Jordan Cameron's Fantasy Trade Value, Updated Outlook After Week 3

Steven Cook@@stevencookinFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 22, 2013

Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (84) celebrates his touchdown during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
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Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron went from fantasy sleeper to emerging star in Sunday's thrilling win over the Minnesota Vikings with three touchdowns and 66 receiving yards on six catches.

Cameron hauled in two of his scoring grabs in the first half, sparked by a revamped offensive attack with new starting quarterback Brian Hoyer. Hoyer torched the Vikings' secondary for 321 yards, but two of his three scores went Cameron's way (his third was from punter Spencer Lanning). 

The only thing Cameron didn't dominate in the passing game was yardage—receiver Josh Gordon led the team by far with 146 yards and 10 catches—but he was good for third on the team. 

The former college basketball player out of USC made shock waves in fantasy football through two weeks with 201 yards and a touchdown, but his three scores on Sunday put him over the top. 

Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (84) makes a catch against Miami Dolphins inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (59) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Field. The Dolphins won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwa
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There are very few tight ends in fantasy football right now who you should start over Cameron. Even though Cleveland's offense is far from spectacular, Cameron will continue putting up points with the way he acts as a security blanket for Browns QBs, who need all the help they can get without a viable running game right now.  

It'd be a nice time to sell high on Cameron, especially after an incredible statistical performance, if you already have a starter you're comfortable with—a la Vernon Davis or Jimmy Graham

But unless you own one of those elite guys at the position, Cameron should be getting the nod as a starter until he proves otherwise.