If Browns WR Josh Gordon is suspended the fallout could be significant for TE Jordan Cameron. Teams have to respect Gordon with double teams, which opens up the middle of the field for Cameron. Without Gordon, Cameron would face many more double teams.
Cameron was the #2 TE through Week 8, but ranked #23 from Week 9 through Week 17. Some of this had to do with the QB issues in Cleveland, though his targets remained relatively even (8.4 T/G through Week 8 vs. 7.3 T/G thereafter). Despite the departure of a TE-friendly coaching staff that included HC Rob Chudzinski and OC Norv Turner, there is still a lot to like about Cameron. He should enjoy a QB upgrade and new OC Kyle Shanahan is pretty TE-friendly in his own right. Under Shanahan, Jordan Reed was targeted a healthy 6.6 times per game (11th-most among TEs) in 2013. While the new regime is not an upgrade for Cameron, it’s not a huge downgrade, either. Don’t forget that Cameron is entering his fourth season and is still improving as a player. There's a lot to like here, but Cameron will see far more attention (in terms of targets and double coverage) if Gordon is not in the lineup.