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RB LAC

College: Wisconsin | 4 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 4/13/1993
2019 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 250.5
Avg Pts: 15.66
Rank: 4 RB

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Gordon had some injury issues last year, missing four games, but still had a big season when on the field. He was on pace to have a career year if he played a full season. Gordon was still eighth overall in fantasy running back scoring despite the four missed games. He averaged a career-high 5.1 yards per carry. He also had a career high in touchdowns, scoring 14. He had 1,375 total yards and 50 receptions. Gordon is 26 years old and in the prime of his career. Gordon has three straight seasons with more than 1,400 total yards. Gordon is a home-run threat at running back with great moves and top speed. He can get to a next gear in a hurry. Gordon catches the ball well and can serve as a top three-down back. The one knock on him right now is durability, having played a full season just once in three years.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Gordon is a top-five fantasy back. He has some durability concerns but produces huge when on the field. He is a dependable back in an explosive offense. If he can play a full year, don't be surprised if he sets more career highs. Gordon can finish with 1,800 total yards, double-digit touchdowns and 60 or so receptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is the best option of tier two running backs, and certainly the one in the most stable situation entering the season. Gordon has injury concerns, only playing in a full season one time since he entered the league, but when he is on the field he is one of the most effective players at the position. . Gordon should be able to finish the 2019 season with over 1,000 rushing yards and double-digit rushing touchdowns, while his passing receptions will bring him into the top of tier two discussion. Gordon should be able to catch around 50 passes for 500 yards and a handful of touchdowns. The true upside of his season will be the opportunity that he has in the red zone, given his usage. Gordon has been given the opportunity to be involved in 29% of all of the team's opportunities in the red zone- but only played in 12 games this season. If the Chargers are able to get into the red zone alot this season with the combination of Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams then that gives Gordon a lot of opportunities to score this season. Given the opportunity, he is able to effective with Gordon scoring 11 of his 14 touchdowns in the red zone.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 110.80Melvin Gordon 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Melvin Gordon III 1 yd rushing TD
Melvin Gordon 1 reception (0.50 pts)
Melvin Gordon 43 rush and rec yds (4.30 pts)
Week 29.10Melvin Gordon 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Melvin Gordon III 1 yd rushing TD
Melvin Gordon 1 reception (0.50 pts)
Melvin Gordon 26 rush and rec yds (2.60 pts)
Player Notes
Aug 21 3:40pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon's contract holdout is expected to continue into the season, according to sources. Contract talks between Gordon and the team haven't progressed as hoped, and he'll continue to train in Florida for the foreseeable future. There's still time left, but it's looking like Gordon will miss regular season games for the Bolts. That will obviously hurt his fantasy stock quite a bit, as he came into the year as a surefire RB1 in an explosive offense. As a result, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson are set to become much more attractive, although Gordon is still worth a selection around the fifth round of drafts in case he misses minimal time.

From RotoBaller

Aug 21 3:33pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to continue his holdout through the start of the regular season since there has not been any progress made in contract talks, according to sources.

Fantasy Spin: Gordon's fantasy value will take a big hit if he decides to sit out regular season games and will drop on draft boards. Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson will handle the carries while Gordon holds out, and both players had success last season. Ekeler can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy back, while Jackson could be a possible handcuff or late-round option.

From TheHuddle

Aug 20 2:10pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who is almost five weeks into his contract holdout, said he's "just waiting on the call" from the team while he continues to train on his own in California and Florida. According to a source, both sides remain millions of dollars apart in negotiations. Gordon continues to say that he will hold out into the regular season if he doesn't get a new deal to his liking. His agent, Damarius Bilbo, also requested a trade for his client earlier this month after the team remained at their initial offer of around $10 million per year. Gordon is a two-time Pro Bowler and has 28 rushing touchdowns in the last three years, tying him with Ezekiel Elliott. Before his holdout, Gordon was set to be a strong RB1 choice, perhaps even in the first round. He's fallen to No. 18 on the RB list at RotoBaller and has become a big fantasy risk. If Gordon sits out regular season games, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson will both become much more valuable.

From RotoBaller

Aug 19 8:43pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he has been working out in California and wants to remain in football shape while waiting for a resolution to his contract situation.

Fantasy Spin: Gordon has skipped all of training camp because of his contract and appears likely to miss regular season games if he does not receive an extension. His fantasy value is uncertain at this point because it is not known when he will return to the team. Austin Ekeler likely will be the starting running back while Gordon is out and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back.

From TheHuddle

Aug 15 7:53pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has not make any progress in contract extension talks with the Chargers, according to sources. Gordon wants to return to the team before the start of the regular season but is prepared to sit out games if he does not receive a new deal.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation to see if the two sides make any progress in the next two or three weeks. He is a risky option in fantasy drafts because his return date is uncertain. Austin Ekeler likely will be the starter if Gordon misses time and can be at least a No. 3 running back.

From TheHuddle

Aug 1 7:40pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has requested a trade, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Whether or not Gordon gets traded is still a mystery, and the team has reportedly not granted him permission to speak to other teams and gauge the trade market. A holdout that didn't seem like it'd wind up being an issue is now starting to look like a major cause for concern in Los Angeles. If Gordon misses regular seasons -- whether through holding out or through being traded -- the Chargers will have to turn to some combination of Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson. Meanwhile, Gordon's fantasy value continues to fall. He's gone from a late first rounder to a third/fourth rounder.

