2017 Fantasy RankingsOverall # 7 · RB # 3 (Tier 2)
RB, Los Angeles Chargers
Height 6'1" Weight 215 DOB 1993-04-13 Age 24
|1||David Johnson, ARI||Usually 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.|
|2||Le'Veon Bell, PIT||Hasn'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.|
|3||Melvin Gordon, LAC||The 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.|
|4||Jay Ajayi, MIA||Only 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.|
|5||Ezekiel Elliott, DAL||Zeke 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.|
News from the Past 90 Days
Schefter: Melvin Gordon will play vs Raiders
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Melvin Gordon (ankle) will play on Sunday against the Raiders.
Melvin Gordon (ankle) questionable vs Raiders
Melvin Gordon (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Raiders.
Melvin Gordon (ankle) officially 'limited'
Melvin Gordon (ankle) was officially "limited" in Thursday's practice.
Gordon (ankle) remains sidelined Thursday
Melvin Gordon (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
Melvin Gordon (ankle) says he will 'be ready'
Melvin Gordon (ankle) said he will "be ready" to play Week 17 against the Raiders.
Melvin Gordon (ankle) sits out on Wednesday
Melvin Gordon (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.
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.
Melvin Gordon in a boot, status uncertain
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn revealed Melvin Gordon's left foot is in a walking boot.
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.
Rushing: 1, 6, 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2
Receiving: 18, 5