Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 16: Josh Gordon, Andrew Hawkins, Jordan Cameron struggle
The Cleveland offense stunk Sunday, and the pass-catchers struggled in the process. We break down the fantasy implications.
For the third straight game, the Cleveland Browns‘ receiving corps couldn’t get anything going in fantasy. Wide receiver Josh Gordon was the only one on the team with more than 10 receiving yards Sunday, while wide receiver Andrew Hawkins and tight end Jordan Cameron fell totally flat Sunday in the Browns’ 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
With Johnny Manziel installed as the team’s new starting quarterback, Gordon caught three passes for 48 yards, while Hawkins caught two for 7 and Cameron caught one for 4. The team managed only 80 total yards through the air in the game, with Manziel struggling to get much going.
Fantasy impact: The returns of Gordon and Cameron have led to a steep decrease in usage for Hawkins; he has five total fantasy points in the last three weeks and should be dropped in basically all leagues.
Cameron and Gordon are different. Cameron, by virtue of playing the wasteland that is tight end, is still a viable (very) low-end starter. Gordon, meanwhile, is only a flex play at absolute best right now, but his ridiculous ability and athleticism must keep him rostered in all leagues.