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The Los Angeles Rams are already in the playoffs and after their recent struggles, they're all but eliminated from getting the No. 1 playoff seed in the NFC. Which means over the last two weeks of the season, they don't have a ton to play. 

Rams head coach Sean McVay is already looking ahead to the playoffs and for the Rams to be successful in the postseason they're going to need their star running back Todd Gurley. 

But that doesn't help his fantasy football owners looking to win their fantasy finals this week.

Gurley has been dealing with some inflammation in his knee ever since tweaking it against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. He wants to win the rushing title, so he wants to play, but it's unclear if McVay will risk letting him on the field. 

Unfortunately, this means that Gurley could be unavailable for fantasy championship games, or at least on a pitch count of sorts. Considering a lot of the teams in the championships were probably dragged there by Gurley, this could be a rough blow to quite a few rosters. 

It's a smart move from the Rams who want their All-Pro running back to be 100 percent come playoff time, it's just unfortunate that it happened during fantasy playoff time. C.J. Anderson and Malcolm Brown are backup options as handicaps, but obviously, they're not going to give you Gurley-level production. 

Honestly, the best scenario is that Gurley's knee looks better come Sunday and McVay allows him to play. But if he's not healthy Gurley will be loudly absent from all fantasy championship rosters. 

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