College: Georgia | 4 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 8/3/1994
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 372.1
Avg Pts: 23.26
Rank: 1 RB
|No Playoff Match Up|
|Week 2||19.80||Todd Gurley 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Todd Gurley II 35 yd rushing TD
Todd Gurley 115 rushing yds (11.50 pts)
Todd Gurley 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Todd Gurley 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 3||8.30||Todd Gurley 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Todd Gurley II 6 yd rushing TD
Todd Gurley 10 rushing yds (1.00 pts)
Todd Gurley 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Todd Gurley 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 4||4.50||Todd Gurley 35 rushing yds (3.50 pts)|
Todd Gurley 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is dealing with arthritis in his knee, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley was limited during the playoffs because of his knee, so owners will need to keep an eye on his situation. He is one of the best running backs in the NFL when he is healthy and can still be a No. 1 fantasy back in 2019.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley left knee is a concern for the organization, and he currently is participating in an offseason regimen to get it ready for the 2019 season. However, if the regimen doesn't work or Gurley's knee regresses, the team may consider stem-cell treatment, a source said Friday, March 1.
Fantasy Spin: Whether the Rams will ever admit it or not, Gurley definitely wasn't at full health during the postseason in which he averaged only 11.3 touches per game after averaging double that (22.5) during the 14 contests he played during the regular season. For now Gurley remains a RB1 fantasy option, but that could change depending on the course of his offseason health reports.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will likely have his workload monitored more often moving forward, according to comments made by general manager Les Snead on Thursday, Feb. 28. 'I think where we have to go is to fast forward to now is with Todd, he's had a lot of carries since he's come in the league, a lot of yards, a lot of touchdowns ... things like that. Obviously, senior year, junior year, Georgia, (tore) the ACL, so over that time there's an element of wear and tear and I think we have to determine in probably two stages: are we going to give him the amount of load that he's had in the past or are we going to lessen that load to let's say keep him fresher for the season and for the seasons beyond. If you go that route, you have to have a good, let's call it Batman and Robin combination or add another superhero figure into that and figure how you're going to do it. ... It's something we want to be intentional about and proactive,' Snead said.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley has amassed 1,229 touches over the first four years of his pro career, so Snead isn't kidding about his odometer. Conversely, he won't turn 25 years old until August, which is about the time most running back begin to hit their prime. While Gurley isn't in any danger of losing significant work anytime soon, the Rams would probably like to find a back they trust enough to use for a series or two. Gurley is still easily worth considering at No. 1 in fantasy drafts, but he is not a consensus pick at that spot.
Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson said Todd Gurley's knee injury was worse than the team originally thought when they signed Anderson to take over for Gurley for the final two regular season games. "Yeah, he'd never really tell me. It was tough. I would say sprained knee," Anderson said. "Obviously, it's the same knee injury he's had before in his career." Head coach Sean McVay and the Rams were calling it knee inflammation. Gurley has taken a pounding and no player in the league has had more touches than him since the start of 2017. He had just 14 carries in the conference championship and Super Bowl combined, so something was clearly not right with the star back. Gurley has gone over 1,000 yards on the ground in three of his four seasons and had 21 total touchdowns in 2018, making him the league's premiere running back. Despite ending the year hobbled in the playoffs, Gurley is a no-brainer first overall fantasy selection in 2019.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) was 'more hurt than we thought' and could have been dealing with a sprained knee as opposed to knee inflammation, as head coach Sean McVay and the team indicated during the season, according to comments made by C.J. Anderson on Fox Sports 1's 'Undisputed' on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 'The injury was a little bit more than what everybody in the building thought, including himself. ... Yeah, he'd never really tell me. ... I would say sprained knee. Obviously, it's the same knee injury he's had before in his career. Obviously, I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee, you always have a knee. So it aggravates and if he was getting a lot of touches earlier in the year -- obviously him being one of the best backs, that probably was the case,' Anderson said.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley's lack of usage down the stretch suggests either he or McVay did not feel the back was not anywhere close to fully healthy. While Anderson admits he has no way to know for sure, a sprained knee can be a serious enough injury to keep Gurley from being able to or wanting to handle a full load. The 24-year-old should be able to enjoy a normal offseason - even if did suffer a knee sprain - and figures to be a fantasy stalwart again in 2019.
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay isn't aware of any medical procedures that running back Todd Gurley (knee) needs in the offseason. Gurley had a physical exam on Tuesday, but McVay has yet to discuss the results with the team trainers yet. The Rams and Gurley continue to maintain that his knee injury wasn't the result of his lack of touches throughout the postseason after he missed the final two games of the regular season. It's a mystery why the NFL's top running back was used so little in the Super Bowl and in the NFC Championship game, even if C.J. Anderson had proved capable of handling a bigger workload. Whatever the case, it seems as though Gurley's knee will be fine heading into the 2019 season. He'll be the no-brainer first overall pick in fantasy drafts.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) does not need any medical procedures on the knee that bothered him later in the season. Gurley and the Rams went through physical examinations Tuesday, Feb. 5, but head coach Sean McVay said he had not talked to team trainers about those exams yet.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley's Super Bowl usage was quizzical, especially since he and the Rams claim that he was not hurt. If C.J. Anderson maintains his complementary role then it will be difficult to select Gurley with the first overall pick in 2019 drafts.
Despite not playing much in the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley continues to insist that his knee is fine. He didn't play much at all in the first half and finished with just 10 carries for 35 yards and one catch for a loss of one yard in the game. The star running back missed the final two games of the regular season and didn't look right in the playoffs. I know theres been a lot of concern about my knee but I really am fine, Gurley said. His knee issue is concerning, but Gurley isn't expected to need surgery in the offseason and he should once again be the top fantasy selection in 2019 drafts.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley said he wasn't limited physically against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII and credited the New England defense for dominating the line of scrimmage.
