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12 Josh Gordon WR
Height/Weight: 6-3/225 | Birthdate: 4/13/1991 | Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA | Team: Cleveland | College: Baylor | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/72 | Average Draft Position: 131.56
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Hard to pin Josh Gordon's struggles on him


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon hasn't been nearly the dynamic playmaker we expected since his return from suspension, as he put together yet another subpar performance in Week 16 against the Panthers.

Gordon had four receptions on seven targets to finish second on the team with 45 yards, but continues to disappoint Fantasy owners. Gordon, who was arguably the top receiver in the league a year ago, has just one 100-yard effort in five games, and has yet to find the end zone. Of course, it's not all Gordon's fault, as the Browns' quarterbacks have thrown just one touchdown in that time, compared to 10 interceptions.

Gordon made the most out of a bad quarterback situation last season too, but at some point, it is just too much to overcome. The Browns' quarterbacks have just 12 touchdowns to 15 interceptions on the season, production they almost have to improve on next season.

Gordon's upside remains tremendous, but it's awfully tough to rely on him heading into Week 17 against the Ravens. Owners in long-term Dynasty and keeper leagues shouldn't let five bad games with zero help from the quarterbacks dictate how they view him, however. 


Gordon leads small group of Browns contributors Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Rather than play a standout role, Browns wideout Josh Gordon merely led a small group of minor contributors to a Sunday loss against the host Panthers.

Gordon finished with four catches for 45 yards. Also chipping in were tight end Jim Dray and wideout Taylor Gabriel, both of whom caught just one short pass.


Is Josh Gordon still worth starting?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2014) If you caught any of the Browns' game Week 15 against Cincinnati, chances are the Bengals had the ball. After all, they had it for nearly twice as long as the Browns did, running 71 plays to their 38.

Of course, we all know the reason why. Quarterback Johnny Manziel was making his first NFL start. It resulted in zero points for the Browns and all of five first downs.

The good news for wide receiver Josh Gordon is he was responsible for more than half of Manziel's passing yards. The bad news is Manziel had only 80 passing yards. A three-catch, 48-yard performance isn't what you expect from a stud wide receiver and may well be why you were eliminated from your league's playoffs this weekend.

Worse yet is that it came on the heels of a two-catch, 15-yard performance for Gordon. Of course, this one wasn't his fault, but that's not entirely relevant, is it? If Manziel remains under center for the Browns, Gordon will have to take whatever he gives him.

It's risky, sticking with Gordon in Fantasy. If any Browns player is worth giving the benefit of the doubt, it's him. He's just that special. But with Manziel throwing him the ball, it may not matter. After the performance the rookie just had, you're going on blind faith Week 16 at Carolina, which is reason to ask yourself if the best wide receiver on your bench is as likely to lose it for you as Gordon.


Browns WR Gordon OK in miserable team performance


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Wide receiver Josh Gordon was the offensive player of the game for the Browns on Sunday against Cincinnati - but that's not saying anything.

Gordon caught three passes for 48 yards and the only two decent downfield throws by rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel all afternoon.


Browns WR Gordon upset with benchings on third downs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Browns struggling wide receiver Josh Gordon admitted Thursday that he was irked about not being on field for some third down plays in the Week 14 loss to Indianapolis, particularly when they were not converted, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Gordon caught just two passes for 15 yards in the defeat and has been criticized for not completing routes and for what is perceived by some as a poor work ethic.


Not all bad for Josh Gordon


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2014) Josh Gordon's third game back from suspension Week 14 against Indianapolis didn't live up to the first two. Not only did he catch just two passes for 15 yards, but he also saw his playing time reduced -- and by design, apparently.

But what gets overlooked in the disappointment is just how close Gordon came to having a monster game. There was the overthrow on what could have been an 80-plus yard touchdown early in the second half and the decision to pull up early only to turn on the jets again on a 50-yard pass that would have put the Browns in position for a game-winning field goal with about 20 seconds to go if it hadn't slipped through his fingertips. If he converts on either of those long catches, we're not talking about him now, and if he converts on both, we're lauding every Fantasy owner who had the foresight to stash him away for 11 weeks.

