Start Broncos RB Melvin Gordon In Fantasy This Sunday? Plus Why It’s Time To Sell High On Noah Fant

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Should you start Broncos running back Melvin Gordon in fantasy football this Sunday? Our expert projects what to expect from MG3 against the Cowboys and whether that makes him a start or sit for Week 9.

He also offers roster advice for managers with Broncos tight end Noah Fant on their bench this week. (Spoiler: He thinks it’s time to sell high on Fant.)


Start Broncos RB Melvin Gordon In Fantasy?

by Sean Koerner

If you have a sit/start decision involving Melvin Gordon this week, I would lean toward sitting him.

Not only is Gordon locked into a near 50/50 timeshare with talented rookie running back Javonte Williams, but MG3 is at risk for a floor game given the Broncos’ tendency to abandon the run in negative game scripts.

The Broncos have averaged 29 rush attempts in their four wins compared to only 18 in their four losses. Considering the Broncos are 9.5-point underdogs against the Cowboys (check real-time NFL odds here), it’s about a coin flip Gordon will get 10+ carries this week.

Left tackle Garett Bolles is also out, which is a big loss for the offensive line and hurts Gordon’s outlook even more.

Verdict: Lean toward sitting Melvin Gordon in Week 9



Sell High On Noah Fant

by Sean Koerner

Fant is not expected to play in Week 9 as he remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, his target share will be much lower once he returns, given both Jerry Jeudy and Albert Okwuegbunam returned to action last week.

Fant has produced like a top 10 TE this season, so you should be able to get a decent return for him. I would attempt to float offers to cash out on him once he returns next week.

On a side note, Albert O could be a low-end TE1 option this week if he’s able to suit up. Okwuegbunam is one of the better backup TEs in the league and would thrive as the featured TE with Fant out this week. However, Okwuegbunam is dealing with a knee injury that has him listed as questionable.

If he can suit up this week, he will be a sneaky low-end TE1 option.



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