Melvin Gordon

RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Height 6'1" Weight 215
DOB 1993-04-13 Age 29.6
College Wisconsin

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 90 · RB # 39 (Tier 6)
ADP (12-team PPR): 8.01, 86th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 5
37Miles Sanders, PHI725.56.029.8
Tier 6
38Kareem Hunt, CLE927.36.1013.5
39Melvin Gordon, DEN929.68.0112.6
40Nyheim Hines, IND1426.08.106.8
41Kenny Gainwell, PHI723.79.127.7
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Melvin Gordon III Expected To Sign With Chiefs

    Two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon III is expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad, according to a source. Gordon was released by the Denver Broncos last week, but he should be active soon and will give the Chiefs another weapon for the stretch run with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) on Injured Reserve. Gordon is no longer in his prime and has fumbling issues (five fumbles in 10 games this year), but he could be a weapon for the Chiefs' high-octane offense alongside rookie Isiah Pacheco and pass-catching back Jerick McKinnon to close out the 2022 season. The 29-year-old had 90 carries for 318 yards (3.5 yards per carry) and two touchdowns while adding 25 receptions on 32 targets for 223 yards in his 10 games with the Broncos this year. He'll be a waiver-wire stash in deeper leagues.

    Nov 28 · Source via Chiefs Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Generating Significant Interest

    Free agent running back Melvin Gordon III has generated interest from a "wide variety" of teams on the open market, according to Mike Klis of 9News. Cut loose by the Denver Broncos earlier this week, Gordon showed that he was a capable runner in 2022. However, he struggled to protect the football, coughing up five fumbles through 10 games. Although his exact role is dependent on where he signs, Gordon projects as a backup and should be benched in most leagues, if not dropped altogether.

    Nov 24 · Source via Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Waived By Broncos

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III has been waived by the team just a day after fumbling for the fifth time this season. This is somewhat of a surprise since newly acquired running back Chase Edmonds suffered an ankle injury in the Broncos' Week 11 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. That said, this will be Latavius Murray's backfield moving forward, with Marlon Mack and Devine Ozigbo likely having somewhat of a role. For now, Gordon's fantasy managers should wait to see if he is claimed off waivers or signed as a free agent before deciding whether or not to drop him from rosters.

    Nov 21 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Still The Best Bet In Broncos Backfield

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III had a decent fantasy day in the Week 10 loss to the Tennessee Titans, carrying the ball seven times for 24 yards while catching four of a season-high-tying six targets for 46 yards. However, he's seen double-digit carries only once in the last four games and continues to lose valuable touches, especially near the goal line, to Latavius Murray. With Chase Edmonds also in the picture now, Gordon's fantasy floor is dangerously low in a Broncos offense that scores just 14.6 points per game, the lowest in the NFL. The 29-year-old could see more targets again if receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle) is unable to play, but he's become a volatile touchdown-dependent RB3 for fantasy. Gordon enters Week 11 as the RB41 in half-point PPR scoring.

    Nov 17 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Sees 11 Touches In Week 10

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III finished the 17-10 Week 10 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday with seven rushing attempts for just 24 yards (3.4 yards per carry) while adding four catches on his six targets for 46 receiving yards. Gordon got the "start" and finished second on the team in targets after receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle) went down with an injury early in the game. However, he was out-carried nine to seven and out-touched 12 to 11 by backfield mate Latavius Murray. The 29-year-old's receiving work was nice to see, but that will probably only continue if Jeudy misses additional time with his injury. Chase Edmonds (only three touches) could get more involved moving forward, too. In this low-scoring offense, Gordon's low-volume role makes him a volatile touchdown-dependent RB3/flex.

    Nov 13 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III A Touchdown-Dependent RB3/Flex

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III is apparently still this team's starting running back, even though he's been out-carried by Latavius Murray in two of the last three weeks. It probably won't help that the Broncos recently acquired Chase Edmonds from the Miami Dolphins. On top of it all, Gordon is facing a Tennessee Titans defense in Week 10 that allows the second-fewest rushing yards per game (87.6) and the fewest fantasy points per game to RBs in half-point PPR scoring. Even if Gordon manages to fend off Murray and Edmonds for the most backfield touches in this game, he'll probably still need to find the end zone to justify a spot in starting fantasy lineups for Week 10 action.

    Nov 10 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III To Remain Starting Back

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III will remain the starter, according to general manager George Paton. The organization acquired running back Chase Edmonds at the trade deadline, making it a bit uncertain whether or not Gordon would remain the starter in Denver moving forward. It appears he will, and Edmonds and Latavius Murray will be mixed in as the backups. The addition of Edmonds shouldn't hurt the value of Gordon too much, but it won't help it, either. He should remain rostered because he's still likely going to get the most touches out of everyone in this backfield. However, none of them have great upside in a three-back committee.

