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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 delivered 15 yards and a touchdown on nine carries Sunday in the Chargers’ Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.
It was a nightmare outing for Gordon, who spent the afternoon running into brick walls while dealing with not one but two bad knees. Game script worked against him, leading to one of Gordon's lightest workloads of the season. He finished the afternoon with a long run of eight yards and was subbed out on passing downs in favor of Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson. Gordon punched in a goal-line touchdown, his 16th of the year (postseason included), in the third quarter but it didn't do much to stop the bleeding as the Bolts were never competitive in Sunday's season-ending loss to New England. The fourth-year Wisconsin alum will have the offseason to get healthy after playing hurt down the stretch. After surging to a career-high 5.1 yards per carry in 2018, the 25-year-old should be one of the most coveted backs in fantasy next season. Jan 13 - 4:55 PM

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Melvin Gordon (knee) wasn't listed on the Chargers' final injury report for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Patriots.

He practiced fully on Friday, prompting his removal from the injury report. Gordon's knees are both banged up, though he'll play through the pain Sunday in the most important game of his career. He carries more risk than usual playing at much less than 100 percent, though his reduced price on FanDuel ($7,400) makes him an interesting GPP play.
Jan 11 - 2:29 PM

Melvin Gordon (knees) will practice on Thursday.

Gordon said he could have practiced Wednesday, but that coach Anthony Lynn wanted him to "chill." It was not bad advice. Gordon is extremely banged up, but he will be out there against the Patriots. The question will be how many touches he can handle.
Jan 10 - 3:34 PM

Coach Anthony Lynn said Melvin Gordon (knees) will not practice Wednesday.

Gordon is still expected to play on Sunday against the Patriots, but he's really banged up with a pair of sore knees and ankle issue. The Chargers have scaled back his workload in recent weeks, giving more run to Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson. Gordon should still get 15-18 touches in New England.
Jan 9 - 3:05 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots.

RapSheet reports Gordon is dealing with a "little bit of a knee sprain" which is similar to the injury he suffered in his right knee earlier this season. That injury cost him three games, but he was able to play through this one in the Wild Card win and should be good to go this week. Gordon will almost certainly be less than 100 percent, but he is a high-usage back in a pretty good spot.
Jan 8 - 11:55 AM

Melvin Gordon rushed 17 times for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Wild Card win over the Ravens.

It is unlikely Gordon would have found much room to run regardless, but a left knee injury early in the game both cost him snaps and seemed to slow him down the rest of the day. The fact he is dealing with yet another knee injury – he missed time late in the season with a sprain in his right knee – is a concern, but he played through the issue on Sunday and should be ready to face the Patriots in the Divisional Round. Assuming he is active, Gordon will be a great play in that game.
Jan 6 - 4:30 PM

Melvin Gordon (knee) returned to Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Gordon went to the locker room after suffering a left knee injury in the first quarter, but he was back on the field for the Chargers' first drive in the second.
Jan 6 - 1:48 PM

Melvin Gordon exited Sunday's Wild Card game against the Ravens with a knee injury.

Gordon had been dealing with a sprained right knee, but it was his left knee which was bent awkwardly at the end of a first-quarter run near the goal line on Sunday. He limped into the locker room after getting assistance on the field. Gordon is officially questionable to return. Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson will handle backfield work while Gordon is out.
Jan 6 - 1:26 PM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) wasn't listed on the Chargers' final injury report for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Ravens.

He tweaked his ankle in the Bolts' regular season finale but didn't miss any practice time this week. Gordon had one of his quieter games when he faced the Ravens two weeks ago, contributing a season-low 54 yards from scrimmage in a losing effort. However, he did score a touchdown in that game.
Jan 4 - 3:01 PM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) confirmed he's playing in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Ravens.

"Yuuup," Gordon said when asked if he'll play in Baltimore. Gordon injured his ankle late in the Week 17 game against the Broncos. He's less than 100% due to ankle and knee issues, so Gordon's workload could be scaled back a bit.
Jan 2 - 3:46 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Melvin Gordon (ankle) is expected to play in the Wild Card round against the Ravens.

Gordon picked up an ankle injury late in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Broncos, but it does not sound like he is dealing with a serious injury. Gordon has not been the same since returning from his knee injury, but he will be out there against the Ravens.
Mon, Dec 31, 2018 08:25:00 AM

Melvin Gordon rushed 10 times for 42 yards in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Broncos, adding three receptions for 24 additional yards.

Gordon was not quite himself in two games since returning from his knee injury, turning 28 touches into a modest 120 yards. He will be needed for both more work and production in the Chargers' tough Wild Card road matchup with the Ravens.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018 08:54:00 PM

Melvin Gordon rushed 12 times for 41 yards and one score, tacking on three catches for 13 yards in Los Angeles' Week 16 loss to the Ravens.

Kenneth Dixon fumbled on Baltimore's first play in the second half, which allowed the Chargers to start inside the Ravens' 20. Gordon simply buoyed that short field into three consecutive carries and one score. Outside of that one three-play possession, though, Gordon was dealt the same fate as the rest of the offense as Baltimore's defense suffocated all involved. Good news is that Gordon was indeed used as a workhorse without Austin Ekeler (neck), soaking up 12-of-13 backfield carries. He'll be a low-end RB1 in the team's final regular season game against the Broncos.
Sat, Dec 22, 2018 11:43:00 PM

Melvin Gordon (knee) wasn't listed on the Chargers' final injury report for Week 16 against the Ravens.

He was a full participant at all three practices this week. This will be Gordon's first game action since bowing out with a sprained MCL in Week 12. The Ravens present a tough matchup for Gordon, though the fourth-year stud still warrants RB1 status in all fantasy formats.
Thu, Dec 20, 2018 03:25:00 PM

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told SiriusXM's Ross Tucker that Melvin Gordon (knee) is going to play Saturday against the Ravens.

"Melvin's practiced all week and he's doing fine," Lynn said. "I don't know that he's himself but he's going to play." Gordon practiced in full both Tuesday and Wednesday, so there has never been much doubt about his availability. Lynn's admission Gordon is less than 100 percent does raise concerns about the running back seeing his usual volume, but he still should dominate work against the Ravens. Even in a bad matchup, Gordon is a back-end RB1 for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM