Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Melvin Gordon or Jay Ajayi

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  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Jay Ajayi
RB - PHI
Jay Ajayi
vs. DAL, Sun 1pm EST
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 48-
Best Rank# 1# 28-
Worst Rank# 33# 61-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DEN at WAS-
Matchup Rank125-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att26.829.4
Rush Yds89.4133.8
Rush TD0.60.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total209.6188.3-
Avg Game16.112.6-
Avg Projection13.14.2-
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  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Jay Ajayi
RB - PHI
Jay Ajayi
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
18 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 25 yds, 1 td
at WAS
Week 2 vs. MIA
9 rush, 13 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
at KC
28 rush, 122 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. KC
17 rush, 79 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
11 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. PHI
10 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
at LAC
12 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYG
20 rush, 105 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 58 yds, 2 td
vs. ARI
25 rush, 77 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at OAK
25 rush, 83 yds, 1 td
12 tar, 9 rec, 67 yds, 1 td
at CAR
26 rush, 130 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. DEN
18 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
23 rush, 51 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at NE
14 rush, 132 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
13 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. DEN
8 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
Week 10 at JAC
16 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 5 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. BUF
20 rush, 80 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at DAL
7 rush, 91 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DAL
21 rush, 65 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
5 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. CLE
19 rush, 77 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
at SEA
9 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. WAS
22 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
at LAR
15 rush, 78 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at KC
19 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 91 yds, 0 td
at NYG
12 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 16 at NYJ
19 rush, 81 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
14 rush, 52 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 21 yds, 1 td
Week 17 vs. OAK vs. DAL
  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Jay Ajayi
RB - PHI
Jay Ajayi
vs. DAL, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts16.47.1
Rush Yards64.130.3
Rush TDs0.60.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.10.7
Rec Yards24.75.8
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.14.2
   
  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Jay Ajayi
RB - PHI
Jay Ajayi
2016 Points 
Week 117.7
Week 218.02.5
Week 313.88.8
Week 417.94.6
Week 512.710.2
Week 69.432.7
Week 730.127.6
Week 815.5
Week 932.119.0
Week 1013.28.0
Week 118.4
Week 128.911.6
Week 1319.88.7
Week 140.56.3
Week 155.1
Week 1626.9
Week 177.9
  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Jay Ajayi
RB - PHI
Jay Ajayi
2017 Targets 
Week 16
Week 282
Week 323
Week 431
Week 583
Week 6123
Week 744
Week 824
Week 90
Week 108
Week 1121
Week 1232
Week 1344
Week 1432
Week 1582
Week 1633
Week 177
  Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Jay Ajayi
RB - PHI
Jay Ajayi
vs. DAL, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
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. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Ajayi's role has continued to grow, and he gained 73 total yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Raiders. With the No. 1 seed locked up, it's likely that the Eagles will rest some of their starters next weekend against the Cowboys. Ajayi will probably see a few snaps, but it's unlikely that they will be meaningful. Wait for word from Philadelphia this week, but don't plan on starting Ajayi if you play through Week 17.