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Daniel Bellinger

#2 TE,


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RANK: 34



RANK: 38


22 yrs


6'5'' / 253 lbs


San Diego State

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Will develop behind Waller

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-15

The Giants remain high on Bellinger, who will be able to develop "at a more normal pace" after the team traded for Darren Waller on Tuesday, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.

After being taken in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Bellinger quickly worked his way up to being New York's starting tight end. Though he performed admirably in the role, finishing the campaign with 30 catches for 268 yards and two receiving touchdowns (and adding a touchdown on his only rush attempt) over 11 games, the Giants traded for Waller to help perk up their passing game soon after handing out a four-year contract to quarterback Daniel Jones. Waller's arrival will almost certainly mean fewer opportunities for Bellinger, but Dunleavy notes that the organization hasn't lost any faith in Bellinger's ability. That said, from a fantasy perspective, Bellinger isn't likely to make much of an impact as long as Waller is healthy.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @TEN Outdoor 77° 0.0 87th 0.005.543.500000.00.00.00%0000%7%93%0%
2 CAR Outdoor 77° 8.6 17th 8.601.543.51116116.02.014.00%1003%2%83%14%
3 DAL Outdoor 70° 8.0 17th 2.00-1.539.55440010.00.89.30%11016%9%84%7%
4 CHI Outdoor 59° 5.3 32nd 1.77-3.039.5332307.74.33.30%10020%8%90%3%
5 @GB Outdoor 64° 10.4 10th 3.479.541.53222011.06.05.00%20012%11%80%4%
6 BAL Outdoor 61° 14.8 7th 2.965.545.5553817.63.04.60%10020%30%57%10%
7 @JAC Outdoor 74° 2.3 35th 2.303.542.51113013.010.03.00%1003%23%62%15%
13 WAS Outdoor 40° 7.4 14th 1.482.540.5552404.81.03.80%00018%19%69%13%
14 PHI Outdoor 37° 4.9 18th 1.637.045.5331906.33.33.00%1009%21%62%15%
15 @WAS Outdoor 35° 1.4 56th 1.404.039.541404.03.01.050%00013%31%61%5%
16 @MIN Dome 2° 4.7 27th 2.354.547.52227013.59.04.50%2005%25%61%10%
17 IND Outdoor 52° 7.2 27th 2.40-5.538.53342014.011.03.00%21013%13%52%27%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 7 61.22.258th3.63.4290.
Away Outdoor 4 40.90.9926th2.01.0100.
Away Dome 1 14.71.3516th2.02.0270.

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2022 22 NYG 12 11 75 34th353026828.9453%12207%18%69%11%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Cements starting role as rookie

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-02-02

Bellinger totaled 30 catches on 35 targets for 268 yards and two receiving touchdowns during the regular season in his rookie campaign. He added one rush for a two-yard touchdown.

Bellinger saw his snap count rise steadily from Week 1 to Week 6 before suffering an eye injury against Jacksonville in Week 7. The issue required surgery and cost him four contests, but Bellinger immediately slotted back into a starting role upon his return and received the lion's share of New York's tight end snaps the rest of the way, including in two postseason contests during which he tallied three catches on five targets for 21 yards. While the rookie out of San Diego State didn't record more than five receptions or 42 yards in any game during the campaign, he made at least one catch in every contest after Week 1 and solidified his place as the Giants' tight end of the future. New York has a bevy of pass catchers along with quarterback Daniel Jones slated for free agency this offseason, so Bellinger's outlook for next year could be impacted by who the team adds, retains and parts ways with.

Hauls in TD in wild-card win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-15

Bellinger caught both his targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 wild-card win over the Vikings.

The rookie tight end hadn't scored a TD since Week 6, but Bellinger was on the other end of a nine-yard toss from Daniel Jones early in the third quarter that gave the Giants a 24-14 lead. Bellinger has shown flashes of upside in his brief career, but they didn't come against the team he'll face in the divisional round, as the Eagles held him to only three catches for 19 yards in their first meeting back in Week 14.

Slightly increases production

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-01

Bellinger hauled in all three of his targets for 42 yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 17 win over Indianapolis.

Bellinger tied for second on New York in receiving yardage with a total that established a new career-high mark. The bulk of the rookie tight end's production came on a 24-yard reception in the second quarter that took the ball to the Colts' seven-yard line and helped set up an Isaiah Hodgins receiving touchdown. Bellinger has been given a near every-down role for the playoff-bound Giants, but he hasn't put up the type of numbers typical of a must-roster tight end in standard fantasy leagues.