• Melvin Gordon

  • RB
  • , Denver Broncos
  • 27
  • 215 lbs
  • 6' 1"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Apparently the Broncos aren't happy with Royce Freeman and want to instead utilize Gordon in tandem with Phillip Lindsay. Freeman saw 175 touches last year and I'd expect Gordon to surpass that number if he plays a full season. As a result, Lindsay is unlikely to approach the 259 touches that he saw last season. Gordon looks like he'll be a fantasy RB2 with Lindsay more of a fantasy RB3 in a reduced role.

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Scouting report

by Scot Berggren

DEN RB Melvin Gordon - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
After sitting out the first four games of ’19 due to a contract dispute, Melvin Gordon is coming off a career-low in carries and yards, but he should be fresher and hungrier to produce with his new team. While splitting time with Austin Ekeler last year, Gordon turned 204 touches into over 900 yards and nine total TDs. He’s a great short yardage back with his leaping ability and has good hands, averaging 45 receptions per season. Gordon has scored 47 times over his career, all of them in the past four seasons after registering a goose egg during his rookie campaign. Having signed a new two-year contract with the Broncos, he’s projected to be the team’s top RB in Week 1.

Fantasy Downside
Fellow RB Phillip Lindsay is young and has amassed 1,000 yards on the ground in both of his professional seasons. While Gordon should be the starter, look for a split backfield, with each receiving around 15 touches per contest. Gordon has only held up for a 16-game season once in his five-years as a pro, the which was the only time he’s eclipsed 1,000 yards on the ground.

Bottom Line
If Gordon receives around 200 rushing attempts this season, he’ll likely be out of the top-15 RBs unless he’s able to find the end zone with consistency. With a shortened offseason, the Broncos have two proven RBs and will look to keep both fresh for the stretch run. Gordon is a dual threat back that is able to pound the rock inside and outside the tackles, with adequate receiving hands. Heading into the regular season he is just inside the top-20 for fantasy RBs.

2020 Strength of Schedule - DEN

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
21
TEN
5
@PIT
1
TB
11
@NYJ
4
@NE
26
MIA
25
KC
BYE9
@ATL
20
@LV
19
LAC
3
NO
25
@KC
32
@CAR
17
BUF
19
@LAC
20
LV

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1IND--------------
2@DET--------------
3HOU--------------
4@MIA--------------
5DEN1231002.5847061.753.87.832/7045.7%
6PIT818002.253300410.004.87.837/6259.7%
7@TEN1632012.002-313-1.506.98.934/6453.1%
8@CHI831103.8823031.509.411.425/4555.6%
9GB2080204.00329049.6722.925.945/7163.4%
10@LV22108104.911250125.0019.320.348/7762.3%
11KC1469004.93321057.009.012.042/8052.5%
12BYE--------------
13@DEN2099004.95211035.5011.013.043/6665.2%
14@JAX1255104.58529055.8014.419.429/6346.0%
15MIN728024.00536077.202.47.425/6240.3%
16LV915201.67632075.3316.722.737/6160.7%
17@KC1446103.296760712.6718.224.236/7746.8%
Per game13.5051.000.670.253.783.5024.670.084.587.0511.5715.0736.08/66.5054.27%
Totals162612833.78422961557.05138.8180.8433/79854.27%
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