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Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs

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Draft: 2015 Round 1 (15)
College: Wisconsin
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1993-04-13 Age: 29

Season Stats
FFToday Standard 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
2017 LAC 16 284 1,105 3.9 8 79 57 470 8.2 4 229.5 14.3
2018 LAC 12 175 885 5.1 10 66 50 490 9.8 4 221.5 18.5
2019 LAC 12 162 612 3.8 8 55 42 296 7.0 1 144.8 12.1
2020 DEN 15 215 986 4.6 9 44 32 158 4.9 1 174.4 11.6
2021 DEN 16 203 918 4.5 8 39 28 213 7.6 2 173.1 10.8
2022 KC 10 90 318 3.5 2 32 25 223 8.9 0 66.1 6.6
2022 (Projected) KC   168 754 4.5 5   24 186 7.8 1 130.0  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Given where he was drafted (15th overall in 2015), Gordon's NFL career must at least be considered a mild disappointment. Granted, he's heading into his eighth year in the league, and he's accounted for more than 8,000 total yards in that time, but he managed just one 1,000-yard rushing campaign and has shown a penchant for fumbling issues cropping up at the most inopportune times. As noted, the veteran returned on a one-year deal for what will likely be a reduced role, so it doesn't appear that he had a lot of suitors on the open market.

Even at age 29, however, Gordon still has breakaway speed, and as such he's a threat to take it to the house any time he gets the ball in space. He has good hands as well, making him a three-down option for Hackett to utilize. After serving in a 1a/1b capacity with Williams in 2021, Gordon is likely to function as more of a true No. 2 back in 2022. As such, he's a low-end RB3 or flex target.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Isiah Pacheco
RB2RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB3RB3 Ronald Jones
RB4RB5 Melvin Gordon
RB5FB1 Michael Burton
RB6RB4 Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Melvin Gordon likely to sign with Kansas City
Released by Denver last week
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 28, 5:30 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Two-time Pro Bowl RB Melvin Gordon is expected to sign with the #Chiefs practice squad, per source. (NFL Network - Tom Pelissero)

FFToday's Take: In addition to being one team short of having the distinction of playing for all four AFC West rivals, Gordon joins a contending team that would prefer to have another rugged runner besides Isiah Pacheco and a more dynamic option than Jerick McKinnon. Gordon will start out on the practice squad but likely did not join the Chiefs with the idea he would be third on the depth chart. There is a decent chance Gordon emerges as a flex option before the fantasy season ends.


Injury Melvin Gordon dumped by Denver
Veteran back waived Monday
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 21, 5:25 pm

Denver Broncos
Sources: The #Broncos make a move following Sunday’s loss, as Denver has waived veteran RB Melvin Gordon. A respected player who spent 3 years with the Broncos, Gordon’s fumbles proved too much. A fresh start for all parties. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Gordon's fumbling issues ultimately led to his demise in Denver. The Broncos' offense had bigger issues than Gordon's ball security problems, but he should be able to land on his feet relatively quickly as a potential 1B option for a contending team. As for Denver, it is left with Latavius Murray, Marlon Mack and practice-squader Devine Ozigbo until Mike Boone (ankle) possibly returns from IR in Week 13. Murray has low-end RB2 upside in Week 12 and possibly beyond.


Latavius Murray expected to be Inactive for Broncos
Melvin Gordon, Mike Boone expected to handle RB duties
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 6, 1:42 pm

Denver Broncos
Newly signed RB Latavius Murray, just poached off the #Saints practice squad, is expected to be inactive for the #Broncos tonight, source said. Just too quick a turnaround from London and with a new system. Expect him to play vs. the #Chargers. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone will handle the RB duties for the Broncos tonight with Gordon getting the majority of touches. He makes for a solid RB2 option against the Colts.


Denver signs Latavius Murray off Saints practice squad
Javonte Williams and Randy Gregory land on Injured Reserve
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 4, 11:34 am

Denver Broncos
#Broncos officially have signed RB Latavius Murray off Saints practice squad, place both RB Javonte Williams (knee) and OLB Randy Gregory (knee) on Injured Reserve (James Palmer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Murray just posted a 11-57-1 line for the Saints in Week 4 against the Vikings. Now, he'll swap uniforms and be waiting in the wings should either Melvin Gordon or Mike Boone stumble.


