Posted: 9/21/2020 7:35 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon ran for 70 yards on 19 carries and added two catches on three targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Gordon was featured with Philip Lindsay (toe) sidelined and found much more success early on than Saquon Barkley did against this same defense in Week 1. The Broncos figure to continue riding Gordon hard for however long Lindsay needs to recover, but his path to fantasy success is unlikely to get much easier in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Consider Gordon a low-end RB2 at best in that matchup.
Posted: 9/15/2020 6:00 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon ran 15 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans and he added three receptions for eight yards on three targets in his team debut.
Huddle Up: Gordon was forced to more of the heavy lifting in the second half once Phillip Lindsay went down with a foot injury in the first half. Gordon could end up being the workhorse in the Mile High City if Lindsay is forced to miss time, as Royce Freeman is no threat to eat into his workload. It is a tough matchup in Week 2 for Gordon, however, as the Pittsburgh Steelers are on the schedule next. They held Saquon Barkley to just six rushing yards in the early Monday game.
Posted: 8/25/2020 1:35 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (rib) participate in practice Monday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Gordon is on track to serve as the starting running back for the Broncos but will share playing time with Phillip Lindsay. He should still receive most of the carries and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/23/2020 5:38 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (rib) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Gordon is considered day-to-day because of the rib injury and probably will return to practice in a few days. He likely will be the starting running back but will not be a workhorse at the position with Phillip Lindsay in line for a solid role. Gordon can be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/21/2020 9:24 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (rib) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 21, and is considered day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Gordon has a few weeks to recover from the injury and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He likely will take over as the starting running back for the Broncos but will share playing time with Phillip Lindsay. Fantasy players can consider Gordon as a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/20/2020 6:18 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (rib) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 20, because of a rib injury. Head coach Vic Fangio said he does not know the severity of Gordon's injury.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Gordon's status in the next day or two. He has a good chance to win the starting job but will have to share snaps with Phillip Lindsay. Gordon could be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his role.
Posted: 8/14/2020 11:26 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RBs Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay received a similar amount of snaps during practice Friday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Gordon probably is considered the leading candidate to start at this point, but both players should receive a solid amount of touches each game. Gordon can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back, while Lindsay can be a flex option.
Posted: 5/19/2020 7:21 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon says his new team's offensive system will 'help me get back to what I do best' and the Los Angeles Chargers' system 'wasn't built for me.'
Huddle Up: Gordon was able to total 4,240 rushing yards, 1,873 receiving yards and 47 combined touchdowns over 67 games with the Chargers while earning two Pro Bowl appearances in the last five years. An expected timeshare with RB(s) Royce Freeman and/or Phillip Lindsay will likely limit his potential slightly, but he should have little trouble returning value as a mid-tier RB2.
Posted: 5/16/2020 1:21 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman accounted for 32.3 percent of the carries in 2019 and 33 percent in 2018, and he 'appears to be the odd man out' of the running back rotation in 2020 following the addition of RB Melvin Gordon, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Freeman was already playing second fiddle to Phillip Lindsay, and with Gordon expected to lead the backfield, it pushes Freeman even further down the pecking order. Gordon owners should target Lindsay as an insurance policy, but Freeman can be left on waivers outside of deeper leagues.
Posted: 4/28/2020 2:45 am UTC
Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Melvin Gordon (Chargers) officially signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos on Monday, April 27. The deal, which was agreed to last month, is reportedly worth $16 million with $13.5 million guaranteed.