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TE Jordan Cameron - Miami Dolphins

6-5, 254Born: 8-7-1988College: USCDrafted: Round 4

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General News (Thu Feb 4): may be asked to take a pay cut in 2016. Cameron has a $7.5 million salary with a $9.5 million salary cap hit next season.

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17 vs NE 46 2 6 1 0 6.6

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 17 vs NE (4 / 2 / 6 / 1 rec)

Jordan Cameron closed out his disappointing season with the Dolphins by catching his third touchdown of the season. It was a simple quick out by Cameron from the 2-yard line, and it may have been designed for him specifically, as his disappointing season was coming to a close and he was having another terrible game. Even with the TD, Cameron was still held to under 10 yards receiving for the 5th time in his last 9 games. With an unfriendly $7.5 million due to him, Cameron's likely out in Miami. He will be a fantasy sleeper again, as he'll likely latch on to a team and become a red-zone option immediately again.

2015 Week 16 vs IND (3 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)

Jordan Cameron had one of his biggest games in weeks on Sunday against the Colts, hauling in all 3 of targets and recording 30+ yards for just the second time since Week 8. That's just the type of season it's been for the athletically gifted tight end. He found himself rotating with Dion Sims some as well. Cameron did reel in a touchdown from Ryan Tannehill on a broken play, but it was waved off due to a pass interference call on Jarvis Landry. Cameron is owed around $7.5 million next season, which means the Dolphins will have a major decision to make. He would be worth the money if he were putting up the type of number that many expected he would when he signed in Miami. However, it looks like he'll be packing his bags again.

2015 Week 15 vs SD (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Jordan Cameron almost doesn't deserve a write-up at this point. He has not caught more than 4 passes in a single game this season and has seen his targets plummet since the first 4 weeks. He is off the fantasy radar completely and looks like he will not be back in Miami next season. Look for someone to sign him for cheap and to get the most of his physical gifts (New England?).

2015 Week 14 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Jordan Cameron started off hot on Monday night, catching a pair of passes in the first quarter. However, as he has done all season, he went missing and caught one ball the rest of the game. Tannehill was targeting the tight ends (Cameron and Sims) early and often on the opening drives, but then when silent over the rest of the game as Jarvis Landry saw the bulk of the targets. However, his 35 yards were the most he's seen since Week 8, underlining how much this season has been a disappointment for him. He was droppable quite a while ago and will not be on the fantasy radar for the rest of the season. Fantasy owners will have to hope the right coach finds his way to Miami this offseason to unlock the talent that Cameron possesses. He could also become a cap casualty as well.

2015 Week 13 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Jordan Cameron's disappointing first season in Miami continued, as he dropped a pass early and was an afterthought for the rest of the afternoon. With a run-heavy game-plan, Cameron was tasked with blocking for Lamar Miller for most of the day. He hasn't been a fantasy option since the first few weeks of the season.

2015 Week 12 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

It was another low target, low production game for Jordan Cameron on Sunday in New Jersey. Despite Ryan Tannehill throwing a whopping 58 times, just 3 of those passes went towards Cameron. It's as if the athletic tight end has been slowly fazed out of the offense as the season has worn on. He's beginning to lose snaps to Dion Sims, and any chemistry that was built between him and Tannehill in training camp and early in the regular season is nonexistent. While it's highly unlikely interim offensive coordinator Zac Taylor can make Cameron a productive player (and usable fantasy TE) over the final 5 weeks of the season, it will be up to the new coaching staff to figure out how to properly utilize him. His talent will continue to go to waste until then.

