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Joel Dreessen

Joel Dreessen - #81 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 07/26/1982
Birthplace Ida Grove, IA
College Colorado State
Years played 8
Drafted 2005, 6th round, 24th pick by Jets

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
41 356 5

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos dominate, Raiders rising

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The rest of the division should be worried after watching the Broncos dominate on Sunday night, routing the Saints 34-14.

Change, desperation in air for three teams

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Eagles, Jets and Chargers might have reached the point of no return; examining the Cowboys' losing culture; and more from Week Eight.

Could management path be in store for Manning?

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
How hard would it be to imagine Peyton Manning as an NFL owner? The way we hear it, not too hard at all.

Manning leads Broncos past Saints

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning passed for 305 yards and three scores to lead the Broncos to a 34-14 victory over the Saints.

Expect more from Broncos RB Hillman down the stretch

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Broncos hope the bye week came at a good time for rookie RB Ronnie Hillman, who is expected to continue getting more snaps going forward.

AFC West Spin cycle: Raiders regress and still win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
With the rest of the division's teams on bye, the Raiders represented the AFC West with an ugly win over the shorthanded Jaguars.

Report: NFL investigating Chargers for using stickum

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
NFL security is investigating the Chargers for allegedly using a banned, “stickum” type substance, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

Broncos favor Brooking in middle over Mays

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Broncos MLB Joe Mays appears to have been demoted from his starting spot in favor of Keith Brooking, though it may be a fluid situation.

Thursday's 60-second rant: A tale of three MVP-caliber QBs

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the winning trifecta in Week Six courtesy of Aaron Rodgers and the Manning brothers.

AFC West Spin cycle: Manning's miracle on Monday night

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Analyzing the fallout of Monday night's stunning Broncos comeback and the rest of the AFC West action in Week Six.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Change coming in San Diego

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
On Monday night we saw vintage Peyton Manning and the fate of Norv Turner and A.J. Smith in San Diego sealed.

Manning's three TD passes spur Broncos' comeback

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 12:22 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw three TD passes in the second half as the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to stun the Chargers 35-24.

Friday's key matchup: Chargers RB Ryan Mathews vs. Broncos defense

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The spotlight will be on the quarterbacks on Monday night, but Chargers RB Ryan Mathews could be the difference. 

Chargers lift blackout for Monday night

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Chargers sold enough tickets to life the local television blackout for Monday night’s game against the Broncos.

Broncos' back seven misses Williams, Carter

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Some of the Broncos' issues on defense can be attributed to not having LB D.J. Williams and S Quinton Carter.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 23, 2012
The Denver Broncos keep adding offensive personnel for Peyton Manning as they agreed to terms with Dreessen.||||||| The former Colorado State University standout has hauled in 110 passes for 1,364 yards and 13 TDs in six seasons with the New York Jets and Houston Texans. Last season, Dreessen caught 28 passes for 353 yards and six scores for the Texans. Dreessen was a sixth-round pick of the Jets in 2005 after a stellar career at CSU in which he was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection.
Posted Oct. 10, 2011
Dreessen had 112 yards receiving in a loss to the Raiders on Sunday.||||||| Dreessen was the beneficiary when the Texans had to air things out in the second half and with Andre Johnson out. He had 44 yards receiving in the first four games. Johnson likely will miss one more game, boosting Dreessen's value.
Posted Oct. 04, 2010
Dreessen had five catches for 73 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win at Oakland.||||||| Dreessen was a primary target with Andre Johnson out. Fantasy owners should determine if Johnson is healthy to figure out whether to start Dreessen.
Posted Sept. 25, 2007
Dreesen was signed by the Texans on Tuesday.||||||| Dreessen made the Texans' opening day roster, but was released when Houston signed Cedric Killings on Sept. 14. Dreessen is in his first year as a Texan after spending the 2005 season with the New York Jets.

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