25-Year-Old Defensive End – New Orleans Saints
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Jordan showed significant improvement in both of the last two years, raising his sack total from one in 2011 to eight in 2012 and then to 12.5 last season. At 6-4, 287-pounds, Jordan is one of the lea...
Cameron Jordan Contract Information:
The Saints exercised a fifth-year team option of Jordan in April of 2014, keeping him under contract through the 2015 season.
Jordan had six tackles (one solo), a sack, and an interception in Sunday's win against the Steelers.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After a quiet performance against Seattle in Week 13, Jordan returned to the sack column, turning double duty against Cam Newton. Although he doesn't make huge waves in the tackle department -- only 38 such stops on the season -- his 11.5 sacks are good for fourth in the NFL, making him a near must-start at defensive end in most IDP leagues.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jordan exploited the Falcons' patchwork offensive line for his best game of the season. While he is unlikely to post such relatively high tackle totals most weeks, he continues to be a dominant force rushing the passer, as evidenced by his 9.5 sacks this season, tied for fifth-most in the NFL. While next week's opponent, Seattle, presents a run-based attack, its offense ranks in the bottom half of the league in sacks allowed, meaning Jordan could again be in for a big day. However, the Seahawks, who were finally healthy last week after suffering through numerous injuries on the offensive line all season, allowed only one sack in Week 11 against the Vikings.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
It will be interesting to see whether New Orleans' switch to the 3-4 harms Jordan's productivity, but given his game was always more about strength and anchoring ability than it was athleticism, he should hold up fine on the interior. Jordan excels as a lane-clogging end thanks to his motor and power, and he took a big step forward last year by more than doubling his tackle total from 31 to 67 and upping his sack count from one to eight. The 2011 first-round pick should keep his stock at the same level in 2013, but is more of a floor pick than a ceiling one – he posted five tackles or a sack in 11 of 16 games last year, though he only had one multi-sack game.
After being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Jordan's first season in New Orleans hardly went as expected, as he managed only one sack and 18 tackles despite appearing in every game last year. This year, Jordan will enter as an unquestioned starter along the defensive line and should improve on last year's numbers but he will have a lot to prove to show he was worthy of a first round pick a year ago.
While Jordan isn’t guaranteed to start in New Orleans, it will be a surprise if he doesn't earn a starting spot within the first month of the season or so. The Saints' 2011 first-round draft pick, Jordan is a strong, high-motor talent who projects best on the strong side, where he should get plenty of opportunities to make plays against the run. Capable of lining up inside or out, it wouldn’t be shocking if Jordan plays as many snaps as anyone on the Saints defensive line this season.