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TE Daniel Fells - New York Giants

6-4, 252Born: 9-23-1983College: California-DavisDrafted: ---

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 5): Fells was unable to practice Wednesday last week due to his injured ankle, was limited in the other sessions, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as questionable to play on Friday. Fells went on IR on Monday, October 5 due to a staph infection in his injured ankle.

General News (Tue Oct 6): was placed on the season-ending Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 5, due to a staph infection in his ankle.

Week 5: vs San Francisco 49ers

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Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Eli Manning delivered the goods against Buffalo, slinging three TDs vs. just one interception at Buffalo last week (20/35 for 212 yards passing) - he relied on Rashad Jennings (two targets for 2/54/1 receiving), Dwayne Harris (six for 5/51/1) and Rueben Randle (six for 3/31/1) to handle the TDs last week, while Odell Beckham Jr. (12 for 5/38/0) and Larry Donnell (seven for 5/38/0) moved the chains. It wasn't the most explosive game ever for Manning, but it did yield a 'W' for his team. The 49ers offense is so woeful that the Packers only needed 17 points to win by 14 last weekend - the pass D allowed 22/32 for 200 net yards with one TD and zero interceptions to Aaron Rodgers and company last week, after the 49ers gave up 20/32 for 307 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown to the Cardinals two games back. To date, the 49ers are ranked 21st in the NFL averaging 263.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with six passing scores given up vs. two interceptions (tied for 21st in the NFL) and nine sacks (tied-ninth) generated so far. This looks like a great matchup for the Giants' offense.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at DAL 32 3 33 0 0 3.3
3 vs WAS 36 3 27 0 0 2.7
5 vs SF PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 3 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Fells made a few nice plays in the passing game but remains irrelevant in terms of fantasy as he shares tight end targets with teammate Donnell. Fells ran primarily short patterns against Washington and got his hands on short out patterns early in the game. Fells did make a big play downfield on a seam route after play action. Fells did an excellent job catching the pass one handed down the middle and dragging Redskin defenders for yards after contact. Fells disappeared after this play however as the Giants hit big plays with their receivers and continued to run the ball to help secure the win.

2015 Week 1 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Fells is a backup tight end for the Giants but competed well for targets with Donnell who has been unspectacular lately. Fells was used in the short passing game and showed good hands catching quickly thrown balls. He picked up key first downs for the Giants early but then somewhat disappeared the Giants needed bigger production. Fells is a reliable pair of hands for Manning but offers little else as an athlete and shouldn't be started in fantasy.


Latest News

Giants | Daniel Fells to have another surgery (Fri Oct 9, 10:18 AM) - New York Giants TE Daniel Fells (ankle) had a fourth surgery Thursday, Oct. 8, and is scheduled for a fifth operation this weekend as he battles a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.

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Giants | Daniel Fells has MRSA (Tue Oct 6, 01:44 PM) - New York Giants TE Daniel Fells (ankle) had surgery this week on his ankle and was diagnosed with MRSA, which is a very serious condition.

Our View: This infection is contagious and can be fatal. The Giants are taking precautions to make sure no other player has the infection. They have thoroughly scrubbed the locker room, training room, and all meeting rooms.
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Giants | Daniel Fells placed on IR (Mon Oct 5, 04:36 PM) - New York Giants TE Daniel Fells (ankle) was placed on the season-ending Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 5, due to a staph infection in his ankle. TE Will Tye was subsequently promoted from the practice squad.

Our View: Free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) worked out with the Giants last week, and other tight ends could be brought in to work out as a potential replacement for Fells.
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Giants | Daniel Fells' season likely over (Mon Oct 5, 09:39 AM) - New York Giants TE Daniel Fells (foot) had an unexpected foot surgery and is likely headed to Injured Reserve, according to sources.

Our View: We expect the Giants to bring in another tight end for help. Larry Donnell played most of the snaps in Week 4 with Fells ruled out. Stay tuned.
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Giants | Week 4 Inactives (Sun Oct 4, 11:32 AM) - The New York Giants have declared SS Cooper Taylor, TE Daniel Fells, LB Jasper Brinkley, TE Jerome Cunningham, DL Markus Kuhn, DL Robert Ayers, WR Victor Cruz inactive for Week 4.

Our View: We might not see Cruz for a while, he's droppable in all but dynasty leagues.

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