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Projected Points 130
Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon RB - LAC

Experience: 4 YRS  
Height: 6'1"  
Weight: 215 
Bye: 12

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Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said Thursday that RB Melvin Gordon is "definitely part of the game plan" against the Broncos this weekend. "He may even start this game," Lynn added. That doesn't tell us a whole lot -- and we're not expecting to have a real good idea of the workload split between Gordon and Austin Ekeler on Sunday. The good news is that both guys could put up nice fantasy outings vs. a Broncos defense sitting 30th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs.

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Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is officially active for today’s game against the Dolphins. Reports on his role have ranged from being used only in an emergency to stepping into Justin Jackson’s role behind Austin Ekeler. We’re projecting just a handful of touches for Gordon, leaving him as a desperation fantasy play.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will be used in an "emergency fashion" only against the Dolphins today. "At the most, he'll get limited snaps," Rapoport adds. That's a bit more pessimistic than the Saturday reports on Gordon's role, but we've never expected him to get more than a handful of touches today. Gordon should only be used in an "emergency fashion" only in fantasy lineups.

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USA Today's Mike Jones reports that Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to play a "limited snap count" against the Dolphins on Sunday. Chargers insider Eric Williams believes Gordon could play a similar role to the one Justin Jackson played over the past 3 weeks. Jackson averaged 6 carries and 2.7 targets on a 30% snap rate. That's a bit more than we're projecting Gordon to play -- and even Jackson's role would make Gordon a long shot fantasy play.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears there's a "good chance" Chargers RB Melvin Gordon plays against the Dolphins on Sunday. This has quickly gone from "not playing" to "maybe playing" to "probably playing." Rapoport confirms that RB Justin Jackson's calf injury is the reason for the Chargers' change of plans. Gordon is "not quite ready yet to be the bell cow ... but certainly is ready physically, from what I understand, to come in and get some carries," Rapoport says. We'd be surprised if Gordon got more than 5-8 touches this weekend after just reporting to the team on Thursday. It leaves him as just a fantasy flier. RB Austin Ekeler remains a high-end RB1 for 1 more week.

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Injury Predictor

Gordon played 16 games for the 1st time in 2017, yet he dealt with lower-body issues again. First came a bone bruise to his left knee that rendered him questionable in weeks 3 and 4. That's the same knee in which he tore his meniscus as a 2015 rookie and sprained the PCL late in 2016. Both injuries ended those seasons prematurely, and Gordon required surgery after the meniscus tear. He also landed on weekly injury reports with minor shoulder, foot and ankle issues but played through each ailment. Gordon saw a slight decrease in work last year, from 22.7 touches per game to 21.4. The dip came on the rushing side, though his 17.8 carries per outing still ranked 6th league wide.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.30 4.9% 55.4%
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Date Injury Analysis
Nov 25, 2018 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Gordon sprained his right MCL in Week 12 and missed the following 3 games.
Oct 14, 2018 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Gordon missed Week 7 with an unspecified hamstring injury. He returned after the Week 8 bye.
Dec 11, 2016 Inguinal Hip Sprain Gordon went down early in Week 14 and missed the final 3 games.
Dec 11, 2016 Knee PCL Sprain Grade 2 Gordon went down early in Week 14 and missed the final 3 games.
Dec 20, 2015 Knee Tear Gordon tore cartilage in his knee in Week 15 and was placed on IR.
Aug 13, 2015 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Gordon sat out Week 2 of the preseason but was fine to handle 17 touches in his regular season debut.

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