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What to do with Melvin Gordon in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Melvin Gordon ahead of the Broncos Week 17 matchup against the Raiders.

Melvin Gordon #25 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos are wrapping up the 2020 season with a Week 17 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders and Melvin Gordon has a chance to make up for the poor outing he had the last time he faced these divisional rivals. Let’s go over Gordon’s fantasy outlook ahead of this weekend’s action.

Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos RB Melvin Gordon

Gordon has gotten consistent touches for quite some time now and has reached double-digits in carries for seven straight contests. He’s eclipsed 60 rushing yards five times during that span but busted against Las Vegas with just 46 rushing yards on 11 carries earlier this season. Phillip Lindsay will end the year on the IR and Royce Freeman has been used sparingly in recent weeks. Gordon has a clear path to high involvement if regardless of the game script.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Gordon and expect him to improve upon his last game against the Raiders.