Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Along with the rest of the Rams offense, Gurley thrived under new coach Sean McVay in 2017, leading the NFL in scrimmage yards (2,093) and touchdowns (19), scoring five more TDs than second-place Alvin Kamara despite sitting out a meaningless Week 17. In fact, Gurley's name was all over the leaderboards for running backs - first in goal-line carries, second in red-zone touches, fifth in runs of 15 yards or more and fifth in receptions, just to name a few categories. A physical specimen at 6-1, 227, he dominated defenders all over the field, as his sluggish form from the season before was replaced with the speed, explosiveness and elusiveness that were the hallmarks of his college days before he tore his ACL in November 2014. The Rams didn't rest on their laurels in the offseason, either. The team's offense could be even more dangerous after replacing Sammy Watkins with Brandin Cooks, and the Rams improved their depth along the offensive line in the draft. Defenses forced to choose between letting Jared Goff or Gurley beat them are likely to find there are no right answers, and there doesn't seem to be much that can slow Gurley down heading into 2018. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $57.5 million contract with the Rams in July of 2018.
Sets career high in rushing
RBLos Angeles Rams
October 14, 2018
Gurley rushed 28 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Broncos. He also secured two of five targets for 17 receiving yards.
ANALYSIS
Mark Gurley down as yet another running back to have his way with the Broncos' crumbling run defense, and the Georgia product set a new career-high, single-game rushing total along the way. The two trips to the end zone also marked Gurley's eighth and ninth rushing scores of the year and bump his touchdown total to 11 on the season. With Gurley having scored in nine straight games dating back to 2017, he's arguably the most trustworthy fantasy running back. His brilliant season should only continue in Week 7 against San Francisco.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    349
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
741
0
2017
796
0
2018
349
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   224 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   0.00 sec
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Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
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Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
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Arm Length:   31.50 in
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Hand Length:   10.00 in
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Vertical Jump:   0 in
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Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   17 reps
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Los Angeles Rams Team Injury Report
Questionable
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Out
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Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
After a very impressive return from ACL surgery in his rookie campaign, big things were expected from Gurley in 2016, but he failed to deliver in the worst way, seeing a massive drop in his YPC and failing to rush for more than 85 yards in any game. The general ineptitude of the Rams offense around him was a problem, as the passing game couldn't stretch the field, the offensive line couldn't keep defenders out of the backfield and the coaching staff seemed checked out, but Gurley himself also showed little of the burst or speed that made him the 10th overall pick in 2015 despite his knee injury. On the bright side, he was more involved in the passing game last year, and at least the roster doesn't have anyone that seems likely to threaten his touch volume. The Rams brought in a new brain trust in the offseason, replacing Jeff Fisher as head coach with former Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay and luring quarterback guru Matt LaFleur over from Atlanta as offensive coordinator, but those hires seem aimed more at getting the most out of Jared Goff than improving the running game. If the coaching changes and Goff's development result in defenses no longer stacking eight men in the box, Gurley could easily return to his rookie form, but heading into 2017 he no longer seems like a sure-fire star.
Gurley was a wait-and-see pick for fantasy last year, but the patient were rewarded — if you grade all the running backs in PPR value for the segment of games Gurley played, he finishes as the No. 3 player. A splashy comeback from someone who tore his ACL as recently as November 2014. In-game, patience was often the key to Gurley, as he went for a modest 3.5 YPC in the first half of games, then spiked it up to 6.2 YPC in the second half. Given the style of coach Jeff Fisher, it's not surprising the Rams remained committed to the running game consistently. Gurley went for 100 total yards or a TD in 10 of his 13 games, the type of consistency we pray for at this position. We'd like to see more work as a receiver, though — Gurley had 16 receptions in his first six games, but just five catches in his last six. While Gurley doesn't have the same outside-the-numbers wiggle as some of the other pass-catching backs, there's something to be said for unleashing him on a defense in different ways. And just getting him away from the mass of humanity between the tackles is a good thing; it's a sneaky way to protect wear and tear on your bell cow. And ring the bell the Rams will, over and over. They're in a new city, but the blueprint is the same — plus defense, rookie quarterback, so-so offensive line.
Despite tearing the ACL in his left knee last November, Gurley was still selected 10th overall by the Rams. Built like the prototypical feature back at 6-1, 222, Gurley runs with impressive power and burst and proved to be extremely difficult for college tacklers to handle, gaining an incredible 62 percent of his yards after contact in 2014. That strength is complemented by good speed in the open field and plus receiving skills, making him a true three-down threat. While his rehab has progressed well, he's not expected to be ready for Week 1, and the ACL tear wasn't his first lower-body injury, as he also dealt with ankle and hip problems at Georgia. The Rams rebuilt a below-average offensive line in the offseason to pave the way for their new star but will likely ease Gurley into action once he's fully recovered. Tre Mason, a 2014 third-round pick, is still around to handle starting duties while Gurley is out, and Mason could even potentially share touches as the Rams slowly ramp up Gurley's workload. Once healthy, though, Gurley could be special.
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Scores three touchdowns
RBLos Angeles Rams
October 7, 2018
Gurley had 22 carries for 77 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 33-31 win at Seattle. He also caught four of five targets for 36 yards.
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Excels through air in Week 4 win
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 27, 2018
Gurley rushed 17 times for 83 yards and brought in four of six targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 38-31 win over the Vikings on Thursday night.
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Racks up 156 yards from scrimmage with touchdown
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 23, 2018
Gurley had 23 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown, adding five receptions on six targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 35-23 win over the Chargers. He also lost a fumble.
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Makes three end-zone visits Sunday
RBLos Angeles Rams
September 17, 2018
Gurley played 49 of 72 offensive snaps during Sunday's 34-0 win against the Cardinals. In the process, he accounted for 19 carries for 42 yards and three touchdowns to go with three catches (on three targets) for 31 yards.
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Dealing with cramping
RBLos Angeles Rams
Undisclosed
September 16, 2018
Gurley is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to cramps, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
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