Los Angeles Chargers — Melvin Gordon
Melvin Gordon is somehow going five spots ahead of his current average ranking (according to most analysts) despite the fact his holdout doesn’t seem to have a short-term end in sight. Also, you can bet the Los Angeles Chargers sent a message to him by using Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson prominently and effectively in the preseason opener.
The team was fine with Ekeler and Jackson splitting work with Gordon out last season, and it’s likely Ekeler and Jackson will play more should Gordon return to the mix, anyway. Stay away from a highly TD-dependent back, especially given that Gordon could miss a portion of the regular season.