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Melvin Gordon

25-Year-Old Running Back – Los Angeles Chargers

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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284

Yds

1105

TD

8

Yds

476

TD

4

2018 Rush/Rec Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Playing a full 16-game schedule for the first time last year, Gordon unsurprisingly produced career highs nearly across the board, including 1,581 scrimmage yards. Even so, there remains something a b...

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2018 ADP:  14.4

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  8

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, $10.67 million contract with the Chargers in May of 2015. Chargers exercised $5.61 million team option for 2019 in May of 2018.

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Gordon said he is working to diversify his route running, ESPN.com'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 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 13 62 621 3 10.0 - - - - - 2 65 32.5 1 0 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 206 1609 12 7.8 - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 CFB 14 343 2587 29 7.5 - - - - - 19 153 8.1 3 0 - - - - - -
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 24 LAC 16 284 1105 8 3.9 5 1 2 0 0 58 476 8.2 4 83 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018 Proj 25 LAC Subscribe now to see our 2018 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 24 LAC 16 14.4 18.0 16.2 18 69 49 27 14 4 30 5.7 10 5 0
2018 Proj 25 LAC Subscribe now to see our 2018 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

750

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Melvin Gordon was on the field for 750 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Melvin Gordon was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 396 0
2016 661 0
2017 750 0
Melvin Gordon 2017 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 @Den 45 0 18 54 0 3.0 1 0 5 25 5.0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
2 Mia 48 0 9 13 1 1.4 0 0 7 65 9.3 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
3 KC 33 0 17 79 1 4.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 Phi 42 0 10 22 0 2.2 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @NYG 65 0 20 105 0 5.3 0 0 6 58 9.7 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 2 0
6 @Oak 58 0 25 83 1 3.3 0 0 9 67 7.4 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 4 3 0
7 Den 40 0 18 38 0 2.1 1 0 1 6 6.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 0
8 @NE 33 0 14 132 1 9.4 1 1 1 7 7.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Jax 47 0 16 27 0 1.7 0 0 5 15 3.0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Buf 37 0 20 80 1 4.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0
12 @Dal 42 0 21 65 0 3.1 0 0 3 23 7.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
13 Cle 53 0 19 77 0 4.1 1 0 4 29 7.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
14 Was 47 0 22 78 1 3.5 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0
15 @KC 53 0 19 78 1 4.1 0 0 6 91 15.2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0
16 @NYJ 53 0 19 81 1 4.3 0 0 3 47 15.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 0 0
17 Oak 54 0 17 93 0 5.5 0 0 6 31 5.2 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
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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 )

The Chargers officially exercised Gordon's fifth-year contract option Wednesday.

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The Chargers are slated to pick up Gordon's fifth-year option, a move that would keep the 25-year-old under contract with the team through the 2019 season, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The Chargers may look to acquire another running back during the offseason in an effort to manage Gordon's workload, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

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Gordon (ankle) carried the ball 17 times for 93 yards and also caught six of his seven targets for 31 yards in the 30-10 shellacking of the Raiders on Sunday.

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Gordon (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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Gordon (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Raiders, a league source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

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Gordon (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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The Chargers listed Gordon (ankle) as a limited practice participant Thursday.

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Gordon (ankle) won't practice Thursday, but Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is optimistic the running back will turn in a limited session Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

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 before a Week 14 hip injury ended his year prematurely. The 2015 first-round selection showed plenty of the big-play ability he was known for in college, finishing fourth in the NFL with 15 runs of 15 yards or more while also tying for third with 20 carries inside the 5-yard line. He also proved he could handle a significant role in the passing game after Danny Woodhead was lost for the season. Despite the big fantasy numbers, there are still questions about Gordon's ability. His 3.9 YPA ranked 28th among backs with at least 100 carries last year, and while an undermanned offensive line can take much of the blame for that lackluster showing, the second-year RB still failed to capitalize on some of his opportunities. The Chargers remade their line in the offseason, signing Russell Okung to replace King Dunlap at left tackle and drafting guards Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney, but offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is known more for high-volume passing attacks than keeping the ball on the ground, so Gordon may have to keep improving as a receiver if he wants to eclipse last year's 295 touches.

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.