Buy Low Alert: Darren Fells is a Better Fantasy Option Than Jack Doyle But Not as Good as Austin Hooper the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Darren Fells to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 40 projected fantasy points puts him at #22 behind Austin Hooper and ahead of Jack Doyle. He has averaged 5.48 fantasy points in his past 37 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 4.5 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#26) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is less valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #27 ranked tight end. Darren Fells is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #11 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON TE RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#20 Robert Tonyan (76% OWN)42 FP, 4.7 per game3.59 FP
#21 Austin Hooper (41% OWN)42 FP, 5.2 per game117 FP, 13 gp, 9 per game (#4)
#22 Darren Fells (18% OWN)40 FP, 4.5 per game76 FP, 15 gp, 5.1 per game (#18)
#23 Jack Doyle (10% OWN)40 FP, 4.48 per game69 FP, 15 gp, 4.6 per game (#27)
#24 Adam Shaheen39 FP, 4.33 per game69 FP, 15 gp, 4.6 per game (#27)

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START EM ALERT: DARREN FELLS PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF TREY BURTON IN WEEK 9

Darren Fells is projected for 5.2 fantasy points in week 9 which ranks him a the #14 projected tight end for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Trey Burton but behind Jonnu Smith. Week 10 will not be as good based on projected rank (#21). He is projected for 4.5 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 TE RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#12 Rob Gronkowski (94% OWN)6 FP (77% ST)6.2 FP
#13 Jonnu Smith (89% OWN)5.6 FP (52% ST)6.2 FP
#14 Darren Fells (18% OWN)5.2 FP (3% ST)4.5 FP
#15 Trey Burton (38% OWN)4.96 FP (17% ST)5.8 FP
#16 Robert Tonyan (76% OWN)4.86 FP (33% ST)4.7 FP
WEEK 10 TE RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#19 Jimmy Graham (59% OWN)5.2 FP (26% ST)5.3 FP
#20 David Njoku (17% OWN)4.94 FP (6% ST)4.7 FP
#21 Darren Fells (18% OWN)4.55 FP (3% ST)4.5 FP
#22 Adam Shaheen4.54 FP4.33 FP
#23 Ross Dwelley (3% OWN)4.19 FP (1% ST)3.5 FP

DARREN FELLS IS A BETTER VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $5.2K THAN ON DRAFTKINGS AT $4.2K

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 6.3 FD points and is worth -$945 less than $5.2K on FD. On DK he is projected for 7.5 points and is worth -$1211 less than $4.2K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (TE) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#14 Jimmy Graham6.6 FD Points$5300
#15 Trey Burton6.5 FD Points$5500
#16 Darren Fells6.3 FD Points$5200
#17 Mike Gesicki6 FD Points$5300
#18 Robert Tonyan6 FD Points$6100
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (TE) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#14 Dalton Schultz7.7 DK Points$3600
#15 Mike Gesicki7.7 DK Points$4400
#16 Darren Fells7.5 DK Points$4200
#17 Jordan Akins7.5 DK Points$3300
#18 Irv Smith Jr.7 DK Points$2900

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

DARREN FELLSFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 202040.559.225.618.72223.00.0
-- Per Game (9 Proj)4.56.62.842.0824.70.330.00
Week 9 @JAC5.27.43.02.20270.410.00
Week 10 @CLE4.56.62.852.10250.340.00
2020 Season1271827855605110
-- Per Game (22 GP)5.88.23.52.5027.50.500.00
2019 to 20201271827955605110
-- Per Game (23 GP)5.57.93.42.3926.30.480.00