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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.


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 - 70, 30
WR Redraft PPR - 70, 30
WR Dynasty - 38, 17, 25, 42, 44, 47, 61
Overall Dynasty - 84, 48

Stats and Projections

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: 139
WR: 51
Overall-PPR: 161
WR-PPR: 59

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Latest News

Browns | Josh Gordon to argue second-hand smoke caused positive test (Tue Jul 29, 03:29 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will argue that second-hand marijuana smoke caused a positive test, and that he should not be suspended in an appeal hearing Friday, Aug. 1.

Our View: Second-hand smoke should not get Gordon popped for what is likely a year-long suspension. We also believe Gordon needs to be a lot smarter here. Hanging out around people ripping bong hits isn't a great idea when you're in stage III of the NFL drug program.
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Browns | Josh Gordon victim of circumstance? (Tue Jul 29, 03:11 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has passed at least 70 drug tests as a member of the Stage III drug program, and the positive test that is being reviewed for a one-year suspension was not far off from being ruled as a negative. Of the two urine samples taken from Gordon for that test, his 'A' sample registered barely above the league's limit. The 'B' sample came in at a level below the threshold.

A positive 'A' leads to a test for the substance's presence in 'B.' But the 'B' sample doesn't have to show a level befitting a violation; it only has to confirm a hint of the same substance as 'A.' If Gordon's 'B' sample had been labeled as the 'A' and vice versa, the sample that barely registered as a positive wouldn't have been examined.

Our View: Interesting note here on Gordon. The season-long suspension that is looming for the talented wide receiver has not been put into place. There's a chance (small, but it's there....and growing) that he avoids it altogether or sees a smaller suspension put into place. Fantasy owners need to follow this story closely as it unfolds. If Gordon did get a positive test from second-hand smoke then he needs to start hanging around people who don't smoke weed. It's a pretty simple equation. He's already in the drug program, and there's no need to miss out on football because of someone else lighting up.
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Browns | Will be active in WR market (Tue Jul 29, 12:35 PM) - The Cleveland Browns are expected to be active in exploring free-agent wide receivers. Their receiving corps doesn't have much size outside of likely suspended WR Josh Gordon. WRs Miles Austin and Nate Burleson have long injury histories.

Our View: The Browns are going to look everywhere for WR help. Cleveland may pursue CFL standout Duron Carter, son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter. He's currently with the Montreal Alouettes and starring in the CFL.
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Browns | Josh Gordon hires attorney (Mon Jul 28, 06:57 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh to help with the appeal of his impending suspension, according to a source. Suh helped Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman win the appeal of his suspension.

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Browns | Josh Gordon attends rehab facility (Thu Jul 24, 10:57 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon spent two weeks in a rehab facility in California after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and speeding earlier this month, according to a source.

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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