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David Montgomery or Melvin Gordon: Who is a good fantasy pick?

(L-to-R) David Montgomery and Melvin Gordon
(L-to-R) David Montgomery and Melvin Gordon

Fantasy football managers may have a tough choice when it comes to choosing between David Montgomery or Melvin Gordon for the rest of the season. The two running backs are among the few top-rated players in the NFL.

David Montgomery's Chicago Bears are currently in third place in the NFL North with two wins and four defeats. Meanwhile, Melvin Gordon's Denver Broncos are third in the AFC West with two wins and three losses this season.

David Montgomery has put up 246 rushing yards in 42 attempts this season with one touchdown to his name. He began the season with a mere 26 rushing yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.

In Week 2, Montgomery added a sparkling 122 yards against the Green Bay Packers. However, he followed that up with an underwhelming 12 yards in Week 3 against the Houston Texans. The running back was ruled out of Week 4 due to an ankle injury.

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery

The 25-year-old Montgomery then recorded 20 yards in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings while getting his first touchdown of the campaign. He then racked up 67 yards in Week 6 against the Washington Commanders.

It still seems that Montgomery hasn't been at his best this season. However, he has shown flashes of brilliance from time to time.

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon, on the other hand, has also had a poor start to the season. The Broncos star has managed 193 rushing yards on 52 attempts in five games with one touchdown.

Gordon started the season with a decent 58 rushing yards in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. He then put up another 47 yards in Week 2 against the Houston Texans. Gordon had a torrid outing in Week 3 as he added just 26 yards against the San Francisco 49ers, despite getting his first touchdown of the season.

Gordon had another disappointing run in Week 4, scoring eight yards against the Las Vegas Raiders. In Week 5, he had 54 rushing yards against the Indianapolis Colts.

Both these running backs have struggled to get going this season. But who would you pick in your fantasy team - David Montgomery or Melvin Gordon?

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David Montgomery or Melvin Gordon: Who should you start?

David Montgomery has 41.9 fantasy points in five starts, while Gordon has 31.1 points in as many games. Montgomery does have a slight edge over Gordon this season. We expect him to outperform the Broncos star for the remainder of the season.

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Montgomery suffered a setback with his ankle injury in Week 4. However, it appears that the Bears running back has recovered well. The 25-year-old will be imperative for Chicago if they want to push for the playoffs this season.

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