Darren Fells

#87 TE / Detroit Lions / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 270 lb Age: 31 College: California-Irvine Bye 7

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  • Fells secured his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 27-24 victory over Chicago. Fells' involvement in the passing game has diminished in recent weeks while teammate Eric Ebron's has increased. By measure, Fells has seen just 1.5 targets per game over his past four appearances while Ebron has seen five per tilt over the same stretch. Ebron is the more natural receiver anyway, while Fells' bread and butter is blocking, so it makes sense for each to specialize in one particular facet of the game. Moving forward, that means Fells could be in store for lesser production the rest of the season compared to his heightened involvement in Weeks 4 through 6.

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  • Lions' Darren Fells: Blanked against Browns
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fells saw one target but was held without a catch during Sunday's 38-24 victory over the Browns. Teammate and fellow tight end Eric Ebron was actually more productive than Fells this week. However, the latter didn't receive many opportunities to catch passes since he was mostly used as a blocker against a respectable Browns defensive front. Barring injury, both Fells and Ebron remain touchdown-dependent fantasy options moving forward.

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  • Lions' Darren Fells: Starts over Ebron
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fells secured his only target for 10 yards during Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers. Fells was the only tight end in the starting lineup Monday for the first time all season. While he wasn't particularly productive, Green Bay has been among the best at defending tight ends all season with a league-low zero touchdowns and second-place 281 yards allowed to the position. Thus, it's difficult to knock Fells too much, especially when quarterback Matthew Stafford had so much success throwing to his wideouts. Next up is a much easier matchup against a Browns team that's surrendered the second-most yards (558) and touchdowns (six) to tight ends this season.

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  • Lions' Darren Fells: Touchdown streak ends
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fells caught one of three targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Steelers. Fells continued to out-snap fellow tight end Eric Ebron, this time at a 45-to-31 ratio. While he was unable to extend his touchdown streak, Fells was still involved in the red-zone offense and garnered a target in the end zone for the fifth time in the past three weeks. He'll remain a low-upside and touchdown-dependent fantasy option going forward -- and especially Week 9 against a Packers defense that hasn't allowed a tight end to score this season.

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  • Lions' Darren Fells: Finds paydirt yet again
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fells caught two of four passes for 26 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 52-38 loss to the Saints. Fells saw more playing time and more attention in the passing game than teammate Eric Ebron for the third week in a row, making it increasingly clear that the former is the Detroit tight end to own for fantasy purposes. If Golden Tate (shoulder) is forced to miss any time, Fells could see even more work in the short-to-intermediate range than he has been of late. However, that sentiment could change if Tate makes a speedy recovery during the team's bye in Week 7.

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