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Browns | Josh Gordon has a chance to play?

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:51:32 -0800

Updating an ongoing story, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has a chance to return in 2016 as ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi said that he thinks Gordon will play at some point next season

Fantasy Tip: Gordon will be a late-round flyer until there is more leaning towards him being reinstated. He has WR1 talent and is worth the later pick.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNCleveland.com - Tony Grossi

Browns | Josh Gordon must convince commissioner

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:48:07 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon must convince NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he won't slip up again in the future in order to be reinstated. "Our No. 1 issue here is to prevent these things from happening," Goodell said Friday, Feb. 5. "I'm hopeful that Josh understands that he's going to have to conduct himself differently going forward to be a member of the NFL and to be representing the Cleveland Browns, or any team in the NFL."

Fantasy Tip: Gordon has WR1 upside, but it remains to be seen if he will be reinstated and when a decision will be made. Until his fate is decided, he is a late-round flier in drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Josh Gordon confident in a return

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:35:36 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is confident that he has met the terms of his indefinite suspension in order to be reinstated, according to a source. If Gordon is reinstated, he would revert back to Stage 3 of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He would receive random testing and would still be one more incident away from another indefinite suspension.

Fantasy Tip: If reinstated, Gordon would immediately supplant Travis Benjamin as the Browns' No. 1 wide receiver. Gordon, Benjamin and TE Gary Barnidge would make for a nice pass-catching threesome in Cleveland, but the quarterback situation is currently less than ideal. There's no guarantee that Gordon receives his reinstatement, so continue to track his status throughout the offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNCleveland.com - Tony Grossi

Browns | Josh Gordon vows to change

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:27:24 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon said he plans to "disassociate" himself from those that could be contributing to keeping him out of the NFL. Gordon has been suspended a year for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, and he recently applied for reinstatement. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will make a decision within 60 days of Gordon's application.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard not to envision Cleveland's new management not being on board with Gordon shaping up to play for this football team. He's still only 25 and clearly has the tools to be an elite receiver if he can get his head straight. There's obviously risk involved, but if Gordon is reinstated for next season, he's likely to be a early-round draft pick.

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Browns | Cleveland not rushing Manziel decision

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:24:07 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are in "no panic" to make a quick decision on the future of QB Johnny Manziel, according to new vice president of football operations Sashi Brown. The Browns will also assess the future of suspended WR Josh Gordon once they know if he'll be reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell.

Fantasy Tip: The overriding belief is that Manziel has no future in Cleveland, and new head coach Hue Jackson isn't believed to be high on him. Time will tell, but Manziel has the physical traits to be successful in the NFL. He could find more success with another organization, and the Dallas Cowboys are rumored to be a possible destination if he becomes available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat McManamon

Browns | Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 05:10:27 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement to the league, confirmed a source with knowledge of the process who requested anonymity because of the league's confidentiality rules. Gordon's fate will be known within 60 days of the receipt of his application, per rules of the reinstatement process. He is under the Browns' control for 2016. If reinstated, Gordon can become a restricted free-agent in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: It's somewhat hard to believe, but he just turns 25 in April. Gordon could be a WR1 in fantasy if reinstated, and it sounds like they're trying to shore up the locker room around him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNCleveland.com - Tony Grossi

Browns | Josh Gordon doing well

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:28:39 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is eligible to apply for reinstatement Feb. 3, a year after his indefinite drug ban was announced by the National Football League. According to sources Gordon is doing "outstanding."

Fantasy Tip: All indications are the Browns will stick with the talented, yet troubled, wide receiver. If he can return and keep his head on straight he can be one of the biggest playmakers in the league. Fantasy owners will certainly want to tread lightly next summer based on his history, however, and not draft him terribly high in seasonal leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Josh Gordon not arrested again

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:36:28 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was not recently involved in another DUI, as an earlier false report had indicated.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is still suspended for all of the 2015 season. It remains to be seen if he will play football again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat McManamon

Browns | Cleveland in contact with Josh Gordon

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:34:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been in contact with an official from the team this offseason, according to a source. Gordon is serving a one-year suspension for multiple violations of the NFL's drug and alcohol policy but is allowed to be in contact with a front office member.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon will not play in the 2015 season because of the suspension, so owners should avoid him in all leagues. Gordon could be reinstated next season and may be a fantasy option at that point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Browns | Josh Gordon's teammates didn't know rules

