Los Angeles Chargers
  • 6'1"
  • 215
  • 24
  • 3 years
  • Wisconsin
  • 2015 R1 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2015 LAC 14 221 184 641 3.5 0 4 37 33 192 0 833 0 0 0 0
  Avg 14 266 219 819 3.7 5 3 47 37 306 1 1125 12 0 3 4

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 LAC 13 311 254 997 3.9 10 2 57 41 419 2 1416 12 0 6 8

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 2/16/2017 4:20pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon can take his game to another level, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. Lynn said he's going to work with Gordon in an effort to make him better as a runner. 'When I look at the tape, I say, 'Oh my goodness, we can help him get better here and here.' And he's already good, but there's more yards [to be gained],' Lynn said. Lynn was a running back himself in the NFL and believes his experience and insight can help Gordon achieve his full potential.

    Huddle Up: There's no doubt Gordon came into his own in his sophomore season last year. A former professional running back as head coach should help him even more. If a healthy Danny Woodhead is re-signed then expect Gordon's receiving numbers to dip some, but he's still an RB1 consideration as the Chargers' primary back.

  • Posted: 1/30/2017 5:14am ET

    Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) missed the final three games of the season and sat out of the Pro Bowl due to a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

    Huddle Up: Gordon rushed for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns, and he caught 41 balls for 419 yards and two more scores in 13 games. He only rushed for 3.9 yards per carry, so there is room to grow. He'll be a high-end RB2 in fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 1/19/2017 11:51am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he is happy that the team hired head coach Anthony Lynn because of Lynn's success as a running backs coach for many years. 'He obviously knows the game, so if he sees some wrinkles, I've got another set of eyes. Everyone's got some holes in their game, and he'll bring some wisdom to help get my game right when I need it. I've got someone who has been around the game for so long and coached some of the league's best players. He'll know how to help me. He's perfect for me, so I'm excited to get this thing rolling under him,' Gordon said.

    Huddle Up: Gordon rushed for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016 and likely will receive most of the carries next season if he is healthy. Owners could see some improvement from Gordon under his new head coach and should consider him a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back in fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 12/30/2016 1:14pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) missed practice Friday, Dec. 30, and he has been ruled out for the team's Week 17 game Sunday, Jan. 1, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Even though Gordon was sidelined the past two weeks, it looked like he would be able to return in the season finale, especially after getting in two limited practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, but alas, that is not the case. Unfortunately for the second-year running back, he'll finish the season three yards short of his first career 1,000-yard campaign. With him out, Ronnie Hillman could be looking at a big workload.

  • Posted: 12/29/2016 3:48pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's availability for this week is looking more promising, but he's not guaranteed a full workload. The risk is great if Gordon is active, however. He's no more than a flex option in a pointless game for the Chargers.

  • Posted: 12/29/2016 11:49am ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) is participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Gordon appears to have a chance to play in Week 17, but owners will need to check on his status later in the week. He probably would be part of a committee at running back if he plays but could still be a flex option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/28/2016 3:45pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: It's looking more optimistic that Gordon will play, but how much if he does? He has missed the last two contests and could be a little rusty. It might be better to start him as a low-end RB2 or flex as opposed to an RB1, especially in a tougher matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Posted: 12/28/2016 11:52am ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 17, so owners will need to check the inactive lists before deciding on their lineup. He probably would receive limited work if he is active and may not be more than a flex option in leagues.

  • Posted: 12/27/2016 2:58pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee, hip) said he will 'probably be a game-time decision' for the team's Week 17 game Sunday, Jan. 1. He added, 'If I can (play Sunday), I will.'

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Gordon is getting much closer to being able to return to action after sitting out the last two weeks. The 2015 first-round pick is three yards shy of his first career 1,000-yard campaign, so that may give him extra incentive to play in the season finale. If he does suit up, he'll be worth plugging in as an RB2, as he should maintain a sizable workload in San Diego's decimated backfield.

  • Posted: 12/27/2016 1:32pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee, hip) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 27, although he is making progress in his recovery from knee and hip injuries.

    Huddle Up: Gordon could sit out the last game of the season and prepare for a full recovery this offseason. San Diego's backfield should be his next year, especially if Danny Woodhead is not re-signed. If Gordon is at full health before next season, he should be drafted as an RB1. As for this week, Ronnie Hillman is a desperation start in a meaningless game if Gordon is sidelined.

  • Posted: 12/26/2016 2:19pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Mike McCoy.

    Huddle Up: One would think Gordon would sit the final game of the season since the Chargers have nothing to play for. With Kenneth Farrow also hurting, Ronnie Hillman could be the Chargers' main option in the backfield this week. He'll be a top waiver wire add if Gordon doesn't play.

  • Posted: 12/23/2016 12:05pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) missed practice again Friday, Dec. 23, and he has been ruled out for the team's Week 16 contest Saturday, Dec. 24, versus the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: Tough break for Gordon owners, as this is basically the matchup you want for your fantasy running back going into the finals. Instead, those potentially salivating numbers will be up for grabs with Kenneth Farrow, who will be making his second consecutive start in the San Diego backfield. Although he disappointed last week, he's still worth RB2 consideration, as he'll probably still see a sizable workload against one of the worst football teams in history.

