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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

Texans hold off Broncos, Manning

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday, throwing four touchdown passes to lead the Texans to a 31-25 victory over the Broncos.

Broncos' changes up front paying dividends vs. the run

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Despite the loss of DT Ty Warren, the Broncos' run defense has been superb through two games.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Chiefs and Raiders are off to woeful starts, and the Chargers are 2-0 for the first time since 2006.

Falcons hold on, defeat sloppy Broncos

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw two TDs, and Atlanta capitalized on some early Peyton Manning mistakes in a 27-21 win vs. Denver Monday night.

Broncos WR Decker benefiting from time with Manning

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Broncos WR Eric Decker spoke with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about what he has learned from working with QB Peyton Manning.

Key matchup: Falcons wide receivers vs. Broncos cornerbacks

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we take a look at a tough test awaiting Denver’s secondary on Monday night in Atlanta.

Flacco wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Ravens QB Joe Flacco, Broncos CB Tracy Porter and Jets PR-WR Jeremy Kerley were named the AFC Players of the Week for Week One.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers and the Chargers get off on the right foot with a win over the Raiders. We take a spin around the AFC West after Week One.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, Tracy Porter and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Report: Broncos agree with C Koppen

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
The Broncos have agreed with former Patriots C Dan Koppen on a one-year contract, ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reported Monday.

Broncos DT Warren tears triceps again

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Broncos starting DT Ty Warren re-tore his triceps in Sunday night’s win over the Steelers. He missed all of the 2011 season with a triceps injury.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Manning leads Broncos to win in his return

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:56 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning overcame Pittsburgh's 10-minute advantage in time of possession and helped the Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut.

Broncos release QB Hanie

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Broncos released QB Caleb Hanie, the club announced Saturday. 

Key matchup: Steelers CB Ike Taylor vs. Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
In Saturday's key matchup, we revisit a one-on-one battle that played a key role in Denver beating Pittsburgh in last season's wild-card round.

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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