Throughout this year, one of the biggest fantasy surprises has to be Cleveland Browns second year WR Josh Gordon.
After starting the year with a 2-game suspension, Josh Gordon made up for it, and then some. He returned this season in Week 3 when the Browns took on the Minnesota Vikings with Brian Hoyer at QB following a Brandon Weeden injury.
First game back, ease him in…. No. Josh Gordon finished with 10-146-1 and that was just the beginning.
What stopped Josh Gordon from being even more dominant was inconsistent and injury plagued QB play. He shuffled between Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell.
In 2 full games with Hoyer, Gordon averaged 7-109-.5, a small sample size indeed, but every Browns receiver was much more productive with Hoyer in the lineup.
This year Josh Gordon had some of the most insane game we’ve ever seen including becoming one of the only WRs in NFL history to have back-to-back 200 yard receiving games.
So the question is: Will Josh Gordon be fantasy footballs No. 1 WR option in re-draft formats?
My guess is he’ll be number two. Dynasty, is a different story, but in re-draft formats it’s really hard to dethrone the all mighty Calvin Johnson as he has been much more dominant over the years.
The Browns QB situation is in disarray. Do they draft a QB? Who will be available? Manziel? Bortles? Do they trade up and get Bridgewater? Do they stick wit Hoyer? What about Weeden. Too many uncertainties, but no matter, Gordon will still be dominant as he’ll be any QBs favorite target.
My predictions for next year for Josh Gordon? The Browns will draft Johnny Manziel and finish with over 100 catches and over a dozen TDs.
Josh Gordon is worthy of a 1st round pick in PPR formats.
Top-5 WRs for 2014
1. Calvin Johnson
2. Josh Gordon
3. AJ Green
4. Brandon Marshall
5. Julio Jones
NFL Latest News
Brian Hoyer named starter over Johnny Manziel
The Cleveland Browns have named Brain Hoyer their starting quarterback for week one. This may or may not be a shock to everyone. Johnny Manziel will likely start at some point this season. When that it happens depends on how well Hoyer and the Browns do to begin the season. Hoyer helped Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron be fantasy stars last season. Manziel taking over shouldn’t hurt the pass catchers in this offense.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Sims will undergo Surgery
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Sims will undergo surgery on the ankle he injured in practice. Sims is expected to be out for 12-14 weeks. This should be good news for Doug Martin owners, as Sims seemed the likely contender to carries in Tampa Bay. Bobby Rainey, Mike James and Jeff Demps are all vying for carries as well. Sims could be a worth add from the waiver wire depending on how the early part of the season goes.
Dwayne Bowe will be suspended for one game
The Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for the first game of the season. This will drop him slightly in my rankings. Owners who worry about receiver taken early in their draft may want to target Bowe, who will provide stability. He is currently coming off the board as a 10th round pick and receiver forty-two per myfantasyleague.com. His ADP will likely drop with the news, giving even more value to Bowe.
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Sale came off the DL in a big way Thursday night, throwing six shutout innings with ten strikeouts. Sale had a no- hitter going into the sixth, but with two outs Zolio Almonte singled to center to break it up. According to Sale and manager Robin Ventura, they had discussed before the game that even if Sale had been throwing perfect game he was not pitching more than six innings.
Keuchel dominated again Monday night against the Angels. Throwing almost his second complete game in consecutive outings. Keuchel threw 8.2 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs, and he stroke out 8. Keuchel has been very tough, not allowing no more than 4 runs in his nin starts. He will look to continue his dominance on Saturday against Seattle.
Following up a 2-1 shock defeat of Manchester United at Old Trafford to start the season, Swansea City continued their winning ways, this time defeating Burnley 1-0 at Liberty Stadium. The lone goal from Dyer was all that was needed to pick up the result and three points. Gylfi Sigurdsson had a chance to pick up a second goal in as many matches, but had to settle for his second assist on the season. Goalkeeper Lucas Fabianski turned aside the only shot he faced to keep a clean sheet, earning his second win with his new club. Source: goal.com
Diego Costa, Chelsea – FWD
Chelsea defeated Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday behind two second half goals. Costa netted his second goal on just his second shot since joining The Blues while Hazard continued to shine at Stamford Bridge with one of his own. Since Hazard’s arrival to the club in 2012, 17 of his 24 league goals have come on the home pitch. Continuing his immediate impact, Cesc Fabregas picked up his third assist through just two matches, making for a remarkable pace of one assist per 60 minutes played. Source: @Squawka / @Who Scored
Eduardo Vargas, QPR – FWD
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Tim Kennedy executed his gameplan to perfection and virtually dominated Michael Bisping in the Main Event of The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Bisping Vs Kennedy. The former U.S. Army sniper, ranked #8 at middleweight, can now look to move into possible title contention with his win over #5 ranked Bisping. Kennedy improves his overall record to 18-4, 3-0 in the UFC.
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