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Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Date of Birth:  08/03/1994
Age:  24
Height  6'1"
Weight:   227
College:  Georgia
Drafted:  2015 | Round 1 | Pick 10
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Rams GM Les Snead hints at scaling back Todd Gurley’s workload.

With Gurley’s health during the team’s run to the Super Bowl last season remaining a topic at the NFL Combine, Snead noted that his star running back has had a lot of touches since entering the league. Snead said they have to think about whether they’re going to keep giving Gurley the same workload they’ve been giving him or if they should scale things back to keep him fresher throughout the season and into future seasons. Snead said if they go the route of giving Gurley less touches, it’d be a “Batman and Robin combination,” so it doesn’t sound like LA is going to give their starter less touches without a lot of confidence in someone stepping in and playing at a high level. C.J. Anderson played exceptionally well when joining the team late last season, but he’s set to become a free agent; and Malcolm Brown has shown major flashes when he’s been given opportunities, so he could just see an increase in touches. The draft has a ton of talent, so they could also target someone then. Gurley has averaged 22.7 touches per game the last two seasons, so we wouldn’t expect his workload to be scaled back too much—perhaps into the 18-to-20-touch range at minimum. One of the game’s premiere big-play and touchdown threats, Gurley is going to remain an elite RB1 even if he gets a few less touches per game.

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Todd Gurley handles 11 touches in Super Bowl LIII loss.

Gurley rushed ten times for 35 yards and caught one pass for a loss of one yard. The superstar runner clearly was not himself since suffering a knee injury at the end of the regular season, and a couple weeks of extra rest didn't seem to make much of a difference against a stout New England defense. Gurley should have a healthy offseason barring a surprise injury reveal in the coming days, but the Rams understandably want veteran C.J. Anderson back in 2019, and it could cut into the workload of their offensive centerpiece. That said, Gurley should be a no-doubt top-five pick in all formats over the summer.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley says he wasn't hurt in yesterday's NFC title game, he just played "sorry as hell."

Gurley told NFL Network's Steve Wyche that he was sorry, so "C.J. (Anderson) did his thing. The whole team did its thing. Everybody kept me up in the game. That's why it's a team sport. This is the greatest team sport in America. It takes everybody, everybody on the team and that's what we did." Despite a touchdown, the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year arguably had his worst game as a pro in the Rams' win to advance to the Super Bowl, as his early drop led to three points for the Saints and a later drop cost his team a first down and potentially a touchdown. Gurley could just not want to use any injury as an excuse for his play, but expect he'll be his usual self with an extra week to prepare for Super Bowl LIII against the Patriots.

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Todd Gurley sees just five touches in NFC Championship victory.

Gurley rushed four times for ten yards and a touchdown, also adding a three-yard reception. The superstar back was significantly out-touched by C.J. Anderson (17 touches), as he was clearly less than 100%, which led to a couple key dropped passes early on, including one that was intercepted on the team's opening drive. Hopefully the extra week of rest will have Gurley ready to roll for Super Bowl LIII against either New England or Kansas City.

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Todd Gurley handles 18 touches in playoff win.

Gurley rushed 16 times for 115 yards and a touchdown, also adding two receptions for three yards. The superstar back didn't see a full workload as he deals with a knee injury, but C.J. Anderson did more than his share of damage with 23 carries for 123 yards and two scores of his own. Gurley will hopefully be a bit healthier in the conference championship, but Los Angeles won't need to push him with Anderson playing so well.

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Todd Gurley has no injury designation for the Divisional Round.

Gurley has been removed from the Rams' final injury report and is ready to go for Saturday night's matchup against the Cowboys in Los Angeles. The star running back has said he wants to see how the knee responds to playing, which indicates he's still not at 100% despite no injury designation, and C.J. Anderson will remain involved in the offense after his hot stretch to end the regular season. Gurley will obviously be a major factor as the Rams look to get to the Super Bowl, though.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley (knee) was officially limited in Wednesday’s practice.

Gurley is expected to play this week, but it shouldn’t be considered a lock, especially with C.J. Anderson filling in admirably to end the regular season. We’ll have practice updates on Gurley over the next two days.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley (knee) was officially a limited participant in today's practice.

