Josh Gordon, WR, Browns: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Josh Gordon, WR, Browns

Position ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR CLE Active 3 years 24 6'3 225 @JOSH_GORDONXII

There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:

2014 Outlook: Do Not Draft

One of the frontrunners for the knucklehead of the year award, Gordon is likely facing a full year suspension after testing positive for marijuana this offseason as well as a DWI arrest. As a stage three offender, it is widely assumed that Gordon will be sidelined for the entire 2014 season, but his suspension hearing is set for late July. The supplemental pick from Baylor had a season for the ages in 2013 as he finished the No. 1 fantasy receiver despite missing the first two games of the year on suspension (sense a pattern here?). Over just 14 games, he amassed a league-high 1,646 yards on 87 catches and nine touchdowns (nearly doubling his rookie year production when he had 50 catches for 805 yards and five touchdowns over a full 16 game season). He's one of the true game-breakers at his position as evidenced by his career 17.9 yards per catch average. Occupying the "X" receiver role in first-year OC Kyle Shanahan's offense would have paid major dividends for Gordon as his dynasty league owners are left to think what could have been. Shanny was Houston's OC for two seasons (2008-2009) when Andre Johnson averaged 108 catches for 1,572 yards with 8.5 touchdowns. Last season in Washington, Shanahan's offense helped Pierre Garçon lead the NFL in both catches (113) and targets (184). Gordon's fantasy value will be officially nil once it becomes official he is out for the year.

Editor's note: We're working under the assumption Gordon doesn't play at all this year.

Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Rob Warner

Latest Update

Jul-04-15 Report: Browns taking 'wait-and-see approach' with embattled WR Josh Gordon

The Browns are not counting on troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to be a contributor after facing yet another season-long suspension. However, they are not ready to just cut ties with the talented wideout. They will reportedly take "a wait-and-see approach" with Gordon. After Gordon returned from his 10-game suspension last season out of shape and didn't know the playbook, the Browns' coaches are reportedly all but done with him. Nonetheless, he could still hold some trade value once he is reinstated.

Fantasy Analysis:

I have washed my hands of Gordon at this point. Last season I had no interest in picking him up off waivers, so I certainly don't want him now. The bottom line is he can't be trusted. Of course he has value as late-round pick when he returns but nothing more. His days as a WR1 are behind him. Those days ended quite abruptly.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/4 - Report: Browns taking 'wait-and-see approach' with embattled WR Josh Gordon
6/25 - Browns aren't necessarily done with WR Josh Gordon just yet
6/8 - Browns WR Josh Gordon fully intends to continue his NFL career once eligible for reinstatement
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