The Broncos have waived RB Melvin Gordon. The move comes after Gordon committed another costly fumble in the 1st half of Sunday's OT loss to the Raiders. That leaves Denver with Latavius Murray and Marlon Mack as potentially the only healthy RBs heading into Week 12. Chase Edmonds left Sunday's game early, and Mike Boone has at least 1 more game on IR. We'll see about the status of those 2 RBs over the next week and a half. And we'll also see whether Denver adds another competitor.
The Chiefs are signing RB Melvin Gordon to their practice squad, according to multiple reports. We'll see whether the veteran -- waived recently by the Broncos -- can work his way into what's been a just-OK backfield this season.
Broncos RB Melvin Gordon opened Sunday's game against the Broncos by leading Latavius Murray 5-4 in carries and 3-1 in targets for the 1st half. But he ceded that lead to Murray after fumbling near the goal line late in the 1st half. Denver recovered that fumble but then had a FG attempt blocked on the ensuing play. Murray finished with a 17-49-1 rushing line to Gordon's 8-31. He also drew 3 second-half targets to Gordon's 2. It also appeared that RB Chase Edmonds was in for a larger role before his early ankle injury. We'll see about this backfield heading into a Week 12 trip to Carolina.
Broncos RB Melvin Gordon nearly doubled RB Latavius Murray's playing time in Sunday's loss to the Titans, garnering 43 snaps to Murray's 25. Nearly all of that came in the passing game, with Gordon running 27 routes to Murray's 10, according to Pro Football Focus. His 6 targets ranked 2nd on the team and produced 4 receptions for 46 yards. Murray caught 3 balls for 23 yards on half as many targets (3). Chase Edmonds played 15 total snaps in his 1st game since being traded from the Dolphins. He carried twice for 9 yards and caught 1 of 2 targets for no gain. Murray led the team with 9 rushes to Gordon's 7. Both guys went for 24 yards. Denver faces a soft Raiders run D in Week 11.
Broncos RB Melvin Gordon started and led the backfield in playing time in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He played 9 more snaps than Latavius Murray, running 12 more routes and logging 3 more carries. Each player averaged just 3.0 yards per carry, with Gordon going 11-33 and Murray 8-24. Murray ran for the team's only TD. Each guy also supplied 2 catches. Gordon took his for 17 yards, while Murray's catches went for 1 and minus-2 yards. Mike Boone contributed 23 yards on 4 carries before leaving with an ankle injury. Expect all 3 backs to remain outside the top 24 of our RB rankings for a Week 8 matchup at Jacksonville. Missing Boone would help the outlooks for the other 2.
Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett said Wednesday that RB Melvin Gordon will start this weekend's game vs. the Jets. The 2 had a conversation about Gordon's role on Tuesday after he played just 9 snaps in the loss to the Chargers. Of course, starting the game only means that he'll be out there for the 1st snap. It doesn't tell us anything about how the work will be divvied between Gordon, Latavius Murray and Mike Boone. Still, it wouldn't be shocking to see Gordon lead the backfield in Week 7. Ultimately, it's a situation to try to avoid in fantasy lineups this week.
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