Daniel Bellinger

Daniel Bellinger

23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Giants
Questionable
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/1/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Bellinger has started 24 games across his first two NFL seasons, but he failed to step up when Darren Waller missed five games due to a hamstring injury in 2023. Despite appearing in all 17 games after missing five as a rookie himself, Bellinger saw his yardage total drop from 268 to 255 and failed to find the end zone in his second season after scoring twice in 2022. Waller announced his retirement in June, but the Giants added tight end Theo Johnson in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL Draft, giving Bellinger new competition for snaps and targets. While Bellinger is the favorite to make the Week 1 start, Johnson is faster and more athletic and thus more likely to have fantasy utility if he does earn considerable playing time. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.45 million contract with the Giants in July of 2022.
Dealing with minor injury
TENew York Giants
Undisclosed
June 12, 2024
Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Wednesday that Bellinger has been limited during spring practices due to an undisclosed injury, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Bellinger's outlook for 2024 improved earlier this week after incumbent starter Darren Waller announced his retirement Monday, leaving Bellinger as the tentative No. 1 option on the depth chart at tight end. The Giants also have rookie fourth-round pick Theo Johnson as a potential receiving threat at the position, but Bellinger should handle most of the first-team reps at the start of training camp. Daboll downplayed the injury Wednesday, so he seemingly expects Bellinger to be ready to go for camp.
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How do Daniel Bellinger's 2023 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
7.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.19
 
% Team Air Yards
3.5%
 
% Team Targets
5.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
89.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.7
 
% Targeted On Route
10.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.99
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

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How often does Daniel Bellinger run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Daniel Bellinger and the other tight ends for the Giants are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Daniel Bellinger
258 routes   28 targets
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% Routes Run
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39%
47 routes   5 targets
50%
54 routes   4 targets
15%
120 routes   8 targets
28%
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2023 Daniel Bellinger Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Daniel Bellinger's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.47 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.05 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
Latest Fantasy Rumors
Competing for starting job
TENew York Giants
June 9, 2024
Bellinger is set to compete with rookie Theo Johnson for the top spot on the tight end depth chart, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Darren Waller has informed the Giants that he is planning to retire.
ANALYSIS
Bellinger backed up Waller in 2023 when the veteran starter wasn't sidelined by a hamstring injury. With Waller hanging up his cleats, Bellinger and Johnson are the top remaining options at tight end for the Giants, so both likely will receive significant playing time in 2024. Bellinger and Johnson are both fourth-round draft picks, with Bellinger being picked in 2022 and Johnson in 2024.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
After selecting Bellinger in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Giants wasted little time integrating the rookie into their offense. An eye injury cost him four games, but Bellinger otherwise worked as the team's starting tight end throughout the regular season and playoffs. However, his pass-catching numbers (a 30-268-2 line on 35 targets) over 12 contests were modest, and the team chose to trade for a bigger offensive weapon at the position in Darren Waller this offseason. Word is that New York remains high on Bellinger, but there's little doubt that he'll have a reduced role in 2023.
A big-bodied 2022 fourth-round pick out of San Diego State, Bellinger only put up a 68-771-5 receiving line in 31 games in college but has many intangibles that make him an intriguing TE prospect for the future. A 4.63 40-yard dash at the combine, sturdy hands and good vision after the catch, plus being a strong and capable blocker, all give him a path to snaps alongside uninspiring free-agent pickups Ricky Seals-Jones and Jordan Akins. Bellinger appeared to stake his claim to the starting role early in camp, and he has the potential to be a diamond in the rough for a Giants offense in flux.
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Competing with rookie to start
TENew York Giants
June 10, 2024
Bellinger and rookie Theo Johnson will compete to be the Giants' top tight end after Darren Waller decided to retire, Darryl Slater of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Modest numbers as No. 2 tight end
TENew York Giants
January 10, 2024
Bellinger didn't draw a target across 53 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Eagles.
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Posts decent numbers again Week 17
TENew York Giants
December 31, 2023
Bellinger finished Sunday's loss to the Rams with four catches on four targets for 39 yards.
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Outgains Waller in Week 16 loss
TENew York Giants
December 26, 2023
Bellinger finished Monday's loss to the Eagles with four catches on five targets for 43 yards.
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Nabs two catches as Waller's backup
TENew York Giants
December 17, 2023
Bellinger caught both of his targets or 13 yards in Sunday's 24-6 Week 15 loss to New Orleans.
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