Melvin Gordon or Javonte Williams Fantasy Football Start or Sit? Rankings for Broncos Running Backs in Week 15

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  • Should you start or sit Melvin Gordon or Javonte Williams for fantasy football's Week 15?
  • Read further to see what The Action Network's experts have to say about the matter.

The Denver Broncos will have both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams in the backfield on Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals, but that could make for a tough decision for fantasy football managers.

Managers with both running backs would prefer one sits, raising the floor of the other. But who should fantasy football players go with if a decision is needed between the two?

Both have been productive this season with similar stat lines on the ground. Williams leads the team with 743 rushing yards in 13 games, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and 57 yards per game. Gordon is at 4.5 yards per carry and 59 yards per game.

Both are receiving threats out of the backfield, with Williams catching 34 balls and Gordon another 22. The difference has been scoring. Gordon has nine total touchdowns while Williams has six.

For advice on who to start against Cincinnati in Week 15, we turn to our Action Network consensus rankings. 

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Melvin Gordon & Javonte Williams Fantasy Football Rankings

According to our consensus rankings, which are compiled by experts Sean Koerner and Chris Raybon, Gordon is the higher-ranked option in standard-scoring leagues. Gordon is RB24 ahead of Williams as RB30.

However, there's a disagreement among the experts.

Koerner is much higher on Williams in his personal rankings, putting the rookie at RB18 compared to Gordon at RB 27. Raybon has Williams as RB32.

The rankings are updated throughout the day as news breaks and projections change. For their full rankings and projections, find their rankings here.

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