Fells recorded his third touchdown of the season during Sunday's victory against the Bengals. Afforded just two of Carson Palmer's 31 throws, Fells hauled in the first of the quarterback's four passing scores on the evening, despite picking up only 27 of the Cardinals' 60 offensive snaps, according to Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix. Meanwhile, Jermaine Gresham paced the team's tight ends with 41 snaps of his own, yet Palmer didn't look his way even once against their former squad. Because Gresham has earned 48 percent more snaps (114 versus 77) since Fells returned from a two-game absence, the latter must consistently take advantage of his few weekly looks in order to gain the attention of fantasy owners.
Fells avoided an appearance on the Cardinals' first injury report of the week Wednesday. After taking three weeks to rehab a left shoulder sprain, Fells took on a noticeable workload in his return to action Sunday in Seattle, earning 50 of Arizona's 89 offensive snaps. That number lagged behind fellow tight end Jermaine Gresham's 73 snaps, and their respective stat lines reflected that breakdown (two catches for 26 yards and a touchdown on three targets for Gresham, while Fells gathered in three of four targets for 21 yards). In the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see if Fells can regain his status as the Cardinals' No. 1 tight end, but neither player has produced enough to warrant a look outside of deep formats.
Fells (shoulder) is active for Sunday's contest at Seattle, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Fells required four weeks to recover fully from a sprained shoulder, but upon his return, he'll take over the Cardinals' starting TE gig. While the Seahawks boast one of the most staunch pass defenses in the NFL, the unit has been occasionally yielding to tight ends, conceding 12.6 YPC and five touchdowns to the position this season.
Fells (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Seattle, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Following a two-game absence and a bye week, Fells is finally ready to return and will likely get the start at tight end. Of course, there isn't much appeal even in deeper leagues, as he hasn't topped two targets since Week 1.
Fells (shoulder) was a full practice participant Wednesday, the Cardinals' official site reports. Fells missed the Cardinals' last two games before the bye week due to a sprained shoulder, which bumped Jermaine Gresham into the starting lineup and Troy Niklas into a more prominent role. Outside of Niklas' two touchdowns, their respective lines were not of much interest -- Gresham had six catches for 81 yards on 10 targets, while Niklas was only targeted twice -- and they'll likely move onto the fringes of the Arizona passing attack with Fells back in action Sunday at Seattle.
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