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By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 12:26pm EDT

Josh Gordon is attending Browns meetings, using the facilities, and staying in shape for his return from suspension in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: We are in Week 7 so Josh is halfway through his suspension. All summer long every news article about Josh was negative and hurt his fantasy value. If he is stashed on your bench, get ready to start him week 12. He will be a WR 1 immediately, so plan accordingly.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 12:51pm EDT

Gordon has permission to attend team meetings and use the Browns facilities as his suspension continues. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It has been a breath of fresh air to see his name pop up in the news for constructive reasons. After a summer of bad luck it seems like Gordon is making smart decisions and putting himself in encouraging settings. His suspension ends November 17th, and he should be owned in all leagues.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 3:22pm EDT

Josh Gordon's suspension has offically been changed to 10 games. (Source: Jason La Canfora)

Fantasy Impact: Josh Gordon will return Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome. The Browns have been playing good football, and Gordon will fit in nicely. Gordon is worth stashing in all fantasy formats. When on the field he has as much upside as any WR in the game.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 4:35pm EDT

The NFLPA votes are in and Josh Gordon will be out for 10 weeks. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: He is an elite fantasy wide receiver when on the field, so grab him if you can. Gordon has enough upside to stash him for the majority of the season. He will be back for the final weeks of the fantasy season and provide your team with a fantasy playoff boost.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 11:07am EDT

Josh Gordon told ESPN's Elizabeth Merrill that he does not plan on suing the NFL over his one year-ban for substance abuse. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: "The whole being in limbo thing, I'm over it," Gordon said. "I'm not waiting on the edge of my seat anymore." If Josh Gordon did indeed file an injunction against the NFL, it would have temporarily allowed him to play while the case was contested. Now, the only way Gordon sees the field in 2014 is if the NFLPA and the NFL agrees to a brand new drug policy. If the language in the deal applies retroactively to players that were suspended for substance abuse this year, Gordon's suspension could be reduced or wiped away. On the small chance that his suspension is reduced or abolished, Gordon is well worth a stash at the end of your fantasy bench.

By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 10:40pm EDT

Star Browns receiver Josh Gordon has a chance at a reduced or complete cancellation of his season long suspension. The NFL and the player's association are currently negotiating to lessen the penalties for non-performance enhancing drug use. This Sunday is rumored to be a date that an agreement could be reached. (Source: Cincy Jungle)

Fantasy Impact: If Gordon is on the waiver wire in your league he is worth an immediate speculative add. A recommended strategy would be to drop your kicker to pick up Gordon and then wait and see if any news breaks on Sunday. Gordon would be an immediate WR1 if he does play this season.

By Andrew Sears, Browns Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 1:12pm EDT

Schefter reports that the appeal on Gordon's suspension was upheld and the Browns' star WR will be out of action for the next year. Gordon will be able to apply for reinstatement at the end of the 2014 season to determine if he's eligible to participate in the Browns' 2015 OTAs and training camp. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously difficult (but not entirely unexpected) news for Gordon. There was some hope that the suspension would be reduced to less than the full season. As it stands now, Jordan Cameron becomes the centerpiece of the Browns' passing game while Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin will see moderate bumps in value.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 5:56pm EDT

Here is the full Mike Pettine quote: "Knowing that the decision is looming, we're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for at minimum some part of the year..." (Source: Nate Ulrich - Akron)

Fantasy Impact: The Browns are being realistic. They know they will likely be without Josh Gordon for some period of time; however, this could mean, four, eight, or sixteen games. Again, without clarity, it's tough to say where Josh Gordon should be drafted. His ADP is currently in the middle of the 9th round and if Gordon does only miss four or eight games, he could be a massive value heading in to the 2014 season.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 4:05pm EDT

Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot says that the news on Josh Gordon's pending or non-pending suspension is not expected today. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: It's a bit surprising that the NFL has not come down with a ruling on whether or not Josh Gordon will play, at all, in the 2014 season. Hopefully we'll get some solid news this weekend or early next week. Josh Gordon continues to be drafted in the late-9th round.

