The Kansas City Chiefs have only played two playoff games, thanks to their first-round bye, but in both of those contests, tight end Travis Kelce played a major role in the offense, like he always does. He’s one of a few sure things, or as close as it gets in the NFL, when it comes to fantasy football contests for the Super Bowl too.
Fantasy Football analysis: Chiefs TE Travis Kelce, $16,500
Kelce caught 13 passes on 15 targets in the AFC Championship game, rolling up 118 yards and two scores. He had 109 yards and a touchdown in their Divisional round win over the Browns. Kelce has now scored in six straight games. He nearly topped 40 fantasy points in his last outing, and he’s averaging an incredible 23.5 points per game through the regular season and playoffs.
The Buccaneers are middle of the road when it comes to defending tight ends. They’ve allowed 10 touchdowns to the position through the regular season and playoffs, including 22 yards and a touchdown to Packers tight end Robert Tonyan in their last game. Kelce caught eight passes on eight targets for 82 yards when these two teams met back in Week 12, but he did not score in that game.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Kelce is the second-most expensive player in DraftKings leagues this week, which is understandable given how high his floor is and how capable he is of cracking 30 points with ease. Start him in regular leagues. He’s great in DFS too, but there’s likely going to be a lot of other players with him in their lineup.