Josh Gordon Fantasy Outlook Rises After Signing With Chiefs

Max Staley
Josh Gordon fantasy outlook rises after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Josh Gordon fantasy outlook rises after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Josh Gordon is officially back. He was re-instated by the league last week and is signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. While he landed in the best-possible situation for his fantasy football outlook, he's still a very risky asset.

Don't go blowing all your FAAB or the No. 1 waiver priority on the wideout just yet.

Josh Gordon Fantasy

The last time we saw Gordon play at the NFL level came with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019. He made five appearances, turning 11 targets into 7 catches for 139 yards. He didn't look like the freak athlete he was earlier in his career, but his 19.9 yards per catch show he can still move.

Of course, with Josh Gordon, it's never about what he's done lately. It's about his potential. After all, this is a guy who had one of the greatest wide receiver seasons ever back in 2013, racking up 1,646 yards in 14 games at just 22 years old.

Even if he's not the same guy anymore, the thought of putting someone like that in a Patrick Mahomes-led offense is hard to ignore.

Assuming things work out, Gordon could slide into the Sammy Watkins role from last year. Watkins saw 55 targets for 37 catches and 421 yards in 10 appearances in 2020, and it's reasonable to expect something similar from a locked-in Gordon.

Just be sure not to overreact. Even in the best-case scenario it's hard to see Gordon being anything more than a boom-or-bust WR3 the rest of the way.

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