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.
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.
Fells agreed to terms Wednesday with the Browns on a three-year, $12 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Mainly valued for his work as a run blocker, Fells proved to be a respectable pass-catching complement behind starting tight end Eric Ebron in Detroit last season, hauling in 17 of 26 targets for 177 yards and three scores. With David Njoku and Seth DeValve both ranking as higher priorities in the passing game at tight end for new quarterback Tyrod Taylor, it's likely that Fells will see his involvement as a receiver decline in Cleveland. Fells should still log plenty of snaps on early downs when the Browns look to pick up chunks of yardage on the ground.
Fells caught 17 of 26 targets for 177 yards and three touchdowns across 16 games in 2017.
After spending his first three seasons in Arizona, Fells bolted for Detroit in the 2017 offseason but didn't evolve into anything more than a blocking specialist with his new team. The bulk of his receiving production came in a three-game span from Week 4 to Week 6 when he caught eight of 11 targets for 90 yards and all three of his touchdowns. The former professional basketball player, who's now 31 years old despite entering just his fifth season in the NFL, will now be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year. Fells graded out as Pro Football Focus' 22nd-ranked tight end and could have a number of suitors on the open market.
Fells brought in one pass for 23 yards during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.
Fells saw less playing time than Eric Ebron for the first time in a while Sunday, which is strange since the Lions were playing without right tackle Ricky Wagner (ankle, back) and figured to use their veteran blocking specialist to help out on the edge. Regardless, Fells remains far off the fantasy radar.
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