2017 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 7 · RB # 3 (Tier 2)

Melvin Gordon

RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Height 6'1" Weight 215 DOB 1993-04-13 Age 24
College Wisconsin

Position Rankings
RankNameComment
Tier 1
1David Johnson, ARIUsually drafted first overall, my only small concern is Johnson's aging QB. If Carson Palmer goes down or is plain terrible, things could unravel quickly in the desert.
2Le'Veon Bell, PITHasn't signed his franchise tender yet so he isn't obligated to show up for training camp, which is a little concerning. There is some history of players holding out of camp and getting injured early in the season, but we will see how long this goes on before worrying too much about it.
Tier 2
3Melvin Gordon, LACThe anti-Ajayi? Gordon was ridiculously consistent last year scoring or topping 100 yards in 10 of 13 games played. Now entering his third season it is a good time to bet Gordon raises his game to the Jamaal Charles comparisons he received as a rookie draft prospect.
4Jay Ajayi, MIAOnly topped 100 yards four times last season, but three of those were 200 plus, which is pretty weird. Bottom line Adam Gase is one of the best offensives coaches in the league right now, and I feel he will ride Ajayi hard this season. Expect more 25 touch games and that production to even out more week-to-week.
5Ezekiel Elliott, DALZeke gets 6 games as of me writing this. He can appeal and we might see a reduction but for now assuming 6 games. That is big. Would still love to have him and willing to hold and be patient I am not dropping him too, too much. Still ranked a top 10 RB considering his projected PPG when he is active.

Complete RB Rankings

News from the Past 90 Days
  • Sat Dec 30 8:02 pm
    Schefter: Melvin Gordon will play vs Raiders

    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Melvin Gordon (ankle) will play on Sunday against the Raiders.

  • Fri Dec 29 4:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon (ankle) questionable vs Raiders

    Melvin Gordon (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Raiders.

  • Thu Dec 28 4:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon (ankle) officially 'limited'

    Melvin Gordon (ankle) was officially "limited" in Thursday's practice.

  • Thu Dec 28 12:02 pm
    Gordon (ankle) remains sidelined Thursday

    Melvin Gordon (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

  • Thu Dec 28 8:02 am
    Melvin Gordon (ankle) says he will 'be ready'

    Melvin Gordon (ankle) said he will "be ready" to play Week 17 against the Raiders.

  • Wed Dec 27 12:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon (ankle) sits out on Wednesday

    Melvin Gordon (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

  • Wed Dec 27 8:02 am
    Melvin Gordon 'optimistic' he'll play Sunday

    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Melvin Gordon (ankle) is "optimistic" he'll be able to play Week 17 against the Raiders.

  • Mon Dec 25 4:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon in a boot, status uncertain

    Chargers coach Anthony Lynn revealed Melvin Gordon's left foot is in a walking boot.

  • Sun Dec 17 12:02 am
    Melvin Gordon totals 169 yards, TD in defeat

    Melvin Gordon rushed 19 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught 6-of-8 targets for 91 yards in the Chargers' Week 15 loss to the Chiefs.

  • Thu Nov 23 8:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon struggles in win over Cowboys

    Melvin Gordon rushed 21 times for 65 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Chargers' Week 12 Thanksgiving win over Dallas.

  • Sun Nov 12 4:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon held to 42 yards on 21 touches

    Melvin Gordon rushed 16 times for 27 yards in the Chargers' Week 10 loss to the Jaguars.

  • Sun Oct 29 4:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon posts 139 yards with 87-yard TD

    Melvin Gordon rushed 14 times for 132 yards and a touchdown while adding one reception for seven yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

  • Fri Oct 27 12:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon draws the questionable tag

    Melvin Gordon (foot) is questionable for Week 8 against the Patriots.

  • Thu Oct 26 4:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon (foot) remains limited Thursday

    Melvin Gordon (foot) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

  • Wed Oct 25 8:02 pm
    Melv Gordon (foot) limited to start the week

    Melvin Gordon (foot) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

  • Sun Oct 22 8:02 am
    Melvin Gordon to suit up versus Broncos

    Melvin Gordon (questionable, shoulder) will play Week 7 against the Broncos.

  • Fri Oct 20 4:02 pm
    Melvin Gordon listed as questionable

    Melvin Gordon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Broncos.

  • Running Back
    Review
    Scoring
    SeasonTeamGRuAttRuYdRuTDTargetRecReYdReTDFLFPts
    2015SD14184641037331920483.3
    2016SD1325499710574141922213.6
    2017LAC162811088805847640228.4
    2017
    WeekOppScoreRuAttRuYdRuTDTargetRecReYdReTDFLFPts
    1DENL 21-241854005251013.9
    2MIAL 17-19913107650013.8
    3KCL 10-24177910000013.9
    4PHIL 24-2610220017002.9
    5NYGW 27-2220105006582028.3
    6OAKW 17-162583109671027.0
    7DENW 21-018380016004.4
    8NEL 7-181111510170018.2
    10JACL 17-20162700515004.2
    11BUFW 54-24208010000014.0
    12DALW 28-6216500323008.8
    13CLEW 19-101977004290010.6
    14WASW 30-13227810150014.3
    15KCL 13-301978106910022.9
    16NYJW 14-71981103470018.8
    17OAKW 30-101793006310012.4
    2016
    WeekOppScoreRuAttRuYdRuTDTargetRecReYdReTDFLFPts
    1KCL 27-33145720000017.7
    2JACW 38-1424102133180018.0
    3INDL 22-261635174430013.8
    4NOL 34-351936276430119.9
    5OAKL 31-341669011181114.7
    6DENW 21-1327940200009.4
    7ATLW 33-302268276531030.1
    8DENL 19-2723111074440015.5
    9TENW 43-3532196144650032.1
    10MIAL 24-312470085620013.2
    12HOUW 21-13177004419008.9
    13TBL 21-281784164540019.8
    14CARL 16-28350100000.5

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 6, 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2
    Receiving: 18, 5

    2015
    WeekOppScoreRuAttRuYdRuTDTargetRecReYdReTDFLFPts
    1DETW 33-28145103316016.7
    2CINL 19-24168801110009.8
    3MINL 14-3114510100005.1
    4CLEW 30-2712380228004.6
    5PITL 20-24154209752019.4
    6GBL 20-277290000012.9
    7OAKL 29-377290000002.9
    8BALL 26-2918540657006.1
    9CHIL 19-22113103325005.6
    11KCL 3-33153701112004.9
    12JACW 31-25146005520008.0
    13DENL 3-1712550118016.3
    14KCL 3-10143504428006.3
    15MIAW 30-1415410116004.7