Melvin Gordon Fantasy Football News 2018

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is inactive for this morning's game in London against the Titans. He reportedly injured that hammy in Friday's practice. He'll get a Week 8 bye to heal up. Gordon's absence today leaves the Chargers with RBs Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome, who was just promoted from the practice squad on Saturday. Ekeler obviously gets a huge bump here -- although it's worth noting that the 5'10, 200-pounder hasn't topped 11 carries in an NFL game. He, of course, will play a big role in the passing game, so we'd expect 15-18 total touches today.

The Chargers have downgraded RB Melvin Gordon to questionable with a hamstring injury. The 9:30 a.m. ET start means we’ll have to check Gordon’s status at 8 a.m. If he’s out, Austin Ekeler would obviously get a big fantasy boost.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn told ESPN's Dan Graziano that he'd like to get RB Melvin Gordon more work in the passing game this year. That's following a year that saw Gordon rack up 57 catches for 470 yards and 4 scores -- all top-9 marks among RBs. Lynn's comments are particularly noteworthy considering Gordon's target volume took a hit when RB Austin Ekeler emerged last season. He averaged 3.7 targets during Ekeler's busiest 7-game stretch vs. 6.3 in the other outings. It's tough to expect Gordon's receiving production to grow significantly from last year's 57-470-4 line. But even if he can match that, he'll safely finish inside fantasy's top 12 RBs.

3:12pm EST 12/31/17

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is active for today's must-win game against the Raiders. He’s gutting it out at less than 100%, making him a risk/reward Week 17 fantasy play.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) will play against the Raiders today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gordon was optimistic about his status all along and got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. But Rapoport confirms that Gordon is dealing with a "mild" high-ankle sprain and says there was "doubt" early in the week whether he'd be able to play. So it's safe to say that he won't be at 100% today and is at risk of an in-game aggravation. It makes Gordon more of a risk/reward RB2 than his usual RB1.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Raiders after putting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. He’s been optimistic about his availability all along. We’ll look for an update on Gordon Sunday morning. Chargers-Raiders doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

The Chargers listed RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) as limited in Thursday's practice. The media didn't see him doing much during the open portion of practice. But it looks like he's serious about playing through his ankle injury this weekend. We'll get another update on Gordon's progress tomorrow.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) missed practice again on Thursday. The team's plan has been to test that injured ankle on Friday. Gordon has remained optimistic that he'll play against the Raiders this weekend, but we'd consider him no better than 50/50 at this point.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon vowed Wednesday, "I'll be ready to play" against the Raiders on Sunday, according to ESPN's Eric Williams. His coach isn't quite so sure yet. “He’s day-to-day,” HC Anthony Lynn said. “If it’s something he can play with, then he’ll play. But right now we won’t know until the end of the week.” Gordon is dealing with a sprained left ankle. We'll track his progress throughout the week.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is "optimistic" that he'll be able to play against the Raiders this weekend, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gordon is believed to be dealing with a high-ankle sprain, but swelling has reportedly been minimal. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his status throughout the week. If he ends up active on Sunday, he'll be a risk/reward fantasy play. If not, Branden Oliver will be a RB2 option as the Chargers' lead back.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon injured his ankle late in Sunday's win over the Jets. HC Anthony Lynn didn't have an update afterward, saying that they'll need to monitor Gordon throughout the week. That suggests at least some question about his availability for the regular-season finale vs. Oakland. With RB Austin Ekeler's broken hand, Branden Oliver would be left as the Chargers' lead back if Gordon can't go.

11:10am EDT 10/29/17

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (foot) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that the foot “is an issue.” That obviously adds some risk to Gordon’s outlook, but he remains an easy RB1 in season-long lineups.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (foot) expects to play against the Patriots today, according to both Adam Schefter and Eric D. Williams of ESPN. Schefter's report adds that the "foot is [an] issue, though." Gordon certainly belongs in season-long lineups. He'll carry risk at a high salary in DFS, though, despite a good scoring matchup.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. The foot injury is new, but Gordon practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. He’ll be out there for a plus matchup vs. the Pats.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is active for today’s game against the Eagles. He put in a full practice on Friday. There remains some added risk here, but Gordon is still a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Eagles. HC Anthony Lynn has already said that Gordon will play, though, and he put in a full practice on Friday. There’s a bit more risk here than usual, but Gordon remains a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. HC Anthony Lynn already told us that Gordon will play against the Eagles this weekend. It'd be nice to see him put in a full workout on Friday, but he belongs in season-long lineups regardless.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said Thursday morning that RB Melvin Gordon (knee) will play against the Eagles this weekend. "He's fine," Lynn said. "We have to monitor his knee, but he'll play." The knee issue obviously adds risk to Gordon's outlook, but he remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was held out of Wednesday's practice. HC Anthony Lynn called it a rest day and said that Gordon should be back on the field tomorrow. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one. Gordon is dealing with a bone bruise and missed a chunk of last weekend's game against the Chiefs. RB Branden Oliver is his handcuff.

 
 
 

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