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Running Back, Los Angeles Chargers

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Draft: 2018 Round 7 (33)
College: Northwestern
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 193 DOB: 1996-04-22 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#47 6 11.02

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 LAC 13 50 206 4.1 2 19 15 135 9.0 0 46.1 3.5
2019 LAC 4 20 149 7.5 0 9 7 20 2.9 0 16.9 4.2
2019 (Projected) LAC   108 475 4.4 3   17 126 7.4 0 78.1  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
2018 rookie Justin Jackson saw just 65 touches in his first season, but it's important to note that he had just five total carries heading into the team's Week 11 game when Melvin Gordon would sustain an injury that kept him out for four weeks. Over those next four games, Jackson saw a total of 44 touches, including a 19-touch performance in a huge Week 14 victory over the Chiefs in Kansas City. While Austin Ekeler is still the backup to own in Los Angeles, the player who might actually have the best upside in the event of another Gordon injury could very well be Jackson.

His ADP means that he's going undrafted in most leagues, but keep an eye on Jackson in the later rounds of your deep leagues, particularly dynasty startups. Also be sure to prioritize him on your waiver wire late in the season, after bye weeks, once you've established your starters for your fantasy playoff run. Jackson could have serious value down the stretch if Gordon and Ekeler are banged up as they were near the end of 2018.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Melvin Gordon
RB2RB2 Austin Ekeler
RB3RB3 Justin Jackson
RB4RB4 Troymaine Pope
RB5FB1 Derek Watt
RB6RB5 Detrez Newsome
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Keenan Allen listed as questionable
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 25, 2:36 pm

Chargers injury report - OUT: Brandon Mebane (knee), Nasir Adderley (hamstring), Justin Jones (shoulder), Cortez Broughton (mononucleosis). QUESTIONABLE: Derek Watt (knee), Michael Badgley (groin), Justin Jackson (calf), Melvin Ingram (hamstring), Keenan Allen (hamstring). (Eric Williams on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Allen's injury occurred during practice this week which is troublesome for his availability on Sunday. If he sits, you can expect Mike Williams, Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler to be the main options for Philip Rivers in the passing game. Geremy Davis and Andre Patton would fill in at wide receiver.

Injury Chargers rule out Mike Williams, Justin Jackson
Back issue for Williams, calf strain for Jackson
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 27, 3:00 pm

With RB Justin Jackson ruled out due to a calf strain, Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said Melvin Gordon could play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins in a limited role. Gordon, currently on the NFL’s two-week exempt list, will travel with the team to Miami. (Eric Williams on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chargers are heading into their matchup with the Dolphins lacking depth. Given the injury to Jackson, Melvin Gordon could get some run in this game although it's likely it won't be much. Troymaine Pope and Detrez Newsome could see action at running back as well. With Travis Benjamin listed as Doubftul, the Chargers will have Keenan Allen, Dontrelle Inman and Geremy Davis as their top three wide receivers.

Injury Melvin Gordon unlikely to play in Week 4
HC doesn't quite shut the door on him playing
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 26, 11:55 pm

“Never say never, but doubt he’ll play this weekend.” - Anthony Lynn on Melvin Gordon potentially playing Sunday vs the Dolphins. (NFL Network - Omar Ruiz)

FFToday's Take: Gordon playing this weekend was basically ruled out when reports of his reporting to camp surfaced Wednesday, but this report became a bit more pertinent after Justin Jackson was limited in practice Thursday and popped up one injury report. It's still highly unlikely Gordon plays, but the Chargers also aren't going to run Austin Ekeler into the ground in a game they should win handily. It's a situation to monitor the rest of the weekend.

Injury Melvin Gordon expected to report on Thursday
Not likely to play in Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 25, 7:10 pm

Running back Melvin Gordon contacted the Los Angeles Chargers and told them he plans to report on Thursday, ending his 64-day holdout, sources confirmed to ESPN. A source tells ESPN's Josina Anderson that Gordon expects 2019 will be his final year with the Chargers. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Gordon is probably tired of losing money while he watches Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson capably fill the rushing needs for the Chargers. Gordon is unlikely to play in Week 4 against Miami but could suit up in Week 5 against the Broncos. His return will obviously affect the fantasy value of Austin Ekeler who currently sits as the No.1 RB in PPR leagues.

Melvin Gordon sorting through trade options
RB has no intention to show up Week 1
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 2, 4:40 pm

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon does not plan to report for Week 1 as he sorts through potential trade options during his holdout, according to a source. My understanding is only a new development would bring him in. (ESPN - Jeremy Fowler)

FFToday's Take: As if it wasn't already obvious, the two sides remain far apart. If Gordon does miss the opener as expected, it's quite likely we may not hear from him again until around Week 10 since that is the time he has to report in order to count this season toward his free-agent clock. Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson figure to see roughly a 60/40 split of the backfield work in his absence. With that kind of workload, Ekeler should be a serviceable RB2 and Jackson should be a decent flex.

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 IND W 30-24 6 57 9.5 0 3 1 4 4.0 0 6.1
2 at DET L 10-13 7 59 8.4 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 6.4
3 HOU L 20-27 5 26 5.2 0 4 4 4 1.0 0 3.0
9 GB W 26-11 2 7 3.5 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 1.4

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
6 at CLE W 38-14 3 4 1.3 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 1.2
7 TEN W 20-19 2 3 1.5 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 1.4
12 ARI W 45-10 7 57 8.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.7
13 at PIT W 33-30 8 63 7.9 1 1 1 19 19.0 0 14.2
14 CIN W 26-21 7 12 1.7 0 2 2 23 11.5 0 3.5
15 at KC W 29-28 16 58 3.6 1 4 3 27 9.0 0 14.5
16 BAL L 10-22 1 -1 -1.0 0 10 7 47 6.7 0 4.6
17 at DEN W 23-9 6 10 1.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
WC at BAL W 23-17 2 5 2.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.5
DP at NE L 28-41 1 4 4.0 0 4 3 22 7.3 0 2.6
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

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