Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 26College: WisconsinDrafted: #15 (1st Rd.)

Week 8 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #20
Projection 9.9 pts


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This backfield has been a disaster since Gordon returned. The two have combined for just 109 yards on 49 carries (2.2 yards per carry) and have yet to find the end zone on the ground. Their value has all come through the air, as they've combined for a ridiculous 34 receptions for 252 yards and two touchdowns in three games. They are getting their starting left tackle back, which should help, as should the matchup against the Bears, who've seemingly hit rock-bottom. Over their last two weeks without defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, they've allowed the Raiders and Saints (without Alvin Kamara) to rack up 277 yards and five touchdowns on 63 carries (4.40 yards per carry). To give you how drastic that change has been, the Bears had allowed five rushing touchdowns over their previous 20 games. This is not the same defense that opponents once feared. It also doesn't hurt that they've allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game (13.3/game) through the air to running backs, and that's despite not allowing a receiving touchdown to them. You should keep Gordon in your lineup as a solid RB2 with touchdown upside knowing he's received 73.5 percent of the team's carries since his return.

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Melvin Gordon fumbles away game for Chargers

Melvin Gordon rushed 16 times for 32 yards and had two receptions for a loss of three yards and one touchdown in the Chargers' 23-20 loss to the Titans Sunday. He was targeted three times and lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact

Gordon was held in check by a tough Tennessee run defense Sunday. His day was made by a short receiving touchdown, but he fumbled on the goal line with just seconds left to lose the game for Los Angeles. Owners need to be patient as he works his way back to RB1 level.

Justin Mackey - Oct 20, 2019
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 8RB #20RB #8RB #2616
Rest of Season RB #19RB #15RB #225
Dynasty RB #8RB #5RB #2211
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week32026.9
Last 3 Weeks27035.2
Season to Date27035.2
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 7@ TEN32026.9
Week 6vs. PIT18034.8
Week 5vs. DEN31043.8
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ CHI10th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesGB, OAK, KC6th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)JAC, MIN, OAK21st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--11th easiest remaining opponents