Los Angeles Chargers
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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
2016 LAC 13 311 254 997 3.9 10 2 57 41 419 2 1416 12 0 6 8
2017 LAC 16 367 284 1105 3.9 8 0 83 58 476 4 1581 12 0 7 10
  Avg 13 269 212 854 4.2 6 2 57 42 362 3 1216 12 0 5 6

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
2018 LAC 8 177 125 672 5.4 7 0 52 36 361 4 1033 11 0 6 7

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 6:57pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 18 times for 93 yards in the Week 10 game against the Oakland Raiders and he added five receptions for a game-high 72 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was a fantasy beast in a game that was a defensive battle. He has at least 120 total yards from scrimmage and one score in five consecutive games dating back to Sept. 23. He has been on a role and is giving fantasy owners who nabbed him in the first round all they want and more. Next up is a battle with the Broncos in Week 11.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 7:41pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 16 times for 113 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 10 yards in a 25-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: The hamstring injury that cost him time didn't seem to be an issue, and Gordon should continue to produce RB1 numbers as long as he remains healthy.

  • Posted: 11/3/2018 9:08pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is expected to play against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: While there is always a little risk with starting a player dealing with an injury, Gordon's every-down role with the Chargers makes him a must-start option if he is active.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 3:35pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 2, but is listed as questionable for Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Gordon appears to be on track for the game, but owners should check the inactive list to make sure. He should have a favorable matchup this week and can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 3:36pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: Gordon appears to be on track to play in Week 9 and should receive most of the work at running back. He can be considered at least a No. 2 running back in leagues and could be a low-end No. 1 back in some leagues.

  • Posted: 10/31/2018 2:43pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been a man on fire when healthy this year. He's had two weeks to recover now and should be good to go for Week 9. Start him like you normally would as an RB1.

  • Posted: 10/29/2018 3:59pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) has not been ruled out of the Week 9 game at this point, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. Gordon is expected to be practice in some capacity Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been resting his injured hamstring for two weeks, so he probably will have a chance to play this week. Owners will need to monitor his practice participation during the week to see if he is in any danger of missing the game. He will be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues if he plays.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 5:30am ET

    Confirming a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler is expected to be the team's lead running back for Week 7's game against the Tennessee Titans, as a result of RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) being ruled out.

    Huddle Up: Tennessee's rushing defense has allowed an average of 123.2 yards per game this season (26th in the NFL), so this is a very favorable matchup for Ekeler, who has performed well this year in limited playing time. Through six games this season, Ekeler is averaging 6.4 yards per carry and he also has 207 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. He makes a solid starting option this week in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 10/20/2018 1:09pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler could serve as the lead back in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans depending on the status of RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring, dehydration). Gordon was downgraded to questionable on Saturday, Oct. 20, less than 24 hours before kickoff in London.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler isn't a bad fantasy option if he gets the start, but Gordon would need to be inactive. It's a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff, so you'll have to check back 90 minutes before the game for Gordon's status. If he is out, Ekeler could make noise against a Titans rush defense which ranks 26th in the NFL, allowing 123.2 yards per game.

  • Posted: 10/20/2018 1:05pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) has been downgraded to questionable for the Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been dealing with a hamstring injury and some dehydration issues. There is still a 50-50 chance he'll play, but being downgraded less than 24 hours before kickoff is alarming for fantasy owners, especially with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff. Check back 90 minutes before kick for his official status and have reserves at the ready just in case. Austin Ekeler would see a larger role if Gordon is out with Justin Jackson serving as the backup.

  • Posted: 10/20/2018 6:01am ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring, dehydration) has been dealing with dehydration recently, in addition to a minor hamstring injury, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. However, he was not listed on the injury report after practicing on a limited basis Friday, Oct. 19, and he is expected to play in Week 7's game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is ranked third in the NFL with 466 rushing yards and has at least one touchdown in his last five games, including three last week versus the Cleveland Browns. He has a very favorable matchup against the Titans, who have allowed an average of 123.2 rushing yards per game in 2018, and should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 1:25pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. He also caught two passes for 18 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon posted his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season and has at least one touchdown in each of the last five games. He should have some success against the Tennessee Titans next week and can be at least a No. 2 fantasy running back.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 8:26pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 19 times for 58 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 62 yards in a 26-10 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been an efficient runner overall, but this game is a reminder that his massive workload allows him to post big fantasy numbers even when he isn't ripping off big runs. He's one of the safest plays at his position.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 9:07pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 15 times for a season-high 104 yards and added seven catches for 55 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 versus the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Anthony Lynn stated he wanted to use Gordon more often in the passing game during training camp, and he hasn't disappointed in that regard, totaling 24 receptions for 199 yards in addition to 276 yards rushing. Averaging well over 100 total yards and 1.25 touchdowns per game so far, Gordon will be in line for overall RB1 consideration in Week 5 against an Oakland Raiders defense that gave up 253 total yards and three scores to the Cleveland Browns' backfield in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 11:05pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon carried 15 times for 80 yards and a touchdown during the team's loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 23. Gordon caught two passes for four yards as well.

