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News: 2 days agoGurley registered 47 rushing yards on 20 carries, adding three catches for 20 yards during Sunday's 40-23 win against Minnesota.
Spin: Gurley's 2.4 yards-per-carry average was a half-yard short of his previous season-low, though he does have 49 combined receiving yards over the past two weeks after managing nine total receiving yards between Weeks 1 and 4. The two-time All-Pro's fantasy value had been buoyed by his five TD runs over the first five weeks of the season, but he was unable to cash in on any of his three red-zone touches against Minnesota. Gurley will next face a Lions defense that held Jacksonville to a measly 44 team rushing yards on 16 carries during Week 6.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Gurley is now the lead back in Atlanta following five seasons with the Rams. The Georgia product was a top-three fantasy RB in both 2017 and 2018, but he handled a lesser workload and struggled badly with efficiency in 2019 while dealing with knee and ankle concerns. After averaging 4.89 YPC (2.11 YAC) on 256 carries and 7.4 yards per target on 78 targets in 14 games in 2018, Gurley's numbers plummeted to 3.84 YPC (1.81 YAC) on 223 carries and 4.2 YPT on 49 targets in 15 games last season. Gurley still managed a 14th-place finish in fantasy points (his fifth top-15 in as many tries), thanks to 14 touchdowns. Gurley's durability is a big concern, but he has little competition for touches in a good offense. He's a fine RB2 target.