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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) #79
Best / Worst #40 / #143
ADP #77

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89%
 
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82%
 
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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 'is clearly the RB1' in the Broncos offense in training camp

Melvin Gordon is clearly the RB1 in the Broncos offense, according to KOA NewsRadio's Benjamin Allbright. The insider went as far as to capitalize clearly.

Fantasy Impact

Allbright added that he believes his observation is being glossed over. Earlier in the offseason, there was hype surrounding Javonte Williams. The Broncos traded up in the second round to draft the rookie RB. But as Allbright reported before the draft, Melvin Gordon is "the feature back this year." At the time, the insider added that the Broncos could draft a back and they did. So, everything Allbright's reported thus far has come to fruition. With a depressed ADP, now is the time to buy the dip on Melvin Gordon. The veteran RB averaged 20.8 touches per game - 18.4 carries and 2.4 receptions on 3.6 targets - in five games without Phillip Lindsay last season as the feature back. For context, he averaged 15.7 fantasy points per game and that would've been good for RB11 - not factoring in injuries at the position.

Joshua Kellem - 5 days ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #28RB #17RB #48110
Dynasty ----
ADP
ConsensusESPNRTSportsFantraxFFC
Overall#77#114#77#72#72
Running Backs#29#33#30#31#33
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Projections
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Projections (2021)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
168.9743.95.521.8140.412.4144.1
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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T-1.Matthew BetzRB #24
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T-3.Scott PianowskiRB #38
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T-3.Mike MaherRB #24
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