Josh Gordon, big play specialist (US Presswire)Josh Gordon's last three catches, as of this writing, have gone for 153 yards and three touchdowns. So the Cleveland rookie seems to be making the most of his opportunities.
Gordon caught a pair of TD passes in Week 5 against the Giants — the first went for 62 yards, the next for 20 — and he hauled in a 71-yard score on Sunday against Cincinnati. Highlight here.
Gordon sliced through a Bengals secondary that couldn't run with him (or chose not to), and then made a nifty one-handed catch on Brandon Weeden's throw. Nicely done.
This week, the Browns' receiving corps is without Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), Travis Benjamin (another hamstring) and Jordan Norwood (foot, IR), so the team will need whatever Gordon can give. He's clearly on the fantasy radar, available in 89 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
Of course Gordon is also a raw, first-year, 21-year-old wideout tied to a raw, first-year, 65-year-old quarterback, so we have to be careful not to oversell him as a fantasy asset. Still, you have to like what you've seen so far.
If you're among the very small percentage of fantasy owners who gave Gordon a start this week as a Hail Mary, please take a (premature) victory lap in comments...