    Nov 1 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Sees 12 Touches, Finds The End Zone

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III took a bit of a back seat to teammate Latavius Murray in the 21-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8. Gordon finished the London affair with nine carries for 29 yards and a touchdown while catching three of his four targets for an additional 23 yards. The 29-year-old's touchdown was just his third of the year and his first score since Week 3. However, he was behind Murray in the pecking order for the second time in the last three games, with Murray also finding the end zone for the second time in his three games with Denver. The 29-year-old hasn't been very efficient and is now splitting the backfield with Murray in a pretty lackluster offense. Like Murray, Gordon will be an RB3/flex without much upside coming out of the Week 9 bye.

    Oct 30 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III An RB3/Flex Against Jaguars

    After being benched in the team's Week 6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III started in the Week 7 loss to the New York Jets and led the backfield with 11 carries for 33 yards, also catching two of four targets for 17 yards. However, he only out-touched Latavius Murray 13-10, and Murray scored the team's lone touchdown on a a goal-line carry. The 29-year-old Gordon should once again get the start in London in Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it seems likely that the Broncos coaching staff will keep Gordon in a timeshare with Murray, and Murray might be the team's preferred red-zone/goal-line back. The Jaguars have allowed the eighth-most half-point PPR fantasy points per game to RBs this year, but Gordon will be a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex in the lowest-scoring offense in the league.

    Oct 28 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Doesn't Do Much With 13 Touches

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III got the start in the Week 7 loss to the New York Jets and led the backfield with 11 carries, but he gained just 33 yards (3.0 yards per carry). Gordon caught two of his four targets in the passing game, gaining 17 yards. A week after being benched for apparently no reason after just three carries, he led the backfield on Sunday but had just three more carries than Latavius Murray, who had the Broncos' only touchdown of the afternoon. Gordon should remain the team's lead back moving forward, but Murray will continue to be involved and could vulture more goal-line work in the league's worst offense. It obviously doesn't give Gordon much fantasy value, especially if quarterback Russell Wilson (hamstring) misses another game in Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Oct 24 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Hard To Trust Against The Jets

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (neck, ribs) has practiced in full the last few days and should be good to go for a Week 7 matchup against the New York Jets. Gordon started the Week 6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers but finished with just three carries for eight yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game as Latavius Murray took over as the lead back. The 29-year-old didn't play at all in the second half. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett said that Gordon remains the team's lead back this week, making things even more confusing for fantasy managers. In this discombobulated and inconsistent Denver offense, it's hard to trust Gordon as anything more than a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex this weekend against a Jets team that has surprised so far in 2022.

    Oct 20 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Will Start In Week 7

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon had only three rushing attempts for eight yards in the Week 6 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Despite the great matchup against a poor Los Angeles run defense, Gordon was a massive fantasy bust. After earning three rushing attempts early in the game, the veteran running back was benched and clearly frustrated on the sidelines. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett said he had a "great talk" with Gordon, and the veteran running back will start in Week 7 against the New York Jets. While the head coach's words are positive news for the running back, fantasy players might find it hard to trust Hackett given some of his decisions this year. Hopefully, Gordon earns the bulk of work this week, and fantasy players can trust him moving forward.

    Oct 19 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III's Role Remains Unclear

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III finished with only three carries for eight yards in their 19-16 loss to the Chargers Monday night. After starting the game as the lead back, it was a strange turn of events, especially considering Latavius Murray rushed the ball 15 times for 66 yards. Following the game, head coach Nathaniel Hackett reported it was not because of injury, which added further cause for concern. Additionally, when asked about the usage, he said that moving forward, they'll need all three RBs. The situation remains murky at best, rendering Gordon unplayable unless we receive a more optimistic report before kickoff on Sunday. Denver will host the Jets, whose defense has played better recently, making it difficult to get excited about starting one of these running backs.

    Oct 19 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Wasn't Injured Monday Night

    Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said that to his knowledge, running back Melvin Gordon III wasn't injured in the second half of the 19-16 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday. Gordon got the "start" but then only handled three carries for eight yards in the game. He wasn't seen at all in the second half and gave way to Latavius Murray, who was making his team debut. Gordon played a season-low 16 percent of the offensive snaps and wasn't targeted in the passing game. It was a true disappearing act and was not expected, as the 29-year-old was expected to serve as the team's primary back moving forward after Javonte Williams' (knee) season-ending injury. It remains to be seen if Gordon will be the odd man out in this backfield moving forward.

