Blake Bell
Blake Bell
29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Dallas Cowboys
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The journeyman tight end is now on his fifth team in five seasons after signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys. Bell is a capable blocker but extremely limited as a receiver, and the 15 targets he saw in the Chiefs' pass-happy attack last year were his most since he was a rookie in 2015. There could be more opportunities in Dallas behind a less established starter in Blake Jarwin, but even as an occasional red-zone weapon Bell doesn't have much upside, and the next touchdown he scores in the NFL will be his first. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2020.
Heads to Dallas
TEDallas Cowboys
March 25, 2020
Bell agreed to a deal with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Bell has played for four different teams since he was taken in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, most recently serving as the No. 2 tight end for Kansas City in 2019. With 38 receptions in 65 career regular-season games, Bell shouldn't pose much of a threat to Blake Jarwin.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Blake Bell's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
6.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.23
 
% Team Air Yards
2.0%
 
% Team Targets
2.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
21.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.8
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Blake Bell run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Blake Bell and the other tight ends for the Cowboys are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Blake Bell
123 routes   15 targets
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% Routes Run
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61%
201 routes   41 targets
87%
15 routes   2 targets
65%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Blake Bell Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Blake Bell's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.80 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
Bell moves on to another franchise, his fourth in five seasons. Despite seeing triple-digit offensive snaps in all four years as a pro, Bell has topped 10 receptions just once, back when he was a rookie in 2015. However, he may be positioned for a larger role in 2019, potentially positioning himself as the backup in an offense that frequently uses sets with two tight ends. Demetrius Harris held that job last season, seeing 366 offensive snaps in 15 games. Even so, it's worth noting Harris hauled in just 12 passes, so, as long as Travis Kelce remains healthy, Bell shouldn't see a ton of targets.
Bell's career is trending in the wrong direction after seeing his receptions (four), yards (85) and targets (nine) all decrease in his sophomore campaign. The converted quarterback wasn't able to see the field on a consistent basis despite not having much competition at the tight end position. The new front office in San Francisco brought in more tight ends to compete for snaps, so Bell will be on the outside looking in if he doesn't show significant improvement this preseason.
Despite being a fourth-round pick, the former Oklahoma quarterback was considered a project heading into the 2015 season due to his lack of experience at tight end. Injuries and the trade of Vernon Davis opened up some snaps for Bell down the stretch, and he finished with 186 yards on 15 receptions. He was a red-zone specialist in college, and his 6-foot-6 frame makes him an excellent target close to the goal line. Vance McDonald is expected to be the starter out of training camp, but there's potential for Bell to elevate himself into that role at some point this season. If he develops as the 49ers hope, he could eventually become a fantasy-relevant tight end.
It was a bit surprising to the 49ers take Bell in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft, but a 6-foot-6 frame and a strong combine apparently caught general manager Trent Baalke's attention. Bell - who was formerly a quarterback - finished four of his 16 receptions in the end zone as a senior at Oklahoma in 2014. His ability to score in the red zone could pay dividends for both him and the team, but the rookie tight end will likely require a strong training camp to earn a spot on the 53-man roster to being the season.
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Contributes down the stretch
TEKansas City Chiefs
January 6, 2020
Bell finished 2019 with just eight catches for 67 yards on 15 targets.
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Snares pair of passes
TEKansas City Chiefs
December 24, 2019
Bell notched two catches for 15 yards on a season-high three targets Sunday versus the Bears.
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Sheds injury tag
TEKansas City Chiefs
November 27, 2019
Bell (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Sidelined Week 11
TEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
November 16, 2019
Bell (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
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Ankle injury lingers
TEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
November 14, 2019
Bell will not practice Thursday due to an ankle injury, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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