And for all the talk of reduced playing time and poor conditioning, the fact Gordon had a chance to put the Browns in position for the game-winning field goal tells us a couple things: He was involved in the game plan right up until the very end, and his indecision and rust were the only things preventing him from turning in a big play at that critical moment.

It may not all be smooth sailing for Gordon, but I'm sticking with the player who led the NFL in receiving last year despite having no better quarterback to work with than ... well, than Hoyer.

For other major takeaways from Week 14, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


Browns WR Josh Gordon a mess against Colts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Browns ballyhooed wideout Josh Gordon had a disastrous game Sunday against Indianapolis. He was again out-of-sync with quarterback Brian Hoyer and finished with only two catches for 15 yards.

Surprisingly, Gordon was often removed from the game on third downs. He tied for the team lead in targets with seven, but will have to wait until Week 15 against Cincinnati to bounce back.


Browns WR Josh Gordon on his routes: 'I've got a long way to go'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon told reporters Thursday he's still shaking off his rust from his 10-game suspension, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Gordon revealed that three of Brian Hoyer's five interceptions over the previous two games came from Gordon running the wrong routes.

In the Buffalo game, Hoyer was picked off because his pass intended for Gordon was underthrown. Gordon told reporters he "was supposed to make an in-cut," but instead ran a different route. As a result, Hoyer's poor performance led to coach Mike Pettine temporarily benching him in favor of Johnny Manziel.

Despite his route-running issues, Gordon has 15 catches for 195 yards and no touchdowns through his first two games back from suspension.

"I know in my mind I'm not where I want to be, because I'd like for it to be just second nature and for me to not have to think about it," Gordon said. "(Before) I'd hear half the play in the huddle and still know what to do. But it's not like that right now so I have to compensate and study a little more than everybody else. I'm playing catch-up. I've got a long way to go to be where I want to be."


Josh Gordon should be fine with any quarterback


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2014) Between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon certainly wasn't hurting for targets Week 13 at Buffalo, leading the team with 13. His seven catches for 75 yards left something to be desired after he had eight for 120 in his return from a suspension in Week 12, but if that's the downside for him, you shouldn't have any reservations about starting him going forward.

I wouldn't worry about him even if Manziel takes over permanently for the Browns. Some quarterbacks make the wide receiver. Some wide receivers make the quarterback. Considering some of the players he had throwing him the ball last year, Gordon falls into that latter category, which actually gives me some fleeting interest in Manziel himself.

For more of my major takeaways from Week 13, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


Browns WR Gordon fades after intermission in Week 13


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon had a bittersweet afternoon Sunday against the Bills. He caught seven passes for 75 yards, but was out of sync with quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Gordon made the ultimate error when he failed to cut in on a pass in the second quarter that resulted in an interception. He struggled to make an impact in a terrible second half after catching six pases for 57 yards before intermission. He was targeted 13 times, giving him 30 in two games since his return from a suspension.

He will try to remain a force throughout when Indianapolis arrives next Sunday for a game the Browns need to win to remain solidly in the playoff race.


Browns WR Gordon feels alienated by some in organization


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Browns All-Pro wideout Josh Gordon told friend and fellow receiver Nate Burleson in an interview for NFL Network that he has felt alienated by some in the organization since being suspended for 10 games for violating the league's drug policy.

Gordon returned to action in Week 12 to catch eight passes for 120 yards and key a critical victory in Atlanta.

"The lowest point of all this I think was the disassociation from a lot of friends you thought were close or you thought were kind of cool with really not checking on you anymore, [not] hitting you up anymore, [not] wanting to hang out," Gordon said. "As far as even people in here (with the Browns), I don't want to throw names around, but I can see it.

"I'm definitely really observant so I see how people might just be more standoffish (than) they were before. It's kind of like a disease. People they want to see it, but they don't really want to touch it."

