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Running Back, San Diego Chargers

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Draft: 2015 Round 1 (15)
College: Wisconsin
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1993-04-13 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#21 3 4.11

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 SD 14 184 641 3.5 0 37 33 192 5.8 0 83.3 6.0
2016 SD 13 254 997 3.9 10 57 41 419 10.2 2 213.6 16.4
2016 (Projected) SD   216 887 4.1 4   38 245 6.4 1 143.2  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
2015 rookie running back Melvin Gordon was among the most disappointing fantasy picks this past season as he failed to produce high-end numbers even in great matchups. A first round NFL draft pick, most believed that Gordon would immediately step into a solid San Diego offense and drastically improve the team’s dismal per-attempt numbers from 2014 where they averaged just 3.4 yards per carry as a team. While the team’s YPC did improve, Gordon and the team averaged just 3.5 yards per carry on the season. Most disappointing, however, was that the team scored just four rushing touchdowns on the entire season – none of which came from Gordon. Gordon’s 184 rushing attempts without a touchdown puts him on pace to compete for the highest number of attempts in the history of the league without hitting paydirt. Of course, one has to assume that Gordon will eventually fluke his way into a touchdown even if his skills haven’t improved from a season ago, but the second-year back seems focused on boosting his production this season after a rookie year which even he has described as “terrible” in interviews.

After an offseason spent recovering from a knee injury which ended his season back in Week 15, Gordon will have to re-convince fantasy owners that he is worth consideration as a potential high-end fantasy back. Even though he was terrible, the Chargers stayed committed to Gordon for the most part, giving him an average of 16 touches per game. In today’s NFL, that’s hard to come by. It’ll be difficult to forget his horrendous rookie season, but Gordon could offer tremendous value for fantasy owners who opt to take a chance on him. The skills are there, the opportunity is there. He just needs to put it all together.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB5 Kenneth Farrow
RB2RB7 Ronnie Hillman
RB3RB1 Melvin Gordon
RB4RB4 Dexter McCluster
RB5RB6 Derek Watt
RB6RB2 Danny Woodhead
RB7RB3 Branden Oliver
RB8RB8 Andre Williams
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Melvin Gordon likely out Week 16
Farrow, Hillman expected to work in tandem again
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 22, 7:00 pm

San Diego Chargers
Chargers RB Melvin Gordon isn't practicing today. Looks like he'll be ruled out for game Saturday against the Browns. RBs Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman to play. (Tom Krasovic on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: No surprise here, and it is fair to wonder if the Chargers will bother bringing him back for Week 17 either. Farrow disappointed in a plus-spot against Oakland last week, but he'll have the matchup of a lifetime in a game San Diego should control throughout. A case can even be made to play Hillman as a low-end flex in really deep leagues.


Injury Melvin Gordon misses practice Wednesday
Knee, hip injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 21, 3:00 pm

San Diego Chargers
Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee, hip) not practicing today. Yet to this week. Saturday would mark his second game missed to injuries. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gordon is dealing with knee and hip injuries. In his place last week, Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman combined for 24 touches and 87 total yards with no touchdowns against the Raiders. Even against the Browns, its going to be difficult to trust Farrow in a fantasy championship of DFS against.


Injury Melvin Gordon not expected to play
Could return at some point this season
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 14, 2:00 pm

San Diego Chargers
Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is not expected to play Sunday vs. Raiders, per source. Remains a chance Gordon will play again this season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gordon left on a cart last week but it's believed the injury is not as severe as rolling off the field would indicate. Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman should split carries this week against the Raiders with Farrow being the lead back.


Injury Melvin Gordon "day-to-day"
Nursing hip strain and knee sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 12, 6:35 pm

San Diego Chargers
Melvin Gordon suffered a hip strain and knee sprain Sunday in the first quarter of a 28-16 loss to the Panthers, coach Mike McCoy announced in a press conference. He called Gordon "day to day,” leaving the chance alive the second-year pro could return at some point during the final three games. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

FFToday's Take: He's more likely week-to-week, but it appears as if he's got a shot to make it back before the end of the regular season. Kenneth Farrow is almost certain to handle the early-down work in his absence, while Ronnie Hillman should be the primary third-down back. Both will be desperation RB3 options at best in Week 15 and will probably take a back seat in a likely pass-heavy game plan against the Raiders.


