Melvin Gordon Fantasy Outlook 2020
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Team: Denver Broncos
Year in NFL: Entering his 6th year
Melvin Gordon Fantasy ADP & Half PPR Projections for 2020
2020 Projection: 199 carries. 956 yards. 9 rush TDs. 22 receptions. 178 yards. 0 receiving TDs.
2020 Score Projection: 178.4
Melvin Gordon Fantasy Outlook
Melvin Gordon has made a change of scenery. For the first 5 seasons of his career Gordon played for the Chargers.
However, March 26, 2020 Gordon signed a two year contract with Denver worth $16 million dollars. That amount of $8 million dollars a year should make him the starter in Denver.
Phillip Lindsay has had 1,000 yards rushing in both of his seasons but gets paid much less than $8 million. Whether that makes sense or is fair, to say Gordon should start is probably accurate.
The Broncos also have a new OC. Pat Shurmur replaces Rich Scangarello for the 2020 season. Shurmur has been an OC or head coach for 11 years in the NFL.
Shurmur has coached six different QBs who have thrown for 3,000 plus yards. Three different RBs have had 1,000 yard seasons under his tutelage. Therefore, it is safe to say Shurmur can have a balanced attack.
The Broncos mindset is to have a balanced attack. Signing Gordon in the offseason sends a message but the Broncos also sent a bit more resounding message by drafting two receivers in the first two rounds of the draft.
Drew Lock is in his second year after doing some positive things in his rookie season so there is excitement that he should grow.
With the toys Shurmur has, a 60/40 share in favor of the passing game could be what we see. That is not good news for Melvin Gordon.
Denver Broncos Offensive Line 2020
Projected Starting Line: LT: Garett Bolles, LG: Dalton Risner, C: Lloyd Cushenberry, RG: Graham Glasgow, RT: Ja’waun James
Bolles has taken some heat being a former first round pick, and not living up to expectations. He has traits, which is good. He can move well and has some physicality. He is certainly better suited for the run game.
Risner and Cushenberry are the young bucks. Risner was a second round pick in 2019 and Cushenberry a third in 2020. Expect these two to be good players in the near future.
Glasgow signed a four year $44 million dollar contract this offseason which shows you how much the Broncos think of him.
James is in his second year with the Broncos. After making the all rookie team in 2014, James’ play has either been stagnant or declining. Although he has good flexibility and athleticism, he does not have much power to generate movement at the line of scrimmage during run plays. His strength is average to above average sustaining blocks.
The middle of the line should make one optimistic. Mike Munchak is the offensive line coach and he is a great reason for one to be optimistic. Look for this line to continue to get better because he is one of, if not the best in the business.
Melvin Gordon Strength of Schedule
In 2020, the Broncos will face 7 defenses that finished 2019 in the top 10.
Currently, the Broncos have 3 scheduled primetime games including a Week 1 showdown with the Titans on Monday Night Football at Mile High Stadium.
A Week 8 bye is great. Good rest week for players and time before the bye or after the bye to trade Melvin Gordon if need be.
Melvin Gordon Fantasy Playoff Schedule
Week 14 at Carolina looks pretty good. Week 15 and 16 look tough when the Broncos host the Bills and travel to play the Chargers. Week 17 is a home rivalry game against the Raiders.
Melvin Gordon Injury History
Gordon has only played all 16 games once in his career. Most recently he had hamstring and knee injuries in 2018 that cost him 4 games.
Melvin Gordon Skillset
Home Run Ability: B-. Gordon does have an 87 yard TD on his resume. However, do not expect him to go the distance often.
Playmaking Ability: C+. A tough runner, Gordon has good power but not much else in his repitoire.
Is Melvin Gordon a Good Fantasy Pick?
No. Expect him to have some goaline touchdowns but he is a plug and play option at best.