TE Daniel Fells - Free Agent
|6-4, 252||Born: 9-23-1983||College: California-Davis||Drafted: ---|
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.
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.
2014 Week 2 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Daniel Fells scored a touchdown on Sunday but was completely invisible for the rest of the game. Fells got open after play action on the goal line and Manning found him easily in the endzone. Fells is not frequently on the field for New York however and should not be considered as a fantasy option anytime soon.
2014 Week 3 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 22 / 1 rec)
Daniel fells got his hands on another touchdown in this game for second straight week despite being almost invisible in the rest of the game. Fells caught a perfectly thrown bullet pass from Manning on a streak pattern in the redzone. The pass was just out of the reach for the defender and hit Fells in time before he would run out of bounds. Fells also got his hands on a quick screen from a play action bootleg pass but is secure in his role as the number 2 tight end in this offense. Fells has great hands and good size but Donnell is far more gifted overall as a receiver and these touchdowns from Fells should not be relied upon by fantasy players.
2014 Week 4 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 8 / 1 rec)
Daniel Fells continues to catch a touchdown every week for the Giants but then proceeds to accomplish very little or nothing else throughout the rest of the game. Fells was able to get completely wide open on a play action fake on the goal line. The defense completely sold out to stop the run and the tight end was left alone in the corner of the endzone for the simple score. Larry Donnell was the true star of the show however. Fells is not nearly as young or as talented as Donnell and Manning threw a high number of his passes in Donnell's direction. Fells has shown again and again he has reliable hands when defenses ignore the tight end and the Giants have a lot of plays for the tight end in the redzone. Unfortunately he doesn't get enough targets apart from this and is therefore not startable as a consistent fantasy option.
2014 Week 6 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Daniel Fells managed a few big first downs for the Giants but it wasn't enough to make any real difference in this game. Fells broke free down the middle early on a seam route and hauled in a big play to convert a third and long situation. Fells was quiet after until the second half when he had another big catch down the middle of the field. Unfortunately Fells fumbled the ball and it was subsequently lost. Fells showed he can make big plays and he previously shown he is a redzone threat for the team but his production is still very inconsistent and Donnell is the featured tight end for the most part in this offense.
2014 Week 7 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 27 / 1 rec)
Fells made the most of his minimal opportunities in the passing game against Dallas. He drew a defensive pass interference penalty on a fourth-and-one play-action target. On another play-action fake, Fells came open on a crossing route, secured the pass behind him, and ran through arm tackles on his way to the end zone. Larry Donnell fumbled twice in this game, making an expanded role for Fells a possibility in future weeks.
2014 Week 15 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Daniel Fells made an impressive catch in traffic over the middle of the field, holding onto the contested catch despite taking a big hit. Fells did not make another catch throughout the game however as the Giants rarely used the tight end. No tight end has produced consistently in this offense this season and Fells is not even close to decent fantasy option.
2014 Week 16 vs STL (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Daniel Fells got two out patterns for the Giants on Sunday and secured the passes for decent gains but accomplished nothing else in the passing game. Fells is not very athletic as a receiver but has reliable hands, which Manning used to throw to when he felt pressure in the pocket. The defense subsequently swarmed the tight end to minimize the gain. Fells will never be a fantasy tight end however as the talent and opportunity to produce is not there with all the competition at receiver for New York.
2012 Week 4 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Fells caught one pass early, off of play action wide open in the flat, but was missed with his other target and didn't really become a factor as a receiver.
2012 Week 5 vs DEN (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
With Aaron Hernandez still on the sidelines, Fells had more chances than usual to produce. Unfortunately, Fells dropped a wide open pass that had the makings of a long catch-and-run. His other target came in tight coverage where Brady missed him on the deep route.
2012 Week 12 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Daniel Fells did an admirable job filling in for the injured Rob Gronkowski. Fells spent the majority of the game setting the edges for Patriot runners. Fells secured his lone reception during the second half. On a 1st-and-10 play from New York's 35-yard line, Fells ran a deep drag route and secured a 24-yard gain. Fells ran a crisp route and Brady hit him in stride.
2012 Week 13 vs MIA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fells was more involved in the passing game with Rob Gronkowski out of the lineup. His best chance for production came on his first target of the game. Brady targeted Fells down the seam. It was a tough, but not impossible play that few tight ends in the league could make. Fells made a diving attempt, but was unable to have a good shot at the ball. Later, Fells drew a defensive pass interference penalty on a short target. His last offensive impact came on a holding penalty inside the Patriots 20-yard line. It brought back a successful running play and ultimately stopped the drive with a punt. Outside of Hernandez, Fells may be the most valuable tight end in New England while Gronkowski recovers, but that is unlikely to lead to any fantasy relevance.
2012 Week 16 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Fells caught his lone target this week as Rob Gronkowski's absence opened the door for more than his usual playing time. His reception came late in the second quarter on a quick hitch, allowing no room for yards after the catch.
2011 Week 1 vs OAK (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Fells got a lot of targets, but didn't do much with them. He seems to be keeping the receiving TE spot warm for Julius Thomas until John Fox trusts the rookie for more extensive duty.
