Gurley rushed 11 times for 28 yards, adding another 30 yards on three receptions (seven targets) in Sunday's 15-6 loss to the Bears.
This was obviously Gurley's worst performance of the season. Outside of one 12-yard rush, the star back couldn't maneuver away or through the Bears' stout front seven. The 11 carries are a bit of a surprise considering the game was never really out of reach, but it may not have made much of a difference considering how the rest of his rushes went. Gurley has been one of the best fantasy performers this season, and should continue to be treated as such -- assuming this dud didn't come in a fantasy playoff game -- against the Eagles in Week 15.
Gurley had to fight for his yardage often, but he essentially capped off his day yardage-wise with a 36-yard rumble with 2:32 remaining in which he purposely went down two yards short of the end zone in order to burn off clock. He would eventually go into the end zone two plays later to essentially seal the win for the Rams, giving him multiple rushing scores for the first time in the last five games. The outing also represented a nice bounce-back effort for Gurley, who'd seen game script limit him to 55 yards on 12 rushes in the shootout against the Chiefs back in Week 11. The fourth-year workhorse will look to build on Sunday's effort against the Bears in a tough Week 14 matchup on Sunday Night Football.
Following the Rams' 54-51 victory versus the Chiefs in Week 11, coach Sean McVay relayed that Gurley's ankle was rolled up on and limited the running back to an extent en route to 94 yards from scrimmage and no TDs on 15 touches. Fortunately for the running back, Gurley had a Week 12 bye to return to full health, which McVay confirmed Wednesday, per DaSilva. Gurley will turn his attention to Sunday's contest in Detroit, whose defense has surrendered 155.4 scrimmage yards and 11 touchdowns to running backs in 11 games this season.
Head coach Sean McVay relayed Tuesday that Gurley was slightly limited Monday after rolling his ankle early in the contest, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. However, McVay also noted that it's not expected to be an issue moving forward.
Gurley's action was rather light during Monday's contest, rushing a season-low 12 times for 55 yards. The probable reason behind the limited showing has now been revealed and it's relatively minor in nature. With a bye week awaiting the Rams in Week 12, there's little reason to believe he will miss any future action because of the injury.
Gurley rushed 12 times for 55 yards and caught all three of his targets for 39 yards in Monday night's 54-51 win over the Chiefs.
Gurley, by his standards, was shocking quiet in Monday's offensive explosion that saw a combined 105 points scored. In fact, having found the end zone in 13 straight games, Gurley failed to contribute to that exorbitant total. Furthermore, his 55 rushing yards marked his fewest since Week 2. With Rams quarterback Jared Goff setting a new career high in attempts, Gurley wasn't able to put his usual stamp on the contest, and now embarks on Los Angeles' Week 12 bye.
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|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||13||13||244||1203||4.9||36||15||10||67|
|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||13||13||49||504||10.3||56||4||5||1||23|
|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||13||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||13||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|