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Melvin Gordon ruled out for Week 13 matchup with Chiefs

We break down the news that Melvin Gordon is out Week 13 with hip injury.

Melvin Gordon #25 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball as Nasir Adderley #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers defends in the second quarter of the game at Empower Field At Mile High on November 28, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Saturday update: Gordon has been ruled out for Sunday’s contest, which means Javonte Williams will be the lead running back for the Broncos against the Chiefs.

Friday PM update: Gordon is listed as doubtful after not practicing this week. Williams will get the lead role in his absence.

Friday update: Gordon wasn’t at the start of practice on Friday, per Andrew Mason. This most-likely puts him on the wrong side of active for this week. Javonte Williams should see a big workload against the Chiefs with Mike Boone backing him up.

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon is dealing with a hip injury as we head into their Sunday Night Football matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Head coach Vic Fangio told reporters on Thursday that Gordon wouldn’t practice and he considers him 50/50 to be able to play.

Gordon’s best route to playing likely lies in him getting a limited practice in on Friday and being listed as questionable on the injury report. But, even then I’d expect rookie Javonte Williams to be the lead back to give Gordon a lighter load this week.

Fantasy Football implications

Whatever happen in the next few days, Williams looks like a strong start against a bad Chiefs run defense. He’s shown plenty of ability backing up and sometimes getting equal touches to Gordon. Gordon has continue to play well, making the duo great for real football, but harder for our fake game. But this week I feel good about Williams however this plays out.