Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

Melvin Gordon told the Chargers he wants a new contract, particularly after feeling the Chargers most recent offer was "disrespectful." ESPN was first to report that if Gordon doesn't get a new deal he won't report to training camp and will demand a trade.

I don't blame you if you're having flashbacks to Le'Veon Bell's contract situation last year. 

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We know Gordon is an annual candidate for 1,500 total yards and a ton of touchdowns with excellent consistency. We also know Gordon has a history of knee injuries along with hip and hamstring strains that have kept him from playing every game in three of his four NFL seasons. Gordon is 26 years old and has 923 carries and 184 catches over his career.

Per OverTheCap.com, the Chargers have $10 million in cap space now and $54 million in cap space in 2020. That's not a ton. And not only is Gordon in a contract year, but so are Philip Rivers, Hunter Henry, Travis Benjamin, center Mike Pouncey, linebacker Jatavis Brown and guard Michael Schofield. Running back Austin Ekeler will also be a restricted free agent. 

Could they afford him? Probably. Do they want to? The Chargers' track record says probably not.  

Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

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Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

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Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

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Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

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Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

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Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

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Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

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Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1

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Fantasy Football Reaction: Melvin Gordon\'s Holdout Threat Pushes Him Out Of Round 1