Who Should I Draft?

Le'Veon Bell or Melvin Gordon (2017)

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 5
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 9
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total242.4209.6
Avg Game20.216.1
Avg Projection278.1201.3
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank3115
   
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WalterFootball
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Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CLE at DEN
Week 2 vs. MIN vs. MIA
Week 3 at CHI vs. KC
Week 4 at BAL vs. PHI
Week 5 vs. JAC at NYG
Week 6 at KC at OAK
Week 7 vs. CIN vs. DEN
Week 8 at DET at NE
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at IND at JAC
Week 11 vs. TEN vs. BUF
Week 12 vs. GB at DAL
Week 13 at CIN vs. CLE
Week 14 vs. BAL vs. WAS
Week 15 vs. NE at KC
Week 16 at HOU at NYJ
Week 17 vs. CLE vs. OAK
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts307.8273.7
Rush Yards1,425.91,074.7
Rush TDs9.78.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions81.245.6
Rec Yards641.4394.2
Rec TDs2.91.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points278.1201.3
   
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2016 Points 
Week 117.7
Week 218.0
Week 313.8
Week 417.817.9
Week 515.412.7
Week 612.89.4
Week 714.930.1
Week 815.5
Week 97.032.1
Week 1025.413.2
Week 1126.1
Week 1220.28.9
Week 1316.219.8
Week 1447.80.5
Week 1513.1
Week 1625.7
Week 17
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2016 Targets 
Week 10
Week 23
Week 37
Week 467
Week 5111
Week 672
Week 7137
Week 87
Week 994
Week 10108
Week 119
Week 1254
Week 1376
Week 1451
Week 158
Week 164
Week 17
 
Le'Veon Bell
RB - PIT
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Expert 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
The top spot is a fight between Bell and David Johnson this season, and I'm giving a slight edge to Bell. The Steelers should come back strong in 2017 and get some help back on offense, which should keep Bell in good spots all season long.Gordon was a touchdown machine last season, but also showed ability outside of the goal line, especially in the receiving game. With Danny Woodhead in Baltimore, Gordon's receptions should keep him near the top of the fantasy points.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If Bell can stay on the field for all 16 games, it's quite possible that we see him break records. He's still yet to have a game in his NFL career with fewer than 7.8 PPR points. There's actually been just three of his 47 games with fewer than 10.9 PPR points.Despite averaging a mediocre 4.0 yards per carry heading into his Week 14 matchup where he hurt his knee, Gordon was sitting as the No. 3 fantasy running back. The Chargers have one of the most difficult passing schedules in the league, but also have receivers to pull defenders out of the box. Gordon should build on his 2016 season.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Carries the Steelers offense when heathyIf he stays healthy he is a sure fire RB1
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Steelers gave the franchise tag to Bell, so he will be in Pittsburgh at least through 2017. The only reason I have him behind Elliot and Johnson is durability concerns and two prior suspensions under the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon was a star this year with 997 yards rushing, 419 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns in just 13 games. He should be the bell cow back in this offense in 2017 and the Chargers added two guards early in the draft, which should give him a better offensive line to run behind.