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  Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
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RB - LAC
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  Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR vs. IND
Week 2 vs. NO at DET
Week 3 at CLE vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. TB at MIA
Week 5 at SEA vs. DEN
Week 6 vs. SF vs. PIT
Week 7 at ATL at TEN
Week 8 vs. CIN at CHI
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 10 at PIT at OAK
Week 11 vs. CHI vs. KC
Week 12 vs. BALBYE WEEK
Week 13 at ARI at DEN
Week 14 vs. SEA at JAC
Week 15 at DAL vs. MIN
Week 16 at SF vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. ARI at KC
  Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts218.4179.9
Rush Yards1,009.4812.7
Rush TDs9.97.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions46.342.8
Rec Yards423.9390.3
Rec TDs2.62.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points215.1178.2
   
  Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2018 Points 
Week 120.718.6
Week 229.324.6
Week 319.614.4
Week 421.623.9
Week 529.318.0
Week 634.533.0
Week 726.6
Week 827.5
Week 913.918.3
Week 1022.022.5
Week 119.415.6
Week 1218.6
Week 1328.5
Week 145.8
Week 1524.4
Week 1611.4
Week 176.6
  Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2018 Targets 
Week 1513
Week 237
Week 364
Week 4610
Week 554
Week 654
Week 75
Week 87
Week 974
Week 1046
Week 1136
Week 122
Week 135
Week 147
Week 1513
Week 163
Week 173
  Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
Melvin GordonM. Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
I never want to hear that my RB1 is managing his arthritic component in his knee and his usage in the postseason last year screamed that knee had some issues. He is still a RB1 in a great scheme, but I think the days of him being the best fantasy running back in the NFL are over, as the Rams will need to manage his touches for him to stay healthy.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
There are real questions surrounding Gurley as we enter the 2019 season. Not only did C.J. Anderson play over him during the playoffs, but the Rams also traded up to the start of the third-round to select Darrell Henderson, an explosive running back out of Memphis. The Rams also matched an offer sheet the Lions submitted to backup running back Malcolm Brown, meaning the Rams are more worried about Gurley than they're letting on. We all know Gurley comes with plenty of upside, but we also know you can't win your fantasy league in the first-round, but you can definitely help lose it.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 pick inside the top three rounds.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
No. 1 RB in '18 falls down the '19 draft list because of an arthritic knee that is expected to bring about a reduced-workload maintenance plan by the Rams - definition of a high risk/reward pickFantasy 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
Gurley slides in my rankings due to health, last year's slide and the arrival of talent at his position. H e just may end up being a massive steal in round two (or 3!), but the risk this early is quite clear.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
Gurley most certainly slowed down at the end of the year and comes with risk because of the unknown surrounding his knee. With that said, he was so exceptional each of the last two years that even with a 25% drop in production, he would still be an easy top 10 back. He still has more upside than any back including this year's big four so don't hesitate to snag him in the back end of the first round if you are feeling lucky.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
Gurley was having one of the more dominant running back seasons in recent memory before injuring his knee late in the year. His playoff performance only added to fantasy owners' concerns, and the Rams' drafting of Darrell Henderson cemented those worries. His knee issues are reportedly the result of some sort of arthritis, which is obviously concerning. But even with a decreased workload, Gurley's spot as the lead back in an explosive offense makes him a borderline RB1, albeit not one without risk.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
 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
Unfortunately, I will not have any shares of Todd Gurley this season. It's not that he can't have a good year, it's just that it's not worth the risk. With Darrell Henderson drafted to fill the Alvin Kamara role, his upside is capped. We know he's never again going to see the same sort of volume he has over the past few seasons, so even being in this prolific offense might not be able to save him. There is absolutely a chance that Gurley pays off his ADP and carries your team to the championship. However, it's unlikely, and just not worth the gamble. Unless he falls to the third round I can't justify drafting 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
 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.