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Travis Kelce is a Risky Fantasy Play Against Patriots

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As anyone of his owners can attest to, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been one of the best tight ends in fantasy football over the past several seasons. Well, unless he plays against the New England Patriots, that is. 

Despite all his greatness, Kelce has accumulated only 217 yards receiving and a single touchdown across the four games he's played against them.

Clearly, those numbers aren't what you'd want to see out of a stud tight end like Kelce, and New England's 2018 DVOA versus tight ends doesn't make his outlook seem anymore optimistic. The only misnomer, of course, is the game from 2014 where basically every Chiefs' player had the game of their life. 

Kelce tallied 93 of his 217 yards against the Patriots in the one home game he played against New England and he could be in for a good performance with Patrick Mahomes throwing him the ball. 

However, starting him is still pretty risky. Based on his price tag, DFS players might be better off starting a cheaper tight end and allocating the extra cap space to other skill position players.


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Mike Esposito is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Mike Esposito also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username espo6891. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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