Fiedorowicz has impressed Houston tight ends coach John Perry, who told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, "He's a little underrated as a pass-catcher just because maybe all the stats aren't there. One of the things I always point out he very rarely doesn't catch the ball. He's got a great catch radius. He's an effective guy that way." While Fiedorowicz improved from four catches (seven targets) in his rookie season to catching 17 of his 24 targets in 2015, it's hard to envision him gaining a bigger receiving role going forward, particularly with the offseason makeover the Texans' offense underwent. Ryan Griffin, who was limited to nine games last season, is the leading threat as a receiver from the position. If Griffin's healthy, Fiedorowicz's targets will likely decrease in 2016.
Fiedorowicz caught two of three targets for 14 yards in Houston's 30-6 win over Jacksonville in Week 17. The two catches matched Fiedorowicz's production in the previous four games. He finishes the regular season with 17 catches on 24 targets for 167 yards and a touchdown in 16 games. He's still very much the blocking tight end.
Fiedorowicz was targeted twice but did not have a catch in Sunday's 44-26 loss to the Dolphins. He bobbled one of his targets, leading to Miami's Reshad Jones grabbing the loose ball and returning it 23 yards for a touchdown. Fiedorowicz has not been used much as a receiver and while Sunday's miscue was not the reason Houston got beat, it certainly doesn't instill confidence.
Fiedorowicz caught one of his two targets for eight yards in the Texans' 31-20 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has talked about getting his tight ends more involved in the offense, but it never plays out on Sundays. Fiedorowicz has a catch in five of six games played, but a mere seven catches for 74 yards for the season.
Fiedorowicz (neck) is active Sunday against the Jaguars. Fiedorowicz has caught six passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in his four games this season. Although he hasn't been heavily used as a receiver this year, he'll be on the field Sunday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||Kansas City Chiefs||5||5.67|
|3||09/23||@New England Patriots||6||6.00|
|12||11/27||San Diego Chargers||22||8.00|
|13||12/04||@Green Bay Packers||21||7.78|
|3 Year Avg||16||10||98||1||4||9.80||15|