News: 2 hours agoGordon (illness) is present at Wednesday's practice, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
Spin: Gordon missed Sunday's win over the Patriots while battling a case of strep throat, the severity of which also forced him to sit out last Friday's practice, but it looks as though he's now managed to recover. The Broncos' first injury report of the week, scheduled to be released Wednesday afternoon, will reveal whether Gordon was a full practice participant or if his reps were limited while recovering from the ailment.
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.