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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
86%
Recommended by
103 of 120 experts
14%
Recommended by
17 of 120 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 37# 44-
Best Rank# 27# 26-
Worst Rank# 55# 57-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TB vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs TBThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs CAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total27.013.3-
Avg Game13.56.7-
Week 214.49.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather75 F, Clear throughout the day.78 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at CIN
8 tar, 4 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
vs. KC
Week 3 vs. TB vs. CAR
Week 4 at NYJ at TB
Week 5 at NE at NO
Week 6 vs. MIA vs. NYJ
Week 7 vs. KC at MIA
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 9 at ATL vs. LV
Week 10 at LVBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. LAC at DEN
Week 12 vs. NO at BUF
Week 13 at KC vs. NE
Week 14 at CAR vs. ATL
Week 15 vs. BUF at LV
Week 16 at LAC vs. DEN
Week 17 vs. LV at KC
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2020 Points 
Week 112.63.7
Week 214.49.6
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total27.013.3
Average13.56.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2020 Targets 
Week 138
Week 2310
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
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Week 10
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Notes for Player Combination
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Keenan AllenK. Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Considering the matchups he had over the first two weeks, Gordon has played well and currently sits as the RB12 in PPR formats. With Phillip Lindsay out for a few weeks, he should continue to get the 18-21 touches he has over the first two games. Unfortunately, he has a meeting with the Bucs on deck. The stats will tell you that they've allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs on the year, but that doesn't even begin to tell the whole story. Since Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles took over in Tampa, they've allowed just 1,027 yards on 347 carries. I'll save you the math - that's 2.96 yards per carry, easily the lowest mark in the NFL. They have, however, allowed the most fantasy points through the air to running backs in 2020, as the Saints and Panthers backfields have turned in 40.8 PPR points through the air alone. Rewind that for a minute and think... that's Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey. Meanwhile Gordon has seen three targets in each of his two games, so he's not on that level. Still, he's a three-down back who's getting 80 percent of the touches, so even in a tough matchup, he should be considered a low-end RB2/high-end RB3. It certainly doesn't help that oddsmakers have set the Broncos team total to just 18.8 points.How happy was Allen to see Justin Herbert under center? He was targeted 10 times by the rookie, connecting on seven of them for 96 yards, while the rest of the receivers combined for just six targets. There was an episode of Hard Knocks this preseason where I watched Herbert go over to Allen and said something to the effect of, "I'm just here to get the ball to you, man. Consider me your assistant," or something like to that effect. It's clear he's a fan of Allen's game. The Panthers have Corn Elder covering the slot, a third-year cornerback who's seen just 10 career targets in his coverage. On those targets, he's allowed seven catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns. When the Chargers aren't running the ball all over the Panthers, they should be targeting Allen over the middle of the field. Knowing Allen saw a 30.3 percent target share in Herbert's first start, you should feel confident starting him as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 with a solid floor.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Gordon's got this backfield locked up with Phillip Lindsay still out, but this is an extremely tough matchup for the veteran RB. The Buccaneers are a stout defense and Gordon is going to have to find the end zone in this one in order to return RB2 value. With a backup QB stepping in against a tough defense, this offense is most likely going to struggle to put points up on the board, which limits Gordon's ceiling. He lands just inside the RB2 cutoff in my weekly rankings.Allen bounced back in a big way last week and put together a solid performance with Herbert behind center. He saw 10 targets and was able to reel in 7 of them for 96 yards. While this is a fantastic matchup on paper for Allen, the Chargers may not need to throw much to win this game. That limits Allen's ceiling, but he's still a fine low-end WR2 option.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bucs are 28th against fantasy running backs on the season. Gordon will have a hard time without Drew Lock and Courtland Sutton to take pressure off the line of scrimmage, but he should see enough touches to warrant RB2 status.The Panthers are 8th against fantasy wide receivers, Allen is a WR3 this week at home against a Panthers D that has played receivers tough, but has been terrible in almost all other respects.