2019 Fantasy Football Josh Gordon Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper. Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players. We are only focusing on the top-rated wide receivers in standard scoring and PPR leagues. If you love guys with high expectations who have chronic issues staying on the field, then this Josh Gordon player profile is for you.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years. I could show you lists from earlier, but at the skill positions, I think three years is plenty to see what a player does. I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.

Josh Gordon ADP and AAV:

Standard: 33rd among wide receivers, 85th overall

PPR: 43rd among wide receivers, 107th overall

Josh Gordon Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $7


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 43rd 97.7 35th 8.14
2017 97th 39.5 37th 7.9
2016 DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended



Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 48 138.7 37th 11.6
2017 101 57.5 32nd 11.5
2016 DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended



Targets Targets Per Game Receptions Receptions Per Game Catch Rate
2018 71 5.9 41 3.4 57.75%
2017 43 8.6 18 3.6 41.86%
2016 DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended DNP – Suspended

Overview:  Josh Gordon is BACK in action with the  Patriots, having been fully reinstated. Time will tell if his career can repair itself

Strategy: Our Josh Gordon Auction Value ($200 Budget): $6

Josh Gordon is certainly more talented than a lot of the jamokes and jabronis at his price point. The problem, as always, is if he can stay away from the substances. He presents tremendous value at his ADP and AAV, and is worth getting onto your roster for the great upside he could present on a Gronkless Patriots roster.

Best Case Scenario:  Josh Gordon manages to keep his head on straight and plays a sixteen-game season for the first time since the first Barack Obama Administration. We already saw the upside with Gordon in this offense, as his 10.6 yards per target with the Patriots was fourth-highest last season (min. 65 targets). If he and Tom Brady continue to click, he ends up around 1,200 yards and ten touchdowns, as a WR1.

Worst Case Scenario:  I mean, come on. He’s played 22 games since 2014. You know what the downside is here.

(Photo Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josh_Gordon_(28192543373).jpg)

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