TE Jordan Cameron - Free Agent
|6-5, 254||Born: 8-7-1988||College: USC||Drafted: Round 4, pick 102 (2011)|
2016 Week 1 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Cameron mostly disappointed. First he made a bad drop. Then he was invisible for a long while, before making himself noticed late in the game with a nice short catch as the Dolphins marched down the field to score.
2016 Week 2 vs NE (7 / 5 / 49 / 1 rec)
Cameron had what will probably go down as his best game as a Dolphin yet to date. He snagged five of seven targets for 49 yards and a touchdown. His play can be summed up in one red zone target. A target that Cameron was paid to convert, but he has struggled to do just that in his two seasons as a Dolphin. Operating out of the slot, Cameron ran a slant route where he set up his defender well by fading ever so slightly to the outside before turning back towards the middle of the field. Tannehill threw a fantastic ball where only Cameron could catch it, and Cameron went up and made the catch in traffic while absorbing hits from two different Patriots defenders. If he can continue to come up with tough grabs over the middle, Cameron has the upside to be a top 10 tight end in the Adam Gase offense.
2016 Week 3 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Cameron saw his day come to an end with what is now being called a concussion. Considering Cameron's history with concussions it is not surprising that he was already declared inactive for Thursday's game against Cincinnati. Fellow tight end Dion Sims filled in well for Cameron, catching four passes for 46 yards and showing off nice run after the catch ability. Cameron was not on the fantasy radar before his concussion, but Sims is much more of a receiving threat, so he is worth monitoring in the upcoming weeks.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2014 Week 1 vs PIT (5 / 2 / 47 / 0 rec)
Cameron left the field midway through Sunday afternoon's contest after aggravating a shoulder injury that held him out of part of training camp in August. The severity of Cameron's injury is unknown at the time of this writing. Aside from his ailment, Cameron made a beautiful over the shoulder catch in the first quarter. Cameron torched linebacker Lawrence Timmons on a go route up the seam, further emphasizing that linebackers cannot defend Cameron past the first down marker. Cameron is the only deep threat and redzone target that the Browns possess; therefore, an extended absence would be devastating.
2014 Week 3 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Cameron saw three targets on the Browns opening drive, looking impressive and turning them into 23 yards and an end zone scoring opportunity. However, he was delegated to sixth lineman duty after that. Pettine was not asked about Cameron after the game, but with the bye week approaching, Cameron should be 100% going into the rest of the season.
2014 Week 5 vs TEN (7 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Cameron possesses oodles of talent; however, he does not get the ball where he dominates ñ the redzone. Cameron received only one redzone look on Sunday, which is baffling considering the Browns spent a lot of time there on Sunday. Cameron made a big-boy catch late in the game, where he bodied Jason McCourty and came down with a first down on the sideline. Cameron should be getting those looks on high-leverage downs, but it just is not happening.
2014 Week 6 vs PIT (5 / 3 / 102 / 1 rec)
After a quiet performance in the first quarter of the season, Jordan Cameron busted out in a big way on Sunday. Cameron put up almost five points per target and was very close to scoring two touchdowns. On Cameron's first long catch, Brian Hoyer rolled out to the near sideline, and found Cameron wide open on the opposite side of the field. If Hoyer leads Cameron instead of throwing directly at him, it is an east six points for Cameron. Cameron's second touchdown was a perfectly placed ball by Hoyer to Cameron where Cameron simply ran past Cortez Allen on a post, and flashed his hands late so Allen could not knock the pass down. Cameron has yet to be redzone factor for the Browns because the Browns have been pounding the rock inside the ten. With Alex Mack out for the year with a broken fibula, the Browns may have less success running the ball inside the goal line. It is certainly a situation to monitor.
2014 Week 7 vs JAX (6 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Cameron made a number of impressive plays on poorly thrown passes from Brian Hoyer last week against the Steelers. Against the Jaguars he had just one catch, but he should have had a touchdown late in the second quarter. Hoyer wildly overthrew him when he was wide open in the end zone. Cameron's only reception of the game came late in the fourth quarter when the game had already been decided.
