Darren Fells

#87 TE / Houston Texans / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 270 lb Age: 33 College: California-Irvine Bye 10

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Player Outlook

Darren Fells will compete for playing time and targets in the Texans offense this summer. Known more for his blocking skills than his receiving traits, he's unlikely to evolve into a capable Fantasy starter. Leave him off rosters until his situation changes.

Player News
  • Texans' Darren Fells: Signs with Texans
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fells is signing a one-year contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Fells was released by the Browns on March 10 after catching 11 passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games during the 2018 campaign. He only has 68 receptions in 70 NFL appearances, but 10 of them have gone for a score and he also has a strong reputation for blocking. Fells has a nice opportunity to compete for playing time ahead of his age-33 season, as the Texans figure to have an open competition at tight end with Ryan Griffin, Jordan Thomas, Jordan Akins and Jerell Adams all in the mix for snaps.

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  • Darren Fells: Cut by Browns
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Browns released Fells on Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Per Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns dangled Fells on the trade market but were unable to find a suitable partner. Fells doesn't bring much to the table as a pass catcher, failing to reach 200 receiving yards in four of five pro campaigns. That said, his ability as a blocker has allowed him to maintain a consistent workload the past four seasons -- between 32 and 61 percent of the offensive snaps in a given year -- so the 32-year-old should garner plenty of interest on the open market. Fellow blocking specialist Nick Boyle received a three-year, $18 million contract from the Ravens last week.

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  • Browns' Darren Fells: Records 11 catches in 2018
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fells ended his 2018 campaign with 11 catches (12 targets) for 117 yards and three touchdowns. Used as mainly a blocking tight end, Fells wasn't utilized much on offense during his first year in Cleveland, as he spent the bulk of his time backing up starter David Njoku. Fells signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Browns last offseason, which will become fully guaranteed if he's on the roster on the third day of the 2019 league year.

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  • Browns' Darren Fells: Scores long touchdown Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fells secured one of two targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 45-42 loss to the Raiders. Fells spent most of his 39 snaps (48 percent) run-blocking, but the veteran was able to make a huge splash when Baker Mayfield found him in the middle of the field for a 49-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Sunday's game. David Njoku is still the tight end to own in fantasy leagues, though Fells could steal a few red zone targets as the season progresses.

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  • Browns' Darren Fells: Two receptions Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fells brought in two of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints. David Njoku continues to see the majority of targets at tight end, as Fells now has three receptions on three targets for 27 yards this season. Primarily a run blocker, the veteran isn't likely to play a major fantasy role anytime soon.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
1 PIT 1 1 12 12.00 0 1
2 @NO 2 2 15 7.50 0 1
3 NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @OAK 2 1 49 49.00 1 10
5 BAL 1 1 8 8.00 0 0
6 LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @PIT 1 1 6 6.00 0 0
9 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE - - - - - -
12 @CIN 1 1 6 6.00 1 6
13 @HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 CIN 3 3 18 6.00 1 7
17 @BAL 1 1 3 3.00 0 0
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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/09 @New Orleans Saints 14 6.22
2 09/15 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 7.25
3 09/22 @Los Angeles Chargers 10 5.67
4 09/29 Carolina Panthers 28 8.50
5 10/06 Atlanta Falcons 12 5.88
6 10/13 @Kansas City Chiefs 31 9.56
7 10/20 @Indianapolis Colts 25 8.33
8 10/27 Oakland Raiders 29 9.25
9 11/03 @Jacksonville Jaguars 17 7.25
10 BYE - - -
11 11/17 @Baltimore Ravens 16 6.76
12 11/22 Indianapolis Colts 25 8.33
13 12/02 New England Patriots 18 7.37
14 12/08 Denver Broncos 24 8.13
15 12/15 @Tennessee Titans 5 4.75
16 12/22 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 7.88
17 12/29 Tennessee Titans 5 4.75

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Career Stats

Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 12 11 117 3 6 10.64 29
2017 26 17 177 3 12 10.41 35
2016 18 14 154 1 7 11.00 21
2015 28 21 311 3 15 14.81 49
2014 12 5 71 0 4 14.20 7
3 Year Avg 19 14 149 2 8 10.64 26
Career 96 68 830 10 44 12.21

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