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What to do with Travis Kelce in Week 7 fantasy football

The Chiefs face a stout Broncos defense on Thursday Night Football to open Week 7. We break down the fantasy implications and what to do with Travis Kelce (it’s not difficult).

Tight end Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs runs up field past free safety Tashaun Gipson of the Houston Texans during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis is a must start in traditional fantasy football. I think we can get the obvious part of this out of the way. He’s the third ranked tight end, and regardless of opponent, he’s a guy you start every single week he’s active.

The two bigger questions are what to expect from him in Week 7 on a short week against a solid Denver Broncos, and what kind of value he has for you in DraftKings Showdown contests. He is currently the third highest priced player at $14,700, sitting behind Patrick Mahomes ($18,000) and Tyreek Hill ($16,800).

The Broncos defense is on a roll of late, albeit against some shaky offenses. Last week, they held Delanie Walker to three receptions for 43 yards. The week prior, they held Virgil Green to one reception for five yards. Walker is on the back end of his career while Green has struggled to get much of anything going, so we can only take so much from that.

In traditional fantasy leagues, the Broncos have given up the 11th fewest fantasy points to tight ends. While you will start him regardless in traditional leagues, DFS is a harder sell. It depends in part on how you see this game shaking out, but with Tyreek Hill’s return, Kelce could see a reduction in targets. He had six to Hill’s ten last week, and while Sammy Watkins remains sidelined, I suspect Hill remains Mahomes’ top target. You can likely do better with your DFS value choices than Kelce tonight on Thursday Night Football.

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