QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Thu 8/11/22 3:30 PM

Gordon's foot injury is a mere contusion, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Coach Nathaniel Hackett has pressed pause on any concern multiple times now, suggesting the team isn't concerned about Gordon. The veteran running back presumably will be held out of Saturday's preseason opener against Dallas, though that might've been the case even without any injury.

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Thu 8/11/22 1:21 PM

Gordon (foot) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gordon also sat out Wednesday's session, but coach Nathaniel Hackett downplayed the running back's absence. "We're just taking care of his foot, and we're just making sure he's good," Hackett noted, while adding, "We want to make sure he's primed and ready for the season." Following back-to-back missed practices, Gordon is unlikely to appear in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cowboys.

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Wed 8/10/22 2:08 PM

Gordon missed Wednesday's practice with a foot injury, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Coach Nathaniel Hackett doesn't sound too worried, saying it's just something that needs to be managed during training camp. With Gordon missing some practice time, Mike Boone could rotate in with the first-team offense behind Javonte Williams. The real question, of course, is how the Broncos divide work between Gordon and Williams when both are healthy. Reports from Denver beat writers have been varied, though all seem to agree that Williams has at least been getting a slightly larger share of the first-team work during training camp

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Tue 8/9/22 10:16 AM

Coach Nathaniel Hackett believes Gordon will have an impact on the Broncos' offense in 2022, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gordon enters the 2022 campaign on a one-year deal he signed in April after the Broncos traded for quarterback Russell Wilson this offseason. The veteran running back agreed to rejoin Denver, and he believes that the team is committed to a system that can support multiple backs. According to Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com, the team's offensive coordinator, Justin Outten, said the running backs will be on a pitch count this season. With that said, Gordon asserts Hackett "is drawing enough stuff up that everybody can have the chance to get the ball." In fact, the coaching staff is making it a priority to get the running backs more involved in the passing game. In Hackett's three years as the Packers' offensive coordinator, running back Aaron Jones played a significant role in the team's passing attack, finishing second or third in receptions each year. If Gordon can carve out this role with the Broncos, he could hold quite a bit of value in fantasy this season for a back that figures to be part of a committee. The 29-year-old stands to benefit from what projects to be a drastically improved offense this season with Wilson at the helm.

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Thu 4/28/22 8:36 AM

Gordon signed a one-year, $2.5 million base deal with the Broncos on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran running back has a chance to make up to $4 million with incentives, though it was previously reported that the contract could be worth up to $5 million. As the figures were clarified Thursday, it appears that the duo of Gordon and Javonte Williams are likely headed toward some sort of split in workload out of the backfield once again in 2022. Both backs found success in what was an inconsistent offense last season. The addition of Russell Wilson at quarterback could be the spark that both Gordon and Williams need to take their fantasy potential to the next level, even if they continue to share duties at a near-even split again.

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Tue 4/26/22 10:52 PM

Gordon agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $5 million with the Broncos on Tuesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 29-year-old will return to Denver for another year after rushing for 918 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games last season. He also caught 28 passes for 213 yards and two more scores. Gordon should still be fairly involved in 2022 but figures to have a reduced role after splitting work with Javonte Williams last year -- Williams also received 203 carries during his rookie campaign. However, it remains to be seen exactly how their workloads shake out in 2022 with Russell Wilson now helming the offense.

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Fri 4/8/22 10:15 AM

Gordon and Baltimore are in discussions on a potential contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gordon is coming off back-to-back efficient seasons in Denver, having exceeded 900 rushing yards with at least 4.5 YPC in both years. The soon-to-be 29-year-old could provide Baltimore with some reliability in the backfield, which stands out as a legitimate need. J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Gus Edwards (knee) are recovering from ACL tears, and coach John Harbaugh recently acknowledged the possibility that both could begin training camp on the PUP list. Adding Gordon to the roster would allow the Ravens not only to ease both Dobbins and Edwards along without much pressure, but it would also free up the team to focus on other positions of need in the 2022 NFL Draft.

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Tue 3/1/22 3:38 PM

GM George Paton is open to re-signing Gordon, who is poised to become an unrestricted free agent, Field Yates of ESPN reports. "I've had really good discussions with Melvin," Paton noted. "I'd like to have him back."
EDGE Analysis
Gordon, who signed a two-year deal with Denver back in March of 2020, worked in a time-share this past season with 2021 second-rounder Javonte Williams, an arrangement that resulted in both backs logging 203 carries. It remains to be seen if Gordon is amenable to splitting work again in 2022, but if the 2015 first-rounder ends up departing for a chance at a more clear-cut starting assignment, Williams' fantasy stock would get a boost in the process.

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Sat 1/8/22 8:32 PM

Gordon rushed 12 times for 110 yards and a touchdown, brought in one of two targets for six yards and lost a fumble in the Broncos' 28-24 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Gordon impressively played through his nagging hip and thumb issues and generated his second-highest rushing yardage total of the campaign. The veteran's production was significantly boosted by an impressive 47-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, his eighth score on the ground in 2021. Gordon's Week 18 production left him 68 yards short of the 986 he compiled during his first Broncos season in 2020 over a 15-game span, but as he demonstrated Saturday, he still seems to have plenty left in the tank in terms of serving in a complementary role. Whether that unfolds next season in Denver in conjunction with Javonte Williams remains to be seen, however, as the latter arguably made a convincing case for full-time lead-back duties during his rookie campaign and Gordon is slated to become an unrestricted free agent come the new league year.

QMelvin Gordon
RB DEN (9)
Thu 1/6/22 5:06 PM

Gordon (thumb/hip) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's game against Kansas City after practicing fully Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
That's also the case for Javonte Williams (knee), which sets the stage for the two backs to share carries in Denver's final contest of the season. While the timeshare somewhat caps Gordon's fantasy ceiling, he normally sees enough touches to help fantasy managers, and he'll take aim Saturday at a Chiefs run defense that is yielding an average of 113.0 rushing yards per game heading into Week 18 action.