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Melvin Gordon Peppered in Pass Game, Confirms “Cheatcode” Fantasy RB Status

Anthony Lynn promised more receiving work for Melvin Gordon in 2018, and certainly kept his word in Week 1 versus the Chiefs. In true “Cheatcode” fashion, Gordon racked up an absurd 9 receptions for 102 yards, while also piling up 64 yards on the ground — good for a 23.4 half PPR day without even touching the end zone. If redrafting today, Gordon would warrant legitimate Top-Five overall pick status, and seems bound for monstrous outputs each week .If redrafting today, Gordon would warrant legitimate Top-Five overall pick status, and seems bound for monstrous outputs each week.

With a gaping target void over the middle following Hunter Henry‘s injury, Philip Rivers turned to his backs to pick up the slack. Gordon and Austin Ekeler combined for 189 receiving yards, and seem destined for prominent passing game volume each week. Gordon broke plenty of tackles and looked equally dangerous up the middle or getting to the outside. As PFF’s Scott Barrett points out, targets are worth 2.74 times as much as a carry in PPR leagues, and Gordon seems destined for a huge bump here.

While his talent may fall below the Alvin Kamara, Todd Gurley, and David Johnson‘s, Gordon could see more work than any back in the NFL this year. This alone gives him “Cheatcode” upside, and should make owners who took him over target hogs like Odell Beckham or Julio Jones, or similar-priced RBs like Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey very happy.

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