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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 16 284 1,105 3.9 8 79 57 470 8.2 4 229.5 14.3
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
RB2RB2 Austin Ekeler
RB3RB3 Branden Oliver
RB4RB4 Derek Watt
RB5RB5 Kenneth Farrow
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Melvin Gordon expected to play
Sprained ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Dec 30, 11:00 pm

Chargers' RB Melvin Gordon, listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs Raiders due to ankle injury, will play, per league source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gordon is dealing with a sprained ankle and how much he will play or how effective he will be remains a big question mark. The Chargers called up RB Russell Hansbrough from the practice squad. Branden Oliver will backup Gordon. It will be difficult to trust and the Chargers RBs in Week 17.


Injury Melvin Gordon limited in practice Thursday
Remains optimistic for Week 17
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 28, 5:55 pm

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said that Melvin Gordon (ankle) participated in walk-through this morning but will not practice on Thursday. (ESPN - Eric D. Williams)

FFToday's Take: Gordon topped 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career last week before getting hurt, and he probably would like nothing more than to make a statement about his durability to his critics in a must-win game for the Chargers. With a number of top backs sitting out in Week 17, Gordon - even at far less than 100 percent - is bordering on a top-five play this weekend.


Injury Melvin Gordon questionable for Week 17
Ankle injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Dec 25, 8:15 pm

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said RB Melvin Gordon's left foot is in a boot after suffering an ankle injury late in the game against the New York Jets. Lynn said Gordon could be a game-time decision on Sunday in the team's regular-season finale against the Oakland Raiders. "He's seeing the doctors tomorrow [Tuesday], and we'll know more about Melvin as we get going here," Lynn said. "Ankles can be kind of tricky. We can keep him out all week, and he's had enough reps where he can go out and play. He knows what he's doing, and that's something that we'll look at. But he's another guy that's probably going to come down to the end of the week." (ESPN - Eric D. Williams)

FFToday's Take: Gordon handled 22 touches in the Week 16 win over the New York Jets. After consecutive injury-shortened seasons to begin his career, the third-year back would probably like nothing more than to silence critics about his lack of durability and send his team to the postseason for the first time since 2013. If he cannot go, Branden Oliver would likely become the every-down back with Austin Ekeler also battling an injury. Oliver would be difficult to start outside the deepest of leagues.



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
15 at KC L 13-30 19 78 4.1 1 8 6 91 15.2 0 22.9
16 at NYJ W 14-7 19 81 4.3 1 3 3 47 15.7 0 18.8
17 OAK W 30-10 17 93 5.5 0 7 6 31 5.2 0 12.4

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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