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Melvin
Gordon
College Wisconsin
Team Los Angeles Chargers
25RB
6'1"Height
215Weight
26Age
5Exp
12Bye
Melvin Gordon's Fantasy Scouting Report

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Melvin Gordon to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 99 projected fantasy points puts him at #17 behind Tevin Coleman and ahead of David Montgomery. He has averaged 16.07 fantasy points in his past 15 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 11 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#15) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite running back. He is not projected for elite value. Melvin Gordon is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #69 fantasy position rank.

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MELVIN GORDON WEEK 8 AND 9 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Melvin Gordon is projected for 8.5 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #26 ranked running back and a starter for most owners. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Devin Singletary but behind Joe Mixon. Week 9 will be better based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 11.9 fantasy points.

MELVIN GORDON IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $6.4K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $5.4K

He is projected for 9.7 FanDuel points and 11.3 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$837 short of $6.4K on FanDuel and -$259 short of $5.4K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2019LAC3336812.25702
2018LAC12121758855.06341047
2017LAC161628411053.8987858
2016SD13112549973.93481061
2015SD14121846413.4827033
Career (5 Seasons)585493337093.988728201
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019LAC339343.78141002
2018LAC1212504909.806645121
2017LAC1616584768.214944122
2016SD13114141910.223524021
2015SD1412331925.82180008
Career (5 Seasons)585419116118.43661113274
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OCTOBER GAMES336812.32709343.811
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
SUNDAY GAMES336812.32709343.811
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
LOSSES336812.32709343.811
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOME GAMES220492.50707375.300
ROAD GAMES1163222602-3-1.511
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
Nissan Stadium1163222602-3-1.511
ROKiT Field - Dignity Health Sports220492.50707375.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
vs Denver Broncos112312.6070471.800
vs Pittsburgh Steelers18182.30703301000
vs Tennessee Titans1163222602-3-1.511
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOT WEATHER >= 80112312.6070471.800
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)224502.12705275.411
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTDOOR GAMES336812.32709343.811
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
ON GRASS FIELDS336812.32709343.811
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MARGIN 0-7336812.32709343.811
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FIRST HALF SEASON336812.32709343.811
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION224502.12705275.411
VS OWN DIVISION112312.6070471.800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
VS AFC TEAMS336812.32709343.811
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 7020000000---00
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF03310301131300
FOURTH DOWN000---00000---00
FIRST DOWN021462.20605214.200
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS06162.7050231.500
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS08222.8170310.300
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE077105011111
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE07101.41504235.800
THIRD DOWN0100000214711
TIED013221.716011111
SECOND DOWN014352.52702-1-0.500
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE018502.8170351.700
OVERTIME000---00000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE04143.506015500
BEHIND023592.61708334.100
ATTEMPTS 31+000---00000---00
3RD QUARTER08192.4070216800
4TH QUARTER0200000231.500
2ND QUARTER010202060214711
2ND HALF010191.90704194.800
1ST HALF026622.4270515311
1ST QUARTER016422.6270310.300
AHEAD000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS000---00000---00
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-2008141.805000---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30000---00000---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-10028672.427000---00
AS STARTER000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS000---00000---00
OVERALL336812.32709343.811
2019 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDFL
*109/08INDW30-2400000000000
*209/15@DETL13-1000000000000
*309/22HOUL27-2000000000000
*409/29@MIAW30-1000000000000
510/06DENL20-1312312.5870471.75500
610/13PITL24-178182.257033010.001400
710/20@TENL23-2016322.00602-3-1.50111
* Indicates player did not play that week