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Josh Gordon's Return: 10 Key Factors

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  • Josh Gordon has been a fixture at Cleveland's facility and kept himself in incredible shape.
  • Gordon is 100% healthy, something just about no other NFL player can say right now—from Week 1 on, every player’s “100%” becomes less and less, even though they say they’re 100%.
  • Brian Hoyer has averaged 32.5 pass attempts per game, good for 15th in the league. Andrew Hawkins (5’7”) has the most targets (85) and receptions (45).
  • Hoyer has thrown 11 touchdowns in 10 weeks without Gordon. Hoyer threw 5 touchdowns in 2 weeks with Gordon in 2013.
  • In 2013, Hoyer targeted Gordon on 30.4% of his pass attempts. This season, Antonio Brown is the most targeted wideout and is receiving 29.8% of Big Ben’s attempts. Julio Jones is second with 27.5%.
  • The Falcons cede an average of 281.2 passing yards per game, worst in the league.
  • Atlanta has the second-fewest sacks in the league and give up 25.5 points per game (23rd-most).
  • Atlanta’s starting cornerback Robert Alford had a season-ending injury (wrist) last week.
  • Desmond Trufant will shadow Gordon. Trufant struggled against Kevlin Benjamin last week.
  • Gordon is on a 20-30 snap count, which in all likelihood will be exceeded by 10-15 more snaps. 

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Cedric Hopkins Bio

Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

For years Cedric has researched and written about legal issues but maintained a love for sports. With FieldandCourt.com, he's combining his two passions: researching and writing about sports. When he's not in court arguing a case before a judge (or writing about himself in the third person), he'll be doing the same with his articles on FieldandCourt.com. Follow me, er, him on Twitter (opens in a new window).

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Cedric Hopkins

Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

For years Cedric has researched and written about legal issues but maintained a love for sports. With FieldandCourt.com, he's combining his two passions: researching and writing about sports. When he's not in court arguing a case before a judge (or writing about himself in the third person), he'll be doing the same with his articles on FieldandCourt.com. Follow me, er, him on Twitter (opens in a new window).