Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

WR - NE
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 28College: Baylor

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 18th
Draft Rank (ECR) #75
Best / Worst #44 / #141
ADP #128

Ownership

 
Yahoo
47%
 
ESPN
10%
 
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Josh Gordon may not play in third preseason game

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Josh Gordon might not play in the Patriots’ third preseason game.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL but still has a couple of minor hurdles to clear. However, while he may miss the team’s regular season dress rehearsal, Gordon is still expected to be ready to roll come Week 1. His presence alone should elevate New England’s offense in a very meaningful way. Giddy up.

Josh Gordon to be reinstated by NFL

The NFL has reinstated Josh Gordon on a conditional basis.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon can rejoin the Patriots starting on Sunday. There are apparently stipulations that Gordon must complete in order to participate in team activities, including practice. He's been suspended indefinitely since December 2018 due to violations of the league's substance abuse policy. He's good to go for the start of the new season at this point so expect his ADP to soar ahead of the new season. He should step into a significant role immediately, but as we've seen in the past he could quickly become a fantasy afterthought with another off-the-field issue.

Blaine BlontzAug 16, 2019
Josh Gordon receives original round tender

Josh Gordon has received an original round restricted free agent tender from the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact

Essentially, since Gordon was drafted in the second round any team that wishes to sign Gordon away from the Patriots would need to forfeit their second-round pick. This all but guarantees that Gordon will remain with New England in 2019. Whether or not he'll be playing in 2019 is another question.

Blaine Blontz23 weeks ago
Josh Gordon receiving in-patient treatment

Josh Gordon is currently receiving in-patient treatment in Gainesville, Florida as he serves his indefinite ban from the NFL.

Fantasy Impact

Doug Kyed of NESN writes the Patriots are paying for Gordon's treatment and that it's still possible he could return to the team down the road. Gordon's latest ban from the NFL was the result of diluted drug test samples. The 27-year-old caught four TDs in 12 games this year.

Josh Gordon facing indefinite ban

Josh Gordon is reportedly facing an indefinite ban by the NFL for "violating terms of his reinstatement under the substance abuse policy."

Fantasy Impact

Gordon sent out a note that indicated he was stepping away to focus on his mental health, but this report would seem to somewhat conflict with the notion that he's making this decision to step away on his own authority. If the indefinite ban would be handed down, it would likely mean the end of Gordon in the NFL. While he loses all value in 2018 redraft leagues, it also looks like he could be out of football altogether which certainly impacts his dynasty league value as well.

Blaine Blontz34 weeks ago