WR Josh Gordon - Seattle Seahawks
|6-3, 225||Born: 4-13-1991||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2012|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 13): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Fri Dec 13): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 11): "has done really well," according to head coach Pete Carroll Wednesday, Dec. 11. Carroll added Gordon "could have a big game anytime."
Week 15: at Carolina Panthers - $3700
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Russell Wilson doesn't throw with much volume (just 126 attempts over the past 4 weeks), as the Seahawks have definitively moved back into a run-dominant approach whenever possible. But his efficiency remains top-notch, sitting fifth in adjusted yards per attempt and sixth in touchdown rate. Wilson hasn't topped 245 yards since Week 9, but typically sees enough high-leverage opportunity to make fantasy hay with touchdowns. His top target of late is explosive rookie DK Metcalf, who's notched 70+ yards in 4 of his last 5 games. Tyler Lockett has cooled off majorly through ankle and flu issues, but is rounding into health and always looms as a play-by-play threat. Josh Gordon was added a few weeks ago, and the Seahawks have made room for his sporadic talents (6 catches over 114 snaps). But this was a successful passing attack before Gordon came along, so there's little need to force him into a prominent role. This will likely remain a unit replete with role players; they'll answer the bell, but can't be counted on for much opportunity under ideal circumstances. The Carolina pass defense has dominated at times here in 2019, but currently sits in a noticeable rut. They've now allowed 300+ yards through the air to 3 of their last 4 opponents, and to 6 of their last nine. On Sunday, Matt Ryan picked them apart for the second time, routinely finding his receivers a step or two ahead down the field. The secondary isn't without talent: cornerbacks James Bradberry and Donte Jackson have been sticky in coverage, with free safety Tre Boston solid in support. Last week, for example, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley simply won a few contested balls down the field. But this group is still beatable in the slots and up the seams, as the Falcons and Saints have shown over the past few weeks. Strong safety Eric Reid is a weekly liability in coverage - he was scorched last week by undrafted rookie Olamide Zaccheaus for a 93-yard touchdown - and the linebackers are often overmatched by top tight ends. This is a talented unit, but it's grown more and more beatable as the season has worn on. Inside receivers tend to boast a noticeable advantage, so Seattle's Tyler Lockett and Jacob Hollister may be leaned on heavily.
Recent Stats and Projections
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 14 vs LAR (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec - 5.4 points, $3800)
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 - 2 points, $3700)
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 - 2 points, $4200)
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 - 4.7 points, $3700)
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 - 1.7 points, $6300)
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 - 10.9 points, $6100)
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 - 7.6 points, $5900)
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 - 14.4 points, $5400)
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 - 3.9 points, $5800)
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 - 16.3 points, $5500)
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.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Josh Gordon ready to play (Fri Dec 13, 08:24 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Josh Gordon (knee) fully participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15. link to story Seahawks | Seattle's Week 15 injury report (Fri Dec 13, 05:56 PM) - Seattle Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and RB Rashaad Penny (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 13, and have been ruled out for Week 15 versus the Carolina Panthers. TE Luke Willson (hamstring) and CB Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) also did not participate in practice Friday but are listed as questionable. DE Jadeveon Clowney (core, illness) and DE Ziggy Ansah (neck) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. DT Al Woods (ankle) did not practice Friday but is expected to play. OT Duane Brown (knee, biceps) was limited Friday but no longer appears on the injury report. FB Nick Bellore (quad), TE Jacob Hollister (thigh), OG Mike Iupati (neck), WR Tyler Lockett (shin), OG Jordan Roos (back), LB Cody Barton (knee, ankle), WR Josh Gordon (knee) and OT George Fant (knee) logged a full practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. Our View: If Willson returns it could take the edge off of Jacob Hollister's upside in Carolina. Clowney's illness is a bigger problem than his core muscle injury right now. If he can't go Sunday, the Seattle D/ST is a downgrade and Kyle Allen and the Panthers passing game is an upgrade.
link to story Seahawks | Josh Gordon added to injury report (Thu Dec 12, 08:16 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Josh Gordon (knee) was listed as a full participant on the injury report for Thursday, Dec. 12. link to story Seahawks | Josh Gordon's role set to grow? (Wed Dec 11, 03:47 PM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Josh Gordon 'has done really well,' according to head coach Pete Carroll Wednesday, Dec. 11. Carroll added Gordon 'could have a big game anytime.' Our View: Seattle plays at home against the Cardinals in Week 16, the fantasy championship round in most leagues. Keep that in mind as he sits on your bench doing nothing. In Week 16, Gordon makes for an interesting flex option.
link to story Seahawks | Two grabs for Josh Gordon (Mon Dec 9, 02:52 AM) - Seattle Seahawks WR Josh Gordon had two receptions for 34 yards on Sunday, Dec. 8, against the Los Angeles Rams. link to story More News
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