Gurley is fully expected to be ready to go for Saturday night's Divisional Round matchup against the Cowboys, but this limited practice indicates he isn't quite 100% yet. Hopefully Gurley is up to a full participant tomorrow or Thursday, but we'll keep you updated. Rams head coach Sean McVay already said C.J. Anderson is going to continue having a solid role even as Gurley returns, which could keep the 2018 Offensive Player of the Year fresh and healthy for the postseason.

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Todd Gurley (knee) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Gurley will understandably not be pushed as Los Angeles takes on the last-place Cardinals, so his season ends with 256 carries for 1,251 yards (4.9 YPC) and 17 touchdowns. The superstar back—who leads the league with 21 touchdowns—also chipped in 59/580/4 receiving line as the centerpiece of Sean McVay's offense, and he is fully expected to return for the playoffs, which most likely will begin in the NFC Divisional Round for the Rams. Expect C.J. Anderson to have another big day this weekend.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley (knee) officially did not practice today.

Gurley doesn't need practice time to play, but it's hard to feel good about his Week 17 status if he's not able to get out there in at least a limited capacity tomorrow.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley (knee) officially did not practice today.

Gurley remains day-to-day with knee inflammation, but the good news is that Rams head coach Sean McVay says the star running back's Week 17 status should be known ahead of Sunday, as they should have a better idea about how he's feeling this week after he had a week of rest. Hopefully Gurley can participate on a limited basis tomorrow or Friday, but we'll see.

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Todd Gurley (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Gurley tested the knee in pregame warmups, but the Rams apparently didn't like what they saw. This is obviously a crushing blow to fantasy owners losing the No. 1 fantasy running back in championship weeks, but the Rams must ensure Gurley is ready to go for the postseason. C.J. Anderson already looks to have a chance to lead LA’s backfield after just signing with the team, but ideally you’ll have a strong bench option to replace Gurley in your Week 16 lineup. Consider Gurley questionable for the regular season finale next week against the Niners.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Gurley didn’t practice all week while dealing with knee inflammation, but the Rams are hoping their star runner is able to get out there Sunday versus the Cardinals. He’ll be a game-time decision, with his availability coming down to his pre-game workout. The Rams play at 4:05 PM ET, which could complicate things for fantasy owners hoping to play the No. 1 fantasy running back into championship lineups. Just be sure to have a backup plan from the later games in case Gurley is out. If Gurley is out, C.J. Anderson has a chance to start despite just signing with LA, as Rams head coach Sean McVay says he’s been really impressive since arriving with the team. Ideally, you’ll have a stronger option currently on your roster ready to play if Gurley is out.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley (knee) officially did not practice today.

Gurley didn’t practice yesterday either, but that’s now looking like more than a precaution as he deals with knee inflammation. The superstar running back has been expected to play this Sunday against the Cardinals, but he appears questionable at best ahead of the final practice of the week. However, Gurley himself says that he’ll play Sunday but that he probably won’t practice tomorrow. We’ll see how Gurley’s listed on the final Week 16 injury report when it’s released.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley is dealing with knee inflammation.

Rams head coach Sean McVay says Gurley is day-to-day and that they "think he's going to be OK." It doesn't appear to be a huge issue after Gurley returned to last night's game versus the Eagles. Expect Gurley to be limited during practice this week, but the superstar running back should be good to for for fantasy owners in title games when the Rams take on the Cardinals this Sunday. We'll update you if Gurley is listed on the final Week 13 injury report when it's released on Friday.

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Todd Gurley scores twice in SNF loss to the Eagles.

Gurley rushed 12 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns, also adding ten receptions for 76 yards. The superstar back saw his playing time scaled back in the second half as he dealt with a knee injury, so that will be something to monitor over the final two weeks. Of course, the Rams now have some work to do if they want to clinch a first-round bye in January, which makes it more likely that Gurley remains a focal point for the fantasy championship. Los Angeles will look to snap out of their offensive struggles next week in Arizona.

