Darren Fells
Ht: 6' 7" Wt: 270 Age: 34 Exp: 7 years College: None Drafted: Undrafted
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Position Rank: 25th
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Posted: 11/09/2020 2:05 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells registered two catches for 26 yards on three targets in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Fells has two or more catches in each of the past four outings, but his modest scoring streak came to an end at two games. He remains nothing more than a low-end TE2 in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 at Cleveland.
Posted: 10/19/2020 12:31 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells registered six grabs for 85 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Fells stepped up with Jordan Akins out of the lineup, scoring for the second consecutive outing while totaling 57 or more yards in each game. He isn't a bad bye-week or injury replacement in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers. Fells could be useful even when Akins is able to return.
Posted: 10/12/2020 1:46 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells posted two grabs for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars on his two targets.
Huddle Up: With Jordan Akins out due to an ankle injury and concussion the tight end targets were all for Fells. He was productive, and he could be a decent bye-week replacement in Week 6 at Tennessee if Akins remains on the shelf.
Posted: 6/06/2020 9:54 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells led the team with nine red-zone receptions and seven touchdowns in 2019. His 11 red-zone targets shared the team lead with WR DeAndre Hopkins.
Huddle Up: With Hopkins since traded to the Arizona Cardinals and the Texans' receiving corps overhauled with the additions of Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb, Fells could gain a few more red-zone looks while helping to replace Hopkins. He's a late-round option at a thin position.
Posted: 5/17/2020 11:24 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells blew a block on 15 of his 296 snaps on rushing plays in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions. The resulting 5.1 blown-block percentage was the second-worst mark by a tight end since at least 2015, while the 15 blown blocks were the most by any tight end over the same span.
Posted: 3/10/2020 1:48 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells agreed to a two-year, $7 million extension Tuesday, March 10. He'll earn $4 million in 2020.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 34-year-old had career highs with a 34-341-7 line in 2019, but it's hard to bank on that again. Fells might be someone to pick up off waivers if he looks to be in line for that size of a role again.
Posted: 1/26/2020 7:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans impending free-agent TE Darren Fells is a player the Texans will try to re-sign this offseason, but he probably will receive interest from multiple teams in free agency.
Posted: 1/12/2020 1:24 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells (hip) is expected to play in the Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 12.
Huddle Up: Fells was listed as questionable on the injury report after logging a limited practice session Friday, Jan. 10. He is not a recommended option for fantasy playoff games because he will be splitting time at the position this afternoon with Jordan Thomas.
Posted: 12/02/2019 7:57 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells caught two of his three targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 versus the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Fells had a nice little run for about five weeks in October and early November, but this outing marked the first time in four games in which he had more than one reception. Houston has three tight ends it likes, which is going to make it difficult to trust any of them over a sustained period of time in fantasy. Owners should expect Fells to remain a touchdown-or-bust fantasy property in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos.
Posted: 11/17/2019 9:34 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells posted just one reception for 18 yards on three targets in Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Fells had been fantasy find lately, but he is going to 'fall' down the fantasy rankings at his position heading into Week 12 against the Colts after this stinker. Treat him as a low-end TE2 heading into Thursday's action.
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