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 Stats > Melvin Gordon  
 
Running Back, Los Angeles Chargers

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Draft: 2015 Round 1 (15)
College: Wisconsin
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1993-04-13 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 1.08

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 SD 14 184 641 3.5 0 37 33 192 5.8 0 83.3 6.0
2016 SD 13 254 997 3.9 10 57 41 419 10.2 2 213.6 16.4
2017 LAC 13 229 853 3.7 6 61 42 301 7.2 4 175.4 13.5
2017 (Projected) LAC   264 1,055 4.0 8   49 378 7.7 2 203.3  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
After a terribly ineffective rookie season (833 total yards, 0 TDs), Melvin Gordon turned it around with a huge sophomore season where he totaled 1,416 yards, 12 TDs and 41 catches. This excellent fantasy performance came despite an offensive line that was far below average across the board. Much of Gordon's success was volume-based as he rushed for just 3.9 yards per carry, including 58 total red zone touches which put him at No.5 among running backs in that category, but there doesn't seem to be any indication that the Chargers will be looking to lighten his workload in 2017. The team replaced head coach Mike McCoy with Anthony Lynn, who has spent most of his coaching career as a running backs coach for various organizations. The Chargers also drafted guards Forest Lamp and Dan Feeney in Rounds 2 and 3, while signing tackle Russell Okung, who should improve the o-line performance in 2017.

Gordon is a very safe option due to the lack of talent behind him now that Danny Woodhead is gone. It's rare to find a "bell cow" back these days, which should mean he's locked in as a mid-first round pick in most fantasy drafts. Gordon is not without risk however, as he has dealt with injury issues in both of his two NFL seasons, having not played a snap in Weeks 16 or 17 in either season.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Melvin Gordon
RB2RB5 Austin Ekeler
RB3RB2 Branden Oliver
RB4RB3 Derek Watt
RB5RB4 Kenneth Farrow
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Foot injury an issue for Melvin Gordon
Chargers RB will play in Week 8
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Oct 28, 11:00 pm

Chargers’ RB Melvin Gordon, listed as questionable for Sunday vs Patriots due to foot injury, will play, per source. Foot is issue, though. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gordon was limited in practice this week but will play despite being less than 100%. Gordon owners are safe to start him as usual but it appears his foot problem could hamper him a bit against the Patriots.


Injury Melvin Gordon dealing with bone bruise
Reportedly minor but sat out most of second half in Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 25, 8:40 pm

RB Melvin Gordon is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, which limited him Sunday. Very minor. He wanted to go back in. (NFL.com - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: As of right now, there is no word whether or not Gordon is expected to miss Week 4 or not. Gordon was having himself a solid game on the ground before the injury, which has to come as good news for his owners. Branden Oliver would make for a fringe flex starter at best if Gordon needs to miss a game or two, but he he didn't do much with his carries after Gordon exited and really hasn't produced when given the chance outside of a short spell as a rookie in 2014.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DEN L 21-24 18 54 3.0 0 6 5 25 5.0 1 13.9
2 MIA L 17-19 9 13 1.4 1 8 7 65 9.3 0 13.8
3 KC L 10-24 17 79 4.6 1 2 0 0 - 0 13.9
4 PHI L 24-26 10 22 2.2 0 3 1 7 7.0 0 2.9
5 at NYG W 27-22 20 105 5.3 0 8 6 58 9.7 2 28.3
6 at OAK W 17-16 25 83 3.3 1 12 9 67 7.4 1 27.0
7 DEN W 21-0 18 38 2.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
8 at NE L 13-21 14 132 9.4 1 2 1 7 7.0 0 19.9
10 at JAC L 17-20 16 27 1.7 0 8 5 15 3.0 0 4.2
11 BUF W 54-24 20 80 4.0 1 2 0 0 - 0 14.0
12 at DAL W 28-6 21 65 3.1 0 3 3 23 7.7 0 8.8
13 CLE W 19-10 19 77 4.1 0 4 4 29 7.3 0 10.6
14 WAS W 30-13 22 78 3.5 1 3 1 5 5.0 0 14.3

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at KC L 27-33 14 57 4.1 2 0 0 0 - 0 17.7
2 JAC W 38-14 24 102 4.3 1 3 3 18 6.0 0 18.0
3 at IND L 22-26 16 35 2.2 1 7 4 43 10.8 0 13.8
4 NO L 34-35 19 36 1.9 2 7 6 43 7.2 0 19.9
5 at OAK L 31-34 16 69 4.3 0 1 1 18 18.0 1 14.7
6 DEN W 21-13 27 94 3.5 0 2 0 0 - 0 9.4
7 at ATL W 33-30 22 68 3.1 2 7 6 53 8.8 1 30.1
8 at DEN L 19-27 23 111 4.8 0 7 4 44 11.0 0 15.5
9 TEN W 43-35 32 196 6.1 1 4 4 65 16.3 0 32.1
10 MIA L 24-31 24 70 2.9 0 8 5 62 12.4 0 13.2
12 at HOU W 21-13 17 70 4.1 0 4 4 19 4.8 0 8.9
13 TB L 21-28 17 84 4.9 1 6 4 54 13.5 0 19.8
14 at CAR L 16-28 3 5 1.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.5

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DET W 33-28 14 51 3.6 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 6.7
2 at CIN L 19-24 16 88 5.5 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 9.8
3 at MIN L 14-31 14 51 3.6 0 1 0 0 - 0 5.1
4 CLE W 30-27 12 38 3.2 0 2 2 8 4.0 0 4.6
5 PIT L 20-24 15 42 2.8 0 9 7 52 7.4 0 9.4
6 at GB L 20-27 7 29 4.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
7 OAK L 29-37 7 29 4.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
8 at BAL L 26-29 18 54 3.0 0 6 5 7 1.4 0 6.1
9 CHI L 19-22 11 31 2.8 0 3 3 25 8.3 0 5.6
11 KC L 3-33 15 37 2.5 0 1 1 12 12.0 0 4.9
12 at JAC W 31-25 14 60 4.3 0 5 5 20 4.0 0 8.0
13 DEN L 3-17 12 55 4.6 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 6.3
14 at KC L 3-10 14 35 2.5 0 4 4 28 7.0 0 6.3
15 MIA W 30-14 15 41 2.7 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 4.7

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