2014 Week 8 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Jordan Cameron left Sunday's contest with a concussion and did not return. Cameron suffered the injury in the second quarter on a medium pass over the middle. Cameron made an incredible leaping catch, his body parallel to the ground, but was struck illegally by Raiders defensive back Brandian Ross. As Cameron got up, he had the lost, glazed look on his face that is common among those who suffer concussions. Given the fact that this is Cameron's third consecutive season with a concussion, it seems unlikely that Cameron will be in uniform next week. Given the putrid state of the Browns passing offense, Cameron does not really have a lot of value even when healthy. This is surely an ugly situation for fantasy owners, and finding other options rest of season at tight end may be advisable.
2014 Week 14 vs IND (5 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Jordan Cameron struggled in his return from a concussion, and he is a shadow of the physical beast that made the Pro Bowl last season. On the goal line in the second quarter, Jordan Cameron failed to make an in-cut that caused Brian Hoyer's throw to fall into the arms of Colts DB Mike Adams. Furthermore, Cameron showed less explosion than in his 2013 campaign, barely outrunning Colts linebackers on his pass routes when he should be exploding past them. Cameron struggled in run blocking, exhibiting poor technique and effort when he was required to block. Cameron missed a few blocks that would have sealed the outside or took out an invading linebacker into the backfield.
2014 Week 15 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Cameron's sole catch came early in the game on a five-yard out to the sideline. Coming out of his break, Cameron lacked explosion, looking more like fellow tight end Jim Dray than all-world athlete Josh Gordon. One must wonder if Cameron is playing hurt, given his general ineffectiveness and extensive injury history. Cameron did have an 11-yard catch later in the game from a Johnny Manziel sidearm throw, where Cameron released from his block; however, the play was called back due to a penalty.
2014 Week 16 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 88 / 1 rec)
Few tight ends can outrun a defense. Jordan Cameron ran a deep post early in the fourth quarter, and caught a perfectly placed ball by Brian Hoyer and outran the Panthers' secondary on his way to an 81-yard touchdown. Most of tight ends would have been caught from behind, but with his speed, Jordan Cameron was going to the house. Cameron was quiet outside of that play, but a lot of that must be due to his quarterback situation. Cameron is best suited as essentially a slot receiver at this point in his career, as his run blocking was once again poor on Sunday.
2014 Week 17 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Playing in perhaps his final game as a Cleveland Brown, Jordan Cameron put forth a performance that was typical of his 2014 season. Cameron made one big catch, a 30-yarder down the middle of the field where he was literally not guarded, and a bunch of cheap short catches when his quarterback had no one to throw to. The glimpses of his athleticism and speed are there from time to time, but his routes have gotten sloppier as the year has progressed. His injuries have robbed him of that extra level of athleticism, making him easier to guard when he does make quick breaks out of his routes. Cameron also struggled in blocking, and was asked a few times to block Terrell Suggs one on one, which is never a good idea. Cameron had a few negative things to say after the game about the Browns quarterback situation, and the fact is that the Browns were not in the redzone enough to utilize Jordan Cameron. The Browns offense was so abysmal at times that they were lucky to get on that side of the field, especially as the season winded down. I hope that Cameron finds a high-powered offense to mesh into during the off-season, whether it is in Cleveland or somewhere else.
2013 Week 1 vs MIA (13 / 9 / 108 / 1 rec)
Jordan Cameron looked like a complete stud against the Dolphins, posting career highs in receptions and yards. Cameron caught the only touchdown of the game for the Browns, a 7-yard bullet to the back of the end zone. The ball was slightly overthrown, but Cameron made up for it with his insane catch radius. After catching the ball, he did an amazing job of balancing and keeping two feet in bounds for the touchdown. Cameron's most impressive grab of the day was a 22-yard reception in which he fully extended for a Brandon Weeden pass that was headed toward the sideline. JC Superstar also grabbed a few crossing routes, and on multiple occasions when met with a defender, Cameron plowed through the tackler to gain a few extra yards. Overall, the Browns have a stud in Norv Turner's TE-friendly offense, and his name is Jordan Cameron.