2015 Week 11 vs DAL (5 / 2 / 21 / 1 rec)

Jordan Cameron saw more than 3 targets and recorded more than 10 receiving yards for the first time since Week 8 against New England. He also caught his first TD since Week 6 against the Cowboys on Sunday. That's just the type of season it's been for Cameron in 2015. The touchdown did come on a broken play, as Tannehill was flushed right and was able to find Cameron coolly as he sat down in the back of the end zone. Ideally, finding Cameron in the red zone, especially when flushed from the pocket, should have been a Day 1 of training camp practice, but it hasn't worked out that way for the Dolphins this season. He's nothing more than a TD-dependent tight end going forward. Ideally, Miami brings in a coach (Sean Payton?) that is capable of using Cameron's physical gifts to an advantage.

2015 Week 10 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

It was another lean week for highly touted free agent pickup, Jordan Cameron on Sunday against the Eagles. After passing the 50-yard mark in each of his first two games as a Dolphin, Cameron's relationship with Ryan Tannehill has dropped off a cliff. He hasn't posted 50+ yards in the seven games since Week 2, and has just one touchdown in that time. It's not even a case of being inefficient with targets anymore; Cameron has seen just 11 total targets in his last 4 games and is blocking a whole lot more with the Dolphins decidedly looking to the running game. With Landry, Matthews and Miller gobbling up the majority of targets, Cameron is not even a viable TE streamer anymore.

2015 Week 9 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Jordan Cameron once again was held in check on Sunday as his disappointing first season in Miami continues. It wasn't a case of inefficient play, as it's been in the past weeks; Cameron saw just the one target from Ryan Tannehill. It was an important 3rd down catch in the first half, which moved the chains, helping to set up a 1-yard Lamar Miller touchdown two plays later. However, it was his only target of the game, and a possible sign that Cameron is no longer trusted by Tannehill. In the preseason, Cameron was thought to be a lock as a surefire red-zone threat for the Dolphins. That statement looks ridiculous in retrospect, but his role has been diminishing by the week, and is at the point that Dion Sims is out-targeting him, and soon could be out-snapping him. Cameron is still worth holding onto in some deeper leagues, as Miami's offense could continue to evolve and he could get hot in the red-zone. However, at this point, he is nothing more than a TE streamer.

2015 Week 8 vs NE (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)

As has been the theme throughout the season, Cameron caught fewer than 50% of his targets yet again on Thursday. It's becoming a troubling theme, as Cameron's total targets have slowly started to go down as well. There's one thing receiving 8-10 targets and only catching about 4-5 of them, but there's an issue when you 5 targets and only catch 2 of them. Cameron still finds himself on the TE1 radar, simply because of his athletic skills. However, he's becoming harder and harder to trust as anything more than a dart throw, matchup-based tight end.

2015 Week 7 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

Jordan Cameron's season continued in disappointment on Sunday. While Matthews and Landry thrived on what little volume they received, Cameron caught both of his targets but could not hit paydirt to make it worthwhile for fantasy owners. After averaging a shade over 5 targets per game over the first 5 games and simply being inefficient as he and Tannehill have struggled to get on the same page, he only saw the two targets on Sunday. As with many non-Gronk tight ends in the NFL, it's incredibly difficult to trust them week-to-week. As with the rest of the Dolphins pass-catchers on Sunday, there will be higher volume days going forward, which leaves Cameron in the low-end TE1 conversation. However, with a heavy focus on Lamar Miller and the running game, Cameron is trending in the wrong direction.

2015 Week 6 vs TEN (8 / 3 / 30 / 1 rec)

Jordan Cameron had the most targets of any Dolphin on Sunday against the Titans, but for much of the game it didn't translate to anything in the box score. He let a ball go off his hands for the first Ryan Tannehill interception of the game. Then, before the half, he and Tannehill had a miscommunication that gifted the Titans another turnover. Tennessee couldn't capitalize off either turnover, so it didn't end up hurting Miami. In the second half, Tannehill didn't hesitate in going back to Cameron, and the athletic TE finally cashed in with a touchdown late in the 4th quarter. With DeVante Parker still not playing a role yet, Cameron is the best red-zone target the Dolphins have. His quarterback showed no hesitancy in throwing the ball up into the end-zone on a skinny post route for Cameron to go get. Despite having multiple defenders in his vicinity, he made the play look easy. Could there be a few more red-zone jump-balls in Cameron's future?

