OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
2 days ago

The Rams are optimistic that Gurley (quadriceps), who has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, could return to action Week 7 in Atlanta, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Los Angeles ruled Gurley out for Week 6 after he was unable to practice in any fashion Wednesday through Friday, so he'll probably need to log at least limited activity during the upcoming week to have a shot at suiting up against the Falcons. With Gurley on tap for his first absence of the season, Rapoport notes that the Rams are expected to treat Malcolm Brown as their featured back, with rookie Darrell Henderson being sprinkled into the game plan as a change-of-pace option.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
2 days ago

Gurley (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was expected, given he had a doubtful tag after being unable to practice this week. With Gurley out, Malcolm Brown is in line to take over as the lead back for the Rams, while rookie Darrell Henderson should be in line for an expanded role in the backfield.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
3 days ago

Gurley (quadriceps) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gurley was unable to practice this week due to what coach Sean McVay has called "a thigh contusion in his left quad." While Gurley has yet to be ruled out for Week 6, the Rams haven't left much wiggle room for him taking the field Sunday. If he's among the team's inactives, Malcolm Brown will be the lead back while rookie Darrell Henderson should get the most extended run of his brief career to date.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
4 days ago

Gurley (quadriceps) isn't on the field for the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Absent the previous two days, Gurley technically could still be listed as a limited participant Friday, though it doesn't seem especially likely. The running back is recovering from a thigh/quad contusion after he played 93 percent of snaps on offense in last Thursday's 30-29 loss to Seattle. A Week 6 absence would leave Malcolm Brown as the lead back Sunday against San Francisco, with Darrell Henderson potentially also getting some work.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
4 days ago

Gurley (quadriceps) was held out of practice Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After calling Gurley's injury "a thigh contusion in his left quad" Wednesday, coach Sean McVay provided a non-update on the running back's health one day later. "They're (also Aqib Talib) hopefully feeling a day better, but to be able to give you a legitimate update when we're not doing anything physically wouldn't be accurate," McVay said Thursday to Thiry. McVay is referencing his decision to hold a walkthrough as opposed to a true practice due to high winds at the Rams facilities. As a result, Gurley's status will remain up in the air until the release of Friday's injury report. If Gurley's reps are filtered elsewhere Sunday against the 49ers, Malcolm Brown is the most likely candidate to profit, but rookie Darrell Henderson would be on hand for his first potentially significant run as a pro.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
5 days ago

Coach Sean McVay said Gurley was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to "a thigh contusion in his left quad," Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gurley made a sudden appearance on the Rams' first Week 6 injury report, but McVay termed the running back "day-to-day," easing some of the concerns surrounding his health. It remains to be seen if Gurley will be able to practice at all this week, with Friday's report to give a sense of his status heading into Sunday's showdown with the 49ers. Aside from Gurley, the Rams' backfield includes Malcolm Brown and rookie Darrell Henderson, the latter of whom has received just two snaps on offense in three appearances.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
5 days ago

Gurley was held out of practice Wednesday due to a quadriceps injury, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gurley's touch count has ranged from 12 to 19 through five games en route to 4.2 yards per carry, five rushing TDs and a 63.6 percent catch rate. With an injury in tow, his activity level will be one to monitor closely as the week goes on. Behind Gurley, Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson occupy the next two spots on the Rams' running back depth chart.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
2 weeks ago

Gurley rushed 15 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns and brought in three of five targets for six yards in the Rams' 30-29 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday. He also lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Gurley's one miscue on the night was a big one, as he lost the handle at the Seahawks' 16-yard line in the latter portion of the second quarter after absorbing a joint tackle from Bobby Wagner and Jadeveon Clowney. He did subsequently atone with eight- and 11-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter, giving him back-to-back two-score efforts. However, Gurley's usage, seemingly due to a combination of workload management and game script, continues to be limited; he's yet to exceed 16 carries or 19 total touches from scrimmage in any contest this season. Naturally, fantasy managers who invested significant draft capital in Gurley are disappointed to an extent, and his outlook doesn't figure to be much brighter in a Week 6 divisional battle versus a tough 49ers front seven a week from Sunday.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
2 weeks ago

Gurley carried the ball five times for 16 yards and two touchdowns while adding seven catches on 11 targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 55-40 loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams dug a 21-0 hole early, forcing them to get away from the running game, but Gurley was still able to put together a strong fantasy performance. He still has yet to look particularly explosive this season -- his longest gain in this one went for 13 yards -- but it's at least reassuring that he didn't have any red-zone scores vultured by Malcolm Brown. Expect Gurley to put together a more normal run-catch split Thursday in Seattle.

OUTTodd Gurley
RB LAR (9)
3 weeks ago3 Comments

Gurley received 14 carries for 43 yards and failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Gurley was held to under 20 carries for the third straight week as the Rams continue to try and preserve their star back as best they can while still scratching out victories. So far that plan has worked to perfection, but the load management is leaving fantasy owners hanging in weeks where he doesn't hit paydirt. The one takeaway for Gurley owners was that the back was actually on the field for the majority of the contest, and he received 14 of the Rams' 17 running back carries, so we could see head coach Sean McVay unleash his best offensive weapon in close contests against teams with better secondaries than the Browns currently possess. Gurley will look to find the end zone for the second time this season against a Buccaneers defense on Sunday that has surrendered 25.7 points per game to opponents this season.