2013 Week 2 vs BAL (7 / 5 / 95 / 0 rec)
By far the most productive Browns receiver, Jordan Cameron showed once again this week that he is the most valuable member of the Browns receiving core. On the first play of the game, Cameron broke off his go route and came back to Brandon Weeden's deep pass. From there he showed good speed and running ability on his way to 15-20 yards after the catch. Cameron does not show blazing straight-line speed, as he seems to play more agile than "fast". However, Cameron is the big athletic target that every quarterback would love to have. This was shown late in the fourth quarter when Cameron ran up the seam and connected with Weeden on a 21-yard gain, using his big frame to make room for the throw.
2013 Week 3 vs MIN (11 / 6 / 66 / 3 rec)
Jordan Cameron is a matchup nightmare. He does two things extremely well. He uses his size and hops to make amazing athletic plays, and he is vicious after the catch. His size-athleticism was displayed on his first and third touchdowns both over the shoulder grabs from Brian Hoyer. Safeties cannot guard Cameron in the back corner of the end zone. On Cameron's first touchdown reception, he ran a beautiful post corner route, extended for the ball, caught it, and balanced himself while dragging two feet in bounds. The final touchdown was almost an exact replica of Martellus Bennett's game winning touchdown grab, even at the same location and stadium. Cameron's second touchdown was on a fake FG, and here is where Cameron displayed his insane YAC ability. Cameron was hit around the three-yard line, but used his strength to stay inside the pylon and score. Earlier in the game, Cameron extended a drive by absorbing a hit and stretching the ball past the first down line on third down. Overall, Jordan Cameron is developing into an elite tight end in the NFL at age 25. His athleticism and ferocity is something the Browns have not ever seen at tight end position.
2013 Week 4 vs CIN (12 / 10 / 91 / 1 rec)
Jordan Cameron caught yet another touchdown on Sunday, bringing him to five on the season. Cameron split out wide left on second and goal at the two-yard line, matched up against 6'3, 220 lb. safety Taylor Mays. Even against one of the biggest safeties in the league, Cameron shielded Mays with his size and reached to his back shoulder and corralled Brian Hoyer's throw. Jordan Cameron is almost unstoppable on the goal line, and the Browns are exploiting that mismatch. Cameron did drop a pass late in the first half, proving that he is in fact human. Nevertheless, on the next play, Cameron caught a ball in the flat and got out of bounds with four seconds left to set up a Billy Cundiff 49 yard FG (no good). In the third quarter, Cameron showed incredible balance on an intermediate sideline catch, brushing both feet in bounds before falling out of bounds. Finally, Cameron came up big on the Browns final drive, racking up yards after the catch (his forte), helping quarterback Brian Hoyer lead the Browns down the field in the fourth quarter. Overall, Cameron plays with the technique of a wide receiver, has the size of a tight end and plays with the athleticism of a basketball player.
2013 Week 5 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
The Buffalo Bills clamped down on Jordan Cameron, using bracket coverage and other techniques to limit the effectiveness of the third-year tight end out of USC. Interestingly enough, the Browns utilized Willis McGahee at the goal line on Thursday rather than lobbing it up to their 6'5" tight end. While Brian Hoyer was the master of the back shoulder throw, Brandon Weeden often struggles with fade routes in the end zone. The loss of Hoyer may hurt Jordan Cameron's goal line production, but it's hard to ignore a player with an insane catch radius like Cameron when close to scoring. Despite recording only three catches, Cameron displayed his elite ability to gain yards after the catch. The Browns love utilizing Cameron on short crossing routes on third down while Josh Gordon and Davone Bess distract the rest of the defense. This isolates Cameron one on one with a linebacker, and on multiple occasions Cameron has beat a linebacker to the sideline or muscled his way through him for a first down or extra yardage. Cameron did exactly that on his first catch of the game, a 19-yarder that extended the Browns' drive.