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Todd Gurley (knee) has returned to tonight's game.

Gurley's knee injury appeared to be minor, and he is indeed back in the game after a brief absence. He'll look to help lead a comeback with the Rams down by ten points late in the third quarter.

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Todd Gurley (knee) is questionable to return for the Rams.

Gurley has appeared slightly hobbled throughout the night, and now he's out of the game in the third quarter. He was shown with some type of wrap on his left knee while on the bench, but now he's up and with his helmet on, so we'd expect he'll return to the field soon. The star runner probably just isn't at 100% right now.

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Todd Gurley gets 14 touches against the Bears.

Gurley carried 11 times for 28 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards in the Rams’ Week 14 loss. The Bears did an excellent job of limiting Gurley, but he still ideally would get more than the 14 touches he received in the game. Look for the superstar running back to bounce back next Sunday night against the Eagles.

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Todd Gurley scores twice in win over the Lions.

Gurley rushed 23 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns, also adding three receptions for 33 yards. The superstar back now has 19 total touchdowns—which ties a career-high set in 2018—with a quarter of the season still to go, and he will obviously be the No. 1 option at running back for the fantasy playoffs. Week 14 might be a little tough against the Bears in Chicago, but Gurley's involvement as a receiver keeps him atop the rankings.

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Todd Gurley handles 15 touches in memorable win over the Chiefs.

Gurley rushed 12 times for 55 yards, also adding three receptions (on three targets) for 39 yards. Fantasy owners will certainly be a little bummed out that their superstar RB1 had his most modest performance of the season in a game where 105 points were scored, but Gurley might have either been banged up a bit early on or simply saw his workload scaled back a bit with the bye coming up; it's also possible that Sean McVay wanted to air it out on Monday Night Football. No matter what the case, Gurley will remain a high-end RB1 down the stretch, but fantasy owners need to look elsewhere for Week 12 as he enters the bye.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Monday night's Chiefs-Rams game has been moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions.

A concert caused Estadio Azteca to have terrible field conditions, and the NFL decided it wasn't worth having the international game at the risk of player safety. It's a seamless transition considering the game was a scheduled home game for the Rams anyway, so they will get to play at the Coliseum to take on the high-powered Chiefs. This is probably the best possible news for fantasy owners, as there was talk about the game getting postponed, which would have thrown a wrench in plans for some people with the fantasy playoffs just three weeks away. Todd Gurley, Patrick Mahomes, Jared Goff, Kareem Hunt, and all the other stars can be started as normal for Week 11.

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Todd Gurley totals 160 yards and a score in win over the Seahawks.

Gurley rushed 16 times for 120 yards and a touchdown, also adding three receptions for 40 yards. The score—his league-leading 17th of the season—came from 17 yards away in the second quarter, and Gurley is sure to crack 1,000 rushing yards next Monday night against the Chiefs (he currently sits at 988). The MVP candidate should be the top play at the position once again.

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Todd Gurley bottled up, but still goes for 79 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 loss.

Gurley rushed 13 times for 68 yards and a touchdown, also adding six receptions (on seven targets) for 11 yards as the Rams picked up their first loss of the season. The Saints did an excellent job flying to Gurley and making the tackle underneath, and a 35-14 lead was enough to hold off a comeback attempt by Sean McVay's high-powered offense. Gurley should handle more than 19 touches next week against Seattle as Los Angeles looks to basically put away the division before a big Monday Night Football game against Kansas City.

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Todd Gurley turns 31 touches into 195 yards in win over the Packers.

Gurley rushed 25 times for 114 yards, also adding a team-high six receptions and 74 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown. Green Bay did an excellent job stopping Gurley at the goal line—which hadn't been done all year—but the superstar back produced big-time fantasy numbers nonetheless, and they would have been even better if he didn't give himself up short of the end zone to seal the game (and no one should complain about the team-first decision). Through eight games, Gurley is on pace for 1,600 rushing yards, 702 receiving yards, and 30 total touchdowns; he's going to win plenty of fantasy championships down the stretch.

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Todd Gurley scores three times in Week 7.

