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October 20, 2015 04:57 PM
Giants' Daniel Fells: Released from hospital
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fells (ankle) was released from the hospital Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports.

Fells spent nearly three weeks in the hospital, having numerous surgeries to treat a MRSA infection, but the issue is now under control. Now that he's returned home, he'll be monitored by an in-home nurse, with the likelihood that his NFL career is over as a result.

October 13, 2015 10:26 AM
Giants' Daniel Fells: Unlikely to play again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) is unlikely to play in the NFL again, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Fells has already undergone five surgeries on his foot to fight an MRSA infection. He's been in the hospital since Oct. 2 and might need to stay a while longer. Fortunately, he's been doing much better the last few days, after his doctors found a combination of antibiotics that worked.

October 5, 2015 01:08 PM
Fells will be placed on injured reserve after developing a staph infection on his chronically-injured ankle.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells will be placed on injured reserve after developing a staph infection on his chronically-injured ankle, NJ.com reports.

Fells recently underwent surgery to help correct his condition, causing him to miss Week 4 and leave the team without one of its top tight ends.

October 5, 2015 10:14 AM
Report: Giants tight end Daniel Fells, who underwent unexpected foot surgery this week, will likely be placed on IR.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells, who underwent unexpected foot surgery this week, will likely be placed on IR, NFL.com's Ian Rapaport reports.

Fells did not travel with the Giants for their Week 4 contest against the Bills, and it appears he could be out for an extended period of time following the foot surgery.

As the team's No. 2 tight end, Fells saw plenty of snaps this season when healthy as Larry Donnell's backup. Donnell will likely receive a more prominent role in Fells' absence, along with Jerome Cunningham (knee) and Will Tye providing additional depth.

October 4, 2015 11:42 AM
New York Giants' Jerome Cunningham Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Jerome Cunningham (knee) is inactive for the Week 4 game against Buffalo.

Cunningham and Daniel Fells did not travel with the team. As a result, the Giants' tight end depth will suffer, although Larry Donnell could end up seeing a few more targets.

October 3, 2015 05:54 PM
Giants tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) did not travel with the team to Buffalo and is likely out for Sunday's game.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) did not travel with the team to Buffalo and is likely out for Sunday's game, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

With Fells likely inactive against the Bills, Larry Donnell could see a boost in targets in what should be a high-volume passing game for the Giants. With backup tight end Jerome Cunningham also unable to travel with the team, New York was forced to call up Will Tye from the practice squad, however it's unlikely he will cut into Donnell's opportunities come Sunday.

October 2, 2015 03:10 PM
​Giants tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Buffalo.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Buffalo.

In the two games he's played so far, Fells saw nearly as many snaps as Larry Donnell, who nonetheless remains the preferred fantasy option among Big Blue's tight ends. Neither player offers much season-long upside, but Donnell does get a temporary boost if Fells can't play Sunday, in what could be a heavy volume game for QB Eli Manning.

October 1, 2015 12:05 PM
Fells (ankle) won't practice Thursday.
by CBS Sports Staff |

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (ankle) won't practice Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

The report relays that coach Tom Coughlin sounded optimistic that the tight end will play Sunday against the Bills, though such an outcome presumably hinges on Fells practicing in some capacity Friday.

September 30, 2015 04:11 PM
Giants tight end Daniel Fells did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury.

Coach Tom Coughlin made some remarks that seem optimistic about Fells playing Sunday against the Bills, but we'll see if he's able to practice Thursday or Friday. Through three games, Fells has a 6/60/0 line compared to Larry Donnell's 10/81/1 production.

September 24, 2015 07:20 PM
Giants TE Daniel Fells ready to roll for Week 3 vs. Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (foot) is active for Thursday's game against the Redskins.

Fells played 32 snaps to Larry Donnell's 44 in Week 1, then missed Week 2 against the Falcons. The snaps won't necessarily be divided the same way Thursday night, but Fells at least figures to have a role as the No. 2 tight end.

September 23, 2015 06:40 PM
Giants TE Daniel Fells (foot) is probable for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (foot) is listed as probable for Thursday's game versus Washington, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Fells donned street clothes in Week 2 but is prepared to take the field Thursday following back-to-back full practices. Expect him to work in tandem with fellow tight end Larry Donnell, though it remains to be seen if their breakdown of snaps in the regular season opener (44 for Donnell to Fells' 32) will be the norm going forward.

