Travis Kelce Can Do “Everything a Wide Receiver Can Do”
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NFL news happens every day of the year. The fictional character Gordon Gekko from the films Wall Street, famously portrayed by screen legend Michael Douglas, had a great quote that applies to fantasy football: “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid spoke with the media following practice at training camp. Here is a quote taken directly from the article published on Chiefs.com when he was asked about just scratching the surface with tight end Travis Kelce:
I think every year you will see him probably get a little bit more here and there. Different things, like you said, he plays a lot, so it will not be play time necessarily, but just variations of the passing game. He can basically do everything a wide receiver can do. He gives you some flexibility there.All of the stars are aligning for Kelce to put together a very special season. With former Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin now with the Baltimore Ravens only one question remains: Can Kelce truly carry the Chiefs offense in 2017? I believe he can and this article will share with you three things you should know about him before heading into drafts this summer.
Finding Opportunity is a Matter of Believing It’s ThereThis is a quote from Barbara Corcoran who is an American Businesswoman who many of you may know from ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank.” This mantra applies to evaluating players in fantasy and also to Kelce’s 2017 outlook.
Kelce finished last season with 117 targets, 1,125 receiving yards, and four touchdowns. He finished in the top five at the position in targets, receptions and receiving yards. Kelce played 888 offensive snaps last season and the Chiefs targeted him on 13 percent of them. Jeremy Maclin accumulated 76 targets over a span of 12 games last season. Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill accumulated 83 targets over a span of 16 games. Kelce stands to benefit with an increased number of targets and will have an opportunity to challenge last season’s target leader at the TE position Kyle Rudolph who had 136 targets with the Minnesota Vikings.
Jeremy Maclin missed 4 games last season and Travis Kelce went over 100 yards in 3 of them.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) June 3, 2017