Cleveland Browns
  • 6'3"
  • 225
  • 23
  • 3rd season
  • Baylor
  • n/a

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2012 CLE 16 95 95 50 805 16.1 5 0 0 0 1 805 5 0 1 4
2013 CLE 14 164 159 87 1646 18.9 9 5 88 0 0 1734 9 0 8 8
  Avg 15 130 127 69 1226 17.5 7 3 44 0 1 1270 7 0 5 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/28/2014 3:42pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not eligible to play in the CFL while serving a year-long suspension in the NFL, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: The big problem is that Gordon is still under contract with the Browns, so it's back to the drawing board for the wideout and his legal team.

  • Posted: 8/27/2014 3:37pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's representatives are considering a lawsuit against the NFL which could seek an injunction to put the suspension on hold until the legal process takes it course, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: If you've already taken a late-round fantasy flier on Gordon, you certainly have nothing to lose in hoping for some sort of injunction, but overall, this is exactly what we need: More uncertainty, red tape and legal wrangling over the playing status of 2013's top wideout. You'll have no choice but to stay tuned.

  • Posted: 8/27/2014 2:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be suspended for the 2014 season after his appeal of the suspension was denied, according to a source. Gordon will be allowed to file for reinstatement after the 2014 season, but his representatives will look for other alternatives in this case. He also will not be allowed at the team's facility during his suspension. The team hoped it would be able to work with him during the time period.

    Huddle Up: Condolences to those re-draft league GMs who took a mid- or late-round gamble on Gordon. Cincy import Andrew Hawkins stands as our highest-ranked Browns WR, but he only rates bench status in all but the larger leagues at this point. Meanwhile, the stock of TE Jordan Cameron is higher than ever as should be the team's runaway leader in all receiving categories if he stays healthy.

  • Posted: 8/26/2014 3:40pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's hearing for a drunken-driving charge has been rescheduled for November. He was originally scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Aug. 26. He was arrested July 5 after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. Gordon is also still waiting to hear from the league on whether he'll be suspended for all or part of this year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Huddle Up: The seemingly endless wait for the Gordon decision continues. Meanwhile, fantasy GMs have had to make their calls, and Gordon currently owns the 44th-highest ADP among WRs, coming off the board with the 116th pick on average

  • Posted: 8/20/2014 10:33am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's appeal hearing for his one-year suspension had no settlement talks. There has yet to be a ruling on the matter, but it appears to be an all-or-nothing case.

    Huddle Up: The expectation was that the two sides might meet in the middle, with the league offering an 8-game suspension as a settlement option. With no settlement talks, it's tough to expect a settlement--and that means unless the judge hearing the appeal decides to step outside the NFL's guidebook it's either a year off as expected for Gordon, or he gets off without punishment. And you can guess where this is most likely headed.

  • Posted: 8/19/2014 5:41pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon could have shown more effort on a couple plays during the team's Monday night game against the Washington Redskins, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

    Huddle Up: Quite possibly the WR's mind was more on his looming suspension, which likely -- hopefully -- will be announced this week.

  • Posted: 8/14/2014 11:51pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon might have to wait until the end of next week to hear a verdict on his appeal hearing, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: Bad news for the fantasy world as another week of drafts will enter the books without official word on Gordon's status for the season.

  • Posted: 8/12/2014 9:11am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon could hear about his suspension ruling as soon as this week, general manager Ray Farmer said Monday, Aug. 11.

    Huddle Up: The sooner the better, for both the Browns and fantasy owners wondering what draft pick to toss at the possibility of eight games from last season's top receiver.

  • Posted: 8/7/2014 3:59pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has not had settlement talks with the NFL to reduce his year-long suspension. Gordon has appealed the suspension, and the result of that appeal can come at any time.

    Huddle Up: Nope, nothing definitive yet, as fantasy leaguers near and far await some sort of decision.

  • Posted: 8/6/2014 10:22am ET

    The Cleveland Browns are bracing themselves for at least an eight-game suspension for WR Josh Gordon, league sources said Tuesday, Aug. 5. His appeal wrapped up Monday, Aug. 4, and the decision on his indefinite ban could take anywhere from one to three weeks, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Eight games would actually be a step up from the year-long ban the Browns originally thought Gordon would be facing--and of course there's no guarantee Gordon's appeal will be successful anyway. At this juncture you can stash Gordon at the end of a large roster and hope the appeals process gives him half a season in 2014.

  • Posted: 8/5/2014 12:42am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon expects a decision on the appeal of his suspension in 1to 3 weeks, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: This ongoing will-he-or-won't-he-be-suspended saga certainly isn't doing fantasy GMs any favors with drafts approaching, but bank on Gordon missing more time than less this coming season to err on the safe side.

  • Posted: 8/1/2014 6:03pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not expected to get a decision on his appeal hearing until Monday, Aug. 4, at the earliest.

