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Wide Receiver, New England Patriots

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College: Baylor
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 225 DOB: 1991-04-13 Age: 27
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#33 5 4.09

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2012 CLE 16 95 50 805 16.1 5 0 0 - 0 110.5 6.9
2013 CLE 14 159 87 1,646 18.9 9 5 88 17.6 0 227.4 16.2
2014 CLE 5 47 24 303 12.6 0 0 0 - 0 30.3 6.1
2017 CLE 5 43 18 335 18.6 1 0 0 - 0 39.5 7.9
2018 NE 1 3 1 17 17.0 1 0 0 - 0 7.7 7.7
2018 (Projected) NE     52 805 15.5 5 0 0 - 0 110.5  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
It seems like every season there's a guy (maybe it's you!) in your fantasy league who drafts Josh Gordon hoping this will be the year Christmas finally comes and they'll get a gift. By some miracle, this actually happened last year, when Gordon returned after a 2+ year absence to show flashes of brilliance. Everything seemed to finally line up for the ultra-talented, baggage laden star receiver. Coming off a five-game stretch to end the season that saw him average 7.9 points per game and 18.6 yards-per-reception, Gordon seemed poised to lead the new look Browns back to the promised land. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as word came out that Gordon would miss the start of camp for personal health reasons. No one knows exactly what this means, and it seems to change on a daily basis, but it's certainly not good news.

The conundrum with Gordon is that he possesses league winning talent, but you just can't trust him enough to pick him in the upper rounds. I sincerely hope he's back in camp quickly, and if his situation is figured out by the time you draft, go ahead a feel free to invest in him as a WR2. Anything out of the normal with Gordon is going to raise eyebrows, so I don't behoove anyone for being risk averse. But understand this. This guy still has a job because he's an elite talent, and it would be smart to figure out a round you feel comfortable pulling the trigger. Tyrod Taylor is an underrated deep ball thrower and won't do anything to hinder Gordon and before this latest bizarre news I would have been happy to take a risk on his talent, but this recent news is a reminder that Gordon's ceiling is as high as his floor is low, so proceed with caution.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR2 Chris Hogan
WR2WR3 Phillip Dorsett
WR3WR4 Josh Gordon
WR4WR5 Cordarrelle Patterson
WR5WR1 Julian Edelman
WR6WR6 Matt Slater
WR7WR7 Chad Hansen
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Josh Gordon traded to New England
Browns get conditional 5th round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 17, 2:37 pm

New England Patriots
Trade now agreed to: Patriots are sending Cleveland a 5th-round pick and if Josh Gordon isn't active for 10 games, Patriots get back a late-round pick from Browns, sources tell ESPN. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We learned over the weekend that Gordon was going to be released or traded by the Browns. The Pats will get a 2019 7th round pick if Gordon isn't active for 10 games. Gordon's "hamstring injury" is apparently healed enough to play in Week 3. The impact Gordon will have moving forward is debatable. The Pats have been searching since the pre-season for a difference maker that position but it's often difficult for receivers to fully grasp an offense on short notice. Gordon can be viewed as a WR3 once he's able to play a full complement of snaps.

Injury Browns working to trade Josh Gordon
Showed up late for meeting an "not himself"
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 16, 1:10 am

Cleveland Browns
Multiple league sources believe the Browns will trade WR Josh Gordon before they release him by the Monday date they announced they would let him go. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gordon was declared out on Saturday with a hamstring injury, even though he practiced all week. Then it was revealed that Cleveland expects to release Gordon on Monday who is rumored to being having trouble off the field. The Browns will be moving forward with Jarvis Landry Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway as their top three receivers. Gordon may land somewhere else but his fantasy value is in limbo for the time being.

Injury Josh Gordon back with Browns, can't practice
Moved to active/non-football injury list
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 18, 12:15 pm

Cleveland Browns
Josh Gordon returned to the Browns on Saturday with a vow to put his sobriety and mental well-being at the forefront. League spokesman Brian McCarthy told that Gordon's return to the team is "part of the process. (He continues) to make progress. No timetable for the next steps." He'll be moved from the "did not report" list to the active/non-football injury list and will count against the roster. The Browns must clear a spot for him, and he can return to practice as soon as he's medically cleared. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FFToday's Take: The key note here is that Gordon isn't allowed to participate in practice. Gordon is allowed to take part in team meetings and conditioning sessions but can't practice. At some point, we expect Gordon to be cleared to practice but when that will be remains a mystery.

