Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

WR - CLE - Suspended
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 26College: Baylor

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
26th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #280
Best / Worst #159 / #300
ADP #238


Josh Gordon denied reinstatement

USA Today's Tom Pelissero is reporting Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's petition for reinstatement was denied by the NFL.

Fantasy Impact

It may come to a surprise to some, but the NFL has denied Gordon's reinstatement petition Thursday. Per reports, the troubled wideout could reapply again in the fall. Currently, Gordon is not eligible to play in the 2017 season and his future in the league not only remains up in the air, but it also appears grim. The Browns will roll with Corey Coleman and Kenny Britt as their starting wide receivers for the upcoming season.

Josh Gordon has been denied reinstatement to the NFL

The NFL has denied Browns WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement petition, according to Tom Pelissero on Twitter. He can reapply in the fall.

Fantasy Impact

This is breaking news, and more information should be available shortly, but it sounds like Gordon did not do everything the NFL was hoping he would do in order to earn his reinstatement to the league. He can reapply in the fall, but it is no sure thing that his reinstatement will be approved then, either. We might not see Josh Gordon on a football field in 2017, and there is a chance we never see him in the NFL ever again.

Mike Maher14 weeks ago
Josh Gordon unlikely to be retained by Browns

Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot is reporting that it is "doubtful" that the team retains suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon for the 2017 season.

Fantasy Impact

The Browns, who own the rights to Gordon for the next two seasons after his impending reinstatement, are expected to move on from the troubled wideout either via trade or outright release, per Cabot. The 25-year-old receiver hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2014 due to his suspensions and will likely hear a verdict on his reinstatement and status for the 2017 campaign within the next two months. If Gordon could return to his 2013 form -- he produced an 87-1,646-9 stat line that year -- he'll be a sure-fire fantasy asset for the upcoming season.

Josh Gordon applying for reinstatement

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is applying for his reinstatement into the league Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon, who hasn't played since 2014 due to a lengthy ban from the NFL for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, is applying for his reinstatement Wednesday, per his business manager Michael Johnson. Although the troubled wideout is currently still a member of the Cleveland Browns organization, there is no guarantee that the team will employ him past his impending reinstatement. Gordon, 25, should have plenty of gas left in the tank for football if can get his personal life back on track.

Josh Gordon is on the trade block

According to a report on, the Browns are actively trying to trade Josh Gordon before Tuesday's trade deadline. Gordon was just released from a rehab facility in New Hampshire.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon has yet to be reinstated by the league, but league spokesman Brian McCarthy said that players on indefinite suspension can be traded. Even if a team does trade for Gordon, it's hard seeing the Browns getting much for him. It is clear that the Browns intend to move on without the services of Gordon regardless of whether another team takes him off their hands via trade or not.

Matthew Terelle41 weeks ago