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Chris Carson or Melvin Gordon

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
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 70% 30%
Top RB Experts67%33%
Top Player Experts70%30%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 18
Best Rank# 9# 9
Worst Rank# 25# 26
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total195.6138.8
Avg Game13.011.6
Avg Projection182.4160.6
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank3020
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Chris CarsonMelvin Gordon
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 h
#15#17
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#11#17
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#14#23
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#20#19
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
5 h
#21#26
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
8 h
#15#14
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
11 h
#18#20
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
11 h
#20#9
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
16 h
#19#22
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
20 h
#16#17
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#13#19
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#14#17
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#14#23
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#15#16
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#24#12
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#17#19
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#15#17
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
3 d
#15#18
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#12#24
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#13#19
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#18#16
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#15#13
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
4 d
#15#19
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 d
#16#18
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 d
#20#24
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
4 d
#18#26
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
4 d
#13#22
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
4 d
#15#20
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
4 d
#13#25
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
4 d
#15#22
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 d
#16#22
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
5 d
#17#20
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
5 d
#19#18
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
5 d
#14#19
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
5 d
#19#15
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
5 d
#22#17
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
5 d
#15#19
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
5 d
#19#17
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
5 d
#15#21
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
5 d
#14#13
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
Redshirts Fantasy Football
6 d
#17#16
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
6 d
#9#17
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
6 d
#12#23
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
6 d
#21#17
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
6 d
#15#14
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
7 d
#19#18
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
7 d
#13#19
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
7 d
#23#20
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 d
#17#18
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 w
#20#16
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#16#21
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#13#14
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#15#20
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#14#24
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#14#20
   
2 w
#13#15
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 w
#13#17
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
2 w
#13#19
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 w
#17#21
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#19#21
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 w
#11#16
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
3 w
#14#23
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 w
#16#17
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#9#16
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#16#19
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#19#11
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
4 w
#19#20
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 w
#21#19
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
4 w
#14#19
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
4 w
#25#23
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
3 w
#15#18
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
06/02
#25#23
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
5 d
#13#18
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#14#18
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#15#18
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
7 d
#21#11
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#15#16
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
5 d
#15#20
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#14#18
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
05/20
#24#19
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#14#21
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#8#21
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#8#15
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#17#19
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#13#19
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
4 w
#19#21
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#18#22
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#16#22
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#15#21
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#10#15
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#11#15
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#24#16
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL vs. TEN
Week 2 vs. NE at PIT
Week 3 vs. DAL vs. TB
Week 4 at MIA at NYJ
Week 5 vs. MIN at NE
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. MIA
Week 7 at ARI vs. KC
Week 8 vs. SFBYE WEEK
Week 9 at BUF at ATL
Week 10 at LAR at LV
Week 11 vs. ARI vs. LAC
Week 12 at PHI vs. NO
Week 13 vs. NYG at KC
Week 14 vs. NYJ at CAR
Week 15 at WAS vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. LAR at LAC
Week 17 at SF vs. LV
Player Projections Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts243.7198.8
Rush Yards1,075.2810.1
Rush TDs7.77.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions33.338.9
Rec Yards255.5305.3
Rec TDs1.41.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points182.4160.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
2019 Points 
Week 118.0
Week 26.7
Week 33.0
Week 414.5
Week 518.33.8
Week 621.94.8
Week 77.46.9
Week 815.09.4
Week 911.322.9
Week 1016.119.3
Week 119.0
Week 125.7
Week 1316.911.0
Week 149.114.4
Week 1525.72.4
Week 166.016.7
Week 1718.2
Player Targets Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
2019 Targets 
Week 17
Week 23
Week 31
Week 44
Week 526
Week 644
Week 753
Week 813
Week 934
Week 1041
Week 115
Week 124
Week 1323
Week 1445
Week 1527
Week 1617
Week 177
Notes for Player Combination
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Carson is a bit of a question mark for 2020 at this point due to his recovery from a hip injury. While all signs point to him being ready to start week one, we need to be prepared to shift as new news comes out. Right now, drafting Carson at his current ADP is certainly risky.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.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Hip injury at end of 2019 not too serious - expected to be ready for Week 1, which makes his No. 21 RB ADP silly cheap (Top 15 RB each of past 2 seasons)Should 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
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
The Seahawks signing Carlos Hyde likely has more to do with Penny's health (or lack thereof), but it still has me moving Carson down a couple of spots. 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Hip injury is definitely something to follow-> Actually didn't need surgery for it, is expected to make a full recovery. Meanwhile, there is talk of the PUP list for Rashaad Penny, and bring Marshawn Lynch back, all good news for Chris Carson1 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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If we knew Carson would be healthy the entire season, he'd be ranked as a top-12 running back. But we don't. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Seahawks backfield, as Carson is coming off a season-ending hip injury, while Rashaad Penny is recovering from a torn ACL, and they drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round of the draft. You'll want to pay close attention to this backfield as we approach fantasy draft 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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Carson has two good things going for his fantasy value. First, his hip injury appears to not need surgery, which means he should be participating in off-season activities. Second, Rashaad Penny could be a candidate to start the season on the PUP list with a late-season ACL injury. Carson is a RB2 coming off a season with 1,496 yards from scrimmage and 9 touchdowns. The only downside this year was the emergence of Penny and 7 fumbles.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.