Browns hopeful Gordon will return soon
WR still undergoing counseling in Florida
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 16, 6:20 pm

Cleveland Browns
Josh Gordon is still in Gainesville, Fla., under the care of his NFL-sanctioned medical team, and his future is in its hands. If his doctors believe he's ready to handle the demands of an NFL season and stay clean and sober, they will allow him to come back. Because Gordon didn't fail a test, no suspension is anticipated once he returns. Therefore, he could still be back by the start of the season. But no one knows for sure, not even the Browns. But the Browns still seem optimistic he's returning sometime soon. (Cleveland-Plain Dealer)

FFToday's Take: Owners would be wise to treat him as a high-risk, high-reward WR4, although few leagues will allow him to slip in a draft to the point where his upside meets his risk. All we can hope at the moment is that his life is on the right path and embracing the tools he is being provided with by his medical team to defeat his demons. For now, Jarvis Landry appears to be in line for another high-volume season.

Dez Bryant to Browns?
Embattled WR still drawing Cleveland's interest
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 7, 8:54 am

Cleveland Browns
Dez Bryant hasn't accepted any offers or made any official visits to Cleveland, but he's still on the Browns wish list, according to Ian Rapoport. With Corey Coleman in Buffalo and Josh Gordon yet to report, there's a need for a talented veteran WR alongside Jarvis Landry, who'll mainly operate out of the slot. (NFL on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bryant's fantasy stock wouldn't be solidified too perfectly in Cleveland, but there's some opportunity for high-end WR2 numbers if something comes together. Still -- there are more proven commodities in better spots for his ADP.

Stock rising for Antonio Callaway
Browns WR rising to top of depth chart with Corey Coleman in Buffalo
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 7, 8:48 am

Cleveland Browns
Slot specialist Jarvis Landry may have emerged as Tyrod Taylor's go-to guy in Cleveland, but in the absence of Josh Gordon and recently traded Corey Coleman, WR Antonio Callaway has risen to the top of the depth chart. (PFT)

FFToday's Take: Callaway has looked exactly how he was described by general manager John Dorsey shortly after the Browns selected him early in the fourth round. Off-field issues torpedoed his draft stock, but many scouts believed Callaway could have been the first or second receiver selected in the draft if it were based just on overall talent and ability. He's drawn comparisons to Santonio Holmes and could be a sneaky fantasy pick.

Browns trade WR Corey Coleman to Bills
Making room for Dez Bryant?
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 5, 8:16 pm

Cleveland Browns
Cleveland is trading former first-round pick WR Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills for a draft pick, per source. Coleman was the player the Browns selected after trading the No. 2 overall pick to Philadelphia so the Eagles could draft Carson Wentz. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Browns are expected to get Josh Gordon back in camp sometime soon but you have to wonder if this move doesn't clear a path for the signing of Dez Bryant. The Bills are desperate for offensive playmakers so depending on the compensation returned, this seems like a good gamble on a former first round 2016 pick.

Josh Gordon seeking extra counseling
"Proactive gesture" aimed at avoiding potential rehab setback
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 23, 6:50 pm

Cleveland Browns
Browns’ WR Josh Gordon did not have any slip ups or failed tests, per sources. His leave is a pro-active, defensive gesture to get extra counseling to try to ensure he does not have any of the setbacks that have marked his past. Those who know him say he has “worked his (butt) off.” (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: Considering his past, it's easy to understand why people were quick to expect the worst. Gordon is obviously going to come with some risk in 2018 and for the foreseeable future given his history, but he is an all-world talent capable of being a top-five receiver. It may not happen in Cleveland this year, however, as Tyrod Taylor and rookie Baker Mayfield seem like an unlikely duo to throw 600-plus passes. Nevertheless, Gordon is still very much in the WR2 conversation.

Josh Gordon placed on NFI reserve list
Will not begin camp with team
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jul 23, 10:45 am

Cleveland Browns
On #Browns WR Josh Gordon, GM John Dorsey: “We will continue to support Josh as he receives the care needed to maintain his progress. We are going to respect his privacy while he is away from the team. Josh will be placed on the (NFI) reserve list until he is ready to return.” (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gordon took Twitter to announce he will not open camp with the team as part of his off-field treatment plan but has "every intention of being ready and available to join my teammates soon." For now it sounds like Gordon has not been suspended but there isn't much clarity on the situation. Stay tuned...

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PIT T 21-21 3 1 17 17.0 1 0 0 - 0 7.7

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
13 at LAC L 10-19 11 4 85 21.3 0 0 0 - 0 8.5
14 GB L 21-27 6 3 69 23.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.9
15 BAL L 10-27 11 5 47 9.4 0 0 0 - 0 4.7
16 at CHI L 3-20 8 2 19 9.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
17 at PIT L 24-28 7 4 115 28.8 0 0 0 - 0 11.5

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