RB Todd Gurley - Los Angeles Rams
|6-1, 222||Born: 8-3-1994||College: Georgia||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2015|
News you need to know
General News (Tue Nov 20): was limited in Week 11 after he had his ankle rolled on early against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Sean McVay. Gurley will be fine going forward, however.
Week 12: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Todd Gurley's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 10 vs SEA (16 / 120 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Gurley set a touchdown up on the first drive with a 20 yard catch and run off of a dumpoff pass, the longest play of the drive. In almost every game, he has at least one drive in which the Rams completely turn the offense over to him. Said drive was the fourth in this game, where Gurley had runs of 11, 9, 10, and 17 yards - the final one going in for a score. He did have a drop where Goff got flushed and threw a hard to reach pass to Gurley's back hip - it got popped up in the air and almost intercepted.
2018 Week 9 vs NO (13 / 68 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 11 / 0 rec)
Gurley went right though the NO offense on the ground on the first drive, capping it with an 8 yard touchdown run. He does such a good job of faking inside then bouncing it out on corners in run support, which he did on his touchdown. He was stuffed for a six yard loss on the Jet Sweep Touch Pass - the first time someone has really stopped that package for the Rams this season. Because of the large deficit, the Rams were not able to really involve him on a consistent basis for the first time this season. Malcolm Brown - Brown was not really involved in the game, but did display some amazing sideline body control along the sideline on his touchdown reception.
2018 Week 8 vs GB (25 / 114 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 81 / 1 rec)
Gurley got a lot of work running the ball, but was mostly stuffed on the ground in this game. He made a nice vertical press and bounce outside on first carry for 7 yards on the first carry, but got swallowed up inside for the rest of the drive. He didn't have a good carry again until 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter, a nice insie zone for 7 yards. The Rams ran hurry up on the next play and gave it to him again on 3rd and 1 and he was stuffed for a 2 yard loss. He had a huge catch along the left sideline on a wheel route to help spark the Rams' first scoring drive. It was initially ruled incomplete, as it was semi-contested and looked as if he may have been bobbling it as he went out of bounds, but a challenge and replay deemed the play a catch for 32 yards, bringing the ball to the Green Bay 3 yard line. Gurley was stuffed on the next two inside runs, before Goff converted a short touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds on 3rd down. The Rams attempted to go for 2 to bring the score to 10-10, but Gurley failed to convert the rush attempt. The Rams scored because of two big pass plays on one drive, but overall the Packer defensive front dominated the half. On his touchdown reception in the second half, he lined up as an outside wide receiver in empty and ran a simple Shallow Cross. It looked like a coverage bust as the Packers where everyone played man except for the defender covering Gurley. He was wide open and ran in untouched for a 30 yard receiving touchdown. On the ensuing two-point conversion attempt, Gurley lined up as the X wide receiver (with Cooks as the runningback in shotgun next to Goff), and beat the DB by running a quick in cut for an easy pitch and catch.
2018 Week 7 vs SF (15 / 63 / 2 rush, 5 / 4 / 23 / 1 rec)
The 49ers held Gurley mostly in check on the ground and through the air. He is unstoppable at this point in terms of converting easy touchdowns. He added another three scores on the day to bring his total to 14 through 7 weeks. His first touchdown came from 7 yards out, soon after the 49ers fumbled and turned the ball over to the Rams deep in their own territory, as he went almost untouched up the middle. His second touchdown was punched in from the 1 yard line, after the 49ers threw an interception and had it returned to their own 11 yard line. To set up his third touchdown, the Rams returned a 49er punt all the way to the 12 yard line. Gurley got an inside carry that was stuffed at the line of scrimmage. On the next play, the Rams ran their patented Play Action screen pass, where Gurley got behind the defensive linemen getting upfield for an easy catch and run touchdown.
2018 Week 6 vs DEN (28 / 208 / 2 rush, 5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Gurley's first touch was a drop on a Touch Pass Jet Sweep. From there on, he absolutely carried the Rams' offense. On his first three carries, he picked up 35 yards to open up the Rams second offensive drive. On the second drive, he opened up dominating the Broncos again - 47 yards two runs and a catch on the first three plays. On 3rd and 2 from the 11 yard line, he got stuffed at the line of scrimmage. The Rams called a timeout. The offense broke the huddle and hurried to the line - instead of going through their various presnap motions, they snapped the ball immediately and caught the Broncos defense before they were set. Gurley rewarded them by not just converting, but by running untouched to the endzone. After a quick three and out in their first drive of the second half, the Rams completely turned their offense over to Gurley and Woods. Gurley touched the ball or was targeted on 7 of 10 offensive plays before punching the ball in from the 1 yard line for a touchdown. The chunk plays seemingly dried up and Gurley/the Rams were playing more methodical before he ripped off a 26 yard gain on a misdirection Toss with 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter. This was a huge run and essentially put the Rams in scoring position while up only score late in the 4th. The drive stalled out, but the Rams were able to kick a field goal to extend their lead to two scores - hugely important as the Broncos scored a touchdown on their next drive to bring the game to 23-20.
