After another long suspension, Josh Gordon is finally back in the NFL. While his own average draft position (ADP) has understandably skyrocketed since his reinstatement, he's also had a significant impact on both Tom Brady and N'Keal Harry's ADP.
As of Aug. 1, 2019, Gordon's ADP was 199.9, Brady's was 152.5 and Harry was 128.3. Now that Gordon is back in the mix, Gordon's ADP has jumped to 78.1, Brady's has improved to 144.4 and Harry's has fallen to 151.5.
Brady is a particularly interesting fantasy target with Gordon's return. Once Gordon was integrated into the offense, Brady finished as QB9 from Week 5-15 last season, averaging 18.5 points per game. That's a significant increase in production, considering Brady finished as QB19 from Week 1-4, averaging 16.1 points per game. Currently being drafted as QB14, Brady has a chance to seriously outperform his ADP.
While Gordon's reinstatement looks like a boom for Brady, it could also really harm Harry's value. The first-round pick out of Arizona State has already fallen behind in training camp due to a series of minor injuries, and he's reportedly been outplayed by unheralded WRs like Jakobi Meyers and Maurice Harris.
As long as Gordon is on the field, it's tough to see Harry getting the workload many were projecting he would see prior to this news. Now that Gordon is back with the team, his ADP is likely going to continue to rise. He's a bit of a risky mid-round selection, but his return should, at the very least, benefit Brady's fantasy value.
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