    Huddle Up: Really, what's another few days in this saga which has been dragging on all offseason?

  • Posted: 7/31/2014 12:06am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is in Stage III of the NFL's substance-abuse program, and a positive test automatically triggers a one-year suspension. For Gordon, only two options exist: full-year suspension or no suspension at all. It is possible the hearing office will, consciously or otherwise, broaden the lens and consider the reaction to a one-year suspension for Gordon versus a mere two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice for his far more heinous conduct.

    Huddle Up: There was speculation Gordon's suspension could be reduced from 16 to 8 games but that won't be the case. Gordon will either miss the entire 2014 season or be in the Browns' starting lineup Week 1.

  • Posted: 7/30/2014 2:36pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to argue during his appeal hearing that second-hand smoke caused his positive test, but NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello indicated that argument may not change decision. 'A cornerstone of both of our drug testing programs has always been that you are responsible for what is in your body,' Aiello said. 'It is stated that way in the policies.' No player has won their appeal with the second-hand smoke argument.

    Huddle Up: Uh, anything else you want to say in your defense, Mr. Gordon? Not looking good . . .

  • Posted: 7/29/2014 5:59pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will argue that second-hand marijuana smoke caused a positive test, and that he should not be suspended in an appeal hearing Friday, Aug. 1.

    Huddle Up: Nothing definitive here to alter any draft strategies -- just the latest update on 2013's top fantasy WR and his ongoing battle to avoid a year-long suspension.

  • Posted: 7/28/2014 9:07pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh to help with the appeal of his impending suspension, according to a source. Suh helped Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman win the appeal of his suspension.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will try to tap some of Suh's legal magic as he attempts to shave whatever he can off his looming 1-year suspension.

  • Posted: 7/24/2014 11:53pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon spent 2 weeks in a rehab facility in California after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and speeding earlier this month, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Hopefully, the stint did some good for Gordon who will appeal his one-year suspension on Aug. 1. Even if he wins the appeal, expect 2013's top fantasy wideout to miss at least half of the upcoming season.

  • Posted: 7/18/2014 5:16pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will have a suspension appeal hearing soon, his agent said Thursday, July 17. However, he would not comment further. Gordon's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he plans to meet with the team next week to discuss how they can help Gordon as he waits on his looming drug suspension. If Gordon loses his appeal, he's likely to be suspended by the NFL for the entire 2014 season, and he'd only be eligible for reinstatement after the season is up. The Browns have reached out to several professionals to try and get Gordon some help for his substance-abuse problems.

    Huddle Up: At this point it's unlikely Gordon sees the field in 2014. The Browns need to figure out a way for Gordon to get his life in order so a return to action in 2015 is possible. And fantasy owners need to determine if a potential Gordon return is worth carrying on their dynasty roster through the 2014 season.

  • Posted: 7/13/2014 3:57pm ET

    Cleveland Browns SS Donte Whitner said the team should not release WR Josh Gordon, because the players and coaches need to help him out with off-field issues. 'We have to help him collectively. It's not going be one person that helps him, it's not going to be two people that help him. It's gonna come from the front office, the coaching staff, the players and his whole family. We have to help him - not only for football purposes, but for life purposes to get his life in order,' Whitner said. Whitner said he is one of several teammates that have reached out to Gordon, who is very remorseful for what has happened.

    Huddle Up: When the problem clearly -- and continually -- outweighs the production, then a player will be let go, but Gordon is by far the Browns' top offensive weapon after leading the league -- and shattering the franchise single-season record -- with 1,646 receiving yards last year, so the squad likely isn't at the waiver- wire stage with the wideout quite yet.

  • Posted: 7/7/2014 10:25pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while impaired after going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone Saturday, July 5. Gordon's blood-alcohol level was .09, and he admitted to having three drinks with vodka. Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said he wouldn't comment if marijuana or other drugs were involved, but no drug charges were filed. Gordon was released on $500 bond, and he's scheduled for an Aug. 26 court appearance.

    Huddle Up: That's not going to play well with the league offices if/when Gordon applies for reinstatement. But more than that, as everyone from current and former teammates to Hall of Fame receiver (and recovering addict) Cris Carter has noted, is that Gordon needs to sort out some life issues first before he can start worrying about returning to the NFL.

  • Posted: 7/6/2014 3:27pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon could be done with the team. Doubts are creeping up that the team may move on from him. Gordon was arrested Saturday, July 5, for speeding and driving while intoxicated, according to police in Raleigh, N.C.

    Huddle Up: This latest incident may have been the proverbial "last nail" for last season's top-ranked fantasy wideout, who already was staring at a possible season-long suspension. The hope is now that any suspensions and/or decisions will be made soon enough for fantasy GMs to adjust their plans accordingly.

