TE Jeff Heuerman - Denver Broncos
|6-5, 254||Born: 11-24-1992||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2015|
2019 Week 2 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)
Heuerman saw plenty of snaps in two TE sets with Fant. He drew five targets but wasn't able to get much going with his receptions. He had a short gain up the right seam in the 1st quarter, and then followed up with another short out route a couple of plays later. Heuerman got smacked hard on an out route that came up just short on 3rd and 5 later in the 1st. He collected one more short curl route early in the 3rd quarter.
2019 Week 3 vs GB (2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Heuerman saw plenty of snaps, but wasn't very involved in the passing game. He caught a short slant route for a 10 yard gain in the 1st quarter. He made another tough catch on a short curl route while breaking a tackle for a minimal gain in the 3rd quarter.
2019 Week 5 vs LAC (3 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Heuerman got open down the seam for a 26 yard gain on a play action pass to start the game. He was targeted once more in the 3rd quarter, but had the pass batted away by a defender.
2019 Week 8 vs IND (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Heuerman had a nice catch in stride on a skinny post from Flacco at the end of the 1st quarter. He went down with a knee injury before halftime and did not return.
2019 Week 13 vs LAC (5 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Heuerman returned from a knee injury to draw just enough targets to kill Noah Fant's fantasy value. Heuerman pulled in a crossing route to convert 3rd down late in the 1st quarter. He picked up another 3rd down conversion late in the 4th quarter with an out route from the slot.
2019 Week 14 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 8 / 1 rec)
Heuerman worked as the number 2 tight end and made his only target count, scoring in the 2nd quarter on an easy out route from Lock.
2019 Week 15 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Heuerman worked as the number two tight end, but still drew only one target with Noah Fant missing the 2nd quarter. Heuerman couldn't reel in a deep post route in the 3rd quarter. Fullback/Tight End Andrew Beck hauled in 2 of 3 targets and is starting to look like a better option than Heuerman in the passing game. Backup TE Fumagalli also had a catch.
2019 Week 16 vs DET (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Heuerman worked as the number two tight end. He made a nice diving catch between two defenders in the 2nd quarter for a seven yard gain. Lock hit him on a curl route for another short gain late in the 4th quarter.
2018 Week 1 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Heuerman started alongside Jake Butt in 2TE sets. He wasn't used much in the passing game. He made a nice back shoulder catch in the second quarter for a gain of 15, his only target of the day.
2018 Week 2 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Heuerman split reps at tight end with Butt, but functioned primarily as a blocker. He had one diving catch on a 4th quarter curl route from the left slot, and another short catch on an out route in the last 2 minutes drive of the game.
2018 Week 3 vs BAL (4 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Heuerman drew 4 targets, his highest of the season, but only managed to convert them to 7 yards on 2 catches. He caught a desperate dump off pass for a minimal gain from a scrambling Keenum near Denver's own goal line in the 1st quarter. He hauled in a short out route in the Baltimore red zone late in the 4th quarter. Keenum targeted him again on the next play, but Baltimore linebacker Onwuasor undercut the crossing route and picked off the pass.
2018 Week 4 vs KC (7 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Heuerman picked up a team high 7 targets(tied with Thomas and Sanders) and the most yards in Jake Butt's absence. He got to work early, lining up with his hand in the dirt and securing an out route for nice catch and run. Keenum checked it down to him on a shallow crossing route later in the drive. Heurman hauled in another short out route on the next drive of the 1st quarter. Heuerman was the target on Keenum's only interception of the day, but defender Eric Murray just made an outstanding play ripping the ball away as Heuerman fell to the turf and tried to secure the catch in the 3rd. Heuerman's biggest gain was a 36 yard catch right up the seam at the end of the 4th quarter, setting the Broncos up near the Kansas City red zone with 33 seconds left.
