Darren Fells

Darren Fells

Height: 6' 7"Weight: 270 lbsAge: 33College: UC Irvine

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 1st (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #508
Best / Worst #344 / #365


Darren Fells signs with Texans for one year

Darren Fells has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Impact

Fells spent 2018 with the Browns and managed to catch 11-of-12 targets throughout his 16 games played. He's considered a great blocking tight end, which makes for a nice fit in the Houston offense.

Darren Fells held to just one catch in loss to Steelers

Darren Fells caught one-of-three targets for 12 yards against the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact

Darren Fells' touchdown streak ends at two games, as the Lions were held without a touchdown on Sunday night. He continued to be targeted in the endzone, but wasn't able to haul in a touchdown pass against the Steelers. Fells remains the better fantasy tight end option in Detroit, but he should remain on the wire unless there is a desperate need due to bye weeks or injuries.

Darren Fells hits paydirt for second straight week

Darren Fells caught two passes for 24 yards and a score in the Week 6 loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact

Fells continues to be the Lions's best tight end, as is seeing warranted playing time. With three touchdowns in two weeks, he's drawing some fantasy attention. His best value is a cheap tight end play in daily formats, and should only be considered in 16-team season long leagues.

Darren Fells breaks out in two-touchdown Week 5 performance

Darren Fells was targeted just twice in Week 5, both late in the fourth quarter, but made the most of them as both went for scores.

Fantasy Impact

Darren Fells is deep on the fantasy radar, but might be close to emerging after recording more snaps than Eric Ebron in Week 5. This marks his third game this season outpacing Ebron in that category. Fells' value is almost entirely dependent on Ebron's performance, but as Ebron continues to drop more passes each game, the coaching staff might be forced to throw Fells on the field even more. Fells will be a deep tight end sleeper for daily contests next week against a weak Saints passing defense.

Darren Fells has season best four catches and 40 yards

Darren Fells posted his best performance this season, catching four passes for 40 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Darren Fells matched his single-game career high with four catches, and found a connection with Stafford against the Vikings. All four of his catches resulted in first-downs, and he saw more targets than Eric Ebron. It's hard to imagine Fells finds enough volume to become fantasy relevant, but he's likely to see plenty of time on the field moving forward.