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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Michael GallupM. Gallup
WR - DAL
Michael Gallup
at SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Recommended by
101 of 113 experts
11%
Recommended by
12 of 113 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 36# 47-
Best Rank# 27# 28-
Worst Rank# 56# 78-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TB at SEA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs TBThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs SEA-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total27.010.8-
Avg Game13.55.4-
Week 214.45.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather74 F, Clear throughout the day.68 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
Expert Ranks 
Melvin Gordon IIIMichael GallupAdd Player
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 m
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Packer Report
12 m
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
15 m
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
17 m
#33#35-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
18 m
#33#49-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
21 m
#30#49-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
51 m
#30#49-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
59 m
#41#46-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
59 m
#31#55-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
59 m
#31#74-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 h
#41#50-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#48#47-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
1 h
#21#58-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 h
#33#57-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 h
#41#45-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#31#28-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
2 h
#41#58-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 h
#33#49-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 h
#33#74-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
2 h
#33#45-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 h
#48#49-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 h
#30#46-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 h
#33#45-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
3 h
#59#46-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 h
#33#45-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
3 h
#30#43-
    
3 h
#41#77-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
3 h
#30#55-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
3 h
#31#50-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 h
#48#50-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 h
#16#55-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 h
#41#45-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
5 h
#41#47-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
5 h
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
5 h
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
5 h
#56#45-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
5 h
#41#45-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
5 h
#41#50-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
6 h
#48#49-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
10 h
#36#46-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
10 h
#18#52-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
11 h
#22#65-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
13 h
#36#50-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
14 h
#36#46-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
14 h
#41#49-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
14 h
#30#57-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#31#46-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
15 h
#22#52-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
15 h
#14#51-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
15 h
#30#47-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
15 h
#53#68-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
15 h
#27#54-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
16 h
#43#78-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
16 h
#36#49-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
16 h
#13#46-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
16 h
#22#59-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
17 h
#30#47-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
17 h
#58#45-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
17 h
#34#73-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
17 h
#43#46-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
17 h
#41#76-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
17 h
#55#46-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
18 h
#36#37-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
18 h
#43#47-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
18 h
#36#50-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
18 h
#25#55-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
18 h
#43#50-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
18 h
#36#50-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
19 h
#36#61-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
20 h
#27#54-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
20 h
#18#49-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
20 h
#18#39-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
20 h
#36#47-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
20 h
#27#39-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
21 h
#56#47-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
21 h
#30#46-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
21 h
#30#46-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
21 h
#55#49-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
21 h
#30#52-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
22 h
#36#49-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
22 h
#27#47-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#18#41-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
24 h
#56#54-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#30#49-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#36#49-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#36#46-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#30#53-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#36#46-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#29#45-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#31#50-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#31#48-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#22#53-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#36#48-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#31#47-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#21#50-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#31#48-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#31#49-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#31#48-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#31#49-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#27#48-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#36#48-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#31#49-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#31#48-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#57#50-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#31#49-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#42#49-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#31#49-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#36#50-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#31#48-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
2 d
#36#47-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 d
#44#37-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#52#56-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#56#34-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Michael GallupM. Gallup
WR - DAL
Michael Gallup
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at LAR
5 tar, 3 rec, 50 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
vs. ATL
Week 3 vs. TB at SEA
Week 4 at NYJ vs. CLE
Week 5 at NE vs. NYG
Week 6 vs. MIA vs. ARI
Week 7 vs. KC at WAS
Week 8BYE WEEK at PHI
Week 9 at ATL vs. PIT
Week 10 at LVBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. LAC at MIN
Week 12 vs. NO vs. WAS
Week 13 at KC at BAL
Week 14 at CAR at CIN
Week 15 vs. BUF vs. SF
Week 16 at LAC vs. PHI
Week 17 vs. LV at NYG
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Michael GallupM. Gallup
WR - DAL
Michael Gallup
2020 Points 
Week 112.65.0
Week 214.45.8
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
Total27.010.8
Average13.55.4
Player Targets Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Michael GallupM. Gallup
WR - DAL
Michael Gallup
2020 Targets 
Week 135
Week 235
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
Notes for Player Combination
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Michael GallupM. Gallup
WR - DAL
Michael Gallup
at SEA, 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.The kneejerk reaction to the Cowboys drafting Lamb was that Gallup would take a big hit. We all got past that and said it was realistic to see Lamb in the Randall Cobb role, with maybe a slight portion of the tight end targets that had vacated. Unfortunately, the initial reaction may have been correct. Gallup has 10 targets through two games while Lamb has 15 of them. There was just one stretch of two games where Gallup had 10 targets last year, so we're officially worried. He's typically at LWR, which means he'll see the most of Quinton Dunbar, the Seahawks big acquisition at cornerback. The Seahawks as a whole have struggled to stop wide receivers, but Dunbar has been at least competent. If the last two years are a sign of anything, he's the most talented cornerback on the team. Again, this team has allowed 67.5 PPR points per game to wide receivers, so there's production to be had, but Gallup is at the stage where he almost needs to prove it before he can be trusted as a top-30 wide receiver. He's just a borderline WR3/4 option despite the plus matchup, though the bright side is that the Seahawks have allowed six top-36 wide receivers through two games.
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.Gallup hasn't exactly hit the way that many fantasy managers were hoping for so far this year, but he's still involved in one of the league's most dynamic offenses. Gallup can be viewed as a WR3 moving forward that always has upside to find the end zone or reel in a big catch deep downfield.
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.This is my last week trusting Gallup as a WR3 based on matchup. Gallup has only 10 targets, 5 receptions, 108 yards, and no touchdowns in two games this year. The Seahawks are 32nd against fantasy wide receivers, so I'll give him the nod in this matchup. That said, Gallup needs to show the Cowboys offense can support 3 elite fantasy receivers this week.