Fantasy Football Updates: Josh Gordon to be released, making Dez Bryant, Antonio Callaway worthwhile waiver pickups | Fantasy


The Browns will release (or trade) troubled receiver Josh Gordon on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The shocking move comes with many questions. For fantasy football owners, the primary concerns are what to do with Gordon (who is also dealing with an injured hamstring), will Dez Bryant sign with the Browns, and is rookie sleeper Antonio Callaway worth a waiver wire pickup? Oh, and who should they start in Week 2 now that Gordon is out of the rankings and unavailable?
We do our best to answer those questions and get you ready for Week 2 — and the rest of the season.
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Why was Josh Gordon released by the Browns?
It’s unclear what exactly Gordon did at this point — whether it will bring a suspension from the league, etc. — but clearly it was strike three for Cleveland.
Depending on the reason (Update: Gordon reportedly was late to a team function and hurt his hamstring at a promotional shoot), it seems likely someone else will take a chance on Gordon, so fantasy owners should hold onto him for the time being. He still has a chance to have value this year, possibly by Week 4.
Week 2 Rankings:
Quarterback  | Running Back  | Wide Receiver  | Tight End  | D/ST  | Kicker
Is Dez Bryant signing with the Browns?
Bryant claimed to have gotten a contract offer from the Browns after he visited them this offseason, so it seems possible (maybe even probable) that he will sign there.
It’s unclear exactly what Bryant has left in the tank at this point, but he will likely see a good amount of targets in what figures to be a decent offense. He’s worth a speculative add in fantasy leagues on the chance he signs and takes off as a red-zone threat.
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Is Antonio Callaway worth a fantasy waiver wire pickup?

Callaway is now the Browns No. 2 receiver behind Jarvis Landry. He’s not without personal issues either, but he’s talented and showed the ability to make big plays in the preseason.
Callaway is absolutely worth picking up in fantasy leagues. We wouldn’t start him against the Saints in Week 2, but he’s definitely someone to watch going forward, as he has breakout potential in the Browns new-look offense. (function() {
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