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RB Melvin Gordon - Los Angeles Chargers

6-1, 215Born: 4-13-1993College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 1, pick 15 (2015)

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Summary

Gordon enjoyed a generally successful follow-up to his outstanding 2016 breakout. He checked in fifth league-wide in scrimmage yards and finished as the PPR RB5 overall. He's an absolute workhorse, accounting for 75% of the team's snaps and 76% of running back touches over the past 2 years. He's a PPR stud, averaging 3.4 receptions and 30.1 yards per game over that same span. And he remains a stud on the goal line, helping him to produce 18 touchdowns over his last 29 games. The Chargers still clearly trust him to dominate their backfield; if healthy, he'll easily top 300 touches again. His efficiency hasn't been attractive, but he creates plenty of breakaway runs and the Chargers line looks improved. There's a little injury risk at play, but Gordon remains a slam-dunk option late in the first rounds of fantasy drafts. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 7, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 13
Overall Redraft - 12, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 16, 31
RB Redraft PPR - 6, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 13
Overall Redraft PPR - 9, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13, 14, 16, 17, 25
RB Dynasty - 11, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 22
Overall Dynasty - 21, 15, 18, 19, 22, 30, 52

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2015 SD 14 184 641 0 37 33 192 0 4
2016 SD 13 254 997 10 57 41 419 2 2
2017 LAC 16 284 1105 8 83 58 476 4
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.1 276.0 * * 53.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16.0 275.0 * * 60.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 275.0 * * 49.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 261.0 * * 67.6 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Average Draft Position

Overall: 12
RB: 9
Overall-PPR: 11
RB-PPR: 8

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Latest News

Chargers | Melvin Gordon difficult to bring down (Mon Jul 16, 10:36 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has 116 forced missed tackles over the last three seasons according to Pro Football Focus, the second-highest total of any running back over that span.

Our View: That's fantastic to note, but he still hasn't averaged more than 4.0 yards per carry in any of his three seasons in the pros. He got close last year (3.9 YPC) and Gordon has a career average of only 3.8 yards per carry. Even with those less-than-stellar numbers, Gordon can produce for fantasy owners...especially in PPR leagues. He's a virtual lock for 300 touches due to the work he can do as a runner or receiver out of the backfield and a top-10 finish in 2018 is fair to project. Gordon has a current ADP of RB7 (1.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2018 Schedule

1vs Kansas City Chiefs
2@ Buffalo Bills
3@ Los Angeles Rams
4vs San Francisco 49ers
5vs Oakland Raiders
6@ Cleveland Browns
7vs Tennessee Titans
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ Seattle Seahawks
10@ Oakland Raiders
11vs Denver Broncos
12vs Arizona Cardinals
13@ Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Cincinnati Bengals
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16vs Baltimore Ravens
17@ Denver Broncos