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Melvin Gordon or Austin Ekeler

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
Expert
Recommendation

80%
Recommended by
73 of 91 experts
20%
Recommended by
18 of 91 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 90% 10%
Top RB Experts83%17%
Top Player Experts85%15%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 18
Best Rank# 4# 9
Worst Rank# 25# 26
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total217.0138.8
Avg Game13.611.6
Avg Projection177.3160.6
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1420
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Austin EkelerMelvin Gordon
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
14 h
#20#19
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16 h
#18#17
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
19 h
#15#23
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
22 h
#14#16
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#19#12
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#13#19
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 d
#16#17
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
2 d
#14#18
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
#17#24
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#12#16
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#12#19
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#19#13
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 d
#14#21
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
3 d
#11#19
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 d
#15#18
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
3 d
#13#24
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
3 d
#17#26
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 d
#14#22
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
3 d
#14#20
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 d
#12#25
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
3 d
#17#22
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 d
#13#22
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
4 d
#14#20
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
4 d
#25#18
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
4 d
#13#19
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#16#15
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
4 d
#13#17
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
4 d
#13#19
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 d
#14#17
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
4 d
#13#21
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
4 d
#17#20
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
5 d
#16#13
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
Redshirts Fantasy Football
5 d
#13#16
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
5 d
#13#17
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
5 d
#13#23
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
6 d
#15#17
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
6 d
#19#14
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
6 d
#13#18
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#14#24
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 d
#14#18
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
6 d
#14#19
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
6 d
#17#20
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#14#18
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6 d
#13#18
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
6 d
#18#16
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
6 d
#15#21
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#6#14
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#12#20
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#15#24
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#15#20
   
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#17#15
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 w
#15#17
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
2 w
#7#19
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 w
#19#21
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#13#21
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 w
#14#16
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
3 w
#13#9
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
3 w
#13#23
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 w
#15#17
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
3 w
#17#16
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
3 w
#14#19
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#14#11
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
4 w
#13#20
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 w
#13#18
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 w
#14#18
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 w
#13#19
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
4 w
#12#19
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
4 w
#13#23
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
3 w
#13#18
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
06/02
#14#23
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
4 d
#16#18
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#16#18
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#14#18
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
6 d
#12#11
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#18#16
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
4 d
#12#20
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#12#18
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
05/20
#14#19
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#13#21
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#5#21
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
05/14
#13#17
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#12#15
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#18#19
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#12#19
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
3 w
#4#21
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#14#22
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#14#22
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#14#21
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 d
#16#15
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#18#15
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#19#16
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN vs. TEN
Week 2 vs. KC at PIT
Week 3 vs. CAR vs. TB
Week 4 at TB at NYJ
Week 5 at NO at NE
Week 6 vs. NYJ vs. MIA
Week 7 at MIA vs. KC
Week 8 vs. JACBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. LV at ATL
Week 10BYE WEEK at LV
Week 11 at DEN vs. LAC
Week 12 at BUF vs. NO
Week 13 vs. NE at KC
Week 14 vs. ATL at CAR
Week 15 at LV vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. DEN at LAC
Week 17 at KC vs. LV
Player Projections Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts160.0198.8
Rush Yards708.1810.1
Rush TDs4.27.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions65.338.9
Rec Yards624.5305.3
Rec TDs3.71.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points177.3160.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
2019 Points 
Week 133.4
Week 217.3
Week 38.1
Week 424.2
Week 57.33.8
Week 62.84.8
Week 718.56.9
Week 88.29.4
Week 99.322.9
Week 1010.819.3
Week 1113.29.0
Week 12
Week 1312.711.0
Week 1427.314.4
Week 158.12.4
Week 166.916.7
Week 178.918.2
Player Targets Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
2019 Targets 
Week 17
Week 26
Week 37
Week 45
Week 5166
Week 644
Week 783
Week 833
Week 944
Week 1021
Week 11125
Week 12
Week 1353
Week 1455
Week 1577
Week 1667
Week 17117
Notes for Player Combination
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Ekeler should see a drop-off in overall targets with Tyrod Taylor now at QB, but it won't be as much as some people are projecting. Ekeler's chances of repeating as the RB6 simply aren't there again this season, but he's going to be a fantastic RB2 option for your roster.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
92 catches, 8 rec. TDs unlikely repeated, but bump in run game with M. Gordon gone should get him back to 225-ish touches, and into upper RB2 territoryShould 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
After seeing Ekeler's contract extension this offseason, it seemed a little light for a workhorse, leading many to believe they'd draft a running back early on. They waited until the fourth round to select UCLA's Joshua Kelley, who's a bigger complementary back. The Chargers offense isn't likely going to be as high scoring as it was with Philip Rivers under center, but Ekeler remains the top dog in the backfield. Still, don't just anticipate this offense is going to be as potent, or that he'll have as many scoring opportunities, which is why he's best-suited as a high-end RB2 than an RB1.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
Ekeler had 1,550 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns while splitting touches with RB Melvin Gordon for 12 games. Gordon leaving for Denver should give him an increased workload, but Ekeler's quarterback situation is less than ideal and they added Cam Akers in the NFL Draft, which could create a RBBC.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.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
I'm bad at ranking outliers. Had a career high 132 carries last year, yet to go over 560 rushing yards. Makes his money in the passing game, which now unknown. Can't be more efficient than last year: 108 targets, 92 receptions. I think it would be safe(?) to pencil him in for 1000 total yards and 5 TDs. Which would put him in the RB20s range. 20 touches a game without Gordon(4 games)23.75ppg 12 touches a game with Gordon(12 games)14ppg. 6 rushes a game with Gordon The Chargers were 28th in att last year and that still leaves almost 17 rushing attempts per year Gordon also got a healthy 55 targets in his 12 games, albeit with Rivers, Melvin also paced as RB11 after his return1 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.