- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- April 13, 1993 (25)
- 4th Season
- 2015 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 15 (SD)
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has hauled in 15 of his 20 targets for 140 yards through the first two weeks of 2018, putting him on pace to shatter his career highs in all three categories. While it may be a bit early to expect him to continue averaging 10 targets for a full season, it's not too soon to realize that the Chargers are committed to involving him heavily in the passing game. Expect another high-volume outing in Week 3 as Gordon faces the Rams. As explosive as the Chargers' offense is, it's reasonable to expect them to have a tough time moving the ball against the Rams' vaunted defense. Look for them to account for this by throwing a lot of short and intermediate passes, many of which will be directed at Gordon. He may not double down on his three-touchdown outing from Week 2, but he should see more than enough work to yield a solid fantasy performance against one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was one of the stars of the fantasy world on Sunday as he found the end zone three times in LA's win over the Bills. Gordon's yardage total wasn't terribly impressive as he only racked up 28 on the ground and 38 through the air, but his ability to find a way to pay dirt is unmatched. Giving the team a quick lead, Gordon then ceded time to backup running back Austin Ekeler to help burn the clock in the second half. Expect Gordon to keep getting the money carries even if Ekeler seems to be the more effective runner, and expect LA to lean heavily on Gordon's knack for TDs.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon got off to a fast start for 2018, and it should continue rolling in Week 2. Gordon put up an outrageous 166 total yards from scrimmage against the Chiefs, and now he'll get the chance to face a Buffalo team that got demolished by the Ravens in Week 1. Gordon will obviously continue to share a bit of time with Austin Ekeler, but his pass-catching abilities mean he should be one of the team's primary targets in a game where LA is heavily favored and could possibly turn it into a blowout. If the Chargers are able to open up a healthy lead, expect Gordon to get plenty of ground opportunities to eat clock.