Gordon caught four of seven targets for 115 yards during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers. Gordon was the main factor in DeShone Kizer's career passing day, going over the 100-yard mark for the first time this season. The bulk of his production came on a 54-yard gain which was initially ruled a touchdown, only for replay to reveal that he stepped out of bounds just before the end zone. Gordon returned from a lengthy absence in Week 13, but the 335 receiving yards he posted over the remainder of the campaign put him on pace for over 1,000 when extrapolated over 16 games. Gordon will be an exclusive rights free agent after the season, but his display over the final weeks of the season should entice teams to spend on him as a potential gamebreaker on the outside.
Gordon brought in two of eight targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Bears. Gordon turned in his least productive effort since making his season debut Week 13, and DeShone Kizer's inaccurate throws certainly didn't help his cause. Additionally, as per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Gordon was also apparently fighting an illness. Despite the disappointing stat line Sunday, the 26-year-old certainly has proven he possesses plenty of play-making ability, despite a near-three-year layoff due to suspensions. He'll look to wrap up his comeback season in better fashion against the Steelers in Week 17.
Gordon finished with five catches (11 targets) for a team-high 47 yards during Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Ravens. Gordon continues to be DeShone Kizer's favorite target among the receiving corps, but the quarterback's lack of accuracy is limiting Gordon's value. The 26-year-old wideout has been targeted 28 times since making his return to the team, though he has just 12 receptions to show for it. Some of that blame falls on Gordon -- as he's been the culprit of a handful of drops -- but much of it should rest on Kizer's shoulders. Whether he's missing open looks or throwing into tight coverage, Kizer needs to do a better job of getting the ball into Gordon's hands in order for Gordon to be a trustworthy and consistent fantasy option.
Gordon hauled in four of 11 targets for a team-high 85 yards during Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Chargers. In his first game since Dec. 21, 2014, Gordon picked up right where he left off and could've had an even bigger day if it weren't for some misfires from DeShone Kizer. Still, the 26-year-old dominated targets and led the team in receptions and yards. He's clearly Kizer's new favorite target, and his production should only improve as the two continue to build a stronger rapport. Because he hasn't played in nearly three years, Gordon is a risky play as the fantasy playoffs are set to begin in most leagues, but the payoff could ultimately be huge, especially if he sees double-digit targets.
Browns head coach Hue Jackson has a "load of plays" set up for Gordon, who will return from suspension to make his season debut Sunday against the Chargers, a source informed Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter adds that Jackson's game plan will limit the Browns' other wide receivers from a designed-play standpoint, suggesting that Gordon will be set up to pace the team in targets in his first game since Dec. 21, 2014. While that offers encouragement for Gordon's fantasy prospects over the final five games, his dearth of NFL action the last three years coupled with the extensive coverage he'll likely receive from a quality cornerback in Casey Heyward on Sunday might inhibit the wideout's upside to some degree.
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