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The Broncos have downgraded RB Melvin Gordon to out. He was already doubtful with shoulder and hip injuries. This just locks Javonte Williams in as a solid-to-strong starter for Week 13.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. It's Javonte Williams time. The rookie has been splitting work with Gordon all season but should get feature-back volume this week. And he draws a Kansas City defense that Football Outsiders ranks 28th against the run. Williams is a legit RB1 in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Broncos HC Vic Fangio called RB Melvin Gordon (hip) "50/50" for Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. Gordon played through this hip issue last weekend but missed practice on both Wednesday and Thursday. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow. Gordon's absence would make Javonte Williams a RB1.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon hurt his hip on the first possession of Sunday's game vs. the Chargers and is questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Gordon returned on Denver's 2nd possession.

Broncos OC Pat Shurmur is in COVID protocols and won't be available for Sunday's game against the Eagles, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Shurmur is Denver's offensive play-caller, so it's less-than-ideal for QB Teddy Bridgewater and Denver's skill-position guys.

Buffalo
2:56pm EDT 10/17/21

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is active for today’s game against the Raiders. He was listed as questionable after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. But we never heard any concern about his status. Gordon should continue to work in a timeshare with RB Javonte Williams today.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is expected to play vs. the Raiders today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gordon is listed as questionable, but we never heard any concern about his status. Expect him to continue splitting work with rookie RB Javonte Williams today.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Raiders after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We haven’t heard anything to suggest that he’s in danger of missing this one, but his status is worth checking on Sunday morning.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That puts him on track to play vs. the Raiders this weekend.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon missed Wednesday's practice with a hip injury. He'd been dealing with a lower-leg issue, but this is a new injury. We'll see if Gordon gets back on the practice field tomorrow.

Buffalo
11:34am EDT 10/10/21

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (lower leg) is active for today’s game against the Steelers. He played through this injury last week, and we’re not expecting it to be an issue today.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (lower leg) got in 2 limited practices this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Pittsburgh. He played through this injury last week, so we’re expecting him to be out there on Sunday. But Gordon is just a RB3 or flex play against a tough Steelers run defense.

Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater is expected to clear the concussion protocol today and play vs. the Steelers on Sunday, according to insider Mike Klis. We'll see how he's listed on the final injury report later today. Bridgewater's availability would be good news for all of Denver's skill-position players.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (lower leg) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We're expecting him to be available for this weekend's game vs. the Steelers, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (lower leg) was held out of Wednesday's practice. He was on the injury report with this issue last week but put in 3 limited practices. We'll see if Gordon gets back on the field tomorrow.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (ribs, lower leg) is active for today’s game vs. the Ravens. He was limited in practice all week, but we never heard any concern about his status. Gordon should be ready for his usual role today.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (rib, lower leg) is expected to play vs. the Ravens today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Gordon was limited in practice all week but should continue splitting backfield duties with rookie RB Javonte Williams.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (ribs, lower leg) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Ravens. We haven't heard any concern about his status, but check back Sunday to make sure he's active. Gordon's absence would turn RB Javonte Williams into a strong fantasy play.

Broncos HC Vic Fangio says he's willing to use rookie RB Javonte Williams on all downs and distances. "He's earned that trust, and we're not at all against playing him in any situation, in any time of the game," Fangio said. We'll get our 1st look at how work is divvied between Williams and RB Melvin Gordon on Sunday.

Broncos RB Mike Boone (quad) has been placed on short-term IR. He's eligible to be activated starting in Week 4. Melvin Gordon, Javonte Williams and Royce Freeman figure to open the season as Denver's top 3 backs.

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