Browns beat writer Pat McManamon on WR Josh Gordon's potential workload in Week 12: Who in the world doesn't give a full dose of Gordon if he's ready to play? The guy has superstar ability and superstar talent. He opens up the field, draws double-teams, has excellent hands and runs like a gazelle. To think you hold a guy back who brings that to the field is borderline lunacy. The only thing Gordon might lack is being in game shape, but last season he stepped in after a two-game suspension and had a huge game. The Browns are tempering expectations, and they might be wise to do so. I believe nothing will hold Gordon back. The Falcons are wise to plan for him to be full-go.
In Week 3 of last year, Gordon came off of a two-game suspension (with Brian Hoyer at QB) and turned 19 targets into 10 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown. It was a shorter suspension and a different coaching staff, but even if Gordon doesn't play 90 percent of the snaps, he can still post a great fantasy line against a shaky Falcons pass defense.