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News: 2 days agoGordon rushed eight times for 18 yards and brought in two of three targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' 17-14 loss to the Browns on Thursday night.
Spin: Gordon's 2.3 yards per carry average underscores how tough the sledding was against Cleveland's stingy run defense, but the veteran back still gave fantasy managers some consolations with his eight-yard scoring grab midway through the third quarter. Gordon doubled up Javonte Williams in carries, but the eight rushing touches still qualified as his lowest total in that category this season. The Broncos will hope to be able to run a more balanced attack in a Week 8 home matchup versus Washington a week from Sunday.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Gordon had a successful first season in Denver in 2020, ranking ninth among backs in carries, rushing yards and TDs while finishing as RB14 in fantasy. Gordon was effective as a rusher (4.6 YPC, 1.9 YAC) and has now scored at least nine TDs in five-consecutive seasons. On the flip side, Gordon wasn't as involved as expected as a receiver (45 targets is his fewest since 2015) and struggled badly in that area (RB-worst 3.5 YPT). Durability remains a concern (he's missed at least two games in four of six NFL seasons) and the 28-year-old now has legitimate competition via second-round pick Javonte Williams. Gordon may lead the unit early on in the season, but figures to struggle for consistent RB2 numbers. He's a fine flex target in drafts.