2013 Week 6 vs DET (6 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)
Jordan Cameron made an impressive catch in the second quarter, extending his arms for a Brandon Weeden pass on a comeback route while wrestling the ball away from a Lions defender. Unfortunately, those positive moments were few and far between for Cameron on Sunday, and none of them were near the end zone. When the Browns did complete a pass in the end zone, Cameron was used as a blocker while the Browns rolled to the other side of the field and found Greg Little. On a quiet night for Cameron, his stat line was still good for a tight end. As we concluded last week, Brandon Weeden seems to utilize his wide receivers more prominently in the offense than Brian Hoyer did. This leaves Davone Bess (basically a slot tight end) and Jordan Cameron lower on the totem pole in the Browns offense.
2013 Week 7 vs GB (9 / 7 / 55 / 1 rec)
Cameron put to rest any talks of inefficiency with quarterback Brandon Weeden by recording a great stat line on Sunday against the Packers. Cameron's size bothered Packers cornerbacks, and on the other side, Cameron was not bothered by the physicality of the Packers cornerbacks. On two different occasions, Jordan Cameron shielded off a defender and made catches that were only possible because of his size. Both of these catches came near the sideline, where Cameron shows an amazing ability to keep a knee or two feet in bounds before falling out of bounds. Cameron's touchdown pass came on fourth and goal deep in Packers territory. Cameron lined up as a slot receiver, made a quick cut to the inside and shielded a Packers defender while corralling a dart from Brandon Weeden. When Jordan Cameron can make quick and fluid cuts in the rezone, he is almost impossible to stop. Where Cameron does struggle is getting past the first down marker on his routes, as he failed to break off his route past the marker on multiple occasions on Sunday. However, these negatives should not be highlighted as glaring, especially when Cameron is one of the few consistent offensive players on the Browns roster.
2013 Week 8 vs KC (4 / 4 / 81 / 0 rec)
Jordan Cameron's has improved his run blocking since the beginning of the season, taking out a defender to make room for Willis McGahee on a fourth down run. Jordan Cameron was not much of a factor until late in the game with an insane 40-yard catch while falling down. Cameron showed repeatedly the ability to run past linebackers and make plays like a wide receiver. Once again, Cameron gained huge yards after the catch on third down on the Browns' final drive. Finally, Cameron was incredibly efficient with his targets on Sunday, catching all four passes thrown his way. Hopefully the Browns can get to the red zone more frequently so Cameron can display his insane catch radius and athleticism.
2013 Week 9 vs BAL (5 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Jordan Cameron was the victim of a few poorly thrown passes from Jason Campbell. However, Cameron failed to separate from linebackers and was blanketed by Daryl Smith throughout much of the game. One should consider this game as an anomaly for the otherwise consistent Cameron. It is not as if Cameron was featured in the offense (five targets), but it is best that Jason Campbell not force the ball to Cameron just because he is an athletic freak.
2013 Week 11 vs CIN (7 / 6 / 29 / 0 rec)
All of Jordan Cameron's catches came on short passes and checkdowns from Jason Campbell. Despite multiple possessions in the near the goal line, Jason Campbell failed to even target Jordan Cameron. Cameron was never given a chance to display his skillset and produce. Cameron has been consistently misutilized by the Browns this season, except for the short time when Brian Hoyer was quarterback. It seems like Hoyer understood that it is in his best option to get the ball to his Gronkonian receiver near the goal line. While Hoyer seems to have independently come to that conclusion, it seems like the Browns coaching staff fails to recognize that plays designed for Cameron are the best way to score points near the goal line. Until that baseline understanding of point expectations relative to field position takes place, the Browns will continue kicking short field goals rather than scoring touchdowns. Campbell misses Cameron in end zone.
2013 Week 12 vs PIT (10 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Fantasy owners everywhere cringed after hearing word of Jordan Cameron dropping a pass in the end zone on Sunday. The pass was a bullet from Brandon Weeden that squeezed free as Cameron hit the ground. The qualifications for a catch are so arbitrary that despite never having the ball touch the ground, Cameron still did not complete the catch. Cameron showed that he could destroy linebackers in man coverage on Sunday, corralling a 16-yard reception after beating Lawrence Timmons on an out route ñ leaving him in the dust. As opposed to weeks prior, Cameron was heavily targeted on Sunday. One should expect Cameron's numbers to regress back to the mean in the following weeks, especially with a favorable matchup next week against the Jaguars.
