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Melvin Gordon | Running Back | #28

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (15) / LAC
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Melvin Gordon (neck) is practicing in full for Week 3 against the Rams.
Gordon suffered the injury late in Sunday's win at Buffalo, though obviously it was nothing serious. Coming off last week's three-touchdown performance, Gordon belongs in the RB1 discussion for Week 3, even in a tough matchup against the 2-0 Rams. Sep 19 - 6:46 PM

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Melvin Gordon rushed nine times for 28 yards and a touchdown and caught 6-of-7 passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 2 win over Buffalo.

Gordon did all of his damage in the first half. He went untouched on 20-yard run for his first score before beating the Bills for two red-zone TDs. Gordon was held in check on the ground, but his pass game usage continues to be encouraging. The Chargers rested Gordon most of the fourth quarter after picking up a minor injury. Gordon will remain a locked-in RB1 for Week 3 against the Rams.
Sep 16 - 4:36 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 15 times for 64 yards in the Chargers' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs, adding a ridiculous nine receptions for 102 additional yards.

The Chargers were committed to exploiting the Chiefs' awful inside linebackers with Gordon and Austin Ekeler's receiving. Gordon's receptions matched a career high while the 100-yard day through the air was the first of his career. Whether it was via land or sky, Gordon was looking smooth and powerful, albeit against one of the league's worst defenses. Gordon did serious damage after first contact. Gordon will have a chance to get a hot streak going against the pathetic Bills in Week 2.
Sep 9 - 7:18 PM

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told ESPN's Dan Graziano he wants to use Melvin Gordon more in the passing game.

OC Ken Whisenhunt said the same thing in June. Gordon set career highs with 83 targets and 58 catches last season, but he could see even more work after the Chargers lost Hunter Henry to a torn ACL. It is never pretty, but Gordon's touch total makes him a solid RB1.
Source: ESPN
Aug 9 - 10:19 AM

Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt suggested Melvin Gordon could be a bigger part of the passing game in 2018.

With Hunter Henry (ACL) out for the year, the Chargers could look to the running backs to replace some of his production. "We can do some different things because Melvin has become such a good receiver out of the backfield," Whisenhunt said. "That's been a real bonus that we've had. Those two guys [Gordon and Austin Ekeler], and their adaptability and flexibility can help some." Gordon already saw 83 targets last season, so any increase will be marginal. Still, every extra target will be a boost. Gordon is a back-end RB1.
Source: ESPN
Jun 11 - 8:58 AM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco confirmed Melvin Gordon's fifth-year option will be picked up.

Gordon averaged below 4.0 yards per carry in each of his first three years, but the Bolts are comfortable with his progress in the passing game and ability to handle a near-full workload. Gordon is again on track to be a first-round fantasy pick, although the Chargers have openly stated they are interested in adding a running back. Gordon turned 25 earlier this month.
Apr 23 - 4:15 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 17 times for 93 yards and hauled in 6-of-7 targets for 31 yards in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Gordon did not look hobbled at all from the ankle injury which limited him in practice this week on his way to 124 total yards. This was only the third time all season Gordon went for more than 85 yards on the ground, but he still topped 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his career with eight scores on the ground. He also was a consistent weapon through the air, easily setting career-highs with 58 catches for 476 yards and four receiving touchdowns. It would be a shock if the Chargers did not pick up his fifth-year option this offseason, and he will be a locked-in RB1 in fantasy drafts next summer.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:08:00 PM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) is active for Week 17 against the Raiders.

It is fair to question how effective Gordon will be playing through a serious sprain, but he is going to gut it out in a must-win game. Still, he is someone to fade in DFS despite a pretty good matchup. Los Angeles declared DT Corey Liuget (knee), S Adrian Phillips (ankle), QB Cardale Jones, DE Jerry Attaochu, WR Geremy Davis, OT Michael Ola, and RB Russell Hansbrough inactive for Week 17.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:01:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Melvin Gordon (ankle) will play on Sunday against the Raiders.

Gordon's in-game effectiveness remains a major concern as he tries to gut out a high ankle sprain, but he'll be active against Oakland in a must-win game for Los Angeles. Austin Ekeler (hand) is incapable of playing on offense, leaving the Chargers with only scatbacks Branden Oliver and Russell Hansbrough behind Gordon. A pass-first game plan still seems probable from the Bolts.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 10:51:00 PM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Raiders.

Gordon has been trending in the right direction after practicing the last two days. He expects to play Sunday, but may come down to a game-time decision. With the Chargers in a must-win spot, Gordon looks more likely than not to be active, though he'll have workload concerns and be at risk of an in-game setback.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) was officially "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Gordon was initially believed to be "DNP," so it's a step in the right direction. It's still possible, if not likely, that Gordon comes down to a game-time call against the Raiders. His status will be updated on Friday.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 05:25:00 PM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Despite the back-to-back DNPs, the Bolts anticipate Gordon returning and being limited on Friday. Coach Anthony Lynn has hinted Gordon could be a game-time call for Sunday's must-win finale against the Raiders. If he suits up, Gordon's workload and production will have a lower floor than usual.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 02:28:00 PM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) said he will "be ready" to play Week 17 against the Raiders.

Gordon was not able to practice Wednesday, and coach Anthony Lynn suggested the running back will be a game-time call. "If it's something he can play with, then he'll play," Lynn said. "But right now we won't know until the end of the week." If Gordon cannot go, Branden Oliver will likely serve as the lead back. Normal backup Austin Ekeler was limited to special teams last week because of a broken hand.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 09:17:00 AM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Coach Anthony Lynn calls Gordon day to day and said a decision likely won't be made until Friday. Branden Oliver, Jalen Simmons, and Russell Hansbrough are in relief for the Chargers at running back in a must-win game.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 02:41:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Melvin Gordon (ankle) is "optimistic" he'll be able to play Week 17 against the Raiders.

He's dealing with a sprained ankle and was in a walking boot over the holiday. It's a situation to monitor into the weekend. If Gordon is unable to go, and Austin Ekeler having a broken hand, it could be all Branden Oliver.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Geno Smith
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Austin Ekeler
3Detrez Newsome
4Justin Jackson
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Austin Ekeler
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Austin Ekeler
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Travis Benjamin
3JJ Jones
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Mike Williams
3Geremy Davis
WR31Travis Benjamin
TE1Antonio Gates
2Virgil Green
3Sean Culkin
LT1Russell Okung
2Sam Tevi
LG1Dan Feeney
2Scott Quessenberry
C1Mike Pouncey
2Cole Toner
RG1Forrest Lamp
2Michael Schofield
RT1Joe Barksdale
K1Caleb Sturgis