Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
4 days ago

Gordon rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries while catching two of four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 38-14 win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon opened the scoring with a four-yard rushing touchdown, then added scores from 10 and 11 yards out in the third quarter. He's been a touchdown machine this season, with six on the ground and three more through the air. Gordon should be treated as an RB1 in all matchups, including the upcoming Week 7 home tilt against Tennessee.

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Gordon carried the ball 19 times for 58 yards and a touchdown, and also caught all four of his targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon probably should have tallied a receiving touchdown on a brilliantly drawn out screen play in the second quarter, but he ran into his own offensive lineman near the 10-yard line. Thankfully for fantasy owners, Gordon was able to convert on a goal line carry later in the drive, tallying his sixth touchdown in five weeks. The star running back inexplicably wasn't used during the team's final drive which took place over 11 plays and exceeded five minutes, but reports afterwards didn't hint at Gordon suffering any sort of injury. Still, it'll go down as another game in which Gordon tallied over 100 total yards, the third time he's accomplished the feat in the first five weeks of the season, further solidifying his status as one of the game's best fantasy options at running back.

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
3 weeks ago

Gordon rushed 15 times for 104 yards and caught seven of his ten targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-27 win over the 49ers. He also added a two-point conversion.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon caught a six-yard pass from Philip Rivers to cap off the Chargers' first drive of the second half for a 23-17 lead. Later on in the same quarter, the 25-year-old was very fortunate not to lose a fumble close to the San Francisco end zone. The performance marked Gordon's first 100-yard rushing effort of the season and his third straight game with a touchdown. He'll look to keep rolling Week 5 at home against Oakland.

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
4 weeks ago

Gordon carried the ball 15 times for 80 yards and a score during Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Rams. He also caught two of his four targets for four yards.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon was arguably the Chargers most explosive player Sunday, ripping off multiple 20-plus yard runs on the afternoon which culminated in a season-high 80 rushing yards. Despite the strong running performance, it was a bit odd to see Gordon targeted so infrequently in the passing game as the fourth-year running back had averaged 10 targets through the first two weeks of the season. That should change next week when the Chargers take on the 49ers, as San Francisco has allowed the third most receptions (26) to the running back position through three weeks.

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gordon (neck) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

This accounts for the unspecified upper-body injury Gordon suffered during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-20 win over the Bills. His full participation Wednesday suggests he'll be fine for a difficult Week 3 contest against the Rams.

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gordon suffered an upper body injury early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-20 win over the Bills. according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. He finished the contest with 64 total yards and three touchdowns.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Anthony Lynn dismissed the notion that his star running back might have suffered a serious injury, suggesting Gordon was simply sore and fatigued. The fourth-year player left Sunday's game around the 11:56 mark in the fourth quarter and did not return, but by that point the Chargers already held a comfortable lead over their opposition. Should Gordon play next week, he'll face a surging Los Angeles Rams squad in another edition of the "Battle for LA".

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gordon recorded nine carries for 28 yards, six receptions (on seven targets) for 38 yards and three total touchdowns during Sunday's 31-20 win at Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon was less efficient as a runner (3.1 YPC) than he was in the opener (4.3 per), but again made a significant impact as a receiver with at least half a dozen catches for the second game in a row. He made his greatest mark in the red zone, though, with a trio of TDs coming from 20 yards out on the ground and nine and two yards through the air, all of them in the first half. The effort was his second outing with three scores in three-plus seasons as a pro, and first since Oct. 23, 2016 in Atlanta. On a sour note, Gordon didn't log another offensive snap after appearing to get injured with 11:56 left in the contest, per Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site. Neither the team nor player has commented on Gordon's health, but if it's compromised at all Austin Ekeler likely would take on a greater share of backfield touches.

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gordon carried the ball 15 times for 64 yards and caught nine of 13 targets for a career-high 102 yards in Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon wasn't able to get much going on the ground, and with the Chargers trailing in the second half, quarterback Philip Rivers used him on a plethora of checkdowns. His receiving numbers have improved in each of his first three years in the league, so it's quite possible we'll see even better production from Gordon in the passing game in 2018.

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gordon (personal) is good to go for the regular season, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon was away from the team during preseason Week 3 to deal with a family matter and, as is customary for elite running backs, didn't take the field in the Chargers' exhibition finale. No matter, he'll be good for his typical workhorse role in 2018 after accounting for 21.4 touches per game a season ago.

Melvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gordon (personal) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon didn't play in order to tend to a family matter, leaving Austin Ekeler to work as the Chargers' featured running back. Gordon was the one of the field for 25 of the team's 29 first-team snaps during the first two preseason games, though -- including four-of-five snaps on third down -- so look for him to instantly reassume workhorse responsibilities when the games start to matter.