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Darren Fells

31-Year-Old Tight End – Detroit Lions

2017 Receiving Stats

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12

Yds

123

TD

3

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10.3

Tar

18

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fells signed with Detroit in the offseason after spending the past three years in Arizona. His proficiency as a blocker boosts the prospects of the Lions' run game, but Fells individually isn't a diff...

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2017 ADP:  332

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 7"   WT: 318   DOB: 4/22/1986  College: Cal-Irvine  Show ContractHide Contract

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Darren Fells Contract Information:

Signed exclusive rights tender with the Cardinals in February of 2016.

November 12, 2017  –  Darren Fells News

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Fells saw one target but was held without a catch during Sunday's 38-24 victory over the Browns.

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Darren Fells NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2014 28 ARI 10 5 71 0 11 14.2 6.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 ARI 14 21 311 3 28 14.8 11.1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 ARI 14 14 154 1 18 11.0 8.6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 31 DET 9 12 123 3 18 10.3 6.8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 31 DET Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Darren Fells

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Darren Fells Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2014 28 ARI 10 0.7 1.2 1.0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 ARI 14 3.5 5.0 4.3 2 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 ARI 14 1.5 2.5 2.0 1 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 31 DET 9 3.4 4.7 4.0 1 14 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 31 DET Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Darren Fells

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Darren Fells – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Tight End

Snap Count Stats

349

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Darren Fells was on the field for 349 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

97

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Darren Fells was on the field for 97 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 672 93
2016 370 22
2017 349 97
Darren Fells 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Ari 32 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NYG 41 10 1 3 0 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atl 29 13 1 8 0 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Min 51 10 4 40 0 5 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Car 35 10 2 24 2 2 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
6 @NO 46 16 2 26 1 4 13.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Pit 45 8 1 12 0 3 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9 @GB 43 9 1 10 0 1 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Cle 27 12 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Chi
12 Min
13 @Bal
14 @TB
15 Chi
16 @Cin
17 GB

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Darren Fells
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 7"
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Weight:   318 lbs
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Darren Fells: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fells secured his only target for 10 yards during Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers.

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Fells caught one of three targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Steelers.

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Fells caught two of four passes for 26 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 52-38 loss to the Saints.

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Fells secured both of his targets for 24 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Panthers.

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Fells caught four of five passes for 40 yards during Sunday's 14-7 victory over the Vikings.

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Fells caught his only target for three yards in Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

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Fells could carve out an important role this coming season, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports.

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Fells will sign a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Lions, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com reports.

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Fells, who didn't receive a restricted free-agent tender from the Cardinals, will meet with the Lions on Friday, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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Fells is not expected to receive a restricted free agent tender, Kyle Odegard of AZCardinals.com reports.

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Fells reeled in 14 of 18 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown in 14 games during the 2016 season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Formerly a pro basketball player abroad, Fells went the route of older brother Daniel, signing his first NFL deal with the Seahawks in March of 2013. Since landing on the Cardinals' practice squad in October of that year, he's slowly but surely worked his way first onto the 53-man roster and then to the top of the depth chart. Finishing last season as Arizona's top tight end in terms of catches (21), yards (311), and touchdowns (three), he culminated the campaign with a 21-yard touchdown grab in the NFC championship game beatdown at the hands of the Panthers. He enters 2016 as one of the Cardinals' starting tight ends.

2015

John Carlson's sudden retirement in May removed a veteran presence from the tight-end ranks in Arizona, and general manager Steve Keim compensated with the late-July signing of Jermaine Gresham. While the former Bengal is the likely candidate to vacuum up Carlson's 55 targets from a year ago, Fells and 2014 second-round pick Troy Niklas are the primary holdovers to consider for reps in the Cardinals' offense. When Niklas' rookie season ended after Week 11 last fall, Fells took full advantage of the opportunity, receiving 56.9 percent of the TE snaps as opposed to 35.2 percent for Carlson and 30.2 percent for Rob Housler. During that six-game stretch, Fells hauled in six catches (on 11 targets) for 72 yards and one touchdown. The presence of Gresham hinders Fells' potential, though, due to the former's previous relationship with quarterback Carson Palmer during his rookie campaign in 2010.

2014

Acting as tight end depth, but a Week 1 roster spot appears to be far-fetched.