- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 222 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- August 3, 1994 (24)
- 5th Season
- 2015 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 10 (SL)
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (knee) said he was "feeling pretty good" when asked about his knee at the team's offseason workouts on Monday. The 24-year-old had major reconstruction on his knee in 2014 while in college and re-injured it last December before playing sparingly down the stretch and through the playoffs. Head coach Sean McVay said Gurley's workload will be monitored during voluntary workouts, organized team activities and training camp, but the Rams still plan for Gurley to be the focal point of the offense, and for good reason. He ran for 1,251 yards and had 21 touchdowns in 2018 and will once again be a strong first-round pick in 2019, albeit with a little more risk now.
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said on The Rich Eisen Show that running back Todd Gurley (knee) remains "a focal point of our offense going forward." The All-Pro running back was limited down the stretch last year and into the playoffs with arthritis in his knee, and general manager Les Snead suggested in February that Gurley's workload might need to be monitored. When healthy, Gurley is the best running back in the NFL because of his dynamic abilities as a runner and pass catcher. He has handled 1,042 carries in the regular season in his first four seasons, giving him an average of 21.2 touches per game. Gurley's fantasy stock will drop a bit as an elite RB1 because of his risk of injury and the Rams scaling him back, but he's still a first-round commodity.
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 premier running back. Despite ending the year hobbled in the playoffs, Gurley is a no-brainer first overall fantasy selection in 2019.