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Week 1 vs. MIA
Rushing: 2 / 7 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 49 / 0 on 6 targets
The Falcons found a good role for Norwood as Matt Ryan's check-down option and the No. 2 RB made good on his opportunities with five catches for 49 yards including three, third down conversions on two circle routes and a pass to the flat. Although he didn't break any big plays, his patented burst helped him get the necessary yardage when the Falcons needed it most. He was wide open on a deep wheel route down the left sideline, but he had to lay out for the overthrown pass just to get his hands within inches of the ball. I believe Norwood is worth an upgrade because they used him in the same backfield with Turner in shotgun sets and he clearly had the trust of Matt Ryan as a receiver out of the backfield. He had a poor man's Kevin Faulk role in this game and I think it's likely to continue.
Week 2 vs. CAR
Rushing: 1 / 6 / 0
Norwood left early with a head injury, but there's no indication that this injury will be a problem going forward.
Week 5 vs. SF
Rushing: 12 / 44 / 0
Receiving: 1 / -6 / 0 on 1 targets
Norwood got a lot of work in the fourth quarter, but only got to show his speed on one red zone run in the second half. Norwood did see a good hole and made an explosive cutback on a toss carry in the first half. He also got a direct snap on a short yardage play that he converted. Norwood did fumble away a quick pass in the first half, and Norwood still hasn't looked like a game changer yet this year.
Week 6 vs. CHI
Rushing: 4 / 21 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 12 / 0 on 2 targets
Norwood entered the game to provide a change of pace for the Falcons running attack in week 6. He was well on his way to doing just that when he suffered what appeared to be a hip flexor injury. Before exiting Norwood had managed to rush for 21 yards and chip in with 2 catches for 12 yards. Norwood continues to have issues with staying on the field for Atlanta and is starting to lose touches to Jason Snelling.
Week 12 vs. TB
Rushing: 6 / 22 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 28 / 1 on 2 targets
Norwood made a triumphant return with a 22-yard scamper for a TD on a shovel pass, and a handful of runs that showed his sudden cuts and great burst. He looked to be 100%, and got a lot of snaps after Michael Turner left with a re-injured ankle. Norwood should have flex value in non-PPR and RB2 value in PPR leagues if Turner misses more time.
Week 13 vs. PHI
Rushing: 11 / 18 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 24 / 0 on 4 targets
Jerious Norwood drew the starting tailback designation for Atlanta with Michael Turner out with an ankle injury, but he really split time with Jason Snelling. Neither runner could get much of any offense going, as Norwood averaged less than two yards a carry and was yanked for Snelling down near the goal line. Only two modest catches saved his otherwise unremarkable fantasy day. Norwood should go back to second on the depth chart once Michael Turner is healthy.
Week 14 vs. NO
Rushing: 9 / 33 / 0
Norwood was used sporadically throughout the game this week and showed some good between the tackles. His touches were limited to 9 during the game and he was a non-factor in the passing attack. The highlight of the game for him was when he broke loose for a big gainer, reversing his field and making multiple Saints miss. This play was called back for holding however. In the end Norwood is still less than 100% and it will limit his involvement moving forward.
Week 15 vs. NYJ
Rushing: 9 / 22 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 47 / 0 on 2 targets
Norwood had the Falcons biggest gain on the day, but it was mainly due to poor tackling by Kerry Rhodes and Darrelle Revis. He limped off the field early, but returned to the game and ran hard, breaking a few tackles and protecting the ball against a ferocious Jets defense. His speed isn't completely back, but Norwood is gutting it out to help a shorthanded backfield.
Week 16 vs. BUF
Rushing: 13 / 52 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 9 / 0 on 1 targets
Norwood split the work with Jason Snelling and showed his toughness running inside and his speed running outside. Norwood played at a high speed and was very sudden in his cuts. He got some yards after contact and also initiated some collisions between the tackles even though he isn't built like a typical NFL RB. Norwood got a goal to go carry, but couldn't get free. He is still a very good complementary back even though the injury bug bit again this year.
Week 17 vs. TB
Rushing: 9 / 27 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 23 / 0 on 4 targets
Norwood was the starter, but he had about 1/3 of the touches of Jason Snelling because Snelling got hot. Norwood ran with good authority for a back who isn't built for power running, and he was able to find holes with good quickness and sharp moves in the backfield.