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Darren Fells | Tight End

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 281
College: UC-Irvine
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Darren Fells (shoulder) is probable for Week 10.
Fells practiced in full coming off Arizona's bye. His return should result in fewer snaps for Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas. Nov 13 - 5:46 PM

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Darren Fells (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Browns.

He didn't practice this week and was never expected to play. Fells should return following Arizona's Week 9 bye.
Oct 30 - 5:27 PM

Cardinals TE Darren Fells is out 2-3 weeks with a shoulder sprain.

It sounds more like a dislocation or separation. Mainly a blocker, Fells' absence will result in more snaps for Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas.
Oct 19 - 4:01 PM

Darren Fells exited the Cardinals' Week 6 game against the Steelers with a left shoulder injury and is questionable to return.

Fells left in the second quarter. He caught one of two targets for nine yards before exiting. Jermaine Gresham is next up on Arizona's tight end depth chart.
Oct 18 - 2:35 PM

Darren Fells (hip) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Fells has been targeted just five times since his 4-82-1 outburst Week 1. He's a blocking tight end in Bruce Arians' wideout-centric passing attack.
Oct 14 - 4:19 PM

Darren Fells wasn't targeted in Arizona's Week 2 win over the Bears.

Jermaine Gresham drew one target. Both players can be forgotten in all formats of fantasy.
Sep 20 - 6:05 PM

Saints TE Darren Fells caught 4-of-5 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Saints.

He outproduced Jermaine Gresham (1-4). Fells is primarily a blocking tight end, and the Saints pretty much ignored him on his pass routes. Fells played in ten games last season, starting five. He caught five passes for 71 yards. Don't bother picking up Fells on fantasy waiver wires this week.
Sep 13 - 7:28 PM

Coach Bruce Arians suggested Darren Fells is locked in as his starting tight end.

"It’s going to really, really hard to beat him out," Arians said. At 6'7/281, Fells fits the Arians mold as a tight end that can serve as a sixth offensive lineman and set the edge. 2014 second-round pick Troy Niklas is listed second on the depth chart.
Aug 11 - 7:47 AM

Cardinals TE Darren Fells played a season-high 47 snaps in Thursday night's Week 15 win over the Rams.

Fells has played 92 snaps the past two weeks after being in on 57 total plays the previous 12 games. The Cardinals are said to be "really excited about the future" with Fells. Of those 92 snaps the past two weeks, Fells has been asked to block on 72 of them. He's been targeted just four times, catching one ball for six yards. Fells (6-foot-7, 281) is a former basketball player and the brother of Giants TE Daniel Fells. Darren will turn 29 next April. Coach Bruce Arians' offense doesn't feature the position, so Fells doesn't bring any real fantasy upside.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Seahawks re-signed TE Darren Fells.

Fells was waived 12 days ago, but the Seahawks are bringing the former basketball player back for one more look-see. Fells is 6-foot-7 and 280 pounds.
Mon, May 20, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Seahawks waived TE Darren Fells.

Daniel Fells' brother, Darren is a 27-year-old former basketball player. The Seahawks liked his 6-foot-7, 280-pound frame, but he lasted less than two months on the roster. He's unlikely to ever crack a regular-season roster.
Wed, May 8, 2013 05:14:00 PM

The Seahawks initially worked out TE Darren Fells as a defensive end last week.

Seattle wasn't impressed with Fells at the position, so they had him run routes. They obviously liked what they saw out of the 6-foot-7, 280-pound former basketball player, and are reportedly anxious to get Fells in pads. Fells faces long odds, but coach Pete Carroll has never shied from a project.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 09:35:00 AM

Seahawks signed TE Darren Fells to a three-year contract.

Daniel Fells' brother, Darren has a basketball background, playing internationally since graduating from UC Irvine in 2008. He checks in at a mountainous 6-foot-7, 280 pounds. It's another unconventional signing for a team that's thrived on them, but Fells will be facing long odds of cracking the Seahawks' roster because of his lack of experience. He hasn't played football since high school.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 05:59:00 PM

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