Melvin Gordon

RB, Denver Broncos

Height 6'1" Weight 215
DOB 1993-04-13 Age 29.3
College Wisconsin

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 90 · RB # 35 (Tier 5)
ADP (12-team PPR): 8.02, 89th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 5
33Kareem Hunt, CLE927.06.0713.5
34Devin Singletary, BUF724.97.0211.6
35Melvin Gordon, DEN929.38.0212.6
36Rhamondre Stevenson, NE1024.48.079.7
37Michael Carter, NYJ1023.39.0211.2
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Melvin Gordon III Dealing With Foot Injury

    Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said that running back Melvin Gordon III (foot) is dealing with a foot injury that the team is managing. As a result, he didn't take part in training camp practice on Wednesday. Gordon's injury doesn't seem very serious at all, so it shouldn't be anything to worry about with the team's first preseason game coming this Saturday. The 29-year-old re-signed with Denver this offseason, to the disappointment of Javonte Williams backers, and the new coaching staff is expected to once again use the two backs in tandem in 2022. Williams is the more explosive back and should be considered the 1A in this backfield, but Gordon remains a thorn in his side. At best, Gordon will be an RB3/flex and handcuff for those that roster Williams.

    Aug 10 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon III To Be On Pitch Count

    Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Outten is really excited for the running back room this year, but he said the RBs will be on a pitch count throughout the season. Here we go again. Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon III were in a near-even timeshare for all of the 2021 season, and they finished with very similar numbers as a result. Williams had 203 carries for 903 yards and four touchdowns, adding 43 catches for 316 yards and three more scores. Gordon had 203 carries for 918 yards and eight TDs, adding 28 catches for 213 yards and two more TDs through the air. Williams has clear RB1 upside in an offense that should be much more explosive with quarterback Russell Wilson at the helm, but Gordon's presence might make him more of a high-end RB2 target in fantasy drafts in single-year leagues.

    Aug 8 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Why Melvin Gordon will still impact the Broncos' offense

    The Broncos and Gordon waited until late in free agency to reunite, but he could still factor into the offense, especially as a pass-catcher.

    Aug 8 · ESPN Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon III Could See 70-30 Split

    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams could be unleashed in the newly revamped offense this season, according to team reporter Cecil Lammey. Melvin Gordon III was brought back to the Denver backfield on a one-year deal well after free agency opened so it is no surprise that the young stud running back might be in for a significant workload. Williams has been getting most of the first-team reps during camp, as in six out of the seven practices he has worked with the starters. If Williams does in fact lead the way in a 70-30 split, he could be valued as an elite RB1 with league-winning upside. As of now, his draft price reflects Gordon having a similar role to last season, where the two saw a dead-even split.

    Aug 4 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Ready To Compete With Javonte Williams

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III is ready to compete with second-year back Javonte Williams for the team's 1A role in 2022. Gordon had two 900-yard rushing seasons in his first two years with the team despite splitting carries with Phillip Lindsay in 2020 and Williams last year. But Williams is expected to earn a promotion this year after rushing for over 900 yards in his rookie season as the 1B back behind Gordon, especially after Gordon re-signed at a pay cut from his last two seasons. Gordon still has impressive explosion and a good combination of speed and size, and he ranks fourth among active RBs with 6,144 career rushing yards. However, Williams is expected to be the clear lead back this year, making Gordon more of a low-ceiling RB3/flex for fantasy managers or a handcuff for Williams.

    Jun 14 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2015SD1499.87.139638.721.615.81846413.48037331925.804
    2016SD13234.118.065875.135.523.92549973.9310574141910.222
    2017LAC16259.116.275070.534.522.928411053.89883584768.240
    2018LAC12246.520.552469.231.820.11758855.061066504909.840
    2019LAC12165.813.843354.327.218.11626123.78855422967.013
    2020DEN15190.412.762762.025.617.32159864.59944321584.914
    2021DEN16187.211.751451.224.115.12039194.53839282137.623

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@NYGW 27-1319.33350.021.214111019.18133175.700
    2@JACW 23-137.94159.421.71513312.380223819.000
    3NYJW 26-014.73653.729.92018613.391212121.000
    4BALL 7-237.73049.221.3139566.22042115.500
    5@PITL 19-275.33660.018.3119343.7802294.500
    6LVL 24-348.84353.116.01310505.00033237.700
    7@CLEL 14-1710.22958.022.0118182.25032147.010
    8WASW 17-1019.73056.624.51310474.70133155.011
    9@DALW 30-1616.54153.231.22421803.81132157.500
    10PHIL 13-3010.82543.122.4139455.00141-2-2.001
    12LACW 28-139.32641.930.61917834.8802155.000
    14DETW 38-1023.13450.035.324241114.632000-00
    15CINL 10-156.63140.821.11615533.5301188.000
    16@LVL 13-170.52354.819.087-4-0.5701144.000
    17@LACL 13-348.73050.023.31410434.30043299.700
    18KCL 24-2818.12648.125.914121109.1712166.001

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 70, 1, 7, 3, 1, 1, 14, 47
    Receiving: 8, 15

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1TENL 14-1616.13762.730.51815785.2013382.701
    2@PITL 21-2615.46179.228.62219703.68032147.010
    3TBL 10-285.83961.922.2148263.25064123.000
    4@NYJW 37-2824.85680.037.126231074.65232115.500
    7KCL 16-4315.04659.727.32117684.00142126.002
    8LACW 31-307.73655.423.1158263.25076213.500
    9@ATLL 27-343.24460.39.676183.0001199.000
    10@LVL 12-374.64056.318.31311464.180200-00
    11MIAW 20-1320.43452.323.11515845.602000-01
    12NOL 3-313.13581.427.91212312.580000-00
    13@KCL 16-2214.73553.025.817151318.730211111.000
    14@CARW 32-2710.62845.926.21613685.23033237.700
    15BUFL 19-4822.13453.123.41511615.55244205.000
    16@LACL 16-197.95166.220.81616794.940000-00
    17LVL 31-3219.05163.840.03226933.58164174.300

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 1, 43, 3, 1, 20, 10, 8, 10
    Receiving: 16

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    5DENL 13-205.83245.725.71812312.5806471.800
    6PITL 17-246.33759.719.4128182.250433010.000
    7@TENL 20-239.93453.129.71916322.00032-3-1.511
    8@CHIW 17-1610.42555.624.4118313.8813231.500
    9GBW 26-1124.44563.433.82420804.00243299.700
    10@OAKL 24-2619.84862.329.923221084.911112525.000
    11KCL 17-2410.54252.523.81914694.93053217.000
    13@DENL 20-2312.04365.234.82320994.95032115.500
    14@JACW 45-1016.92946.027.01712554.58155295.800
    15MINL 10-398.92540.322.6147284.00075367.202
    16OAKW 24-1719.73760.726.2169151.67276325.300
    17@KCL 21-3121.23646.827.32114463.291767612.700

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 19, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 5
    Receiving: 1

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