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Melvin Gordon or Leonard Fournette

 
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  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Leonard Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
 
 
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Avg Game18.812.3-
Avg Projection194.2183.6-
    
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  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Leonard Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND vs. KC
Week 2 at DET at HOU
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. TEN
Week 4 at MIA at DEN
Week 5 vs. DEN at CAR
Week 6 vs. PIT vs. NO
Week 7 at TEN at CIN
Week 8 at CHI vs. NYJ
Week 9 vs. GB vs. HOU
Week 10 at OAKBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. KC at IND
Week 12BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 13 at DEN vs. TB
Week 14 at JAC vs. LAC
Week 15 vs. MIN at OAK
Week 16 vs. OAK at ATL
Week 17 at KC vs. IND
  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Leonard Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts193.2249.2
Rush Yards894.0949.2
Rush TDs8.17.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions47.543.9
Rec Yards427.6365.8
Rec TDs2.61.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points194.2183.6
   
  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Leonard Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
2018 Points 
Week 118.65.5
Week 224.6
Week 314.4
Week 423.93.5
Week 518.0
Week 633.0
Week 7
Week 8
Week 918.3
Week 1022.522.9
Week 1115.620.1
Week 1218.622.8
Week 13
Week 144.1
Week 156.4
Week 1611.413.1
Week 176.6
  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Leonard Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
2018 Targets 
Week 1133
Week 27
Week 34
Week 4101
Week 54
Week 64
Week 7
Week 8
Week 94
Week 1065
Week 1162
Week 1223
Week 13
Week 143
Week 154
Week 1635
Week 173
  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Leonard Fournette
RB - JAC
Leonard Fournette
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
DraftWize
I'm assuming a 4-game hold out hereLeonard Fournette is going to get a lot of opportunity in DeFilippo's scheme. "I'll know a little bit more after this week in terms of how many plays he gets winded and all those things in a game-like atmosphere," DeFilippo said of the third-year running back. "But I know Leonard's goals. Leonard's goal is to be the best back in this league, and unique star players play a lot of football. So, to me, he needs to play and so that's where we're at with that." Jaguars.com
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Fantasy PPG finishes at RB in half-PPR over past 3 seasons has been 3rd, 7th and 5th, respectively - the rub here is obviously a very real holdout threat that could wipe out half a season in '19 - if he signs before your draft, vault him into the top 5 RBs 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Prior to the holdout becoming a realistic possibility, Gordon was locked into the top 6 picks. At this point, however, he is falling out of even the second round in most cases and that may further plummet if the holdout extends into the preseason. He doesn't have much to lose by holding out but if the Chargers realize their window to win is closing, chances are that he'll be signed well before your fantasy draft.Fournette was inefficient last year but we can chalk that up to awful quarterback play and all the injuries on the offensive line. What it truly comes down to here is whether or not he can stay on the field. If he can, Fournette should lead the league in touches and would have no trouble reaching double-digit TDs on his way to a top 8 fantasy RB finish.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Gordon was 6th among fantasy running backs, despite playing in only 12 games in 2018. He should continue being a bell cow running back on a great offense, but his contract holdout is becoming concerning.Fournette was extremely frustrating, as he battled injuries, suspension, a bad attitude and inconsistent production. He's a RB3 that must prove that he can be a bell cow back in Jacksonville.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
You have to play to pay off in fantasy football and (gulp) Gordon is pretty overrated. He's still talented with a big role if he plays, but this isn't a risk worth taking in my eyes 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Very risky pick right now with the holdout. Obviously would be a huge steal if he returns, but you have to take him in one of the first three rounds.All about health for Fournette. He was the #4 overall pick, so the Jaguars are really trying to justify that pick. He will be fed early and often and will be well worth his ADP if he stays healthy, but assuming his health is likely a fool's errand.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
