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88 Darren Fells TE

Houston Texans

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
161111710.636

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Texans' Darren Fells: Signs with Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 | RotoWire

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 interest after the extension received by fellow blocking specialist Nick Boyle from the Ravens last week.

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Browns' Darren Fells: Records 11 catches in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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: Find end zone in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fells caught all three of his targets for 18 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 26-18 win over Cincinnati.

Fells scored Cleveland's second touchdown of the game midway through the second quarter when, draped over by a Bengals defender, reeled in a one-yard touchdown from a scrambling Baker Mayfield. Situated behind an emerging David Njoku, Fells has been seldom used this season, with Sunday representing just his second multi-catch game of the season. His role has been that of occasional red-zone threat, with three of his 10 catches on the season going for touchdowns. The season ends against a Ravens team that held him to a eight-yard catch in Week 5.

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Browns' Darren Fells: Scores long touchdown Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18PIT112120
29/16/18NO21590
39/20/18NYJ0000
49/30/18OAK149491
510/7/18BAL1880
610/14/18LAC0000
710/21/18TB0000
810/28/18PIT1660
911/4/18KC0000
1011/11/18ATL0000
1211/25/18CIN1661
1312/2/18HOU0000
1412/9/18CAR0000
1512/15/18DEN0000
1612/23/18CIN31891
1712/30/18BAL1330
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014Arizona Cardinals10557114.2240104
2015Arizona Cardinals14122131114.84834115
2016Arizona Cardinals1471415411.0371207
2017Detroit Lions16131717710.42333012
2018Cleveland Browns16111111710.6493116
TOTAL70486883012.2491011244
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2014Arizona Cardinals1000---000
2015Arizona Cardinals1400---000
2016Arizona Cardinals1400---000
2017Detroit Lions1611010.01000
2018Cleveland Browns1600---000
TOTAL7011010.01000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Arizona Cardinals1011.000000.0000
2015Arizona Cardinals1400.000000.0000
2016Arizona Cardinals1400.000000.0000
2017Detroit Lions1611.000000.0000
2018Cleveland Browns1610.010000.0000
TOTAL7032.010000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/270
Birthdate:
4/22/1986
Age:
33
Hometown:
Fullerton, CA, USA
School:
California-Irvine
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: