Posted: 10/14/2019 4:59 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed eight times for 18 yards during the team's Week 6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gordon also caught three passes for 30 yards.
Huddle Up: Gordon's return has not reinvigorated the Chargers' offense, and you have to wonder how much better things are going to get with so many key injuries to the offensive line. A Week 7 showdown with the Titans certainly doesn't look very appealing at this stage.
Posted: 10/12/2019 1:17 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to see more snaps in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Gordon managed just 38 total yards on 16 touches in his season debut in Week 5, but with another week to shake off the rust and the potential for a bigger workload, he could creep into RB2 territory.
Posted: 10/07/2019 2:58 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 12 times for 31 yards and caught four passes for seven yards in a 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Gordon struggled with efficiency in his season debut, but the fact that he saw 16 touches out of the gate is a good indicator that he will quickly resume his heavy workload. He's a solid bet for RB2 numbers against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6.
Posted: 10/04/2019 11:45 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RBs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler will split carries during the Week 5 game because Gordon is not ready for a full workload, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Gordon and Ekeler will both have fantasy value even though they will be splitting the work. Both players can be flex options in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/03/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will play and could start Sunday, Oct. 6, when the Chargers host the Denver Broncos, head coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday, Oct. 3. 'He's getting more work (in practice) this week, and he's definitely going to have a workload this week, but not too big,' Lynn said during a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview Thursday. 'I want to work him in, but I don't want to overdo it.'
Huddle Up: Good news for those who took the mid-round draft risk on Gordon, but tough news for owners of one of fantasy's elite backs so far in Austin Ekeler. Consider Gordon a high-end flex play this week with an expected tempered workload to start, while Ekeler falls into low-end RB2 range.
Posted: 9/29/2019 2:30 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will be active for Week 4's game against the Miami Dolphins but is only expected to be used in an emergency, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gordon fantasy owners should keep him stashed on their bench for at least one more week. Austin Ekeler will continue to receive the bulk of the snaps in the Los Angeles backfield and should be viewed as a solid RB2 option in PPR fantasy formats.
Posted: 9/28/2019 8:45 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon was added to the 53-man roster Sunday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Gordon appears to have a good chance to play in Week 4 but is not expected to receive the majority of the carries during the game. He could be a possible flex option in fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 9/27/2019 8:59 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon may be active for the team's Week 4 game since RB Justin Jackson (calf) has been ruled out. Head coach Anthony Lynn said the team will be careful with Gordon's snaps if he plays.
Huddle Up: Gordon missed training camp and the first three games of the season, so he would likely see limited snaps if he plays this week. Fantasy players could consider Gordon as a flex option but should not count on a big performance.
Posted: 9/26/2019 10:09 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will regain his starting job once he's ready to return to the lineup, according to head coach Anthony Lynn Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Well, it's straight back to RB1 status for Gordon. Lynn added Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson will still play roles, but fantasy managers who had come to rely on top-end production from Ekeler will be left scrambling. Keep him on the bench for a week or two to ensure Lynn follows through and Gordon stays healthy.
Posted: 9/26/2019 4:31 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon reported to the team's facility Thursday, Sept. 26, officially ending his 64-day holdout. He will undergo a physical Thursday, and is not expected to play Sunday, Sept. 29. The Chargers are likely to seek a two-game roster exemption from the league while Gordon works to get back into playing shape.
Huddle Up: Gordon owners who weathered the early-season storm will soon be rewarded, and a two-game exemption would likely push back his return to Week 6. Stay tuned ...