Gurley carried 15 times for 63 yards and added four receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown against the Niners. The fourth-year running back continues to be a force in the red zone, and he might have done more damage if the game was close (Malcolm Brown received 14 touches). Gurley is already up to 14 touchdowns this season, and he's obviously a major difference-maker in fantasy lineups for the teams that have him. The All-Pro faces the Packers next week.

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Todd Gurley goes for 225 total yards in win over the Broncos.

Gurley rushed 28 times for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns, also adding two receptions for 17 yards. The superstar runner took advantage of a Denver defense that's been allergic to tackling over the past couple games (they just allowed Isaiah Crowell to rush for over 200 yards in Week 5), and he's now on pace for over 2,300 total yards and almost 30 total touchdowns through six weeks. Gurley is the No. 1 fantasy play in all formats next week against the 49ers.

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Todd Gurley scores three times in win over the Seahawks.

Gurley rushed 22 times for 77 yards and three touchdowns, also adding four receptions for 36 yards in the 33-31 victory. The Rams relied on their superstar back to carry the load with Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Cooper Kupp (concussion) both leaving the game, and he took advantage with his second three-score game of the young season. Sean McVay's offense looks as good as ever, and Gurley should be the top running back play in all formats heading into a matchup with the Broncos, who were just run all over by the Jets.

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Todd Gurley totals 156 yards in 38-31 win over the Vikings.

Gurley rushed 17 times for 83 yards and caught four passes for 73 yards and a score in the victory. It was a strong start for Gurley with a touchdown on the team's opening possession, but Jared Goff basically took over the game after that by getting 100-yard days out of Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp. Still, the superstar back was able to pickup consistent yardage when his number was called, and Gurley is now on pace for 2,128 total yards and 24 total touchdowns through four games. He is obviously a high-end RB1 in all formats in Week 5 against the Seahawks.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley totals 156 yards in win over the Chargers.

Gurley rushed 23 times for 105 yards and a score, also catching five passes for 51 yards in a 35-23 victory. The losing Los Angeles team actually did a nice job against the run for the most part, but it didn't matter against Gurley in Sean McVay's offense. The 24-year-old gets a tough matchup against the determined Vikings on Thursday night, but he's obviously an every-week, high-end RB1.

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Todd Gurley II scores three times against the Cardinals.

Arizona did limit Gurley on the ground for most of his carries, but the touches by the goal line they couldn't stop the reigning Offensive Player of the Year from getting in the end zone. Gurley had 19 carries for 42 yards and three touchdowns and added three receptions for 31 yards and two two-point conversions. Gurley obviously must remain in fantasy lineups as an elite RB1 in Week 3 against the Chargers.

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Todd Gurley, Rams get rolling in second half of Week 1 victory.

On the night, Gurley rushed 20 times for 108 yards, also adding three receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown, which came from 19 yards out in the first quarter. The reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year looked extremely explosive (as expected), and he should remain an elite RB1 player despite a tough stretch against the Cardinals, Chargers, and Vikings over the next three weeks.

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Todd Gurley will not play in the Rams' third preseason game.

Gurley did not play at all this preseason, and he won't. The reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year will get plenty of work during the regular season, and he should be a top-five selection in all fantasy drafts.

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The Rams and Todd Gurley are finalizing a four-year, $60 million contract extension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal reportedly includes $45 million guaranteed. The guarantee is the most for a running back in NFL history, as is the $15 million per year, which nearly doubles Devonta Freeman's contract from last season, which was the highest in the league. This deal now sets the market for other star running backs like David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, and Le'Veon Bell, who are all set for new contracts; however, in the case of Bell, he will have to wait until free agency and must play this season on the franchise tag. A deal for Johnson, who reported to Cardinals training camp yesterday despite wanting a new contract, that looks similar to this deal for Gurley could come together soon. Gurley's extension just ensures he'll remain the centerpiece of the Rams' offense for the next handful of years, and he remains in the discussion for the top pick in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

The Rams officially exercised the fifth-year option on running back Todd Gurley.

