Gordon played 61 of 64 snaps (95 percent) on offense in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Bears. This marked a second straight game handling a starter-type workload after Gordon played 81 percent of the snaps Week 6 against Kansas City. He took advantage with four catches for 100 yards on seven targets this time around, including 55 yards on a catch-and-run that came up just shy of the end zone. Chris Hogan also drew seven targets and finished second on the team with six catches, but his snap share (66 percent) was a distant third to Gordon and Julian Edelman (98 percent), while Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson combined for just 14 snaps. Gordon should stay busy in a Week 8 trip to Buffalo.
Gordon (hamstring) pulled in four of seven targets for an even 100 yards in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Bears. Gordon almost had a much bigger day, but he narrowly missed getting into the end zone after bouncing off a few tackles on his way to a 55-yard catch in the fourth quarter. The former Browns receiver continues to appear on the injury report with a hamstring injury, but that issue is likely declining in severity with each passing week. Gordon's improving health and growing role in New England's passing game are both reasons for optimism against the Bills in Week 8 and beyond.
Gordon (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, is expected to play in the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Since acquiring Gordon from the Browns on Sept. 18, Gordon has been listed on the Patriots' injury report every week with the hamstring issue, but it doesn't seem to be nearly as concerning as the questionable designation might imply. Gordon has suited up each of the past three games and played 63 offensive snaps in the Week 6 win over the Chiefs, so it doesn't appear likely that he'll face any limitations Sunday. In fact, Gordon could see his involvement in the passing game grow in Week 7 with the Patriots down one of their top targets in star tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back).
Gordon (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. Gordon still hasn't logged a full practice since joining the Patriots, but he did play 63 offensive snaps (81 percent) and led the team in targets (nine) during Sunday's 43-40 win over the Chiefs. With no report of a setback, Gordon could handle another sizable workload Week 7 in Chicago as he takes on a Bears defense that has surrendered a 71 percent catch rate and 9.6 yards per target on passes thrown to wide receivers this season. Granted, the Bears have been far from toothless, averaging 3.6 sacks and two interceptions per game.
Gordon (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs. Gordon -- who was acquired from the Browns last month -- was active for the Patriots' last two games, en route to logging 18 offensive snaps in each contest. With his comfort with the team's offense growing, the talented wideout's workload could see an uptick in a potential Week 6 shootout, making the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder an intriguing fantasy lineup option in his third outing catching passes from QB Tom Brady.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/05||Green Bay Packers||21||24.33|
|12||11/25||@New York Jets||25||27.71|
|17||12/30||New York Jets||25||27.71|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||43||18||335||1||12||18.61||39|