Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Melvin Gordon or Devonta Freeman

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Experts' Pick
 
  Devonta Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 15-
Best Rank# 2# 1-
Worst Rank# 23# 33-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CHI at DEN-
Matchup Rank2312-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2726.8
Rush Yds108.189.4
Rush TD0.60.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total230.1209.6-
Avg Game14.416.1-
Avg Projection12.013.1-
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  Devonta Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CHI
12 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
at DEN
18 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 25 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. GB
19 rush, 84 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
9 rush, 13 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at DET
21 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
17 rush, 79 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. BUF
18 rush, 58 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
10 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK at NYG
20 rush, 105 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 58 yds, 2 td
Week 6 vs. MIA
9 rush, 68 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at OAK
25 rush, 83 yds, 1 td
12 tar, 9 rec, 67 yds, 1 td
Week 7 at NE
12 rush, 72 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
18 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at NYJ
12 rush, 41 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
at NE
14 rush, 132 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at CAR
11 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. DAL
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at JAC
16 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 5 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at SEA
vs. BUF
20 rush, 80 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. TB
at DAL
21 rush, 65 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. MIN
12 rush, 74 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
19 rush, 77 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. NO
24 rush, 91 yds, 1 td
vs. WAS
22 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at TB
22 rush, 126 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 68 yds, 0 td
at KC
19 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
Week 16 at NO
11 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
19 rush, 81 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. CAR vs. OAK
  Devonta Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.816.4
Rush Yards64.464.1
Rush TDs0.50.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.63.1
Rec Yards22.724.7
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.013.1
   
  Devonta Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2016 Points 
Week 14.017.7
Week 29.318.0
Week 326.713.8
Week 412.417.9
Week 518.312.7
Week 65.09.4
Week 710.030.1
Week 817.815.5
Week 910.532.1
Week 108.113.2
Week 11
Week 1219.78.9
Week 1322.519.8
Week 141.80.5
Week 1531.5
Week 168.8
Week 1723.7
  Devonta Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2017 Targets 
Week 126
Week 228
Week 332
Week 423
Week 58
Week 6412
Week 734
Week 832
Week 95
Week 1008
Week 112
Week 123
Week 1324
Week 1403
Week 1578
Week 1633
Week 17117
  Devonta Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 Gordon may not play so be sure to monitor his injury status. If he does go, he is a sure-fire start, as the Chargers must win for a chance at the playoffs, and even a banged up Melvin Gordon is sure to make use of another 20+ touches.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Freeman had only 64 yards from scrimmage the last time these teams played, but at home, he should be a RB1. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Freeman really disappointed against the Saints, gaining just 56 total yards and losing a fumble, at the goal-line no less! Tevin Coleman's return left Freeman's touches lacking, and his poor performance certainly cost his fantasy owners. If you play through Week 17, you couldn't ask for a much worse matchup for Freeman than the Panthers, which allow the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. His success on the year keeps him as a start, but not as a particularly enticing one.