Gordon and the Browns are at Buffalo on Sunday.


Even out of sync, Josh Gordon dominates


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/23/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer and star wide receiver Josh Gordon weren't entirely in sync in the latter's return from a 10-game suspension Week 12 at Atlanta, as evidenced by Hoyer's two interceptions late in the fourth quarter -- both on passes that sailed well beyond Gordon's reach. But even so, Gordon put up big numbers in his season debut, leading the Browns with eight catches for 120 yards.

Though the Browns initially said he'd play only 20-30 snaps, Gordon was consistently on the field, getting twice as many targets (16) as any other Browns player. And though his longest catch went for only 24 yards, he was targeted on several deep balls that, perhaps with a better rapport with Hoyer, could have resulted in big gains.

In other words, if you've stashed Gordon, the NFL's leading receiver last year, all this time, give yourself a pat on the back. He looks like he'll be a stud down the stretch and should have even bigger games than this one in store.


Browns WR Josh Gordon surpasses 100 yards in season debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Even though he missed the first 10 games due to a suspension, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon showed little rust in his season debut Sunday at Atlanta.

Gordon immediately became quarterback Brian Hoyer's favorite target, as he totaled a team-high 120 yards on eight catches. He was also targeted a team-high 16 times.

Gordon had his ninth career game with at least 100 receiving yards Sunday. The Browns are back in action Week 13 at Buffalo.


Report: Browns' Josh Gordon to line up for 20-30 plays Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is expected to be on the field for 20-30 plays during his season debut Sunday against the Falcons, a league source told ESPN. 

Gordon is expected to start or rotate in quickly, according to NFL.com. The Browns are open to more reps, if Gordon is feeling good.

Gordon is returning from a 10-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He spent the last 11 weeks working out on his own. He did attend team meetings, but he couldn't participate in on-field team activities until this past week, when he practiced with the team for the first time since August.


Browns officially activate WR Josh Gordon


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) The Browns have officially activated wide receiver Josh Gordon and added him to the 53-man active roster, per the team's official website. In a corresponding move, the team waived linebacker Keith Pough.

Gordon served a 10-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He was arguably one of the top wideouts of the 2013 season, racking up 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns. He'll make his season debut on Sunday against Atlanta.


Pettine: Browns WR Josh Gordon ahead of schedule


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Mike Pettine has declared returning Browns wideout Josh Gordon "maybe a little ahead of where we expected" in his preparation for his 2014 debut Sunday in Atlanta, the Elyria Chronicle Telegram has reported. Gordon has missed the entire season due to a drug suspension.

Pettine added Thursday that Brian Hoyer was targeting Gordon often in practice, but warned against the quarterback having tunnel vision in Week 12 and not seeking out other receivers.

Gordon is expected to play about three-quarters of the snaps against the Falcons.


Josh Gordon 'very ready' for season debut


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Browns wideout Josh Gordon was asked if he's ready for Sunday's game at Atlanta -- his first game this season following a 10-game suspension. "Very ready. Very ready," he said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

"I've had a long time to get ready for it."

Gordon also was asked if he can have a big game right away. "I definitely think I can," he said. "In regards to the coaching and how they want to implement me into the game plan, that's up to them. I want them to do what they see fit and just use me as an asset, whatever is easiest for them to do."


Browns WR Josh Gordon plans to 'tear this league up'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Browns wideout Josh Gordon told his former teammate Nate Burleson back in training camp he had big plans for his comeback. "He said, 'I plan to lose 10 to 15 pounds and when I come back I'm going to tear this league up,'" Burleson recalled, per NFL.com.

Gordon returns from his 10-game suspension Sunday at Atlanta. Practice observers said Wednesday he looked to be in good shape.

Browns coach Mike Pettine has talked about easing Gordon back into the offense, but Falcons coach Mike Smith expects a heavy dose of Gordon at the Georgia Dome.


Report: Falcons could line up Trufant on Browns' Gordon


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) The Falcons could line up cornerback Desmond Trufant one-on-one Sunday against Browns prolific wideout Josh Gordon, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gordon is set to make his 2014 debut after serving a 10-game suspension.

