Posted: 8/01/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's agent, Damarius Bilbo, said Thursday, Aug. 1, he has requested that the Chargers explore trading Gordon. Ganeral manager Tom Telesco told Bilbo that Gordon is still highly valued by the team, and the agent was not given permission to seek any trade partners.
Huddle Up: Of the preseason holdouts, Gordon' seems to be among the more acrimonious. It could end end soon but if you're drafting now, Gordon has to moved into the RB2 range to account for the risk of missed games that matter.
Posted: 7/28/2019 3:07 pm UTC
RB Melvin Gordon and the Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly $2 million to $3 million apart in discussions on average salary.
Huddle Up: Depending on when your league holds its fantasy draft, Gordon's holdout could push him into RB2 territory due to the uncertainty of how long this stalemate will last. However, he remains a must-start option in all formats when he is active.
Posted: 7/26/2019 12:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's holdout threatens to extend into the regular season, according to sources.
Huddle Up: There are much safer options with more upside to take as your RB1 unless you're drafting later in the preseason. This holdout could shift Gordon to the RB2 range.
Posted: 7/24/2019 8:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon was placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Wednesday, July 24.
Huddle Up: Gordon is looking for a new contract and appears to be willing to hold out for an extended period of time. He is a weekly starting option when he plays, but fantasy players need to monitor the situation to see if his availability for Week 1 is in question.
Posted: 7/24/2019 12:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon informed the team Wednesday, July 24, he won't report to training camp due to his desire for a new contract.
Huddle Up: Gordon is a talented back that has started to come into his own in recent years. He's a shaky RB1 because of inconsistency and durability concerns. If he holds out for a lengthy period, it could slot him more in the RB2 range.
Posted: 7/13/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he hopes to stay with the Chargers but believes it is time for him to receive a lucrative new contract. Gordon indicated he is willing to have a lengthy holdout.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if the two sides can reach an agreement before the start of the season. Gordon has been a solid fantasy option over the last few seasons and will be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back in 2019 if he is on the field for Week 1.
Posted: 7/11/2019 1:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will not report to training camp without a new contract. Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie deal, which would pay him $5.6 million in 2019.
Huddle Up: Gordon rushed for 885 yards and 10 scores while grabbing 33 passes for 192 yards in 12 games. He has RB1 ability, but he's better served as an RB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 6/06/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he plans to participate in the minicamp next week. Gordon also said his agent has started contract extension talks with the Chargers, but no deal is imminent.
Huddle Up: Gordon should continue to be a focal point on offense for the Chargers and should also be involved in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 4/30/2019 2:04 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon did not participate in the voluntary workout Monday, April 29.
Huddle Up: Gordon should be there for at least the mandatory workouts and could participate in some other offseason workouts. He will continue to be a big part of the offense for the Chargers and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/30/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he wants to wait until free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) signs a new contract this offseason before he considers signing a contract extension with the Chargers.
Huddle Up: Gordon could ask for a lucrative extension this offseason if Bell signs a big contract. He has posted at least 1,200 total yards and 12 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. Gordon will be a solid No. 1 running back in all leagues next season.