Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron was numero uno on just about every breakout list heading into this season. After flashing a promising skill set and generating a ton of buzz over the summer, it looked like he was well on his way to a banner year.
Opening week turned the dream into reality as Cameron proved that the hype was warranted, catching nine passes for 108 yards and a touchdown. He showed that the breakout was real by following that game up with 21 catches, 252 yards and four touchdowns over his next three. But by Week 5, defenses had begun game planning for him; although he didn’t disappear entirely from the Browns’ offense, his production hit a sharp decline.
Now in Week 13, Cameron’s booming start to the season is but a distant memory. Jason Campbell took over at quarterback in Week 8 after Brandon Weeden showed himself to be almost completely inept, and he and Cameron just couldn’t quite get on the same page.
As a result, the tight end has been a non-factor for the past month, both in reality and in fantasy. He has a combined 10 receptions for 65 yards in his last three games, and he hasn’t found the end zone since Week 7. Still, things can change in a flash and they just might when the Browns take on the Jacksonville Jaguars this week.
The horrendous Jags give up huge points to basically every position, but they’ve been especially hospitable towards opposing tight ends. Not only that, but Weeden will be under center for the Browns again as Campbell got hurt last Sunday. The switch greatly benefits Cameron, who obviously has far better chemistry with Weeden than he does with Campbell.
So the matchup is right, the quarterback is right and the pieces seem to be very much in place for Cameron to finally bounce back. Unless you own Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham, get him in your lineup.