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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 rushed 18 times for 93 yards and hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 10 win over the Raiders.
Gordon looked like he might bust in a great spot early in this game, but he started to get things cooking in the second quarter before blowing the game open on the first drive of the second half. After catching a dump off from Philip Rivers, Gordon made two defenders miss and beat everyone else to the end zone for a 66-yard touchdown. He was mostly unstoppable from that point on, and he stacked rushing yardage as the Chargers ran down the clock late. With a great matchup against the Broncos on deck, Gordon will remain a high-end RB1. Nov 11 - 6:59 PM

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Melvin Gordon rushed 16 times for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 9 win over the Seahawks, adding a 10-yard reception.

Gordon steamrolled what had been a stout run defense to the tune of 7.06 yards per carry. Gordon was breaking into the open field on nearly every rush. The hamstring issue that held him out in Week 7 was ancient history. Gordon has now cleared 100 yards from scrimmage in 5-of-7 appearances. He has the sort of matchup dreams are made of in the embarrassing, tanking, given-up-on-the-season Raiders in Week 10.
Nov 4 - 7:26 PM

Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is active for Week 9 against the Seahawks.

Gordon's full Friday practice telegraphed his return. It's a tough matchup, but Gorodn has proven to be matchup proof this season. He's a top-five RB1. Inactive for the Chargers are S Rayshawn Jenkins, RB Detrez Newsome, DE Chris Landrum, C Cole Toner, OT Trent Scott, OG Forrest Lamp and DE Joey Bosa.
Nov 4 - 2:37 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Melvin Gordon (hamstring) will play Week 9 against the Seahawks.

There never was much doubt after Gordon got in a full practice Friday. Seattle has allowed just five touchdowns to running backs all season with three of those by Todd Gurley, so this might not be a blow-up spot for Gordon. Even so, he is a must-start option.
Nov 4 - 12:08 AM

Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is questionable for Week 9 against the Seahawks.

He was a full participant in practice on Friday. Gordon was absent in the Chargers' last game, but has had a full two weeks to heal leading up to Sunday. Even if MG3 plays, Austin Ekeler will have standalone value as an RB3/FLEX option behind Gordon. Both are tremendous options even when playing together against Seattle's questionable defense Sunday.
Nov 2 - 3:29 PM

Melvin Gordon (hamstring) practiced again on Thursday.

He'll likely be listed as a limited participant. Gordon tweaked his hamstring during the team's trip to London but had the bye week to get right. Assuming he gets the green light, Gordon will be a top-five running back play Sunday against Seattle.
Nov 1 - 3:59 PM

Melvin Gordon (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Hamstring injuries can be really tricky, but Gordon sat out Week 7 and had the Week 8 bye to rest. He's going to need to avoid setbacks in practice, but he's on the right track to play Sunday in Seattle. Austin Ekeler has been a fixture all season long and will remain an RB2/FLEX regardless.
Oct 31 - 3:59 PM

Melvin Gordon (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Titans.

Gordon was downgraded to questionable Saturday after his hamstring injury was more serious than initially thought. His status was tipped when Detrez Newsome was promoted from the practice squad. Hamstring injuries can linger, but Gordon has a bye next week to get healthy. Austin Ekeler will start for Gordon and is a plug-and-play RB2, with Justin Jackson backing him up.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Gordon's absence won’t have a significant impact on the Week 7 DFS landscape with the Chargers game's 9:30 AM London start time, but look for Austin Ekeler to become the workhorse back for the Chargers in Gordon’s absence. For those playing slates that include this game, Ekeler is a sure value in this spot as he appears in line for a heavy workload with both rushing and pass-catching involvement.
Oct 21 - 8:02 AM

Melvin Gordon (hamstring) has been downgraded to questionable for Week 7 against the Titans.

Gordon was limited in Friday's practice but the Chargers didn't list him on the injury report. It sounds like his hamstring issue is more than just cramping. Late week downgrades are never good, so this is a legitimate concern. With the Chargers playing in London, we'll know Gordon's status early Sunday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: As in any case, a players’ injury designation trending downward as the week progresses is never a good sign, and Gordon appears truly questionable for Week 7. The good news is Gordon’s potential absence doesn't have a big impact on the DFS slate due to the game being played in London at 9:30 AM ET Sunday morning. That said, Austin Ekeler would be a great value if Gordon doesn’t suit up for any Thursday-Monday slates, Showdown slates, etc.
Oct 20 - 3:42 PM

Melvin Gordon (hamstring) was removed from the Week 7 injury report.

Gordon was limited in Friday's practice but has no injury designation for Sunday's game. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Gordon was dealing with some cramping issues. He'll be an RB1 against the Titans in London.
Oct 19 - 1:17 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 18 times for 132 yards with three touchdowns while catching 2-of-4 targets for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Browns.

Gordon started the day with a 4-yard touchdown run on the Chargers' first possession of the game that got the ball rolling and the offense never looked back. He added touchdowns runs of 10 and 11 yards in the second half to bury the game. Gordon is off the best start of his career, rushing for 5.1 yards per carry through six games with nine total touchdowns. Gordon will be a set-and-forget option when the Chargers head to London in Week 7 versus the Titans.
Oct 14 - 4:15 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 19 times for 58 yards and one touchdown, adding four catches for 62 yards in the Chargers' week 5 victory over the Raiders.

Gordon's across-the-board usage continued into Sunday as he hauled in all four of his targets for 62 yards. It wasn't pretty, but Gordon also mustered 58 yards rushing on a team-high 19 carries, out-touching teammate Austin Ekeler 23-7 on the day. With the Chargers leading big in the fourth quarter, Los Angeles rested Gordon on the team's final drive. Arguably the club's No. 2 receiver at this time, Gordon's weekly floor makes him as safe as any top option. He's now averaging 14.6 carries, 7.6 targets, and 119 total yards through five games this year. He'll remain an RB1 in Cleveland in Week 6.
Oct 7 - 7:23 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 15 times for 104 yards, and also added seven receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 4 win over the 49ers.

Gordon broke 100 rushing yards for the first time since Week 8 of 2017, but it's his workload as a receiver that makes Gordon so valuable. Gordon is essentially matching Keenan Allen's receiving production -- they both have 24 receptions on the year -- on top of his rushing stats. Gordon is averaging 118.75 total yards, 1.25 total touchdowns, and six receptions per game with the season 25 percent over. Gordon will be an elite RB1 next Sunday against the Raiders, who are currently getting shredded by Nick Chubb and Carlos Hyde.
Sep 30 - 7:53 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 15 times for 80 yards and one touchdown and caught 2-of-4 targets for four yards in the Chargers' Week 3 loss to the Rams.

Gordon was fine on the ground -- 5.3 YPC and had an 11-yard touchdown -- but his receiving volume took an unexpected hit, even with the Chargers trailing for most of the game. Gordon had 15 receptions in his first two games, but only hauled in two passes against the Rams. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has made it public that he wants to use Gordon as a receiver, so expect his receiving volume to rebound next Sunday against the 49ers. Gordon remains a locked-in RB1.
Sep 23 - 8:16 PM

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