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Denver Backfield Appears To Be One To Avoid In Fantasy Drafts

If you have not been able to keep track of NFL transactions because of a myriad of distractions, you may not remember that former Charger running back Melvin Gordon is now a member of the Denver Broncos.

Honestly, we forgot too. He signed a two-year deal worth $16M, for what it is worth. It was certainly far less than he expected to sign for when he was comparing himself to some elite back last year.

Gordon held out into Week 5 of the 2019 season and ended his career with the Chargers with just over 4,000 yards rushing on a little more than 1,000 carries in his five seasons. With the hype that he had, it always felt like he did a little more, but he only had one season where he rushed for over 1,000 yards.

Now he will share the backfield with Phillip Lindsay, hurting the value of both players.

Head coach Vic Fangio said that both are expected to play “enough where we really don’t have to designated a starter.”

Perfect. Wonderful.

Lindsay has been consistent if unspectacular over his first two seasons in the league. He has totaled 1,037 yards and 9 touchdowns as a rookie and then 1,011 yards and 7 scores last season.

What is worse than the platoon is the offensive line. It was awful last year. It got worse in the offseason. So much so that it was rated the worst unit in the NFL.

Currently Gordon is being drafted as the No. 21 running back, with Lindsay at No. 38. We will avoid both.

Currently the Broncos are set at a 7.5 O/U for wins at FanDuel.com, and with an offensive line like that, a mystery at quarterback with Drew Lock and its schedule. We are taking that under, too.

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