WR Josh Gordon - Seattle Seahawks
|6-3, 225||Born: 4-13-1991||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2012|
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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Josh Gordon's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 15 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 58 / 0 rec)
Gordon only had the one catch, but it was a beauty. At full speed, he made a diving catch and with the long pass barely on his fingertips, managed to bring it in and then as he landed hard with the ball between him and the ground, secured his hand over it to maintain possession. Gordon has seen low volume since joining the Seahawks, but each week seems to come up with a clutch catch or two, and has also shown a decent rapport with Russell Wilson. Gordon also attempted a pass on a trick play, and while it wasn't a terrible throw, it was intercepted.
2019 Week 14 vs LAR (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
Gordon made one catch early on and added his second late in the game, converting a big 4th-and-18 catch for a first down. It may not seem like much by the numbers, but Gordon continues to stake his claim to the third wideout job, as he more than doubled the snap count of fellow receivers Malik Turner and David Moore (37-15-14), while proving himself dependable in the clutch.
2019 Week 13 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Gordon has yet to earn his space here as a fantasy relevant receiver, but ... he's Josh Gordon, and you're curious (...right?). On a positive note, he played the most snaps of any WR not named Lockett or Metcalf. And his 10-yard catch, on his lone target, was a clutch play for a tough first down as he extended for the ball in blanket coverage. If he were to get more snaps or looks, it's safe to say that he has the trust of his QB.
2019 Week 12 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Gordon only played about half of the offensive snaps, pulling in one catch on a short slant route. A couple of longer ones were thrown to him, but were not catchable.
2019 Week 10 vs SF (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
You'll be forgiven if you glossed over Gordon's 2-27 final stat line. Working as part of the third WR committee, he got steady snaps, but finished with only 28 snaps played. Significantly, though, was his usage late in the game, as he proved to be dependable on third down, getting first downs with both of his catches. With Russell Wilson throwing to him, there is reason for intrigue after Seattle's bye week.
2019 Week 6 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Josh Gordon left the game in the second quarter making a tackle off a turnover and got rolled up on. As a result, he wasn't even able to play a half, and it questionable for the next Pats game.
2019 Week 5 vs WAS (8 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Though Gordon was certainly involved against the Redskins, he only made one play of real note. On the play, Gordon caught a pass and stiff armed a defender into oblivion, running for additional yards after the catch. It highlighted that this year beyond a couple superhuman catches, the Pats have been using Gordon for YAC throws and letting him go to work with his physicality.
2019 Week 4 vs BUF (7 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
Beyond a 31 yard catch and go on a pick play, Gordon didn't do much of anything, as the Bills smothered him in coverage and bothered Tom Brady all game. He did have a drop on a slant route, and some of his routes were odd considering the Pats didn't have a ton of time to throw. Julian Edelman was also playing injured, which meant more coverage could head Gordon's way. Either way, he was expected to be volatile in the stat column on a weekly basis, and it showed here.
2019 Week 3 vs NYJ (11 / 6 / 83 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Though he got banged up in the 2nd quarter, Gordon gritted through his injury and flashed what makes him such a talent. His first highlight reel grab was a leaping grab at the 4 yard line in which he high pointed the catch over a defender. His second even better grab was another jump ball in the middle of the field in triple coverage with yet another defender nearby. It's a catch very few players in the NFL can make, and one that highlights his importance to this offense without Antonio Brown. If Julian Edelman's injury keeps him out, Gordon is in line to see heavy volume in the near future.
2019 Week 2 vs MIA (5 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
With Antonio Brown and the lopsided game, it was Gordon who saw the biggest drop in action. Though he did see 5 targets, he only converted 2 of them for catches. It's clear as long as AB is part of the game, his targets and yards could be volatile, though it's also worth noting a theme of the first half against the Dolphins was getting AB integrated into the offense.
2019 Week 1 vs PIT (4 / 3 / 73 / 1 rec)
Edelman did typical Edelman things against the Steelers, including a trick play showing off his arm, which seems to happen once or twice a season. Edelman did miss a catch, but also caught one in the second half where he was absolutely whacked and still hung onto the ball. There wasn't much rust to speak of, but with all the weapons the Patriots have, it's fair to wonder if he will be as consistent as he usually is in the stat column. That said, the trust he has with Tom Brady is unrivaled.
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