelder could prove the better fantasy option should Kelce miss time.

September 4, 2019 01:28 AM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Will be ready for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid indicated that Yelder (ankle) "is healthy and ready to roll" ahead of Sunday's regular-season opener against the Jaguars, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Yelder should slot in as the Chiefs' second-string tight end in the opener after battling an ankle injury during portions of the preseason. The role netted Demetrius Harris just 12 catches for 164 yards and three touchdowns last season, but Yelder could gain fantasy relevance should starting tight end Travis Kelce miss any time

August 18, 2019 12:12 AM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Donning walking boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder (ankle) was wearing a walking boot after Saturday's preseason defeat at Pittsburgh, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Yelder may merely be donning the boot until the Chiefs return to Kansas City, where he'll undergo a more thorough evaluation of the injury to figure out the nature and severity. In any case, the tight end is hurting his chances to hold onto the No. 2 role behind starter Travis Kelce. Yelder's primary competitor is free-agent pickup Blake Bell.

August 17, 2019 10:12 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Questionable to return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder left Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

The injury occurred in the first half. He logged two catches for 31 yards prior to his departure.

August 15, 2019 04:20 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Notches touchdown in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder (hamstring) hauled in two passes for 32 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener against the Bengals.

Yelder is slated to serve as the team's top backup at the tight end position this season behind Travis Kelce, and his impact in the opener is a positive sign that he may be able to step in and produce should Kelce miss time. Yelder appeared in just three games as a rookie in 2018 but didn't record any regular-season stats.

July 14, 2019 04:16 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Dealing with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder missed OTAs and June minicamp with a hamstring injury, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

The injury comes at an inopportune time for the 24-year-old, who can compete for the No. 2 tight end spot behind Travis Kelce now that Demetrius Harris is in Cleveland. Yelder's competition comes in the form of John Lovett, whose versatility is very appealing to the Chiefs' staff. Yelder caught on with Kansas City as an undrafted rookie last season and only saw eight snaps -- just one of those on offense -- over three games. At Western Kentucky, Yelder found some success in his senior season, racking up 52 receptions for 688 yards and seven touchdowns over 12 games.

October 23, 2018 07:08 PM
Chiefs' Deon Yelder: Elevated to 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yelder was promoted to the Chiefs' 53-man roster from the practice squad Tuesday.

The undrafted rookie tight end latched on with Kansas City's practice squad after he was cut by the Saints in the preseason. Yelder worked hard enough to earn a promotion, and could see a role primarily on special teams and provide depth at tight end for the Chiefs.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/255
Birthdate:
03/06/1995
Age:
26
Hometown:
Louisville, KY
School:
Western Kentucky
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: