WR Jordan Norwood - Denver Broncos
|5-11, 179||Born: 9-28-1986||College: Penn State||Drafted: ---|
Week 7: vs Houston Texans
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.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 6 vs SD (7 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)
Norwood got to work early, starting in the slot and catching his first target of the game on Denver's first offensive drive for a short gain that failed to convert a 3rd down. Norwood gathered another pass near the line of scrimmage on the next drive for minimal yardage, then converted 3rd and 8 with a quick slant over the middle. Norwood caught another short out route for a gain of 6 in the 3rd quarter. Norwood reeled in another catch late in the 4th for his biggest gain of the day(11 yards). He handled all punt return duties and stepped in on kickoff returns as well after Cody Latimer left the game with a concussion.
2016 Week 5 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Norwood remains entrenched as Denver's punt returner, and saw extensive snaps from the slot as the Broncos went with 4WR and 5WR sets for the majority of the 2nd half. He saw 3 targets and recorded both his catches on the Broncos final scoring drive of the game that ended in a Demaryius Thomas touchdown.
2016 Week 4 vs TB (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Norwood secured both of his targets for 25 yards, one each from quarterbacks Siemian and Lynch. He also returned punts.
2016 Week 3 vs CIN (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Norwood mixed into the third WR slot throughout the day and even lined up once as the tailback on a curious 1st quarter play. Siemian took the snap under center and handed it to Norwood off left tackle, where he was tackled for minimal gain. Norwood could not secure either of his 2 targets on the day.
2016 Week 2 vs IND (4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Norwood returned punts and worked his way into the receiver rotation by the 2nd quarter. He flashed a nice spin move after his first catch, turning a short out route to the right side of the field into a first down pickup. Norwood finished the day with 24 yards on 3 catches(4 targets total).
2016 Week 1 vs CAR (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Norwood returned two punts, but saw limited offensive snaps and could not secure his lone target, an overthrown out route at the end of the first half.
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|8||vs San Diego Chargers|
|9||@ Oakland Raiders|
|10||@ New Orleans Saints|
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|12||vs Kansas City Chiefs|
|13||@ Jacksonville Jaguars|
|14||@ Tennessee Titans|
|15||vs New England Patriots|
|16||@ Kansas City Chiefs|
|17||vs Oakland Raiders|