RB Todd Gurley - Los Angeles Rams

6-1, 222Born: 8-3-1994College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 10 (2015)

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Summary

Todd Gurley's electric two-year run of production between 2017 and 2018 is clouded by his quizzical end to the regular season and lack of usage in the postseason as the Rams ultimately lost in the Super Bowl. Gurley amassed 40 total touchdowns over the two seasons and averaged more than 125 yards-per-game as the centerpiece to arguably the most dynamic offense in the NFL. While putting up eye-popping two-way production, including more than 1,300 receiving yards, Gurley's workload was not at historically high levels at 22-23 per game. Gurley's knee injury was managed late in the year but still limited his usage in the Super Bowl despite logging the fastest measure speed of any player in the pinnacle game. Gurley's single concern is how his knee may or may not affect him in 2019. C.J. Anderson, Gurley's notable replacement, left in free agency, leaving returning Malcolm Brown (also from injury) and third-round rookie Darrell Henderson to jockey for the all-important primary backup role throughout the season. (April 29)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 11, 5, 6, 6, 6, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 18
Overall Redraft - 16, 6, 6, 6, 11, 13, 19, 20, 21, 23, 34
RB Redraft PPR - 10, 6, 6, 7, 7, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 15, 15
Overall Redraft PPR - 20, 6, 12, 13, 16, 18, 21, 21, 23, 23, 24, 27, 27, 27, 28, 33
RB Dynasty - 10, 5, 9, 9, 19
Overall Dynasty - 15, 16, 17, 17

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 LA 16 278 885 6 58 43 327 0 1
2017 LAR 15 279 1305 13 87 64 788 6 2
2018 LAR 14 256 1251 17 81 59 580 4 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 14.5 200.0 * * 38.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 195.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 14.0 230.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 188.0 * * 45.3 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Todd Gurley's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 16
RB: 10
Overall-PPR: 17
RB-PPR: 10

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Footballguys Articles

The Gut Check No.474: Notable Yards After Contact Running Backs
  Matt Waldman - July 12
Monday Injury Rounds: Todd Gurley, Sony Michel, and Degenerative Knees
  Jene Bramel - June 17
Thoughts on Drafting Todd Gurley
  FBG Staff - May 28
The Gut Check No.468: 20 Players to Avoid
  Matt Waldman - May 23
Monday Injury Rounds: Running Back Update
  Jene Bramel - May 20
Monday Injury Rounds: PUPdates
  Jene Bramel - July 22
14 Value Plays at Quarterback
  FBG Staff - July 21
11 Overrated Quarterbacks
  FBG Staff - July 21
Footballguys Staff vs Non-Staff: Best Ball Draft 1 (DRAFT format)
  Jeff Haseley - July 20
11 Fantasy-League-Winning Players
  Chad Parsons - July 19

Articles from around the web

Expected fantasy points: The most and least efficient touchdown scorers
  Scott Barrett - June 27
You Should Avoid Todd Gurley in Fantasy Football Drafts
  J.J. Zachariason - June 26
What do we do with Todd Gurley for fantasy?
  Jeff Ratcliffe - June 5
2019 Fantasy Football Dynasty Running Back Rankings: Do David Johnson Le'Veon Bell and Todd Gurley deserve a spot in the top 10?
  Heath Cummings - July 21
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  Jamey Eisenberg - July 21
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  Mike Tagliere - July 19
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  Matthew Gajewski - July 18
32 Dynasty Takes on 2019 Rookies
  Jon Glosser - July 18
Who's Projected to Be 2019's Most Efficient Running Back?
  Brandon Gdula - July 17
The Kugler Effect
  Jon Diment - July 13

Latest News

Rams | Todd Gurley proclaimed ready by coach (Fri Jul 19, 12:18 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) received a vote of health and confidence Thursday, July 18, from head coach Sean McVay, who was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. 'I think he's feeling great,' McVay said on the show of Gurley. 'I think, you know, one of the things about Todd is (he's a) great competitor. I think he's earned the right to be able to have the plan that we had this offseason. Can't wait to get him back going. I know he's ready to go and it's going to be fun for the Rams this year.'

Our View: Gurley's knee problem has made his draft stock fall a bit this summer. He's got a current ADP of RB11 (2.05) in 12-team PPR leagues. His knee scares Fantasy GMs just a bit and so does the fact that the Rams could use guys like Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown a bit more to give Gurley a breather.
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Rams | Todd Gurley not changing style (Wed Jul 10, 02:54 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) said he does not plan to change his playing style even though he has been dealing with knee issues.

Our View: That's cool, but let's see if he can hold up. Reports this offseason have speculated the Rams want to manage Gurley's workload better, leading Fantasy GMs to let the superstar back fall to the first-round/second-round turn in fantasy drafts. He won't be used in the preseason (per GM Les Snead), so expect his ADP to stay in the same area for those of you drafting in late August.
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Rams | Todd Gurley happy with time off (Tue Jul 9, 10:51 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) believes sitting out organized team activities and spring workouts was good for him and 'everything went well.'

Our View: Gurley's knee trouble has caused his fantasy stock to drop. Fantasy GMs are concerned about his availability, especially late in the season (see 2018). Gurley is likely to be available at the first turn in your fantasy draft, so be ready to make a decision on how much you trust him and that knee. Gurley has a current ADP of RB11 (2.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Rams | Todd Gurley churns out yards after contact (Mon Jul 8, 05:01 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley has recorded 2,192 yards after contact since 2016 - the second-highest total in the league over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.

Our View: That's what Gurley does...and maybe used to do. We hope beyond hope that Gurley can return to his old form, but the knee problems from last year have put a scare in the fantasy community. Gurley has top-5 talent as a pro running back, but he's falling to RB11 (2.05) in 12-team PPR leagues as people are rightly concerned about his knee. Gurley could pay off big time if he can produce like the top-tier back he used to be.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Carolina Panthers
2vs New Orleans Saints
3@ Cleveland Browns
4vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5@ Seattle Seahawks
6vs San Francisco 49ers
7@ Atlanta Falcons
8vs Cincinnati Bengals
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Pittsburgh Steelers
11vs Chicago Bears
12vs Baltimore Ravens
13@ Arizona Cardinals
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15@ Dallas Cowboys
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17vs Arizona Cardinals