2018 Week 5 vs NYJ (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Heuerman only drew 4 targets as Case Keenum attempted a season-high 51 passes. He caught a short out route in the 1st quarter on his first target of the day. Heuerman was targeted in the end zone at near the end of the 2nd quarter, but Keenum threw the ball out of bounds. Heuerman caught a short out route late in the 4th quarter for a short gain. Heuerman secured a Keenum fumble at the end of the 1st half. Fellow tight end Matt LaCosse was equally ineffective in the passing game.
2018 Week 6 vs LAR (6 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Heuerman caught a skinny post underneath prevent coverage for an 11 yard gain on 3rd and 30 in the 2nd quarter. Keenum found him underneath on a short curl route later in the 2nd. Keenum checked it down to Heuerman one final time on a shallow crossing route late in the 4th. Keenum looked for Heuerman on a corner route in the end zone on the next play, but the ball wasn't even close.
2018 Week 7 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Heuerman appeared to have a touchdown catch at the end of the 1st half, but he was flagged for offensive pass interference after the score. It was his only target of the day.
2018 Week 8 vs KC (5 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
Heuerman was targeted in the end zone with a back shoulder fade route from Keenum late in the 3rd, but he couldn't hold on. Heuerman redeemed himself two plays later with a diving catch over the goal line on an out route, his first touchdown of the season. It was his only catch of the contest. Heuerman was targeted just twice, while backup TE LaCosse saw 4 targets.
2018 Week 9 vs HOU (11 / 10 / 83 / 1 rec)
Heuerman had a career day, leading the team with 11 targets and converting 10 of them into 83 yards and a touchdown. Heuerman piled up broken tackles as he bulldozed and stiff-armed defenders on seemingly every reception, never going down at first contact. One concern is that Heuerman worked almost exclusively in the short game, never catching anything more than 5-8 yards from the line of scrimmage. He dropped his first target, a slant route that would have converted 3rd and short in the 2nd quarter. Keenum found Heuerman with a short screen pass on the next drive and the big tight end evaded a couple of tackle attempts without slowing down, leveling one defender and spinning away from another. Heuerman split out wide right in a 4WR set later in the 2nd quarter, drawing a slower linebacker in man coverage. Keenum found him on a deep comeback that the Heuerman secured over his defender. Heuerman caught another short out right just before halftime and piled on a couple more broken tackles, running over one defender and stiff-arming another. Heuerman caught another screen on Denver's first offensive drive of the 2nd half. Heuerman secured an amazing catch between two defenders for a 3rd quarter touchdown, showing great chemistry with Keenum who threw the ball before Heuerman ever even began turning around on his comeback route. Keenum flipped an improvised shovel pass in Heuerman's direction for a minimal gain in the 4th quarter. Heuerman converted a 3rd and 4 and a 4th and 1 on the Broncos final drive as Keenum continued to target him in the short game.
2018 Week 11 vs LAC (5 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)
Heuerman broke out with a career game a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't get much going in week 11. His targets continue to be of the very short variety. Heuerman secured a crossing route for a short gain late in the 2nd quarter. He caught another short out route in the 3rd quarter. He had a bad drop on a crossing route that would have converted 3rd and 7 in the 4th quarter. He secured two more short passes on the next drive as Denver drove down to kick the game-winning field goal with less than 2 minutes in the game.
2018 Week 12 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)
Heuerman and Keenum finally connected on a long ball when Keenum found him down the seam for a 29 yard gain in the 1st quarter. He was quiet in the middle of the game, but Heuerman got open up the seam on a play-action pass later in the 4th quarter for a 13 yard gain. Heuerman left the game late in the 4th quarter with what appeared to be a back injury. He has since been diagnosed with broken ribs and a bruised lung, and will miss the rest of the season. Fellow tight end LaCosse had more targets and found the end zone before Heuerman's exit.
2017 Week 1 vs LAC (2 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Heuerman secured his only target, a seam route from the inline position for a big gain in the 1st quarter.
2017 Week 2 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Heuerman took plenty of snaps as a blocker, but was only targeted once, hauling it in for a 15 yard gain from the inline position.
