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WR Josh Gordon - Cleveland Browns

0-4, 221Born: 4-13-1991College: BaylorDrafted: ---

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Gordon's appeal for his likely year-long suspension will not be held until late July, but his latest arrest in North Carolina basically seals his fate as out for the 2014 season. Gordon should be suspended for the entire 2014 season, so owners in fantasy drafts need to be extremely cautious when considering Gordon for their teams in any format.

Summary

Josh Gordon was looking to build on a breakout season that saw him lead the NFL in receiving yards despite missing two games due to suspension and playing with three different (and quite average-at-best) quarterbacks. However, a second failed drug test (the first led to last season's suspension) has him facing a year-long suspension, pending appeal. The appeal process almost definitely won't go his way after his latest legal problem. Gordon was arrested for DWI, which just about seals the deal on at least a 16-game suspension. After his breakout 2013, it was very difficult to imagine Gordon's off-field problems ever being a more significant force that his on-field talent. However, this latest issue leaves Gordon's NFL future in doubt. A year is a long time to be suspended, and there's no guaranteeing that Gordon keeps his nose clean in a year without the structure of football activities. (July 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 66, 22
Overall Redraft - 89, 55
WR Redraft PPR - 67, 22
Overall Redraft PPR - 95, 55
WR Dynasty - 42, 17, 25, 42, 44, 47, 61, 75
Overall Dynasty - 84, 48

Stats and Projections

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2012 CLE 16 0 0 0 95 50 805 5
2013 CLE 14 5 88 0 159 87 1646 9
2014 PROJ-Dodds 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 2 0 * * 8 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 128
WR: 47
Overall-PPR: 156
WR-PPR: 58

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Latest News

Browns | Josh Gordon to practice (Tue Jul 22, 06:40 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) will practice when training camp starts, according to head coach Mike Pettine, despite his impending suspension.

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Browns | Josh Gordon won't be cut (Tue Jul 22, 11:52 AM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon won't be cut despite his looming suspension hearing and appeal, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Our View: The Browns know that Gordon has superstar upside if he ever gets back on the field again. Gordon is facing what could be an indefinite suspension from the NFL. We hope he can get his life back on track in the near future.
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Browns | Josh Gordon hearing soon? (Tue Jul 22, 11:11 AM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's hearing on a possible suspension is expected to take place in the next 10 days, possibly two weeks, according to head coach Mike Pettine. They're also preparing for an appeal not long after.

Our View: Pettine said the Browns aren't considering cutting Gordon yet. We'll see if Gordon can get his life back on track before getting back to football--in Cleveland or elsewhere.
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Browns | Agent: Trying to help Josh Gordon (Fri Jul 18, 12:12 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he plans to meet with the team next week to discuss how they can help Gordon as he waits on his looming drug suspension. If Gordon loses his appeal, he's likely to be suspended by the NFL for the entire 2014 season, and he'd only be eligible for reinstatement after the season is up.

Our View: Football doesn't matter right now. Gordon has to get his life back on track before he starts thinking about playing football again. The Browns have reached out to several professionals to try and get Gordon some help for his substance-abuse problems.
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Browns | Hearing coming soon for Josh Gordon (Thu Jul 17, 10:10 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will have a suspension appeal hearing soon, his agent said Thursday, July 17. However, he would not comment further.

Our View: Gordon needs to get his life back on track. Football doesn't even matter right now. If he gets clean and stays clean, then perhaps he'll get back to football when reinstated by the league. Gordon is facing what is likely an indefinite suspension from the league.
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2014 Schedule

1@ Pittsburgh Steelers
2vs New Orleans Saints
3vs Baltimore Ravens
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Tennessee Titans
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Jacksonville Jaguars
8vs Oakland Raiders
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs Houston Texans
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Buffalo Bills
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Carolina Panthers
17@ Baltimore Ravens