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David Bell
ADP: 21.9
Bye: 9
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 21.8
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
40 Time: 4.65
Burst Score (Rank): 115.10 (19%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.71 (8%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 9.80 (13%)

David Bell's Weekly Outlook

Week 4 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
1.5 15.7 0.1 2.2
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2 23.3 0.1 2.9

David Bell's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#99 Wide Receiver

61 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
21.9 36.7 447.7 2.8 1.1 0.3

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Basic StatsDavid Bell's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • The Browns drafted Bell (99th overall) at almost exactly the same spot they chose Anthony Schwartz (91st) a year earlier.
  • Bell racked up 232 receptions across 3 years at Purdue. That included an 86-1,035-7 breakout season as a 19-year-old freshman. Bell played 85.3% of snaps and drew 25.2% of targets that season.
  • He benefited from a high-volume passing offense but led each of those Boilermakers teams in receptions and yards.
  • Bell tested poorly at the Scouting Combine, including a 10th-percentile 40-yard dash, 19th-percentile burst score, 8th-percentile agility score – and even a 13th-percentile catch radius.
  • Cleveland coaches told him soon after the draft to get ready to play the slot. That will require some transition. Bell played just 12.3% of his pass snaps in the slot across his college career.
  • "I think he has versatility outside and inside," HC Kevin Stefanski said in mid-May. "I do think he has a natural competitiveness both in route-running and in route-catching, and the ability in the route-running game to set people up and drop your weight. Those type of things."
  • Cleveland dumped its most frequent slot man of the past 4 years, Jarvis Landry, this offseason.
  • None of the presumed top 4 WRs on the 2022 roster has primarily played in the slot to this point. Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz have each spent 20-25% of their NFL pass snaps in the slot to date.
  • That could mean opportunity for Bell to lock down the job inside. But the offense also could look very different depending on whether the NFL suspends Deshaun Watson.
  • The Browns have run at the 4th and 7th highest rates in the league in 2 seasons under Stefanski. Heavy financial investments into Cooper, Deshaun Watson and even TE David Njoku this offseason could signal a further lean toward the pass – if Watson’s available.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

It’s tough to envision Bell becoming a big 2022 fantasy factor. It’ll take a full season of Deshaun Watson to make Cleveland a high-upside passing offense, and that seems less likely by the week. Bell faces competition with Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz for the 2nd and 3rd WR spots in an offense whose top wideout ranked 53rd in total PPR points last season and 36th the year before. There’s some long-term upside to Bell for dynasty leagues, at least.

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David Bell, WR CLE

7:00pm EDT 8/6/22

Bell off PUP list

Browns WR David Bell made his training camp debut on Saturday. Previously on the PUP list, Bell was activated following a return from a foot injury. He didn’t appear in team drills, as the Browns are bringing the rookie along slowly. Per Zac Jackson of The Athletic, Cleveland “still has high hopes” for Bell.

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Browns WR David Bell has been placed on the PUP list with a foot injury to open training camp. "If all goes as hoped, Bell will be back on the practice field in a couple of weeks," insider Mary Kay Cabot writes. Bell had a nice spring, drawing some 1st-team reps. But the rookie can't afford to miss much camp time if he wants a significant Week 1 role. We'll see when Bell gets back on the field.

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Browns WR David Bell got some reps with the 1st-team offense in OTAs, according to The Athletic's Zac Jackson. Amari Cooper is locked in as Cleveland's #1 WR, and it sounds like Bell, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz are competing for the next 3 spots on the depth chart. Bell has drawn positive reviews so far from both coaches and beat writers. Consider him the favorite for primary slot duties this season, making the rookie an intriguing late-round pick in fantasy drafts.

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According to beat writer Nate Ulrich, the Browns are “confident [WR David] Bell is capable of making an immediate impact.” Per Ulrich, the plan is for Bell to be the primary slot this season. HC Kevin Stefanski, however, thinks Bell could do more. “[Bell is] a very competitive player,” Stefanski said at rookie minicamp. “Catches the ball really well. We thought he had some savviness. When you're looking at the draft, there are so many guys who can fit, and you better have a lot of guys who can fit in your scheme. It's really what traits do you feel like you can exploit, so to speak. We thought he was really competitive at the catch and has some versatility to play outside and inside.” The 3rd-round pick has a clear path to the slot role with Jarvis Landry now in New Orelans.

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David Bell, WR CLE
Dynasty MVP 69.1
Position Rank #97 WR
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The draft was a win for Bell, who got 3rd-round capital and landed with QB Deshaun Watson. His 40th percentile athleticism might cap his fantasy upside. But Bell checked every production box while at Purdue and flashed strong ball skills and crafty route-running on tape.

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