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Experts' Pick
 
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Ryquell ArmsteadR. Armstead
RB - JAC
Ryquell Armstead
vs. MIA, Thu 8pm EDT
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 105-
Best Rank# 13# 89-
Worst Rank# 33# 97-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TB vs. MIA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs TBThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs MIA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att19.327.3
Rush Yds56.3133.7
Rush TD11.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total27.00.0-
Avg Game13.5-
Avg Projection11.90.4-
Week 214.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather46 F, Foggy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Ryquell ArmsteadR. Armstead
RB - JAC
Ryquell Armstead
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
Week 2 at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
at TEN
Week 3 vs. TB vs. MIA
Week 4 at NYJ at CIN
Week 5 at NE at HOU
Week 6 vs. MIA vs. DET
Week 7 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK at LAC
Week 9 at ATL vs. HOU
Week 10 at LV at GB
Week 11 vs. LAC vs. PIT
Week 12 vs. NO vs. CLE
Week 13 at KC at MIN
Week 14 at CAR vs. TEN
Week 15 vs. BUF at BAL
Week 16 at LAC vs. CHI
Week 17 vs. LV at IND
Player Projections Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Ryquell ArmsteadR. Armstead
RB - JAC
Ryquell Armstead
vs. MIA, Thu 8pm EDT
COV-IR
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts16.31.2
Rush Yards59.62.5
Rush TDs0.50.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.01.1
Rec Yards22.51.9
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.90.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Ryquell ArmsteadR. Armstead
RB - JAC
Ryquell Armstead
2020 Points 
Week 112.6
Week 214.4
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
Total27.00.0
Average13.5
Player Targets Comparison
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
Ryquell ArmsteadR. Armstead
RB - JAC
Ryquell Armstead
2020 Targets 
Week 13
Week 23
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
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Ryquell ArmsteadR. Armstead
RB - JAC
Ryquell Armstead
vs. MIA, Thu 8pm EDT
COV-IR
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Gordon has posted consecutive RB2 finishes, but unfortunately, he's got a tough task ahead of him against the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay ranks seventh in defensive efficiency against the run, and the team has only allowed 124 rushing yards to running backs so far this year. Gordon could still have a strong fantasy day if he gets involved in the passing game, so I'm not completely out on him. He's a high-risk, low-end RB2 option for me here. 
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. 
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. 
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.