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Joel Dreessen

31-Year-Old Tight End – Free Agent

2013 Receiving Stats

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7

Yds

47

TD

1

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6.7

Tar

9

2014 Receiving Projections

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After catching 41 passes and five TDs in 2012, Dreesen was limited to seven catches for 47 yards with a touchdown in 13 games last season. In the meantime, fellow TE Julius Thomas emerged as a key wea...

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 7/26/1982  College: Colorado State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Broncos in July of 2014.

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Dreessen (knee) was designated by the Broncos as released/failed physical on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

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Joel Dreessen NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 24 13 4 55 2 6 13.8 9.2 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 25 16 11 77 0 20 7.0 3.9 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 26 16 26 320 1 40 12.3 8.0 6 0 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 27 Hou 16 36 518 4 55 14.4 9.4 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 28 Hou 16 28 353 6 39 12.6 9.1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 Den 16 41 356 5 58 8.7 6.1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 Den 13 7 47 1 9 6.7 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Joel Dreessen Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 24 13 1.3 1.7 1.5 0 4 2 - - 0 0 0 - -
2008 25 16 0.5 1.2 0.8 1 5 5 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 26 16 2.4 4.0 3.2 2 20 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 27 Hou 16 4.7 7.0 5.9 2 32 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 28 Hou 16 4.5 6.2 5.3 2 22 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 Den 16 4.1 6.7 5.4 3 22 14 6 4 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 Den 13 0.8 1.4 1.1 1 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Joel Dreessen – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

134

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Joel Dreessen was on the field for 134 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

201

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Joel Dreessen was on the field for 201 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 867 160
2013 134 201

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Joel Dreessen 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Joel Dreessen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dreessen is slated to undergo surgery on his left knee next week, the Denver Post reports.

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Dreessen (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

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Dreessen (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Dreessen was listed as probable for the game, so it's unclear if he had a setback in warmups or is a healthy scratch. In any case, Julius Thomas, Jacob Tamme and Virgil Green are in line to handle the Broncos' TE duties on Sunday.
Dreessen (knee) caught three passes on three targets for 26 yards Sunday against the Raiders.

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Dreessen (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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Dreessen (knee) had one catch on two targets for eight yards Sunday against the Titans.

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Dreesen saw just one target in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

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Dreessen (left knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

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Dreessen (left knee) practiced fully both Thursday and Friday.

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Dreessen (left knee) was held out of practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

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Dreessen (knee) practiced fully Friday.

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Dreessen (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Dreessen and Jacob Tamme will battle for targets again in 2013, capping the upside of both tight ends. Tamme finished with more targets, receptions and yards last season but it was Dreessen who scored five touchdowns to Tamme's two. Unfortunately, both of their fantasy values could dip a little this year thanks to the receiving addition of Wes Welker from New England.

2012

Dreessen signed with the Broncos, where he’ll be another receiving option for Peyton Manning. Manning has a history of heavily relying on his tight ends, but Dreessen has competition for targets from Jacob Tamme, Manning’s former Indianapolis teammate whom the Broncos also signed. Dreessen is used to a crowded tight-end situation, though, as he shared targets with Owen Daniels and James Casey in Houston last season but still carved out six touchdowns on just eight red-zone targets. Dreessen and Tamme share a similar history – both are career backups who excelled in the lead role when starters were injured. If one tight end separates himself, he could have significant fantasy value with Mannning at quarterback. Otherwise, they might cancel each other out in the sharing role.

2011

At 6-4, 260, Dreessen is a solid run-blocking tight end, but for the second year in a row he got the chance to showcase his receiving skills when Owen Daniels suffered an injury. Dreessen improved his 26 receptions from 2009 to a career-high 36 last season, 19 of which came in the five midseason games Daniels missed with a bad hamstring. Dreessen also posted a healthy 14.4-yard receving average, and if Daniels goes down again, Dreessen has proven himself a suitable backup.

2010

The seldom-used Dreessen caught a career-high 26 balls in 2009 - 21 of them after Owen Daniels was lost for the season because of a knee injury. Primarily known for his skills as a blocker, Dreessen showed he can be an effective option in the passing game (16 catches in final four games, all Texans wins). Much of his fantasy value is tied up in Daniels' health, but Dreessen did show enough to be a capable backup should Daniels not be fully healthy. Dreessen underwent offseason shoulder and ankle surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp.

2009

Dreesen will be used primarily as a blocking tight end, though he caught a career-high 11 passes last season. The Texans went heavy in the draft at tight end, grabbing Anthony Hill and James Casey, so playing time will be tight.

2008

Dreesen will be Houston's third-string tight end, with few targets over the course of the year.

2007

Dreessen made the Texans' roster as a fourth tight end, then was released in Sept. 2007.