2011 Week 2 vs CIN (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Daniel Fells was not a key part of the game plan by any means, his best catch coming on a third down as he ran a quick in route to move the chains. Fells was targeted on the outside on an out route later, but the pass was broken up by the defender in coverage.
2011 Week 4 vs GB (3 / 2 / 29 / 1 rec)
Daniel left the game early on with an injury to his knee but he came back to get involved in the 2nd half. On a terrific play where Orton threw it over his left shoulder as he was streaking down the middle of the field towards the end zone, Fells ended up being stripped by Desmond Bishop which cost Denver an opportunity to perhaps get back into the game. Later he made a simple catch in the end zone for a touchdown but Denver was far behind at that point. Overall it was brave of him to come back into the game but other than the late TD he didn't do anything overly special.
2011 Week 5 vs SD (4 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Fells was mostly quiet until the final drive of the game for Denver. From their own 40 yard line, Tebow found Fells over the middle for a 31 yard pickup to grab a huge chunk of yardage and help set up a Hail Mary pass with one second left in the game (a pass which fell incomplete).
2011 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 31 / 1 rec)
He had one of the worst drops we have ever seen. Simple curl route, wide open as the Phins were in a prevent defense and the ball hits him between the 8 and the 6 and he just flat dropped it. It was worse than something you might see at a junior varsity level game with someone who had never played organized football. He makes up for it later in the game by laying out for a terrific grab on Tebow's 2nd drive late to set things up inside the 5 yard line. Fells had 2 Miami Dolphins draped all over him and he managed to catch the ball which looked like a frozen duck thrown by Tebow but he managed to adjust and make an amazing reception. Denver rewarded him with a designed TE screen after Tebow rolled to his left and then fired it back across the field to his right where Fells was standing and then danced untouched into the end zone for the score. Fells is good and bad but with Tebow he might become a decent bye week filler for some owners.
2011 Week 8 vs DET (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Fells had just one catch in this game and it came early in the 4th quarter. The Broncos were deep in Detroit territory and Tebow threw a quick out to Fells in the left flat near the goal line. He was tackled immediately for just a four yard gain. It was his only action of the day.
2011 Week 9 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Fells had only 1 catch today and didn't run a ton of pass routes today.
2011 Week 12 vs SD (1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Fells made a long catch down the seam late in the first half and during the run, he had the ball stripped away from behind by a defender. The Chargers team photo seemingly had an opportunity to recover the ball, but they all ran into one another instead of just falling on the ball so Denver managed to recover it.
2011 Week 14 vs CHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fells got the start at TE but was used mostly as a blocker this week. He was only targeted once in the passing game and it was incomplete.
2011 Week 15 vs NE (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fells was unable to come up with a diving attempt late in the game on his only catchable target
2011 Week 16 vs BUF (2 / 2 / 22 / 1 rec)
Fells had just a single reception over the past 6 games, but he came up with a key touchdown grab early in the third quarter to give the Broncos new life in the game. Broncos tight ends had not been a very productive part of the passing game of late but they combined for 5 catches and a touchdown in this game.
2011 Week 17 vs KC (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Fells made a good grab on low pass across the middle for his only catch.
2011 Week 18 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 57 / 0 rec)
Fells made the most of limited opportunities in this game. On his first catch, he started on the line on the offensive right. He ran a deep drag-type route that looked like an option route. As Troy Polamalu anticipated a cross of the field from Fells, he instead broke it deep for a 40-yard gain. Fells was also wide open on his second catch. It was a nice performance from a role player.
2010 Week 1 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 15 / 0 rec)
Fells displayed nice hands and was reliable for Bradford, but the tight end didn't seem to be featured much in this offense and is low on the list for Bradford's reads.
2010 Week 2 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 36 / 0 rec)
Fells made a great play to bring in his lone catch of the game on a softly thrown lob-type pass from Bradford. Fells got one hand on it and brought it in while maintaining his stride and gaining a nice chunk of yardage to set up the drive that led to the missed field goal. Fells' stature, style, and even uniform number dictates that he's more a blocking tight end than a pass-catching weapon.
2010 Week 3 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 22 / 1 rec)
Fells was 1 of 2 tight ends the Rams used in the passing game. His touchdown came on a pass to the back corner of the end zone where the defender left him open. He was used as the all-purpose TE whereas Onobun was used as a more of a Dallas Clark type TE.
2010 Week 4 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Fells was in synch with Sam Bradford on a rollout catch and he is proving to be a viable receiver because of Bradford's command of the offense and accuracy, although he'll give some targets away to rookie Michael Hoomanawanui when he returns.
2010 Week 5 vs DET (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Daniel Fells was targeted by Bradford in the red zone, but the LB in coverage did a nice job of trailing the TE. Fells fumbled late in the game also, although any chance of a comeback was well out of reach by that time. At the end of the second quarter, Fells made a nice catch and rumbled through the defense like a bull in a china shop, but lacked the awareness to go down when he got into field goal range for the Rams and allow the Rams to call their final time out.
