Darren Fells

Tight End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $1,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 0.71%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $1,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 0.85%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $1,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $1,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 47/188 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $100,000
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 6' 7"
  • Weight: 281
  • College: UC Irvine
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2013 Undrafted Free Agent (Seahawks)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (UFA)
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $5,894,000

Contract Notes

Darren Fells signed a one year contract with the Houston Texans on March 17, 2019.  The contract is worth $1.5 million with $100,000 guaranteed.  Fells can earn up to $500,000 ($31,250 per game active) in roster bonus pay.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201933$900,000$100,000$500,000$1,500,0000.8%
Total$900,000$100,000$500,000$1,500,000
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Career Earnings: $9,102,000
Career APY: $1,300,286
Potential Earnings: $9,102,000
Total Guarantees: $4,850,000
Largest Cash Payment: $5,000,000 (2018)
Largest Cap Hit: $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
TexansUFAActive20191$1,500,000$1,500,000$100,000$1,500,000100.0%$1,500,000
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$1,000,000$1,000,000$975,0000.0%$00.0%
Browns1$5,000,000$5,000,000$3,600,0000.0%$1,400,0000.0%
Texans1$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap 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$510,0000.4%$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$3,600,0002.0%$5,000,000
2019Texans$900,000$100,000$0$500,000$0$0$1,500,0000.8%$1,500,000
Total$4,382,000$900,000$1,400,000$950,000$100,000$2,550,000$7,677,000$9,102,000
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Browns2019$1,400,000$0
Total$1,400,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
201410060.0%12.4%000.001000000000000
201514200.0%19.9%000.000000000000000
201614200.0%4.6%000.000000000000000
201716000.0%33.2%000.001000000000000
201816000.0%40.0%000.000100000000000
201916000.0%18.7%000.001000000000000

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$5,683,000$1,500,000
Injury Adjusted$5,683,000$1,500,000
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OTC Valuation $1.8M $3.6M $5.5M $7.3M $9.1M APY $1.7M $3.3M $5.0M $6.7M $8.3M $5,966,000 $6,100,000

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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