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WR Josh Gordon - Cleveland Browns

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

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Gordon is now suspended will for 10 games, and he will eligible to return in Week 12, which means he could play in five games of the typical fantasy season, including the three playoff weeks.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): Yeah you should have felt free to ignore any projection of Gordon being anything less than the central focus of the Browns passing game. He may end up being the waiver wire pickup of the year after all.

Week 13: at Buffalo Bills

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Both of these teams are jockeying for a playoff spot - Buffalo is knotted up with Miami at 6-5 in second in the AFC East and looking for a wild card slot, while the Browns are 7-4 but in last place in the fiercely competitive AFC North (Cleveland, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh are all sitting at 7-4, a half-game behind 7-3-1 Cincinnati) - this game is a must-win for both clubs as we enter the stretch run into the Second Season. Despite three interceptions marring his performance, Brian Hoyer had good things happen last week. 1). He re-established chemistry with Josh Gordon, throwing him 16 targets for 8/120/0 receiving. Though they were rusty and out-of-synch on some routes, we can see the potential for some giant games by Gordon in the near future. 2). Hoyer pulled out the 'W' with a fine two-minute drill to set up the game-winning field goal. 3). Johnny Manziel was involved in another early-morning off-field incident involving late-night carousing. Andrew Hawkins (five for 5/93/0) and Miles Austin (eight for 6/64/0) proved to be solid in the complimentary roles around Gordon - excepting the turnovers Hoyer and company look ready to rock heading into the playoff stretch run. The Bills destroyed the Jets' hapless assortment of quarterbacks last week, holding them to 17/31 for 126 net yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with seven sacks for -39 yards. The Bills now have 46 sacks on the season (first in the NFL), and rank fifth in the league with an average of 213.8 net passing yards allowed per game, with 14 passing scores given out vs. 13 interceptions recorded (tied for fifth in the NFL). This is one of the best overall pass defenses in the NFL, friends. Hoyer and company are headed for a tough fight on Sunday.

Recent Stats and Projections

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12 at ATL 0 0 0 16 8 120 0 0
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13 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 7 * * *
13 at BUF PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 7 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 12 vs ATL (16 / 8 / 120 / 0 rec)

Josh Gordon reminded the NFL on Sunday why he is considered one of the most dangerous receivers in the league. Gordon may be the most dangerous in-space receiver in the NFL, as Gordon busted multiple big gainers on screens and shallow crosses against the Falcons. Gordon's effortless explosion and shifty nature makes him an absolute nightmare to locate and bring down in space. While Gordon showed elite in-space ability, and while he listed at 6'3, 225 lbs., he is not the type of receiver to go up and grab passes in traffic. That one thing keeps Gordon from becoming a transcendent type of talent. On a few different occasions on Sunday, most notably on Brian Hoyer's interception in the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter, Gordon failed to go up and contest for the ball. Nevertheless, in his first game back as a Brown, Gordon's explosiveness and dynamic ability was on display, amounting 120 yards and a lion's share of targets.

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Latest News

Browns | Josh Gordon strong in debut (Sun Nov 23, 04:59 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon posted eight receptions for 120 yards in his regular season debut in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted a game-high 16 times in the win.

Our View: Gordon was a bit rusty when it came to being in sync with his quarterback, but he looked effortlessly fast for a receiver his size, and the Browns manufactured ways to get the ball in his hands. He's an elite WR1 for the stretch run and will reward owners who held him.
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Browns | Josh Gordon won't be suspended again (Sun Nov 23, 11:17 AM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will not receive a fine or suspension for pleading guilty to driving under the influence charge in North Carolina, according to a source.

Our View: Perhaps LeVeon Bell will also escape punishment for his legal situation. It's a banner day for Gordon owners.
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Browns | Josh Gordon to play 20-30 snaps (Sun Nov 23, 09:13 AM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to play 20-30 snaps Sunday, Nov. 23.

Our View: Don't be surprised if the Browns abandon this plan if Gordon looks at all like he did last year. Gordon could also still put up WR1/WR2 numbers being in on half of the snaps.
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Browns | Josh Gordon activated (Sat Nov 22, 01:28 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was officially activated from the exempt/commissioner permission list Saturday, Nov. 22. In a subsequent move, the team waived LB Keith Pough.

Our View: While Cleveland is playing coy with how much Gordon will play or get targeted, they didn't spend the last 11 weeks waiting for him to come back just to have him watch. We expect him to have a great game and given how bad Atlanta is, the only thing that can stop him is an early blowout, though the Browns might keep him in there longer to play him into game shape. Start him as a solid WR1.
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Browns | Josh Gordon not on injury report (Fri Nov 21, 05:40 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (non-injury) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 21, but is not on the injury report for Week 12.

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Schedule

13@ Buffalo Bills
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Carolina Panthers
17@ Baltimore Ravens