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Daniel Fells | Tight End

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 260
College: UC Davis
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Daniel Fells has been operating as the Giants' starting tight end through the first two days of training camp.
Fells is the most experienced tight end in camp, as he's made 30 starts in 71 career appearances. However, he was out of the league last season and will turn 31 in September. The Giants may just be giving him the nod early on due to his experience, but it's something worth monitoring. Adrien Robinson has been tabbed the favorite to start at tight end all offseason. He ballooned up close to 290 pounds and reported to camp at 276. Whoever ends up manning tight end -- our money is still on Robinson -- won't be a recommended fantasy option. Jul 23 - 2:14 PM

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Giants signed TE Daniel Fells, WR Preston Parker, LB Spencer Adkins, OL Troy Kropog, and K/P Brandon McManus to reserve/future contracts.

Fells spent the 2013 season on the street after he was part of the Patriots' final cuts. He's appeared in 71 career games, making 92 catches for 1,086 yards and eight scores. Parker caught 40 passes and three touchdowns for the 2011 Bucs.
Jan 7 - 3:38 PM

Free agent TE Daniel Fells is visiting the Seahawks.

It's Fells' first known visit since he was cut loose by the Patriots. The Boston Globe reported earlier Monday that Fells suffered a concussion in the preseason. He'd just be a depth signing for the Seahawks.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Patriots released TE Daniel Fells.

Fells was going into the second season of a three-year, $5.25 million deal. The move clears $1.25 million in cap space. Reading the tea leaves rarely gets you far with the Patriots, but coupled with Jake Ballard's release, the move suggests they're optimistic about Rob Gronkowski's health. Four weeks shy of his 30th birthday, Fells has just 23 catches since the end of the 2010 season.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 12:49:00 PM

The Boston Globe suggests Patriots TEs Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard are vying for one roster spot.

Zach Sudfeld is locked in, and Rob Gronkowski obviously is too if he avoids PUP to open the season. Michael Hoomanawanui is playing H-back. Fells opened camp receiving lots of first-team reps, but Ballard has one-upped him as an in-line blocker. Fells is owed $1.25 million, while Ballard only costs $480,000.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 04:21:00 PM

With Rob Gronkowski (back) on active/PUP, the Boston Globe considers Daniel Fells the Patriots' No. 1 tight end "at this point" in camp.

Jake Ballard and rookie Zach Sudfeld are competing for the second spot, while Michael Hoomanawanui is "working mostly at H-back." If Gronkowski misses regular season time -- an increasingly likely scenario -- the Patriots may open the season without a single fantasy-viable tight end. Ballard's knees are balky. Fells is a journeyman. And Sudfeld is an undrafted rookie.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 04:44:00 PM

ESPN Boston gives Patriots TE Daniel Fells a 70 percent chance of keeping his roster spot.

Fells was considered a candidate for release earlier this offseason, but as you may have heard, things have changed for the Patriots at tight end. Fells' $1.25 million salary is working against him, however, while his fate could depend on how Jake Ballard and UDFA Zach Sudfeld look in camp. Either way, Fells won't make a fantasy impact this season.
Source: ESPN Boston
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 09:17:00 AM

ESPN Boston suggests TE Daniel Fells is a candidate for release.

Fells is owed $1.25 million in base salary in 2013. We know the strict blocker will be behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, and Michael Hoomanawanui is expected back as a restricted free agent as well. The Patriots also have Jake Ballard, who missed the entire season while recovering from knee surgeries.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 08:29:00 AM

Patriots declared TE Daniel Fells, DE Jake Bequette, OL Markus Zusevics, DB Malcolm Williams, WR Kamar Aiken, DB Derrick Martin, and OL Nick McDonald inactive for the Divisional round game versus the Texans.

Fells is no longer needed as a blocking specialist with Rob Gronkowski back to full health. The Patriots removed 15 players from their injury report on Friday, suggesting they are as healthy as they've been all season following the first-round bye.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Daniel Fells played a season-high 55-of-68 snaps versus the Jets in Week 12.

It's a reminder that Visanthe Shiancoe (9 snaps) and Michael Hoomanawanui (3 snaps) are never going to be fantasy options in New England. Fells, who finished with one catch for 24 yards, filled the Rob Gronkowski role in the Patriots offense.
Source: ESPN Boston
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 02:05:00 PM

Patriots TE Daniel Fells is working his way back from a leg injury.

In typical Patriots fashion, we previously didn't know why Fells missed the entire offseason program. There's still no reason to think the injury is serious, but the Pats have been kicking the tires on tight ends lately. They briefly added Bo Scaife and are hosting free agent Visanthe Shiancoe Thursday. Fells is just a blocker behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez anyway.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 12:37:00 PM

According to ESPN Boston, TE Daniel Fells "was not spotted at all" in the Patriots' offseason program.

Fells isn't known to be hurt, so perhaps his absence was just a veteran courtesy. A blocker with decent hands, Fells' roster spot behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez should be secure provided he's healthy.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 04:15:00 PM

Patriots signed TE Daniel Fells to a three-year contract.

New England was Fells' only known visit. A former undrafted free agent, Fells spent the first three years in St. Louis before signing with the Broncos last season. He started 15 of 16 games. Primarily a blocker, Fells has 88 catches in 58 career games. He'll be called on to block behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Aside from potentially freeing up Hernandez from some of his blocking duties, Fells won't make a fantasy impact for the Pats.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 08:19:00 AM

Free agent TE Daniel Fells is scheduled to visit with the Patriots Monday.

Fells is a career journeyman, signing with five different teams in each of the last seven seasons. Despite an above-average skill set, he would be no better than a third-string tight end in New England.
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 06:57:00 PM

Broncos TE Daniel Fells has passed his post-concussion tests and is practicing Monday.

Fells sustained his concussion in last Thursday's win over the Jets. He has just 15 catches for 201 yards with two touchdowns in 10 games this season.
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 12:57:00 PM

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QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Curtis Painter
RB1Rashad Jennings
2David Wilson
3Andre Williams
4Peyton Hillis
5Michael Cox
GLB1Andre Williams
2Rashad Jennings
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Peyton Hillis
FB1Henry Hynoski
2John Conner
WR11Victor Cruz
2Jerrel Jernigan
3Mario Manningham
4Preston Parker
5Marcus Harris
WR21Rueben Randle
2Odell Beckham
3Trindon Holliday
4Julian Talley
5Corey Washington
WR31Odell Beckham
TE1Larry Donnell
2Adrien Robinson
3Daniel Fells
4Kellen Davis
5Xavier Grimble
K1Josh Brown
2Brandon McManus