    Oct 18 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III, Mike Boone Active On Monday Night

    Denver Broncos running backs Melvin Gordon III (neck, ribs) and Mike Boone (foot) are both active on Monday night against the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers. Gordon came in with a questionable tag after being limited in practice all week, while Boone was removed from the report on Saturday and two straight days of full practice. Latavius Murray, who was recently signed off the Saints practice squad, will make his Denver debut as RB depth behind both Gordon and Boone. With Javonte Williams (knee) done for the rest of the season, Gordon should continue to operate as the Broncos' lead back. He has RB2 upside to close out Week 6 action against his old squad.

    Oct 17 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon Mike Boone
  • Melvin Gordon III Questionable For Monday Night Football

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (ribs, neck) is officially questionable for the team's Week 6 showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers. Gordon was listed as a limited participant in practice all week. The veteran assumed starting duties for the Broncos following a season-ending ACL tear suffered by Javonte Williams (knee) in Week 4. He handled 15 carries and three receptions last week while sharing the backfield with Mike Boone. If Gordon can suit up on Monday night, he will be a solid fantasy RB2 against a Chargers defense that has allowed the most PPR fantasy points to opposing running backs so far this season. Boone and Latavius Murray would likely split touches if Gordon is sidelined and would therefore both be in play as flex options. If either is available waivers, fantasy managers should look to add them as a backup plan if relying on Gordon to start.

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Limited On Thursday

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (ribs, neck) was limited during Thursday's practice. This ribs issue is new and certainly not something fantasy managers want to see after Gordon just took over as the lead back. Luckily, the Broncos don't play until Monday night, so Gordon gets an extra day to rest. The expectation is that Gordon will play and be a RB2 versus the Los Angeles Chargers this week. Mike Boone will get his carries as the change-of-pace back, but Gordon should do most of the heavy lifting. Fantasy managers will have to check back on Friday to see if Gordon's status changes at all. Otherwise, Boone would be a popular streaming option if Gordon is unable to play in Week 6.

    Oct 13 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Leads Denver Backfield In Week 5

    As expected, Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III was the team's lead back in the Thursday night game against the Indianapolis Colts, the first without Javonte Williams (knee), who suffered a season-ending torn ACL and LCL last week. Gordon had a team-high 15 carries for 54 yards (3.6 yards per carry) while adding three catches on three targets for 49 yards. It was a pretty solid performance against a stout run defense, but perhaps most notable is the fact that Gordon didn't fumble. Mike Boone should remain involved to an extent, but as long as Gordon doesn't put the ball on the ground going forward, he should continue to operate as the primary back, giving him RB2 upside.

    Oct 7 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Off The Final Injury Report

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (neck) was limited on Monday and Tuesday before putting in a full practice on Wednesday. He was removed from the final injury report this week and will play on Thursday night in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts. Gordon has fumbled four times in four games so far this year, but he'll head into Thursday night's game as the clear lead back for Denver after Javonte Williams (knee) suffered a season-ending torn ACL and LCL on Sunday. Mike Boone and recent addition Latavius Murray could also be involved, but the 29-year-old should lead the backfield in touches against a Colts defense that is allowing only 89.5 rushing yards per game so far. With the expanded role, Gordon enters this week with clear RB2 upside.

    Oct 5 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Viewed As Featured Back

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (neck) was limited during Tuesday's walkthrough practice. Fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned as it sounds like Gordon will be fine for Thursday night football. Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Otten mentioned that the plan is for Gordon to be the featured back going forward. They plan on getting Mike Boone involved as well, but Gordon will carry the load in the backfield. That being said, fantasy managers shouldn't view Boone as anything more than a deep flex option right now.

    Oct 4 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Touted By Head Coach

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III has fumbled away his opportunity to earn more touches in the offense over four weeks. However, the season-ending injury to his running mate Javonte Williams (knee) opens the door for the veteran to take on the lead back role. After fumbling for the fourth time this year in Sunday's game against the Raiders, the 29-year-old appeared to get benched for backup Mike Boone, leaving many to wonder how much trust the coaching staff has in him moving forward. On Tuesday, head coach Nathaniel Hackett spoke highly of the former Charger, referring to him as a "true pro" and calling the situation "a great opportunity for him to get right back out onto the field and prove himself." Whether this is because the team has limited options behind him remains to be seen, but all signs point to Gordon getting the first crack at the job with Boone and potentially Latavius Murray mixing in. He'll slot in as a volume-based top-30 back with top-24 upside, depending on the matchup and the extent of his role.