Fantasy Spin: At this point, Gurley owners would probably welcome some sort of injury to justify his limited role throughout the playoffs. Gurley has been a workhorse and a fantasy force the last two years, but if the Rams bring back C.J. Anderson, it will be interesting to see how touches are split in 2019.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 10 times for 35 yards and lost a yard on his only reception in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley again split time with C.J. Anderson and was on the sidelines for several stretches. After another impressive regular season, fantasy owners have to be a little concerned about Gurley's limited role down the stretch, especially if Anderson re-signs.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) has been limited in his usage during the first half of Super Bowl XLIII against the New England Patriots, but CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson announced the Rams said 'there is nothing to report' on Gurley. He has been stretching on a bike and favoring his knee.
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (knee) is unlikely to have workhorse duties in the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Patriots. Due to his knee injury and conditioning questions, Gurley and C.J. Anderson are expected to split carries, as was the case in the NFC Championship against the Saints. Running backs coach Skip Peete essentially told Gurley this two weeks ago. "If you look at a guy who hasn't really practiced in two or three weeks, then all of the sudden has to go out there and play (in the playoffs), the cardio isn't where it needs to be to play 60 or 70 plays," Peete said. Gurley finished with just four carries for 10 yards and a touchdown against the Saints after running 16 times for 115 yards and a score against Dallas in the Divisional round. Gurley should be able to carry the ball more than four times, but he shouldn't be expected to have closer to 20 carries in this game, making him too risky of a DFS choice for the price.
Los Angeles Rams RBs Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson are likely to split carries in Super Bowl LIII versus the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, according to running backs coach Skip Peete.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley only had five carries in the NFC Championship Game versus the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago but he has been able to take part in all of the team's practices over the last two weeks without limitations, proving that the knee problems which plagued him near the end of the regular season are behind him. He should be viewed as a first-round selection in all fantasy formats for 2019. Anderson has played well since joining the club in December, rushing for more than 100 yards in three of the Rams' last four games, and he should see a decent workload in the Super Bowl based on his recent performance as well as Gurley's conditioning. He's worthy of consideration as a No. 3 or No. 4 running back for 2019 fantasy leagues.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley is expected to have a big role in the offense against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley has dealt with some knee problems over the last month or so but was not on the injury report and will receive his normal workload. He is one of the top running backs in the NFL and will be a top five pick in all fantasy drafts in 2019.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will be a big part of game plan in the Super Bowl, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley is by far the most talented at the position in the game, but if you're playing DFS, the lingering questions with his knee and his likely salary may be too much.
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is expecting running back Todd Gurley (knee) to play a lot on Super Bowl Sunday against the Patriots. Hes gonna be a big part of this game," McVay said. It's hard to take McVay for his word after Gurley touched the ball just five times in the NFC Championship win over the Saints, and he hasn't really looked right in two playoff games after missing the last two games of the regular season. But Gurley has also had two extra weeks of rest and he should be able to do more this weekend. Still, he's a sizable DFS risk for his hefty price, especially when C.J. Anderson has been more than adequate since Gurley initially suffered the knee injury.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley claimed that his knee is not injured and that his lack of involvement in the offense during the NFC Championship Game was based on a lackluster performance. Gurley touched the ball just five times, including four carries, in their win over the New Orleans Saints and was on the field for just 46 percent of the Rams' offensive snaps.
Fantasy Spin: Gurley does not appear on the injury report and has been a full practice participant throughout the week. It should also help that he will have an extra week to rebound before Super Bowl LIII. However, this is not a favorable matchup versus the New England defense, so fantasy expectations should be somewhat tempered.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will bounce back with a strong game in Super Bowl LIII after rushing for 10 yards and a TD on four carries and catching one pass for three yards in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 20, in the opinion of QB Jared Goff. I expect him to have a big game,' Goff said Thursday, Jan. 24. 'He's going to go out there and do everything he normally does. For whatever (reason) -- last week wasn't his and it happens. It's not the end of the world. I think he knows that and approaches it like a pro.'
Fantasy Spin: Gurley bounced back from missing the final two games of the regular season with a knee injury by rushing for 115 yards and a TD on 16 carries in the divisional-round win over the Cowboys, but then regressed by logging only five touches and playing 46 percent of the offensive snaps in the NFC title game. The Rams insist that Gurley isn't being hampered by his late-season knee injury, but the numbers and eye test certainly are suggesting otherwise. Perhaps the two-week break leading up to the Super Bowl will help, but for now, temper your fantasy expectations for Gurley.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley has a tough matchup in the Super Bowl against a New England Patriots defense that has quietly stymied opposing running backs of late.
Fantasy Spin: The Patriots didn't allow a rushing touchdown the last three weeks of the regular season and have really limited opposing rushers in the playoffs. They held Melvin Gordon to 9-15-1 on the ground and Damien Williams to 10-30-1 on the ground. Gurley, who was invisible in the NFC Championship game is clearly a supreme option to those two, and he's the best back playing in the Super Bowl. However, if you're playing in daily formats, you might be better off paying for James White and another player than paying for Gurley's large salary.
Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson took on the role of lead back for the Rams after Todd Gurley was forced to the sideline for most of the game. Anderson rushed 16 times for 44 yards and caught one pass for five yards versus the Saints. He was not able to do much damage, but the Saints have one of the best run defenses in the league. Todd Gurley is expected to be fine for the Super Bowl, but Anderson has clearly earned a role on this team.