The inevitable "correction" came for
But Gordon remains an elite option heading into the game Sunday against the host Jets. He shattered franchise and NFL records during his ridiculous four-game tear and leads the league with 1,467 yards and 19.8 YPC.
Gordon will likely be matched up against Jets top cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who has been inconsistent at times. The Jets pass defenses ranks near the bottom in every statistical category, including 26th in yards yielded through the air (3,575). That bodes well for Gordon.
So does the fact that the Browns are destined to throw often Sunday. The Jets boast one of the premier run defenses in the league and the Browns ground game is virtually non-existent anyway. That adds up to quarterback Jason Campbell unleashing about 40 passes, especially if his team is behind in the second half.
CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers Dave Richard and Nathan Zegura have both placed Gordon atop their lists of wideouts this week. Fantasy owners will enjoy watching the points pile up this week.
The 67 yards were the fewest for Gordon since Week 9, when he had 44. This was the first time in five games he finished with fewer than 125 receiving yards, and just the third time in nine games that he failed to go over 100 yards.
Gordon did keep his touchdown streak alive, however, and now has one in five consecutive games, with nine total receiving touchdowns on the season.
The Browns play the Bears in Week 16.
Opposing teams know
Enter the Bears, who have given up three touchdowns to wide receivers in their last two games, and seven in their last five. Antonio Brown had 196 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 3, which is essentially average for Gordon at this point.
There's always the threat of a down game, but that's been looming for weeks as Gordon just continues to rack up the numbers. He is elite at this point, and can be started in most Fantasy formats.
While his team was busy losing its seventh game in the last eight Sunday at New England,
Gordon added 151 yards on seven receptions, giving him 774 yards in the most prolific four-game stretch in NFL history. He also set team marks with four consecutive 100-yard games and 1,400 yards for the season, which shattered the single-season record established by Braylon Edwards in 2007. He even added a career-long 34-yard run on a key fourth-quarter end around that led to what looked to be the game-winning touchdown.
Such heroics didn't appear to be on the horizon for Gordon, who didn't catch his first pass until a 20-yarder with five minutes remaining in the second quarter. But he took a short slant pass 80 yards into the end zone with 1:37 remaining in the third quarter and was off and running.
Gordon and the Browns host Chicago next Sunday in their last home game of the year.
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|17||12/29/13||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
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