Chargers RB Melvin Gordon expected to holdout into season

At this point, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon’s holdout is expected to continue into the season, sources say. Contract talks have not progressed as he hoped, and he’ll continue to train in Florida for the foreseeable future.

Fantasy Impact: 

Melvin Gordon still needs to show up at some point this season to get his year of service in, but he still has leeway to miss multiple games. Without knowing the exact amount of games missed, we must assume the worst when going into our fantasy football drafts. And now that it is probable he misses time, he should drop precipitously in your draft rankings.

His absence will be a big boost in fantasy value for Austin Ekeler and to a lesser extent, Justin Jackson.

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