Blake Bell

Blake Bell

30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Kansas City Chiefs
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Bell spent the 2020 season with the Cowboys but was unable to carve out a consistent role in Dallas, finishing up with just 11 catches for 110 yards on 15 targets. He returns to Kansas City to fill a backup role behind star tight end Travis Kelce. Bell should enter the picture if the Chiefs go with two tight ends, though rookie Noah Gray could be in the mix as well depending on how he fares in training camp. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.13 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2021.
Closes out 2021 on quiet note
TEKansas City Chiefs
January 14, 2022
Bell was not targeted on his 21 offensive snaps in the regular-season finale versus the Broncos.
ANALYSIS
The Belldozer compiled just nine total catches for 87 yards on 13 targets during the 2021 season and has just two seasons total with double-digit receptions. The veteran tight end still hasn't caught a touchdown pass in his career and enters the offseason set to become an unrestricted free agent following a one-year deal. With Noah Gray developing behind Travis Kelce, Bell may be ticketed for a spot elsewhere in 2022.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Blake Bell's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
2.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.12
 
% Team Air Yards
0.8%
 
% Team Targets
2.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.2%
 
Drop Rate
7.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.4
 
% Targeted On Route
18.8%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.26
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

91965%
4536%
33624%
4637%
29721%
5846%
524%
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30%
32%
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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
69 routes   13 targets
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22%
33 routes   5 targets
63%
0 routes   0 targets
0%
120 routes   10 targets
43%
618 routes   134 targets
71%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Jan 23rd at 6:30PM
Overall QB Rating Against
48.4
 
Cornerbacks
58.0
 
Safeties
44.7
 
Linebackers
60.4
 
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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
260 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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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.
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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Four touches in Week 17
TEKansas City Chiefs
January 4, 2022
Bell hauled in all of his three targets for 35 yards and rushed once for a pair of yards in Sunday's game against the Bengals.
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One grab in Week 16
TEKansas City Chiefs
December 28, 2021
Bell compiled just one catch for 11 yards on his lone target Sunday versus the Steelers.
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Returns from reserve/COVID-19 list
TEKansas City Chiefs
December 24, 2021
Bell was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.
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Expected back from COVID list
TEKansas City Chiefs
Illness
December 24, 2021
Bell is expected to come off the reserve/COVID-19 list in advance of Sunday's game against the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list
TEKansas City Chiefs
Illness
December 21, 2021
Bell was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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