Player Fantasy Projection
Melvin Gordon 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Melvin Gordon Bio & Career Stats
Position: Running Back
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Mary D. Bradford HS [Kenosha, WI]
Drafted: 2016 San Diego Chargers
(Round: 1 #15)
|Melvin Gordon 2016 Fantasy Projection
||*Avg Games Played
||2015 Fantasy Ranking
|2016 Bye Week
||Head Coach Change
||**Coming Off Injury
||Depth Chart Change
||Higher Fantasy Avg then League
||Harder Schedule in 2016
||Better Defenses in 2016
||Better Rush Defenses in 2016
||Better Against Sub 500 Teams
|Melvin Gordon Previous Years Stats
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|Melvin Gordon 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Melvin Gordon was below his fantasy projection last year. His best fantasy RB ranking was #48 in 2015.
, and he was one of the top 25 most consistent players overall (ranked 16).
Career Experience Outlook:
Gordon is entering his 2nd year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 2nd year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.39 from their 1st year.
Last year Gordon averaged 0.34 fantasy pts per game less than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2015 was 5.60.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.077) pts per game for Gordon. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Derek Watt has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Malcom Floyd (2015 Avg: 3.54 Pts/Game) has left the team, Steve Johnson (2015 Avg: 4.76 Pts/Game) is now starting and Travis Benjamin (2015 Avg: 5.70 Pts/Game) and Keenan Allen (2015 Avg: 7.53 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Ladarius Green (2015 Avg: 3.50 Pts/Game) has left the team, Antonio Gates (2015 Avg: 5.59 Pts/Game) is now starting and Hunter Henry has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Trevor Robinson is no longer starting, Mike Windt has left the team and Matt Slauson has been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Gordon played last year (105 - 103 - 0 0.505%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (100 - 108 - 0 0.481%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,941) compared to last season's teams (4,672) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Gordon had a better fantasy avg (5.60 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (4.93 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it the data would suggest he may have a worse fantasy season, but the trend could easily change to Gordon doing better against teams with a worse record.
From a defensive standpoint, Gordon faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.85 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.15 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (108 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (107 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).