2013 Fantasy Football: Time To Add Josh Gordon

By Dustin Manko
Josh Gordon
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Before you read this go to your league and grab Josh Gordon right now. As I start writing this, he is owned in 70 percent of Yahoo! leagues, meaning you might have a shot. If he is not available, a trade offer could be worth pursuing.

Ok! You got him? Great. The reason why you needed to do that is pizza. Yes, a late night snack is responsible for your latest waiver wire pickup.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car accident early this morning when he claimed that a pizza fell off the passenger seat, distracting him, which led to a single car crash that broke the arm of Burleson. Consequently, the Lions are now looking for a receiver to replace Burleson. The team clearly doesn’t trust the knees of Ryan Broyles.

A little further south, the Cleveland Browns are obviously stockpiling draft picks for next year. That means that all players are on the trading block, including Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon, should the return be right for the Browns.

While Kenny Britt and Greg Little could be in the mix, Gordon makes sense. He is the best receiver not named Cameron for the Browns, and the Lions need someone to compliment Calvin Johnson. The Lions also seem to not really use their tight end very much, with the majority of check downs going to their running backs instead of Brandon Pettigrew. He is also under contract for another three years at a very reasonable price.

Last week, in his first game of the season Gordon was a fantasy stud. He caught 10 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown and then added a 22 yard rush to his stat line. This was done without the threat of a running game, and with Brian Hoyer quarterbacking. Imagine what he could do playing opposite of Megatron, with a credible running attack and with Matthew Stafford throwing him the ball.

Even if the trade doesn’t happen, Hoyer looked surprisingly good on Sunday. As the Browns work to get Willis McGahee up to speed, they will rely on their passing attack. Also, you almost have to assume that the Browns will be trailing in most of their games, which would obviously help the stats of Gordon and Cameron. Either way, fantasy owners win.

Now after taking all that into consideration, anyone want to grab a slice of pizza?

As always, I welcome your comments. If you think I’m wrong, I’m willing to listen. Just back it up with some facts and solid evidence. Thanks for reading and good luck this season.

Dustin Manko is an author at Rant Sports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DustinManko, ”Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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