Here are some names that I want you to think about before reading this article: Torrey Smith, Miles Austin and Mike Wallace. There is something that all of these players have in common. Besides playing in the NFL and being wide receivers, all of these players were listed to be better fantasy football picks than Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon.
At the beginning of the season, Gordon was suspended. Many fantasy football magazines had Gordon down pretty far on their list of receivers to draft this season. For this reason, many fantasy managers decided against him. He also plays for the Cleveland Browns, which also hurt his draft stock. Since his return, he has been up and down and lost favor with many managers that either drafted him late or took a risk on him in the waiver wire pickups.
Since their game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Gordon has been tearing up the fantasy world. Before his Week 12 matchup, Gordon had racked up 301 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He was beginning to make a case for himself as becoming an every week must start.
In his Week 12 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gordon made a statement: You must start him every week from here on out! Period! Gordon had a monster game against the Steelers, racking up 237 yards and on 14 targets for a touchdown. These numbers are putting him in the same conversation, fantasy wise, as Dez Bryant and Andre Johnson.
Look, I know many of you just do not think you can trust anyone who plays for the Cleveland Browns. I get that, I really do. However, you have to look at facts. Gordon is the best and really only threat (besides Jordan Cameron) that the Cleveland Browns have at their disposal. They will be using him for the rest of the season in that role. If you picked him up in your league or traded for him, you made a great move! If you lost him, you may have just lost your fantasy football league because of that decision.