Trufant has taken on the task lately of trying to shut down No. 1 receivers. He matched up against Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin last week.

Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan understands the need to focus on Gordon. "He's a very explosive player," Nolan said. "He's one of the top receivers in the league without question. Big. Strong. Fast. He's a very commanding player at the position."

Pro Football Focus ranks Trufant as the fourth-best cornerback in the NFL this season.


Browns to find out Wednesday about Josh Gordon's conditioning


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) The Browns have not seen wideout Josh Gordon practice since August. At Wednesday's practice, they'll find out what kind of shape he's in, reports USA Today.

Gordon worked out with strength coaches and attended meetings during his 10-game suspension, but he wasn't allowed to practice. Last season, upon returning from a two-game suspension, Gordon caught 10 passes for 146 yards against the Vikings. This was a much longer layoff.

"Who knows how good he'll be right out of the chute," guard Mitchell Schwartz told the paper. "Our receiver group did a much better job than people thought they would do without him. You try to figure out what's going to work best and roll with that."

Receiver Andrew Hawkins said there's "no question that [Gordon is] hungry. He's told me that numerous times over the last 10 weeks. This is a time he's been counting down the minutes to."


Hoyer: Can't put pressure on Josh Gordon to be 'the savior'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Now that Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has served his 10-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, he can rejoin his teammates on the gridiron. However, quarterback Brian Hoyer wants to caution everyone from expecting too much early on from the NFL's reigning receiving yardage leader.

"We all know what Josh is capable of, but let's not put all this pressure on him to be the savior,'' Hoyer said, per The Plain Dealer. "We all have to be better on offense. We all have to be more consistent. We don't want to create these crazy expectations for Josh. He's got six games to play. He hasn't been doing anything physically with us in 10 weeks. That's tough. 

"Obviously we all know how talented he is physically and I think he'll pick up everything because he's been in meetings and stuff, but I also think we have to bring him along where he's at this own pace and does it the way he's going to do it. Our coaches have a good plan for that and we'll see how it is when this week rolls around.''

Gordon totaled 87 catches for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. He is averaging 17.9 yards per catch and has 14 receiving touchdowns in 30 career games.


Browns WR Josh Gordon back 'without restrictions' Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will be allowed to practice without restrictions starting Monday, ESPN.com confirms.

"(He) will be clear to resume normal activities without restriction," AFC director of football communications Jon Zimmer said in response to an email on the subject.

Gordon was initially suspended for a full season but had his punishment reduced to 10 games. He'll face a plus matchup in his first game back in Week 12, as the Falcons have surrendered the most receiving yards in the league per game.


Browns expect WR Josh Gordon to return from suspension Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters Thursday he expects wide receiver Josh Gordon to be able practice Monday, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Gordon was suspended 10 games for the 2014 season and he remains eligible to return Nov. 23 at Atlanta.


Browns GM: Gordon must work his way back upon return


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Despite the fact that his team features a receiving corps desperately seeking a go-to guy, Browns general manager Ray Farmer is not exactly turning cartwheels over the impending return of Josh Gordon.

Gordon, who blossomed in 2013 before losing the first 10 games of this season to a drug suspension, is set to come back in Week 12.

Asked if he was excited about Gordon, Farmer said, "We have not allowed ourselves to (be)," per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. "We don't want to look ahead and say that, oh, this offense will finally be fixed when Josh Gordon is back."

Farmer went on to say that the offense is simply working with the available receivers and that Gordon must fight his way back into the offense upon his return.

Those remarks raised a few eyebrows. After all, Gordon caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014 despite terrible quarterback play.


Josh Gordon eligible to play Nov. 23


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The NFL and its players association agreed to a new drug policy that reduces Browns receiver Josh Gordon's one-year suspension to 10 games, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Gordon will be eligible to play Nov. 23 at Atlanta.

Gordon is expected to return to the Browns' facility this week for meetings and conditioning.