2015 Week 4 vs NYJ (9 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

For the second week in a row, Ryan Tannehill heavily targeted Cameron, but the athletic tight end couldn't capitalize on the 9-target day. It wasn't so much miscommunication as Tannehill struggling for accuracy in the face of constant pressure from the Jets. Cameron is consistently getting plenty of targets, but with Tannehill throwing the ball consistently over 40 times per game so far this season, you'd like to see a little more production. If Dan Campbell really looks to get Lamar Miller going, Cameron will definitely see a hit in targets. Dion Sims still hasn't gotten closure to a return, but when he does, the running game will certainly receive a boost. Cameron remains on the back-end TE1 burner with his unique set of skills, but he may be even more touchdown-dependent as the Dolphins come out of the bye.

2015 Week 3 vs BUF (8 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Cameron had his highest target game of the season, as Ryan Tannehill had his highest number of attempts in a game this season. However, the TE put up his lowest output of the season. Through a combination of factors; Cameron not being fully healthy, a few mix-ups with Tannehill, and his quarterback simply missed him on a few occasions. With the emergence of Matthews, and DeVante Parker starting to receive more opportunities, it begs asking what Cameron's volume will be like moving forward. The Dolphins clearly miss Dion Sims' presence in the running game, so when he returns, Cameron's snaps may take a hit. He remains a red zone target for Ryan Tannehill, and is still on the back-end TE1 list, but like most TEs in that region, he's still a touchdown dependent fantasy asset.

2015 Week 2 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 62 / 0 rec)

Cameron again made an impact for the Dolphins in his second game with the team, doing so on just 4 targets. It could've been a far bigger day for the athletic tight end, as Tannehill just missed him on one of those seam routes that he runs so well. It likely would've been a 30-40 yard gain, vaulting Cameron up to nearly 100 yards on the day. Regardless, Cameron and Tannehill already appear to have great chemistry, as Tannehill found him for his biggest gain of the day (26 yards) on a broken play. Unfortunately, the touchdown to a Miami tight end came to Cameron's backup, Jake Stoneburner, who himself was filling in for Dion Sims. It's unfortunate, but Cameron still has very strong touchdown potential, especially with DeVante Parker not quite ready to take the field on every snap. On the other hand, if the groin injury that shortened his day is a long-term issue, Cameron won't be contributing for a while. Monitor practice reports this week.

2015 Week 1 vs WAS (7 / 4 / 73 / 0 rec)

Cameron immediately proved to be a valuable signing for the Dolphins, impressing with seam-stretching ability, as well as in the short passing game as well. How much of Cameron's large role had to do with Dion Sims leaving the game early with a concussion? No one will know until Sims returns to his role as the blocking tight end after he is cleared from the concussion. However, Cameron obviously gets a bump without an active Sims. Cameron's biggest play came on a seam route where he ran right by a linebacker and Tannehill delivered an on-time ball. That play will end up being a staple for the Dolphins, and it's one of those passes that Tannehill is particularly adept at making. Additionally, until DeVante Parker is fully involved in the offense, Cameron will be the jump-ball red-zone specialist. Although he had a less than stellar preseason, Cameron is squarely on the TE1 landscape after Week 1.

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Dolphins | Jordan Cameron to be used smarter (Fri Apr 22, 05:20 PM) - Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron struggled in 2015 because the previous coaching staff did not use him to his strengths, according to a team official. The official believes things will change under the new coaching staff.

Our View: Do not sleep on Cameron this year. We believe in new head coach Adam Gase, and he's going to bring a much more exciting offense to the Dolphins in 2016. A big part of what he'll do will be with Cameron. It was Gase who got the best out of Julius Thomas (a similar player to Cameron) back when the two were with the Denver Broncos.
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