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Joshua Kelley

Joshua Kelley

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 219 lbsAge: 22College: UCLA

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 14th
Draft Rank (ECR) #210
Best / Worst #83 / #333
ADP #240



We figured the Chargers might add a running back to replace Melvin Gordon, and it appears Kelley is that guy, though some are torn on whether it's him or Justin Jackson to get the bigger workload. Knowing they invested a fourth-round pick on Kelley, it seems likely that he'll get the first crack at the job. Realistically, it could be a three-headed backfield between them. This won't be the same offense it was with Philip Rivers and we're likely to lose some overall potential from a fantasy perspective. But for now, we should assume that Kelley is the handcuff to Ekeler, even though they're completely different players.

Joshua Kelley was a player that I came away impressed with after watching his tape. After seeing his landing spot, I may be doing my best to scoop up Kelley everywhere I can in Dynasty rookie drafts. He's a back who's not afraid to embrace contact and he moves very well in between the tackles. He's the perfect compliment to Austin Ekeler and should immediately assume the Melvin Gordon role from previous seasons. While I don't believe Kelley will instantly produce the same way that Gordon did, he's going to see enough work to be fantasy relevant each week.

Lots of high opinions of #UCLA RB Joshua Kelley out there. Former walk-on who worked his way up and experienced lots of success. He was also a standout performer from the Senior Bowl.

Kelley will compete with Justin Jackson for the complimentary role next to Austin Ekler.

Could be a pleasant surprise quickly. Appears ticketed to assume old Melvin Gordon role

4.6 chargers - rb12

He isn't elusive or fast but still plays the position pretty well. A 1 cut kinda guy that tries to find the hole and goes. Choppy feet, not a bad thing? Pretty good hands, looked faster, showed more power, in 2019.

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