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Week 3 vs. CAR
Receiving: 1 / 8 / 0 on 2 targets
Andre Caldwell's first target of the game from Palmer was in the end zone on a skinny post pattern. Pass interference was called on the defensive back, however, and Caldwell could not make the catch because of it. Caldwell did a nice job of getting separation from the defender on the play. Caldwell made a nice catch later in the game to get his body between the ball and the DB. His main assets are similar to those of Jordan Shipley --- hands, route running and clutch on third down. Caldwell is a valuable asset for the Bengals to have on their roster.
Week 4 vs. CLE
Receiving: 3 / 15 / 0 on 4 targets
Caldwell converted all three of his targets against the Browns on Sunday. Unfortunately for him, he is seemingly on an offense with just too many weapons to go around and while he will certainly get looks, will not get enough to be a viable option save for a deep, predictive roster spot in dynasty leagues.
Week 5 vs. TB
Receiving: 4 / 33 / 0 on 7 targets
Very nice game filling in for Shipley who was out with a concussion form last week. Shipley is better but Caldwell was able to work the underneath routes and make positive yards when Palmer could get him the ball.
Week 15 vs. CLE
Receiving: 4 / 89 / 0 on 6 targets
Caldwell finished the game as the Bengals leading receiver, but still had a disappointing day from a stat prospective. As the Bengals are looking to work their younger guys into the lineup more, and with Terrell Owens on the sideline, was the guy that Palmer targeted the most. On the opening drive, Palmer targeted Caldwell in the end zone, but the ball was thrown a bit too high for him to make the catch. He had a couple short receptions at the end of the first quarter and the start of the second quarter, but his two best catches came in the second half. Early in the third quarter, Palmer threw a beautiful rainbow pass to him on a sideline route and Caldwell made a nice catch, keeping his feet in bounds for a 21 yard gain. At the start of the 4th quarter, Palmer faked a run to Cecric Benson off the right tackle, the turned and threw across his body to Caldwell who was lined up in a bubble screen. With blockers in front of him, Caldwell broke down the field and finished a nice catch and run for a big 53 yard gain that set up another field goal and eventually won the game for the Bengals.
Week 16 vs. SD
Receiving: 4 / 87 / 0 on 5 targets
Caldwell's speed got him free deep in the secondary more than once, and he also found big space in the middle of the Chargers defense. He could have easily had over 100 yards and a TD, but Carson Palmer overthrew him on one deep ball. He should have a chance to compete for a starting job with Terrell Owens gone next season.
Week 17 vs. BAL
Receiving: 7 / 94 / 0 on 11 targets
Caldwell was a nice compliment to Simpson, as he did a great job as more of a possession-type receiver. Caldwell ran good routes, and caught everything that came his way. He also was able to show some moves with a 39 yard catch and run as well. Simpson and Caldwell will probably send the diva's packing this off-season, though as long as Palmer and his erratic arm is leading the way, I doubt things will be much different in 2011.