  • Posted: 12/22/2016 11:32am ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Gordon probably will be sidelined for another game, so owners should look for other options to use in their lineups. Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman would both receive carries in Week 16 if Gordon is out but are not more than flex options in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/21/2016 11:26am ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: It is not known if Gordon will be able to play in Week 16, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He may be limited if he is active but could still be a flex option. Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman probably would share work again if Gordon sits, but neither player would be more than flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/20/2016 12:42pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Even if Gordon ends up playing this week, he could very well be limited after missing last week's contest. The matchup against the Cleveland Browns is tempting, but use caution. There are probably less risky options on championship squads.

  • Posted: 12/19/2016 4:35pm ET

    San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will see how RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) feels during the week before deciding on his status for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's status likely will be determined by how much he is able to do during practice this week, so owners should follow the situation. He may receive limited touches if he is active and may not be a great option for owners.

  • Posted: 12/16/2016 3:24pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and has been ruled out for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman probably will both receive playing time in Week 15, but Farrow could see more time since he played well in relief in Week 14. Farrow can be a flex option in some standard leagues, while Hillman could be a flex option for desperate owners in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/15/2016 3:37pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) missed practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: It's looking a lot more likely that Gordon will indeed be sitting out Sunday's contest with the Raiders. In his place, Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman are expected to pace San Diego's backfield, though it's hard to trust either one in a fantasy postseason matchup. They're really only options for deeper formats if Gordon can't suit up.

  • Posted: 12/14/2016 7:31pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is expected to miss this weekend's game, although there are reports he could return before the season is over. Fantasy owners in the playoffs are in a tough spot losing the stud tailback. Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman are expected to try and fill in and pick up the slack. Farrow is the better bet in deeper fantasy leagues since he should see more snaps and is more familiar with the playbook.

  • Posted: 12/14/2016 11:30am ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) is not expected to play in Week 15 because of his injuries but there is a chance that he plays again this season, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman likely will both see playing time if Gordon is not able to play. Farrow was productive after Gordon went down with his injury and could see more of the playing time. Farrow can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in leagues. Hillman could be a flex option in deeper leagues depending on his role.

  • Posted: 12/12/2016 4:34pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) suffered a hip strain and a knee sprain in Week 14 and is considered day-to-day at this point, according to head coach Mike McCoy.

    Huddle Up: Gordon probably will miss at least one game because of the injuries and could sit out the final three games. Kenneth Farrow played well in relief of Gordon in Week 13, but Ronnie Hillman could also receive some work at running back. Owners probably should consider Farrow as a low-end No. 2 back or a flex option in most leagues, while Hillman could be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/12/2016 1:45pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is considered week-to-week with a hip strain, according to a source. The Chargers are still gathering information on the extent of Gordon's injury, but he does want to play.

    Huddle Up: If he's week-to-week then it seems unlikely that he would play this week. If that were the case then Kenneth Farrow would take over the primary running back duties. If you can afford to, pick up Farrow this week as an insurance policy for Gordon in the playoffs.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 11:01am ET

    Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip) will not be able to return to the team's Week 14 game.

    Huddle Up: It is not known how long Gordon may be sidelined, so owners will need to keep an eye out for a possible timetable for his return. Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman likely will share playing time at running back but are not more than flex options in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 10:25am ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip) was carted off the field during the team's Week 14 game because of a hip injury. He is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: It appears Gordon suffered a serious injury, so owners should look for an update on his status after the game. Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman probably will both see time at running back while Gordon is out, but neither player is more than a flex option in some leagues.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 9:21pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 17 times for 70 yards in the Week 12 game against the Houston Texans. He added four receptions for 19 yards on his four targets. Gordon is 92 yards shy of reaching 1,000 yards for the first time. The last time the team had a 1,000-yard runner was RB Ryan Mathews in 2013.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has emerged as a must-start fantasy option this season, and is on track to be a slam-dunk first round pick across all fantasy formats in 2017.

  • Posted: 11/13/2016 7:27pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 24 times for 70 yards in the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins while adding five receptions for 62 yards on eight targets.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was busy and the only player in San Diego to record a carry. While he was the workhorse Sunday, fantasy owners will need to make other plans in Week 11 with the Chargers on a bye.

  • Posted: 11/6/2016 10:45pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 32 times for 196 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 game against the Tennessee Titans. He added four receptions for 65 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been a fantasy beast this season. After being blanked in the touchdown category in his rookie season of 2015, Gordon has 1,052 total yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns (nine rushing, two receiving). He is a bona fide RB1 in all fantasy leagues, and might be a first-round pick in all formats in 2017.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 8:37pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon ran 23 times for 111 yards in the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos. He is the first runner since Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles to run for over 100 yards against the Broncos since Week 2 of the 2015 season.

