| Melvin Gordon likely out Week 16|
Farrow, Hillman expected to work in tandem again
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 22, 7:00 pm
|Chargers RB Melvin Gordon isn't practicing today. Looks like he'll be ruled out for game Saturday against the Browns. RBs Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman to play. (Tom Krasovic on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: No surprise here, and it is fair to wonder if the Chargers will bother bringing him back for Week 17 either. Farrow disappointed in a plus-spot against Oakland last week, but he'll have the matchup of a lifetime in a game San Diego should control throughout. A case can even be made to play Hillman as a low-end flex in really deep leagues.
| Melvin Gordon misses practice Wednesday|
Knee, hip injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 21, 3:00 pm
|Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee, hip) not practicing today. Yet to this week. Saturday would mark his second game missed to injuries. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gordon is dealing with knee and hip injuries. In his place last week, Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman combined for 24 touches and 87 total yards with no touchdowns against the Raiders. Even against the Browns, its going to be difficult to trust Farrow in a fantasy championship of DFS against.
| Melvin Gordon not expected to play|
Could return at some point this season
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 14, 2:00 pm
|Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is not expected to play Sunday vs. Raiders, per source. Remains a chance Gordon will play again this season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gordon left on a cart last week but it's believed the injury is not as severe as rolling off the field would indicate. Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman should split carries this week against the Raiders with Farrow being the lead back.
| Melvin Gordon "day-to-day"|
Nursing hip strain and knee sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 12, 6:35 pm
|Melvin Gordon suffered a hip strain and knee sprain Sunday in the first quarter of a 28-16 loss to the Panthers, coach Mike McCoy announced in a press conference. He called Gordon "day to day,” leaving the chance alive the second-year pro could return at some point during the final three games. (San Diego Union-Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: He's more likely week-to-week, but it appears as if he's got a shot to make it back before the end of the regular season. Kenneth Farrow is almost certain to handle the early-down work in his absence, while Ronnie Hillman should be the primary third-down back. Both will be desperation RB3 options at best in Week 15 and will probably take a back seat in a likely pass-heavy game plan against the Raiders.
| Melvin Gordon to undergo MRI for hip injury|
Chargers RB injured in first quarter
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 11, 8:30 pm
|Those familiar with running back Melvin Gordon's left hip injury, for which the Chargers running back was carted off the field in the first quarter of a 28-16 loss to the Panthers, were hopeful he avoided the sort of severe injury usually associated with such departures.
"He's OK," one source said a halftime. Gordon is scheduled to undergo a morning MRI, sources said. Gordon was seen walking after the game in the locker room, albeit with a discernible limp. (San Diego Union Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: Gordon was carted off in the first quarter. In his absence, Kenneth Farrow rushed 16 times for 55 yards and caught 6 passes for 23 yards. The MRI today should provide more details about the severity of his injury.
|Chargers look to lighten Melvin Gordon's workload|
RB coach says Kenneth Farrow needs more touches
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 25, 12:05 pm
|Melvin Gordon has 158 touches in seven games for the San Diego Chargers this season. He totaled 217 touches all of last season. Backup running back Kenneth Farrow has just 31 yards on eight carries.
FFToday's Take: “We need to get Kenny in there a little bit more,” Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson said. “He’s not the flashy guy. It won’t look pretty but you’ll end up three or four yards down the field.
All this means is that Gordon will be looking at around 20-25 touches per week instead of 25-30. Continue to deploy him as a RB1 as usual.