2018 Week 5 vs SEA (22 / 77 / 3 rush, 5 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Seattle's defensive line won the matchup overall in the run game against the Rams. His production as a runner was middling overall, although he capped off almost all of the Rams' drives with short scores. He did carry the offense on their first scoring drive with a big time catch and run conversion on 2nd and 16. He broke a tackle on a catch in the flats. On the next play, he wiggled his way through the middle of the defense on an inside carry for 16 yards to take the ball to the 2 yard line before punching it into the endzone on the next play. He almost scored a TD on a touch pass again, but dove from the three yard line and came down at the one. He was stuffed on the next carry and the drive ended in a field goal. He capped off the Rams' scoring drives in the second half with short touchdown runs after the team rode Josh Reynolds and Robert Woods down the field.
2018 Week 4 vs MIN (17 / 83 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 73 / 1 rec)
Gurley had a fantastic day on the stat sheet. He consistently ground out 8 yard gains running inside zone. The Vikings poorly schemed the Rams' Inside Zone/Jet Sweep action, and the Rams were able to run the ball whenever they wanted. While most of Gurley's receiving production comes off of their Play Action Screen concept, he showed just how dangerous he can be as a pass catching option getting vertical on his touchdown catch. He lined up to Goff's left in shotgun and ran a vertical seam route right off the left tackle's butt cheek. He gave Anthony Barr a little hesitation move right when he broke to the second level, then accelerated past him up the seam where Goff placed a perfect throw over Gurley's shoulder. While they didn't really go to their patented PA Screen in this game, when they finally did run it, it popped off for a 50+ yard gain in the second half.
2018 Week 3 vs LAC (23 / 105 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
Gurley opened up the game gashing the Chargers on the first drive. However, he fumbled during a tackle attempt on him on a screen pass (Chargers recovered). He easily scored a TD in one attempt after a Brandin Cooks reception brought the ball to the 1 yard line. Left some meat on the bone with a huge gain on a screen pass in the third quarter called back on a ticky-tack holding call. He did get more redzone work in the third quarter, but the drive was capped off by a short Robert Woods touchdown catch. He got a huge chunk of his attempts down the stretch of the game after the Rams opened up the second half with 14 points, pulling away from the Chargers.
2018 Week 2 vs ARI (19 / 42 / 3 rush, 3 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
The Rams notably tried to attack the Cardinals with runs to the right side with Gurley with very little success from a YPC standpoint. The Arizona front 7 played very aggressively and got stops behind the line of scrimmage. While Gurley wasn't overly productive from a YPC standpoing, he was the Rams' engine inside the redzone, scoring 3 times on the day. On his first TD, Higbee and Kupp both got great seals on the edge and Gurley was able to drip outside for an 11 yard TD. It was great blocking and great patience by Gurley to press the run inside before cutting out at the least minute and breaking a Patrick Peterson tackle attempt to get to the perimeter. He converted the 2 point conversion on an inside zone (LAR had to run 2-point because their kicker wasn't available). Gurley got a ton of work in both run and pass game to close out the 2nd quarter, capping the drive off with a 1 yd TD run as the clock hit :00. He converted another short TD late in the third quarter putting the Rams up 27-0 and exited the game thereafter.
2018 Week 1 vs OAK (20 / 108 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)
The Rams did not involve Gurley early, and the Raiders were able to take a lead on the Rams into halftime. In the second half, the Rams leaned on Gurley and made him the centerpiece of the offensive attack. He took his second touch of the game to the house - officially recorded as a reception but it was a 19 yard Touch Pass/Jet Sweep from inside the redzone. He started as the weakside perimeter receiver from an empty formation and motioned into the backfield pre-snap. He was almost untouched on his way to the endzone, making a few nice cuts to avoid contact in the open field off his blocks. In the second half, he carried the Rams offense. He ran inside zone, tosses, screens and opened up the passing game with play action. He only exited the game for a few plays in the early fourth quarter.
Latest NewsRams | Todd Gurley hampered by ankle (Tue Nov 20, 05:57 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (ankle) was limited in Week 11 after he had his ankle rolled on early against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Sean McVay. Gurley will be fine going forward, however. Our View: After an instant classic on Monday night against the Chiefs, the Rams get a bye to get Gurley and the rest of their starters some rest. We'll be monitoring Gurley's progress during the week of practice next week.
link to story Rams | Todd Gurley shockingly doesn't find end zone (Tue Nov 20, 12:36 AM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley finished with 55 yards on 12 rush attempts and hauled in all three of his targets in the passing game for 39 yards Monday, Nov. 19, against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, for the first time this season, he did not score a touchdown. link to story Rams | Todd Gurley has full practice (Sat Nov 17, 06:40 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (non-injury related) was a full participant in practice Saturday, Nov. 17. link to story Rams | Todd Gurley receives day off (Fri Nov 16, 07:11 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 16. Our View: Gurley just getting some rest here. He's set to go off on Monday night against the Chiefs. Start him as you normally would in Week 11.
link to story Rams | Todd Gurley rolls up 160 total yards (Sun Nov 11, 11:27 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 16 times for 120 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 40 yards in a 36-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10. link to story More News
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