Melvin Gordon Fantasy Football News 2021

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (hip) has been placed on IR. He had already been ruled out for tomorrow's game vs. the Chargers and will now also miss the finale against the Raiders. RB Melvin Gordon should dominate backfield touches in those game.

The Broncos have ruled RB Phillip Lindsay out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He's dealing with hip and knee injuries. That leaves Melvin Gordon as the clear lead back in an upside matchup. Gordon looks like a solid-to-strong option for Week 16 fantasy lineups. RB Royce Freeman (hip) is also questionable for the game.

Broncos RBs Melvin Gordon (shoulder) and Phillip Lindsay (hip) are active for today's game against the Bills. They were limited in practice all week, but we never heard any concern about their availability for this one. Both guys should be ready for their regular roles.

Broncos RBs Melvin Gordon (shoulder) and Phillip Lindsay (hip) were limited in practice this week and are listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Bills. We've heard no concern about their availability, but check back around 3 pm ET on Saturday to make sure they're active.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) is active for tonight’s game against the Chiefs. He put in a full practice on Friday, so the knee shouldn’t be a major issue. Lindsay should remain in a committee alongside Melvin Gordon.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) is expected to play against the Chiefs tonight. Lindsay got in a full practice on Friday and should remain in a committee alongside RB Melvin Gordon.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs. He put in a full practice on Friday, though, so we’re expecting him to play. Over the past 4 weeks, Lindsay has 37 carries and 4 targets compared to Melvin Gordon’s 44 carries and 3 targets.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) will return to a limited practice on Thursday, HC Vic Fangio said. That gives Lindsay a shot to play against the Chiefs on Sunday night. We'll see what he does in tomorrow's practice and how Denver lists him on the final injury report.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay missed Wednesday's practice with the knee injury that knocked him out of last weekend's loss to the Saints. He's looking iffy for Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. Lindsay's absence would make RB Melvin Gordon a much stronger fantasy play. Gordon has averaged 16.7 carries and 4 targets in 3 games without Lindsay this season.

Broncos QBs Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Blake Bortles and Jeff Driskel are all ineligible to play against the Saints on Sunday due to COVID contract tracing concerns to Driskel, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. We'll see whether this game gets played tomorrow -- and what the hell Denver does on offense if it does. Insider Mike Klis throws out Kendall Hinton as an option at QB. He's on Denver's practice squad as a WR but was a 3-year starting QB at Wake Forest. This is a mess and you should try to avoid all Broncos in Week 12 fantasy lineups.

The Broncos expect RB Phillip Lindsay (foot) to play Sunday against the Falcons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Lindsay started the week not practicing but progressed to a limited Thursday and then a full Friday before turning up questionable. He has split the rushing load with Melvin Gordon when healthy.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Falcons. He's expected to play, though, after getting in a full practice on Friday. Lindsay has basically split carries down the middle with RB Melvin Gordon when they've both been healthy this season. But Gordon remains the primary pass-catching and goal-line back, making him the superior fantasy play.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Chargers. He’s actually out-carried RB Melvin Gordon when they’ve both been healthy this season. Gordon figures to get most of the goal-line and pass-catching work, so he’s still the preferred fantasy play among the 2.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (concussion) is expected to be cleared and play against the Chargers today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's bad news for RB Melvin Gordon. In their only 2 halves of football together this year, Lindsay has out-carried Gordon 7 to 6 and 9 to 7. Assuming Lindsay is active, downgrade Gordon to low-end RB2 status. Lindsay will be in the RB3 mix.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, so he's made some progress through the protocol but still has work to do. Chargers-Broncos doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday, but we should get an update on Lindsay that morning. His status is key for RB Melvin Gordon considering Lindsay has out-carried Gordon in their only 2 halves of football together this season.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (illness) isn’t listed on the final Week 7 injury report. He’ll play against the Chiefs on Sunday. We’re expecting Gordon to lead a committee backfield alongside Phillip Lindsay.

The Broncos won't discipline RB Melvin Gordon for his DUI, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Gordon still figures to receive a 2-3 game suspension from the NFL, although the league usually waits until the legal process plays out before handing down the ban. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but Gordon figures to be back out there come Week 7.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon didn't travel with the team to New England and is out for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots. Per insider Mike Klis, Gordon has strep throat and the team doesn't want it to spread. His absence leaves the backfield to Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. Last year, Lindsay out-carried Freeman 224 to 132, while Freeman edged Lindsay in targets 50 to 48. That was under a different OC, but we're still expecting Lindsay to lead a committee attack on Sunday. Check out the updated projections for Denver's backfield.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. He had quite the week, getting charged with DUI on Tuesday and then missing Friday’s practice with a non-COVID illness. We don’t expect the illness to keep him out, but it’s unclear if Gordon will face any sort of discipline for the DUI. We’ll see pass along any updates we get.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon returned to practice on Thursday. His status for this weekend's game against the Patriots remains uncertain after his Tuesday DUI arrest. Hopefully we get some clarity over the next few days.

 
 
 

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