Daniel Helm

Daniel Helm

Tight End #80
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 251 lb.
College:Duke
Age:25
Born:April 20, 1995
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Daniel Helm: Shifts back to practice squad

Helm reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Helm collected seven of his 11 total snaps on offense during Saturday's 20-12 win over Arizona, but he remains without a reception over five appearances this season. George Kittle's Week 16 activation from a foot injury does nothing to improve Helm's potential involvement in the passing game moving forward.

December 28, 2020 5:47 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Elevated for Week 16

Helm was promoted to the 49ers' active roster from the practice squad Friday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was also elevated to the active roster Week 15 and played 21 offensive snaps, though he didn't receive a target. Helm figures to play more of a depth role this weekend with George Kittle (foot) back from injured reserve.

December 25, 2020 3:04 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Sinks back to practice squad

Helm reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The Duke product was contained to only special-teams usage over his first three NFL appearances Week 6, 9 and 10, but Sunday against the Cowboys he fielded 21 of 84 offensive snaps. Helm didn't attract any targets in the passing game, however, as Ross Dwelley paced the tied end position with two catches for 28 yards.

December 21, 2020 5:55 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Bumps up to roster

The 49ers elevated Helm to the active roster Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Helm is listed as a COVID-19 replacement, and he could directly fill in for rookie tight end Charlie Woerner (undisclosed) during Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He's suited up for three games with the 49ers this season.

December 19, 2020 2:36 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Back with Niners

The 49ers signed Helm to it's practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Helm was let loose by the 49ers last week after coming off the reserve/COVID-19 list, so he appears healthy in his return to the organization. The Duke product has suited up in three games with the 53-man roster in San Francisco this season, failing to record a fantasy-relevant stat over that span.

December 9, 2020 5:44 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Activated by 49ers

Helm was activated off the practice squad COVID-19 list and released by the 49ers on Thursday.

Analysis: Helm had resided on the list since Nov. 20 so it's a positive sign that he was finally cleared from the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. Helm will now look for a an opportunity elsewhere around the league, as he saw action in three games on the 53-man roster for the 49ers this season thus far.

December 3, 2020 3:30 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Heads to COVID-19 list

The 49ers placed Helm on the practice squad COVID-19 list Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Helm has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. He'll be required to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols before returning to team activities. The 49ers are in the midst of a bye week, and Helm is a candidate to be promoted from the practice squad as long as he's healthy.

November 20, 2020 1:53 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Heads back to practice squad

Helm reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The Duke product made his third appearance of the season Sunday against New Orleans, fielding 10 special-teams snaps but going without a notable contribution on the stat sheet. Helm will remain on-call, as he may be needed again in the near future with George Kittle (foot) on injured reserve as of Nov. 5.

November 16, 2020 5:57 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Elevates from practice squad

The 49ers elevated Helm to the active roster Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Helm was brought up last week to serve as depth at tight end following news that George Kittle (foot) is expected to be done for the season. He's back with the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Saints, and Helm will line up as the No. 4 tight end.

November 14, 2020 5:04 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Elevates to active roster

The 49ers elevated Helm from their practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Packers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Helm was one of three pass catchers promoted to the roster as designated replacements for Kendrick Bourne, Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and Brandon Aiyuk, all of whom were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list a day earlier. Even with George Kittle (foot) on injured reserve, the 49ers still have Jordan Reed, Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner as available tight ends, so Helm won't be a lock to see the field Thursday.

November 5, 2020 2:25 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Back in Bay Area

The 49ers signed Helm to their practice squad Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Helm cleared waivers Wednesday after he was cut by the team a day earlier, and the team elected to keep him in-house. The 25-year-old made his NFL debut in last week's win over the Rams, so he'll add nice depth and familiarity to the tight end depth chart on the practice squad.

October 21, 2020 3:09 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Heads to waivers

The 49ers waived Helm on Tuesday.

Analysis: Helm made his NFL debut in this past Sunday's win over the Rams, as he logged five special-teams snaps but none on offense. If the 25-year-old tight end clears waivers, he'll be a practice squad candidate.

October 20, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Signs with 49ers

Helm signed with the 49ers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 49ers signed Helm off the Buccaneers' practice squad following news that Jordan Reed (knee) is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks. Helm will simply serve as depth since George Kittle (knee) appears to be trending in the right direction ahead of Sunday's game versus the Eagles.

September 29, 2020 1:39 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Heads to Tampa Bay

The Buccaneers signed Helm to the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The Buccaneers have three solid tight ends on the active roster -- Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate. Helm will likely stay on the practice squad unless one of the aforementioned three get hurt.

September 22, 2020 4:58 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Waived by Kansas City

The Chiefs waived Helm on Saturday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Helm was claimed by Kansas City mid-August. The team remains in need of quality tight end depth, so if he goes unclaimed on waivers Helm could find himself back on the Chiefs' practice squad.

September 5, 2020 12:01 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Nabbed off waivers

The Chiefs claimed Helm off waivers from the 49ers on Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Analysis: Every other team passed up on acquiring Helm, but the Chiefs opted to add depth to their tight-end room. Helm didn't play a snap in 2019 as an undrafted rookie, and he'll likely seek to be the No. 4 tight end behind Travis Kelce, Ricky Seals-Jones and Deon Yelder (groin).

August 16, 2020 2:09 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Let go Saturday

Helm was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Helm wasn't considered much of a receiving threat at tight end, and with George Kittle locked up for the foreseeable future, it's clear depth at the position is a bit less of a priority. It's possible Helm could ultimately wind up on the team's practice squad down the road.

August 15, 2020 1:39 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Doesn't see action in 2019

Helm did not receive any playing time after being signed late in the 2019 season.

Analysis: Helm was signed from the practice squad in December following Garrett Celek's placement on IR. The latter has decided to retire, so there is a chance the undrafted rookie sticks with San Francisco if the team liked what they saw in practice during his rookie campaign. Helm wasn't much of a receiving threat at Duke, so his fantasy upside is limited, especially if he remains on the back end of a roster.

February 24, 2020 10:18 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Joins 53-man roster

The 49ers signed Helm to the active roster from the practice squad Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Helm's chance on the 53-man roster comes following the placement of Garrett Celek (back) on injured reserve. The undrafted rookie out of Duke will slot in as the No. 4 tight end on San Francisco's roster.

December 12, 2019 1:52 PM EST

Daniel Helm: Picked up by 49ers

Helm signed with the 49ers on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Helm will have his work cut out for him in order to earn a spot on the 49ers' final roster. He will be competing against Levine Toilolo, Kaden Smith, Ross Dwelley and Tyree Mayfield for the depth chart's No. 3 spot.

August 2, 2019 5:24 PM EST

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