Passing On Ted Ginn

Ted Ginn recorded 71 receiving yards on 3 receptions with 1 touchdown on Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants.

Analysis: Ginn now has 133 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns over his last two contests. This all seems promising but he isn’t without fantasy concerns and the first of which is reliability. Ginn was only targeted 4 times against the Giants and only 13 times this year over three games. To put those targets in perspective Josh Gordon of the Browns was targeted 19 times today, he is available in about 10% of fantasy leagues.

Yes, Ted Ginn is a playmaker but 13 targets over three games won’t get it done week in, week out. He is worth roster consideration but cannot be trusted as a WR3/Flex option. He has a bye in week four so I doubt there will be a rush to pick him up. At the moment Ginn is available in 97-99% of fantasy leagues. A guy like Nate Burleson makes more sense here. Burleson has been targeted 23 times this year and has 19 receptions to Ginn’s 7. Burleson is available in 65-95% of fantasy leagues.

Passing On Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon caught 3 balls for 99 yards and a score Sunday against the Bengals.

Analysis: Josh Gordon now has 3 touchdowns and 181 receiving yards over his last two games. While these are impressive numbers, he will not sustain anything close to that level of production. Those 181 yards came on just 5 receptions and 12 targets. Very, very few wide outs can score on just 25% of their targets. We must also consider that Brandon Weeden is not the quarterback you want to rely on for helping your fantasy wide outs put up monster numbers.

Josh Gordon may be available in just about every league out there but he isn’t even worth your time. He has yet to record a 4 reception game in his six games this year, he has yet to have a 10 target afternoon and he’s the second most targeted wide out on his team next to Greg Little. Picking up Josh Gordon is a recipe for disaster when there are far better options out there for you. Nate Burleson has 19 receptions in his last three games and even Kenny Britt is still available in a few leagues out there.