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kelce fantasy value?

Posted: 8/21/2014 8:50 AM

kelce fantasy value? 


If he plays I say he's a starter but I'm not sure if he'll get enough opportunities. I read a comment by Reid that suggested kelce wasn't a very good pass/run blocker.

What do you guys think? I already have pitta and reed but I'm thinking about swapping reed for kelce.
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Posted: 8/21/2014 8:52 AM

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jmo58 wrote: If he plays I say he's a starter but I'm not sure if he'll get enough opportunities. I read a comment by Reid that suggested kelce wasn't a very good pass/run blocker.

What do you guys think? I already have pitta and reed but I'm thinking about swapping reed for kelce.
he's not a good run blocker and will probably always be a WR/TE option.  I think once the season starts Kelce and DAT will be our secret weapons on offense so dropping Reed for him now would be a gamble, but it could pay off huge
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Posted: 8/21/2014 10:30 AM

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Funny since last training camp the word on Kelce was that they drafted him for his immediate blocking ability and the ability to develop as a receiver.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 4:52 AM

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Once drafted Kelce was considered the best combination of blocking and receiving in the draft class but he has been a terrible blocker so far. Unless he improves he'll be overlooked a lot. Charles is still the primary weapon on this offense and Kelce will be nothing more than an option on very obvious passing situations. I'm thinking about him as a backup as he'll be a nice late round addition.

May be they are taking it light with him due to the injury and he ends up being a decent blocker which would make him a steal in fantasy considering Smith's love for TEs.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 8:02 AM

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Understand your point about blocking but Sean McGrath was a bad blocker who signed a few days before the season started but still had 4, 5 and 6 catches consecutively starting in week 3. This offense is going to use the tight ends early and often. I think Kelce could even be featured in week one minus Bowe to the tune of 6 for 68 and a TD or something like that. Maybe Im way off but once you get to the back end of starting tight ends in a league, I think Kelce would be a solid choice with some big upside. We simply do not have enough weapons to ignore a guy with size and speed like this in my opinion....but 1 catch for 8 yards in the opener is always possible..LOL


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Once drafted Kelce was considered the best combination of blocking and receiving in the draft class but he has been a terrible blocker so far. Unless he improves he'll be overlooked a lot. Charles is still the primary weapon on this offense and Kelce will be nothing more than an option on very obvious passing situations. I'm thinking about him as a backup as he'll be a nice late round addition.

May be they are taking it light with him due to the injury and he ends up being a decent blocker which would make him a steal in fantasy considering Smith's love for TEs.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 8:51 AM

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There's always that possibility with Kelce. He has nice upside as a receiver which could translate to fantasy value. I've not understood the love for Fasano last year on this team. But right now Kelce isn't the smart option in early rounds as he's not a true #1 TE. I did a couple mock drafts and people seem to ignore him for most of the draft. Late round sleeper in the bench is the likely approach IMO. If he turns out to be the productive guy he can easily be put right in.
mloe68 wrote: Understand your point about blocking but Sean McGrath was a bad blocker who signed a few days before the season started but still had 4, 5 and 6 catches consecutively starting in week 3. This offense is going to use the tight ends early and often. I think Kelce could even be featured in week one minus Bowe to the tune of 6 for 68 and a TD or something like that. Maybe Im way off but once you get to the back end of starting tight ends in a league, I think Kelce would be a solid choice with some big upside. We simply do not have enough weapons to ignore a guy with size and speed like this in my opinion....but 1 catch for 8 yards in the opener is always possible..LOL


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Once drafted Kelce was considered the best combination of blocking and receiving in the draft class but he has been a terrible blocker so far. Unless he improves he'll be overlooked a lot. Charles is still the primary weapon on this offense and Kelce will be nothing more than an option on very obvious passing situations. I'm thinking about him as a backup as he'll be a nice late round addition.

May be they are taking it light with him due to the injury and he ends up being a decent blocker which would make him a steal in fantasy considering Smith's love for TEs.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 9:56 AM

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I drafted Kelce in round 17.  I have Vernon Davis as my No. 1.  In my other league Kelce has not been drafted.

Kelce certainly has big play potential so if you're in a league that accounts for explosive plays. Ie. Long TD's score more pts...he's worth putting a late round pick on.

