College: Baylor | 4 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 4/13/1991
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
On IR - knee
Total Pts: 51
Avg Pts: 7.29
Rank: 26 WR
Gordon landed with the Patriots last year and seemed on his way to great things but had an-other hiccup off the field. He is suspended indefinitely. He could be reinstated before the season, during the season or after the season. It really isn't known at this point. He just needs to get himself clean and stay clean, which is easier said than done for Gordon, who has battled substance abuse since entering the league. The positive for Gordon was he played well with the Patriots, having 40 receptions for 720 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. Gordon had two 100-yard games and at least four receptions seven games. The Patriots already resigned Gordon, so if he plays again, it will be with the Patriots. Gordon is a very talented player. He is a matchup nightmare for defenses because of his combination of size and speed.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Gordon is obviously a huge risk. He has a high ceiling if playing, though. He can post big numbers in this offense but you just never know what will happen with Gordon. He might be the biggest question mark in the draft. It all comes down to price tag for Gordon. If you can get him at a good price, he is worth the risk. If not, don't bother.
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon will get another shot at NFL redemption with the New England Patriots in 2019. Gordon was reinstated from the commissioners exempt list late in the preseason, but will get the chance to line up for the Patriots in Week 1. Gordon has flashed his extraordinary talent in the past, and was having success in New England prior to leaving the team last season. In 11 games he had 720 yards, with three touchdowns on 68 targets and 40 receptions. His catch% was not ideal, sitting below 60%, but it is always tough joining a team late and hopefully he built up enough rapport with Brady last season to improve that efficiency in 2019. If Gordon gets it right and can stay on the field he has the ability to be a must-start receiver every week, especially with Brady looking for a new touchdown threat without recently retired Rob Gronkowski. The value on Gordon right now is rising, but his history means that there is always a chance his current ADP will still present value come seasons end. However, beware it could all come crashing down very quickly.
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Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 23, due to a pair of bone bruises in his knee. His time in New England is likely over, according to a source, and he is expected to be waived off the Reserve/Injured list when fully healthy.
Fantasy Spin: If you were holding out hope of a Gordon return at some point, it might happen, but it appears it won't be in New England. And, if he does latch on with another organization, it's doubtful he'll have enough time to get up to speed to be any kind of a factor at least until the 2020 season.
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (knee), who was placed on Injured Reserve on Wednesday, thinks that he's close to returning to play, according to a source. The Patriots will likely release him at this point, but he could be available to other teams as a free agent soon. It's a peculiar decision, but it looks the Patriots are giving up on Gordon after an unproductive season through six games. The 28-year-old has just 20 receptions for 287 yards and a touchdown. His fantasy owners were certainly expecting more once the Pats released Antonio Brown. Mohamed Sanu and Jakobi Meyers are the biggest beneficiaries of this move with Gordon, although rookie N'Keal Harry could also factor in later in the season when he's healthy. There's no guarantee that Gordon lands with another team and produces right away, but he's worth holding onto for a bit if you have the room.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 23, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett will serve as the team's top three receivers moving forward with Gordon sidelined. Edelman and Sanu should be weekly starting options in all leagues, while Dorsett can be a flex option most weeks.
The New England Patriots placed wide receiver Josh Gordon (knee) on the Injured Reserve on Wednesday. Gordon was injured on Thursday night two weeks ago and sat out of Monday's blowout win over the Jets. There's a chance he'll return to the team later this year, but Gordon effectively won't be of much use to fantasy owners the rest of the way. With him out of the picture, it'll mean bigger workloads for Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and rookie Jakobi Meyers. The Pats also just acquired receiver Mohamed Sanu from the Falcons, but it remains to be seen how quickly he can get up to speed with the offense and how exactly he'll be used. Meyers and Sanu are both worth grabbing off the waiver wire if you owned Gordon or if you need receiver depth. Gordon has just 20 catches (36 targets) for 287 yards and one touchdown in six games this year.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee/ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon sat out last week's game against the New York Jets and is at risk of missing another contest. He'll need to be stashed for as long as he's out, although the acquisition of WR Mohamed Sanu will likely eat into his workload.
