Josh Gordon Fantasy Value Rises With Seahawks and Russell Wilson After Being Waived by Patriots

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Josh Gordon has officially been claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks ahead of Week 9 following his release from the New England Patriots.

In Gordon, Seattle gets a wide receiver with big-play ability, who was never really given a full opportunity to shine in New England. He had some solid games, but his season high in fantasy points was just 14.8 points (0.5 PPR scoring) in Week 1. He also had some pretty bad games, including a 2.9-point performance in Week 2 against the lowly Miami Dolphins.

Seahawks Depth Chart

In Seattle, Gordon will be targeted by one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, 2019 NFL MVP Award contender Russell Wilson. He also joins a receiving corps of Tyler Lockett, David Moore and D.K Metcalf. Gordon encompasses similar traits of both Metcalf and Lockett. He is a sure-handed receiver with solid route-running abilities and also, at his best, has proven to be a dangerous deep threat.

Tyler Lockett Fantasy Outlook

Seattle only ranks No. 13 in passing yards per game (252.9) in the NFL so far this season, but with the versatility now in the Seahawks' receiving group, we could see that number tick up a bit. Gordon's presence should also open up more single coverage for either him or Lockett, which is a win for a number of fantasy owners on different levels.

Wilson can, at times, have the tendency to spread the ball around too, so while Gordon might not be turning in big games every week, this certainly figures to be a potential upgrade for him and the other Seahawks' wide receivers from a fantasy perspective.

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