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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: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 1.08

Season Stats
FF Today Standard 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
2018 LAC 8 125 672 5.4 7 52 36 361 10.0 4 169.3 21.2
2018 (Projected) LAC   267 1,042 3.9 7   62 502 8.1 3 214.4  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
Few players have a higher upside for total touches in 2018 than Melvin Gordon. Although Austin Ekeler saw significant playing time in 2017, the Chargers still opted to give Gordon the ball, either as a runner or receiver, an average of 21.4 times per game in 2017, and that was on a team that missed the playoffs. With the NFL the way it is now, it simply isn't easy to come by a player with this type of workload and it's an amount that that a few of backs being selected ahead of him in drafts simply are not likely to see. The aforementioned Ekeler and rookie Justin Jackson both have the capability to take some touches from Gordon, but neither is a serious threat to take over the role as the team's primary ball carrier.

Gordon's workload makes him a very safe option at the end of the first or early second round, but his inefficiency is a bit concerning when it comes to upside to finish as a truly elite option at the position. Despite finishing with a dozen total touches in each of his past two seasons, Gordon is yet to reach even 4.0 yards per carry in a season. His career average sits at a paltry 3.8 yds per carry. The bright side is that the Chargers don't seem to be worried as they continue to feed him a heavy workload, especially near the goal line, but there is still some reason to be concerned.

Most analysts project the Chargers to be at least a bit better from a defensive standpoint than they were in 2017, which should also help create some positive game scripts and potentially more touches for Gordon. A presumably improved offensive line that now includes Mike Pouncey and 2017 second-round pick Forrest Lamp should lead the way to Gordon being a solid RB1 in all formats this season.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Melvin Gordon
RB2RB2 Austin Ekeler
RB3RB3 Justin Jackson
RB4FB1 Derek Watt
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Melvin Gordon expected to play
Practiced in full on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 3, 11:15 pm

The Los Angeles Chargers will welcome back Melvin Gordon on Sunday after the star running back missed the team's previous game with a hamstring injury. Asked then if Gordon would play Sunday, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said: "We'll see. I don't want to speak for Melvin, but if he's feeling well I know he wants to play." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Gordon's matchup against the Seahawks isn't ideal but the volume he receives makes him a viable RB1. Seattle has given up one 100-yard rushing day (Ezekiel Elliott) on the season.


Injury Melvin Gordon inactive
Austin Ekeler to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 21, 8:20 am

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is inactive for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Gordon did not appear on the injury report until the team's practice on Friday in London, when he was listed as limited because of a hamstring injury. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With Gordon out, expect Austin Ekeler to start with Justin Jackson playing a backup role. Detrez Newsome has been promoted from the practice squad. Ekeler holds RB2 value today against the Titans in London.


Injury Melvin Gordon downgraded to questionable
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Oct 20, 2:45 pm

Chargers downgraded Melvin Gordon to questionable with a hamstring injury for Sunday’s game vs. Titans. Gordon was a limited participant Friday, but not listed in the injury report. Gordon likely is a game-time decision for Sunday. (Eric Williams on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gordon owners should be up bright and early tomorrow to check the inactives as the Chargers play at 9:30 AM Eastern. Austin Ekeler would vault into RB2 territory if Gordon sits. The Chargers have a bye in Week 8.


Injury Keenan Allen misses second straight practice
Knee injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 27, 8:10 pm

WR Keenan Allen (knee) was not on the field today for the part of practice open to the media. (LA Times - Jeff Miller)

FFToday's Take: Although HC Anthony Lynn said the team is just being cautious with Allen, back-to-back missed practices are not a good sign, although Friday's participation should give owners some clue as to whether or not they need to consider other options. Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams would see their value increase in a big way if Allen has to sit, while Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler would probably see even more work out of the backfield.



2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 KC L 28-38 15 64 4.3 0 13 9 102 11.3 0 16.6
2 at BUF W 31-20 9 28 3.1 1 7 6 38 6.3 2 24.6
3 at LAR L 23-35 15 80 5.3 1 4 2 4 2.0 0 14.4
4 SF W 29-27 15 104 6.9 0 10 7 55 7.9 1 21.9
5 OAK W 26-10 19 58 3.1 1 4 4 62 15.5 0 18.0
6 at CLE W 38-14 18 132 7.3 3 4 2 18 9.0 0 33.0
9 at SEA W 25-17 16 113 7.1 1 4 1 10 10.0 0 18.3
10 at OAK W 20-6 18 93 5.2 0 6 5 72 14.4 1 22.5

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard 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 Standard 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

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