2013 Week 13 vs JAX (7 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Jordan Cameron was frequently open across the middle of the field on Sunday; however, he failed to capitalize on the few opportunities he received. Aside from a 26-yard catch early in the game where he ran free against the Jags' poor secondary, Cameron was quiet. Jordan Cameron still has a ways to go regarding concentration and putting together his full game. For example, Cameron failed to fight for a Brandon Weeden pass over the middle, allowing the pass to be intercepted by a creeping safety over the middle. While it is easy to blame the quarterback in those instances, Cameron must attempt to catch the ball! Cameron was also tagged with a false start and a dropped pass, and his only other receptions were dump offs or short passes behind the sticks. Once again, the Browns failed to use Jordan Cameron near the end zone on Sunday, which is still baffling. While the Browns scored two touchdowns in the red zone, they came via Greg Little and Willis McGahee ñ far from certainties regarding scoring touchdowns.
2013 Week 14 vs NE (9 / 9 / 121 / 1 rec)
Jordan Cameron operated like a true TE1, securing all 9 of his counted targets. Most of his plays were of the chunk/chain moving variety, as his 9/121/1 line featured a long play of merely 20 yards. Cameron's touchdown came on one of the easiest play action catches you'll ever see, as there was no defender within yards of him. Cameron displayed solid catch-in-traffic skills, and was also on the same page with Jason Campbell for much of the game, operating as an outlet for him at times when he needed it and consistently beating coverage.
2013 Week 15 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Inconsistent quarterback play hindered Jordan Cameron's ability to make an impact on Sunday's game. Cameron's three receptions came via short passes with little opportunity for yards after the catch. Two of those receptions came when the game was already out of hand. It is interesting to see how the Browns use Cameron once the probability of winning has already been diminished close to zero. The Cleveland Browns ran five plays in the red zone, none of which featured Jordan Cameron. The underutilization of Jordan Cameron continues for another week. Cameron's production sans Brian Hoyer (5-59-.25) makes one unappreciative of the ACL injury that eliminated Hoyer from the Browns' 2013 plan. With Hoyer, Cameron averaged 8-78.5-2, and save for two other occasions this season, Cameron has not been able to produce at those levels.
2013 Week 17 vs PIT (7 / 5 / 69 / 0 rec)
Jordan Cameron continued to be one of the most efficient receivers in the NFL, hovering around ten yards per target on Sunday despite coming off a concussion. Although he was used mostly on passing downs, Cameron still made many plays using his size and athleticism. Cameron runs like a wide receiver, which is scary to think of because of his size. Once Cameron is able to get through the defense, he uses his size to catch passes that a smaller receiver would have troubled corralling. Cameron has soft hands; rarely does he ever drop a pass. However, it seems as if Cameron is allergic to scoring touchdowns since Brian Hoyer torn his ACL. Cameron had a ball deflect off his face while in the end zone late in the game on Sunday. One would hope that the Browns would be able to utilize Cameron more effectively in the red zone next season, where he is the Browns' biggest asset.
2012 Week 3 vs BUF (7 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
The rookie Cameron got a chance to play more this week thanks to the absence of veteran Alex Smith and was actually one of the few bright spots for the Browns. He caught 5 of 7 passes thrown his way and wound up leading the team in yards with 45. It looked like he was a favorite target of Weeden, who looked for him downfield quite often. There appears to be some chemistry and potential here to keep an eye on.
2012 Week 4 vs BAL (6 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Coming off what some thought was a breakout game, Cameron saw 6 targets but only caught 1 for 15 as he couldn't get open. The completion was a pretty play, though, as Cameron showed soft hands on a slant route, bringing down a high throw in stride.