The New England Patriots have declared TE Matt LaCosse, DL Michael Bennett, WR Josh Gordon, SS Patrick Chung, OT Korey Cunningham, RB Rex Burkhead and TE Ryan Izzo inactive for Week 7.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (ankle) was ruled out for Monday, Oct. 21's game against the New York Jets.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon made just one seven-yard catch against the New York Giants last Thursday night. His absence should open up playing time and targets for Phillip Dorsett and Jakobi Meyers. Both are desperation flex plays as bye-week replacements.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Saturday, Oct. 19, and is not expected to play in the Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 21.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon was banged up in Week 6 and left with just one catch for 7 yards. His expected absence opens the door for more targets for fellow WRs Jakobi Meyers, Phillip Dorsett and Phillip Olszewski although they are, in that order, all flex plays at the very best.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon's status for Week 7 is uncertain at this point, but fantasy players will know more about his status in the next day or two. He is a risky option since the Patriots play on Monday Night Football, so fantasy players could consider other options.
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (ankle, knee) missed a second straight practice on Friday. Tight ends Ryan Izzo (concussion) and Matt LaCosse (knee) also sat out. Gordon looks unlikely to play on Monday night against the Jets, so fantasy owners should make plans to be without him. If that's the case, it's likely that Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett will be the team's top two receivers in a good matchup against Gang Green. Dorsett has sneaky flex and DFS appeal after missing last Thursday's game. LaCosse is out multiple weeks and Izzo is in danger of sitting out Monday, leaving the Pats dangerously thin at tight end. It's why they re-signed veteran Benjamin Watson earlier this week.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee, ankle), TE Matt LaCosse (knee) and TE Ryan Izzo (concussion) did not practice Friday, Oct. 18. RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel, chest), WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) and WR Julian Edelman (chest) were limited.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon's status for Week 7 is uncertain at this point, so fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation. He is a solid fantasy option when healthy but is a risky option this week since the Patriots play on Monday Night Football.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon has missed both of the Pats' practices so far this week after sustaining the knee injury in Week 6, and he'll have a couple more opportunities to get back on the practice field before the team's Week 7 game Monday night. Start lining up another flex option now just in case.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) departed with a knee injury in the second quarter Thursday, Oct. 11, but the issue isn't believed to be serious, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon has only totaled 17 catches for 214 scoreless yards over five games since Week 1, and should be regarded as a low-end WR2 for the rest of the season, provided he's healthy.
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (knee), who left Thursday night's game early, was spotted in the second half riding a stationary bike on the sideline. He did not return to the game, but it looks like he's not dealing with a major injury. Gordon disappointed his fantasy owners with just one catch for seven yards in the great matchup, but the good news is it appears he won't have to miss extended time, and the Patriots have 10 days to rest up for their Week 7 Monday night game against the Jets. Gordon hasn't lived up to expectations yet in 2019, especially with Antonio Brown out of the picture, but there's still time for him to rebound.
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon caught one pass for seven yards and left in the first half of the Patriots 35-14 win over the Giants with a twisted knee. Gordon was escorted gingerly off the field and did not return in the game. The talented receiver has been listed as questionable on the injury report the past few weeks and he could be looking at missing some time after this latest injury. The season has not gone according to plan to this point for Gordon and his status should be updated over the weekend.
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) is questionable to return against the New York Giants in Week 6 after injuring his left knee.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon was riding the stationary bike on the sidelines after exiting the medical tent, so even if he doesn't return in Week 6, it is a decent sign that the injury might not be too serious.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) exited against the New York Giants in Week 6 with a left knee injury.
Fantasy Spin: The Patriots receiving corps is already banged up, and if Gordon misses time, Julian Edelman should be in for a massive workload. It could also be a good idea to check your waiver wire for N'Keal Harry. The rookie is eligible to return after Week 8 and may be thrust into a big role.
New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon likely will be active for the Week 6 game and could see more targets with Phillip Dorsett ruled out. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) did not practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Oct. 8. RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel), DB Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Josh Gordon (knee) and LB Shilique Calhoun (ankle) were limited.