2010 Week 6 vs SD (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Fells was only involved on one pass play, converting a third down by hauling in a pass on a crossing pattern early on.
2010 Week 8 vs CAR (7 / 4 / 35 / 1 rec)
Fells served as a chain mover for this game for Bradford, catching short passes and screens for 5-8 yards per clip. Fells got into the endzone on a nice pass in stride from Bradford to essentially ice the game for the Rams. Fells and Hoomanawanui make a nice tandem for the Rams at the tight end position.
2010 Week 13 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Daniel Fells served as an outlet receiver for Bradford and his best action came on a tight end screen pass for a 9 yard gain.
2010 Week 14 vs NO (3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Fells had three catches on the day Sunday for 26 yards. He also contributed in the rushing game through several great blocks to help spring Steven Jackson on a few plays.
2010 Week 15 vs KC (8 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Fells seemed to be on the same page as Bradford all day and had one of the longest catches of the day in garbage time. He could have a bigger game if Bradford and the Rams offense gets on track vs. the 49ers.
2010 Week 16 vs SF (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Daniel Fells only caught three passes in this game and in keeping with the rather conservative Rams game plan, they were short, safe receptions mainly on shallow crossing routes, hitch routes, quick outs and so on. Fells is a decent talent, but any sort of threat from the tight end position was severely affected by the loss of Illinois Mike.
2010 Week 17 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
With injuries to the Rams other TE's this week Fells was leaned on a bit to make a contribution. He snatched up a few balls over the middle on short and medium range routes. Like the other Rams receivers this week he was also plagued with a big dropped pass over the middle in the 4th quarter in a key situation.
2009 Week 1 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Fells caught one pass in the red zone, but he didn't see the field very often.
2009 Week 3 vs GB (5 / 2 / 35 / 2 rec)
Fells came out of nowhere to post a two-catches-for-two-touchdowns line. He twice beat his man 1-on-1 for scores of 16 and 19 yards. Boller had no trouble getting the ball to him in stride each time as he reached the end zone untouched. If Boller takes over at QB, Fells could have some serious upside going forward.
2009 Week 4 vs SF (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Backup tight end Daniel Fells had three targets against San Francisco, but only one catch for Week 4. He converted a short pass and stretched it for 17 yards, one of the longest plays for the Rams against a stout 49er defense. Fells is the second TE when the Rams line up in a two-TE set, but for the most part he has no fantasy value.
2009 Week 5 vs MIN (6 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Fells saw a lot of action as the Rams ran quite a few 2 TE sets. Fells primarily worked the middle of the field, sneaking under the coverage for short gains and running delays where he would block for a second and then release out into the flat for a short pass. He worked these well, making the most of his receptions and keeping the drives alive for St. Louis. His one big mistake was on the goal line late in the second quarter. After making a nice catch, Fells was hit hard from behind and the ball popped up into the air. EJ Henderson came down with it, killing the drive and breaking the hearts of St. Louis fans as they hoped to get back into the game. Fells probably moved into the #1 TE slot with his performance in this game, but time will tell with Bulger back under center next week.
2009 Week 6 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Fells got open on a seam route early, but got rocked and couldn't hold on to the ball. He had a few short catches later, but didn't have another opportunity to make a play as good as the one he dropped.
2009 Week 7 vs IND (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Fells is getting some work as the second tight end for the Rams, especially when they try and create maximum pass protection. Fells runs a few underneath routes a week, this time catching a short seven yard grab against the Colts in Week 7. His fantasy value is next to none with so many other tight end options this year.
2009 Week 8 vs DET (2 / 1 / 36 / 1 rec)
Fells had the biggest reception of the game for the Rams, catching the flip from Josh Brown on the fake field goal and running 36 yards to give the Rams a big lead before halftime. Fells had a few other targets come his way, but he was unable to come down with the receptions. He came up big when it counted though, and was a big part of the Rams first victory in a long time.
2009 Week 10 vs NO (3 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
The backup TE Daniel Fells made a few nice catches on his way to a 3 for 51 game. He found himself open while working some seem routes most often. He was otherwise used a blocking TE during the game.
2009 Week 11 vs ARI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Tight end Daniel Fells was the intended recipient of a Marc Bulger pass that was intercepted in the second quarter. It was Fells' only target on the day.
2009 Week 12 vs SEA (3 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Fells one catch came late in the game, as he busted through several defenders for extra yards.
2008 Week 8 vs NE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fells appears to be taking over the role of pass catching tight end. Well, not literally. But he did have two targets, which is two more than any other Rams tight end.
2008 Week 12 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Fells hauled in a 26 yard reception in the second quarter. It was his only catch of the game.
2008 Week 13 vs MIA (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
With the Dolphins secondary focused on stopping Torry Holt and Donnie Avery, Fells was able to slip off the line for three short grabs in the second half, averaging just 6.0 yards per catch.
2008 Week 15 vs SEA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fells, Becht, and Klopfenstein were each targeted a couple of times by Bulger. None of the three did anything to distinguish themselves as the receiving TE.
2008 Week 16 vs SF (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Fells caught the only ball thrown his way, for long first down.