Is Josh Gordon Worth a Draft Pick?

Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement following a ban from the NFL in 2018. He could return as Tom Brady’s primary deep threat if the league allows him to play in 2019, though that’s not a guarantee. Our experts discuss whether Gordon is worth grabbing in the final rounds of Best Ball drafts.

Is Josh Gordon worth a draft pick, and if so, what round?

STLCards: I suppose you could consider it in the final rounds, but someone else will likely pounce before I am willing to do so. Have you ever seen the movie “Groundhog Day?” We’ve seen this movie before. As the old adage goes, “play stupid games, win stupid prizes.” Gordon is unlikely to be a fantasy difference-maker in 2019 even if he gets cleared at some point.

Beermakersfan: I do think he gets reinstated, so he’s a guy I have been drafting quite a bit in the last three rounds of drafts all summer. If he doesn’t end up playing, it is no different than one of my guys getting hurt. But on the positive side, if he does play you get one of the steals of the draft. All about your risk/reward tolerance and I’d rather swing for the fences and be aggressive on Gordon and try to hit a grand slam!

JSURab: We still don’t know when Gordon will be able to step on the field, but he is definitely worth a stab at the end of the draft. The Patriots need an outside receiver and Gordon can provide upside if he can stay on the field. To me he is worth a shot in the 17th or 18th round.

JoshADHD: Absolutely! I’ve been drafting Gordon frequently in rounds 16-18 as a “go for it” pick. His production in 2018 speaks volumes for his potential in 2019, pending reinstatement. It’s a high-risk move, but given ADP, it’s one that can tilt the balance in your league.

To find more Best Ball advice and analysis from our experts, check out the Expert Survey: Picks Edition, Expert Survey: Strategy Edition and the Expert Survey: Preseason News Edition.

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