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Melvin Gordon

24-Year-Old Running Back – Los Angeles Chargers

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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167

Yds

633

TD

5

Yds

250

TD

4

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:  12.5

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

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 carried 20 times for 80 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 54-24 victory over the Bills. He caught neither of his two targets in the passing game.

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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 10 167 633 5 3.8 3 1 2 0 0 35 250 7.1 4 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 24 LAC 10 14.2 17.7 16.0 17 63 20 8 6 4 25 4.5 8 5 0
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

411

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Melvin Gordon was on the field for 411 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 411 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 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Dal
13 Cle
14 Was
15 @KC
16 @NYJ
17 Oak

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 )

Gordon carried the ball 16 times for 27 yards and also caught five passes for 15 yards in the 20-17 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.

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Gordon (foot) carried the ball 14 times for 132 yards and a touchdown while also catching his lone target for seven yards in the 21-13 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

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Gordon (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

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Gordon (foot) will play Sunday against the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Gordon (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game at New England.

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Gordon was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury.

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Gordon carried 18 times for 38 yards and caught one of four targets for 6 yards in Sunday's 21-0 win over the Broncos.

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Gordon (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Gordon (shoulder) will play Sunday against Denver, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Gordon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

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Gordon was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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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.