6'6'' / 252 lbs
Bell went without a target across 14 snaps on offense in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Jaguars.
Bell logged 25 snaps on offense and cashed with two catches for 12 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' season-opening loss to the Lions, but as expected, his opportunities took a hit Week 2 with top tight end Travis Kelce (knee) returning to the lineup. The 32-year-old remains the clear third option on the depth chart behind Kelce and Noah Gray.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|16 SEA||Outdoor 12°||0.0||82nd||0.00||-10.5||49.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||100%||0%|
|17 DEN||Outdoor 47°||8.7||22nd||8.70||-12.5||43.5||1||1||17||1||17.0||12.0||5.0||0%||1||0||0||2%||13%||88%||0%|
|18 @LV||Dome 55°||1.3||53rd||1.30||-8.0||51.5||1||1||3||0||3.0||0.0||3.0||0%||0||0||0||4%||12%||88%||0%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
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Career Stats by Season: 2015 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Bell brought in two of three targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 21-20 loss to the Lions on Thursday night.
Bell and Noah Gray filled in for the sidelined Travis Kelce (knee) on Thursday, and the former did his share by recording a four-yard touchdown grab late in the first half to snap a 7-7 tie. The veteran's score marked only his second career trip to the end zone across 101 regular-season games, and if Kelce is healthy enough to suit up for a Week 2 visit to the Jaguars a week from Sunday, Bell should be back to his very minor pass-catching role.
Bell and the Chiefs agreed to a one-year contract Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bell will return to Kansas City for a fourth straight season with the team in 2023. As a backup option behind Travis Kelce at tight end, Bell appeared in three games in 2022, reeling in two catches for 20 yards and a score. With the departures of JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman at wide receiver this offseason, it's possible that Bell could be asked to step into a larger role next season.
Bell caught his only target for three yards during the Week 18 victory versus the Raiders.
Bell spent most of the 2022 campaign on injured reserve due to a hip flexor injury that required surgery. He didn't rejoin the action until Week 16 and played minimal offensive snaps over the final three weeks. Despite that, the veteran backup tight end compiled a pair of catches for 20 yards and his first career touchdown. Bell is late enough in his career that he's clearly not going to turn into a significant receiving threat, so he can be left on waiver wires everywhere heading into 2023. Bell is also a free agent heading into next season, so he'll aim to find a home somewhere as a backup again.