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Adam Thielen or Melvin Gordon

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
Expert
Recommendation

74%
Recommended by
68 of 92 experts
26%
Recommended by
24 of 92 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 85% 15%
Top WR, RB Experts67%33%
Top Player Experts100%0%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 41
Best Rank# 16# 14
Worst Rank# 64# 66
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total84.4138.8
Avg Game8.411.6
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1220
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Adam ThielenMelvin Gordon
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
57 m
#33#44
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#29#34
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
5 h
#32#44
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
9 h
#33#52
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
11 h
#33#42
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
12 h
#24#34
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
13 h
#49#31
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
14 h
#41#66
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
17 h
#25#42
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#29#33
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#64#47
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 d
#36#47
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#28#21
   
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#37#47
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#28#33
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#33#28
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
2 d
#35#40
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#31#39
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#28#58
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#49#44
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#16#66
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#34#26
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#30#14
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 d
#30#40
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#36#44
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
4 d
#29#57
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#31#16
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
4 d
#24#40
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
5 d
#32#59
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
5 d
#46#14
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
5 d
#32#44
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
5 d
#39#47
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
6 d
#39#59
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
6 d
#29#52
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
6 d
#33#47
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
6 d
#32#60
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
6 d
#20#54
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
6 d
#33#52
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
7 d
#35#42
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#32#44
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 w
#32#40
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 w
#32#40
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 w
#33#51
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 w
#32#29
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
Redshirts Fantasy Football
1 w
#35#34
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
1 w
#29#40
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 w
#16#57
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
1 w
#24#40
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
1 w
#29#28
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 w
#35#42
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#30#44
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#30#42
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 w
#43#34
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#21#47
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#33#28
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#30#46
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#30#59
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#32#47
   
2 w
#32#31
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 w
#37#39
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#41#51
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#30#51
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
4 w
#36#56
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#25#40
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#36#34
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#33#44
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#25#18
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
4 w
#33#47
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
4 w
#30#47
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
14 h
#35#47
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#31#46
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
06/07
#34#57
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
4 w
#32#42
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
06/02
#24#56
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 w
#33#40
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#32#41
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#32#42
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 w
#35#34
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#30#47
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#55#42
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#48#51
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#33#51
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
3 w
#55#42
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#33#31
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#21#44
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#50#44
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
4 w
#32#51
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#35#52
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#36#52
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#36#51
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
5 d
#50#31
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#62#31
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB vs. TEN
Week 2 at IND at PIT
Week 3 vs. TEN vs. TB
Week 4 at HOU at NYJ
Week 5 at SEA at NE
Week 6 vs. ATL vs. MIA
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. KC
Week 8 at GBBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. DET at ATL
Week 10 at CHI at LV
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. LAC
Week 12 vs. CAR vs. NO
Week 13 vs. JAC at KC
Week 14 at TB at CAR
Week 15 vs. CHI vs. BUF
Week 16 at NO at LAC
Week 17 at DET vs. LV
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
2019 Points 
Week 110.3
Week 27.5
Week 317.6
Week 40.6
Week 525.03.8
Week 611.74.8
Week 78.56.9
Week 89.4
Week 90.022.9
Week 1019.3
Week 119.0
Week 12
Week 1311.0
Week 1414.4
Week 153.02.4
Week 160.216.7
Week 1718.2
Notes for Player Combination
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With Stefon Diggs being traded to the Buffalo Bills, Thielen has an incredible opportunity in front of him right now. While Justin Jefferson will take away some targets, Thielen's in line for a huge season. As long as he can stay healthy, he'll be a borderline WR1 all year.Gordon's going to be splitting time with Phillip Lindsay this season, but Gordon should be the lead back in this offense. The Broncos are going to want to run the ball and Gordon should easily see over 210 carries this year. He's a solid RB2 option for your fantasy rosters.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
If he stays healthy, I think he could lead the league in targets. Up. 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Hard to view MIN passing game and not expect massive target share for Thielen if he can stay healthy - played 16 games 5 straight seasons before 6 DNPs in 2019Should be good for 250+ touches in new DEN home given RB Lindsay's woeful pass blocking - DEN O-line graded out well in run blocking in 2019, which bodes well
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Coming off a year in which he played just 10 games while dealing with back issues, many are down on Thielen. You must remember he posted back-to-back 1,200-plus yard seasons before 2019. Not just that, but with the teams forced to stay away from camps, Kirk Cousins won't have much time to develop chemistry with any of the other receivers, so Thielen should be a target monster. He should have a bounceback season.He left the Chargers at the right time, as they're going to be going through a transitional period. Instead, he joins a now-exciting Broncos offense that suddenly has tons of firepower. You don't add Gordon in free agency if you don't plan on using him as your lead back. The potential upside is that new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been a one-back kind of guy, so it's possible that Phillip Lindsay is just there to give Gordon breathers when he needs them. With Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Noah Fant out there are receiving threats, Gordon should see a lot of light fronts this year. He's a middling RB2 with RB1 upside if they decide to give him 15-plus touches per game.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Adam Thielen is a fake value and that entire Vikings offense is going to be a mess post-Diggs. Don't bet on age 30 bounceback years from injury at a top 4 round price. @FF_RyanB 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
The Vikings went from 6th to 30th in attempts following the firing of Defilipo and promotion of Kevin Stefansky. Cousins thrived in the new system, ranking 9th in play action pass attempts. Thielen has seen a steady decline in targets dating all the way back to last year when Dalvin Cook returned from injury and the OC changes were made. Injuries have been an issue as well.1 year to go off because Vic, and his OC Scangarello don't have much history at their current positions. Denver was an average ball running team in 2019. 409 attempts. The 100 RB targets were nice. Someone is going to disappear out of this offense. I think it's assumed to be Royce, I can believe that, but what roll do they plan on losing Lindsay in? Breather back? He can not pass block, Royce is the best on the team for that. So Lindsay now appears to lose out in every phase, one way or another to his teammates, might see less work than anticipated.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thielen ended up missing 6 games due to injury and he finished with 424 yards from scrimmage and 7 touchdowns. He should rebound from that with a healthy 2020 season, but he is more of a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 in an offense that features RB Dalvin Cook.When Gordon is healthy, he is capable of 1,500 yards from scrimmage and double digit touchdowns. He should be the lead back in Denver, but it will be a very crowded RBBC.