Melvin Gordon

#28 RB / L.A. Chargers / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 lb Age: 24 College: Wisconsin Bye 9

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  • Gordon carried 20 times for 80 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 54-24 victory over the Bills. He caught neither of his two targets, though. After splitting carries with Austin Ekeler 16 to 10 in last week's loss to the Jaguars, this time Gordon outpaced his counterpart 20 to six. Along the way, he took advantage of a Bills run defense that's been repeatedly gashed in recent weeks to find paydirt for his fourth time in the past six games. However, outside of a couple long runs -- including his 10-yard touchdown scamper -- Gordon was rather inefficient on a per-touch basis. In fact, the Wisconsin product has only topped 4.0 yards per carry in three of 10 games this season.

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  • Gordon carried the ball 16 times for 27 yards and also caught five passes for 15 yards in the 20-17 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday. Weird doesn't begin to describe Sunday's game for Gordon. While the former first-round pick saw the most carries of any Chargers running back, undrafted rookie free agent Austin Ekeler still managed to scamper for 42 yards on 10 carries, with a handful of them coming late in the game as the Chargers were attempting to ice away the win. While Gordon did lead the team in targets, Ekeler also caught five passes, converting them into 77 receiving yards and two touchdowns. A critical fourth-quarter fumble by Ekeler will likely halt any hope of the rookie running back taking over as the de facto starter, but Sunday's performance certainly should be an eye-opener for Gordon fantasy owners hoping to ride his usually large workload to the promised land.

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  • Gordon (foot) carried the ball 14 times for 132 yards and a touchdown while also catching his lone target for seven yards in the 21-13 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. Gordon apparently wasn't too hampered by a foot injury that limited him in practice Wednesday and Thursday, bursting free early in the first half for an 87-yard touchdown, the longest run of his young career and tied for the longest run in the entire history of the franchise. That scamper set the stage for Gordon to easily post his best rushing statistics of the season, but he struggled in the passing game for the second straight week, catching just one pass. The third-year running back will get ample time to heal with a bye next week before a potentially difficult Week 10 matchup against the Jaguars.

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  • Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Active Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Gordon (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Gordon will play through his foot issue Sunday, and assuming no setbacks on that front, he'll continue to head his team's backfield in Week 8. Over his last three games -- all victories -- Gordon has logged 20, 25 and 18 carries. Moreover, more often than not this season, he's also been involved in the team's passing attack. He'll take aim at a New England defense that is allowing an average of 116.4 rushing yards per contest and currently fielding a banged-up front seven that will be minus starting defensive tackle Malcom Brown.

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  • Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Expected to play Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Gordon (foot) will play Sunday against the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Gordon is listed as questionable on the Chargers' official injury report. He was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday, but fully participated during Friday's workout. It looks like he'll play Sunday, but fantasy players should still check Gordon's status before the 1:00 p.m. EDT kickoff.

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