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Previewing Blake Bell for Super Bowl DFS

Chiefs TE Blake Bell takes a backseat to Travis Kelce, but maybe he gets lucky? We break down his performance to date, his DraftKings and FanDuel salaries, and what to expect for Super Bowl 54.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Blake Bell celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers square off in Super Bowl 54 on Sunday, February 2nd. We’ll be breaking down everything you need to know to prepare your daily fantasy football lineups for the big game. We’re starting with a player-by-player preview for the skill position players on the two teams.

Blake Bell is in his fifth season in the NFL, where he has primarily served as a journeyman blocking tight end. Bell has played for four teams in five seasons, including the 49ers, Vikings, Jaguars and Chiefs. Bell has a total of 38 catches on 64 targets in the regular season in his five-year career.

DFS Super Bowl price

DraftKings Captain: $1,200
DraftKings Flex: $800
FanDuel: $5,000

DFS opponent position ranking

DraftKings: 7th
FanDuel: 3rd

Season performance

Bell saw decent playing time this season for the Chiefs, playing on 38% of the Chiefs’ offensive plays throughout 15 games, but a blocking role made his fantasy value close to non-existent. Bell touched the ball just eight times and saw only 15 total targets, amounting to just one target per game. Bell was not targeted in the red zone at all during the regular season.

Playoff performance

Bell has seen solid playing time in the postseason, playing on about 45% of the Chiefs’ offensive plays through two postseason games. Bell’s most noteworthy fantasy performance came in the Chiefs’ divisional round game against the Texans, where he scored the first touchdown of his career. Bell finished with two catches on two targets for 15 yards and a TD in the divisional round, but did not see any targets in the conference championship game.

Matchup

The Chiefs face an elite 49ers defense that was tough against tight ends, limiting TE to the sixth fewest DraftKings fantasy points during the regular season. Tight ends recorded just 552 receiving yards against the 49ers in 16 games, the fewest receiving yards tight ends recorded against any defense.

DFS pricing and analysis

Bell is priced as a punt play in DraftKings Showdown contests. Fantasy owners should not expect any degree of volume, as Bell has seen more than three targets in only one game in his entire career. Bell could serve some purpose as a punt play in a projected high-scoring game if he’s able to find the end zone again. As a blocking tight end who is not viewed as a receiving threat, Bell could fool the defense in a play action situation in the red zone, but that’s probably his upside here.

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