Blake Bell will play for the Chiefs in 2019, but his stats leave a lot to be desired. He's unlikely to unseat Travis Kelce and become a staple in Fantasy lineups.
Bell is signing with the Chiefs, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports. With Demetrius Harris headed to Cleveland, the Chiefs don't have much experience at tight end behind starter Travis Kelce (ankle). Bell mostly played quarterback at Oklahoma and only has 30 catches in 50 NFL games, but he seems to have found a situation that will allow him to compete for the No. 2 job at tight end -- a role that provided Harris with 371 snaps and 25 targets in 2018. Deon Yelder and David Wells represent the competition, with more help potentially coming from the 2019 NFL Draft.
Bell failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's loss to the Texans. Bell played only 14 offensive snaps, totaling eight catches for 67 yards in 10 games with the Jaguars. The 27-year-old saw a minimal offensive role after signing with the team in October, but he was involved on special teams. Bell is not under contract for 2019 and will return to the open market.
Bell caught both his targets for 16 yards in Thursday's 30-9 loss to the Titans. Bell had only one catch for five yards in the previous three games, so Thursday's performance was a marked improvement. The 27-year-old is essentially splitting time as the Jaguars' No. 2 tight end with Ben Koyack behind starter James O'Shaughnessy, and isn't worth fantasy consideration in said role.
Bell caught two of three targets for 27 yards in Sunday's loss at Indianapolis. Bell worked as the Jaguars' secondary tight end and played 27 offensive snaps behind starter James O'Shaughnessy, but that role is now likely to change. Ben Koyack -- who the Jaguars signed Monday -- is currently listed as the No. 2 tight end on the depth chart, which should further limit Bell's offensive workload.
Bell caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles in London. Bell out-snapped fill-in starter David Grinnage 32-to-28, but the latter was much more involved in the passing game. The reception is Bell's first since Week 14 of last season when he was with the Vikings. Starter James O'Shaugnessy (hip) will have the Week 9 bye to continue his recovery, and his health will determine Grinnage and Bell's involvement when the Jaguars face the Colts in Week 10.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/28||Green Bay Packers||8||5.50|
|11||11/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|14||12/08||@New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|17||12/29||Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||8||5||57||0||2||11.40||5|