2012 Week 5 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Jordan Cameron and the entire Browns offense couldn't get many consistent drives going on Sunday. Cameron was able to haul in some decent gains through the air over the middle of the field and it looked like he almost had a touchdown on a bizarre play. Weeden threw two forward passes near the goal line and found Cameron in the back of the endzone on one of them, not realizing this was an illegal play which discredited the touchdown. Cameron looks like the #1 TE in this offense but the QB play is too inconsistent and there will likely always be a heavy commitment to the running game with rookie RB Richardson that will further de value Browns skilled players.
2012 Week 6 vs CIN (4 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Cameron's first reception came late in the third quarter when he was wide open but did well to sprint down the sideline for the first down gain after. On play-action, Cameron stumbled to the ground looking to get into his route. Despite falling down, Weeden still had time to find him running a crossing route to carry the ball to the edge of the endzone.
2012 Week 7 vs IND (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
In what was a big game for the Browns passing attack against the Colts, Cameron was very quiet as the second tight end. Cameron had just a single target, his lowest involvement in over a month. His lone target and reception came on a quick out route during the final two minutes of the first half, getting out-of-bounds to stop the clock. Cameron was also penalized for a false start penalty, setting the offense back on a second-half possession. Cameron's athleticism is still intriguing in long-term formats, but clearly a secondary option with Ben Watson in the lineup.
2012 Week 8 vs SD (4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Cameron caught just one short pass along the sideline for his only catch of the game, but with how putrid the Cleveland passing game was he was actually the team's fourth-leading receiver.
2012 Week 9 vs BAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cameron was the targeted receiver on Weeden's interception in the second quarter, but later drew an important pass interference on his second target to convert a third and long.
2012 Week 11 vs DAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Both of Cameron's targets were poorly thrown by Weeden. Cameron was split out on both occasions near the goal line. The second target came on fourth-and-goal where Weeden through the ball out of bounds. Cameron had no chance to get his feet in-bounds even if he hauled in an impressive contested catch. Cameron is an intriguing flyer at tight end, but needs Ben Watson out of the picture and a more defined role for expanded fantasy relevance.
2012 Week 12 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 12 / 1 rec)
Cameron showed his athleticism in catching Cleveland's first touchdown pass. A tight end by position, he was lined up in the right slot and ran an out route, easily beating the Pittsburgh linebacker he was facing in coverage.
2012 Week 13 vs OAK (5 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Cameron was reduced to limited snaps and targets again this week, but once again flashed his potential down the road. On his first target, coming in the fourth quarter, Cameron made an excellent diving reception on an out route. It was a wide receiver-like play that looked routine for the athletic tight end. Later in the fourth, Cameron turned a quick out route into a big gain by eluding the first defender. Those two plays highlight Cameron's ability to make plays on the ball while it is in the air and his ability to turn a routine play into a long gain. With Ben Watson a free agent after the season, Cameron is one to watch for a possible expanded role.
2012 Week 14 vs KC (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Cameron's ten yard reception included a bone crushing hit that he delivered on a linebacker.
2012 Week 15 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Cameron caught three passes for thirty-four yards on three targets as a tertiary option in Cleveland's passing game. The second-year man from USC did impress on a twenty-eight yard catch-and-run that brought the Browns into Washington territory in the third quarter, but quarterback Brandon Weeden got picked off on the next play from scrimmage.
2011 Week 9 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Cameron registered a 7-yard catch, but only played sparingly.
2011 Week 10 vs STL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cameron was targeted in the end zone but the ball was batted away just before it got to him.
2011 Week 15 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
With TE Ben Watson shut down for the season, Cameron saw his most playing time of the season. He caught a couple dump off passes but nothing amounted to much as he was held to just 8 yards. He is a smooth athlete and gets off the line very well. Cleveland used Cameron as inline TE but also moved him out wide as well. With all the recent success of former basketball players (Cameron played BB at USC), this is a player to keep tabs as he looks the part out there. During the telecast, the broadcaster mentioned that Coach Pat Shurmur said since Cleveland was out of playoff contention that we should see more of younger players getting looks including Cameron. So it will be nice to see how looks with more experience.
2011 Week 16 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Cameron only had one catch, but a drop he had was fairly telling. Cameron dove to catch a ball from Wallace that was actually intended for a wide open Greg Little.