TE Darren Fells - Houston Texans

6-7, 255Born: 4-22-1986College: UC-IrvineDrafted: ---

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WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
17 vs TEN 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
18 vs BUF 66 4.0 37 0 0 3.7
19 at KC 0 3.0 22 1 0 8.2

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

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Darren Fells's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 19 vs KC (7 / 3 / 22 / 1 rec)

It has been a quiet stretch for Darren Fells since being a touchdown catching machine to start the season, and he finally got back to catching a touchdown against the Chiefs. After a fumble on the Chiefs, he was able to find space in the Chiefs secondary and allow Watson to hit him for a four-yard touchdown pass.

2019 Week 16 vs TB (3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Darren Fells had an eleven-yard touchdown reception reversed after the replay booth ruled him down at the six-inch line. It would have been a bigger day for Fells, but he did have 17-yard reception on a bootleg that Watson hit him on the run. He continues to be the Texans' primary tight end in the offense and one of Watson's reliable targets when he throws him the football.

2019 Week 13 vs NE (3 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)

There were only two catches on the day for Fells, but his biggest came rewriting the Texans record books for tight ends catching his 7th of the season from Watson. From an inverted wishbone look, Fells snuck out of the backfield into wide open space to catch and nice toss from Watson for a 13-yard touchdown.

2019 Week 8 vs OAK (6 / 6 / 58 / 2 rec)

The red zone favorite target of Deshaun Watson remains to be Darren Fells. This time Watson hit Fells for two touchdowns, one on a well run RPO that saw Fells wide open in the back of the end zone. The other was on a 9-yard touchdown pass that saw Watson pull out his one-eyed touchdown throw with Fells reaching over a Raiders' linebacker for the game-winning score. What should not be overlooked is the fact Fells is on the field more than second tight-end option Jordan Akins. Fells caught the game ending reception to give the Texans the first down to run out the remainder of the clock.

2019 Week 6 vs KC (7 / 6 / 69 / 0 rec)

Fells continues to be the Texans' primary tight end, and he led the offense with 69 receiving yards. Fells was able to have two receptions that covered 18-yards, and he almost got into the end zone coming up a yard short. Fells is becoming a security blanket for Watson, and his size is allowing him to eat up yards in the offense.

2019 Week 5 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 20 / 2 rec)

Darren Fells remains on the field and he gets targets and against the Falcons he made his opportunities count. He caught two touchdowns for 12 and 8 yards which ended up being his only two receptions of the day. Fells has turned into a viable red zone target but his overall targets will be low due to the other skill players around him on the field. Fells is the Texans primary tight end and poses issues when the Texans get into the red zone.

2019 Week 3 vs LAC (6 / 5 / 49 / 1 rec)

The Texans primary tight end getting the most snaps is getting looks too in the passing game. Five reception for the inline tight end proved to be a good thing and he started the scoring off with a 16-yard touchdown reception. Fells continues to get open on short routes and his big body allows him to get tough yards. Fells is staying on the field with his ability to block and has proved to be a player that the offense continues to trust.

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Texans | Houston blows big lead, falls in Kansas City (Sun Jan 12, 06:31 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 31-of-52 passes for 388 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 51-31 AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, as the team blew a 24-0 lead. RB Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 44 yards, while Watson also added 37 yards and a score. WR DeAndre Hopkins ended up with nine grabs for 118 yards on a game-high 14 targets. WR Will Fuller was a nice secondary option with 89 yards on five catches, while WR Kenny Stills posted three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. TE Darren Fells also had three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. RB Duke Johnson also chipped in with 11 rushing yards and five grabs for 23 yards. CB Lonnie Johnson also had a blocked kick return for touchdown in the first quarter while totaling four solo tackles.

Our View: Watson was gifted a 24-0 lead but then turned into a deer in the headlights like his teammates as the game quickly slipped away. The stats were great in a perfect fantasy football game script, but this game will be remembered as an all-time collapse. The Texans are unlikely to make any majors this offseason and will be without their first and third round picks in the draft.
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Texans | Darren Fells likely to play (Sun Jan 12, 08:24 AM) - Houston Texans TE Darren Fells (hip) is expected to play in the Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 12.

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Texans | Divisional Round injury report for Texans (Fri Jan 10, 04:20 PM) - Houston Texans S Jahleel Addae (knee), TE Jordan Akins (hamstring), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), TE Darren Fells (hip) and CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 10, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game. OT Chris Clark (concussion), LB Jake Martin (illness), S A.J. Moore (hip) and DE J.J. Watt (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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