    Huddle Up: Gordon looked like the Bolts' best player in Week 3, showing explosiveness against a tough Rams front. He was underutilized in the passing game, but that was probably a blip. Keep Gordon slotted into your starting lineup.

  • Posted: 9/21/2018 1:52pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will continue to be a focal point in the offense despite the injury. He will be facing a tough Los Angeles Rams defense this week but can still be a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 9/20/2018 4:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (neck) was a full participant at practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Gordon should have no issues starting in the team's Week 3 game in Los Angeles against the Rams. It could be a high-scoring affair, too, which would point to a productive day at the office for Gordon. Either way, he's an RB1 to plug in.

  • Posted: 9/19/2018 4:07pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (neck) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.

    Huddle Up: Gordon sustained the injury late last week but based on his participation in the first practice ahead of Week 3, he should be perfectly fine for the next contest. The 2015 first-round draft pick is out to a nice start and will be an RB1, as usual.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 2:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 28 yards and one touchdown on nine carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. He also caught six passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns during the game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon scored all three of his touchdowns in the first half of the game and may have been held back a bit during the second half with the game in hand. He will continue to receive plenty of touches and can be a No. 1 fantasy running back next week.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 7:42pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon posted 15 rushes for 64 yards in the Week 1 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs and he added nine receptions for 102 yards on a game-high 13 targets.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy owners might be a bit disappointed that Gordon didn't find the end zone in a game featuring 66 total points, but his 166 total yards from scrimmage certainly soften the blow. He should have another giant week on the road next Sunday against a Buffalo Bills defense which yielded 47 points in their opener.

  • Posted: 8/18/2018 10:43pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 10 times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the preseason win Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Gordon had a pretty hefty workload for the preseason, especially considering his injury history. Those who have already drafted him were likely cringing on every hit. He is a top-tier fantasy running back and he might be in line for more catches out of the backfield, too.

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 9:28am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to be used more as a pass-catcher this season. Head coach Anthony Lynn admitted one of his regrets last year was not using Gordon more in the passing game. Gordon said his goal is to achieve more explosive plays going into his fourth year.

    Huddle Up: Gordon doesn't get enough credit as a top fantasy running back. All he's done the last two seasons is average 1,500 total yards and 12 total touchdowns. Gordon has top-five running back appeal in all league types.

  • Posted: 6/11/2018 10:02am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon could receive a bigger role in the passing game this upcoming season, according to offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

    Huddle Up: Gordon recorded 58 receptions and 476 yards last season but could see more work because of Hunter Henry's season-ending injury. Gordon should be an attractive option in point-per-reception leagues but likely will be a No. 2 running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 6/9/2018 8:41pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has never averaged more than 3.9 yards per rush in his first three NFL seasons.

    Huddle Up: On the plus side, Gordon has averaged more than 284 touches per year, proving to be one of the few every-down, workhorse backs. Efficiency doesn't matter was much when he is touching the ball around 300 times. Don't hesitate to grab him as a RB1.

  • Posted: 4/23/2018 3:58pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's fifth-year option is being picked up Monday, April 23, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

    Huddle Up: When Gordon is at full health he's one of the most dangerous multip-purpose running backs in the NFL. He deserves to be one of the first half dozen players drafted at his position.

  • Posted: 2/27/2018 8:49pm ET

    The Los Angeles Chargers would like to help RB Melvin Gordon with a stable of running backs with different skill sets, and they might be looking for a bigger, more powerful back to spell Gordon during the year.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is a fantasy stud, but he has been dinged up during his NFL career. Austin Ekeler is a nice change of pace option, but the team might be looking for a bruiser in the draft or free agency to take some of the weight off of Gordon's shoulders. He'll still be a fantasy stud, however.

  • Posted: 1/15/2018 10:12am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's fifth-year option likely will be exercised this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was able to play all 16 games this season and finished with 1,105 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He was also involved in the passing game with 476 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. He will receive most of the work in 2018 and can be a solid No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/31/2017 12:36pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon likely will receive most of the work at running back this week and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues despite the injury.

  • Posted: 12/30/2017 8:58pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) will play against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been dealing with an ankle injury, but the Chargers are facing a must-win situation, so he should see all the snaps he can handle. Don't hesitate to start him.

