Jordan deserves some consideration as a late-round Fantasy sleeper. The tight end was barely a blip on the Fantasy radar as a rookie, but he did manage at least 9.0 PPR points in half of his four games with Davis Mills toward the end of the year. That hints at something that can be built upon. Chances are you won't draft Jordan unless you're in a TE-premium league and in Round 13-plus, but he's worth keeping in mind in case you need a tight end during the season.
Jordan was not targeted over 27 snaps in Week 18's 28-25 loss to Tennessee. Jordan had experienced an increase in chances over the second half of the season, but the momentum stalled over the final two weeks. He averaged four targets and scored three touchdowns over seven games between Week 8 and 16 but had just one target after that. He finished the season with 20 catches on 28 targets for 178 yards and three touchdowns over nine contests. Known more for his contributions as a receiver, Jordan took over that role from Jordan Akins, who missed Week 18 due to illness and was a healthy scratch three times following Houston's Week 10 bye. Jordan is in position to be the Texans' eading pass-catching tight end in 2022, but the team needs to add a traditional blocker at the position.
Jordan caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the 49ers. Jordan entered the game with a combined eight catches, 11 targets and one touchdown over the previous two games, but Houston's tight ends were marginalized Sunday. The position group accounted for just two of quarterback Davis Mills' 30 targets. Jordan has been the most prolific tight end since the Texans started playing him regularly and should be the only one considered for those looking at a cheap option at the position. The rookie has three receiving touchdowns, second on the team behind Brandin Cooks (six).
Jordan caught four of four targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 41-29 win over the Chargers. Jordan, who was active but did not play in Week 15, returned to a prominent role. Apparently, a hand injury was the reason for last week's lack of involvement. The rookie finished second on the team in receiving yards and has eight touches on 11 targets over the last two games in which he's gotten onto the field. Overall, Jordan's caught 19 of 27 targets for 169 yards (8.7 YPG) with three touchdowns over seven games.
Jordan was active but did not play in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Jaguars. Jordan was bedeviled by a hand injury all week leading up to the game, logging only limited practices. Jordan Akins took over as the top receiving tight end Sunday, catching two of three targets. If Jordan's healthy, he's the most interesting option among Houston's tight ends, and he leads the position group with three touchdowns in 2021.
Jordan (hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. After logging limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, the tight end -- who caught four of seven targets for 26 yards and a TD in a Week 14 loss to Seattle -- didn't practice Friday, so those inclined to roll the dice on Jordan in deeper fantasy formats will want to verify his status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. If he's out or limited this weekend, added looks would be available for the likes of Pharaoh Brown, Jordan Akins, and Antony Auclair.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/02||Los Angeles Chargers||31||10.35|
|7||10/23||@Las Vegas Raiders||30||9.89|
|10||11/13||@New York Giants||11||5.88|
|15||12/18||Kansas City Chiefs||10||5.80|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||28||20||178||3||10||8.90||35|