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:15:43 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's latest suspension came as a surprise to his teammates, as they didn't know he couldn't drink alcohol, according to CB Joe Haden, Tuesday, April 21. "Everybody's 21. We're going to Vegas on a vacation. We know he can't do certain things, but we had no idea he couldn't have a drink. If I knew he couldn't have a drink, everybody would have tried to it wouldn't have been that. But Josh Gordon is a grown man and sometimes you have to know what decisions you make, but nobody was aware that he couldn't drink," Haden said. Gordon is suspended for a minimum of one full season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | NFLPA files grievance for Josh Gordon

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:34:06 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's one-game suspension late last season prompted the NFLPA to file a non-injury grievance on his behalf Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is facing a one-year ban for testing positive for alcohol, and his fantasy status is dormant for the 2015 season. He still has dynasty league value due to his tremendous talent, but he's facing an uphill battle to return to the league.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Eagles | Philly rejected trade for Josh Gordon

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:27:42 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was offered to the Philadelphia Eagles at the start of the 2013 season, but the Eagles did not want to trade QB Nick Foles for Gordon, according to a source. The Eagles were concerned about Gordon's two-game suspension, while the Browns wanted Foles to be their starting quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon struggled in the five games he played in this past season after he served his suspension and is in danger of missing the entire 2015 season since he tested positive for alcohol. Owners should monitor Gordon's status during the offseason but should not count on him as a top fantasy receiver. Foles likely will have to compete for the starting job during training camp and should not be seen as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback even if he wins the job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Phil Sheridan

Browns | Jimmy Haslam supports Josh Gordon

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:35:09 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon received support from team owner Jimmy Haslam, in an interview with Cleveland.com, Haslam was critical of Gordon's off-field behavior and hopes Gordon can get proper help during his suspension. When asked if the Browns would cut Gordon, Haslam said they have a year to decide, and the decision would be made "at the proper time."

Fantasy Tip: Provided Gordon is eligible to play in 2016, his physical talent alone keeps in the conversation. Way too much can happen between now and then to properly assess his fantasy value. He is the classic example of a risk-reward draft pick when that time comes.

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Browns | Cleveland plans to pursue impact WR

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:51:09 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon "no longer factors into any plans," and the team plans to pursue an impact wide receiver via the draft, trade or free agency, according to a league source.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon should be crossed off all draft boards in 2015, and any guy they actually add will have some shaky value because of the uncertainty at the quarterback position in Cleveland.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson

Browns | Josh Gordon suspended by league

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:16:47 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been suspended without pay for at least a year for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Gordon's suspension commences immediately.

Fantasy Tip: You can officially cross Gordon off your draft board for the 2015 season. When he's not having off-field troubles, Gordon is an elite fantasy football wide receiver, as he proved in 2013. It remains to be seen if Gordon will even play football again considering his extensive history of troublemaking.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AL.com - Andrew Gribble

Browns | Josh Gordon unlikely to win an appeal

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:04:40 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is in Stage 3 of an alcohol program, which requires him to be tested for alcohol for a minimum of two years. His failed drug test came after the end of the 2014 season, and it's unlikely that an appeal will work to eliminate or lessen a one-year ban for the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Unless anything changes as we get closer to the start of the 2015 season, prepare to avoid Gordon at all costs in your traditional fantasy football drafts this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Nick Shook

Browns | Josh Gordon tested positive for alcohol

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:20:19 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon tested positive for alcohol, according to sources, and his failed test will subject him to a possible one-year suspension. Gordon caught 24 passes for 303 yards in five games last year after leading the NFL with 1,646 yards in 14 games in 2013.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is one of the special talents in the league, but his off-field demeanor is clearly getting in his way. More clarification on whether he'll be suspended for the whole year will go a long way in determining if fantasy football drafters need to completely avoid him for the 2015 season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Browns | Josh Gordon contract affected

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:06:58 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be under contract through the 2016 season, and he will only be a restricted free agent after that year due to his looming suspension for another failed substance test.