  • Posted: 12/28/2017 12:00pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) missed his second straight practice Thursday, Dec. 28, but he is expected to be limited Friday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been optimistic about his chances of playing and him practicing tomorrow should give him clearance. Branden Oliver would make for a sneaky start if Gordon is surprisingly unable to go.

  • Posted: 12/27/2017 12:30pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 27, as he remains day-to-day with an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: There wasn't much swelling in Gordon's ankle and he is optimistic that he'll be able to play. It will be more promising if he is able to practice this week, though. The Chargers need him as they are still alive in the playoff hunt, so start him if he is active.

  • Posted: 12/27/2017 7:39am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is optimistic about playing in Week 17 with his sprained ankle, according to a source. The swelling was minimal with the injury.

    Huddle Up: The Oakland Raiders aren't a good matchup for him, but Gordon is worth at least the RB2 start if he's fit to go.

  • Posted: 12/25/2017 1:10pm ET

    Los Angles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) will have his injured ankle looked at Tuesday, Dec. 26, after rolling it a couple of times in Week 16. He was wearing a walking boot following the injury but has suffered similar ailments this season and been able to recover well.

    Huddle Up: Gordon appears to have avoided a serious injury and it sounds like he'll be able to take the field in Week 17. The Chargers need Gordon since they're still in the hunt for a playoff wildcard. Fantasy owners can keep him in starting lineups for now, but double check his status over the weekend.

  • Posted: 12/25/2017 12:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's (ankle) Week 17 availability will be clearer in the next few days, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. Gordon left late in the fourth quarter in Week 16 with an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's potential absence would pave the way for Branden Oliver and Austin Ekeler to see more snaps. Obviously Gordon's status will need to be monitored, but Oliver is already a sleeper candidate for those finishing their fantasy playoffs.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 2:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) rushed for 81 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries against the New York Jets in Week 16. He also caught three passes for 47 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Gordon's practice participation this week to see if he will be able to play in Week 17. He would be a solid No. 2 fantasy running back in all leagues if he plays.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 12:59pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the week to see if Gordon will be able to play in Week 17. He would be a solid starting option for owners if he plays next week, but Branden Oliver would have some fantasy value if Gordon is ruled out.

  • Posted: 12/16/2017 9:33pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 19 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 91 yards in a 30-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Dec. 16.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was in workhorse mode in this one, and his huge workload makes him one of the safest fantasy running backs. If Austin Ekeler's hand injury turns out to be serious, it will only boost his value further.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 9:10pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 22 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for five yards in a 30-13 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Gordon continues to sport an unimpressive yards per carry, but his huge role in a potent offense keeps him in the RB1 mix against all opponents.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 4:51pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 19 times for 77 yards in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns and he added four receptions for 29 yards on his four targets.

    Huddle Up: The 100-plus total yards from scrimmage were nice, but this is the first time all season Gordon has failed to score a touchdown in back-to-back games. He'll look to get untracked in Week 14 against the Washington Redskins.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 5:38pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 65 yards on 21 carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12. He also caught three passes for 23 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has received at least 20 carries in each of the last two games and at least 15 carries in six of the last seven games. He has not posted great rushing numbers but will continue to receive a solid amount of touches. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back next week.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 8:01pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon carried 20 times for 80 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills. He is now 10th on the franchise's all-time rushing yardage list.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has posted just two 100-yard games this season, but he has scored a total of five rushing touchdowns and four receiving scores through 10 games. He remains a bona fide No. 1 fantasy tailback even with Austin Ekeler seeing a bigger role recently. The Chargers travel to meet the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in Week 12.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 KC 15 64 0 9 102 0
2 @BUF 9 28 1 6 38 2
3 @LAR 15 80 1 2 4 0
4 SF 15 104 0 7 55 1
5 OAK 19 58 1 4 62 0
6 @CLE 18 132 3 2 18 0
9 @SEA 16 113 1 1 10 0
10 @OAK 18 93 0 5 72 1

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @DEN 18 54 0 5 25 1
2 MIA 9 13 1 7 65 0
3 KC 17 79 1 0 0 0
4 PHI 10 22 0 1 7 0
5 @NYG 20 105 0 6 58 2
6 @OAK 25 83 1 9 67 1
7 DEN 18 38 0 1 6 0
8 @NE 14 132 1 1 7 0
10 @JAC 16 27 0 5 15 0
11 BUF 20 80 1 0 0 0
12 @DAL 21 65 0 3 23 0
13 CLE 19 77 0 4 29 0
14 WAS 22 78 1 1 5 0
15 @KC 19 78 1 6 91 0
16 @NYJ 19 81 1 3 47 0
17 OAK 17 93 0 6 31 0

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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