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NFL Stock Watch: Melvin Gordon rising, Eddie Lacy falling

Melvin Gordon: He looks like a completely different back this year compared to his rookie campaign, as Gordon has improved his YPC, has yet to fumble and has already scored three touchdowns after failing to reach the end zone last season. Moreover, he secured all three of his targets in Week 2, and he should be a much bigger part of San Diego’s passing offense with Danny Woodhead (ACL) out for the year (although it’s worth noting the team signed Dexter McCluster, who will help out some in that capacity). Gordon is second in the NFL in first down runs and is going to be treated as a true workhorse now, and with a highly favorable upcoming schedule (@Ind, N.O., @Oak), he’s locked in as an obvious RB1. There’s a real argument fantasy owners should prefer Gordon over Todd Gurley at this point.

DeVante Parker: He saw 13 targets during his first action of the season in Week 2, producing 106 yards while getting open at will. Parker claims he’s still not fully recovered from the hamstring woes he’s dealt with all preseason, which reveals even more upside once he gets there. The window to buy the former top-15 pick low is gone, but he should be viewed as a top-25 WR moving forward.

Jerick McKinnon: Adrian Peterson suffered a torn meniscus that will likely keep him sidelined for multiple weeks, and while Matt Asiata will get work (and likely the goal-line carries), McKinnon is now firmly on the fantasy radar. He’s an explosive back, and Minnesota’s offense looks plenty competent with Stefon Diggs emerging as an elite wide receiver. The Vikings’ offensive line has struggled run blocking this season, but McKinnon is a dangerous receiver out of the backfield.

Dennis Pitta: He secured 9-of-12 targets for 102 yards Sunday and was frequently Joe Flacco’s first read. Pitta remains an injury risk, but tight end continues to be an extremely thin position, so he’s already a TE1 for fantasy purposes and is well worth using your FAAB if he’s still available in your league.

Some fans have heckled Kaepernick at 49ers games. The Chronicle wrote that some gave him the middle finger in Charlotte at halftime of the 49ers-Carolina Panthers game.

Kate Upton already chimed in, so we had crossed that off the “buzzy internet figures” bingo card. President Barack Obama gave his opinion too, so Thanks Obama! Donald Trump did too, of course. We pretty much just need the “Game of Thrones” cast, Brangelina and Kanye West to put out a joint statement and we’ll be totally covered.

And if you were waiting around to see what Tebow thought of the matter, now you can sleep peacefully tonight knowing Tebow might not believe Kaepernick is doing his protest “the right way.”