Melvin Gordon III

Melvin Gordon III Fantasy

Healthy
9 10th
2019
612 31st
2019
24.0 22nd
2019
4.0 32nd
2019
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Height / Weight
6'1" / 215 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
April 13, 1993 (27)
Experience
6th Season
Drafted
2015 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 15 (LAC)
College
Wisconsin

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Melvin Gordon III News

Melvin Gordon III Hoping For Electric Backfield

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III thinks Denver's backfield in 2020 will be explosive with himself and Phillip Lindsay. Gordon realizes that both he and Lindsay will be fighting to be the No. 1 back, regardless of the balance in the play-calling. "I hope it's electric, man, just cause it's crazy that his numbers [are what they are]; I just had a season with Austin Ekeler phenomenal player. Their game is about the same. And I think Lindsay is a great, phenomenal back," Gordon said. The former Bolts back acknowledged that the two will be competing for top-dog duties, but the Broncos didn't sign Gordon in free agency for him to be the No. 2. The two-time Pro Bowler should see plenty of work and is an RB2 with upside in an offense more suited to his strengths.

Jul. 6th • 11:40 PM
Melvin Gordon III A Better Fit With Broncos?

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III had 6,000-plus scrimmage yards and two Pro Bowl selections in five seasons with the Chargers, but he thinks the Broncos running scheme is better suited to his strengths as an explosive, downhill runner. Gordon had 2,587 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns in his final year in college in a zone-based offense similar. He had his moments as a perimeter runner with the Bolts, but his straight-line running style is better suited in an offense with more downhill runs. Denver has a zone-based system that's expected to feature more downhill plays under offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. The Broncos plan on using Gordon as their lead back despite Phillip Lindsay's presence, and in an offense better suited to his strengths as a runner, Gordon could be more efficient and give fantasy owners RB1 upside at an RB2 cost.

May. 31st • 3:05 PM
Melvin Gordon To Be Denver's Bell-Cow Back?

The belief is that Denver Broncos recently signed running back Melvin Gordon III will be the team's bell-cow back in 2020. We have a long way to go before the start of the regular season and Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman will still get their touches in this crowded backfield, but Gordon could be the lead man in this backfield after coming over from the Chargers in free agency. On the surface, Denver's backfield looks like one to avoid in fantasy because of all the bodies in play, and Gordon's signing surely destroys Lindsay's fantasy upside as an RB2. The question now is how much upside will Gordon have and how large of a share will he command in his first season in Denver? He had a weak 3.8 yards per carry alongside Austin Ekeler in LA in 2019, and the Broncos could change up their plans if Gordon struggles out of the gates as the bell-cow.

Mar. 26th • 12:55 PM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Drew Lock
Jeff Driskel
RB Melvin Gordon III
Phillip Lindsay
LWR Courtland Sutton
Tim Patrick
RWR Jerry Jeudy
DaeSean Hamilton
SWR K.J. Hamler
Fred Brown
TE Noah Fant
Nick Vannett
LT Garett Bolles
Jake Rodgers
LG Dalton Risner
Austin Schlottmann
C Lloyd Cushenberry III
Patrick Morris
RG Graham Glasgow
Elijah Wilkinson
RT Ja'Wuan James
Calvin Anderson
LDE Shelby Harris
Dre'Mont Jones
NT Mike Purcell
McTelvin Agim
RDE Jurrell Casey
DeMarcus Walker
SLB Bradley Chubb
Malik Reed
LILB Alexander Johnson
Joe Jones
RILB Todd Davis
Josey Jewell
WLB Von Miller
Jeremiah Attaochu
LCB A.J. Bouye
De'Vante Bausby
SS Kareem Jackson
Trey Marshall
FS Justin Simmons
Kahani Smith
RCB Bryce Callahan
Isaac Yiadom
K Brandon McManus