Browns WR Josh Gordon unlikely to be cut


Browns WR Josh Gordon unlikely to be cut

Browns HC Mike Pettine says that the Browns do not plan to cut Gordon after his failed drug test and arrest this offseason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We're expecting him to report Friday and be on the field," Pettine said. Gordon faces a potential year-long suspension from the NFL for his violation of the league's substance abuse policy. He was the top fantasy WR in 2013, taking 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Fantasy Analysis:

While this is encouraging news for Gordon's future with the Browns, it doesn't change the fact that he'll likely be suspended by the NFL for most, if not all, of the 2014 season. Gordon's difficulties with substance abuse have plagued him since his college days, and until that changes, he can't be relied upon as a football player or a fantasy option. WRs Miles Austin @MilesAustinIII, Andrew Hawkins @YoungBabyHawk and Nate Burleson @Nate13Burleson will seek to fill the void left in Gordon's likely absence. But without Gordon on the field, the Browns passing game looks largely devoid of fantasy value.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

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