NFL Network report: Chargers allowing Melvin Gordon to seek trade

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Chargers have granted permission to RB Melvin Gordon and his representation to seek a trade.

Fantasy Impact: 

The report and article also state Gordon will weigh all of his options, including returning to the Chargers. The Chargers seem content to let Gordon gauge what his value in the trade market could be after not yet receiving the contract offer he was seeking from the Chargers. However, the Chargers seem to have the edge here. They are very comfortable rolling with Austin Ekeler (whose fantasy value has certainly risen in recent weeks) and Justin Jackson (who has some decent late-round value of his own). There doesn't seem to be an imminent end to this story, with just eight days before the Chargers take on the Colts in Week 1. We'll keep an eye on this story. But as of now, there is no question about firing up Ekeler in your lineups in Week 1, even if Gordon somehow comes back before then.

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