Charger RB Melvin Gordon looked better running the football during the preseason. But now that the San Diego Chargers' season opener beckons against the Kansas City Chiefs, will that effort translate to the regular season?
Yes, it’s a small sample size, but Gordon averaged a robust 6.2 yards per carry during exhibition play, including a 39-yard run for a score.
During the regular season of his rookie year, Gordon averaged just 3.5 yards per carry -- which put him at No. 29 (second-to-last) among rookie running backs all-time with at least 67 carries, the story said. Gordon is looking like a nice option to target for those using the Zero-RB strategy. Of course, Danny Woodhead is expected to be a big part of the offense as well, but mostly in the passing game.