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Running Back, Denver Broncos

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Draft: 2015 Round 1 (15)
College: Wisconsin
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1993-04-13 Age: 28

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 SD 14 184 641 3.5 0 37 33 192 5.8 0 83.3 6.0
2016 SD 13 254 997 3.9 10 57 41 419 10.2 2 213.6 16.4
2017 LAC 16 284 1,105 3.9 8 79 57 470 8.2 4 229.5 14.3
2018 LAC 12 175 885 5.1 10 66 50 490 9.8 4 221.5 18.5
2019 LAC 12 162 612 3.8 8 55 42 296 7.0 1 144.8 12.1
2020 DEN 15 215 986 4.6 9 44 32 158 4.9 1 174.4 11.6
2021 DEN 7 78 350 4.5 2 19 15 133 8.9 1 66.3 9.5
2021 (Projected) DEN   147 645 4.4 4   20 133 6.7 1 107.8  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
Veteran running back Melvin Gordon skipped OTAs this offseason which is a risky option if he's trying to hold onto his starting job now that the Broncos have invested a high-second round draft pick on Javonte Williams. Gordon was, however, quietly solid in 2020 and actually finished just inside RB1 territory in standard scoring formats.

While it's easy to see the writing on the wall that Gordon's time as the bellcow back in Denver is probably over, we've also seen recent situations where veteran starters have held off perceived stud rookie running backs much longer than we had initially believed they would. Examples include Miles Sanders not being able to supplant Jordan Howard, Nick Chubb not being able to supplant Carlos Hyde, Jonathan Taylor not being able to supplant Nyheim Hines, J.K. Dobbins not being able to supplant Gus Edwards, Cam Akers not being able to supplant Malcolm Brown and Darrell Williams, and more.

We might end up seeing Williams play on a lot of passing downs, which could limit Gordon quite a bit in PPR formats, but there's still a good likelihood that Gordon is the top back in the offense at least to start the season. This could make him an attractive later-round complementary option for those who have invested in other running backs similar to Williams who might not start the season as starters but are expected to eventually take over as their team's lead back.

The point here isn't that Williams is worse than Gordon, but rather that NFL coaching staffs can oftentimes be extraordinarily frustrating for fantasy owners. This could mean a much longer-than-expected "starting" role for Gordon. He could be a value, particularly early in the season.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Melvin Gordon
RB2RB2 Javonte Williams
RB3RB3 Mike Boone
RB4RB4 Damarea Crockett
Broncos Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Bridgewater will start, Courtland Sutton a gametime decision
Ankle injury for Sutton
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 10, 7:00 am

Denver Broncos
#Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) has cleared the protocol and barring a setback will play today, source said. RB Melvin Gordon III (lower leg) should be good, but WR Courtland Sutton - who sprained his ankle in practice -- is a game-time deicsion. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sutton sprained his ankle in practice this week, so his owners need to pay close attention and have a backup plan in place in case he sits. The Broncos are already short-handed at wide receiver and would likely rely on Tim Patrick and TE Noah Fant if Sutton can't go.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYG W 27-13 11 101 9.2 1 3 3 17 5.7 0 17.8
2 at JAC W 23-13 13 31 2.4 0 2 2 38 19.0 0 6.9
3 NYJ W 26-0 18 60 3.3 1 2 1 21 21.0 0 14.1
4 BAL L 7-23 9 56 6.2 0 4 2 11 5.5 0 6.7
5 at PIT L 19-27 9 34 3.8 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 4.3
6 LV L 24-34 10 50 5.0 0 3 3 23 7.7 0 7.3
7 at CLE L 14-17 8 18 2.3 0 3 2 14 7.0 1 9.2

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TEN L 14-16 15 78 5.2 1 3 3 8 2.7 0 14.6
2 at PIT L 21-26 19 70 3.7 0 3 2 14 7.0 1 14.4
3 TB L 10-28 8 26 3.3 0 6 4 12 3.0 0 3.8
4 at NYJ W 37-28 23 107 4.7 2 3 2 11 5.5 0 23.8
7 KC L 16-43 17 68 4.0 1 4 2 12 6.0 0 14.0
8 LAC W 31-30 8 26 3.3 0 7 6 21 3.5 0 4.7
9 at ATL L 27-34 6 18 3.0 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 2.7
10 at LV L 12-37 11 46 4.2 0 2 0 0 - 0 4.6
11 MIA W 20-13 15 84 5.6 2 0 0 0 - 0 20.4
12 NO L 3-31 12 31 2.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
13 at KC L 16-22 15 131 8.7 0 2 1 11 11.0 0 14.2
14 at CAR W 32-27 13 68 5.2 0 3 3 23 7.7 0 9.1
15 BUF L 19-48 11 61 5.5 2 4 4 20 5.0 0 20.1
16 at LAC L 16-19 16 79 4.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 7.9
17 LV L 31-32 26 93 3.6 1 6 4 17 4.3 0 17.0

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
5 DEN L 13-20 12 31 2.6 0 6 4 7 1.8 0 3.8
6 PIT L 17-24 8 18 2.3 0 4 3 30 10.0 0 4.8
7 at TEN L 20-23 16 32 2.0 0 3 2 -3 -1.5 1 8.9
8 at CHI W 17-16 8 31 3.9 1 3 2 3 1.5 0 9.4
9 GB W 26-11 20 80 4.0 2 4 3 29 9.7 0 22.9
10 at LV L 24-26 22 108 4.9 1 1 1 25 25.0 0 19.3
11 KC L 17-24 14 69 4.9 0 5 3 21 7.0 0 9.0
13 at DEN L 20-23 20 99 5.0 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 11.0
14 at JAC W 45-10 12 55 4.6 1 5 5 29 5.8 0 14.4
15 MIN L 10-39 7 28 4.0 0 7 5 36 7.2 0 6.4
16 LV L 17-24 9 15 1.7 2 7 6 32 5.3 0 16.7
17 at KC L 21-31 14 46 3.3 1 7 6 76 12.7 0 18.2

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