Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (quad) was placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list on Tuesday after suffering a quad injury working out on his own according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gordon is only expected to miss a "couple of weeks" of action due to his ailment. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Josh Gordon's recent quad injury is not expected to be serious and should not hinder his return to the field in Week 5 against the Patriots. Gordon should garner moderate upside in 2016 due to his connection with former Baylor teammate and current Browns' quarterback Robert Griffin III. Although Gordon's role remains uncertain, he should be selected in the upcoming fantasy football drafts and stashed for his return in the event he has another outstanding season as he did in 2013.
Category: Injury Updates
Tue, Jul 26th 7:20am EDT
By Anthony Cervino
According to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot, the Cleveland Browns head of football operations, Sashi Brown is suggesting that the team will give troubled WR Josh Gordon "another chance to redeem himself" with the club. (Source: Cleveland.com)
Fantasy Impact: In the wake of Josh Gordon's reinstatement into the NFL, there were question marks surrounding where the troubled wideout would play in 2016. There had been rumors flurrying this offseason that there would be a chance that the Browns would not accept Gordon back, but it appears that they are false as of these latest reports out of Cleveland. For fantasy football purposes, Gordon will be eligible to return to the field in Week 5 against the New England Patriots and garner moderate value. Gordon and quarterback Robert Griffin were teammates during their collegiate days at Baylor and could reignite the spark they had while attending the institution.
Clevland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been reinstated. Gordon has also been suspended for the first four games of the NFL season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Josh Gordon being reinstated by the NFL is huge for both the NFL and Fantasy Football. Before Gordon was suspended he was one of the few WR that could compete with Antonio Brown for the best WR in fantasy football. Now with Gordon back, give him a few games or so and then you can consider him a WR1. Be aware that Gordon should not be drafted as a WR1 as his reinstatement is conditional.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that suspended Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday regarding his reinstatement into the league. Gordon is eligible to re-apply on August 1. (Source: Ian Rapopot on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Josh Gordon will yet again make an attempt an NFL comeback after a laundry list of issues early on in his career. If Gordon is reinstated, there is uncertainty surrounding his future with the Cleveland Browns as they are in rebuilding mode with their personnel and character. The troubled wideout should garner fantasy value upon his return to the league wherever he catches on due to his age and upside that runs in line with his outstanding 2013 campaign.