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If you're one of Melvin Gordon's thousands (if not millions) of fantasy owners, you'd better make sure to set your alarm for early Sunday morning.


The Los Angeles Chargers starting running back was downgraded to questionable as a late add to the team's Saturday injury report, less than 24 hours prior to Sunday's kickoff in London.


Late additions to the injury report aren't anything too outside of the norm, but the timing here is tough since the Chargers-Titans game is being played in London and kicks off almost four hours earlier than normal at 9:30 a.m. EST. 

This presents a less-than-desirable dilemma for all of Gordon's fantasy owners. You can either start the consensus top-three fantasy running back before going to bed Saturday night and hope for the best, or set what would normally be an alarm to wake up for work in order to check the back's status to possibly re-set your lineup on Sunday morning.

On the other side of this is Chargers backup running back Austin Ekeler, as his fantasy owners should sleep a little easier tonight. If Ekeler is in your lineup on Saturday night, you'll either get the kind of production you're already expecting, or wake up to a potentially massive increase in production with an inactive Gordon.

The Wisconsin product has been a fantastic fantasy option this year, but his owners are going to have to ask themselves whether he's worth an early-Sunday morning alarm to potentially restructure your lineup.


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