Sean McVay's Comments Suggest Rams Backfield Should be Avoided in 2020 Fantasy Football

Zach Brunner
Sean McVay's recent comments suggest the Rams backfield should be avoided for fantasy football.
Sean McVay's recent comments suggest the Rams backfield should be avoided for fantasy football. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
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During the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl run in 2018, they had a workhorse running back in Todd Gurley. Following the release of Gurley this offseason, the Rams look to replicate the backfield on their NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers, using a committee approach, according to coach Sean McVay.

When discussing how the backfield will look this season, McVay noted the success the Niners had last season, admiring Kyle Shanahan's "open-minded approach" and going with the hot hand in the game.

The 49ers had a balanced rushing attack last season, with three different players having between 123 and 137 carries. For the Rams, McVay talked up returners Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson. He also talked up rookie Cam Akers, but McVay surprisingly talked about John Kelly, who has only 30 carries in the NFL so far.

Much like the 49ers last season, the Rams will try to make adjustments during games and feed the player that is doing well. Not only will this likely lead to a balanced share of carries, but it can be unpredictable from week to week, creating a tough situation for fantasy football owners.


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