This was an obvious decision for the Rams. Gurley has lived up to and exceeded the expectations placed on him when he was drafted tenth overall by the franchise in 2015. Picking up the option keeps Gurley under team control through the 2019 season, so they'll have plenty of time to get a long-term deal done. For 2018, Gurley should again get a heavy workload and is an obvious top-five selection in fantasy drafts.

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Todd Gurley goes over 100 yards rushing in Wild Card Round.

Gurley probably didn't get as many carries as Sean McVay and the Rams would have liked, but Atlanta held the ball for over 37 minutes, which made it difficult for LA to establish the run in the playoff loss. Gurley had 14 carries for 101 rushing yards and added four receptions for ten receiving yards, as the Falcons did a great job of limiting the explosive back through the air. Looking ahead to next season, Gurley will certainly be in the discussion for the top pick in fantasy drafts, and he should probably be considered the favorite right now.

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Todd Gurley won't play in Week 17 against the 49ers.

Neither will Jared Goff, as the Rams are locked into the third or fourth seed in the NFC and are not too worried about who the play in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Gurley's stellar regular season ends with 279 rushing attempts for 1,305 rushing yards and 13 receiving touchdowns along with 64 receptions for 788 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns. He is by far the fantasy MVP this year, but fantasy owners will be without him for the final week of the regular season. This also could hurt his MVP bid, as he won't lead the league in rushing. But the Rams have a Super Bowl in mind, and we'll see Gurley and Goff back on the field in a couple weeks for the first round of the playoffs.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

The Rams might rest some starters in Week 17.

Los Angeles is locked into the third or fourth seed in the NFC, and Rams head coach Sean McVay said they might rest some guys given the opportunity of playing a home game in the Wild Card Round no matter what happens this Sunday. It's not clear if Jared Goff, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Todd Gurley—who is in the thick of the MVP race—will sit, but McVay indicated it could come down to what they do in terms of resting guys on the offensive line. Obviously, we'll have to keep an eye on this during the week, and we would expect the team will say ahead of time who is playing and who is not this week against the 49ers.

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Todd Gurley goes off in Rams' Week 16 win.

Gurley had quite the performance in the first week of fantasy championships, carrying 22 times for 118 rushing yards while adding ten receptions for 158 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. The gamebreakinig back's best play was an 80-yard screen pass that he took the distance for a touchdown, showing off his elite speed toward the end zone. Gurley has simply been an animal this season, and he's right up there near the top of the MVP discussion. A lot of fantasy owners in championships likely have Gurley on their squads, and they'll continue to ride him next week.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley runs wild against the Seahawks.

Seattle was no match for Gurley and the Rams, as Los Angeles got off to an extremely hot start and didn't look back, basically locking up the NFC West with two weeks to go. Gurley carried 21 times for 152 yards and three rushing touchdowns along with three receptions for 28 yards and one receiving touchdown. All game, Gurley gashed Seattle's defense with big chunk runs, including a 57-yard score on an outside zone where he zoomed to the end zone. And Gurley's short touchdowns were basically walk-ins. After the performance, a lot of teams with Gurley are probably off to fantasy championships—and this could've been an even bigger performance if Seattle put up a better performance. Gurley, who leads the league with 17 touchdowns, is clearly an elite RB1 for Week 16 against Tennessee.

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Todd Gurley scores twice in Rams' loss.

Gurley got things started off with a bang, as he zoomed to the end zone for a touchdown on a short field after the Rams intercepted a pass to start the game. And he later punched in a go-ahead score late in the game—but it would be the Rams' final score of the game. Overall, Gurley had 13 carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns along with three receptions for 39 yards. The Rams simply didn't have enough plays (45), or it could've been an enormous afternoon for Gurley. Keep him locked in lineups next week against Seattle.

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Todd Gurley leads team in receiving and rushing as Rams top Cardinals.

Gurley rushed 19 times for 74 yards and caught six passes for 84 yards. Fantasy owners were probably upset that Los Angeles ran it at the one-yard line early in the game, but there's really nothing to complain about with their elite RB1. There won't be many better options for the fantasy playoffs than Gurley, and that includes in Week 14 against the Eagles in a huge NFC clash.

