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RB - NYJ
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RB - LAC
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  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BUF vs. IND
Week 2 vs. CLE at DET
Week 3 at NE vs. HOU
Week 4BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 5 at PHI vs. DEN
Week 6 vs. DAL vs. PIT
Week 7 vs. NE at TEN
Week 8 at JAC at CHI
Week 9 at MIA vs. GB
Week 10 vs. NYG at OAK
Week 11 at WAS vs. KC
Week 12 vs. OAKBYE WEEK
Week 13 at CIN at DEN
Week 14 vs. MIA at JAC
Week 15 at BAL vs. MIN
Week 16 vs. PIT vs. OAK
Week 17 at BUF at KC
  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts257.1179.9
Rush Yards1,106.4812.7
Rush TDs7.67.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions64.042.8
Rec Yards514.9390.3
Rec TDs2.62.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points220.1178.2
   
  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2018 Points 
Week 118.6
Week 224.6
Week 314.4
Week 423.9
Week 518.0
Week 633.0
Week 7
Week 8
Week 918.3
Week 1022.5
Week 1115.6
Week 1218.6
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 1611.4
Week 176.6
  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2018 Targets 
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Week 27
Week 34
Week 410
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Week 7
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Week 94
Week 106
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Week 122
Week 13
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Week 163
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  Le'Veon BellL. Bell
RB - NYJ
Le'Veon Bell
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
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Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Bell should see a ton of carries, but he no longer has Big Ben, Antonio Brown or one of the best offensive lines in the NFL to help his fantasy value. He is a high-end RB2 that is going to see a lot of touches, but not the efficiency he has had in past years.Gordon was 6th among fantasy running backs, despite playing in only 12 games in 2018. He may miss that many games again with a contract dispute and the Chargers have allowed him to seek a trade. This situation looks like it could spill deep into the regular season.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's back, but this time it's probably going to be a lot less exciting. He'll be playing behind a much lesser offensive line, with a much lesser quarterback, in a much worse offense. He's going to get plenty of touches, but we can say that about a lot of running backs. The question is - what's his upside in a low-scoring offense? Adam Gase's offenses have been lacking in both overall plays and overall scoring. Did you know that Dolphins running backs scored 10 rushing touchdowns over the last two years... combined? Bell is a relatively safe pick due to the touches he'll get, but he lacks the upside you want out of a high first-round pickHe'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 pick inside the top three rounds.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
The Jets, by most metrics and observational analysis, were among worst run blocking O-lines in '18, so Bell will be facing a headwind that he rarely endured in PIT - but sheer volume, elite, versatile talent should help him return Rd 1 valueFantasy 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 (highly unlikely), vault him into the top 5 RBs
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bell has been a stud throughout his career, so why would he stop now? I actually like him plenty this year, but an entire year off and playing in a new system behind an inferior o-line...those could be problems.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. Of course, the value is worth it if he sliiiiiides.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 I continue to move him down. Starting to get worried he could sit out half the season. But of course a total guess at this point.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Bell was as great of a fantasy asset as we've seen the prior five years before his holdout last season. With that said, he is moving from one of the best offensive lines and running schemes to the absolute worst of both. He will still see 300+ touches, of course, but without the Steelers offensive line, fantasy owners will likely be shocked at how inefficient Bell will be.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. Even if he doesn't sign before your fantasy draft, you can't let him fall past your third round pick because there is just too much upside.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Despite sitting out a year and moving to a new team, Bell should once again be an RB-1 for fantasy purposes. Yes, there are plenty of red flags. Adam Gase's teams are notorious for running few plays, the Jets have offensive line issues, and the Dolphins never let their most talented running back, Kenyan Drake, have enough work. But Bell's certain involvement in the passing game gives him an incredibly high floor, and he should most likely give you quality fantasy production week-in and week-out. Don't expect him to put up the numbers that he did with the Steelers. But he won't have to in order to earn his draft price.There are little concerns about Gordon's ability when he's on the field, but his holdout currently shows no signs of ending. The Chargers continue to maintain that they are not going to budge from their current offer, and Gordon insists he won't take it. Gordon could conceivably hold out until Week 10, the point at which he will need to report or lose a year of service time. With the questions surrounding him, and after fantasy owners were burned by Le'Veon Bell's holdout last year, his draft price needs to fall to closer to that of an RB3 for now.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 I'm assuming a 4-game hold out here
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
This is Bell's backfield and will be fed early and often. Gase also likes to move RBs to the outside now and then, which plays right into Bell's strengths.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.
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.
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.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Bell sat out the entire 2018 season, then changed teams. That adds a bit more risk than we are used to with Le'Veon. The once consensus top 5 pick now comes with a second round ADP. I preach avoiding risk in the early rounds of the draft, which makes me hesitant in drafting Bell. Not only has he been away from football for a year, but he leaves a top 5 offense to join a team that ranked 23 in points per game and 26th in plays per game. While I do expect this offense to take a step forward this season, it's still a downgrade for fantasy. His 2nd round ADP comes with massive upside...but there are also a lot of unknowns. My current projection has his value as a late second round pick, which is probably where I'd feel comfortable taking him.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.
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
Bell now switches to the AFC East with the New York Jets and new Head Coach, Adam Gase. Gase has a tendency to run a RBBC, but has admittedly never had a talent like Bell before. This situation is murky and has me concerned. We may look back at Bell's numbers next offseason and say he performed well, but it didn't necessarily lead to consistent production week in and week out. Bell's risk is built into his ADP though and I would feel comfortable with him as my team's RB2.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.