From RotoBaller

Aug 1 12:43pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's agent, Damarius Bilbo, said Thursday, Aug. 1, he has requested that the Chargers explore trading Gordon. Ganeral manager Tom Telesco told Bilbo that Gordon is still highly valued by the team, and the agent was not given permission to seek any trade partners.

Fantasy Spin: Of the preseason holdouts, Gordon' seems to be among the more acrimonious. It could end end soon but if you're drafting now, Gordon has to moved into the RB2 range to account for the risk of missed games that matter.

From TheHuddle

Jul 28 12:03pm ET

RB Melvin Gordon and the Los Angeles Chargers are reportedly $2 million to $3 million apart in discussions on average salary.

Fantasy Spin: Depending on when your league holds its fantasy draft, Gordon's holdout could push him into RB2 territory due to the uncertainty of how long this stalemate will last. However, he remains a must-start option in all formats when he is active.

From TheHuddle

Jul 26 8:53am ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's holdout threatens to extend into the regular season, according to sources.

Fantasy Spin: There are much safer options with more upside to take as your RB1 unless you're drafting later in the preseason. This holdout could shift Gordon to the RB2 range.

From TheHuddle

Jul 24 4:43pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon was placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Wednesday, July 24.

Fantasy Spin: Gordon is looking for a new contract and appears to be willing to hold out for an extended period of time. He is a weekly starting option when he plays, but fantasy players need to monitor the situation to see if his availability for Week 1 is in question.

From TheHuddle

Jul 24 8:33am ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon informed the team Wednesday, July 24, he won't report to training camp due to his desire for a new contract.

Fantasy Spin: Gordon is a talented back that has started to come into his own in recent years. He's a shaky RB1 because of inconsistency and durability concerns. If he holds out for a lengthy period, it could slot him more in the RB2 range.

From TheHuddle

Jul 22 6:30pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon recently suggested he wants to be traded if the Chargers don't offer him a contract extension, and on Monday word came that the Chargers do not currently have interest in discussing Gordon's contract situation. Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports that the Chargers are "dug in" on their current stance, which means Gordon will now have to decide if he follows through on threats to hold out. Gordon's a RB1 who should be picked in the second half of the first round if he's on the field, but this situation creates a ton of uncertainty. Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson are worth picking slightly sooner than their ADPs at this point because of the Gordon situation.

From RotoBaller

Jul 22 4:03pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon isn't expected to receive an extension anytime soon, as the team has reportedly 'dug in' on its stance. Barring a change in his camp's expectations, Gordon's threat to potentially hold out will be put to the test, according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson via multiple sources.

From TheHuddle

Jul 17 2:00pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon clarified over the weekend that even though he is pushing for a new contract, he still wants to stay with the Chargers if he can. Gordon spoke out because he was upset that people were saying that he didn't want to go back to the Chargers, but he still reiterated, "You know, I want to get paid." Gordon is entering the final year of his five-year rookie contract, and his agent has already openly expressed that Gordon will hold out and demand a trade if he is not given a new deal. Gordon's got some leverage as the team's primary running back, but the recent drop in value amongst running backs and cross-town troubles between the Rams and Todd Gurley will likely play a major role in the offers made to him. It would be surprising if this issue was solved before training camp.

From RotoBaller

Jul 13 2:53pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he hopes to stay with the Chargers but believes it is time for him to receive a lucrative new contract. Gordon indicated he is willing to have a lengthy holdout.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if the two sides can reach an agreement before the start of the season. Gordon has been a solid fantasy option over the last few seasons and will be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back in 2019 if he is on the field for Week 1.

From TheHuddle

Jul 11 11:05am ET

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has informed the team he wants a new contract. Unless he gets a new deal, he will sit out training camp and demand a trade.

Jul 11 10:30am ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wants a long term deal from the Chargers and intends to sit out training camp and demand a trade if a long term deal isn't reached. Gordon's a late first round pick in most fantasy formats at this point, so him either not playing or winding up somewhere else could have major implications. Him not playing at all this year would be the worst-case scenario, in which case Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson would see a huge increase in value. It's too early to panic yet on Gordon, but people drafting right now suddenly have a lot more risk to deal with.

From RotoBaller

Jul 11 10:23am ET

Updating an earlier report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon informed the team he wants a new contract or to be traded.

From TheHuddle

Jul 11 10:03am ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will not report to training camp without a new contract. Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie deal, which would pay him $5.6 million in 2019.

Fantasy Spin: Gordon rushed for 885 yards and 10 scores while grabbing 33 passes for 192 yards in 12 games. He has RB1 ability, but he's better served as an RB2 in fantasy.

From TheHuddle

Jun 29 2:20am ET

Los Angeles Chargers edge rusher Melvin Ingram was asked about teammate Melvin Gordon's comments that the Chargers were the team to beat in the AFC West, and he one-upped the man. "We're the team to beat in the NFL," Ingram said. The most surprising part is that he might be right. LA's offense is a monster, but their defense may turn out to be an incredible unit in 2019 as well. The defense suffered a massive amount of injuries in 2018, losing three starting linebackers for the season as well as having stars like Joey Bosa and Trevor Williams miss extensive periods of time. If the unit can even just have average health, the Chargers could prove to be one of the toughest teams to face in the entire league.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 25-Jul-2019: LAC - Reserve, Did Not Report
  • 24-Jul-2019: LAC - Reserve, Did Not Report
  • 02-May-2018: LAC - Exercised Option - Fifth-year option on rookie contract
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