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Todd Gurley totals 128 yards on 21 touches in win over the Saints.

Gurley rushed 17 times for 74 yards and caught four passes for 54 yards. Sean McVay decided to attack through the air against New Orleans' banged-up secondary and it worked with 354 yards for Jared Goff in a huge win. Gurley will look to return to the end zone next Sunday against the Cardinals, and he's an elite option in all formats.

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Todd Gurley handles all the backfield work in loss to Minnesota.

Gurley rushed 15 times for 37 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for 19 yards. No other running back recorded a touch, and that could be the case again in another pivotal NFC matchup next week against the Vikings. Gurley is an elite RB1 for Week 12.

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Todd Gurley goes over 130 total yards in Rams' win.

Gurley carried 11 times for 68 yards and caught six passes for 68 yards, including a long of 43 yards, in another all-around game. A matchup next week against the Vikings certainly shouldn't scare you from keeping Gurley in your fantasy lineup, as he's guaranteed to get a good amount of work for the Rams—especially in a game that could have big playoff implications in the NFC.

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Todd Gurley scores twice in blowout win over the Giants.

Gurley rushed 16 times for 59 yards and two touchdowns. He also added two receptions for 45 yards, including a long of 44 yards. Sean McVay has done wonders for the Rams, and Gurley has been a big beneficiary. He will be a high-end RB1 option against the Texans next Sunday.

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Todd Gurley dominates against the Cardinals in London.

Gurley had 22 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 48 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win. As he's shown all season, Gurley is an ultimate weapon out of the backfield—both rushing and receiving. The touchdown run was on a run he bounced outside and threw a nasty stiff arm before turning the corner with superb acceleration and zooming to the end zone for an 18-yarder. The Rams have a bye next week, but Gurley will be an RB1 when the team returns to face the Giants in two Sundays.

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Todd Gurley goes over 100 yards against Jacksonville.

The Rams took advantage of the soft run defense of the Jaguars while avoiding their stingy pass defense, as they ran 32 times compared to 21 throws. Todd Gurley carried 23 times for 116 yards while adding a four-yard reception. Arizona has a much tougher run defense than Jacksonville does, but Gurley is a good bet to get a lot of touches again in Week 7 against them. He also will likely be more involved in the passing game versus the Cardinals.

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Todd Gurley gets touchdown overturned in Week 5.

Gurley carried 14 times for 43 yards and caught two passes for seven yards in the loss to Seattle. He also lost a fumble on what was initially ruled a touchdown, but a review overturned it and ruled that Gurley was losing control of the ball and fumbled it out of the end zone for a touchback. Obviously, it was a big swing in both the close, defensive game and for his fantasy scoring total. Gurley faces a Jaguars defense that'll look to shut him down in Week 6, but he remains an excellent RB1 option.

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Todd Gurley dominates in Rams' 35-30 win over the Cowboys.

Gurley rushed 23 times for 121 yards and caught seven passes for 94 yards and a touchdown, making a case that he's the best running back in the NFL with Ezekiel Elliott on the other side of the field. Even with a tough slate of matchups coming up, Gurley is an every-week RB1 and obviously needs to be in lineups against Seattle next Sunday. He's on pace for 1,448 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, plus 80 catches for 936 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air. It turns out everyone might have been a year early in proclaiming him as the first-overall pick in fantasy drafts.

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Todd Gurley goes off in Rams' Week 3 win.

Gurley made a ton of fantasy owners happy as they get their early weekends off to a great start, as he carried 28 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while adding five receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown through the air. The night couldn't have started off much better, as a near-pick-six on the first play for the 49ers led to a touchdown for Todd Gurley on the Rams' first play near the goal line. This was Gurley's first 100-yard rushing game since the end of his rookie season in 2015, and he'll likely have a good amount of them this season. Gurley is an  obvious great RB1 next week against Dallas as a three-down workhorse.

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Todd Gurley dazzles in loss to the Redskins.

