Gurley rushed 28 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Broncos. He also secured two of five targets for 17 receiving yards.
Mark Gurley down as yet another running back to have his way with the Broncos' crumbling run defense, and the Georgia product set a new career-high, single-game rushing total along the way. The two trips to the end zone also marked Gurley's eighth and ninth rushing scores of the year and bump his touchdown total to 11 on the season. With Gurley having scored in nine straight games dating back to 2017, he's arguably the most trustworthy fantasy running back. His brilliant season should only continue in Week 7 against San Francisco.
Gurley had 22 carries for 77 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 33-31 win at Seattle. He also caught four of five targets for 36 yards.
Gurley could have had four touchdowns, as he was originally awarded a nine-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. However, he was ruled down at the one-yard line after a replay review, and the Rams ultimately had to settle for a short field goal. He continues to rack up the yardage, with at least 110 yards from scrimmage in four of five games this season. Given the state of the Rams' explosive offense, he should continue to record plenty of touchdowns too, with nine scores on the year. About the only negative one could say about Gurley would be that he hasn't made many big plays as a runner, with just one rush of 20 yards or more. In Week 6, Gurley will take on the Broncos in Denver.
With temperatures in the mid-80s in LA and the Rams ahead 27-0 at the point of his departure in the third quarter, Gurley likely will remain on the sideline for the rest of the contest. If he doesn't make another appearance, he'l finished the day with 73 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns on 22 touches.
Gurley was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Gurley was absent from Wednesday's session due to non-injury-related reasons but does not appear to be facing any limitations going forward. There is a good chance he was simply given an extra day off after the Rams played on Monday night in their regular season opener. Gurley has a nice matchup in Week 2 against a Cardinals defense that surrendered 4.9 yards per carry to Washington running backs in their first game.
The extension covers 2020-2023, as Gurley is entering his fourth NFL season and the Rams have already picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. The deal makes a lot of sense for both parties, giving Gurley financial security while presumably allowing the Rams to keep his cap hit in check for a few more seasons. This does create some potential for hostility down the road, as the deal could look like a huge bargain by 2021 or 2022 if Gurley is still a superstar and the NFL salary cap continues to grow by $10 million or more per year. Everyone should be happy for the time being, with Gurley turning 24 on Aug. 3 and set for another season as a three-down workhorse in a talent-laden offense. It's hard to argue with his combination of floor and ceiling at the top of fantasy drafts.
|7||10/21/18||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||13||12||229||1106||4.8||71||10||11||45|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||15||279||1305||4.7||57||13||8||66|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||6||129||623||4.8||29||9||5||36|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||13||12||21||188||9.0||31||0||2||0||8|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||15||64||788||12.3||80||6||12||4||32|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||6||21||247||11.8||56||2||2||1||10|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||St. Louis Rams||13||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||5||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|