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Todd Gurley Fantasy Outlook Rises Despite Poor Production Against Steelers in Week 10

Max Staley
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Todd Gurley has been one of the most frustrating players to own in fantasy this season. Once one of the most dynamic players in the sport, Gurley has essentially become a touchdown-dependent RB2.

Much of that regression has been due to Gurley being mired in a timeshare with Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson. However, if Week 10 was any indication, Gurley might've taken control over the Los Angeles' Rams backfield, which could make him a huge fantasy asset down the stretch.

Gurley played 74 percent of the snaps against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which was his highest number since Week 5. Brown played just 16 percent of the snaps, which was his lowest snap share of the season, Henderson, meanwhile, only played 10 percent.

Those are certainly encouraging numbers for Gurley, and while he only saw 16 opportunities (carries plus targets), it was one of his most efficient games of the season.

He averaged 6.1 yards per carry, his second-best mark of the season, against a Steelers' defense that's allowing an average of 3.9 yards per rush (T-No. 7 in the NFL). This was also just Gurley's third game of the year averaging more than 4.0 yards per carry, and it's certainly a good sign that he looked explosive coming off the Rams' Week 9 bye.

The fact he didn't record a touch in the fourth quarter is concerning, but it's hard to see that continuing going forward.

With Gurley's workload and health seemingly trending in the right direction, he has a chance to swing some matchups as we creep toward the end of the end of the fantasy season.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.

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