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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 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

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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.
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

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn revealed Melvin Gordon's left foot is in a walking boot.

Gordon suffered an ankle injury late in the Week 16 win over the Jets, and it looks like it could be severe enough to knock him out of the Chargers' must-win matchup with the Raiders on Sunday. "Ankles can be kind of tricky," Lynn said. "He's another guy that's probably going to come down to the end of the week." The coach did say Gordon could play without practicing, so his availability may not be clear until Sunday morning. With Austin Ekeler dealing with a broken hand, Brandon Oliver served as Gordon's backup against the Jets.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 06:35:00 PM

Melvin Gordon had 19 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Jets.

He added three catches for 47 yards, with the majority of it coming on a screen in the third quarter. Gordon's touchdown was a goal-line carry from one yard out. The Chargers were able to ride Gordon to a win in the second half, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Gordon hasn't went over 100 rushing yards since Week 8, but has at least 75 yards in five of his last six games. He'll be a strong DFS play against Oakland in the season finale.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:20:00 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 19 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught 6-of-8 targets for 91 yards in the Chargers' Week 15 loss to the Chiefs.

Gordon powered in from two yards out for his seventh rushing TD of the season late in the first half. Gordon’s longest play from scrimmage came early in the third quarter when he leaked out of the backfield and was left uncovered by the Chiefs’ linebackers for an easy 49-yard catch and run. In a losing effort, Gordon led the Chargers in both rushing and receiving, while No. 2 back Austin Ekeler lost a back-breaking fourth-quarter fumble. Expect another high-volume effort from Gordon against the Jets in Week 16.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:55:00 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 22 times for 78 yards and a touchdown while catching one pass for 5 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Redskins.

Gordon didn't have much room to run for the majority of the game, getting what was available and not a whole lot more. His touchdown came on a 1-yard plunge after a long pass to Keenan Allen. Gordon has a good matchup against the Chiefs in Week 15 but will be playing at Arrowhead where the Chiefs have held opponents under 20 points 12 straight times dating back to last season.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:37:00 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 19 times for 77 yards while catching four passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Browns.

Gordon had a workman-like day, failing to find consistent room to run, but game script and his most receiving yards since Week 6 got over 100 yards from scrimmage. His best run of the day came on a 29-yard romp in which he nearly the entire Browns secondary for a ride. Gordon has slightly slipped for fantasy over the back half of the season as he has shared receiving work with Austin Ekeler, but still remains a high-volume option weekly at a position lacking such options. Gordon will be in the RB1 mix next week against a Washington defense that has allowed over 100-yards rushing to six of the past seven teams they've faced.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:34:00 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 21 times for 65 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Chargers' Week 12 Thanksgiving win over Dallas.

Gordon finished with ample volume to make him a top-25 fantasy running back on the week, but he was a liability all night against a Sean Lee-less Cowboys defense he should have shredded. Gordon doesn't make guys miss and is incapable of turning nothing runs into something. He lost nine more touches to Austin Ekeler, whose big-play ability is superior to Gordon's. With all of that said, Gordon is an elite RB1 play each week simply because he gets the ball often and plays in a productive offense.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 07:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Philip Rivers
2Cardale Jones
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Austin Ekeler
3Kenneth Farrow
4Andre Williams
5Russell Hansbrough
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Austin Ekeler
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Austin Ekeler
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Travis Benjamin
3Geremy Davis
4Artavis Scott
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Mike Williams
3Andre Patton
4Isaiah Burse
WR31Travis Benjamin
TE1Hunter Henry
2Virgil Green
3Sean McGrath
4Sean Culkin
5Braedon Bowman
LT1Russell Okung
2Cole Toner
3Sam Tevi
LG1Dan Feeney
2Donavon Clark
3Kaleb Eulls
C1Mike Pouncey
2Spencer Pulley
RG1Forrest Lamp
2Brett Boyko
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Michael Schofield
K1Caleb Sturgis
2Nick Rose
3Roberto Aguayo