Posted: 6/09/2020 9:19 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley can be argued to be 'the best back in the game,' according to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter Tuesday, June 9.
Huddle Up: Gurley has played at least 14 games in each of the past four seasons, but he can't shake questions about his arthritic knee. His efficiency plummeted in 2019, as he ran for 857 yards on 223 attempts and caught 31 of 49 targets for 207 yards. He was able to total 14 touchdowns, but he'll need to break longer runs to help the Falcons improve one of the league's worst rushing attacks from 2019. He's a risky mid-tier RB2 pick.
Posted: 6/09/2020 1:18 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley flew to Atlanta and passed his physical Monday, June 8.
Huddle Up: Gurley's knee issues are well documented, and the risks are severe. He's expected to see the lion's share of work, and he'll be an RB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 6/06/2020 1:27 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley is going to be an 'awesome fit' for the offense, QB Matt Ryan said after working out with the running back.
Huddle Up: A healthy Gurley would be a great fit for any offense, but the status of his surgically repaired left knee continues to be the concern. He will be a high-risk, high-reward RB2 heading into the 2020 season.
Posted: 5/14/2020 5:03 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said RB Todd Gurley played in a similar offensive system with the Los Angeles Rams and feels that's fortunate. With a similar terminology and concept base, it could help Gurley hit the ground running faster with his new team. 'He can do everything. He's an excellent running back. He can protect. The main question is that no one seems know is, what's his health status? What's his workload?' Koetter said. Koetter added the team will just have to wait until they can work with Gurley to see where he's at physically.
Huddle Up: Gurley has a lot of miles on him during his NFL career; how his body holds up will dictate how much workload the Falcons decide to put on his broad shoulders. He's a safer RB2 entering fantasy-football draft season, but his initial value largely comes down to your risk tolerance when building your fantasy team.
Posted: 4/10/2020 5:49 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley on Friday, April 10, said in a media conference call that he no concern about the knee issues that appeared to have hampered his production the past 18 months, stating 'I know I'm still that guy' who won the 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award. 'Nothing is (given),' Gurley added. 'I don't care if you have 10 Pro Bowls or one Pro Bowl. You got to go in and work, that's just how the game goes. Obviously, I'll be able to come in and help those guys out but like I said [I'm going to] play my role, it's whatever the team need me to do at the end of the day. I know what I bring to the table, (I'm going to) come in, (I'm going to) work hard and help out the running back and they're going to help me out as well.'
Huddle Up: Despite a four-year low in total touches (254), Gurley still finished 11th among RBs with 190.4 total fantasy points (standard scoring), and with him only turning 26 in August, he should be in line for at least another high-end RB2 season in his new uniform.
Posted: 4/10/2020 4:16 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley talked with the media Friday, April 10, via conference call. 'The way life is going right now, everybody is on load management,' Gurley said, adding that he is planning on discussing the team's usage intentions for him this offseason.
Huddle Up: After averaging 326.3 touches over the previous three seasons, Gurley logged 254 in 15 games in 2019, and most notable was his decline in receptions, going from 59 in 2018 to 31 last season. Brian Hill, Ito Smith and Qadree Ollison also are on the Falcons' RB depth chart, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Atlanta add another RB in the draft. We'll await any updates on the Falcons' plans, but expect another sub-300-touch season for Gurley, and value him as mid-level RB2.
Posted: 4/10/2020 12:05 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley passed his physical Thursday, April 9, and his deal is official.
Huddle Up: Gurley's season was captivated by 14 total touchdowns last year, but his 1,064 total yards is pretty sketchy for an RB2. He was getting hit quickly, and his yards after contact were miniscule. Could that be health or line play? It could be both. Either way, he'll be a back-end RB2 with significant bust risk.
Posted: 4/07/2020 7:10 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (knee) has yet to take or pass his physical, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff Tuesday, April 7. Dimitroff said he feels good about Gurley's ability to pass the test.
Huddle Up: Gurley received a career-low 223 carries with the Los Angeles Rams last year and his 3.8 yards per attempt was well below his career average. He still topped 1,000 yards from scrimmage and scored 14 total touchdowns, but there is real concern he isn't the game-breaker he was for the first four years of his career. He's a mid-tier RB2 heading toward the 2020 season.
Posted: 4/06/2020 9:11 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Todd Gurley (Rams) officially signed with the Atlanta Falcons Monday, April 6. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Gurley will be the main running back for the Falcons next season and likely will be a weekly starting option in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/16/2020 7:50 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley's name has reportedly come up multiple times in trade talks, according to NFL Network's Michael Silver.