Should we Worry for Gurley?
Since CJ Anderson showed up in Los Angles, he has done nothing but the finest of work. In weeks 16 and 17 he posted more than 100-yard games, and in the divisional round posted another. Todd Gurley also posted over 100 in the divisional round. Those who watched the NFC Championship Game, were most likely shocked to see Todd Gurley with only 4 carries. We can only say “they are saving Todd Gurley’s legs" for so long before we need to be worried.
It will take time to really know, as we will have to see what happens in the off season. If by some chance Anderson resigns with the Rams, could we see an RBBC in the 2019 season? It seems way to early to be speculating but Todd Gurley’s ADP is dropping in Sleeper mock drafts, though it is still the 1.01 on ADP Calculator.
Perhaps we are over reacting, as Todd Gurley did not play his best I the divisional round. He dropped a few clean passes (one causing and interception) and could not get it going on the ground averaging 2.5 yards a carry (he did get the TD). After the game Todd Gurley admitted to not being hurt and just played “sorry”.
The truth is there should be nothing to worry about with Todd Gurley for fantasy football next season as he is the focal point of the LA Rams offense. CJ Anderson has earned himself a nice contract in free agency to a team in need of a running back, and per my “Potential for Bell” article, there is a lot of teams in need (though we will see teams fill this need via draft picks). Fantasy owners in any type of league should not worry. Todd Gurley played bad and the Rams had someone else to step in and take the carries. With the extension Gurley signed in the off season there is no chance the Rams make him split carries with another running back, and still be your 1.01 pick in 2019.