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April 22, 2022

Fantasy Football 101: Is Travis Kelce The Best Tight End in Fantasy?

At some point during a fantasy draft, owners have to take a tight end. Last week I covered when to draft a tight end, and highlighted that no tight end should be taken in the first round, and only two tight ends should be taken in the second round. One of those tight ends is Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce. 

Derek Lofland of FantasyPros says that Kelce is still one of the safest picks in the Draft. 

“Kelce was not quite as good in 2021, but still finished the fantasy season with 1,094 yards from scrimmage and 9 touchdowns. Given his durability and consistency, he is still one of the safest fantasy picks in the NFL and will be the focal point of this offense with Tyreek Hill in Miami.”

Kelces was the fourth ranked tight end behind Baltimore Ravens’ Mark Andrews, Philadelphia Eagles’ Dallas Goedert, and San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle, on PFF. Keep in my mind though that PFF takes a lot of things into consideration, however, Kelce’s receiving grade was also ranked fourth.  

Kelce has always been a favourite of Patrick Mahomes, and the impact of Tyreek Hill being traded to the Miami Dolphins can’t be downplayed. Kelce has caught over 1000-yards in receiving the past six seasons. 

I’m not somebody who values tight ends. I understand that you have to draft a couple, however, it takes a pretty special player for me to use a pick in the first three rounds on a tight end, but pending how the first couple of rounds shake out, I feel very comfortable taking Kelce with a second round pick. 

To sum everything up, is Travis Kelce the best tight end in fantasy football? In my opinion he’s the best tight end in football in general, and considering his quarterback is Mahomes, and the level of consistency he’s had for over five-years, I think Kelce is the best tight end in fantasy.

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