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87 Darren Fells TE

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
131616510.3311

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Lions' Darren Fells: Snags 23-yard pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Lions' Darren Fells: Minimal usage against Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fells secured both of his targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Ravens.

Fells again led Lions tight ends in playing time, but rookie Michael Roberts continues to eat into his snap count. In fact, the past six games in which Roberts began earning consistent double-digit snaps directly corresponds with the end of Fells' mini-explosion (relative to him) where the veteran caught eight passes for 90 yards and three scores within a three-week stretch. With Roberts unlikely to go away -- and Eric Ebron still in the fold as well -- Fells is unlikely to return to fantasy relevance.

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Lions' Darren Fells: Blanked by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fells saw three targets but was held without a catch during Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings.

Fells, operating from the slot, looked to have come down with a touchdown in the second half but the play was overturned after replays showed the ball hit the ground. Outside of that play, Fells wasn't heard from much, as he did most of his work as an in-line blocker. He isn't on the fantasy radar ahead of a Week 13 matchup with the Ravens.

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Lions' Darren Fells: Catches one pass against Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 | RotoWire

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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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/10/17ARI0000
29/18/17NYG1330
39/24/17ATL1880
410/1/17MIN440100
510/8/17CAR224202
610/15/17NO226221
810/29/17PIT112120
911/6/17GB110100
1011/12/17CLE0000
1111/19/17CHI1990
1211/23/17MIN0000
1312/3/17BAL21080
1412/10/17TB123230
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/16/17CHI4:30 pm
1612/24/17@ CIN1:00 pm
1712/31/17GB1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014Arizona Cardinals10557114.2240104
2015Arizona Cardinals14122131114.84834115
2016Arizona Cardinals1471415411.0371207
2017Detroit Lions13101616510.32333011
TOTAL51345670112.548710137
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Arizona Cardinals1011.000000.0000
2015Arizona Cardinals1400.000000.0000
2016Arizona Cardinals1400.000000.0000
2017Detroit Lions1311.000000.0000
TOTAL5122.000000.0000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/270
Birthdate:
4/22/1986
Age:
31
Hometown:
Fullerton, CA, USA
School:
California-Irvine
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: