Melvin Gordon III
Running Back
Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 215 Age: 26 Exp: 5 years College: Wisconsin Drafted: 2015 R1 15,
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Cumulative FF PTS
Position Rank: 24th
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Week 21
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Week 21
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.
Posted: 12/23/2019 3:34 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed nine times for 15 yards and two touchdowns and caught six of his seven targets for 32 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.
Huddle Up: His yardage totals have been down in recent weeks, but Gordon has seven rushing touchdowns in the last eight games and has logged at least a dozen touches in seven straight contests. The volume makes him a RB2 candidate.
Posted: 12/16/2019 6:17 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon carried the ball seven times for 28 yards but lost two fumbles against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. He also caught five passes for 36 yards.
Huddle Up: On the heels of some encouraging performances, Gordon was careless with the ball Sunday as part of one of the worst efforts from an NFL team in 2019 as the Chargers turned the ball over seven times. They welcome the free-falling Raiders next Sunday, so perhaps that'll get Gordon and the rest of the offense back on track.
Posted: 12/09/2019 2:52 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 12 times for 55 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 29 yards in a 45-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Austin Ekeler's production has cut into Gordon's numbers just a bit, but he continues to see a heavy workload and is no worse than a high-floor RB2 option.
Posted: 12/02/2019 5:36 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon carried the ball 20 times for 99 yards against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 1. Gordon added a pair of receptions for 11 yards.
Huddle Up: Gordon has now topped 100 yards from scrimmage in three of his last four games, scoring three times during that span. While Jacksonville performed much better against the run on Sunday, they've been mostly awful in recent weeks, meaning Gordon could be in for a big day in Week 14.
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