Gurley rushed 16 times for 88 yards and one touchdown, adding three catches for 48 yards and another score through the air. The highlight was the 18-yard touchdown catch from Jared Goff where Gurley hurdled a defender and reached for the end zone. Things are a lot easier with a decent line and better coaching, and it's pretty clear Gurley is one of the best running backs in the NFL. He's a solid RB1 for Week 3 when the Rams face the 49ers on Thursday night.

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Sean McVay features Todd Gurley in Week 1 win.

Gurley rushed 19 times for just 40 yards, but he did score, and also added 56 yards through the air on five receptions. Overall, it was a good showing by Gurley, and it's clear the talented running back will be the workhorse for new head coach Sean McVay. He's an RB1/RB2 for next week against the Redskins.

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Todd Gurley isn't playing for the Rams tonight.

Gurley doesn't have any type of injury we're aware of, so the Rams are likely just sitting him out of this exhibition so he's healthy for the regular season. The Rams open the season versus the Colts on September 10, and Gurley should get a lot of work in that game and all season.

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Todd Gurley rushed eight times for 38 yards and a touchdown on Saturday night.

He also caught a 12-yard pass. Gurley looked good in this one, as the Rams got off to a hot start with two touchdowns in the first quarter. If Jared Goff can make defenses pay for stacking the box, Gurley will see a lot more running room. He's worth a pick in the second- or third-round of fantasy drafts.

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Todd Gurley held to two yards on four carries in preseason opener.

Gurley also caught a 10-yard pass, but rushing room was hard to come by for the first-team offense. The trade for Sammy Watkins could force defenses to respect the pass more, and we expect Jared Goff to take a big step in 2017, so don't be too concerned about the slow start in the team's first exhibition when it comes to their star runner.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley wants to get 1,000 yards receiving this season.

Gurley isn't the first running back this year to say he wants over 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season, as fellow third-year back David Johnson has made it clear that's a big personal goal of his. The talented Rams running back told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he doesn't really do goals, but said "but on my keychain it has 1,500 (rushing yards) and 1,000 receiving." While Gurley might not be big into personal goals, he knows racking up that kind of yardage would help his team. New head coach Sean McVay has been getting his star running back more involved in the pass game, especially with Lance Dunbar out with an injury. The previous coaching staff didn't get Gurley involved much as a receiver, but he certainly has the talent to be a big contributor there. While he might not reach 1,000 yards this season, his role as a receiver out of the backfield looks like it should definitely expand. A lot of his success will come down to the offensive line, but Gurley is looking like a good second round pick in fantasy drafts.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

The Rams are trying to find the right workload for Todd Gurley.

Head coach Sean McVay made it clear his third-year back will be a workhorse, but wants to find the "fine balance between him being at his best and not wearing him out." McVay also said Lance Dunbar being out and not being able to practice has allowed them to see more of what Gurley can do as a receiver and called him "very functional in the passing game as well." The Rams want Gurley to get a lot of carries because he's their best player on offense, but they also want to keep him fresh for the end of games. Gurley's fantasy upside will likely be determined by the play of his offensive line—if they aren't improved from last season, he will very much struggle to be a top option.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley says he's "definitely been loving" the Rams' new offense.

Gurley was on SiriusXM NFL and was optimistic about the new offense. Of course Gurley wasn't going to say he hates the new offense, but he's probably excited about this season after he struggled to get going in 2016. The third-year back also said he thought his former head coach Jeff Fisher did a good job last seaosn, but they kept falling behind and couldn't run the ball. In Sean McVay's offense, Gurley is likely to receive a lot of carries, but the offensive line needs to play a lot better for Gurley to be an elite RB1 again.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley could be more involved as a receiver this season.

Because Gurley has shown the skill set to catch the ball out of the backfield, head coach Sean McVay, who described Gurley as "a much more complete player than maybe a lot of people would think," might look to get him more involved in the passing game. Gurley actually had 43 receptions last season, but perhaps they can bump that up and also get more explosive plays out of it. Lance Dunbar has also gotten praise and is likely to be used as a third down back, however. Still, the Rams are likely going to try to ride Gurley. He is a good bet to bounce back from his 3.2-yard per carry season last year. Gurley's success might come down to the offensive line improving.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley is expected to catch fewer passes this season.