Fantasy Tip: For the second consecutive season, Gordon heads into the year with a giant cloud of uncertainty. Fantasy owners will want to stay away on draft day, although by then there is certain to be more clarity on his playing situation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport

Browns | Josh Gordon fails drug test

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:59:34 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has reportedly failed another drug test and will be subject to a one-year banishment, according to multiple league sources.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Chiefs | KC unlikely to pursue Josh Gordon, Ndamukong Suh

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:02:10 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon and Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh are unlikely to be pursued by the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason. With Suh, the Chiefs aren't expected to have a lot of cash to spend on a high-priced free-agent target like him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Browns | Two suspensions lifted

Sun, 04 Jan 2015 04:48:01 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon and CB Justin Gilbert officially had their suspensions lifted. The move was procedural, as this enabled the team to remove the two from the reserve/suspended list.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Browns | Johnny Manziel party led to problems

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:32:28 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel threw a party Friday, Dec. 26, which was attended by multiple members of the Browns, according to multiple sources. Cleveland.com reports Browns WR Josh Gordon, who was suspended for Week 17 for violating team rules, was in attendance. Manziel also was fined for being late to a treatment session for his injured hamstring. CB Justin Gilbert was deactivated for Week 17 after missing a team meeting Saturday night.

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Browns | Josh Gordon on the outs

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:32:14 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon "has to go," according to several members of the organization. His drug suspensions and lax behavior has become a growing problem.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon seems like a story built to land in New England. Whichever team he plays for in 2015, expect him to be one of the top 10-15 receivers off the board come draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Browns | Josh Gordon will be restricted free agent

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:28:04 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be a restricted free agent following the 2015 season. He will not be an unrestricted free agent because he was not active for the required six games this season after being suspended for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon will have all offseason to refocus his priorities. There is plenty of time for this situation to turn for the better or get even worse. Keep tabs on his status throughout the offseason as he could still be one of the top wide receivers in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Browns | Josh Gordon may not return to Browns?

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:41:17 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was suspended for the final game of the 2014 regular season Saturday, Dec. 27. Gordon only had five active games this season and now may not be eligible for unrestricted free agency when his current contract runs out after the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon certainly seems to be on thin ice and has not done much this year except be a headache to the Browns. His future fantasy value remains in flux. Keep tabs on this situation throughout the end of the season and during the offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNCleveland.com - Tony Grossi

Browns | Josh Gordon missed practice

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:52:55 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was suspended for Week 17 for missing practice Saturday, Dec. 27, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Again, it's best to stay away from TE Jordan Cameron and any other Cleveland pass-catchers this week as QB Connor Shaw makes his first career start.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Browns | Josh Gordon suspended

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:46:34 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was suspended for Week 17 for violating team rules.

Fantasy Tip: Andrew Hawkins and Jordan Cameron will likely be the main beneficiaries with Gordon out. However, rookie QB Connor Shaw will be making his first career start, so it's probably best to stay away from any Browns pass-catchers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Mike Garafolo

Browns | Josh Gordon's reps limited

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:00:26 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon had his reps limited in Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Mike Pettine said Sunday, Dec. 7, that the staff felt he was getting too many reps, so they took him out on third downs.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon was a fantasy killer, posting just two receptions and 15 yards in the loss. He was targeted seven times. With Brian Hoyer struggling, even a talented player like Gordon isn't worth using in FantasyScore heading into Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Chronicle-Telegram - Scott Petrak

Browns | Josh Gordon leaves game

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 13:31:12 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury late in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts attempting a catch on the sidelines.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon stretched for a pass on the left sidelines and came down hard on his chance, with his head bouncing. However, the exact nature of his injury is not yet known. We'll keep an eye on it as details emerge.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Red Zone - Scott Hanson

Browns | Josh Gordon still learning offense

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:35:21 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has 195 receiving yards in his two games this year, but his timing has been off with QB Brian Hoyer, resulting in three interceptions on passes thrown his way despite a team-high 29 targets in the last two weeks. Gordon has said that it is taking time to understand offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's system and terminology. "You have to master your offense that we're running here," Gordon said. "When you do that, you think a lot less and you move a lot faster. That's really the point I'm trying to get to. I'd like for it to be second nature, for me not to even think about it. I can hear half the play in the huddle and know what to do. But it's not like that right now."

Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($7,600) is getting the targets, and that's all that really matters for fantasy football. On paper, the Indianapolis Colts have been impressive holding down receivers this year, but that shouldn't stop you from playing Gordon at FantasyScore, especially if Vontae Davis is unable to play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Browns | Josh Gordon strong in debut

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:59:23 -0800

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.

