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For the second time this season, Los Angeles Rams star running back and fantasy beast Todd Gurley made it clear that he couldn't care less about his fantasy owners nor sports bettors on Sunday's game. 


Battling the Detroit Lions well into the fourth quarter, Gurley broke free for a 35-plus-yard run directly to the edge of the end zone but never broke the plane. 

That's because he was too busy running parallel to the end-zone line intentionally trying not to punch the ball in for a score and hoping to run more time off the clock. 

There has been some logic behind Gurley's decision-making process in the past, but not this time. The Lions still had timeouts, so stopping short didn't make sense in this case. There are also few things as frustrating as watching the No. 1 fantasy football player in the league actively avoiding six points just inches away. 


Gurley did go on to score a touchdown a few plays later from a few yards out, but with the total for Sunday's game set at 52.5, he also nearly stole six points from the way to the over with the score still 14.5 points under.


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