Injury Melvin Gordon to undergo MRI for hip injury
Chargers RB injured in first quarter
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 11, 8:30 pm

San Diego Chargers
Those familiar with running back Melvin Gordon's left hip injury, for which the Chargers running back was carted off the field in the first quarter of a 28-16 loss to the Panthers, were hopeful he avoided the sort of severe injury usually associated with such departures. "He's OK," one source said a halftime. Gordon is scheduled to undergo a morning MRI, sources said. Gordon was seen walking after the game in the locker room, albeit with a discernible limp. (San Diego Union Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Gordon was carted off in the first quarter. In his absence, Kenneth Farrow rushed 16 times for 55 yards and caught 6 passes for 23 yards. The MRI today should provide more details about the severity of his injury.


Chargers look to lighten Melvin Gordon's workload
RB coach says Kenneth Farrow needs more touches
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 25, 12:05 pm

San Diego Chargers
Melvin Gordon has 158 touches in seven games for the San Diego Chargers this season. He totaled 217 touches all of last season. Backup running back Kenneth Farrow has just 31 yards on eight carries. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: “We need to get Kenny in there a little bit more,” Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson said. “He’s not the flashy guy. It won’t look pretty but you’ll end up three or four yards down the field. All this means is that Gordon will be looking at around 20-25 touches per week instead of 25-30. Continue to deploy him as a RB1 as usual.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at KC L 27-33 14 57 4.1 2 0 0 0 - 0 17.7
2 JAC W 38-14 24 102 4.3 1 3 3 18 6.0 0 18.0
3 at IND L 22-26 16 35 2.2 1 7 4 43 10.8 0 13.8
4 NO L 34-35 19 36 1.9 2 7 6 43 7.2 0 19.9
5 at OAK L 31-34 16 69 4.3 0 1 1 18 18.0 1 14.7
6 DEN W 21-13 27 94 3.5 0 2 0 0 - 0 9.4
7 at ATL W 33-30 22 68 3.1 2 7 6 53 8.8 1 30.1
8 at DEN L 19-27 23 111 4.8 0 7 4 44 11.0 0 15.5
9 TEN W 43-35 32 196 6.1 1 4 4 65 16.3 0 32.1
10 MIA L 24-31 24 70 2.9 0 8 5 62 12.4 0 13.2
12 at HOU W 21-13 17 70 4.1 0 4 4 19 4.8 0 8.9
13 TB L 21-28 17 84 4.9 1 6 4 54 13.5 0 19.8
14 at CAR L 16-28 3 5 1.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.5

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DET W 33-28 14 51 3.6 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 6.7
2 at CIN L 19-24 16 88 5.5 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 9.8
3 at MIN L 14-31 14 51 3.6 0 1 0 0 - 0 5.1
4 CLE W 30-27 12 38 3.2 0 2 2 8 4.0 0 4.6
5 PIT L 20-24 15 42 2.8 0 9 7 52 7.4 0 9.4
6 at GB L 20-27 7 29 4.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
7 OAK L 29-37 7 29 4.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
8 at BAL L 26-29 18 54 3.0 0 6 5 7 1.4 0 6.1
9 CHI L 19-22 11 31 2.8 0 3 3 25 8.3 0 5.6
11 KC L 3-33 15 37 2.5 0 1 1 12 12.0 0 4.9
12 at JAC W 31-25 14 60 4.3 0 5 5 20 4.0 0 8.0
13 DEN L 3-17 12 55 4.6 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 6.3
14 at KC L 3-10 14 35 2.5 0 4 4 28 7.0 0 6.3
15 MIA W 30-14 15 41 2.7 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 4.7

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