Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 26College: WisconsinDrafted: #15 (1st Rd.)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 8th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #8
Best / Worst #3 / #44
ADP #5


Melvin Gordon reportedly to demand trade unless he receives a new contract

Running back Melvin Gordon has informed the Chargers that unless he receives a new contract, he will not report to training camp and he will demand a trade, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Impact

While it was known that Gordon was looking for a new contract, this is the first report of him potentially sitting out training camp and demanding a trade. He currently has a $5.6 million salary in 2019 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, and understandably wants a raise and some long-term security. If Gordon misses any time, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson could see opportunities in the Los Angeles backfield.

Mike Maher6 days ago
Melvin Gordon, Chargers could look into extension

The Chargers and Melvin Gordon could explore a contract extension this off-season.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon has already said he will wait for Le'Veon Bell to sign before he signs a new deal himself. The 25-year-old totaled 14 TDs in 12 games this year and will once again be a first round pick in fantasy. Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie contract this season.

Melvin Gordon busts in divisional round

Melvin Gordon rushed nine times for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' 41-28 divisional round loss to the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon also caught a pass for 11 yards, totaling just 26 yards on the afternoon. He salvaged his fantasy day with a short TD, however. Gordon was playing on two bad knees and consistently ran into brick walls, which is a terrible combination for a running back. It's a disappointing finish to an otherwise great season for the 25-year-old. Gordon will be a no-brainer first round pick in fantasy drafts next season.

Melvin Gordon (knee) doesn't practice Wednesday

Melvin Gordon (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon is dealing with injuries to both his knees and one of his ankles. He's still expected to play versus the Patriots on Sunday, however. It's unlikely Gordon will get his usual workload if he plays, which makes him an easy fade in DFS this weekend.

Melvin Gordon (knee) expected to play versus Patriots

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to play on Sunday versus New England.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon's effectiveness could be somewhat limited, however. Rapoport adds he is dealing with a "little" knee sprain. Gordon left Sunday's game versus the Ravens but was able to return. We should have an update on the 25-year-old later this week.