Josh Gordon's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 12 Performance

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2013

Nov 24, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) makes a catch as Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) defend during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

If there was any doubt that Josh Gordon is a locked-and-loaded WR1 for fantasy football owners every single week, the Cleveland Browns wideout answered them yet again with a big performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12.

In an otherwise forgettable performance for the Browns, Gordon was excellent, finishing with 14 receptions for 237 yards and a touchdown. That's 29.7 fantasy points in standard-scoring leagues, folks.   

It's now his sixth double-digit fantasy performance on the season, his third game in the past four weeks with 18 or more fantasy points and the fifth time he's reached at least 100 receiving yards. 

It doesn't seem to matter who is playing quarterback for the Browns; he's produced with Brian Hoyer, Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden under center. He's the only Cleveland player that can be trusted on a weekly basis.

Oh, and in games he's played this year, he's averaging 14.2 fantasy points. Gordon has been one of the breakout stars at wide receiver this season, a trend that seems unlikely to reverse as the fantasy playoffs draw near.  


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