2014 Fantasy Football: TE Jordan Cameron’s Value Rises With QB Brian Hoyer Starting
Even though Cameron seemed to peak in the middle of the season, he still finished the 2013 season tied with Jason Witten as the fifth-highest scoring tight end in standard scoring leagues. Cameron had an impressive year with 80 receptions, 917 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, but fantasy football owners are wondering how much more the 26-year old tight end could have produced with Hoyer as the quarterback.
When Hoyer had his first chance to start, he totaled an insane 54 passing attempts. Receiver Josh Gordon was the main beneficiary with 19 targets and 146 receiving yards, but Cameron finished the day with 11 targets, six receptions, 66 receiving and three touchdown receptions. Things pretty much stayed the same the following week, as Cameron finished Week 4 with 12 targets, 10 receptions, 91 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Some of Cameron’s success will be connected to the presence of Gordon. Cameron is one of the biggest targets on the field, but he will face a lot of coverage if Gordon is not around to distract the defense. If Gordon can see the field in 2014, the Browns will have a very well-rounded offensive attack with Gordon, Cameron, Miles Austin and a much more talented rushing attack in Ben Tate and Terrance West.
In the brief history that Hoyer and Cameron share, it is obvious the quarterback has a certain chemistry and trust in his tight end. Cameron is still in his prime, and he should be able to post even better numbers in 2014.
Even if most fantasy football players don’t make the connection between Cameron and Hoyer, make sure you do.