Melvin Gordon III
Running Back
Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 215 Age: 27 Exp: 5 years College: Wisconsin Drafted: 2015 R1 15,
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.
Posted: 4/18/2020 5:45 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon said recently he's relishing the opportunity to face his former team, the Los Angeles Chargers, twice a year. 'Ah man, I'm looking forward to it,' Gordon said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. 'I'm definitely looking forward to it. It's gonna be exciting. I still hang out with them, they talk trash to me. It is what it is, I'll see them boys on Sunday.'
Huddle Up: Gordon was a top-eight fantasy back in three of his last four seasons with the Bolts, but with another Austin Ekeler-type in Phillip Lindsay to help share the workload, Gordon is more of a RB2 option now.
Posted: 3/27/2020 5:33 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon said during a conference call Friday, March 27, that he's carrying a chip on his shoulder entering the 2020 season. 'It's huge,' Gordon said. 'A lot of people doubt my talent as a back. ... I'm going to use that as fuel. I know the player I am, I want to show that, and I'm going to show that. I'm going to show everybody I'm better than just average.'
Huddle Up: After missing four games during his early-season holdout, Gordon did average 12.1 fantasy points over his final 12 contests -- good for 16th among all RBs. That was while also sharing the workload with Austin Ekeler, and the situation will be similar in Denver with Phillip Lindsay also getting his share of the touches. Still, Gordon figures to be the lead back so pencil him in as a highly motivated RB2.
Posted: 3/27/2020 4:22 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon on Friday, March 27, said he's looking forward to joining holdover Phillip Lindsay in the Denver backfield. 'He (Lindsay) is a great back,' Gordon said. 'I watched him up close, in person, and these past few days I've been watching film on him as well. ... I think we could be a great one-two punch.'
Huddle Up: Gordon and Lindsay combined for 463 touches as the lead backs on their respective teams last season, and despite Lindsay's Mile High seniority as a two-time, 1,000-yard rusher, Gordon is a better pass-catcher, reeling in 110 passes over the last three seasons, and should take over the lead role in new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's one-back offense. Lean toward Gordon as a RB2 with Lindsay as a RB3/4.
Posted: 3/26/2020 11:48 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon is believed to be in line for a bell-cow role in 2020, according to James Palmer of NFL Network Thursday, March 26.
Huddle Up: While promising for Gordon's fantasy value in 2020, it's bad news for those with shares of either Phillip Lindsay or Royce Freeman. Gordon is likely to be low-end RB1 or high-end RB2, while fantasy managers will have to choose between the other two as an RB4/5 later in drafts.
Posted: 3/15/2020 4:24 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent RB Melvin Gordon is expected to receive interest from the Miami Dolphins, according to sources, and Gordon would have interest in joining Miami 'at the right price.'
Huddle Up: While Miami doesn't exactly project to be an offensive juggernaut, Gordon would likely be the unquestioned workhorse if he joined the Dolphins. He'd likely be a volume-based, low-end RB1 in Miami.
Posted: 3/05/2020 6:10 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon, a pending free agent, is planning to test the market, per source, according to a report Thursday, March 5.
Huddle Up: Gordon held out for a big contract he never received last season, and wound up averaging 12.1 fantasy points per game (tied for 15th among RBs) in 12 contests after reporting while sharing touches with Austin Ekeler. He could challenge for RB1 status if he finds a team willing to commit to him as more of a bellcow back.
Posted: 1/08/2020 6:11 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is 'unlikely to return' to the club in 2020, in the opinion of ESPN's Eric D. Williams. Gordon is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Huddle Up: Gordon's ill-fated holdout doubtless cost him some money, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of market he has in free agency. In the right spot, the Wisconsin product could still be an RB1 entering next season.
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