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Melvin
Gordon
College Wisconsin
Team Los Angeles Chargers
28RB
6'1"Height
215Weight
25Age
4Exp
8Bye
Melvin Gordon's Fantasy Scouting Report

DAILY FANTASY VALUE (FANDUEL & DRAFTKINGS)

This is an unusual case where a player is worth more than their salary ($8.7K on FanDuel) but also have a projected rank (#6 running back) that is worse than their salary based rank (#3). He hit this expected level of performance in 44% of games. He is 16-25 reaching his projected point total of 19.2. With a lower than expected projection rank there are other running backs that are projected for more points with the same or lower salary. David Johnson (19.8 FP), Ezekiel Elliott (19.6 FP), and Christian McCaffrey (19.4 FP) are all better options. Based on salary ($8.9K) he is expected to put up around 24 fantasy points, but his latest DraftKings projection is for 21.6 points (a -1053 dollar value). He hit this expected level of performance in 24% of games. He is 18-23 reaching his projected point total of 21.6. With a lower than expected projection rank there are other running backs that are projected for more points with the same or lower salary. David Johnson (22.9 FP), Ezekiel Elliott (23.4 FP), Kareem Hunt (22.4 FP), Christian McCaffrey (23.2 FP), and Alvin Kamara (24.8 FP) are all better options.

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WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

We are projecting a below average week for Melvin Gordon where he is projected to be the #7 running back, well under his rest of season ranking of #2. He is not projected to live up to his market expectation where he is the #3 running back based on ownership. Most fantasy players have roughly 30% of their weekly projections deviate significantly from their season average, but he is projected to be more volatile than most. He is projected for 2 good weeks versus one really underperforming week.

EXPERT RANKINGS (WEEK)

The Scout projections have a lower ranking than the market, and the 3 experts rank him better than the market. The expert consensus rank is #6. The experts rank him above Saquon Barkley but the projections disagree. His expert consensus rank is #6 in PPR leagues.

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REST OF SEASON FANTASY VALUE

The market (owners) expects him to be the #3 best fantasy running back and our projection model has him slightly better (#2). Owned in 100% of CBS Fantasy leagues he is projected to average 18.3 fantasy points per week. Even though his projected rank is better than his ownership based rank there are running backs projected for more points with the same or lower expectation. Todd Gurley (137 FP), for example, is a better option owners may want to target. Melvin Gordon is not as good an option in PPR leagues where he is the #4 projected running back with 18.3 FP per week average.

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PAST FANTASY PERFORMANCE (2016 TO 2018)

With 8 games played this season Gordon is the #5 ranked RB. He is trending up based on improved per game fantasy ranking vs 2017. He is relatively weaker than stronger in more categories. The strengths are bolded below.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2018LAC881256725.3834735
2017LAC161628411053.8987858
2016SD13112549973.93481061
2015SD14121846413.4827033
Career (4 Seasons)514784734154.038725187
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2018LAC883636110.036644117
2017LAC1616584768.214944122
2016SD13114141910.223524021
2015SD1412331925.82180008
Career (4 Seasons)514716814488.62661012268
2018 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
NOVEMBER GAMES2342066.11134168213.711
OCTOBER GAMES2371905.11116468013.300
SEPTEMBER GAMES4542765.113342241998.333
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
SUNDAY GAMES81256725.435347363611044
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
WINS6955285.6273462525510.244
LOSSES2301444.88231111069.600
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOME GAMES3492264.610341202191111
ROAD GAMES5764465.925346161428.933
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
CenturyLink Field1161137.143411101000
FirstEnergy Stadium1181327.38163218900
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum115805.3523124200
New Era Field19283.112016386.322
Oakland Coliseum118935.2715057214.411
ROKiT Field at StubHub Center3492264.610341202191111
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
vs Buffalo Bills19283.112016386.322
vs Cleveland Browns1181327.38163218900
vs Kansas City Chiefs115644.33180910211.300
vs Los Angeles Rams115805.3523124200
vs Oakland Raiders2371514.110161913414.911
vs Seattle Seahawks1161137.143411101000
vs San Francisco 49ers1151046.943407557.911
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)2342457.2123443289.300
HOT WEATHER >= 803391724.49232171448.522
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)3522554.9143411618911.822
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTDOOR GAMES81256725.435347363611044
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES2251415.653427486.922
ON GRASS FIELDS61005315.3303452931310.822
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MARGIN 0-71151046.943407557.911
MARGIN 15+2371905.11116468013.300
MARGIN 8-145733785.220343232269.833
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FIRST HALF SEASON71075795.428347312899.333
SECOND HALF SEASON118935.2715057214.411
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION5734576.322346181256.933
VS OWN DIVISION3522154.1131811823613.111
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
VS AFC TEAMS5793754.7222052629211.233
VS NFC TEAMS3462976.51334210696.911
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 7024924.52340212600
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF08384.821413144.711
FOURTH DOWN012212000---00
FIRST DOWN0794455.6183461616710.400
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS017844.952319901000
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS0251536.163418658.100
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE017804.77115728433
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE0372085.610342121048.700
THIRD DOWN05132.64615112.222
TIED019934.961615265.211
SECOND DOWN0402125.3123401518312.222
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE0573025.315230111651511
OVERTIME000---00000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE014825.9321066410.700
BEHIND0432435.711342181639.100
ATTEMPTS 31+000---00000---00
3RD QUARTER0371694.68212712017.122
4TH QUARTER0261917.310340742600
2ND QUARTER0301715.711343131431122
2ND HALF0633605.7183421416211.622
1ST HALF06231251734522199922
1ST QUARTER0321414.462029566.200
AHEAD0633365.3182141317213.233
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0201025.16202411328.311
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-200462695.81434200---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30000---00000---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-100794035.12134500---00
AS STARTER000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS0311675.492115326.411
OVERALL81256725.435347363611044
2018 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDFL
109/09KCL38-2815644.27180910211.332500
209/16@BUFW31-209283.112016386.331020
309/23@LARL35-2315805.33231242.00300
409/30SFW29-27151046.933407557.861610
510/07OAKW26-1019583.0516146215.503400
610/14@CLEW38-14181327.331632189.001400
*710/21TENW20-1900000000000
911/04@SEAW25-17161137.0634111010.001000
1011/11@OAKW20-618935.1715057214.406610
* Indicates player did not play that week