Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

RB - LAC
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 25College: WisconsinDrafted: #15 (1st Rd.)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
8th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #13
Best / Worst #6 / #20
ADP #11

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Gordon is by no means in the elite class of running backs, but there is something to be said for someone who saw 20+ touches in each of his last eight games. That type of opportunity is irreplacable, making him a sturdy RB1. Where his season ends will merely be determined by touchdowns and health.

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Melvin Gordon working with LT as a receiver

Eric Williams of ESPN.com is reporting that Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has been working with LaDanian Tomlinson this offseason in order to better his pass-catching skills.

Fantasy Impact

When asked about Gordon's role in the passing game, Tomlinson said, "Truly that's the first thing I thought about when Hunter Henry went down, is Melvin is going to have to become a weapon in the passing game." Even without the injury to Henry, Gordon had been seeing his involvement in the passing game grow, as he finished with a career-high 83 targets last season, which ranked seventh among all running backs. While the Chargers did add Justin Jackson in the draft, they did wait until the seventh-round to select him, so they were obviously okay with Gordon shouldering the workload. It's hard to see him getting into the 100-target territory, but it seems that his 80-plus targets are well within reach with some increased efficiency. He should be looked at as a very safe low-end RB1 in fantasy leagues.

Mike Tagliere - 5 weeks ago
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ECR vs ADP
Projections
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
274.51077.77.554.6459.42.50.7212.5
History
Statistics
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week930612.4
Last 3 Weeks840.7518
Season to Date69.10.53.614.4
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. OAK930612.4
Week 16@ NYJ811318.8
Week 15@ KC781622.9
Week 14vs. WAS781114.3
Strength of Schedule
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OppSummary
Next Gamevs. KC3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBUF, LAR, SF26th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CIN, KC, BAL13th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--30th easiest remaining opponents