Source: The #Broncos and RB Melvin Gordon have agreed to terms on a 2-year deal worth $16M with $13.5M guaranteed. The former #Chargers star stays in the division, creating a strong 1-2 punch with Phillip Lindsay.
This is an interesting signing considering both Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman were productive in 2019. Melvin Gordon is the better pass-catcher out of this trio, but for fantasy purposes, we're looking at a muddy situation until another move takes place.
LAC RB Melvin Gordon - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Kansas City Chiefs
In Week 16, Melvin Gordon out-snapped Austin Ekeler 37 to 33 and out-touched Ekeler 15 to 9. Gordon had nine rushing attempts for 15 yards and two touchdowns, six receptions for 32 yards, and was the half PPR RB8. Gordon only had 47 scrimmage yards but was able to finish as an RB1 thanks to two touchdowns.
The Chargers have been out of the playoff picture for quite some time. However, at the time of writing this, the Chargers are likely to play their starters because this could be Rivers’ last game as a Charger.
The blueprint to beating Kansas City is attacking them on the ground. Kansas City is the eleventh worst defense against running backs but the third-best defense against wide receivers, per our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4 rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Gordon ranked as fringe half PPR RB1.