    Huddle Up: Gordon struggled last season, but he has emerged as a must-start fantasy option across all formats in 2016. He'll look to keep it going in Week 9 against Tennessee, a team that entered Week 8 ranked sixth against the run.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 8:32pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's 10 touchdowns this year have all come in the red zone, and he has 36 red zone touches after having just 13 red zone touches in 2015.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, but his huge workload is more than offsetting his lack of efficiency. With no one threatening his touches, he should remain San Diego's workhorse and a RB1 on a weekly basis.

  • Posted: 10/25/2016 9:21am ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is on pace for 315 carries this season - a total that would put him in the top 10 in team history. However, running backs coach Ollie Wilson has expressed concern that kind of workload may be a bit too much for a player coming off microfracture knee surgery this winter.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's workload is high by today's standards, but owners should not be too concerned about this news. Barring injury, backups Kenneth Farrow and Dexter McCluster aren't likely to take more than five carries per game away from Gordon, who leads the league with 10 total touchdowns. The second-year back remains a good bet for 300-plus carries and is an every-week start in fantasy.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 10:52pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 22 times for 68 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added six receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Gordon scored zero touchdowns last season, but is making up for lost time in his sophomore NFL campaign. He has eight rushing touchdowns and two receiving scores. He has emerged as a bona fide RB1 in all fantasy formats. He faces the only team which held him out of the end zone this season, the Denver Broncos, on the road in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/22/2016 7:21pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's 48-yard run in Week 6 was the longest of his career, and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said the offense is working on 'a lot of things' to try to generate plays in the run game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has the San Diego backfield to himself, and his huge workload will keep in the RB1 conversation with or without big plays.

  • Posted: 10/13/2016 9:10pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon had 27 carries for 94 yards in a 21-13 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Gordon wasn't overly efficient, and if you take away a 48-yard burst, he had just 46 yards on his other 26 carries. Still, San Diego has no other options at running back, so Gordon should remain a borderline RB1 thanks to a huge workload.

  • Posted: 10/10/2016 2:05pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will continue to be the Chargers' lead running back despite lost fumbles, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Gordon fumbled six times in his rookie season and has fumbled twice so far this year.

    Huddle Up: Even with Gordon putting the ball on the ground, he has still scored seven total touchdowns through five games, which leads the league. The loss of Danny Woodhead has really benefitted Gordon. He'll continue to be a borderline RB1 going forward.

  • Posted: 9/9/2016 7:18pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he has a better understanding of the offense this year, and he believes his struggles last season have made him a more confident player.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is coming off a strong preseason, and he has all the makings of a post-hype sleeper. Don't hesitate to deploy him as a RB2 in 12-team leagues and a flex option in smaller formats.

  • Posted: 8/28/2016 6:28pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon had four carries for 51 yards and a touchdown in a 23-10 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has looked sharp in the preseason. After a disappointing rookie year, he looks like a RB3 candidate. He could provide great value in the middle rounds.

  • Posted: 8/14/2016 1:51pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed three times for 12 yards in the preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Tennessee Titans, and he also added one catch for 44 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: The second-year back's rushing numbers weren't anything to get excited about, but seeing Gordon find his way into the end zone most definitely was coming off his well-documented, TD-less 217- touch campaign as a rookie. He's a RB3 with some upside.

  • Posted: 7/31/2016 1:16pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon seems like a 'more confident guy' this year, QB Philip Rivers said after practice Saturday, July 30, and head coach Mike McCoy said he is 'very pleased' with where Gordon's conditioning is at.

    Huddle Up: If you want to buy low and take a flyer on a second-year player with upside, Gordon's your man as he's currently the 26th RB being drafted on average with an early-ninth round ADP following his disappointing, TD-less rookie campaign.

  • Posted: 7/1/2016 8:16pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to be 100 percent healthy when training camp begins in late July. Gordon underwent microfracture knee surgery in early January this year.

    Huddle Up: A number of fantasy eyes will be trained on Gordon in a month, particularly those GMs looking to pick up a young RB at a bargain price after his first-year flop.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @KC 14 57 2 0 0 0
2 JAC 24 102 1 3 18 0
3 @IND 16 35 1 4 43 0
4 NO 19 36 2 6 43 0
5 @OAK 16 69 0 1 18 1
6 DEN 27 94 0 0 0 0
7 @ATL 22 68 2 6 53 1
8 @DEN 23 111 0 4 44 0
9 TEN 32 196 1 4 65 0
10 MIA 24 70 0 5 62 0
12 @HOU 17 70 0 4 19 0
13 TB 17 84 1 4 54 0
14 @CAR 3 5 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 DET 14 51 0 3 16 0
2 @CIN 16 88 0 1 10 0
3 @MIN 14 51 0 0 0 0
4 CLE 12 38 0 2 8 0
5 PIT 15 42 0 7 52 0
6 @GB 7 29 0 0 0 0
7 OAK 7 29 0 0 0 0
8 @BAL 18 54 0 5 7 0
9 CHI 11 31 0 3 25 0
11 KC 15 37 0 1 12 0
12 @JAC 14 60 0 5 20 0
13 DEN 12 55 0 1 8 0
14 @KC 14 35 0 4 28 0
15 MIA 15 41 0 1 6 0

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