Fantasy Tip: There were some signs of the layoff, including some route running mistakes and a play in the back of the end zone where he allowed an interception where he appeared to give up on the route. However, he also didn't have much rust, and he appears to be a must-play in FantasyScore going forward, especially when the matchup is favorable.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Browns | Josh Gordon won't be suspended again

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:17:01 -0800

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.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon should be on the field for the rest of the season and should have an impact on fantasy teams. Gordon is expected to be limited in Week 12 but can make an impact. Gordon costs $6,900 on FantasyScore, which may be too expensive for some owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Browns | Josh Gordon to play 20-30 snaps

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:13:28 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to play 20-30 snaps Sunday, Nov. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($6,900; 13.8% of your cap) can make an impact in limited snaps, but he's a boom or bust play on FantasyScore this week.

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Browns | Josh Gordon activated

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:28:24 -0800

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.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon has a favorable matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in his first game back from a 10-game suspension and is worth his FantasyScore price of $6,900.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Browns | Josh Gordon not on injury report

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:40:15 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (non-injury) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 21, but is not on the injury report for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon should be on the field in Week 12 for the first time this season. It is not known if Gordon will be limited during the game, but he should receive some targets. Gordon has an expensive price tag of $6,900 on FantasyScore this week but does have a favorable matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Browns | Josh Gordon sits out of practice

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:03:37 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($6,900, 13.8%) will still make his long-awaited season debut this weekend. He has a tasty matchup facing the Atlanta Falcons, who are one of five defenses to give up 1,900 or more yards to opposing wide receivers.

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Browns | Josh Gordon needs time to acclimate?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:00:24 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was amped up and excited to take part in his first practice with the team this year Wednesday, Nov. 19, but QB Brian Hoyer cautioned that Gordon may need some time to acclimate to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's new offense. "It's not so much the physical aspect as knowing the plays, the heat of the battle," said Hoyer. "We do a lot of no-huddle stuff. Obviously, we're working with him on that." Hoyer mentioned that last year's offense was more set on getting the ball downfield, and he said he's never been one to force the ball to one specific player.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect too much from Gordon ($6,900) in his first game back, although the matchup against the Atlanta Falcons is very tempting. It could be a boom or bust day for Cleveland's most talented offensive weapon.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Josh Gordon sore after practice

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:23:13 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was "sore" after returning to practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, but the plan is to increase his activity each day this week, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Fantasy Tip: Remember, Gordon ($6,900) hasn't practiced with the team all year, so he's working himself back into peak football shape. Still, he'll be suiting up for his first game of the season this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons, and the beautiful matchup will make it hard for you to keep him out of FantasyScore lineups right off the bat.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The News-Herald Jeff Schudel

Browns | Expect Josh Gordon to be limited

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:22:54 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to be limited in Week 12 because it will be his first game of the season, and the team does not want to rush him into the offense, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he believes Gordon will have a significant role in the game because of his ability to make plays.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known how much playing time Gordon will receive during the game, but he likely will receive plenty of targets when he is on the field. Gordon has an expensive price tag of $6,900 on FantasyScore but has a good matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Lorenzo Reyes

Browns | Josh Gordon doesn't do all drills

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:59:31 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (non-injury) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Nov. 19. Gordon looked happy and was in great shape, and he caught passes from the quarterbacks in the portion that was open to the media. Head coach Mike Pettine indicated that Gordon will be limited throughout the week. "The trap to fall into is, 'Hey, he's back and let's just go ahead and throw him out there for a bunch of plays.' There's certainly danger inherent in doing that and we have to be smart with how we do it and have a plan to progress through the week," Pettine said. Pettine also cautioned that Gordon isn't back to full football shape, and it'll take him some time to learn a new offense.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon will cost $6,900 at FantasyScore this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons. The matchup is a good one if you trust that Gordon will be a big part of the offense immediately. It's certainly tempting after how Gordon came back from his suspension last year to dominate right off the bat.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Josh Gordon has big plans

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:48:35 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has big plans in his return to game action in Week 12. Gordon told reporter Nate Burleson that he plans to tear up the league when he returns. "He told me: 'Starting on practice this Wednesday, I'm going to outwork everybody on the field,'" Burleson said Tuesday. "(He said) 'I'm going to try to evoke a pride in Cleveland that can hopefully lead us to the playoffs.' He's excited about coming back."

