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In the most bizarre and frustrating Blew Your Bets of the season so far, Todd Gurley made a play that upset a whole lot of people for a number of reasons. With the Rams up by two and the game on the line, Gurley broke free for a run with a clear path to the end zone with just over a minute left on the clock.


Except instead of rushing in for six points and the touchdown, Gurley stopped at the 5-yard line and allowed himself to be tackled -- getting no points for his fantasy owners and not adding to the Rams total, which would have covered the spread and hit the over for those who bet on the game. 

The situation is a puzzling one. It's not often you see a guy actively choose not to score a touchdown. At the end of the day what he did ensured his team of a win, but then again so would have scoring, making it a two-possession, 9-point game with the point after.


Still, that explanation, understandably, did not sit well with fantasy owners and bettors, alike. Although, the league's top fantasy point machine is not here for your insults. Gurley had some choice words for all of those bashing his decision.

Whether you lost a bet or a fantasy matchup because of Gurley's move, we can all agree it's one of the more shocking endings to a game, and the result of a bet in recent memory. This is a Blew Your Bets Hall of Fame candidate.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.