RB Todd Gurley - Atlanta Falcons

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

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Todd Gurley found one of the few wide-open starting running back jobs in the NFL with his signing in Atlanta this offseason. Gurley rebounded from his confounding end to the 2018 season and the Rams' Super Bowl run with only one missed game and more than 250 touches. The Rams offense was a limiting factor with a struggling offensive line and a passing game losing efficiency. Gurley's passing game involvement fell off a cliff as well with his targets nearly cut in half from his elite 2017-2018 seasonal peaks. With Atlanta, their offensive line was mediocre at best last season but partly to blame was a collection of running backs struggling to create on their own. A huge potential boost for Gurley is usage in the passing game. Atlanta running backs saw nearly double the targets as the Rams backfield in 2019 with lead back Devonta Freeman at a robust 71. With a strong contract - albeit a one-year test drive - Gurley is in a prime position to rebound from his barely 1,000-total-yard campaign a year ago. (April 28)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 25, 19, 25, 26, 28, 39
Overall Dynasty - 61, 42, 68, 69

Stats and Projections

2017 LAR 15 279 1305 13 87 64 788 6 2
2018 LAR 14 256 1251 17 81 59 580 4 1
2019 LAR 15 223 857 12 50 31 207 2 2
2020 ATL 10 167 * * 24 16 * * *
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.8 188.0 * * 41.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 14.0 190.0 * * 42.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 210.0 * * 41.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 202.0 * * 39.6 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 14.6 194.1 * * 41.1 * * *

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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.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 28
RB: 16
Overall-PPR: 27
RB-PPR: 15

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Latest News

Falcons | Thursday's practice report for Atlanta (Thu Nov 26, 06:00 PM) - Atlanta Falcons TE Hayden Hurst (ankle), RB Qadree Ollison (illness) and RB Todd Gurley (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 26. WR Julio Jones (hamstring), DT Grady Jarrett (knee, groin), OG James Carpenter (groin), DE Dante Fowler (hamstring), LB Foyesade Oluokun (knee), LB Edmond Robinson (hamstring), WR Calvin Ridley (foot) and LB Mykal Walker (hamstring) were limited. TE Luke Stocker (foot) practiced in full. The Falcons did not practice Thursday, so the report is an estimation.

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Falcons | Todd Gurley misses Wednesday's practice (Wed Nov 25, 05:11 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (knee) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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Falcons | Todd Gurley goes nowhere fast (Sun Nov 22, 06:33 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley rushed eight times for 26 yards in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints and he added just one grab for three yards on two targets.

Our View: The Saints run defense is a tough draw as it is, and when you add in the loss of Julio Jones, it was clear Gurley was going nowhere. He's not a clear RB2 start against Las Vegas next week unless Jones can play.
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Falcons | Day off for Todd Gurley (Fri Nov 20, 06:24 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 20, but is not on the injury report for Week 11.

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Falcons | Week 11 injury report for Atlanta (Fri Nov 20, 06:02 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (rest) and OG James Carpenter (rest) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 20, but are expected to play in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints. WR Calvin Ridley (foot) was limited in practice all week and OT John Wetzel (ankle) was limited for a second straight day; both players no longer appear on the injury report. WR Olamide Zaccheaus (knee) was added to the injury report and was limited Friday but is expected to be active. OT Kaleb McGary (knee), OT Matt Gono (illness) and TE Jaeden Graham (knee, toe) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed the injury report. C Alex Mack (rest) was not given a practice designation Friday but is also expected to play.

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2020 Schedule

1vs Seattle Seahawks
2@ Dallas Cowboys
3vs Chicago Bears
4@ Green Bay Packers
5vs Carolina Panthers
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7vs Detroit Lions
8@ Carolina Panthers
9vs Denver Broncos
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11@ New Orleans Saints
12vs Las Vegas Raiders
13vs New Orleans Saints
14@ Los Angeles Chargers
15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16@ Kansas City Chiefs
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers