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Brandon Rutley

Running Back  Montreal Alouettes

STATUS:  Out   INJURY TYPE:  Undisclosed   EST. RETURN  10/27/2017
Height:   5' 11''   Weight:   192

October 18, 2017    Brandon Rutley News

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RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley was placed on the one-game injured list for Week 18 with an undisclosed injury.

Rutley played last week for the first time since late August, but he will be back on the sideline this week. Stefan Logan figures to fill Rutley's spot as the backup running back behind starter Tyrell Sutton.

Brandon Rutley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 9, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball six times for 51 yards while adding two catches for five yards in Monday's 42-24 loss to Edmonton.

Out since Week 10 due to an undisclosed injury, Rutley produced when given the chance Monday, but he remains firmly behind Tyrell Sutton in the Alouettes backfield. He should continue to see a handful of touches over the final few games on the schedule for Montreal, but likely won't get enough to produce consistently useful numbers.

October 9, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley (undisclosed) will serve as the backup running back in Monday's game against the Eskimos.

Rutley will take the field Monday for the first time since Week 10, but his role figures to be minimal with fellow running back Tyrell Sutton also suiting up.

September 28, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley (undisclosed) is not listed on the team's depth chart in advance of Friday's game against the Stampeders.

It's still unclear what is keeping Rutley out of action. Regardless, Tyrell Sutton will draw the start at running back with Stefan Logan as the No. 2 man.

September 23, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's game against the Argonauts.

It's not clear why Rutley will sit out this week, but he was placed on the one-game injured list, so he will not be available Saturday. Stefan Logan is listed as the backup running back behind regular starter Tyrell Sutton.

September 7, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley is listed as the Alouettes' backup running back for Friday's game against the Lions.

Rutley was placed on the disabled list last week, but it appears he will not miss more than the lone game. It remains to be seen if he will be active Friday, however, as he has frequently been a game-day scratch.

August 30, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley was placed on the disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the Redblacks.

It's not clear why Rutley was omitted from this week's roster, but he will not be available Thursday just one week after working as Montreal's top back in place of the injured Tyrell Sutton (knee). Sutton's status for Week 11 will not officially be determined until Thursday, but if he is forced to sit out again, Stefan Logan would be next in line instead of Rutley.

August 25, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball 12 times for 78 yards and added six catches for 27 yards, including a two-point conversion, in Thursday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Blue Bombers.

He continues to be productive when called upon, and Rutley now has 292 yards from scrimmage on the season in only three games. Tyrell Sutton's knee injury doesn't appear to be serious, however, so Rutley may once again return to the bench next week against the Redblacks.

August 24, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley will draw the start at running back in place of Tyrell Sutton (knee), who is sidelined, during Thursday's game against the Blue Bombers, Onside CFL Fantasy reports.

Rutley saw first-team reps during Tuesday's practice, so it appears the team was prepared for the possibility of Sutton missing Thursday's action. Rutley has played in three games this season, taking 24 carries for 124 yards.

August 22, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley took the place of an injured Tyrell Sutton (knee) at practice Tuesday for the second day in a row, according to Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette.

Sutton is dealing with a bruised knee, so he does not appear to be facing a long-term absence. However, with him still sidelined Tuesday and Montreal playing Thursday in Week 10, the setback could prevent him from taking the field. If that turns out to be the case, Rutley would be the Alouettes' primary running back in Thursday's matchup with the Blue Bombers.

August 19, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley (hand) has been scratched from Saturday's game against the Argonauts.

Rutley's absence from Saturday's tilt is only mildly surprising. While he was listed as the backup running back for the matchup as early as Friday and presumed healthy, he's frequently a game-day scratch for the team. He had been dealing with a hand injury he suffered a couple weeks back, which has possibly flared up.

August 18, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley (hand) is listed as the backup running back for Saturday's game against the Argonauts.

Rutley is seemingly no longer feeling the effects of the hand injury he suffered a couple weeks ago. However, he is frequently a game-day scratch for the Alouettes, so it would not be surprising if he is withheld from the active roster again this week.

August 11, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley (hand) will not play during Friday's contest against the Argonauts.

