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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 15 ISSUES: NO MELVIN GORDON, NOW WHAT?

The news on San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was predictably not good Wednesday as it was reported he failed to practice with the team.  The fact Gordon was sidelined was no shock at all since he looked to have sustained a very serious hip injury during last Sunday's game that spiked fears he was done for the year.  Well Gordon got some good news in that the injury was not season-ending but the only thing his fantasy football owners cared about was whether or not he would be able to go in the playoff weeks.  It looks like one of those weeks can be scratched off as Gordon has almost zero chance of playing this Sunday and so obviously it is next man up time in his place.  On that front, Kenneth Farrow and Ronnie Hillman are in the picture, with the latter more potentially prominent then the boring latter.  Farrow of course is the undrafted rookie who stands to gain the most with Gordon out and he showed some decent PPR ability spelling him last Sunday by catching 6 passes for 23 yards while also picking up 55 yards on the ground with 16 carries.  Not the best rushing game by any means (3.4 per carry) but Farrow would be the play if you are a Gordon owner looking for a quick replacement.  Hillman is not to be overlooked though as he could steal goal-line work and get more than a few carries since Farrow struggled noticeably in pass protection last week.  Either way, those in PPR formats should give Farrow a whirl but in standards, it is best to keep him on the bench.


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