Cunningham carried four times for 38 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Chiefs.
With Todd Gurley firmly atop the Rams' RB depth chart and being drafted in the first round of most fantasy drafts, Cunningham's mostly of note for those looking to insure Gurley, though given that he's caught 71 passes over the past two seasons, he already holds some deep league value in PPR formats. Meanwhile, with Tre Mason not currently in the team's backfield equation, 224-pound Malcolm Brown is having a strong preseason and could also emerge as a candidate to absorb his share of carries in the event of a Gurley injury.
Cunningham contributed 23 yards and a touchdown on four carries and added 20 yards on his sole reception in Saturday's 28-24 preseason victory over the Cowboys.
The backup tailback looked impressive while receiving the start in place of Todd Gurley, particularly on the Rams' second possession. Cunningham notched his 20-yard reception on that drive, and capped off the downfield march with a 14-yard touchdown run that served as the Rams' first points in their return to Los Angeles. The 26-year-old has proved serviceable over his first three campaigns as a rotational back, and figures to slot in a similar role in 2016 considering the ample workload that Gurley should command.
Benny Cunningham , who had been a restricted free agent, has re-signed with the Los Angeles Rams , the Los Angeles Times reports.
Cunningham -- who rushed for 140 yards on 37 carries and caught 26 passes for 250 yards in 2015 -- had visited with the Patriots in free agency, but he has elected to re-up with Los Angeles where he continue to provide the Rams' backfield with a change-of-pace element behind Todd Gurley, as well as contribute on special teams.
Benny Cunningham , a restricted free agent, is visiting with the Patriots on Thursday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
With Dion Lewis (knee) recovering from a mid-season ACL tear, the Patriots are interested in adding a cheap passing-down back to provide insurance. Cunningham has never displayed much running ability, but he did a solid job in his third-down role with the Los Angeles Rams the past two seasons.
Benny Cunningham ran the ball four times for 38 yards and caught all three of his targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss at San Francisco.
With rookie sensation Todd Gurley (foot) inactive Sunday, Cunningham posted his most productive game since Week 1. Meanwhile, second-year RB Tre Mason saw most of the work in Gurley's absence, carrying the ball 18 times for 44 yards and a touchdown. Cunningham is a valuable member of St. Louis's offense, but not for fantasy purposes, especially with the emergence of Gurley.
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