Four Downs: Is Josh Gordon a top-10 WR?
November, 24, 2013
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
There certainly are times when quarterback play is so terrible that it can negatively affect a top-notch wide receiver to the point of statistical irrelevance. Arizona Cardinals stud Larry Fitzgerald's subpar 2012 is a strong example of that. Now that Fitzgerald has a capable quarterback, he's valuable again. With Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, it doesn't seem to matter who the quarterback is. On Sunday, Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden, not exactly Pro Bowlers, combined for a mere 12 fantasy points, yet Gordon dominated against the Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary for 14 receptions, a franchise-record 237 yards and a short touchdown. Entering the Sunday night Broncos-Patriots game, no player had scored more than his 29 standard fantasy points.