NFL Best Ball: How Does the Melvin Gordon News Affect His Ranking?

Melvin Gordon is holding out for a new contract, but should you hold out on drafting him? Find out below how our analysts are handling this developing situation in their drafts.

How does the Melvin Gordon news affect his ranking?

STLCards: I tend to be conservative in these situations, especially with players that require early-round picks. Throw in the fact that I’m naturally less excited about Gordon than the rest of the world in the absence of other circumstances and he’s essentially off my board now.

Beermakersfan: I was slightly worried about his overall workload, receptions and red zone work all taking a hit before this news, so I have dropped him into the second round for now. We still have plenty of time for this situation to remedy itself, but if I’m drafting now I’m looking to others in that area of the draft. If he falls far enough, then I’ll take my chances.

Chris Gimino: Melvin Gordon was never going to even put his helmet on in preseason play, and this is the fraud of the century. With a stunning lack of leverage here, I expect him to suit up Week 1. I’m not lowering him in my rankings just because of this. That said, I was bearish on him to begin with and may further adjust him down anyway.

JSURab: I did drop Melvin Gordon in my rankings. He is not someone I was taking at his ADP before the holdout news. I prefer those top top four WRs over him in Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Michael Thomas and Julio Jones.

JoshADHD: It doesn’t affect my ranking at all. I think he’s blowing smoke and doesn’t intend to sit out the season. I also don’t have him ranked all that highly to begin with, and haven’t been drafting him much in my Best Ball leagues. This story is a non-factor for me.

To find more Best Ball advice and analysis from our experts, check out the Expert Survey: Picks Edition and the Expert Survey: Strategy Edition.

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