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.
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.
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.