• Melvin Gordon
  • RB
  • , Los Angeles Chargers
  • 26
  • 215 lbs
  • 6' 1"
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Week 11 Projection

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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Gordon recently hamstrung his own fantasy value by demanding a new contract and threatening to hold out as long as he needs to to get a new deal. This negotiating tactic has been compared to Le’Veon Bell’s holdout, but Gordon is under contract while Bell was not, and Gordon will need to report by Week 10 to get credit for the year. Gordon believes the value of his position is second only to that of a quarterback, and that he should be compensated as such. The timing of Gordon’s demands--after both free agency and the draft, when the Chargers could have shored up the position--has put the team in a tough spot. Through his first three seasons, Gordon averaged a measly 3.8 YPC yet he considers himself to be an elite back. (He did post 5.1 YPC last season.) The Chargers could wait it out, and go with Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson at the position until Gordon likely reports in Week 10. Or they could elect to work out a long-term deal with Gordon. The situation is murky because the team’s position is not yet known. Instead of being a solid first round pick, Gordon looks like a risky third or fourth rounder until his contract situation is resolved.

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Scouting report

by Pete Behnke

LAC RB Melvin Gordon - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Mexico City)
In Week 10, Melvin Gordon out-snapped Ekeler 48 to 35 and out-touched him 23 to 8. Over the last three weeks, Gordon is averaging 18.7 touches per game and Ekeler is only averaging 9.7 touches per game. In Week 10, Gordon finished with 22 rushing attempts for 108 yards and one touchdown and one reception for 25 yards. He was the half PPR RB5.

The Chief’s defense is much better against the pass than the run. They are a good example of a run funneling defense. They are second-worst against running backs but seventh best against wide receivers, as shown by our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. Gordon will look to follow in Derrick Henry’s footsteps and post back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. Henry gashed the Chiefs for 188 rushing yards and two touchdowns last week. This Monday Night game in Mexico City has the highest over/under (52.5) of the week. 4for4 rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Gordon ranked as a middle of the pack half PPR RB1.

2019 Strength of Schedule - LAC
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
8
IND
28
@DET
7
HOU
32
@MIA
11
DEN
5
PIT
13
@TEN
12
@CHI
25
GB
17
@OAK
31
KC
BYE11
@DEN
21
@JAX
6
MIN
17
OAK
31
@KC

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1IND--------------
2@DET--------------
3HOU--------------
4@MIA--------------
5DEN1231002.5847061.753.87.832/7045.7%
6PIT818002.253300410.004.87.837/6259.7%
7@TEN1632012.002-313-1.506.98.934/6453.1%
8@CHI831103.8823031.509.411.425/4555.6%
9GB2080204.00329049.6722.925.945/7163.4%
10@OAK22108104.911250125.0019.320.348/7762.3%
Per game14.3350.000.670.173.492.5015.170.173.506.0711.1813.6836.83/64.8356.63%
Totals86300413.4915911216.0767.182.1221/38956.63%
Previous Games vs. KC
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
201815@KC--------------
20181KC1564004.27910201311.3316.625.662/8275.61%
201715@KC1978104.116910815.1722.928.953/6482.81%
20173KC1779104.650002-13.913.933/7345.21%
Average17.0073.670.670.004.345.0064.330.007.678.8317.8022.8049.33/73.0067.88%