Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon expected to split work again (Broncos OC) Justin Outten is really excited for the RB room. Said the RBs (Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon) will be on a pitch count throughout the season. (DNVR Broncos - Zac Stevens) FF Today's Take: There was some hope that a new coaching staff would feature Williams and make Gordon more of a breather back in 2022, but that does not appear to be the plan. Fantasy managers should not fret, however, as Denver running backs should not lack for scoring opportunities or clock-killing opportunities with Russell Wilson under center and the Broncos sporting a solid defense. Consider Williams a high-end RB2 with occasional RB1 upside and Gordon a solid flex on draft day.
"When you get the ball to a back in space, we re all very excited for that," Hackett said of using RBs Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams in the passing game.
Broncos running back Javonte Williams did enough as a rookie to create the impression that, come 2021, he’d become a workhorse who generates plenty of yards and touchdowns and fantasy victories. But it’s been clear for a while that new coach Nathaniel Hackett isn’t inclined to let one guy carry the load at the tailback [more]
Fantasy football managers will have a decision to make on Williams early in drafts this season. What does history suggest about the pair of running backs?
Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan in Denver had this to say Wednesday after observing early Broncos practices: "I don't think this is a running back competition between [Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams]. I think Gordon is the clear backup, and I believe he's competing with Boone for the No. 2 job." Lammey pointed out that Gordon was working in behind Williams, Boone and Damage Crockett in drills on the 1st day of camp. It's still early for Gordon, who didn't re-sign until April, returning to find a new coaching staff. It's also unlikely that Gordon would return without at least a shot to fight Williams for touches. This will be 1 of the most interesting situations in all of fantasy football this summer. If Williams does operate as a clear lead back, there's upside from his Round 2 ADP. If Gordon commands anything close to last year's work share, though, he'll prove to be a tremendous value. And if Boone surprises ... then there will be plenty of angry fantasy players. We'll keep tracking this backfield closely.