College: Tennessee | 3 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 10/4/1996
2020 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.9
Avg Pts: 0.06
Rank: 145 RB
Kelly found the field late in the season because of an injury to Todd Gurley. He was the top backup the last two games and got double-digit carries, rushing 25 times for 70 yards those last two games. Kelly didn't do much with his chances. He will try to be No. 3 or 4 on the depth chart this season but will need to impress in the preseason to earn that role. Kelly does a good job as a receiver and runs very hard with the ball in his hands. He lacks some top speed for the position, but helps make up for that with his hard running style. He does a good job of bouncing off tacklers and churning out more yards.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Kelly will be hit or miss in a deep reserve role. He might have a few good showings but it will be hard to predict when those will happen. Look for around 200 total yards with a score.
There is nothing to like about John Kelly in 2019. For all of the hype he had coming into the league in 2018, he is now just in a heap on the sideline. At least until he is cut from the team. Even with lingering arthritis inTodd Gurley's knee, John Kelly is not a viable fantasy option. The Rams not only re-signed restricted free agent Malcolm Brown, but they also drafted Darrell Henderson after trading up in the draft. These are not the actions of a team who is happy with the player who ended up being their third running back in his rookie season.Playing in only four games and receiving only 24 carries for 74 yards is not a sign of promise for the young Kelly. However, it is a sign of things to come, as he likely he will not be on the team in 2019. If he is, he will be unlikely to see the field. If he isnt, he may find a home on a running back needy team as a backup. Even this best-case scenario for Kelly does not leave a lot to desire. Whether it be in redraft leagues or dynasty leagues, Kelly is not an asset you should want on your team. Unfortunately for him, he has the makings of another in a long line of players who come into their rookie seasons with immense hype only to go down in flames soon after.
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Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 28. RB John Kelly was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.
Free-agent RB John Kelly was signed to the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Los Angeles Rams RB John Kelly was waived Saturday, Nov. 16.
The Los Angeles Rams have declared DB Jake Gervase, OG Jamil Demby, DT Tanzel Smart, RB John Kelly, OT Bobby Evans, WR Brandin Cooks and LB Bryce Hager inactive for Week 10.
Los Angeles Rams practice squad RB John Kelly was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday, Oct. 12. The team also waived WR Nsimba Webster.