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Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EST
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Oct 30th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 19# 70-
Best Rank# 11# 35-
Worst Rank# 27# 99-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAC vs. PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs LACThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PIT-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att16.713.6
Rush Yds75.345.9
Rush TD0.40.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total64.637.0-
Avg Game12.96.2-
Avg Projection10.83.7-
Week 710.0-
    
Misc 
    
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Expert Ranks 
Melvin Gordon IIIMark Ingram IIAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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#23-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
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Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
2 h
#19#70-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 h
#19#42-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 h
#20-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
5 h
#11#58-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
5 h
#22#68-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
5 h
#19#67-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
5 h
#18#76-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
5 h
#17#70-
    
5 h
#18#71-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
5 h
#16-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
5 h
#18-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5 h
#26#37-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
5 h
#19-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
5 h
#11#70-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
5 h
#20#70-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
5 h
#17-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
5 h
#18#78-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
5 h
#17#69-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
5 h
#20#57-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
5 h
#17#66-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
5 h
#20#63-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
5 h
#22#54-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
5 h
#20#69-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
5 h
#20#58-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
5 h
#23#76-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
5 h
#20#66-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
5 h
#23#67-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
5 h
#19#67-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
5 h
#17#70-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
5 h
#18#68-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
5 h
#20-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
5 h
#16-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
5 h
#19#68-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
5 h
#18#47-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
5 h
#18#58-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
5 h
#13-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
5 h
#18#69-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
5 h
#12#53-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
5 h
#18#70-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
5 h
#20#76-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
5 h
#17-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
5 h
#22#54-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
5 h
#25-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
5 h
#14#57-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
5 h
#20#64-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
5 h
#20#65-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
5 h
#23#56-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
5 h
#20-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
5 h
#17#99-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
5 h
#24-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
5 h
#17#69-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
5 h
#19#39-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
5 h
#15-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
5 h
#10-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
5 h
#27-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 h
#17#69-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
5 h
#16#56-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
6 h
#19#69-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
6 h
#20#68-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#20#69-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#20#64-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
6 h
#20#71-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
6 h
#21#65-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
6 h
#18#54-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
6 h
#16#69-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6 h
#20-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
6 h
#18#68-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#16#53-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
6 h
#19#53-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
6 h
#13-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
6 h
#19#69-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
6 h
#18#49-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
6 h
#23#67-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#20#76-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
6 h
#20#67-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
6 h
#20#54-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
6 h
#18#70-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
7 h
#18#71-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
7 h
#20#67-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
7 h
#20#69-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
7 h
#18#70-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
7 h
#20#65-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
7 h
#16#67-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#19#72-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
7 h
#18#51-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
7 h
#20-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
7 h
#17#70-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
8 h
#20#57-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
8 h
#20#58-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
8 h
#17#48-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
8 h
#20#57-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
8 h
#17#70-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
8 h
#17#70-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
8 h
#17#62-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
8 h
#17#59-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
8 h
#20#70-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
8 h
#24#30-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
9 h
#9#46-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#20#67-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
9 h
#17-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
9 h
#20#70-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
9 h
#20#59-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#17#36-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
9 h
#11-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
9 h
#17#63-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
9 h
#18-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
9 h
#20#66-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
9 h
#21#69-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
10 h
#20#68-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
10 h
#17#69-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
10 h
#25#52-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
10 h
#16#57-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
11 h
#16#52-
    
11 h
#20#68-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
11 h
#26#55-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
11 h
#20#68-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
11 h
#19#52-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
11 h
#18#67-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
11 h
#9-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
11 h
#20#67-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#24#56-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#13-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
12 h
#20-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
13 h
#17-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
13 h
#12-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
13 h
#17-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
13 h
#5-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
14 h
#18#94-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
14 h
#13#35-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
14 h
#25#54-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
16 h
#27#93-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
17 h
#18-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
18 h
#16#34-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
18 h
#20#67-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
21 h
#18#39-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
22 h
#20#68-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
24 h
#13#37-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 d
#23-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
1 d
#12#39-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#16-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#24#81-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#18#69-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#17#67-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#15-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 d
#19#67-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#19#67-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
10 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
at HOU
9 rush, 55 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TB
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
7 rush, 30 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at NYJ
23 rush, 107 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at WAS
8 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. CIN
11 rush, 57 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NE
at PHI
5 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. KC
17 rush, 68 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. LAC vs. PIT
Week 9 at ATL at IND
Week 10 at LV at NE
Week 11 vs. MIA vs. TEN
Week 12 vs. NO at PIT
Week 13 at KC vs. DAL
Week 14 at CAR at CLE
Week 15 vs. BUF vs. JAC
Week 16 at LAC vs. NYG
Week 17 vs. LV at CIN
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EST
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.44.9
Rush Yards57.222.6
Rush TDs0.50.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.51.1
Rec Yards18.87.2
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.83.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 112.62.9
Week 214.413.7
Week 33.83.0
Week 423.89.7
Week 55.7
Week 62.0
Week 710.0
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total64.637.0
Average12.96.2
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 130
Week 233
Week 361
Week 431
Week 50
Week 60
Week 74
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EST
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Gordon should receive the majority of the touches in this game if Lindsay is not able to suit up. Due to the volume, Gordon should be viewed as a mid-range RB2. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Revenge game! Gordon and the Chargers obviously have a history and it wasn't a pretty one on his exit. He might have the backfield to himself, as Lindsay suffered a concussion in Week 7 and is going through the protocol. It is worth noting that Lindsay got the start last week versus the Chiefs, so if he plays, we have to dial back expectations for Gordon. We watched James Robinson play well against the Chargers last week, but as a defense, they've allowed just 57.5 fantasy points on the ground to running backs, which is the second-lowest number in the league behind only the Ravens. Fortunately, Gordon is involved in the passing game and ranks 21st among all running backs in routes despite having his bye and missing another week. The Chargers have allowed 87.9 PPR points through the air to running backs, which is the seventh-highest number in the league. There have been six running backs who've caught at least four passes, including four who've caught six or more. Gordon would love to stick it to his old team, and if Lindsay is out, it would give him a lot of opportunity to do just that. Gordon should be treated as a rock-solid RB2 if Lindsay were held out, but would move down into high-end RB3 territory if Lindsay plays. Lindsay himself would be a low-end RB3 if he played because despite him starting over Gordon, he's been non-existent in the passing game, which has been necessary for fantasy points against the Chargers. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chargers are 13th against fantasy running backs, Gordon is a low-upside RB2 against his former team.