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Melvin Gordon III

Melvin Gordon III

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 27College: WisconsinDrafted: #15 (1st Rd.)

Week 12 Outlook

Sun 4:05pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) RB #32
Projection 10.8 pts


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After what seemed like an eternity, the Broncos running backs had some success in Week 11, combining for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against the Dolphins, as they led throughout the game. Neither of them were targeted in the passing game, which could be a real problem this week. The Saints are one of just five teams who've allowed fewer than 3.50 yards per carry on the season. It's not just that, either, as they've allowed a rushing touchdown once every 63.7 carries, which is the least often. On the ground, they've allowed just 8.4 fantasy points per game to running backs, which is the lowest in the league, and it doesn't bode well for someone like Lindsay, who isn't involved in the passing game. It's not great through the air, either, as running backs have averaged just 4.50 yards per target against the Saints, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the NFL. So, the yardage is bad on the ground and through the air. What about the touchdowns? Nope, they've allowed a league-low five touchdowns to running backs this year. Of the fantasy production the Saints allow to skill-position players, running backs account for just 25.4 percent of it, which is the lowest mark in the league. That's led to them scoring just 17.4 PPR points per game against the Saints, which is the lowest number in the league. When you see the Saints have faced just 24.0 running back touches per game, and been so efficient against them (94.8 total yards per game), it's tough to say Gordon is anything more than a middling RB3 this week and not someone you should feel it necessary to play.

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Melvin Gordon III bottoms out with 31 yards in loss

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon III rushed 12 times for 31 yards in the Broncos' 31-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact

The Saints defense stacked the box against the shorthanded Broncos, which led to Gordon having very minimal rushing lanes all game. If there is any silver lining to his subpar performance, fellow RB mate Phillip Lindsay left the game with a knee injury. Assuming the Broncos will be near full strength next week, he'll have one less RB to compete with for carries. Gordon will be a low-end RB2/flex against Kansas City in Week 13.

Dan Titus - Nov 30, 2020
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #32RB #23RB #4236
Rest of Season RB #22RB #21RB #243
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Projections (Week 12)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week842018.4
Last 3 Weeks49.
Season to Date58.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 11vs. MIA842018.4
Week 10@ LV46004.6
Week 9@ ATL18012.7
Week 8vs. LAC26064.7
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. NO32nd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesKC, CAR, BUF9th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CAR, BUF, LAC9th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--19th easiest remaining opponents
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