Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has surpassed wide receiver Josh Cribbs on the depth chart and the second round supplemental draft pick is now the No. 3 receiver. Receivers Greg Little and Mohamed Massaquoi are presently the starters but the quick ascension of Gordon is notable since Cribbs has been with the team for eight seasons.
Truth be told, Cribbs isn't a natural receiver and supplanting him on the depth chart isn't that big of a deal. What is notable about this is that it fully illustrates how little the Browns have at the position. Giving Gordon the opportunity is a no-brainer because of his ceiling and Cleveland would like to give him as much experience as possible in a short time. The more he plays, the better they can evaluate him and coach him up. Fantasy owners shouldn't consider him a sleeper but if he puts up decent numbers, he could become a waiver wire gem after a game or two. Don't forget about fellow rookie receiver Travis Benjamin since he is now the team's No. 4 receiver.