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Melvin Gordon on Javonte Williams: Broncos 'want Vonte to be the guy'

According to Melvin Gordon, the Denver Broncos want running back Javonte Williams "to be the guy."

What It Means:

Despite Gordon's previous role in Denver's offense, it appears Williams will be their lead back in his second NFL season. With recent hype surrounding the 22-year old's potential utilization, Williams' current draft position in 12-team point per reception leagues according to Fantasy Football Calculator stands in the second round while Gordon has been drafted on average in the eighth.

Williams' current 2022 yearly projection includes 251.9 rushing attempts for 1,125.3 yards and 8.1 touchdowns and 47.9 receptions for 344.9 yards and 2.7 receiving touchdowns while Gordon's expectation includes 150.6 carries for 670.5 yards and 5.8 touchdowns and 28.4 receptions for 196.0 yards and 1.7 receiving touchdowns.