Gurley carried 28 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns while also hauling in five of seven targets for 36 yards and a receiving score in Thursday's 41-39 win over the 49ers. He also fumbled once, but it was recovered.
Gurley's production carried him to what is now the best two-game scoring stretch of his career, as he's crossed the goal line on a total of five occasions over the last two contests. The 2015-first round pick also went over the century mark on the ground for the first time since Week 15 of his rookie campaign, and he scored all three of his touchdowns from inside the 10-yard line in the first half. He did some of his best work in the fourth quarter, ripping off a 29-yard gain off left tackle to kick off the Rams' first possession of the period and turning in an impressive 27-yard catch-and-run on third down later in the drive. Gurley has already matched his touchdown total of six from last season through the first three weeks, and considering he was the only running back to touch the ball Thursday, head coach Sean McVay appears set to give the 23-year-old all the work he can handle. Gurley will look to build on his impressive start in a Week 4 road tilt versus the Cowboys.
Gurley rushed 16 times for 88 yards and a touchdown and caught three of four targets for 48 yards and a score during Sunday's overtime loss to Washington.
Gurley rushed for just 2.1 yards per carry last week, so it was encouraging to see him run for 5.5 yards per tote Sunday. Additionally, it's clear new head coach Sean McVay is eager to utilize Gurley in the passing game, as the back is now up to eight receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns through two weeks. Gurley projects to remain the focal point of the Rams' offensive attack, and he should be viewed as a solid starting option in all formats heading into next week's matchup against San Francisco.
Gurley rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown on 19 attempts and caught five passes for 56 yards during Sunday's win over Indianapolis.
There were a lot of positives to take away from Gurley's Week 1 showing. He found the end zone and showcased promising upside as a receiver, which was an aspect of his game that has been questioned in the past. However, he also rushed for just 2.1 yards per carry. With the Los Angeles defense taking over the game early, Gurley often rushed in predictable run situations, so it's probably wise not to overreact to either the highs or lows of Sunday's showing. Gurley should be viewed as a strong starting option heading into a Week 2 matchup against Washington, and posting another solid outing would bode well for his fantasy outlook moving forward.
Gurley likely won't play in Thursday's preseason game at Green Bay, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Gurley made obligatory appearances in the Rams' first two exhibitions, during which he racked up 12 carries for 40 yards, two catches (on two targets) for 22 yards and one rushing touchdown. The combined total was achieved on 28 snaps, so he's faring well in his quest for a bounce-back campaign. With Lance Dunbar (knee) primed for the regular-season PUP list, Malcolm Brown is poised to spell Gurley in Week 1 and beyond, with Justin Davis and Aaron Green rounding out the running back depth chart.
Gurley (coach's decision) won't dress for Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers.
Prospective fantasy owners needn't worry as Gurley is healthy and his absence Saturday purely appears to be a coach's decision. Since established starters usually sit out the preseason finale while coaches finalize roster evaluations, Gurley probably won't be back in action until Week 1 when the Rams host the Colts.
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