Salvages night with receiving TD

Gordon rushed eight times for 18 yards and brought in two of three targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' 17-14 loss to the Browns on Thursday night.

Gordon's 2.3 yards per carry average underscores how tough the sledding was against Cleveland's stingy run defense, but the veteran back still gave fantasy managers some consolations with his eight-yard scoring grab midway through the third quarter. Gordon doubled up Javonte Williams in carries, but the eight rushing touches still qualified as his lowest total in that category this season. The Broncos will hope to be able to run a more balanced attack in a Week 8 home matchup versus Washington a week from Sunday.

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Primed for lead role

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said he's confident in Williams' ability to handle a lead role out of the backfield Sunday in Kansas City while Melvin Gordon (hip) is listed as doubtful for the contest and not expected to play, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports.

Doubtful for Week 13

Gordon (hip/shoulder) will be listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game against Kansas City, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

To avoid injury report

Coach Vic Fangio said Bridgewater (shin) won't be listed on the Broncos' injury report Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.