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Melvin Gordon | Running Back | #28

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (15) / LAC
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Melvin Gordon rushed 16 times for 27 yards in the Chargers' Week 10 loss to the Jaguars.
He was targeted a team-high eight times in the pass game, but turned them into five catches for just 15 yards. Meanwhile, Gordon's backup, Austin Ekeler, a rookie UDFA, totaled 119 yards and two touchdowns on 15 touches. Gordon couldn't do much of anything, while Ekeler ran circles around him. Ekeler was even getting the late-game, clock-killing work, but he lost a crucial fumble late in the fourth quarter, and the Chargers went back to Gordon the rest of the way. Gordon simply isn't very good, but he gets a ton of volume. He'll be an RB1 next week against the Bills at home. Nov 12 - 5:13 PM

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Melvin Gordon (foot) has been removed from the Week 10 injury report.

Gordon didn't look fully healthy in Week 8, but had the Chargers' bye to rest up. He hasn't missed any time despite multiple injures this year. Gordon should have a full workload for Sunday's matchup with Jacksonville.
Nov 8 - 6:54 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 14 times for 132 yards and a touchdown while adding one reception for seven yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

Gordon was dealing with an injured foot that kept him limited all week in practice and had a visible hitch on his 87-yard touchdown jaunt in the 1st Quarter, but had enough juice to reach the end zone on the breakaway run. The Patriots then played keep away for the rest of the first half while forcing negative game script or the Chargers in the second half, which capped Gordon's use for the rest of the afternoon. Gordon gets a much needed bye week in Week 9 as he's now dealt with knee, foot and toe injuries over the first half of the season.
Oct 29 - 6:13 PM

Melvin Gordon (questionable, foot) will play Week 8 against the Patriots.

He'll be active, though ESPN's Adam Schefter warned that his injured foot is an "issue." Gordon may not be 100 percent, but we're guessing he'll still play a major role against New England. West Coast teams tend to struggle in early games on the road, though Gordon fared well in similar circumstances against the Giants back in Week 5 (163 yards from scrimmage, two touchdowns).

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: He may be better suited for GPPs with the injury risk but Gordon still has an appealing spot. New England's top interior defender, Malcom Brown, is out and the Patriots are already 31st in adjusted line yards (per FO). Gordon has posted 3.4 ypc but could exploit this matchup to improve that rate. He's the 2nd-most targeted Charger and the Patriots are 29th in receiving RB DVOA while allowing the 2nd-most receiving yards (67.9/g) and 5th-most receiving TDs (0.43/g) to RBs.
Oct 29 - 7:54 AM

Melvin Gordon (foot) is questionable for Week 8 against the Patriots.

Gordon is always dealing with some kind of injury but usually plays through it. This week shouldn't be any different. Gordon has produced 357 yards from scrimmage with four touchdowns during the Chargers' three-game winning streak and should be an elite RB1 Sunday at Foxboro.
Oct 27 - 2:23 PM

Melvin Gordon (foot) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Gordon has been limited by all manner of injury this season, but yet to miss a game. He'll be a workload-based RB1 for Sunday's likely shootout with the Patriots.
Oct 26 - 6:25 PM

Melvin Gordon (foot) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Gordon has now dealt with foot, shoulder and knee issues this year but has yet to miss a game. We're guessing that trend will continue Sunday against New England. He'll be an obvious RB1 for that matchup, just as he's been all season.
Oct 25 - 7:09 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 18 times for 38 yards and caught 1-of-4 targets for six yards in the Chargers' Week 7 win over the Broncos.

Gordon could not get anything going early in this one. He was stuffed four times from the one-yard line on the Chargers’ opening drive, and he finished the first half with eight yards on just eight carries. He was stuck under 15 yards into the fourth quarter before he escaped for a 21-yard gain. Even with Austin Ekeler stealing 11 touches, Gordon's workload remained strong, and he should have more success next week against the Patriots. He will be a solid RB1 in that matchup.
Oct 22 - 7:33 PM

Melvin Gordon (shoulder) is active for Week 7 against the Broncos.

This was always expected despite his limited practice participation this week. Gordon has averaged almost 26 touches a game in his last three against the Broncos. He is a solid RB1.
Oct 22 - 3:01 PM

Melvin Gordon (questionable, shoulder) will play Week 7 against the Broncos.

The injury limited Gordon at practice this week but there was never much concern about his status for Sunday. Gordon had some lean weeks early in the year but has come on strong with 313 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns over his last two outings. He'll be a rock-solid RB1 against a Denver run defense that somehow let up 117 rushing yards to Orleans Darkwa in Week 6.
Oct 22 - 8:03 AM

Melvin Gordon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Broncos.

There hasn't been concern over Gordon despite a limited practice week. He should be fine for Sunday, but there's a chance his workload is scaled back. Gordon is Rotoworld's No. 8 running back this week.
Oct 20 - 3:05 PM

Melvin Gordon (shoulder) remained "limited" on Thursday.

The Bolts are rationing Gordon's practice reps. Continuing to see monster workloads, Gordon is an RB1 for Week 7 against the Broncos.
Oct 19 - 7:11 PM

Melvin Gordon (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's a new injury for Gordon. The limited practice suggests it's a non-issue for Week 7. Gordon struggled against Denver earlier this year, but the Broncos are coming off a 100-plus yard game to Orleans Darkwa.
Oct 18 - 6:57 PM

Melvin Gordon cruised to 83 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries while securing nine-of-12 targets for 67 yards and another touchdown Sunday in the Chargers’ Week 6 win over the Raiders.

Gordon was bottled up in the run game, though he did contribute a goal-line touchdown to give the Chargers their first points with 1:44 remaining in the first half. However, Gordon was highly effective as a receiver, nabbing a season-high nine catches including five before halftime. He put the Bolts ahead in the fourth quarter with a touchdown on a six-yard catch-and-run but Oakland would take back the lead on the ensuing drive. Gordon has now scored seven touchdowns on the year (three rushing, four rushing) with four of those coming over his last two games. He’ll be on the RB1 radar, even in a tough matchup with Denver next week.
Oct 15 - 9:18 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 20 times for 105 yards in the Chargers' Week 5 win over the Giants, adding six receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns.

Like the rest of the Chargers' offense, Gordon started off sluggish before getting into a rhythm for his best game of the season. Gordon was finding the edge and dragging tacklers. Unlike last week, he didn't appear to be physically limited as he gutted through his knee woes. The 100-yard day on the ground was his first of the year, while the touchdowns doubled his season total. With the Raiders on tap for Week 6, Gordon could get a hot streak going.
Oct 8 - 5:12 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Cardale Jones
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3Austin Ekeler
4Andre Williams
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Travis Benjamin
3Mike Williams
WR31Travis Benjamin
TE1Hunter Henry
2Antonio Gates
3Sean McGrath
4Jeff Cumberland
5Sean Culkin
LT1Russell Okung
2Sam Tevi
3Tyler Marz
LG1Michael Schofield
2Michael Ola
C1Spencer Pulley
RG1Kenny Wiggins
2Dan Feeney
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Chris Hairston
K1Nick Novak