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    Rams RB Benny Cunningham goes without rushing attempt in loss

    Rams running back Benny Cunningham caught both targets on Sunday for 28 yards but did not get a rushing attempt in a 24-10 loss to Green Bay.With Todd Gurley becoming the workhorse back, Cunningham is going to be relegated strictly to third-down pass catcher out of the backfield. Sunday's output should be about typical from now on, and the ceiling on Cunningham is quite low.

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    Rams RB Benny Cunningham relegated to third-string Sunday

    Rams running back Benny Cunningham toted the ball twice for zero yards and caught a pair of passes for four yards in a 24-22 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.Cunningham averaged a single yard every time he touched the ball, although he still touched the ball more than fellow running back Tre Mason. Cunningham will continue to see the field on third down and catch a pass or two, but don't expect too much more than Sunday's output.

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    Rams RB Benny Cunningham (knee) is active for Week 4

    Rams running back Benny Cunningham (knee) is listed as active Sunday at Arizona, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.Cunningham will take a back seat to Tre Mason and (to a greater extent) Todd Gurley, as the latter grows more accustomed to the professional game. However, as the season rolls along, Cunningham should continue to factor into the offense as a pass catcher out of the backfield.

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    Rams RB Todd Gurley to see increased role in Week 4

    Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he expects running back Todd Gurley to take on a larger workload in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports."I think [Gurley] played 14 snaps [in Week 3]," Fisher said Friday. "I would expect him to play a lot more this week."Gurley worked in tandem with Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham in last week's loss to the Steelers, gaining just nine yards on six carries and five yard on one reception. Though he'll likely continue to split snaps with his teammates, Gurley's workload should increase as the season moves on, starting with Sunday's tough matchup in Arizona. It probably won't be long before Gurley emerges as the clear lead back, but his upside may be capped by the shaky offense around him.

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    Rams RB Benny Cunningham doesn't get much work Week 3

    Rams running back Benny Cunningham rushed once for 12 yards and caught both of his targets for 18 receiving yards Sunday against the Steelers. Rookie Todd Gurley made his NFL debut Sunday and is clearly ahead of Cunningham on the depth chart. Additionally, Tre Mason led the team with nine carries, and while he and Gurley both failed to average even two yards per carry, Cunningham's still unlikely to get a significant workload if the other backs are healthy.

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    Report: Rams' Todd Gurley expected to make NFL debut Sunday

    Rams running back Todd Gurley (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers, NFL.com reports. Gurley is officially listed as questionable for the game, but he was taking first-team reps with Tre Mason during Friday's full practice, indicating he's ready to go. He will apparently have a pregame warmup for the coaches to ensure he's ready, but it's looking very promising for the rookie to make his return after tearing his ACL last November when he was at the University of Georgia. While he is expected to take over the starting job at some point, it wouldn't be surprising if he shares reps with Mason and Benny Cunningham early on.

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    Rams RB Benny Cunningham catches four passes for 27 yards

    Rams running back Benny Cunningham rushed once for zero yards and caught four passes on six targets for 27 receiving yards during Sunday's loss at Washington. Tre Mason returned from his hamstring injury to start over Cunningham, but the former rushed just seven times for 26 yards while catching two passes for four receiving yards. Cunningham was certainly more impressive in Week 1, when Mason was out, and his ability to catch passes out of the backfield may allow him to keep getting looks on third down, but with rookie Todd Gurley expected to make his NFL debut in Week 3, Cunningham's fantasy impact isn't likely to be nearly as high as it was in the regular-season opener.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Rams RB Tre Mason likely out Week 1

    There is not a lot of optimism Rams running back Tre Mason will be able to play Week 1 against the Seahawks, according to ESPN. Mason is questionable due to a thigh injury. If Mason is sidelined, then Benny Cunningham will start in his place.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rams RB Benny Cunningham likely starter Sunday

    Injuries to fellow Rams running backs Todd Gurley and Tre Mason has all but sewn up a starting job for Benny Cunningham in the season opener against Seattle on Sunday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The third-year undrafted free agent had his per-rush average fall from 5.6 to 3.7 last year, but he did score three touchdowns. Mason, who was their leading rusher in 2014, is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, but is unlikely to play because he hasn't practiced all week.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rams coach Jeff Fisher happy with running back corps

    If the Rams don't add any player through free agency of the draft, then coach Jeff Fisher appears comfortable with running backs Tre Mason and Zac Stacy leading the charge on first and second down, and with Benny Cunningham handling third-down responsibilities. "I think that you assume...going into it now, as we finished up last year, the second half of the season, Benny became the third-down back," Fisher said, per ESPN.com. "He's just really good out of the backfield. He's probably the better protector of the three. That's some work that Tre and Zac need and we'll get that done whenever we can during the offseason. So with Benny being the third-down back, then we've got a one-two punch with Tre and Zac." Although, it appears Fisher still hopeful Isaiah Pead can also be a factor out of the backfield. "Yes, obviously Isaiah is coming back as well," Fisher said. "You should see him on the field. So, with him included, yes we do. Tre and Benny and Zac and Isaiah coming back, it's a good group."