September 22, 2015 03:10 PM
Giants TE Daniel Fells (foot) gets full run in practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (foot) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Fells thus seems likely to return for Thursday's game against the Redskins, after sitting out in Week 2 against the Falcons. He split snaps with Larry Donnell in Week 1, but it remains to be seen how the snaps and targets will be divided in the coming weeks. Donnell did score a touchdown against the Falcons, but he only caught four passes for 28 yards on six targets.

September 21, 2015 06:40 PM
Giants TE Daniel Fells (foot) would have been limited Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (foot) would have been limited Monday, if the Giants had held practice, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Fells took a seat in Week 2 due to a foot issue, but his potential presence at practice Monday is a step in the right direction to active status Thursday versus Washington. If he plays in Week 3, it remains to be seen how the tight-end reps will break down. However, in the regular season opener, Fells split snaps with Larry Donnell, hauling in three of four passes for 33 yards.

September 18, 2015 02:30 PM
Giants TE Daniel Fells loses Week 2 action to foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

A foot injury has ruled out Giants tight end Daniel Fells (foot) from the game Sunday against Atlanta, per Tom Rock of Newsday.

Fells split reps with Larry Donnell in Week 1, catching three passes for 33 yards on four targets. Donnell thus gets a boost in Fells' absence, though targets might still be hard to come by.

September 17, 2015 11:50 AM
Giants TE Daniel Fells out of walking boot, remains day to day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (foot) will not practice on Thursday, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

He appears to be doing better, as he was seen without a walking boot Thursday. He should be considered day to day. If Fells misses any time, Larry Donnell could benefit the most. He and Fells each received four targets a piece Week 1, but the latter outgained Donnell against the Cowboys.

September 16, 2015 01:00 PM
Giants TE Daniel Fells misses practice due to a foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants tight end Daniel Fells (foot) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

In Week 1, Fells split reps with Larry Donnell, with the tight ends receiving four targets apiece. While the duo both hauled in three catches, Fells outgained Donnell 33 to 21 yards. Fells is dealing with a foot injury, though, which could tip the balance of their timeshare within the Giants' offense.

June 1, 2015 03:29 PM
Report: Giants re-sign TE Daniel Fells
by Larry Hartstein |

The Giants re-signed tight end Daniel Fells to a one-year deal, reports The Star-Ledger. Fells, 31, played in every game last season, catching 16 passes for 188 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.

June 2, 2015 04:37 AM
Giants get offensive contributions Week 16
by Larry Hartstein |

The Giants got a slew of offensive contributions in their 37-27 win at St. Louis. Among them, tight end Larry Donnell caught four of five targets for 42 yards, wideout Preston Parker caught all three of his targets for 32 yards and tight end Daniel Fells hauled in two passes for 20 yards.

Backup running back Orleans Darkwa ran four times for 21 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown, and secured both his targets for 17 yards.

They'll all play the Eagles in Week 17.

June 2, 2015 05:14 AM
Giants' Rueben Randle paces secondary targets in Week 12
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle caught all three of his targets for 36 yards in his team's 31-28 loss to the Cowboys in Week 12.

Eli Manning was locked in on rookie Odell Beckham (10 catches, 146 yards, two TDs) and running back Rashad Jennings (eight catches, 68 yards), and Randle was one of the quarterback's six other targeted receivers to split 11 catches. Tight end Daniel Fells also secured three receptions for 35 yards, while tight end Larry Donnell managed just two receptions for 24 yards. Wide receiver Preston Parker caught one of his three targets for 16 yards, while tight end Adrien Robinson caught his only target for a one-yard touchdown.

Randle, Parker and the team's TE corps should continue to play a complementary role behind Beckham moving forward. The Giants will take on the Jaguars in Week 13.

June 2, 2015 05:26 AM
Giants rule Peyton Hillis, Cullen Jenkins out for Week 11
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Giants have ruled out Peyton Hillis (concussion), Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Jacquian Williams (concussion) out for Week 11 at home against the 49ers. The team also included Damontre Moore (shoulder), Nat Berhe (ankle), Daniel Fells (neck), Rashad Jennings (knee) and Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) on the final injury report, though all five were deemed probable.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/260
Birthdate:
9/23/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
Anaheim, CA, USA
School:
California-Davis
NFL Experience:
9
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