Darren Fells

Tight End

Age: 35
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $987,500 (0.50% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $1,212,500 (0.71% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.23
  • Contract Value: $1,212,500 ($1,212,500 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $462,500
  • Contract Ranking: 57/171 at TE

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202135$1,075,000$137,500$325,000$987,5000.5%
Total$1,075,000$137,500$325,000$987,500

Contract Notes

Darren Fells signed a two year contract with the Houston Texans on March 10, 2020.  The contract is worth $6.3 million with $2 million guaranteed.  Fells received a $1 million signing bonus and $1 million salary guarantee.  Fells can earn up to $250,000 ($15,625 per game active) in roster bonuses in 2020 and up to $800,000 ($50,000 per game active) in roster bonuses in 2021.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1.2M
2021
Cash Due$1,212,500
Running Cash$1,212,500
Career Earnings: $13,239,500
Career APY: $1,654,938
Potential Earnings: $14,314,500
Total Guarantees: $7,312,500
Largest Cash Payment: $5,000,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Number: $3,600,000 (2018)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SeahawksUDFATerminated20133$1,485,000$495,000$0$00.0%$0
SeahawksSFATerminated20133$1,485,000$495,000$0$00.0%$0
CardinalsPracticeExpired20131$102,000$102,000$0$72,00070.6%$72,000
CardinalsSFAExpired20142$930,000$465,000$0$930,000100.0%$465,000
CardinalsERFAExpired20161$600,000$600,000$0$600,000100.0%$600,000
LionsSFAExpired20171$1,000,000$1,000,000$100,000$1,000,000100.0%$1,000,000
BrownsUFATerminated20183$12,000,000$4,000,000$4,650,000$5,000,00041.7%$5,000,000
TexansUFAExpired20191$1,500,000$1,500,000$100,000$1,500,000100.0%$1,500,000
TexansUFATerminated20202$6,300,000$3,150,000$2,000,000$4,000,00063.5%$4,000,000
LionsSFAActive20211$1,212,500$1,212,500$462,500$137,50011.3%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks0$0$0$00.0%$00.0%
Cardinals4$1,602,000$400,500$1,602,0000.0%$00.0%
Lions1$1,137,500$1,137,500$975,0000.0%$00.0%
Browns1$5,000,000$5,000,000$3,600,0000.0%$1,400,0000.0%
Texans2$5,500,000$2,750,000$5,000,0000.0%$500,0000.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Cardinals$102,000$0$0$0$0$0$72,0000.1%$72,000
2014Cardinals$420,000$0$0$0$0$0$420,0000.3%$420,000
2015Cardinals$510,000$0$0$0$0$0$510,0000.3%$510,000
2016Cardinals$600,000$0$0$0$0$0$600,0000.4%$600,000
2017Lions$700,000$100,000$0$200,000$0$0$975,0000.6%$1,000,000
2018Browns$1,150,000$700,000$1,400,000$250,000$100,000$2,550,000$3,600,0001.5%$5,000,000
2019Texans$900,000$100,000$0$500,000$0$0$1,500,0000.7%$1,500,000
2020Texans$2,750,000$500,000$0$250,000$0$1,000,000$3,500,0001.6%$4,000,000
2021Lions$1,075,000$137,500$0$0$0$325,000$987,5000.5%$1,212,500
Total$8,207,000$1,537,500$1,400,000$1,200,000$100,000$3,875,000$12,164,500$14,314,500
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Browns2019$1,400,000$0
Texans2021$500,000$0
Total$1,900,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014100621.3%12.4%000.0057114.2000
2015142060.9%19.9%000.002131114.8300
2016142032.1%4.6%000.001415411.0100
2017160052.7%33.2%000.001616510.3300
2018160038.5%40.0%000.001111710.6300
2019160069.3%18.7%000.003434110.0700
2020160054.9%17.5%000.002131214.9400

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$4,766,000$1,212,500
Injury Adjusted$4,766,000$1,212,500
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OTC Valuation $2.0M $4.0M $6.1M $8.1M $10.1M APY $2.5M $5.0M $7.5M $10.0M $12.5M $7,403,000 $6,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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