Todd Gurley Injury Updates

Rams RB Todd Gurley expressed optimism about his troublesome knee in an interview with the NFL Network on Tuesday. "It's good, man. It's good," he said. "I'm just like, hey, we're going to find out in training camp, you know? Once training camp comes, you've got the preseason, but you don't have a lot in preseason." Players, of course, are almost always over-optimistic about injuries. But this still qualifies as the most positive piece on Gurley's status this offseason. He'll be the most closely watched player in training camp, and we'll hopefully have a better idea of his 2019 outlook by the time we get to late August.

Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is not listed on the final injury report. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. "He looks like Todd," HC Sean McVay said after Friday's workout. "He looks like the explosive, great back that we're used to seeing." Los Angeles wisely played it safe with Gurley, who hasn't played in almost a month. McVay suggested that Gurley might cede some work to C.J. Anderson against the Cowboys on Saturday, but we'd expect him to see something close to his normal workload.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) remains a game-time decision but that the team will be "cautious" with him. "While some are hopeful that he goes, others point out the team won’t do anything to put him at further risk of injury," Rapoport tweeted. Gurley seems truly 50/50 at this point -- and it looks like we won't get his official status until inactives are announced around 3 pm ET. If you're hoping to use him in fantasy lineups, you need to have a late-game alternative rostered. C.J. Anderson will be the best bet in Los Angeles' backfield if Gurley sits.

The Rams are signing RB C.J. Anderson, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. It's Todd Gurley insurance. Gurley is tentatively expected to play against the Cardinals this weekend. But if he can't, we'd likely see a committee with Anderson, John Kelly and potentially Justin Davis, who suffered a shoulder injury last week.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that RB Malcolm Brown "could miss some time" with a clavicle injury suffered in Sunday's win in Detroit. Brown has served as Los Angeles' #2 RB all season. His absence would leave rookie John Kelly and Justin Davis behind Todd Gurley on the depth chart. Kelly is the preferred handcuff.

Update: Brown will miss the rest of the regular season, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Rams RB Malcolm Brown injured his MCL in last week's win over the Giants, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. "Looks like he'll be out a while," Gonzalez adds. Brown was the handcuff to Todd Gurley. That title now belongs to undrafted rookie Justin Davis, who's carried once for 1 yard this season.

Rams HC Sean McVay expects RB Lance Dunbar (knee) to begin the season on the PUP list. That'd cost him the first 6 games. Dunbar has been sidelined all August with a knee injury and is well off the fantasy radar. His absence is good news for RB Todd Gurley's pass-catching role.

Rams RB Lance Dunbar is "out indefinitely" with a knee injury, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. We don't have any other details at this point. Dunbar has a history of knee trouble, tearing his left ACL and patellar tendon back in 2015 and missing 3 games with a knee injury last year. Los Angeles was looking for Dunbar to contribute to the passing game this season. An extended absence would boost RB Todd Gurley's target projection.

Rams RB Todd Gurley (thigh) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. He was added to the injury report on Friday and limited in practice after full workouts the 2 days prior. Gurley was also listed as questionable last week before playing, and we've heard nothing to suggest that he'll miss Sunday's game. We'll look for an update on Sunday morning. Dolphins-Rams doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET.

Rams RB Todd Gurley (thigh) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. The team called his absence on Wednesday precautionary, but this looks like a legitimate injury now. We'll get another update on Gurley's status tomorrow. He was already looking like a weak fantasy play vs. the Jets' stingy run D.

Rams RB Benny Cunningham (thigh) put in a full week of practice and isn't on the team's final injury report. His return is bad news for RB Todd Gurley's receiving projection. Gurley has averaged 5 targets in 2 games without Cunningham this season vs. just 2 with Cunningham.

Rams RB Benny Cunningham suffered a hamstring injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He's questionable to return. Cunningham's absence means few extra passing-down snaps for RB Todd Gurley.

Rams RB Tre Mason is inactive for today's game against the Ravens.  He wasn't listed on the injury report and appears to be a healthy scratch.  Mason has mustered just 2.9 yards per carry on 44 totes this season.  RB Todd Gurley remains locked in as St. Louis' workhorse.  RB Benny Cunningham will handle some passing-down duties.

Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) has been cleared for contact, according to insider Nick Wagoner.  It's the last step in Gurley's return from last year's torn ACL.  He's been ruled out for St. Louis' season-opener, but expect him to debut at some point this month.  If he's regained pre-injury form, it shouldn't take Gurley long to emerge as the Rams' lead back.

Rams HC Jeff Fisher said Sunday that RB Tre Mason (hamstring) "probably will be questionable for the opener."  The hamstring injury he suffered in Saturday night's exhibition is evidently more serious that he let on after the game.  Mason has exactly 2 weeks to get ready for St. Louis' Week 1 game against the Seahawks.  Unless he gets in at least 1 full practice before then, he'll be tough to trust in fantasy lineups.  If both Mason and RB Todd Gurley (knee) miss that game, Benny Cunningham would serve as the Rams' lead back.

Rams RB Tre Mason suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday night's preseason game.  He was spotted with the hammy wrapped and on ice on the sidelines but didn't seem concerned afterward.  “It was just a little tweak,” Mason said. “It’s nothing too bad. It’s just tight. It got a little sore, so got out of there.”  With RB Todd Gurley's early-season availability and role still uncertain, Mason's health is very important for St. Louis.  RB Benny Cunningham is next up on the depth chart.

The Rams don't expect RB Todd Gurley (knee) to be ready for Week 1, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  "They believe he'll miss the first couple games, not wanting to risk injury until he's ready," Rapoport explains. "The ligament is strong, but the area around it isn't there yet."  This jibes with what we've heard from both Gurley and HC Jeff Fisher over the past week.  Fantasy owners can't be expecting to get 16 games out of the rookie at this point.  We've moved Gurley down our RB rankings.

Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) will open training camp on the Non-Football Injury list, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  It's essentially the same thing as the preseason PUP.  Gurley can be activated at any time and will be eligible to play Week 1.  The Rams have taken it slow with Gurley recovery from last November's torn ACL, but it at least sounds like he hasn't suffered any setbacks.  We'll keep a close eye on his progress when camp opens.  Gurley's mid-July MFL10 ADP is sitting in the back half of Round 4.

 
 
 

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