OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
22 hours ago

Dunbar (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday in Seattle, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second game in a row, head coach Sean McVay will roll with Malcolm Brown as Todd Gurley's top backup, leaving Dunbar as a healthy scratch.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
1 week ago

Dunbar (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rams head coach Sean McVay has routinely kept only two running backs active on game days this season, and with Malcolm Brown (knee) shaking off an injury to return from a four-game absence, there wasn't room in the lineup for Dunbar. Even though Brown appears to be ahead of Dunbar on the depth chart, there won't be a path to fantasy utility for any of the team's reserve backs while bell cow Todd Gurley is healthy and productive.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
2 weeks ago

Dunbar (knee) didn't play any snaps on offense in Sunday's 32-16 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Todd Gurley played 55 of a possible 58 snaps, with Tavon Austin also getting a tiny bit of work in the backfield. Dunbar's role isn't shaping up as expected, in large part because Gurley has established himself as one of the top pass-catching backs in the league. The offseason plan may have featured Dunbar taking the field for obvious passing downs, but there's no way that comes to fruition unless Gurley suffers an injury.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
2 weeks ago

Dunbar (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dunbar was sidelined last week after enduring a setback with the knee injury that kept him on the Physically Unable to Perform List for the first half of the season, but he looks to be inching closer to full health now. The 27-year-old logged full practices Thursday and Friday and is the lone backup running back active Sunday, signaling the Rams are comfortable enough with Dunbar's knee. That being said, unless lead back Todd Gurley succumbs to an injury during the contest, Dunbar is only expected to fill in occasionally on passing downs.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
2 weeks ago

Dunbar (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

EDGE Analysis

Full practices Thursday and Friday weren't enough for Dunbar to avoid an injury designation, but it nonetheless bodes well for his chances of returning from a one-game absence to suit up Sunday. If cleared to play, Dunbar would likely hold a minor role on passing downs, given that lead back Todd Gurley has proven more than capable as a receiver out of the backfield.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
3 weeks ago

Dunbar put together a full practice Friday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dunbar had been limited earlier in the week, but now looks on track to take the field in Week 13. The third-down specialist does not have much of a role in the offensive given lead back Todd Gurley's improvement as a pass catcher. Still he figures to provide depth at the position Sunday assuming he avoids any setbacks.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
3 weeks ago

Dunbar (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Todd Gurley thriving as a pass catcher, it isn't clear exactly where Dunbar would fit in even if he managed to stay healthy for more than a few days. The pass-catching specialist has battled persistent knee issues throughout his career, and he's only made two appearances for the Rams this season, getting each of his five carries in garbage time of a blowout. Dunbar was held out for Sunday's 26-20 win over the Saints.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
3 weeks ago

Dunbar (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dunbar was only able to practice on a limited basis Friday this week while battling a knee injury that's likely related to the same one that confined him to the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin the season. The absence of Dunbar, an adept pass catcher out of the backfield, leaves Justin Davis as the lone backup running back to starter Todd Gurley. Malcolm Brown (knee) is also inactive, marking his third consecutive absence.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
3 weeks ago

Dunbar (knee) returned to practice Friday as a limited participant and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

While his current ailment doesn't seem too serious, Dunbar has an awfully long history of knee injuries for a 27-year-old player. Given that he played only 10 and five snaps on offense in his two appearances this season, the Rams can probably afford to proceed with caution. The team signed Dunbar with the hope he'd serve as a pass-catching complement to Todd Gurley, who subsequently has proven to be a receiving weapon in his own right. With Malcolm Brown (knee) already ruled out, Justin Davis will serve as Gurley's backup if Dunbar isn't available.

OUTLance Dunbar
RB LA (8)
4 weeks ago

Dunbar didn't practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dunbar and knee concerns have gone hand in hand throughout his career. The primary reason he's played in 56 of a possible 90 contests to date, his absence Wednesday isn't an encouraging sign. On the other hand, the Rams may be giving Dunbar the day off as a precautionary measure. As a result, his activity level should be monitored closely as the weekend approaches to gauge his chances to spell Todd Gurley against the Saints on Sunday.