Josh Gordon was supposed to be out for the entire 2016 season after violating the substance abuse policy again. He instead won an appeal and only be out for the first four games of the season. Gordon hasn't played a NFL game since 2014, which makes his situation a bit murky. Where would you choose to draft a player who is suspended, needs to lose weight, and hasn't played in ages?

Current ADP (Average Draft Position)

Josh Gordon's current ADP on Fantasy Football Calculator is 65, on par with fellow receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who sits one spot higher.

ESPN ranks him a little more conservatively at the 83rd slot. But those are still positions where you can get production from other players who will not be suspended for the first four games of the season. It's hard to understand why a player who hasn't played since 2014 is going ahead of a player like Kevin White, who by all accounts has the potential to reach great heights in 2016. It's probably because Josh Gordon once had a year in which he showcasedhis full talentin all its glory.

2013 Season

Josh Gordon had an unbelievable year in 2013, compiling 1,646 yards receiving and scoring nine touchdowns. He did all of that in just 14 games after being suspended for the first two games of the year. If he can reach even a fraction of that potential in 2016, fantasy players will get a positive return on their investment. But that potential will be tied to a Browns starting quarterback who didn't even play last year.

Robert Griffin III

An investment in Josh Gordon is also a bet on Robert Griffin III, who is the likely leader of the Browns offense this year. Josh Gordon will need to develop some chemistry with him to succeed. Gordon probably isn't too worried about that given what he accomplished in 2013 with Brandon Weeden. Even if Robert Griffin III does get injured, Gordon's fantasy value probably wouldn't suffer too much with Josh McCown.

McCown already proved with the Bears that he can excel with bigger wide receivers as targets.

Should You Still Draft Him?

There are so many risks surrounding Josh Gordon that it's hard to justify selecting him at his current ADP. If he falls to a lower ADP in your draft, he might be worth a selection. His potential for production his high, but I'd rather spend a pick on a player who I know will produce from the start rather than wait and hope for Josh Gordon to have a superb year.

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