TE - DET
Week 3 Outlook
The Lions have signed free agent tight end Darren Fells to a one-year deal.
Detroit was in need of tight end help after Josh Hill retired. Fells will instantly become the team's No. 2 tight end behind T.J. Hockenson. He's a solid blocker with tremendous value in the red zone. Over 16 games (14 starts) in Houston last year, he caught 21 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns. With Detroit's lack of threats at wide receiver, Fells could be a decent deep stash in case Hockenson suffers an injury.
Darren Fells wasn't targeted on Sunday in the Texans' Week 17 loss to the Titans by a 41-38 score.
Fells played a backup role to Jordan Akins at tight end for most of the season. The veteran finishes with 21 catches, 312 receiving yards, and four touchdown receptions.
Darren Fells caught his only pass for a 22-yard touchdown on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Bengals by a 37-31 score in Week 16 action.
Fells has not been a major part of the offense and has just two catches over the last five games. The veteran tight end can be left on the waiver wire by fantasy owners.
Darren Fells caught his only target for 15 yards on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Bears by a 36-7 score in Week 14 action.
Fells has not been a big part of the offense and since Week 9 has just six catches on seven targets. The veteran tight end can be left on the waiver wire by fantasy owners.
Darren Fells failed to catch his only target on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Colts by a 26-20 score in Week 13 action.
Once again Houston's tight ends did not figure prominently in the offensive game plan on Sunday. Fells has 19 catches on 25 targets for the season and can be left on the waiver wire.