    Oct 4 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Broncos Set To Rely More On Melvin Gordon III

    With Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams (knee) out for the season due to a torn ACL, the Broncos will have to rely more on Melvin Gordon III, who has fumbled five times in his last 44 carries over five games. Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders marked the third time a Gordon fumble has been returned for a touchdown in the Broncos' last 12 games. The 29-year-old was listed as limited on Monday's practice estimate with a neck injury, but he should be fine ahead of Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts, where he should lead Denver's backfield despite his fumbling issues. Mike Boone might be involved as well the rest of the way, but Gordon should be Denver's primary back, giving him RB2 upside moving forward.

    Oct 3 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Has Disastrous Week 4 Outing

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III's Week 4 outing was one to forget in the 32-23 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Gordon only saw three carries and gained eight yards, also losing a costly fumble that the Raiders defense returned for a touchdown just before halftime. He was targeted just once in the passing game and failed to haul it in. The fumble was his fourth in four games in 2022, and it landed him in the coaching staff's dog house, even after Javonte Williams left with what is believed to be a serious knee injury. Despite the fumbling issues, Gordon could be heavily involved on Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5, which would give him RB2 upside. However, Mike Boone could also take valuable touches away in Denver's backfield.

    Oct 2 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Javonte Williams Won't Return In Week 4

    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams (knee) won't return to Sunday's matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders after being carted off the field with a knee injury. The 22-year-old didn't have the most impactful fantasy outing before going down with a knee injury, compiling only 28 yards off 10 carries. If he isn't available on Thursday night against the Colts, Melvin Gordon would most likely be the primary rusher out of the backfield, although he's currently in the doghouse after fumbling for the fourth time in four games. Mike Boone could also be heavily involved.

    Oct 2 · Source via Broncos Mike Boone Melvin Gordon Javonte Williams
  • Melvin Gordon III Good To Go Against Raiders

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (neck) popped up on the injury report this week, but he was taken off the final injury report on Friday after getting in a full practice. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday. Gordon will reprise his role as a frustrating backfield complement to Javonte Williams in a Week 4 matchup against the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders, who have allowed just over 100 yards per game on the ground through three games. Gordon, not Williams, scored the team's first rushing touchdown last week, but he played only 38 percent of the snaps and has averaged a weak 3.9 yards per carry so far in 2022. In an offense that has looked very slugging early on, Gordon is nothing more than a low-upside RB3/flex for fantasy managers while sharing touches with the more explosive Williams.

    Sep 30 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Limited On Wednesday

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (neck) was limited during Wednesday's practice due to a neck injury. The eighth-year veteran has been seeing double-digit touches in this backfield behind Javonte Williams and doesn't appear to be giving them up any time soon. With this limited practice, it doesn't seem like anything fantasy managers should be too worried about as it's only Wednesday, and Gordon has a couple more days to get a full practice in. However, unless managers are desperate for help at running back, Gordon's Week 4 status probably won't be moving the needle much for fantasy.

    Sep 29 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Scores Lone Offensive Touchdown Sunday

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III had his first touchdown of the year and the team's only offensive score in Sunday night's 11-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. He rushed for 26 yards and the one touchdown on 12 carries (2.2 yards per tote) while also catching five of six targets for an additional 29 yards. Gordon's five catches and 29 yards were second on the team behind receiver Courtland Sutton, and he finished with just one fewer touch than backfield mate Javonte Williams. The 29-year-old also fumbled twice in the game, but both were recovered by Denver. Unfortunately for Williams' fantasy managers, Gordon remains heavily involved in this backfield. It should continue in Week 4 against the division-rival Raiders, where Gordon will be an RB3/flex option.

    Sep 26 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Remains In Play As A Flex

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III is clearly the 1B to Javonte Williams' 1A in Denver's backfield rotation. Gordon did out-carry Williams in the season-opener, but that wasn't the case in the Week 2 win over the Houston Texans. The 29-year-old played only 32 percent of the snaps and had 10 carries for 47 yards, adding a six-yard catch. Even with Williams taking the next step in his second NFL season, Gordon is going to remain involved. However, he'll continue to have a low fantasy ceiling as long as Williams is healthy. And in Week 3 on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers, he'll be facing a defense that has allowed only 67.5 rushing yards per game (second-fewest in the NFL) through two weeks. Gordon is a low-upside flex option for fantasy managers.