Injury Javonte Williams out for the year with knee injury
Torn ACL, LCL
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 3, 1:01 pm

Denver Broncos
Not only does #Broncos RB Javonte Williams have a torn ACL, but the MRI revealed a a torn LCL and posterior lateral corner, sources say. A significant injury and a long road back. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Broncos lost their lead running back in Week 4 against the Raiders and must now move forward with Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone at the top of the depth chart. Given damage done, it's no sure thing that Williams is ready for Week 1 of the 2023 season.


Injury Javonte Williams leaves with knee injury
MRI tomorrow
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 2, 8:53 pm

Denver Broncos
#Broncos RB Javonte Williams is feared to have suffered a serious knee injury, source said. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow to determine the full extent, but there is not a lot of optimism surrounding the injury. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams left the locker room on crutches. It obviously doesn't sound good at this point. Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone would be the running backs to carry the load in Denver if Williams misses a good portion of the season.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SEA L 16-17 12 58 4.8 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 7.2
2 HOU W 16-9 10 47 4.7 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 5.3
3 SF W 11-10 12 26 2.2 1 6 5 29 5.8 0 11.5
4 at LV L 23-32 3 8 2.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.8
5 IND L 9-12 15 54 3.6 0 3 3 49 16.3 0 10.3
6 at LAC L 16-19 3 8 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
7 NYJ L 9-16 11 33 3.0 0 4 2 17 8.5 0 5.0
8 at JAC W 21-17 9 29 3.2 1 4 3 23 7.7 0 11.2
10 at TEN L 10-17 7 24 3.4 0 6 4 46 11.5 0 7.0
11 LV L 16-22 8 31 3.9 0 5 5 39 7.8 0 7.0

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYG W 27-13 11 101 9.2 1 3 3 17 5.7 0 17.8
2 at JAC W 23-13 13 31 2.4 0 2 2 38 19.0 0 6.9
3 NYJ W 26-0 18 60 3.3 1 2 1 21 21.0 0 14.1
4 BAL L 7-23 9 56 6.2 0 4 2 11 5.5 0 6.7
5 at PIT L 19-27 9 34 3.8 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 4.3
6 LV L 24-34 10 50 5.0 0 3 3 23 7.7 0 7.3
7 at CLE L 14-17 8 18 2.3 0 3 2 14 7.0 1 9.2
8 WAS W 17-10 10 47 4.7 1 3 3 15 5.0 1 18.2
9 at DAL W 30-16 21 80 3.8 1 3 2 15 7.5 0 15.5
10 PHI L 13-30 9 45 5.0 1 4 1 -2 -2.0 0 10.3
12 LAC W 28-13 17 83 4.9 0 2 1 5 5.0 0 8.8
14 DET W 38-10 24 111 4.6 2 0 0 0 - 0 23.1
15 CIN L 10-15 15 53 3.5 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 6.1
16 at LV L 13-17 7 -4 -0.6 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 0.0
17 at LAC L 13-34 10 43 4.3 0 4 3 29 9.7 0 7.2
18 KC L 24-28 12 110 9.2 1 2 1 6 6.0 0 17.6

2020 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TEN L 14-16 15 78 5.2 1 3 3 8 2.7 0 14.6
2 at PIT L 21-26 19 70 3.7 0 3 2 14 7.0 1 14.4
3 TB L 10-28 8 26 3.3 0 6 4 12 3.0 0 3.8
4 at NYJ W 37-28 23 107 4.7 2 3 2 11 5.5 0 23.8
7 KC L 16-43 17 68 4.0 1 4 2 12 6.0 0 14.0
8 LAC W 31-30 8 26 3.3 0 7 6 21 3.5 0 4.7
9 at ATL L 27-34 6 18 3.0 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 2.7
10 at LV L 12-37 11 46 4.2 0 2 0 0 - 0 4.6
11 MIA W 20-13 15 84 5.6 2 0 0 0 - 0 20.4
12 NO L 3-31 12 31 2.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
13 at KC L 16-22 15 131 8.7 0 2 1 11 11.0 0 14.2
14 at CAR W 32-27 13 68 5.2 0 3 3 23 7.7 0 9.1
15 BUF L 19-48 11 61 5.5 2 4 4 20 5.0 0 20.1
16 at LAC L 16-19 16 79 4.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 7.9
17 LV L 31-32 26 93 3.6 1 6 4 17 4.3 0 17.0

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