This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.Injuries remain one of the dominant factors influencing the fantasy football playoffs. Even in situations where the starters are getting healthy, the success of their backups may force teams to ease them back into things, limiting their overall usage.
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Starter Melvin Gordon has missed Los Angeles' last three games with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his knee. He was close to suiting up Thursday against the Chiefs, but the team opted to hold him out to insure he would return as close to full strength as possible. MCL injuries can be braced to help stabilize the joint during lateral movement, but limitations may remain while the player is cutting or avoiding would-be tacklers.
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