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Surrendering just a 2019 fifth-round pick to do it, the New England Patriots may have hit the jackpot with Josh Gordon.

After a tremendous performance on Sunday in New England's win over Green Bay, Gordon has been removed from the injury report for the first time since being acquired in late September.

Over his last four games, Gordon has averaged just south of nine targets per game while developing into a legitimate deep threat for Tom Brady. 

With a flurry of trade acquisitions this season leading up to the deadline, the Patriots moved early - taking a chance on a troubled player that Cleveland had given up on.

Gordon put on a clinic Sunday on his way to an impressive fantasy day. If you stashed Gordon while he acclimated to the New England way-of-things, it might be about to pay off. 

With a match-up against at the Tennessee Titans this weekend, Gordon - who will likely draw former Patriots corner, Malcolm Butler - should be a safe play with a high ceiling by the end of 2018.

Five weeks ago, nails were being hammered into the coffin of Gordon's NFL career. Suddenly, he's the scariest receiver on one of the best team's in the AFC. 

For reference, here's what some other teams gave up to acquire big-name wideouts:

Again, the Patriots may have hit the jackpot. 

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