I think the more the preseason and first few games of the regular season and the comfort level that Alex Smith and Kelce have will tell the real story of his true fantasy value.

These TD's have come with Chase and Murray as the QB. I want to see Alex pulling the trigger. 

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Posted: 8/22/2014 9:43 PM

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I guess my point is Kelce could have a lot more national value after week one. If you are drafting in KC, he is already likely going to be overdrafted in the mid rounds as the second tier tight ends fall. Ultimately though I think Kelce has a real potential to become a must start type of fantasy tight end

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There's always that possibility with Kelce. He has nice upside as a receiver which could translate to fantasy value. I've not understood the love for Fasano last year on this team. But right now Kelce isn't the smart option in early rounds as he's not a true #1 TE. I did a couple mock drafts and people seem to ignore him for most of the draft. Late round sleeper in the bench is the likely approach IMO. If he turns out to be the productive guy he can easily be put right in.
mloe68 wrote: Understand your point about blocking but Sean McGrath was a bad blocker who signed a few days before the season started but still had 4, 5 and 6 catches consecutively starting in week 3. This offense is going to use the tight ends early and often. I think Kelce could even be featured in week one minus Bowe to the tune of 6 for 68 and a TD or something like that. Maybe Im way off but once you get to the back end of starting tight ends in a league, I think Kelce would be a solid choice with some big upside. We simply do not have enough weapons to ignore a guy with size and speed like this in my opinion....but 1 catch for 8 yards in the opener is always possible..LOL


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Once drafted Kelce was considered the best combination of blocking and receiving in the draft class but he has been a terrible blocker so far. Unless he improves he'll be overlooked a lot. Charles is still the primary weapon on this offense and Kelce will be nothing more than an option on very obvious passing situations. I'm thinking about him as a backup as he'll be a nice late round addition.

May be they are taking it light with him due to the injury and he ends up being a decent blocker which would make him a steal in fantasy considering Smith's love for TEs.

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Posted: 8/23/2014 1:09 AM

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Why would you dump Reed over Pitta?  If you're dumping anyone, dump Pitta.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 9:43 AM

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Why would you dump Reed over Pitta?  If you're dumping anyone, dump Pitta.

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Kubiak is the new oc in Baltimore and loves throwing to the tight end. Reed is injury prone and most likely the 3rd option. You could be right though. I've heard good stuff about reed.
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Posted: 8/23/2014 3:09 PM

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I think so as well in the long run. Kelce will make some people very happy in keeper leagues. Not to mention having great upside as a late round guy this year who can score pretty much in every chance he gets.
mloe68 wrote:
I guess my point is Kelce could have a lot more national value after week one. If you are drafting in KC, he is already likely going to be overdrafted in the mid rounds as the second tier tight ends fall. Ultimately though I think Kelce has a real potential to become a must start type of fantasy tight end

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--- sithlord13 wrote:

There's always that possibility with Kelce. He has nice upside as a receiver which could translate to fantasy value. I've not understood the love for Fasano last year on this team. But right now Kelce isn't the smart option in early rounds as he's not a true #1 TE. I did a couple mock drafts and people seem to ignore him for most of the draft. Late round sleeper in the bench is the likely approach IMO. If he turns out to be the productive guy he can easily be put right in.
mloe68 wrote: Understand your point about blocking but Sean McGrath was a bad blocker who signed a few days before the season started but still had 4, 5 and 6 catches consecutively starting in week 3. This offense is going to use the tight ends early and often. I think Kelce could even be featured in week one minus Bowe to the tune of 6 for 68 and a TD or something like that. Maybe Im way off but once you get to the back end of starting tight ends in a league, I think Kelce would be a solid choice with some big upside. We simply do not have enough weapons to ignore a guy with size and speed like this in my opinion....but 1 catch for 8 yards in the opener is always possible..LOL


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--- sithlord13 wrote:

Once drafted Kelce was considered the best combination of blocking and receiving in the draft class but he has been a terrible blocker so far. Unless he improves he'll be overlooked a lot. Charles is still the primary weapon on this offense and Kelce will be nothing more than an option on very obvious passing situations. I'm thinking about him as a backup as he'll be a nice late round addition.

May be they are taking it light with him due to the injury and he ends up being a decent blocker which would make him a steal in fantasy considering Smith's love for TEs.

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