Darren Fells Fantasy Outlook Skyrockets With Two-Touchdown Performance in Week 8 Against Raiders

David Kaestle
Houston Texans v Los Angeles Chargers
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Darren Fells, like many tight ends, has been a boom-or-bust option this season. Although, after his Week 8 performance against the Oakland Raiders, fantasy owners might be rushing to the waiver wire to pick him up on Tuesday.

Fells totaled six catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' 27-24 win over the Raiders in Houston.

Fells turned in his second two-touchdown game in his last four games. That type of ceiling is worth adding to any fantasy team, even if he's not your starter every week.

While Fells' fantasy value has certainly been touchdown dependent this season, it's not something you can rely on from week to week. He now has five touchdowns on the season, which is tied for first among tight ends.

Fells should definitely be someone to target on the waiver wire, especially since he's owned in only 13 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues (21 percent on Yahoo!).

However, whether you play him or not will be matchup dependent based on his remaining schedule. He still has Jacksonville, Baltimore, Indianapolis, New England, Denver, Tampa Bay and Tennessee twice. The Titans give up the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends and the Buccaneers give up the second most.

While the Patriots surrender the second-fewest fantasy points to tight ends, the rest of Fells' upcoming schedule lies in the middle of the pack, making him a 50-50 proposition as a fantasy start moving forward.

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