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Daily Fantasy Stock Report: Chargers to start limiting Melvin Gordon’s touches?

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“We need to get Kenny in there a little bit more,” Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson said. “He’s not the flashy guy. It won’t look pretty but you’ll end up three or four yards down the field. The problem with that is it’s always hard in the game for two reasons. One, the back is going good and you don’t want to pull him out. Or, the back not’s going well and you just say, ‘Hey, let’s keep going and it’s going to come that way.’ But it’s up to me to do that. I’ve had conversations with Mike about it and I’ve got to be able to do that knowing that situation. We’ve got to do that for no other reason than down the road when you look at his carries, you say ‘Hey maybe that’s going to be too much.’” Ollie Wilson – Chargers Running Backs Coach

Yikes. That’s not something you want to see if you’re a Gordon owner. It was obvious he was going to receive a ton of touches once Danny Woodhead went down. He’s fourth in the NFL in carries with 138 and saw 217 total touches over his entire 2015 rookie season. A big jump to say the least over only seven weeks of play. Add in his receptions, and that number continues to climb. Gordon is getting LaDainian Tomlinson usage in the offense, and fantasy owners hope that stays the case.

The Bears backfield has returned to the former mess that it once was. After Langford got hurt and Jordan Howard established himself as “the guy”, things looked nice. Then out of nowhere KaDeem Carey started stealing touches to the point where he was out touching Howard. Now Langford is back in the equation for good ol John Fox to come in and screw everything up with a committee.

When I think of Big Ben, one word comes to mind: Brave. That’s what the RSJ has done to me, but if this actually happens and Ben suits up for Week 9 then I’ll call him brave for a long time. Ben’s return helps bring receivers Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates‘ value back up, while adding more PPR options for Le’Veon Bell. Come back soon Ben, we need your bravery (and arm).

Looks like our guy Donte Moncrief is looking to practice for the first time this week. Owners who used a high pick on ‘Crief Chief have eagerly awaited his return (assuming you held onto him). I would expect him to be brought along slowly in his return, but if he’s still out there in your league go scoop him up now.

Quick Hits:

  • Philadelphia Eagles are supposedly looking to add a receiver soon. Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith both names thrown around.
  • The Giants finally released scumbag Josh Brown today. Took long enough
  • Steelers TE Ladarius Green returned to practice today
  • Arizona officially placed WR Jaron Brown on IR today


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