RB Todd Gurley - Los Angeles Rams

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

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The Rams did not confirm or deny that Gurley has arthritis in his surgically repaired knee this offseason

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, 5, 6, 6, 11, 11, 12, 12, 15, 17
Overall Redraft - 15, 6, 6, 6, 9, 13, 15, 30, 30, 33
RB Redraft PPR - 11, 6, 6, 7, 9, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 14, 20
Overall Redraft PPR - 24, 6, 13, 15, 21, 25, 25, 27, 27, 28, 32, 42
RB Dynasty - 8, 5, 7, 7, 9, 10, 11
Overall Dynasty - 14, 13, 13, 17, 22

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 14.5 195.0 * * 38.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 195.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 14.0 230.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 198.0 * * 47.0 * * *

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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: 15
RB: 10
Overall-PPR: 17
RB-PPR: 10

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Footballguys Articles

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
The Gut Check No.472: Going Down with the Ship
  Matt Waldman - June 20
Pre-Camp PPR Running Back Tiers and Strategy
  Sigmund Bloom - June 20
Pick-a-Player: James Conner, Todd Gurley, or Joe Mixon
  FBG Staff - June 17
The Gut Check No.471: 20 Spring Risers And Fallers
  Matt Waldman - June 14
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  Sigmund Bloom - June 14
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  Phil Alexander - June 11

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Latest News

Rams | Trainer confirms Todd Gurley's arthritic knee (Mon Jun 17, 04:07 PM) - Updating previous reports. Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is in fact dealing with arthritis in his knee after months of speculation. Travelle Gaines, who has trained Gurley for three years, suggested 'not one thing has changed' in regards to his client and that 'our routine has worked, he's been strong, he's been in great shape, he's done well.' Gaines went on to say the decision this offseason to have Gurley drop six pounds and trim his body fat from 10 percent to seven was not due to injuries and more to accentuate his speed. The trainer also said 'it's never been told to me' that the Rams plan on decreasing Gurley's workload come Week 1.'Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle. He's now at the Year 5 mark; all we're doing is managing that. If we can pound him less in the offseason while keeping his weight down, working on his strength, working on his agility in short areas, that's going to give him a better chance to be healthy Weeks 14 through 17 when they really count,' Gaines said.

Our View: Gaines has been a trainer for some of the best players in the NFL (and the NBA too), so we'll listen to what he has to say about Gurley. The veteran superstar RB has seen his ADP slide in recent weeks as Fantasy GMs are nervous about his knee condition and about the Rams perhaps using more Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson to spell Gurley in 2019. Gurley now is a boom/bust pick for Fantasy GMs in the early second round.
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Rams | Todd Gurley downplays knee issue (Tue Jun 11, 05:35 PM) - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) told reporters Tuesday, June 11, that he is 'fine' and 'doing the same kinds of things he's always done in the offseason. He also suggested the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in college was a 'bigger problem' for him coming out of college than his current issue.

Our View: Gurley may think he's 'fine' but Fantasy GMs are not feeling the same way. There is a ton of hesitation (for good reason) when it comes to selecting Gurley with a top-10 fantasy pick. We are hearing the team could use Darrell Henderson or Malcolm Brown a little bit more to give Gurley a breather. There are also reports about Gurley's role being smaller than it has been in the past. Oh yeah, Gurley is unlikely to play in the preseason too. Gurley has superstar talent but we'll have to see what the news brings for him and the offense in training camp. Stay tuned.
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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