  • Posted: 7/4/2014 12:51am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's appeal of his suspension is scheduled to be heard at some point in late July, according to a source. There is a chance the NFL and NFL Players Association could negotiate a reduced sentence for Gordon.

    Huddle Up: Any reduction will be a bonus after the prevalent year-long suspension reports, and hopefully fantasy GMs will receive a definitive word early enough to make draft and personnel plans accordingly.

  • Posted: 6/12/2014 11:11pm ET

    Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said the team expects to hear from the NFL about WR Josh Gordon's possible suspension before the start of training camp.

    Huddle Up: The sooner the better for keeper-league owners and the Browns, who know they're going to have to make contingency plans for at least some length of the season.

  • Posted: 6/4/2014 4:48pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has pleaded not guilty to a speeding ticket he received May 25 for going 74 mph in a 60 mph zone. There is no new court date for Gordon, who is also awaiting a possible year-long suspension from the league for a failed drug test.

    Huddle Up: Maybe the good news here is that it's a speeding ticket and not a DUI for Gordon. Silver linings.

  • Posted: 5/19/2014 3:19pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be on the practice field with the team this week, and head coach Mike Pettine said it's his 'expectation' that Gordon will take part in organized team activities. Gordon is facing a one-year suspension from the league for a positive drug test in the offseason.

    Huddle Up: The suspension continues to loom over Gordon and the Browns, but for now all they can do is carry on as if he'll be with the team.

  • Posted: 5/13/2014 11:38pm ET

    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the team isn't looking to cut ties with WR Josh Gordon despite his pending year-long suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. 'He's learning how to work hard. He's learning how to be a professional. Josh is a smart young man. All of us have made mistakes when we were that age. We're counting on Josh being a good football player for the Browns for a long time to come,' Haslam said. Gordon's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, plans to appeal the league's ruling and try to have the suspension reduced.

    Huddle Up: The Gordon news certainly did its best to try and rain on the Johnny Football draft parade in Cleveland, and this is no doubt potentially devastating given the Browns otherwise lack a No. 1 WR option. At the same time, even if it turns out to be a year suspension, the franchise isn't going to pull the quick trigger and dump the best offensive playmaker the squad has seen in years.

  • Posted: 5/12/2014 12:43pm ET

    The Cleveland Browns are likely to move to a more conservative offense and focus on the run with WR Josh Gordon likely suspended this season.

    Huddle Up: The Browns were poised to be an explosive offense, but Gordon's likely absence sets them back a bit. Keep an eye on which back (or backs) climb to the top of the depth chart, as there will be plenty of carries in Cleveland.

  • Posted: 5/9/2014 8:08pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is facing a year-long suspension after another failed drug test months ago for marijuana, according to sources. 'That's something you're going to have to talk to (agent) Drew Rosenhaus about. I really don't know anything about it,' Gordon said. Rosenhaus didn't comment, other to say the report was 'not true.' Gordon had drug-testing problems in college, as well, and was dismissed from Baylor after being suspended for marijuana use twice. The Browns reportedly knew about a possible before trading out of the No. 4 overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday, May 8. Apparently, the Browns front office has known about Gordon's potential suspension for the past two weeks.

    Huddle Up: The Browns were already expected to be looking for a wide receiver in this draft class, and the fact they didn't pull the trigger on Sammy Watkins in the first round might suggest they think Gordon will escape punishment. Conversely, maybe they were stockpiling picks for 2015 knowing that they'd be without their top receiver for all of 2014. It's a developing situation, to be sure.

  • Posted: 12/9/2013 1:35am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon posted 151 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the New England Patriots. He set an NFL record with 774 receiving yards over a four-game span.

    Huddle Up: It seems Gordon is almost matchup-proof. Aqib Talib was supposed to slow him down. He did manage to prevent Gordon from hitting 200 yards this week, we suppose.

  • Posted: 12/6/2013 6:21pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will likely face off against New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib in Week 14, and Gordon vows to make plays against the star cornerback. Gordon owns the highest yards per game average this year at 124.9. Talib hasn't allowed more than 121 yards all year to receivers he's covered. 'I'm pretty sure he'll make some plays, but I'm definitely going to make more plays,' said Gordon.

    Huddle Up: A 3rd straight 200-yard receiving game is almost certainly out of the question, but there's no way you're even thinking of tinkering with fantasy's hottest wideout no matter who's covering him or where he's playing.

  • Posted: 10/24/2013 12:52pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon said Wednesday, Oct. 23, that it is his understanding that another violation of the league's substance abuse policy would result in a season-long suspension, which might be part of the reason the team is open to dealing him. Gordon said he is glad head coach Rob Chudzinski has supported him, and he wants to make a difference for the team. 'I'm here in Cleveland, and I want to make a difference here in Cleveland. This is where I am right now. Whatever happens tomorrow, I'll have to deal with that then. But my head and my space is right here, and that's what I'm focusing on,' Gordon said.

