WR Josh Gordon - New England Patriots
|6-3, 225||Born: 4-13-1991||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2012|
Week 15: at Pittsburgh Steelers
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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
2018 Week 13 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 58 / 1 rec)
His volume wasn't strong as the Pats worked the short game, but Gordon did get wide open on his touchdown, finding a nice open spot in the middle of the field. He then raced into the end zone for a fairly easy score. Tom Brady also did a great job stepping up in the pocket in the face of pressure on the throw.
2018 Week 12 vs NYJ (5 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
Though he didn't reach the end zone, Gordon did have a few scripted passes thrown his way. It was also notable that Tom Brady looked his way twice eventually on plays where the Jets covered all receivers well, indicating rapport with his QB continues to improve.
2018 Week 10 vs TEN (12 / 4 / 81 / 0 rec)
Though Gordon had a nice deep catch, he also missed on some routes and catches, as evidenced by his 4 catches on 12 target line. Brady and Gordon were simply not on the same page, and many of Brady's throws to him were off target due to the pass rush constantly on Brady. There will be better days ahead, but it's also clear by now defenses are keying in on Gordon with Gronk out.
2018 Week 9 vs GB (10 / 5 / 130 / 1 rec)
Josh Gordon had a heck of a game, capped off by a 55 yard touchdown in the 4th quarter to help seal the win for the Patriots. On the play, Brady faked, then slung a pass to Gordon, who broke a tackle and run into the end zone untouched. Gordon was used on a variety of routes, showing off route running chops - slants, outs, a nice jumping chunk play, you name it. The increasing rapport with Brady is becoming more evident, and Gordon has the potential to pay huge dividends as long as he stays on the field.
2018 Week 8 vs BUF (6 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
After talk of discipline for Gordon, he ended up starting on the very first play of the game. He didn't do much beyond some slants and outs, though he did make a nice grab on one of those plays. He also missed a deep shot from Tom Brady that he could have caught. It wasn't clear if the ball got lost in the lights, but either way, he almost had a much bigger day.
2018 Week 7 vs CHI (7 / 4 / 100 / 0 rec)
It's clear Josh Gordon has earned Tom Brady's trust. Brady looked his way on a 4th down for a jump ball, which Gordon successfully caught for 19 yards with a leaping catch. Gordon's 55 yard catch-and-run came at a crucial period in the 4th quarter, and he would have scored had he not run out of gas near the end of the run. Gordon once again saw heavy snaps, logging 61, and continues to integrate. The sky is the limit.
2018 Week 6 vs KC (9 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Gordon played the most snaps and saw the most targets of any Patriots receiver, as the Pats made a concerted effort to get him involved. Timing was off on a couple passes, but he snagged a few nice slant routes, and had a 37 yard P.I. call at the 1 yard line of the Chiefs. His talent is evident, and as he gets more time in with Tom Brady, huge days won't be surprising.
2018 Week 5 vs IND (4 / 2 / 50 / 1 rec)
Though he was once again on a limited snap count, Gordon made the most of it, catching Tom Brady's 500 touchdown pass. The ball was a prayer deep shot into the end zone, and Gordon managed to snag it between two defenders in what surely reminded viewers of a Brady-Moss connection. It showed good trust in Gordon, who should continue to work his way to a larger role.
2018 Week 4 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Gordon was clearly on a snap count, but made two grabs and a couple key blocks as he earns Tom Brady's trust. The pitch count was likely due to a short upcoming week and monitoring his hamstring, but he came out unscathed and did what he needed to do. His role should continue to grow.
2018 Week 1 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 17 / 1 rec)
Gordon was rumored to be in on roughly only 20 snaps in Week 1, but he wound up playing on 78% of the offensive snaps (69-of-89). That being said, he was not used extensively, seeing just three targets. Gordon was able to get open frequently against one-on-one coverage but quarterback Tyrod Taylor preferred the short and intermediate passes to Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, and Duke Johnson. Gordon did manage to make his presence felt, turning his only catch into a 17-yard touchdown. Taylor threw the ball to the outside and Gordon went up over the defender to secure the catch right at the goal line. He had another deep end zone target in the fourth quarter but he was well-covered by cornerback Joe Haden. Gordon was the intended target on Taylor's fourth quarter interception but the pass was underthrown. The two didn't get much time to work together in the preseason with Gordon away from the team. Hopefully Gordon and Taylor develop more chemistry as the season goes on.
Latest NewsPatriots | Josh Gordon posts 96 yards (Sun Dec 9, 04:38 PM) - New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon caught five passes for 96 yards against the Miami Dolphins in Week 14. link to story Patriots | Tom Brady helping Josh Gordon (Fri Dec 7, 10:27 PM) - New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon credits the leadership of QB Tom Brady for helping him turn his career around. 'It's good to be able to be in such close proximity to learn from him,' Gordon said. 'I look up to the guy.' link to story Patriots | Josh Gordon totals 58 yards, TD (Sun Dec 2, 10:52 PM) - New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon registered three receptions for 58 yard sand a touchdown in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings. link to story
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