- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- April 13, 1993 (25)
- 5th Season
- 2015 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 15 (SD)
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who will make $5.6 million in the final year of his deal in 2019, said he's waiting to see how much Le'Veon Bell gets on the open market this offseason before worrying about his own contract extension with the Bolts. Both parties have interest in agreeing to a new contract this offseason, but Gordon isn't in a rush. By waiting, Gordon's next deal could be greater than that of both Todd Gurley and David Johnson, who signed extensions last summer. The 2015 first-round had a career-high 14 total touchdowns in 2018 and is one of the better young running backs in the game in an offense on the rise. He should be in play as a high-end RB1 late in the first round of drafts this fall.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (knee) practiced in full on Friday and was taken off the final injury report for the divisional round against the Patriots. Gordon is battling issues in both knees to close out the season and won't be 100 percent this Sunday, but he'll play. How many touches he'll be able to handle is another question, making him a risk/reward DFS pick in a good matchup with New England. If he suffers an in-game setback, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson would share the backfield.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (knees) said he would have practiced on Wednesday, but head coach Anthony Lynn wanted him to "chill." Gordon said he will take part in practice on Thursday. Gordon should be fine to play against the Patriots in the divisional round on Sunday, but he's unlikely to be 100 percent and could have his snaps limited. That makes him a somewhat risky DFS option, even in a good matchup. Austin Ekeler could be a sneaky fantasy sleeper this weekend on the road.