By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 4:22pm EDT

Josh Gordon had 1 catch for 8 yards on 5 targets.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon was unusually unimpressive in Monday’s preseason game. He only had one reception for 8 yards. He was getting throws from two different quarterbacks. The receiving corps will continue to struggle while the quarterback competition continues. Josh Gordon had 3 different quarterbacks last season and was still a fantasy monster. There is still no news about his pending suspension, and that is all that is standing in the way of him being one of fantasy's best receivers.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 11:16pm EDT

The Cleveland Browns are "bracing themselves" for Gordon to be suspended at least eight games. (Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon's appeal has two outcomes. The first being that if Gordon wins his appeal, he'll resume his career and won't be suspended. If he loses, he'll be suspended and banned from the team for a year. The best case scenario is that Gordon can settle and get an 8 game suspension. "The Browns know that no NFL player has ever won an appeal based on second-hand smoke and that Gordon will be hard-pressed to end up with anything less than the indefinite ban", said Mary Kay Cabot (Cleveland Plain Dealer). A decision on Gordon's appeal is expected in 1-3 weeks.

By Graham Barfield, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 11:53am EDT

Mary Kay Cabot (Cleveland Plain Dealer) is reporting that suspended WR Josh Gordon expects a decision on his pending appeal in 1-3 weeks. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon's hearing concluded yesterday (8/4/14) and the 1-3 week time frame is a bit strange because it is longer than most expected. All fantasy owners can do is wait for the ruling to be dolled out at this point.

By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 4:43pm EDT

Josh Gordon now has a slight chance of avoiding an indefinite suspension for the upcoming NFL season. The plan outlined by Gordon's agent and lawyer is to use the argument that Gordon was subjected to secondhand smoke and therefore failed the subsequent drug test. Grossi feels there is a perfect storm of events working in Gordon's favor by putting pressure on the NFL. These include Ray Rice only getting suspended two games for domestic violence and Colts Owner Jim Irsay getting arrested in March for driving while intoxicated. (Source: Tony Grossi)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners would be wise to keep an eye on the proceedings this Friday, August 1. If Gordon's expected year-long suspension is lowered to eight games or less, he becomes an attractive target in dynasty leagues and worth a late round pick in redraft leagues with deep benches.

By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 5:26pm EDT

Josh Gordon is indeed in attendance as Browns training camp opened for veterans today. He took part in the conditioning test and appeared to be in good shape. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon's future still remains up in the air until his appeal is heard by the NFL. Fantasy owners should plan on him not being available for the 2014 season and he is undraftable except perhaps as a flier in deep leagues. Gordon's presence at camp, however, may indicate that he remains in Cleveland's plans for the future. There was some speculation that the team would cut ties with the talented but troubled wide receiver. He remains a hold in dynasty leagues.

By Clinton Ho, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Jul 18th 3:24pm EDT

Josh Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed that Gordon's appeal hearing regarding his drug suspension is coming up soon. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: Without any specific details as to when Gordon's hearing will take place, the expectation for fantasy owners should be that he won't play in 2014. Nothing is confirmed, but the Browns' star cornerback, Joe Haden, was suspended in 2012 for four games after his first failed drug test. In Gordon's case, he has had a history with violations of the substance abuse policy leading most to believe he won't be a factor in 2014.

By Andrew Sears, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Jul 8th 2:15am EDT

Gordon was arrested at 3am on Saturday after being pulled over for speeding. The police officer on duty stated that Gordon was "appreciably impaired." (Source: Mary Cay Cabot)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon was already facing a 16 game suspension for a failed drug test. There was some hope that the suspension would get reduced but he'll almost assuredly be suspended for the year now (and possibly longer). It goes without saying that Gordon should not be drafted in redraft leagues in 2014.