Rutley was originally listed as the backup running back earlier in the day, but his hand injury may still be causing him some discomfort. As a result, fellow running backs Tyrell Sutton and Stefan Logan should absorb more carries.

August 11, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley (hand) is listed as the backup running back for Friday's game against the Argonauts.

Rutley is seemingly healthy heading into Week 8, but he still might not suit up Friday night. With fellow running back Tyrell Sutton back in action this week, there is a good chance Rutley is one of the Alouettes' game-day scratches.

August 8, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley is dealing with a possible hand injury, according to Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette.

Rutley missed Monday's practice while undergoing X-rays on his hand, but he was able to return to action Tuesday, so it appears he may only have a minor setback. More on Rutley's status figures to be known prior to the Alouettes' matchup with the Argonauts on Friday.

July 28, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball 11 times for 76 yards and caught four passes for 22 yards in Thursday's 41-40 loss to the Blue Bombers.

He saw the bulk of the action out of the Als' backfield with Tyrell Sutton (calf) sidelined), but Stefan Logan vultured a fourth-quarter rushing TD that otherwise would have given Rutley a much bigger fantasy night. Montreal is off next week, so Sutton should have plenty of time to recover from his injury and return Rutley to the bench before the team's next tilt in Week 8.

July 27, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley will start at running back in Thursday's game against the Blue Bombers.

Montreal's top running back, Tyrell Sutton, will miss another game with a calf injury, so Rutley will be the team's primary ball carrier for the second game in a row. As the top back last week, Rutley totaled 89 yards on 17 touches in the Alouettes' loss to the Redblacks.

July 19, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball 13 times for 48 yards and caught four passes for 41 yards in Wednesday's 24-19 loss to the Redblacks.

Getting the start in place of Tyrell Sutton (calf), Rutley had a productive game, although his first-quarter fumble was one of four Montreal turnovers in the first half and helped send the team to their third loss of the year. Sutton's availability for next week's game in Winnipeg is still in question, so Rutley could be in line for plenty of touches once again.

July 17, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley is expected to draw the start at running back for Wednesday's game against the Redblacks, Didier Ormejuste of RDS.ca reports.

Usual starter Tyrell Sutton is dealing with a calf injury and has already been ruled out, which should allow Rutley to jump into the top overall unit. Rutley has yet to see a carry so far this season, but with Sutton out, he should be able to take on a decent workload out of the backfield. Stefan Logan is also a candidate to help make up for the loss of Sutton, so it could end up being a committee approach.

June 22, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's game against the Roughriders.

Rutley was listed as the backup running back on the Alouettes' Week 1 depth chart, but Montreal will roll with just Tyrell Sutton and Stefan Logan at the running back position in their season opener.

June 16, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley had four carries for 33 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

Rutley ran the ball well Thursday and appears ready to go for regular season action. He spent a good chunk of last season as the Alouettes' primary ball carrier, but with fellow running back Tyrell Sutton healthy, he will head into Week 1 as Montreal's No. 2 option in the backfield.

February 20, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley was re-signed by the Alouettes on Monday, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Rutley returns to the Alouettes after his best professional season in 2016 in which he took 113 carries for 495 yards (4.4 YPC) and four touchdowns. He figures to serve as the No.2 running back behind Tyrell Sutton once the season gets underway.

November 6, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball six times for 25 yards while adding two catches for nine yards in Saturday's win over the Tiger-Cats.

It was his worst rushing performance since Week 2, although Rutley didn't manage to run for more than 70 yards in any game this season. He finishes the year with a modest career high in rushing yards (495) as well as receptions (35) and receiving yards (305), but he'll need to stay healthy if he's going to significantly improve on those numbers in 2017.

October 16, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball 10 times for 45 yards and a touchdown while adding three catches for 15 yards in Saturday's loss to the Stampeders.

The Alouettes' offense didn't score its first points until the fourth quarter, but Rutley was still able to find a way to post useful numbers. He's now set a career high with 296 receiving yards, in addition to career bests in touchdowns (five) and receptions (33) on the season.

October 10, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley gained 36 yards and scored a touchdown on 11 carries and totaled 25 yards on five receptions in Monday's 40-20 loss to the Eskimos.

