Blake Bell
Blake Bell
29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Kansas City Chiefs
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 contract with the Chiefs in March of 2021.
Back with Chiefs
TEKansas City Chiefs
March 18, 2021
Bell has signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
ANALYSIS
Bell spent last season with the Cowboys, logging 11 catches for 110 yards in 16 games. He's now set to return to Kansas City, where he played in 2019 and will provide the team with a capable blocking tight end presence behind star pass catcher Travis Kelce.
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How do Blake Bell's 2020 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
5.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.24
 
% Team Air Yards
1.9%
 
% Team Targets
2.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.2
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2020 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

101978%
33225%
19415%
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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 Chiefs 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
94 routes   15 targets
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% Routes Run
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64%
536 routes   145 targets
89%
5 routes   0 targets
56%
5 routes   0 targets
56%
66 routes   9 targets
55%
0 routes   0 targets
0%
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2020 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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323 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Small role in 2020
TEDallas Cowboys
Neck
January 16, 2021
Bell (neck) caught 11 of 15 targets for 110 yards over 16 games for the Cowboys in 2020.
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Picks up stinger
TEDallas Cowboys
Neck
January 3, 2021
Bell (neck) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Giants due to a stinger, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
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Clear of illness for Week 16
TEDallas Cowboys
December 27, 2020
Blake (illness) is listed as active heading into Sunday's game against the Eagles.
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Questionable for Sunday
TEDallas Cowboys
Illness
December 25, 2020
Bell (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Missing practice with illness
TEDallas Cowboys
Illness
December 24, 2020
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Bell won't practice Thursday while he recovers from a non-COVID-19-related illness, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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