Breaking Football | Sep 12th
Forgotten in all of the NFL’s recent Ray Rice-related drama has been the status of several other players currently serving league-mandated suspensions for drugs. Just before the beginning of the regular season, three well-known players, Dallas’ Orlando Scandrick, Denver’s Wes Welker and Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, were all suspended for various violations of the league’s...
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 12th
According to multiple reports — like this one from ESPN's Adam Schefter, and this one from Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo — Josh Gordon will have his suspension reduced to eight games upon approval of revisions to the league's drug policies. Here's additional detail, via the Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot: One league source said Gordon will likely be re-instated for about half the season bec...
ESPN | Sep 12th
Christopher Harris looks at how the potential reduction of Josh Gordon's suspension will affect his fantasy value and that of his teammates.
The Fake Football | Sep 11th
The great Evan Silva joined Rich Hribar and Chad Scott this week to discuss Week Two matchups, Josh Gordon things and the quagmire that is the RB situations in Baltimore  Full Article » The post The Faked Goods: Dynasty Fantasy Football Podcast #29 Pt. 2 appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
The Fake Football | Sep 11th
The great Evan Silva joined Rich Hribar and Chad Scott this week to discuss Week Two matchups, Josh Gordon things and the quagmire that is the RB situations in Baltimore  Full Article » The post The Faked Goods: Dynasty Fantasy Football Podcast #29 Pt. 1 appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
Razzball | Sep 10th
The title was just the long way of saying: JOSH GORDON MUTHA EFFERS. If you were wondering who all 20 players are, I've actually seen the list and can report that those players are all Josh Gordon. So it's that easy, right? Not so fast...
The Fantasy Fix | Sep 10th
Week one of the National Football League is officially in the books. And with that, fantasy football fans are looking towards the waiver wire to see if their team can be improved in any way. Some fantasy footballers will react — or, overreact — to their players performances unjustly during this period. Plenty of buzz […]
ESPN | Sep 9th
Christopher Harris discusses Josh Gordon's fantasy ownership in Week 2.
ESPN | Sep 5th
Christopher Harris discusses Josh Gordon's value if his suspension is reduced this season.
ESPN | Sep 5th
Christopher Harris wonders if Cordarrelle Patterson have a similar breakout season to Josh Gordon last year?
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 5th
On Thursday morning, we learned that suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon — the man who led the NFL in receiving yards last season (1,646) — was contemplating an employment opportunity with a car dealership. One of the most dangerous playmakers in football, a 23-year-old highlight machine, was possibly going to spend a year hawking F-series pickups to the good people of Nort...
ESPN | Aug 28th
Christopher Harris and Field Yates break down the impact of the Josh Gordon suspension, the Patriots-Bucs trade and more. Plus, the preseason "Undy" a...
ESPN | Aug 28th
• ESPN NFL analyst Jeff Saturday and NFL Network's Shaun O'Hara discuss Josh Gordon's suspension from the NFL. Saturday and O'Hara • ES...
Breaking Football | Aug 27th
Josh Gordon has been in the NFL for about five minutes, yet he’s been suspended about 80 times already, it seems. He failed three drug tests in college at Baylor, and was suspended there, too. Wednesday the NFL announced that it has decided to uphold Gordon’s yearlong suspension for his third failed drug test in the pros. Gordon appealed the suspension, and the NFL took forever to fina...
EDSFootball | Aug 27th
The good news is a decision has FINALLY been announced. The bad news, however, is that it wasn't what the Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon and fantasy owners had hoped. That said, it was the most-likely scenario. Per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, the NFL has upheld Gordon's full-year suspension. After being suspended for the first two games of last season, Gordon led the NFL in receiving with a f...
Razzball | Aug 27th
Don't worry, I got five on it. Despite pre-season nearly over and the media being inundated with "best shape of my life" stories and covering the on-going suicide watch of the Chiefs defense, there is one story, in particular, that was being watched closely by both the NFL and fantasy football fans alike. And that story was the Indianapolis Colts cutting LaVon Brazil after being suspended for the...