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Melvin Gordon Fantasy Outlook for Week 5 Destroyed With Broncos-Patriots Game Postponed

Jason Schandl
Melvin Gordon's fantasy outlook in Week 5 means he must be benched due to the Broncos-Patriots postponed game
Melvin Gordon's fantasy outlook in Week 5 means he must be benched due to the Broncos-Patriots postponed game / Elsa/Getty Images
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Melvin Gordon has been a solid fantasy football producer in his first season with the Denver Broncos. He's racked up at least 80 yards from scrimmage and found the end zone three times in four games.

News broke on Sunday morning that the Broncos' Week 5 matchup against the New England Patriots has been postponed, however, so fantasy managers need to get Gordon out of their starting lineups.

This news doesn't come long after the game was already postponed from Sunday to Monday in Week 5, and an additional positive COVID test in the Patriots organization on Sunday morning sealed the deal.

This game is now being scheduled for Week 6, while Week 5 will count as the Broncos' by week.

That means, of course, that Gordon will not earn any fantasy points this week. Disappointed fantasy managers aren't alone, either, as Gordon himself is frustrated with the situation.

The good news is, however, that the Broncos' bye week being moved means that fantasy managers with Gordon on their team now won't be missing him in Week 8, when their bye week was previous scheduled.

If you're scrambling for a last-minute waiver wire replacement, consider Justin Jackson.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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