The Rams "want Gurley to be a force on the ground again." With new head coach Sean McVay, the team is expected to utilize Lance Dunbar as a receiving back, much like Chris Thompson with Washington, where McVay was the offensive coordinator, Gurley will be more of a traditional back they hand the ball to. Gurley says he would like to catch more passes, but it appears unlikely. Gurley has big bounce-back potential, but he's better suited for standard leagues than PPR.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

New Rams head coach Sean McVay expects Todd Gurley to "be a great back year-in and year-out."

Gurley had a down year after his superb rookie season, but McVay and the Rams are confident he can bounce back in his third season. McVay made it clear that everyone on the offense needs to improve, which will help Gurley. The signing of left tackle Andrew Whitworth should certainly help solidify the offensive line. Gurley is just 22-years-old (will be 23 in August) and he's one of the biggest (if not the biggest) bounce back candidate this season. He offers major upside in 2017 fantasy drafts, but there is some downside. HIs fantasy value will be debated leading up to the summer, but we definitely think he will bounce back and be at least a back-end RB1.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Rams GM Les Snead said Todd Gurley's subpar season was definitely a "sophomore slump."

He added that they need to give Gurley some help on offense. New head coach Sean McVay is someone that should be able to help get Gurley going in his offense. After averaging just 3.2 yards per carry last season, Gurley is a great bet to bounce back big time in 2017.

Todd Gurley finishes down sophomore season for the Rams.

Gurley had 14 carries for 40 yards and four receptions for 37 yards against the Cardinals in Week 17. His season end with 278 carries for 885 yards (3.2 AVG) and six rushing touchdowns, with 43 receptions for 327 yards. We have to see who the Rams next coach will be, but it's safe to say Gurley will bounce back in 2017. He can do it all, he just needs some help around him. Gurley should be selected in the top 10-12 running backs for 2017 fantasy drafts.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley scores against San Francisco.

Gurley had 23 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown, along with three catches for 20 yards. Some expected a bigger day, but they'll take the 80+ total yards with a touchdown. Gurley will be just a RB2/FLEX to conclude the season against Arizona.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Gurley struggles to find room against the Seahawks.

He had 14 carries for 38 yards. He did have a long of 22 yards where he bounced it outside and showed his great speed, but that was pretty much it. Gurley will be an RB2 against the 49ers on Christmas Eve.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley scores in Rams' blowout loss.

Gurley had 16 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown, along with three catches for 22 yards. A good day for Gurley, considering the Rams got destroyed by Atlanta. Gurley is just a FLEX option this Thursday against a Seattle team that just got destroyed by the Packers.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley rushed 11 times for 38 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Gurley also caught two passes for nine yards. Even as perhaps the third best back in the league, Gurley doesn't have a chance against stacked boxes behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league. The Falcons should do the same next week, so Gurley is not better than a low-end RB2 or FLEX. If you're in the fantasy playoffs despite spending a high first round pick on Gurley, congratulations.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Todd Gurley struggles to find running room against the Saints.

Gurley had 13 carries for 50 yards against New Orleans. He also added four catches for 39 yards. It's good to see Gurley get involved as a receiver, but it doesn't look like he's going to get things going on the ground this year compared to his monster numbers in 2015. He's just an RB2. If you spent a high pick on him, you're likely going to need to have him in your lineup against the Patriots next week.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Gurley scores for the first time since Week 5.

He had 20 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown. The TD was from 24 yards, and Gurley didn’t do much damage besides that. The Saints defense is improving, but Gurley should be an RB1 in a favorable matchup.

Todd Gurley | Rams RB

Gurley held in check by Jets.

He had 21 carries for 64 yards and one catch for eight yards. The Jets have one of the best run defenses in the NFL, so Gurley wasn't expected to have a huge game this week. However, Gurley is averaging just 3.1 yards per carry this year. He can definitely turn it around, but he's looking like one of the biggest fantasy disappointments of the year, relative to where he was drafted. But Gurley is a beast and could get it turned around starting in Week 11 vs Miami.

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