Melvin Gordon activated, fantasy sports teams may soon be happy
USA Today reported via Mike Jones that Gordon would play limited snap count. Austin Ekeler, who became a team leader in rushing and second-leading receiver, will continue to be the first choice. Even Justin Jackson, who is averaging 7.9 yards per carrying (team-best) will have more playing time than returning running back.
Gordon, who was a Pro Bowler two times in the last three seasons, explained the reason why he decided to rejoin the Charges now, as the team is struggling. In their first three games, they've suffered two losses which complicate their playoff dreams. He reasons that he had to come back soon, because if he did it later, it would be harder for him to once again play on the top level.
As the team is in a difficult situation, he felt the responsibility to come back and try to help them win more games. Even though he is called one of the best running backs in the world, Gordon couldn't sign a longterm deal this past offseason.
According to Sportrac, his estimated value is a bit above 47 million for four years. Experts predict that he wants a similar agreement as Le'Veon Bell has with New York Jet. Bell sat out last season but was still able to ink a four-year deal for impressive $52.5 million, of which $35 are guaranteed.