Week 13 Fantasy Football Market Share Report: Josh Gordon Is Back
For the first time in three years, the birds are chirping outside. The air smells just a bit crisper. Children frolic in the streets, celebrating the return of our long, lost fountain of glory.
Josh Gordon is back, everybody. And he didn't waste any time announcing his presence.
In his first game since December 21st, 2014, Gordon turned 4 catches into 85 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers' studly secondary. He got targets, he played a boatload of snaps, and he looked good doing it. You really couldn't have asked for anything more.
That said, we still need to evaluate how we're going to handle Gordon going forward. Is it full steam ahead, or do we need to proceed with caution due to factors outside of his control?
We can get a bit of clarity in this by looking at market shares, which tell us how much run each player is getting within his offense. Using numberFire's daily fantasy tools, we can see their rushing, receiving, and red-zone market shares over the past one, three, or five games along with the full season. This can give us an objective view of guys like Gordon, provided that the slobber on our keyboards doesn't prevent us from doing so.
We'll get to Gordon in a second, but he wasn't the only guy in action in Week 13. Which other market shares from the week were noteworthy for DFS? Let's check it out, starting with the running backs.