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Melvin Gordon III

Melvin Gordon III

RB - DEN

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 28College: WisconsinDrafted: #15 (1st Rd.)

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 8th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #64
Best / Worst #42 / #121
ADP #57

Roster %

 
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94%
 
ESPN
84%
 
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Fantasy managers were feeling pretty good about Melvin Gordon heading into 2021 after Phillip Lindsay's departure, but that all came quickly crashing back down with the drafting of Javonte Williams. This season, it's likely that Gordon is still the lead back, but Williams is certainly going to see some work. This situation could end up being very similar to Baltimore's from last year with Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins, which doesn't exactly bode well for Gordon's season-long outlook. In my opinion, drafting Gordon as anything more than a low-end RB2 is a recipe for disaster. My Very Early Projection: 200-960-6 rushing & 27-174-1 receiving.

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Melvin Gordon 'the feature back this year,' but Broncos could draft back

KOA NewsRadio's Benjamin Allbright appeared on The Underdog Football Show With Josh Norris Monday, saying "I think [Melvin Gordon] is a one-year player for the Broncos. At his cost, I think he's the feature back this year - If you look at Pat Shurmur offenses, he prefers that bell-cow - but I do think they are seriously looking in the draft at running backs as well."

Fantasy Impact

Allbright added, "They were pleased with Melvin in the back half of the season. They just didn't really care about that first half of the season with the fumbles and [the DUI]." Allbright is asked about Gordon at the 39:50 mark of the podcast. He confirmed Gordon's DUI case was adjudicated, though. The back totaled 215 carries for 986 rushing yards and nine touchdowns last season. He totaled 32 receptions on 44 targets for 158 receiving yards and a touchdown, as well.

Joshua Kellem - 7 weeks ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #24RB #19RB #4181
Dynasty RB #32RB #24RB #3822
ADP
ConsensusFFCFantraxCBS
Overall#57#48#53#66
Running Backs#24#24#26#25
ECR vs ADP
Projections
(2021)
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Projections (2021)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
210.5921.56.831.2192.51.13152.4
History
Statistics
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week931417
Last 3 Weeks77.712.715
Season to Date65.70.62.111.1
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. LV931417
Week 16@ LAC79007.9
Week 15vs. BUF612420.1
Week 14@ CAR68039.1
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
OppSummary
Next Game@ NYG12th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesJAC, NYJ, BAL13th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DET, CIN, LV1st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--4th easiest remaining opponents
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Most Accurate Experts
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