Bell agreed to a deal with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Bell has played for four different teams since he was taken in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, most recently serving as the No. 2 tight end for Kansas City in 2019. With 38 receptions in 65 career regular-season games, Bell shouldn't pose much of a threat to Blake Jarwin.
Bell finished 2019 with just eight catches for 67 yards on 15 targets. Bell was brought in to fill the role voided by Demetrius Harris' departure this offseason and essentially did just that. The backup tight end in the Chiefs' offense is unlikely to see a ton of usage in the passing game as long as Travis Kelce is healthy, which was precisely what occurred in Bell's case -- the four-year pro recorded 400 offensive snaps despite little usage as a pass-catcher. He signed just a one-year contract with Kansas City, so there's no guarantee he will be back in the fold in 2020.
Bell notched two catches for 15 yards on a season-high three targets Sunday versus the Bears. Bell had not recorded more than one catch in a game prior to Week 15 but has now caught a pair of passes in each of the last two weeks. Still, he played less than 50 percent of the offensive snaps and has yet to reel in a touchdown pass in 2019, so there's very little fantasy upside to be had at the moment.
Bell (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Bell wasn't able to suit up against the Chargers in Week 11, but he appears back to full health following Kansas City's bye. In any case, Bell doesn't carry much (if any) fantasy value as long as top tight end Travis Kelce remains healthy.
Bell (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Bell sustained the injury last week against the Titans and actually returned to the game, but he was unable to practice this week. Deon Yelder should serve as Kansas City's No. 2 tight end in his place.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/14||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|5||10/11||New York Giants||25||8.00|
|15||12/21||San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|17||01/03||@New York Giants||25||8.00|
|3 Year Avg||10||6||51||0||2||8.50||5|