Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay expected to split Broncos' starter role

Denver Broncos running backs Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay are expected to both play "enough where we really don't have to designated a starter," per head coach Vic Fangio.

What It Means:

Gordon may see a slightly larger share of the Broncos' carries than Lindsay, but this is expected to be a split backfield in 2020. Per Fantasy Football Calculator, Gordon is being drafted at the beginning of the third round and Lindsay is being taken in the middle of the eighth in standard 12-team formats.

Gordon is the RB22 and Lindsay is the RB38 in numberFire's preseason fantasy rankings. Our models expect Gordon to see 256.5 touches and Lindsay to total 151.5 touches.