TE Joel Dreessen - Denver Broncos
|6-3, 245||Born: 7-26-1982||College: Colorado State||Drafted: ---|
Photo: Chris Humphreys, US Presswire
Traditional view FanDuel view DraftKings view
Preseason player page
Week 7: vs Houston Texans
All TE vs HOU
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Trevor Siemian struggled in San Diego, tossing a lot of passes (50!), but only generating one TD and 230 yards passing (30/50 for 230 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown). As usual, Demaryius Thomas was the most-targeted receiver, with 10 for 5/35/0 receiving, followed by Jordan Norwood (seven for 5/39/0) and Emmanuel Sanders (six for 4/40/0) - Bennie Fowler also saw seven targets for 3/22/1 and hauled in the lone score. The long pass of the night went for 20 yards - Siemian didn't go deep much at all in his return from a separated shoulder, and his passes lacked velocity. We'll see if another week of treatments with the trainers can get him to a better place for Week Seven.
The Houston pass defense is hard on the opposition, currently ranking second in the NFL with an average of 189.3 net passing yards allowed per game, with just four passing scores given up vs. three interceptions and 16 sacks generated to date. Last week, Andrew Luck was allowed 21/32 for 231 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, while taking three sacks for -21 yards from the Texans. From Week Four to Week Six of the 2016 season (over the last three weeks), Houston has averaged 19.8 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (15th-least in the NFL); and 19.8 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (eighth-least); with 7.1 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (15th-least).
This looks like a tough matchup for Siemian and company even in the friendly confines of Mile High Stadium.
Denver Broncos Team Links
Depth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs