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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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Posts modest production as No. 2 TE

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-10

Bellinger finished the regular season with 25 catches on 28 targets for 255 yards and no touchdowns over 17 contests.

From an overall-numbers standpoint, Bellinger's production was pretty much in line with his rookie campaign, when he posted 30 catches for 268 yards and a pair of scores. However, the tight end played in five more contests this season, and he took a step back on the depth chart after New York signed Darren Waller in the offseason. The Giants have expressed an affinity for Bellinger despite the Waller signing, but with the latter under contract through 2026, it's difficult to envision a scenario (aside from one involving injury) in which Bellinger's role on offense grows substantially in the near future. Bellinger has two years remaining on his rookie deal.

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.

Posts decent numbers again Week 17

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Bellinger finished Sunday's loss to the Rams with four catches on four targets for 39 yards.

Darren Waller logged more targets (six), catches (five) and yards (51) than Bellinger, but the latter still had a reasonably productive performance. Bellinger's longest catch went for 18 yards, and he also had a 14-yard reception that he immediately followed with a nine-yard catch on the following play. Waller has undoubtedly been the better fantasy asset when healthy this season, but Bellinger has come on strong even with Waller healthy over the past two weeks, putting up an 8-82-0 line on nine targets. The Giants have little to play for in their season finale against Philadelphia next weekend, so the team could opt to relax the veteran Waller's workload, which could benefit Bellinger to some extent against a defense that has been middle-of-the-pack against tight ends this season.

Outgains Waller in Week 16 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-26

Bellinger finished Monday's loss to the Eagles with four catches on five targets for 43 yards.

Primary tight end Darren Waller was healthy for the contest, though he and Bellinger logged an equal number of offensive snaps (40). Bellinger was somewhat surprisingly the more productive pass catcher, finishing second on New York in both receptions (four) and receiving yards (43). The former total was a season high for Bellinger, while the latter tied a season-best mark. Though this was Bellinger's best game of the season, Waller remains the better option for fantasy purposes.

Nabs two catches as Waller's backup

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Bellinger caught both of his targets or 13 yards in Sunday's 24-6 Week 15 loss to New Orleans.

Bellinger worked as New York's starting tight end while Waller was on IR with a hamstring injury between Week 9 and Week 14, but he returned to a backup role with the latter returning Sunday. Bellinger averaged a modest 2.2 receptions for 27.6 yards during his five-game starting stint, and he wasn't far off those numbers while working behind Waller against the Saints. Waller appeared to come out of the contest in good health, so Bellinger should again see limited receiving opportunities next Monday against the Eagles.

Nabs two caches in Week 14 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-11

Bellinger caught both of his targets for 15 yards Monday in a 24-22 win against the Packers.

Bellinger saw modest opportunity in the contest, but he still finished third on the Giants in receiving yards. The second-year tight end continues to fill in for the injured Darren Waller (IR - hamstring), though Bellinger hasn't come close to matching Waller's pass-catching prowess, as he hasn't surpassed three receptions in any game so far this season. Waller ran routes on the field earlier this week, and if he is able to return to the action before the end of the campaign, Bellinger's opportunities as a receiver would logically shrink.

Suiting up Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-11

Bellinger (illness) is active for Monday's contest against the Packers, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

The Giants held Bellinger out of drills Friday and Saturday due to an illness and handed him a questionable designation for Week 14. In the lead up to Monday's game, the team didn't elevate a tight end from the practice squad, indicating that Bellinger was in line to be available. Indeed, that has come to pass, meaning he should be good for his typical workload (85-93 percent of the offensive snaps) from the previous five games with Darren Waller (hamstring) sidelined. So far, that has yielded a modest 9-123-0 line on 11 targets for Bellinger during that span.

Listed as questionable for Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-09

Bellinger (illness) is listed as questionable for Monday's matchup against the Packers, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports.

Bellinger has registered close to 90 percent of the team's offensive snaps dating back to Week 8, so if he's unable to go it would be a major strain on the team's tight end depth. Expect Lawrence Cager to receive the bulk of the opportunities if the 23-year-old is unable to play.

Misses practice with illness

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-08

Bellinger didn't practice Friday due to an illness, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Assuming the ailment isn't too significant, Bellinger could still return to the field Saturday for the Giants' final Week 14 practice, which would clear up any concern about his status heading into Monday's game against Green Bay. While Darren Waller (hamstring) has been sidelined for the Giants' last four games before the team's Week 13 bye, Bellinger had served as New York's top tight end and compiled a 9-123-0 receiving line on 10 targets. The Giants have yet to designate Waller for return from injured reserve as of Friday, so Bellinger will presumably be in store for another sizable snap count Monday if he can overcome the illness.

Posts 38 yards in Week 11 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-19

Bellinger caught all three of his targets for 38 yards Sunday in a 31-19 victory versus the Commanders.

Bellinger finished third on the Giants in receiving yards, with his 26-yard reception early in the fourth quarter accounting for most of his total and helping to set up a Saquon Barkley receiving touchdown. Bellinger has stepped in as New York's top tight end over the past three weeks with Darren Waller (hamstring) on IR, and he's accounted fairly well for himself with an average of 2.7 catches for 38.3 yards over that span. Bellinger isn't going to set the fantasy world on fire, but he's at least established a decent floor as a fill-in for however long Waller remains out.

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