What makes MelGo so lethal is his rushing TD upside and usage in the passing game. Never included in discussion of best pass-catching backs, MelGo has been racking up receptions for years. Last season, Chargers RBs combined for a receiving line of - 138 targets, 104 receptions, 1,029 yards, 7 TDs. That is gold. The only concern here is the holdout. If he's starting for the Chargers on Week 1, many people will be lucky they grabbed him at a discount.Fournette's backups - Alfred Blue, Thomas Rawls, and Benny Cunningham - aren't putting fear in anyone's heart. Health is the only concern here, as Fournette will see the volume necessary to make him a high-end RB2 when healthy. He's currently a nice value pick.
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
There is more risk in drafting Gordon than there is with Elliot. Gordon is on the last year of his contract, and the Chargers have two viable running backs they can turn to in his absence. The urgency for the Chargers front office isn't as great to get a deal done like it is in Dallas with Ezekiel Elliot. There are plenty of RB-needy teams that have the current and future cap space available to make a trade if that's the direction the Chargers decide to take. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's not going to win the rushing title or anything and it's very unlikely that he finishes as a top-three fantasy running back, but he's about as safe as they come considering he's been a top-eight running back in each of the last three seasons. There were just four running backs who delivered RB2 or better performances in at least 90 percent of their games: Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Gordon. His holdout is starting to get a bit concerning, as we have no solution in sight, making him a risky second-round pick at this point.Everyone remembers what they saw last, which is why Fournette is dropping down draft boards. The last time fantasy owners saw him play, he totaled just 126 rushing yards and one touchdown over his last three games. What they don't know is that the Jaguars offensive line was missing 4-of-5 starters at the end of the year. Fournette is locked into 20 touches per week, which is extremely odd to find at the start of the third-round, which is where you can get him 90 percent of the time
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I do not believe Melvin Gordon will sit out the entire season. If he does, then he'll be right back in this same situation next year. He'll still be under contract with the Chargers, they will still have the leverage, and he'll just be one year older, with a lot less money. What we could see happen is Gordon hold out for half the season, and then return to finish the year. That would allow him to become a FA next summer and get a new contract. The latest reports suggest that the teams aren't close to making a deal, and I find it hard to believe a team would want to give up a lot in trading for him. If this situation hasn't been resolved by the time your draft rolls around, then I don't see how you could feel good about drafting him. He'll be a stud when he plays, but missing out on your first or second round pick for potentially half a season is a major blow. There are too many elite options available in the first two rounds to justify taking him that early while this situation is still unresolved.I've never been a fan of drafting Fournette. He's an extremely inefficient running back, and one day the Jaguars are going to realize that they're better without him. He's averaged 3.7 YPC over his career. Last season he generated a pathetic 0.99 yards created per carry, ranked 49th in breakaway percentage, 49th in elusiveness rating, 53rd in yards per carry after contact, and recorded just 9 carries of greater than 10 yards, and gained fewer than 3 yards on an incredible 51% of his carries. The Jaguars would win more games this season if they cut Leonard Fournette. The issue is that they won't. Then invested a high pick on him, so they're going to use him. And despite not being a good RB, he's going to produce for fantasy while he's on the field. Oh and that's another thing. He's missed 34% of his career games due to injuries and suspensions. He's suffered a knee bruise, multiple ankle strains, a quad bruise, and two pulled hamstrings. As you can probably tell, I don't like Fournette. So it pains me so much to say that you can actually draft him. There's absolutely no talent behind him, and the Jaguars organization has given me no reason to believe they will suddenly become competent. Fournette can be taken in the second round because of the volume he's set to receive, and the fact that no one will challenge him for touches
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
While Melvin Gordon's health gives us cause for concern, there's no doubting his talent and production when he's on the field. Gordon gives you a safe floor week in and week out with his presence in the receiving game and this offense should only be better with Hunter Henry coming back into the fold. While Gordon's not in the tier of the guys above, such as Barkley, Zeke, CMC and Kamara, he's a solid RB1 option to lead your fantasy team to victory in 2019.