    Huddle Up: Despite his off-field issues and the team's QB struggles, Gordon has shown he'll produce when playing -- something that's clearly been in short supply in the Browns' organization -- and right now the team seems willing to go forward with Gordon as part of the latest rebuilding effort.

  • Posted: 10/21/2013 11:12pm ET

    At least three teams have contacted the Cleveland Browns about trading for WR Josh Gordon, and two have standing offers of a high pick and a player. The Browns are reportedly balking.

    Huddle Up: With 27 receptions for 450 yards and 2 TDs in 5 games, the second-year Gordon has cemented his status as the Browns' unquestioned No. 1 WR, but if the offer is too good to pass up, he'll follow RB Trent Richardson out of town.

  • Posted: 10/8/2013 11:33pm ET

    The Atlanta Falcons are not currently seeking to swing a deal with the Cleveland Browns for WR Josh Gordon or any other wide receiver, according to a source. The team has a giant hole at the position following the injury to WR Julio Jones (foot) which may keep him sidelined for the rest of the season.

    Huddle Up: Gordon going to Atlanta -- or San Fran as also has been rumored -- would certainly raise his fantasy value, but unless a team bowls over the Browns with too-good-to-refuse offer, look for the talented second-year WR to stay put.

  • Posted: 10/7/2013 4:32pm ET

    The San Francisco 49ers have talked with the Cleveland Browns about the possibility of acquiring WR Josh Gordon, but a trade is unlikely because 49ers are expected to get WRs Mario Manningham (knee) and Michael Crabtree (Achilles') back at some point this season.

    Huddle Up: It would be intriguing to see Gordon in San Francisco, but this seems unlikely given the risk and the fact Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham are on track to return in the next several weeks.

  • Posted: 10/4/2013 12:00am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon caught 4 passes for a game-high 86 yards, including a 37-yard TD catch, in his team's 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's season got off to a late start thanks to a 2-game suspension, but he's been one of the league's top fantasy wideouts with 18 receptions for 303 yards and 2 TDs over the past 3 weeks. Keep rolling with the 2nd-year WR no matter who the Browns' starting QB is.

  • Posted: 9/22/2013 7:28pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon made his regular season debut in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings, posting 10 receptions for 146 yards and a score. Gordon was targeted a whopping 19 times in the victory.

    Huddle Up: He looked every bit like the star in the making he was last season, right out of the gate. Gordon should be in your starting lineups from here on out.

  • Posted: 9/18/2013 8:20pm ET

    Some anonymous NFL executives feel that if Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner could trade WR Josh Gordon, he will do it before the NFL trade deadline of Oct. 29.

    Huddle Up: Take this with a grain of salt because it's coming from an anonymous source but if Cleveland is willing to part with Trent Richardson, it will move any player for the right price. The Browns are obviously already looking ahead to 2014.

  • Posted: 9/16/2013 1:58pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon said he believes he would be suspended for an entire season if he fails another drug test.

    Huddle Up: It's good that the second-year receiver is self-aware. Hopefully he stays out of trouble and produces. Pick him up off waivers if he happens to be there.

  • Posted: 9/11/2013 9:56am ET

    Cleveland Browns WRs Greg Little and Josh Gordon pleaded no contest to traffic offenses in separate cases. Little was fined $472 for license plate and parking violations. Gordon was fined $296 for a speeding charge. Head coach Rob Chudzinski said their driving behavior was unacceptable, and he has talked to both about their actions.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is wrapping up a two-game suspension for other questionable off-field decisions, and the Browns have to hope he returns with more maturity in order to avoid further league- and legal-mandated absences.

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
3 @MIN 19 10 146 1
4 CIN 9 4 71 0
5 BUF 6 4 86 1
6 DET 9 7 126 0
7 @GB 6 2 21 0
8 @KC 10 5 132 1
9 BAL 7 3 44 0
11 @CIN 15 5 125 1
12 PIT 17 14 237 1
13 JAC 15 10 261 2
14 @NE 10 7 151 1
15 CHI 10 3 67 1
16 @NYJ 16 6 97 0
17 @PIT 10 7 82 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 PHI 4 2 32 0
2 @CIN 3 1 5 0
3 BUF 6 3 40 0
4 @BAL 1 1 16 0
5 @NYG 8 2 82 2
6 CIN 4 3 99 1
7 @IND 10 2 59 1
8 SD 5 3 46 0
9 BAL 3 2 38 0
11 @DAL 7 5 53 0
12 PIT 7 4 60 0
13 @OAK 7 6 116 1
14 KC 12 8 86 0
15 WAS 8 3 27 0
16 @DEN 3 1 7 0
17 @PIT 7 4 39 0

Sign up for free email updates

Our FREE email updates are packed with the player news and fantasy analysis you need! Always fresh, no spam, guaranteed!