Travis Kelce Keeps Going Over in Playoff Player Prop Bets

Jan 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) scores a touchdown.
Jan 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) scores a touchdown. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Kelce is an unbelievable asset to the Kansas City Chiefs, and continues to make playing the tight end position look easy in the playoffs. As one of Patrick Mahomes’ favorite weapons, Kelce keeps racking up the yards and the touchdowns, and is quickly climbing betting leaderboards.

Travis Kelce is compiling stats 

With his 108-yard, 1 touchdown performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Kelce just became the first tight end in NFL history to record 100+ receiving yards in four straight playoff games. He also added to his tally with seven career 100+ receiving yard playoff games, trailing only Jerry Rice, who has 8, for the most such games in league history. 

That's four straight games where Kelce has hit the over in his player prop for receiving yards.

Kelce's playoff numbers alone look like a stat sheet that would be an amazing regular season for a tight end. In his 13 playoff games, Kelce has 88 receptions, an aesthetically-pleasing 1,100 yards, and 10 TDs. His 1,100 receiving yards are good for 12th-most playoff receiving yards, including wide receivers, in playoff history. 

Kelce will have his hands full against Buffalo

A matchup with the Buffalo Bills will pose quite a challenge for Kelce to continue his hot stretch. When the two teams matched up earlier this season, Kelce managed only 57 yards against the Bills, although he did find the end zone. The Bills defense is the best pass defense in the NFL this year, allowing the fewest of basically any stat you look at. In terms of passing yards per game allowed, Buffalo surrendered only 163.0. 

To the tight end position, in particular, Buffalo allowed the fifth-fewest receiving yards this year at only 598. While Mahomes and Co. have proven to be able to put up a lot of yards and points no matter who they’re playing, Kelce might struggle to hit the over on his receiving yards prop as he’s done in recent playoff games. Regardless, Kelce is one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, and he'll remain a key part of the Chiefs offense this weekend.