2017 Week 6 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 24 / 1 rec)
AJ Derby drew the early tight end targets, but Heuerman caught a touchdown late in the 4th quarter, lining up inline on play-action and beating tough coverage from a linebacker and safety for a difficult catch on a skinny post. Heuerman flexed a couple steps off the left side of the line and caught a crossing route earlier in the 4th for a gain of 13
2017 Week 8 vs KC (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Heuerman was the target of Siemian's first interception. He motioned from the left side of the formation to the right receiver spot and took off up the sideline on the snap. Heuerman was blanketed by a cornerback, but Siemian forced the ball anyway, hitting the defender right in the hands for an easy pick. Heuerman picked up a 1st down in the 2nd half with his only other target of the day.
2017 Week 10 vs NE (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Heuerman split out to the left slot and got his hands on a seam route in the 3rd quarter, but a defender smacked him in the chest before he could bring the pass down, jarring the ball loose. Osweiler hit him on a shallow out route two plays later for a gain of 4. Heuerman was the target on Osweiler's 4th quarter interception, a questionable pass that was thrown into double coverage.
2017 Week 14 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Heuerman caught a short crossing route from a 2TE set late in the 2nd quarter, then let a 3rd quarter out route bounce off his fingertips.
2017 Week 15 vs IND (1 / 1 / 54 / 1 rec)
Heuerman was only targeted once, but made the most of it on a 3rd quarter touchdown reception. Indy's defense, trying to stop CJ Anderson from ripping off long runs up the middle, bit hard on a play action fake by Osweiler. Heuerman, lined up on the left side of a run formation, took off on a deep post route. Heuerman shook the linebacker following him with a double move, then stiff-armed a cornerback who attempted to tackle him after the catch, outrunning one last defender for a 54 yard touchdown. Heuerman shared snaps with Virgil Green and Austin Traylor and shouldn't be a fantasy option at this point.
2017 Week 16 vs WAS (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Heuerman saw his share of offensive snaps, but watched his only two passing targets hit the dirt well short of their target.
2017 Week 17 vs KC (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Heuerman flexed into the slot and caught an out route in the 1st quarter. He only other target was a 4th quarter out route that was batted down by a defender.. He finished his second year with 9 catches total(2 TD's).
2016 Week 3 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)
Heuerman and John Phillips picked up the slack at tight end, where starter Virgil Green was out with a calf injury. Heuerman recorded his first NFL catch late in the 4th, splitting out wide right and running a deep crossing route, where Siemian found him for a big 29 yard gain to set up Demaryius Thomas's touchdown catch.
2016 Week 4 vs TB (1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Heuerman got the start in place of the injured Virgil Green and secured his only unflagged target for a nice gain on a deep post route. He lined up in-line with his hand in the dirt before beating the safety for a gain of 19. He also drew a pass interference call in the end zone in the 2nd quarter while being targeted on a corner route.
2016 Week 15 vs NE (4 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Heuerman picked up extra snaps and targets after Virgil Green left with a concussion early in the 1st quarter. He could not secure his first target, an overthrown out route. Heuerman got open down the numbers two plays later for a gain of 31 yards, and an out route for 9 on the next play. He was quiet during the 2nd half, primarily blocking when in the game.
2016 Week 16 vs KC (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Heuerman saw the most action of his young career with Virgil Green and AJ Derby sidelined. He caught his first target, an out route on the Broncos' first offensive drive, for a 1st down on 3rd and 8. Heuerman picked up another 10 yards on a crossing route early in the 2nd quarter. Heuerman picked up another nice gain on a streak route down the seam late in the 2nd quarter.
2016 Week 17 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Heuerman was targeted on Denver's first offensive snap of the game, hauling in a 19 yard gain over the middle. He secured his only other target of the day later in the 1st half for a minimal gain. AJ Derby, acquired from the Patriots mid-season and out week 17 with a concussion, looks to be the future for the Broncos as a pass catching-tight end.