St. Louis Rams running back Benny Cunningham (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Arizona Wildcats , ESPN.com reports.
Cunningham was a late addition to the injury report for Friday, with a minor knee issue holding him out of practice. He's still expected to play, albeit in a limited role now that Todd Gurley and Tre Mason are both healthy. Cunningham won't see much work outside of obvious passing situations.
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he expects running back Todd Gurley to take on a larger workload in Sunday's game against the Arizona 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 Pittsburgh 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.
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.
Gurley is officially listed as questionable for the game, but he was taking first-team reps with
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
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.
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