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
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.
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.
|Week 1||10.80||Melvin 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 2||9.10||Melvin 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updating an earlier report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon informed the team he wants a new contract or to be traded.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he plans to participate in the minicamp next week. Gordon also said his agent has started contract extension talks with the Chargers, but no deal is imminent.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon should continue to be a focal point on offense for the Chargers and should also be involved in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon did not participate in the voluntary workout Monday, April 29.
Fantasy Spin: Gordon should be there for at least the mandatory workouts and could participate in some other offseason workouts. He will continue to be a big part of the offense for the Chargers and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.