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Melvin Gordon

24-Year-Old Running Back – Los Angeles Chargers

2016 Rush/Rec Stats

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254

Yds

997

TD

10

Yds

419

TD

2

2017 Rush/Rec Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Gordon rebounded from a disappointing rookie season in impressive fashion in 2016, rushing for six touchdowns in his first four games and coming within a whisker of his first 1,000-yard campaign befor...

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2017 ADP:  12.52

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee - PCL
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/13/1993
College: Wisconsin  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Melvin Gordon Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal with the Chargers in May of 2015.

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Gordon, who participated in the team's first on-field workout of the offseason, is still recovering from knee and hip injuries that sidelined him for the final three games of the 2016 season, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

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Melvin Gordon NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 18 CFB 3 20 98 1 4.9 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 13 62 621 3 10.0 - - - - - 2 65 32.5 1 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 206 1609 12 7.8 - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 CFB 14 343 2587 29 7.5 - - - - - 19 153 8.1 3 - - - - - -
2015 22 SD 14 184 641 0 3.5 6 0 0 0 0 33 192 5.8 0 37 0 0 0 0 6 4
2016 23 SD 13 254 997 10 3.9 7 3 3 1 0 41 419 10.2 2 57 0 0 0 0 2 2
2017 Proj 24 LAC Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Melvin Gordon

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Melvin Gordon Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 18 CFB 3 5.3 5.3 5.3 7 33 - - - 0 0 - - - -
2012 19 CFB 13 7.1 7.3 7.2 5 48 - - - 0 5 - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 18.0 18.1 18.0 16 124 - - - 0 1 - - - -
2014 21 CFB 14 33.3 34.6 34.0 25 185 - - - 1 11 - - - -
2015 22 SD 14 6.0 8.3 7.1 13 46 12 4 1 2 14 5.2 2 0 0
2016 23 SD 13 16.4 19.6 18.0 20 77 52 29 20 3 32 7.4 8 2 2
2017 Proj 24 LAC Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Melvin Gordon

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Melvin Gordon – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

661

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Melvin Gordon was on the field for 661 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Melvin Gordon was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014
2015 396 0
2016 661 0
Melvin Gordon 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @KC 23 0 14 57 2 4.1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
2 Jax 51 0 24 102 1 4.3 1 0 3 18 6.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 2 1 0 0
3 @Ind 52 0 16 35 1 2.2 0 0 4 43 10.8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
4 NO 62 0 19 36 2 1.9 0 0 6 43 7.2 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 4 3 0 0 0
5 @Oak 46 0 16 69 0 4.3 1 0 1 18 18.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0
6 Den 52 0 27 94 0 3.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 1 0 0
7 @Atl 65 0 22 68 2 3.1 0 0 6 53 8.8 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 1 1 1
8 @Den 65 0 23 111 0 4.8 1 0 4 44 11.0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
9 Ten 65 0 32 196 1 6.1 2 2 4 65 16.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 5 2 0 0
10 Mia 70 0 24 70 0 2.9 0 0 5 62 12.4 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 1 1
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @Hou 53 0 17 70 0 4.1 0 0 4 19 4.8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 TB 49 0 17 84 1 4.9 1 0 4 54 13.5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
14 @Car 8 0 3 5 0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Oak
16 @Cle
17 KC

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Melvin Gordon  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.07 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   7.04 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   126 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
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Melvin Gordon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Head coach Anthony Lynn said he believes in using multiple running backs, but he also added that Gordon (knee, hip) will get the ball "over and over" if he gets in a groove, Chargers.com reports. "I'm a proponent of let the hot hand roll," said Lynn. "If Melvin touches the ball and Melvin produces, Melvin will stay in the game. But, we will be using multiple running backs."

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New head coach Anthony Lynn believes Gordon (knee, hip) could rise to another level in his third season, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports. "He did a hell of a job from his rookie year to his sophomore year," Lynn said. "And I told him we can take this to another level. We're going to do some things running-wise that I can think can help him."

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Gordon (hip) didn't suit up for the Chargers' final three games due to a PCL sprain in his left knee, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Gordon (knee/hip) rushed 254 times for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns while catching 41 passes (on 57 targets) for 419 yards and two more scores in 13 games this season.

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Gordon (knee/hip) will not play Sunday against the Chiefs.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

The peak of Gordon's rookie year was draft day, when he was selected with the 15th overall pick. He looked lost during extensive preseason action (20-45, 2.2 a carry) and it carried over to the regular season (3.5 an attempt, zero touchdowns). He's just the 10th player since the merger to go scoreless on more than 200 touches. To be fair, the San Diego offense line was a joke all season, too. And sometimes young players need some time to sort out the pro game and put things togetheró consider the jump Le'Veon Bell made from Year 1 to Year 2. That said, Gordon's second season didn't get off to a snappy start when he underwent microfracture surgery in January. The Chargers don't have a deep backfield challenging Gordon, but he remains a major question mark as we get ready for the 2016 season. If you want to buy into Gordon, consider the pedigree and the bad luck from last year. The price has come down significantly, too. If you prefer to fade, last year's putrid production and the uncertainty of his health play into your argument.

2015

While Todd Gurley was considered the best running back in this year's draft, his knee injury and Gordon's impressive talent and record-breaking season at Wisconsin left some question as to who would come off the board first. A 6-1, 215-pound physical specimen, Gordon plays faster than his middling 4.52 40 time, but it's outstanding burst, balance and agility that are his true weapons, as evidenced by the difficulty college defenders had getting a good angle or clean hit on him. Some scouts questioned his vision, as he bounced outside too often and relied on his talent to gain yards rather than waiting for a hole to develop. On the other hand, the work he put into improving as a receiver bodes well for his work ethic and future as a three-down back. Barring a training camp disaster, Gordon will be the Week 1 starter for San Diego and should get a big workload immediately.