- Melvin Gordon calls Madden rating 'wack'
News: 2 days agoGordon (illness) is not listed on the Broncos' Week 7 injury report.
Spin: Gordon missed Sunday's win over the Patriots due to a case of strep throat, but he was back at practice Wednesday. Now that he's working fully again, Gordon is poised to rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Chiefs, though he now has Phillip Lindsay, who logged 23 carries for 101 yards in his return to action in Week 6, to contend with for carries. It's also worth noting that down the road Gordon -- who was cited last Tuesday on DUI and speeding charges -- could face punishment from the league, but for now nothing is imminent on that front.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Gordon signed on as the Broncos' new lead back, following five seasons with the Chargers. Gordon is fresh off a season when he held out for a month before posting 162-612-8 rushing and 42-296-1 receiving lines. That was enough for the 12th-most fantasy points during that span. Gordon entered 2019 having finished the previous three seasons no lower than ninth in scrimmage yards, sixth in touchdowns and eighth in fantasy points among backs. In Denver's run-heavy offense, Gordon figures to share a chunk of the carries with Phillip Lindsay, but his bigger frame should garner him more goal-line work, and he's also the superior receiver. Gordon is a mid-to-back end RB2.