He stakes claim to an absolute stranglehold on the Chargers backfield. The Chargers feature no proven or even intriguing options behind Gordon on the depth chart, so his path to massive touches looks unimpeded.
He boasts a three-down skillset that produces mightily in all formats. There’s no longer a Danny Woodhead on roster to man passing downs and steal touches. Gordon has proven himself a reliable and sometimes dynamic receiver, and he’s produced well in the passing game in both his NFL seasons.
He’s a goal-line beast, one who should again threaten the league lead in short-yardage rushes and touchdowns. Few NFL players are given a workload like Gordon sees near the end zone, so it’s unlikely his 12 touchdowns (across just 12 full games) from 2016 were fluky.