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Week 2 vs. TEN
Receiving: 3 / 31 / 0 on 3 targets
The other beneficiary of Kevin Walter's absence in Week 2 was rarely-used receiver Joel Dreeseen. Dreessen finished the day with 3 catches on 3 targets for 31 yards (including a long of 21).
Week 11 vs. TEN
Receiving: 1 / 23 / 0 on 1 targets
Dreessen had one downfield catch on a seam route, but he is the secondary receiving tight end now that James Casey is healthy.
Week 13 vs. JAX
Receiving: 1 / 8 / 0 on 2 targets
Dreesseen only had one catch on Sunday while filling in for Owen Daniels. He was kept in at the line on most snaps to pass-protect for Matt Schaub or help run block for Ryan Moats and Chris Brown.
Week 14 vs. SEA
Receiving: 3 / 22 / 0 on 6 targets
Dreessen filled in admirably once again for Owen Daniels. Dreessen had a number of key blocks on Ryan Moats runs to the outside and chipped in with three receptions, including two that resulted in first downs for the Texans.
Week 15 vs. STL
Receiving: 3 / 40 / 0 on 4 targets
Dreessen had two drops in the first half, including on a catchable ball in the endzone. He redeemed himself, however, by making a tough catch to the right side in the second quarter. Dreessen caught the Schaub pass between three defenders, bounced off of them, then turned up-field for a 22 yard gain.
Week 16 vs. MIA
Receiving: 4 / 65 / 0 on 6 targets
Dreessen continues to fill in admirably for Owen Daniels. Against the Dolphins he finished the day with 4 catches for 65 yards. His best catch came on a 22 yard reception up the left seem that resulted in a first down in Miami territory. Dreessen has started to be the beneficiary of Daniels' role in the offense in the last month, with more deep routes and targets now that he has gained Matt Schaub's trust.
Week 17 vs. NE
Receiving: 6 / 81 / 1 on 7 targets
Dreessen's final game of the season was perhaps his best. In filling in for Owen Daniels, Dreessen caught 6 balls for 81 yards and a score. He finally looked comfortable on downfield routes between the hash-marks and rewarded Matt Schaub's confidence by catching most everything in site. Dreessen finished the year with 26 catches for 320 yards. His only touchdown of the season came on Sunday on a 25 yard catch wherein Jerrod Mayo left Dreessen uncovered up the left hash-mark, leading to an uncontested score.