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Tatum Bell

33-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Tatum Bell in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 212   DOB: 3/2/1981  College: Oklahoma State University  Show ContractHide Contract

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Unrestricted free agent following the 2008 season.

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Bell will not be re-signed by the Broncos, the Rocky Mountain News reports.

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Tatum Bell NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 26 5 44 182 1 4.1 - - - - - 14 63 4.5 0 21 - - - - - -
2008 27 7 44 249 2 5.7 - - - - - 10 57 5.7 0 14 - - - - - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tatum Bell Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 26 5 6.1 8.9 7.5 9 36 10 - - 3 13 3.0 1 - -
2008 27 7 6.1 7.5 6.8 6 36 4 - - 1 8 4.1 4 - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tatum Bell – Playing Time Overview

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Tatum Bell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bell had eight carries for 86 yards and two touchdowns and four catches for 31 yards on Sunday night against San Diego.

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With Selvin Young and P.J. Pope headed to IR, Bell is in line to start Sunday's regular season finale against the Chargers.

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That's seven tailbacks on IR for the Broncos and Bell, who not long ago was selling cell phones at a mall, has a chance to be a fantasy difference maker in leagues that settle things in Week 17. The team plans to re-sign Cory Boyd and Alex Haynes to back Bell up this weekend.
Bell had five carries for 20 yards and one reception for three yards on Sunday against Buffalo.

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Bell will be splitting carries with P.J. Pope, and possibly Selvin Young, on Sunday against Buffalo, the Denver Post reports.

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Bell had seven carries for 43 yards and two catches for seven yards on Sunday against Carolina.

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Bell is the best bet to start for Denver on Sunday, although it remains a big question mark as to what type of workload he'll receive, the Denver Post reports.

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Selvin Young (groin) is getting healthier and may play for the first time since Week 10, while rookies P.J. Pope and Cory Boyd could factor into the equation as well. If you have to choose one guy out of the group, it'd be Bell, although he's still a very risky play given the uncertainty regarding how Denver's touches will be split.
Bell is expected to be the top back for the Broncos on Sunday at Carolina, the Denver Post reports.

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Bell is the only healthy running back on the roster, with Selvin Young still struggling to return from an injured groin. While Young is expected to be in uniform on Sunday, the carries should be mostly given to Bell.
With Peyton Hillis slated to miss the rest of the season, Bell is in line for an expanded workload down the stretch.

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Bell had 11 carries for 52 yards and two catches for 16 yards Sunday against Kansas City.

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Bell played in Sunday's win over the Jets, but did not record a single touch.

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Bell had six carries for 14 yards and one reception for zero yards on Sunday against the Raiders.

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Bell was given just one carry in the first half against Atlanta but received six in the second half and finished with 34 yards on the game.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Tatum Bell.

2008

Bell is battling rookie Kevin Smith and Brian Calhoun for the starting running back job in Detroit, but Bell has to be considered the underdog at this point. He can't break tackles, needs work in pass protection and has a major fumbling problem. In fact, the Lions didn't even have him active during their final 10 games last season, which is telling.

2007

If Bell couldn't excel in Denver's system, maybe he just isn't very good. Still, Mike Martz might be the closest thing to Mike Shanahan when it comes to producing monster numbers from running backs. Martz turned Kevin Jones into a Top-10 option before he got injured last year. Bell hasn't shown much receiving ability, a crucial aspect in Martz's system, but neither had Jones, who caught more balls in the first nine weeks under Martz's tutelage than he had in his career. Bell's fantasy potential is directly tied to Jones' health. At press time, itís unclear when Jones will return from a serious foot injury, though he hopes to be ready for training camp. But Detroit wouldn't have traded Dre Bly for Bell if the team wasn't concerned about Jones' status for the season. If Jones is out for an extended time, Bell has little competition for reps in Detroit. T.J. Duckett might be used in short-yardage situations, as Bell has been unsuccessful in that area, but that's probably all Duckett would be asked to do. Ball security is another issue for Bell, as he led the NFL with five lost fumbles last season. He's disappointed before and likely won't score a ton of touchdowns, but the presence of Martz makes Bell a high-risk, high-reward pick.

2006

With Mike Anderson gone to Baltimore, Bell has his best chance yet to establish himself as the Broncos feature back. Physically he's not your typical Broncos one-cut, downhill runner, relying far more on his elusiveness than Portis, Terrell Davis and other previous Denver stars. That might, in fact, be the problem, as his running style doesn't necessarily mesh well with the team's blocking schemes. The Broncos system isn't well-suited for juking, jiving and creativity, and if Bell can't discipline himself enough to hit that first hole regularly, he could once again find himself in coach Mike Shanahan's doghouse. Bell hasn't been much of a red zone producer (he had a 12.5% conversion rate, 5-for-40, last year) and could lose goal-line carries to Ron Dayne or Mike Bell, limiting his potential fantasy value. He also doesn't add much to the passing game. He's a home run threat every time he gets the ball, however, and is worth extra consideration in leagues that give bonuses for long scores.

2005

If Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson and Reuben Droughns can be productive in this system (and keep in mind that Droughns did it without offensive line guru Alex Gibbs), then for a back with Bellís speed and change-of-direction ability, the skyís the limit. We saw a taste of Bellís potential during the last four games of the season when he averaged 5.7 yards per carry despite playing with a separated shoulder, but his overall totals were limited both by the injury and the time-share with Droughns. Now that Droughns has been shipped to Cleveland, Bell should have the bulk of the Broncos tailback duties to himself. While Quentin Griffin, and to a lesser extent Mike Anderson and Ron Dayne, could still be in the mix, Griffin is undersized and returning from an ACL injury, Anderson hasnít been used regularly since 2001 and Dayne was a big disappointment in New York. At 5-11, 213 pounds, Bell could stand to put on more bulk, and he needs to improve his route running and pass-catching ability, but the second-year back vowed to address both of those weaknesses this past spring. That Bell hasnít proven anything yet at the NFL level makes him a risk, but with his skills and in this system, we wouldnít be surprised to see him in the top-five on everyoneís 2006 draft board.

2004

A good summer will shoot him very high on most teamís draft lists, as owners look for the next Clinton Portis. But offensive line play was the key to the Broncosí success with different running backs, and the architect of that line, Alex Gibbs, has moved to Atlanta. The fourth back drafted in April, Bell runs bigger than his 5-10, 212-pound frame would suggest and fits coach Mike Shanahanís mold. Bell also has great straight-line speed. Quentin Griffin is too small to be a feature back, and Mike Anderson and Garrison Hearst are over 30; so the Broncos job is Bellís for the taking, but heíll likely be eased into the starting role over the first month as Portis was in í02.

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