Can Todd Gurley Run for 1500 Yards?

May 16, 2016

Todd Gurley leap
Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams ran for 1,106 yards in 13 games as a rookie. Can he take the leap to the 15oo yard mark in year 2?
Gurley missed the first two games of the season and then was held to nine yards on six carries in his NFL debut. He also sat out the season finale against the San Francisco 49ers with a mild case of turf toe. Certainly not the best way to start or end a rookie campaign. That middle stretch of games told a different story.
In those 12 games Gurley average 91.4 yards per game, which would put him at 1,463 yards in a 16 game schedule at that clip. He’ll need to average 93.8 yards per game to hit the 1, 500 mark.
After his first showing Gurley took off to the tune of 146 yards, 159 yards, 128 yards and 133 yards in his next four games. He looked like he would hold the #1 fantasy spot the rest of the way. Unfortunately he only topped 100 yards one more time. He was held to 66 or fewer yards in five of his final eight games. Nonetheless, Gurley stamped an impressive rookie season with 90 total yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.
Gurley finished the year with ten touchdowns, a 4.8 yards per carry average and 21 receptions for 188 yards.
Great things are in store for this young man. He’s just scratching the surface. Not only do I have him as the number one ranked running back, I absolutely think he can reach 1,500 yards and more.

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