Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron enjoyed a breakout fantasy football season last year even though the team suffered through a dealing with quarterback carousel. Luckily, the quarterback position looks to be a little more stable heading into the 2014 NFL season.
Brian Hoyer showed some promise to be a leader for the team in his short stint as the starter last season. The team selected Johnny Manziel in the first round of the draft, and despite all the media hype for him to play, Manziel should back up Hoyer. If Manziel does come in at some point during the season. He should gravitate towards using the big tight end as a security blanket. Having a good quarterback situation will certainly benefit Cameron’s fantasy value.
Josh Gordon‘s suspension has both positive and negative effects on how Cameron’s season should pan out. Cameron is truly the only viable pass catching threat on the entire team. With Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, and Andrew Hawkins as the other receiving options, the tight end should remain the quarterback’s favorite target throughout the season. Looking at it from the opposite perspective, defenses will likely want to focus on covering Cameron.
Fantasy football owners should be looking at Cameron as an easy choice to be a top-10 fantasy tight end and possibly in the top-five. There is no doubt that he will be locked in as a TE-1. He is one of those tight ends that have the size and the speed that are very difficult for smaller defensive backs to cover.