Bottom Line: Fantasy's No. 2 RB behind only Todd Gurley in PPG (22.0), Gordon was an absolute monster for his owners when on the field. Gordon isn't overly flashy, but runs with tremendous vision, especially on tosses, and breaks tackles with ease, leading to PFF's fourth highest "elusive rating." He's also aided by massive usage, averaging the 6th most touches per game among RBs (19.3).
This is typical of both HC Anthony Lynn's run-centric roots and OC Ken Whisenhunt's clock-control philosophy, who also loves dialing up screens and swings for his backs. Gordon also benefits from tremendous Surrounding Talent, as Philip Rivers and a vastly improved line keep this offense churning for lengthy drives and many scoring opportunities -- this offense averaged the fifth most points in the league (27.0), while Gordon himself racked up a career-high 14 total TDs in just 11 contests (over 20 TD pace). The missed time is the only negative, however, as Gordon's now missed multiple games in all but one season. This mildly sketchy injury history is enough of a blemish to keep Gordon out of No.1 overall conversation, but his status of a highly-used, high-quality talent in an explosive offense should keep him a Top-Five lock.
Ceiling Projection: 350 touches (65 rec.), 2,000 Tot. Yds, 22 TDs
Floor Projection*: 260 touches (40 rec.), 1400 Tot. Yds, 12 TDs
Actual Projection: 320 touches (60 rec), 1600 Tot. Yds, 17 TDs
*Note - Floors are done without injuries in mind. Of course the lowest floor is torn ACL first play of scrimmage. This assumes 16 games