Fantasy Tip: Gordon could have a huge impact on your fantasy team this weekend with a favorable match up against the Atlanta Falcons. Gordon will cost $6,900 (13.8% of cap) in FantasyScore this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Falcons | Atlanta expects heavy dose of Josh Gordon

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:32:14 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will make his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12, and Falcons head coach Mike Smith doesn't expect the Browns to ease their best receiver back in. "Absolutely I do," Smith said. "They've stated that they want to get him out on the field as quickly as possible. And he's a game-changer. He's a guy that with the ball in his hands, he can make plays. So we're anticipating that we're going to get a full dose of him this week." Gordon had a league-leading 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games in 2014. Smith said they aren't afraid to put CB Desmond Trufant, their best cornerback, in a shadow role on Gordon.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon could be an immediate boost to your fantasy club if you've been stashing him. He could also be an immediate asset to FantasyScore lineups against a Falcons squad that has been generous to wide receivers, especially ones with Gordon's ability.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Browns | Josh Gordon reinstated

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:26:20 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been reinstated Monday, Nov. 17, after serving his 10-game suspension.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon immediately emerges as a WR2, but temper your expectations a bit after the long layoff.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Browns | Browns will get ball to Josh Gordon

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:33:25 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is set to return to the team next week against the Atlanta Falcons after serving his 10-game drug suspension. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is looking forward to getting Gordon back, and he doesn't seem worried about disrupting the offense by trying to get Gordon the ball. "I haven't seen him out on the football field since training camp, so we'll have to see where he's at physically and everything," said Shanahan. "We'll try to get him in there, and as soon as he's ready to go, we'll make sure to work to get him the ball." Gordon has been able to work out with trainers at the team's facility but hasn't been able to practice with the team. Still, Shanahan wouldn't be surprised if Gordon was ready for full-time duty immediately.

Fantasy Tip: This goes against what the team was saying last week when they said Gordon wouldn't be guaranteed a role upon his return. Shanahan knows how dynamic a receiver Gordon can be, so they want to use him immediately. The matchup against the Falcons out of the gate looks nice for Gordon, too, so it'll be hard to keep him out of your lineups next week if you've been sitting on him all this time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Josh Gordon must fight his way back

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:16:38 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon must fight his way back into the offense when he returns later this month, according to team officials. Gordon can return in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he has been lifting with the team and sitting in on team meetings.

Fantasy Tip: This could easily be lip service from the team brass in order to motivate Gordon when he returns. He's easily their most dynamic and physically gifted offensive weapon, meaning he'll likely be incorporated heavily immediately. Gordon should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Browns | CLE won't force feed Josh Gordon

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:29:04 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon won't be guaranteed anything when he returns from his suspension later this month, according to general manager Ray Farmer. "I would say to disrupt what you do offensively just to make sure you throw the ball to Josh Gordon ... I don't know that that's really the right way to operate," Farmer said. "Is he a phenomenal talent? Sure. I'd tell you that. He is a talented young man. He can do a lot of good things. But do you disrupt what you are to make sure that one person gets the ball?" The Browns have won four of their last five games.

Fantasy Tip: As McManamon mentions, Andrew Hawkins could be relegated to the third receiver role when Gordon returns, which will weaken his fantasy value. If Gordon is available on your league's waiver wire, he should be scooped up immediately.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat McManamon

Browns | Josh Gordon pleads guilty

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:43:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon pleaded guilty Friday, Oct. 31, to speeding stemming from an incident in May. Gordon was fined $150 and has to pay $194 in court costs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Evan MacDonald

Browns | Josh Gordon finally gets it

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:34:05 -0700

Cleveland Browns wide receivers coach Mike McDaniel is convinced WR Josh Gordon's most recent suspension made him realize he must stay on the straight and narrow to return to the field. "There's no question in my mind," McDaniel said Wednesday, Sept. 25. "Now do I think originally he understand the ramifications of his actions before he ever had a slip-up? Probably not, but it happens as it goes. That's one thing I've really been taken aback by is how much responsibility he's definitely taking, and he needs to continue to take."

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is eligible to return in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons. Fantasy owners are hoping Gordon really does get it, and can be a huge addition down the stretch and into the fantasy playoffs.

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Browns | Josh Gordon eligible for Week 12

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:02:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is eligible to return from his suspension to play in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Nov. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon might be a bit rusty, at least initially, but his return could be giant for fantasy owners making a run for a postseason spot. Looking ahead to the fantasy playoffs, he faces the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15 at home before a road game against the Carolina Panthers in Week 16.

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Browns | Josh Gordon won't get another ban

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:29:41 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon avoided an additional two-game suspension by pleading guilty to a driving while intoxicated charge in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 16. Gordon's guilty plea will not be disciplined under the new drug policy.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon should be back after he serves the final eight games of his suspension. He should help fantasy owners in the later weeks of the season.

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