    Sep 23 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Totals 53 Yards In Win Over Houston

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III saw 10 carries for 47 yards (4.7 yards per tote) and hauled in his only target in the passing game for a six-yard gain in the 16-9 win over the Houston Texans in Week 2. Gordon took a back seat to Javonte Williams on the ground a week after he out-carried him in the Week 1 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The 29-year-old definitely operated as the 1B to Williams' 1A in this one, and that should continue to be the case heading into a Week 3 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. If receiver Jerry Jeudy (shoulder) is unable to play next week, both Williams and Gordon could be heavily involved in the passing game out of the backfield. Gordon should continue to have RB3/flex appeal with a limited ceiling as long as Williams is healthy.

    Sep 18 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Enters Week 2 As A Flex Option

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III surprisingly out-carried Javonte Williams 12 to seven in the Week 1 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Gordon played 41 percent of the offensive snaps and ran for 58 yards on his 12 carries, adding two catches (two targets) for 14 yards through the air. He also lost a crucial fumble at the goal line, but Williams did the exact same shortly after. Williams made up for being out-carried by Gordon will 11 receptions in a pass-heavy game script for Denver. It's unlikely that Gordon will continue to out-carry Williams, but it's clear that the coaching staff wants to keep the 29-year-old involved. He'll continue to mix in as the 1B in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, where Gordon will be in play as an RB3/flex for fantasy managers.

    Sep 17 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Has Team-High 12 Carries Monday

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III surprisingly out-carried Javonte Williams 12 to seven in the Week 1 season-opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Gordon picked up 58 yards on his 12 carries and caught both of his targets through the air for 14 yards in the 17-16 loss. He also had a costly lost fumble inside the one-yard line. The Broncos used both Gordon and Williams in the red zone, and both had fumbles in Seattle. As much as Williams' fantasy managers dislike it, Gordon should continue to be involved in an offense that has much more explosiveness and upside with Russell Wilson at quarterback. In a great matchup against the Houston Texans in Denver in Week 2, Gordon will be in play as an RB3/flex.

    Sep 13 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Hoping To Remain Involved

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III might be the most hated player in fantasy football, at least by managers that have Javonte Williams rostered. The two had exactly 203 carries as they split the backfield right down the middle in 2021, which was a big headache for fantasy managers. Heading into Week 1 on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks, Williams is expected to be more of the lead back. However, there have also been reports that head coach Nathaniel Hackett wants to "ride the hot hand." The Seahawks run defense was leaky last year, with Williams likely getting the first crack to be the hot hand in games this year, Gordon will be on the RB3/4 borderline with far less upside than he had in 2021.

    Sep 10 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Broncos To Ride Hot Hand With Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon?

    Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett hinted that he may ride the hot hand between running backs Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon III in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. "I've always been a true believer in you want to roll with the hot hand. One guy gets going, you want to be sure to keep feeding that person. But I think they're going to be great complements to each other," Hackett said. Most reports this offseason suggested that the new coaching staff is ready to hand the keys to Williams, a second-year back that looked more explosive than Gordon last year despite a near-even timeshare. But with other reports suggesting it will be more of a committee, it's made Williams more of an RB2 than a true RB1 in 2022. Gordon will merely be a shaky RB3/flex against the Seahawks.

    Sep 9 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Melvin Gordon III Expected To Share Carries To Open Year

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III is reportedly looking at a split of backfield duties with teammate Javonte Williams to begin the 2022 season, per Benjamin Allbright. While Williams is expected to garner a higher percentage of carries, Gordon is set to be in line for goal line opportunities, which should help elevate his fantasy value, particularly in leagues where touchdowns are heavily prioritized. Gordon started all 16 games he appeared in for the Broncos last season, having collected over 900 rushing yards each of the past two years. With at least eight rushing scores on his ledger each season dating back to '16, Gordon boasts a solid floor, even if he isn't RB1 for Denver. Mike Boone can also be expected to factor into carries out of the Broncos' backfield.

    Sep 4 · 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
    2022DEN1078.67.928441.817.912.2903183.53232252238.902

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@SEAL 16-178.22740.921.21412584.83022147.001
    2HOUW 16-95.82331.915.31110474.7001166.000
    3SFW 11-1014.02837.824.31812262.17165295.800
    4@LVL 23-320.81018.97.54382.670100-01
    5INDL 9-1211.84156.224.71815543.600334916.300
    6@LACL 16-190.8915.55.23382.670000-00
    7NYJL 9-166.04050.619.01511333.00042178.500
    8@JACW 21-1712.73455.721.3139293.22143237.700
    10@TENL 10-179.04353.816.3137243.430644611.500
    11LVL 16-229.52945.320.3138313.88055397.800

    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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