The 28-year-old got off to a solid start in the first half with a rushing touchdown early in the second quarter, but found it to be tough sledding on the ground for the remainder of the contest. Rutley was able to also muster some decent production in the passing game with his second-highest reception total of the season, which helped to make up for some of the lost rushing opportunities brought about by the Als' considerable second-half deficit. Despite the average performance overall, Rutley should receive the bulk of the workload in the ground game for the balance of the campaign.

October 6, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley will start at running back in Monday's game against the Eskimos, Didier Ormejuste of RDS reports.

Rutley landed on the six-game injured list last week, but he is apparently not dealing with a serious setback, as he will return to the lineup just one week later and start in place of the injured Tyrell Sutton (ribs). Rutley worked as the Alouettes' primary running back when Sutton was injured earlier this season and filled in well, averaging 83 total yards per contest.

October 3, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

The Alouettes placed Rutley on the six-game injured list Saturday with an undisclosed injury.

Rutley was not listed on the Alouettes' depth chart for Week 15, and it's not clear that the reason was injury-related. It's not clear when Rutley will be ready to play next, but he could miss the rest of the season.

October 1, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley is not listed on the depth chart for Sunday's game against the Argonauts.

Rutley has been listed as the backup running back for most of the season, but he has not had a carry since Week 9, so the team chose to deactivate him this week. Tyrell Sutton will serve as the Alouettes' primary running back like he regularly does, and Stefan Logan will be next in line if needed.

September 16, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Hamilton, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

There's been no word that Rutley is battling an injury so it appears to be just a healthy scratch as the 27-year-old sits for a fourth game in a row. When the wideout has seen playing time, he's been highly efficient, hauling in 25 of 27 passes thrown his way for 256 yards and two touchdowns this season.

August 19, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley gained 47 yards on eight carries and added 24 yards and a touchdown on three receptions in Friday's 43-19 victory over the Redblacks.

The 28-year-old tailback's services weren't needed much on a day when QB Kevin Glenn was seemingly able to pass at will against the Redblacks defense. Rutley still managed to make the most of his rather abbreviated opportunities and contributed his second receiving touchdown on the season in the fourth quarter. The outing was Rutley's third with single-digit carries in the last five games, as his touches continue to see some fluctuation week to week.

August 12, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley gained 43 yards on 12 carries and added 55 yards on six receptions in Thursday's 23-12 loss to the Eskimos.

A week after a season-low seven touches, Rutley was heavily involved on a night in which the downfield passing game struggled with consistency. The San Jose State product's reception total was a high on the season, while the 12 carries equaled the most he's received in game during 2016. The 28-year-old continues to be an important complementary cog of the Als' offensive machine in most games and will try to help keep the Redblacks off balance in Week 9.

August 5, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball six times for 48 yards and catching one pass for nine yards in Thursday's loss to the Lions.

Given the yardage he was gaining per touch, it's fair to wonder if the Alouettes could have gotten the win if they'd made Rutley a bigger part of the offense. In four games since taking over as the starting RB, Rutley's gained 164 rushing yards and 162 receiving yards while scoring two TDs despite averaging just 12.5 touches per game.

July 30, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley ran the ball 12 times for 42 yards while catching four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in Friday's rout of the Roughriders.

After scoring his first TD of the season Monday, Rutley wasted no time in getting back into the end zone. As long as Tyrell Sutton (knee) remains out of action, Rutley should continue being productive as Montreal's lead RB.

July 26, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball nine times for 45 yards and a touchdown while adding four catches for 28 yards in Monday's loss to the Argos.

He's been a solid, if unspectacular, replacement for the injured Tyrell Sutton (knee) and Rutley now has 183 combined yards and a score through three games. Sutton doesn't yet have an official timetable for his return, so Rutley should continue to see the bulk of the touches out of Montreal's backfield for the foreseeable future.

July 16, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Rutley carried the ball 10 times for 29 yards but added four catches for 60 yards in Friday's loss to the Tiger-Cats.

Getting the start in place of the injured Tyrell Sutton (knee), Rutley couldn't find any running room against a tough Hamilton defensive line but was able to do some damage through the air. With Sutton sidelined for at least five more games, Rutley likely showed enough to keep the starting job for now.