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Melvin Gordon primed for more work as receiver
HC regrets not using him more in passing game
By: Doug Orth | Aug 9 2018, 6:00 pm

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn told me that one of his regrets in his first year was not getting Gordon more work in the passing game. He believes Melvin Gordon can help more as a receiver out of the backfield. That's after a season in which Gordon had 58 catches (tied for eighth among running backs and 47th in the league), so if you're playing PPR leagues and wondering about Gordon, that should perk up your ears. Lynn thinks backup Austin Ekeler showed enough last season that he feels OK about spelling Gordon in the running game if the Chargers need to do that to get Gordon more involved in the passing game. (ESPN - Dan Graziano)

FFToday's Take: Gordon was already plenty busy last year, as Graziano points out, but there are empty targets to fill with Hunter Henry's season-ending injury. While anything short of 70-plus receptions probably isn't going to allow him to move into the top five of fantasy drafts, this news suggests owners should feel pretty good about him at No. 6 or later.





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