RB Ken Darby - Los Angeles Rams

5-10, 215Born: 12-26-1982College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 7, pick

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Week 15: at Dallas Cowboys

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Los Angeles Rams' rushing volume has spiked in recent weeks following head coach Sean McVay's acknowledgment that Todd Gurley's rushing volume was alarmingly-low earlier in the season. The Rams' rushing volume still ranks just 18th in the league, while the yardage and efficiency totals are no better, but Gurley's playing time and usage rate has spiked in recent weeks, inspiring hope for him to perhaps register at least 1 100-yard rushing day down the stretch. Gurley has carried the ball at least 19 times in 3 out of his last 4 games, coming within 5 yards of the century mark twice during that stretch. Running behind Los Angeles' horrific offensive line, Todd Gurley has had his work cut out for himself on the ground this season, but a handful of impressive performances have his stock and, in turn, the stock of the entire Rams' rushing attack trending upwards as they battle for a potential Wild Card spot in the playoffs. Against the run, the Cowboys have faced medial volume this season, while posting middle-of-the-road run-stopping metrics across the board. They rank 19th in the league in rushing yardage allowed, 22nd in rushing touchdowns allowed, but 13th in yards per carry allowed on the season. Thanks to a strong defensive front seven, Dallas has only allowed 2 100-yard rushers this season. Headlined by defensive linemen Demarcus Lawrence and Christian Covington in the trenches and Jaylon Smith at linebacker, the Cowboys field ample run-stopping talent to stifle most rushing attacks. In the secondary, Byron Jones, Chidobe Awuzie, and Jourdan Lewis contribute more in run support than practically any other group of cornerbacks in the league. This run-stopping strength in the secondary is paramount to the team's ability to limit big plays on the ground, and subsequently, big rushing performances. Expect the Rams to have their hands full in the trenches this weekend, as Todd Gurley is unlikely to post his first 100-yard rushing day of the season against Dallas' capable run defense.

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

Percentile ranks

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

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Schedule

15@ Dallas Cowboys
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17vs Arizona Cardinals