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  • RB
  • Melvin Gordon III

  • Denver Broncos
  • Age28
  • CollegeWisconsin
  • DraftedRD 1, PK 15 (2015)
Height6-1
Weight215

Preseason

Player Rankings
Overall Rank #73
High Overall Rank #53
Low Overall Rank #113
RB Rank #27
High RB Rank #25
Low RB Rank #44

Melvin Gordon got a fresh start with the Broncos in 2020 and didn't do much with it. He was in a position battle with Phillip Lindsay last year and did not separate himself as the clear-cut lead back. Lindsay did get banged up and that allowed Gordon a larger workload, but he wasn't the bellcow back the Broncos had hoped for when he was made the sixth-highest paid running back in the NFL. Lindsay is gone to the Texans, but Gordon now has another back to contend with in 2021 second-round pick Javonte Williams. Unlike Lindsay, Williams is a larger back, a good receiving option and trustworthy in pass protection. This means Gordon's work is cut out for him if he wants to be the starter. Gordon used to be a speed back at Wisconsin but in the NFL he tries to be more of a power player. The problem is, Gordon does not push the pile and does not break arm tackles with regularity - something that Williams does do (75 broken tackles in 2020 to lead all FBS running backs). Gordon is still getting paid a high price in the final year of his deal, and that could lead the Broncos to lean more towards a RBBC this season.

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Melvin Gordon III's percentile rank in each category, among s with more than 50 fantasy points.

Week Matchup
1 @ New York Giants
2 @ Jacksonville Jaguars
3 vs New York Jets
4 vs Baltimore Ravens
5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers
6 vs Las Vegas Raiders
7 @ Cleveland Browns
8 vs Washington Football Team
9 @ Dallas Cowboys
10 vs Philadelphia Eagles
11 Bye Week
12 vs Los Angeles Chargers
13 @ Kansas City Chiefs
14 vs Detroit Lions
15 vs Cincinnati Bengals
16 @ Las Vegas Raiders
17 @ Los Angeles Chargers
18 vs Kansas City Chiefs
YR TM G RSH RushYD Y/Rush RushTD TGT REC RecYD RecTD Rank VBD ADP
2015 SD 14 184 641 3.5 0 37 33 192 0 52 16
2016 SD 13 254 997 3.9 10 57 41 419 2 8 77 24
2017 LAC 16 284 1105 3.9 8 83 58 476 4 5 101 4
2018 LAC 12 175 885 5.1 10 66 50 490 4 7 84 9
2019 LAC 12 162 612 3.8 8 55 42 296 1 24 0 23
2020 DEN 15 215 986 4.6 9 44 32 158 1 12 41 21
Total 82 1274 5226 24.8 45 342 256 2031 12 303
YR WK OPP oSNAP RSH YD TD TARG REC YD TD
2020 1 TEN 37 15 78 1 3 3 8 0
2020 2 PIT 61 19 70 0 3 2 14 1
2020 3 TB 39 8 26 0 6 4 12 0
2020 4 NYJ 56 23 107 2 3 2 11 0
2020 6 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 7 KC 46 17 68 1 4 2 12 0
2020 8 LAC 36 8 26 0 7 6 21 0
2020 9 ATL 44 6 18 0 1 1 9 0
2020 10 LV 40 11 46 0 2 0 0 0
2020 11 MIA 34 15 84 2 0 0 0 0
2020 12 NO 35 12 31 0 0 0 0 0
2020 13 KC 35 15 131 0 2 1 11 0
2020 14 CAR 28 13 68 0 3 3 23 0
2020 15 BUF 34 11 61 2 4 4 20 0
2020 16 LAC 51 16 79 0 0 0 0 0
2020 17 LV 51 26 93 1 6 4 17 0
2020 LV 627 215 986 9 44 32 158 1
2019 5 DEN 32 12 31 0 6 4 7 0
2019 6 PIT 37 8 18 0 4 3 30 0
2019 7 TEN 34 16 32 0 3 2 -3 1
2019 8 CHI 25 8 31 1 3 2 3 0
2019 9 GB 45 20 80 2 4 3 29 0
2019 10 OAK 48 22 108 1 1 1 25 0
2019 11 KC 42 14 69 0 5 3 21 0
2019 13 DEN 43 20 99 0 3 2 11 0
2019 14 JAX 29 12 55 1 5 5 29 0
2019 15 MIN 25 7 28 0 7 5 36 0
2019 16 OAK 37 9 15 2 7 6 32 0
2019 17 KC 36 14 46 1 7 6 76 0
2019 KC 433 162 612 8 55 42 296 1
2018 1 KC 62 15 64 0 13 9 102 0
2018 2 BUF 36 9 28 1 7 6 38 2
2018 3 LAR 40 15 80 1 4 2 4 0
2018 4 SF 49 15 104 0 10 7 55 1
2018 5 OAK 45 19 58 1 4 4 62 0
2018 6 CLE 38 18 132 3 4 2 18 0
2018 9 SEA 45 16 113 1 4 1 10 0
2018 10 OAK 45 18 93 0 6 5 72 1
2018 11 DEN 64 18 69 0 6 6 87 0
2018 12 ARI 27 10 61 2 2 2 5 0
2018 16 BAL 42 12 41 1 3 3 13 0
2018 17 DEN 32 10 42 0 3 3 24 0
2018 DEN 525 175 885 10 66 50 490 4
2017 1 DEN 45 18 54 0 6 5 25 1
2017 2 MIA 48 9 13 1 8 7 65 0
2017 3 KC 33 17 79 1 2 0 0 0
2017 4 PHI 42 10 22 0 3 1 7 0
2017 5 NYG 65 20 105 0 8 6 58 2
2017 6 OAK 58 25 83 1 12 9 67 1
2017 7 DEN 40 18 38 0 4 1 6 0
2017 8 NE 33 14 132 1 2 1 7 0
2017 10 JAX 47 16 27 0 8 5 15 0
2017 11 BUF 37 20 80 1 2 0 0 0
2017 12 DAL 42 21 65 0 3 3 23 0
2017 13 CLE 53 19 77 0 4 4 29 0
2017 14 WAS 47 22 78 1 3 1 5 0
2017 15 KC 53 19 78 1 8 6 91 0
2017 16 NYJ 53 19 81 1 3 3 47 0
2017 17 OAK 54 17 93 0 7 6 31 0
2017 OAK 750 284 1105 8 83 58 476 4
2016 1 KC 23 14 57 2 0 0 0 0
2016 2 JAX 51 24 102 1 3 3 18 0
2016 3 IND 52 16 35 1 7 4 43 0
2016 4 NO 62 19 36 2 7 6 43 0
2016 5 OAK 46 16 69 0 1 1 18 1
2016 6 DEN 52 27 94 0 2 0 0 0
2016 7 ATL 65 22 68 2 7 6 53 1
2016 8 DEN 65 23 111 0 7 4 44 0
2016 9 TEN 65 32 196 1 4 4 65 0
2016 10 MIA 70 24 70 0 8 5 62 0
2016 12 HOU 53 17 70 0 4 4 19 0
2016 13 TB 49 17 84 1 6 4 54 0
2016 14 CAR 8 3 5 0 1 0 0 0
2016 CAR 661 254 997 10 57 41 419 2
2015 1 DET 36 14 51 0 3 3 16 0
2015 2 CIN 29 16 88 0 1 1 10 0
2015 3 MIN 28 14 51 0 1 0 0 0
2015 4 CLE 30 12 38 0 2 2 8 0
2015 5 PIT 46 15 42 0 9 7 52 0
2015 6 GB 15 7 29 0 0 0 0 0
2015 7 OAK 15 7 29 0 0 0 0 0
2015 8 BAL 34 18 54 0 6 5 7 0
2015 9 CHI 27 11 31 0 3 3 25 0
2015 11 KC 27 15 37 0 1 1 12 0
2015 12 JAX 33 14 60 0 5 5 20 0
2015 13 DEN 25 12 55 0 1 1 8 0
2015 14 KC 28 14 35 0 4 4 28 0
2015 15 MIA 23 15 41 0 1 1 6 0
2015 MIA 396 184 641 0 37 33 192 0
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