Josh Gordon Fantasy: Patriots Benching WR for 1st Quarter vs. Bills

Josh Gordon is expected to play tonight, but the Patriots are planning on holding the wide receiver out of the first quarter for tardiness. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the details on the Patriots disciplining Gordon.

Sources: The #Patriots are disciplining WR Josh Gordon during tonight’s game vs. the #Bills because of tardiness. He’s expected to be kept off the field for several series — about a quarter — as they continue to work with & manage him. It’ll be regular playing time after that.

Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief given Gordon is still expected to play, but it is not the best news given the Browns were ready to release Gordon after giving him multiple chances to straighten up. According to, the specific activity or practice that Gordon was late to has not been made public.

Source: Heavy Sports