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C.J. Fiedorowicz | Tight End

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Iowa
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Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz secured 3-of-3 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 4 loss to Atlanta.
The second-year tight end out of Iowa also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Tight ends have not been a consistent part of Bill O'Brien's passing game since O'Brien arrived in Houston. Fiedorowicz shares time with Garrett Graham, who finished Sunday's loss with one catch for six yards. Oct 4 - 5:35 PM

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Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz was held catch-less in Sunday night's third preseason game.

Although Fiedorowicz stayed quiet in the passing game, it's noteworthy that he started and was a clear member of Houston's first-team offense. Fiedorowicz was an early third-round pick in the 2014 draft. The Texans need a complementary pass catcher to step up beyond DeAndre Hopkins. Fiedorowicz stayed on with the Ryan Mallett group and saw an end-zone target, but Mallett's throw was too far wide. Through three preseason contests, Fiedorowicz has two catches for 12 yards.
Aug 30 - 7:07 PM

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (knee) is practicing without restrictions at OTAs.

Fiedorowicz has fully recovered from his January knee scope. He'll return as the blocking complement to move TE Garrett Graham. Fiedorowicz had just seven targets as a rookie.
Jun 3 - 4:44 PM

C.J. Fiedorowicz wasn't targeted in the Texans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

The 65th overall pick in May's draft, Fiedorowicz's season can be chalked up as a disappointment, though tight ends take longer to develop than other positions. He played about 500 snaps, but caught just four passes for 28 yards and one touchdown. Fiedorowicz drew some loose Rob Gronkowski comparisons coming out of Iowa and into coach Bill O'Brien's offense, but he'll have to show a lot more. Fiedorowicz is still a guy to monitor in deeper Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Texans rookie TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Fiedorowicz is on track to return after missing last week. The Texans should have all three of their tight ends healthy against the Giants.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Texans rookie TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot) has been ruled out for Week 2.

Expect to see Garrett Graham in the "move" tight end role against the Raiders, while Ryan Griffin plays the low-volume "in-line" tight end position.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 03:25:00 PM

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz is "day to day" with a foot injury.

Fiedorowicz sat out Wednesday and Thursday's practices. He's not looking like a particularly great bet for Week 2, which means Ryan Griffin would back up Garrett Graham, who is returning from a back injury.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 05:25:00 PM

C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Fiedorowicz was an every-down player in his NFL debut last week, but was held without any catches. Garrett Graham (back) resumed practicing Wednesday and could return in Week 2.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 05:34:00 PM

C.J. Fiedorowicz had no catches on one target in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Redskins.

With Garrett Graham (back) sidelined, Fiedorowicz started. But he was mostly an in-line blocker, leaving Ryan Griffin to do the "move" things.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Texans rookie TE C.J. Fiedorowicz would start against the Redskins if Garrett Graham (back) is unable to play.

Fiedorowicz would have likely started as the in-line tight end regardless of Graham's status, but Graham's injury could open up more passing-game opportunities for the rookie tight end. Ryan Griffin will also see more snaps if Graham is unable to go. Graham is a game-time decision.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 09:37:00 AM

C.J. Fiedorowicz caught two passes for 13 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

Fiedorowicz started and caught both of his passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick, confirming he's ahead of Ryan Griffin for the in-line tight end job. Garrett Graham will be the "move" option. Through three preseason games, Fiedorowicz has three grabs for 27 yards and no touchdowns. He projects as a better real-life contributor than fantasy asset in Year 1 thanks to his blocking ability.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:11:00 AM

ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli observes third-round TE C.J. Fiedorowicz "can do everything."

"Zero problems catching the ball," Ganguli added. The Texans and Broncos are holding joint practices this week, and Fiedorowicz continues to line up as the starting in-line tight end while getting red-zone work. He's an NFL-ready blocker and drew loose Rob Gronkowski comps coming out of Iowa. Coach Bill O'Brien plans to feature his tight ends. Fiedorowicz might be a waiver-wire favorite at some point. He's not yet worth drafting in standard-sized leagues.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 01:32:00 PM

CSN Houston reports third-round TE C.J. Fiedorowicz is ahead of Ryan Griffin as the in-line tight end opposite "move" TE Garrett Graham.

Coach Bill O'Brien is likely to make one-back and two-tight end sets his base offensive package, with Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins out wide. Graham will play the Aaron Hernandez role, while Fiedorowicz and Griffin compete for the Rob Gronkowski in-line spot. Fiedorowicz has the edge as a player hand-picked by O'Brien. Tight ends see plenty of targets in O'Brien's offenses.
Source: CSN Houston
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien is referring to third-round pick C.J. Fiedorowicz as a "Y" tight end, or in-line player.

It's the position manned by Rob Gronkowski in O'Brien's Patriots offenses. It's also worth noting Greg Cosell drew a poor man's Gronk comparison after watching Fiedorowicz's game tape. Whereas in other offenses "in-line" tight ends focus on blocking and are lightly used in the passing game, O'Brien has been aggressive feeding his in-line tight ends targets. Fiedorowicz's primary competition for starting snaps will be sophomore Ryan Griffin. Garrett Graham will play the "F" or "move" tight end role in O'Brien's attack.
Tue, May 27, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Texans signed third-round TE C.J. Fiedorowicz to a four-year, $3.95 million contract that includes a $703,304 signing bonus.

Fiedorowicz was primarily used as an in-line blocker in college but has the athleticism and ball skills to be much more in the NFL. Fiedorowicz will start off behind Ryan Griffin and Garrett Graham on Houston's TE depth chart but could carve out a sizable role in coach Bill O'Brien's tight-end heavy offense.
Thu, May 22, 2014 09:16:00 PM

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