"Expect [Melvin] Gordon to end his holdout in time to be on the Week 1 roster." That's from ESPN's Eric Williams' latest 53-man roster projection for the Chargers. It qualifies as the most optimistic report on Gordon we've heard in a while. He obviously remains a high-risk fantasy pick. But with an ADP now in the 4th round, Gordon could be a league-winner if he reports before the season opener.

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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 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.

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