clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Why Travis Kelce will go over on receiving yards, TDs prop bets for 2021 NFL season

We take a look at the odds on the table for Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce available on DraftKings Sportsbook and make our predictions ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 and tight end Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs talk during training camp at Missouri Western State University on July 28, 2021 in St Joseph, Missouri. Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs looked destined to rack up Super Bowl trophies with the arrival and development of Patrick Mahomes, but the team fell short to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in surprising fashion in last season’s final game. Mahomes is back with a massive extension and looking to reclaim the throne. He’ll have his full arsenal back, including stars WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce. Kansas City’s defense should be improved, although Frank Clark’s legal situation is worth monitoring. The Chiefs were humiliated in the Super Bowl last year; expect this team to show no mercy in 2021.

Here, we’ll take a look at the prop bets on the table for Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the 2021 NFL season and make our picks.

1300.5 receiving yards: Over (-115) or Under (-115)

Our pick: Over

Kelce has hit the over on this total in two of the past three seasons and could’ve made it three for three if Mahomes didn’t miss time in 2019. The tight end is one of the best weapons in football and should be on a war path after a bitter loss in the Super Bowl. This offense is going to be insane again and Kelce is a big part of it. Throw in a 17th game and you’ve got a good chance of the over paying off.

10 receiving TDs: Over (+100) or Under (-130)

Our pick: Over

Yes, touchdowns tend to regress to the mean and Kelce had 11 scores last season. However, he had 10 touchdowns in Mahomes’ rookie season and could’ve gotten a few more in 2019 if the quarterback didn’t miss some time. Kelce is going to have big games consistently for Kansas City. With an extra game, getting at least 11 touchdowns again should be no problem.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL).Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA/MI), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (NH/CO), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA) or call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN).21+ (18+ NH). CO/IL/IN/IA/NH/NJ/PA/TN/VA/WV/MI only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.