Todd Gurley’s fantasy advice: Draft me first overall

AP

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is expecting to put up very big numbers this season.

Asked on NFL Network where he should go in fantasy drafts, Gurley said there’s no question in his mind that he should be the top pick.

“No. 1 overall for sure,” Gurley said.

Gurley then hesitated slightly, saying Steelers receiver Antonio Brown or Panthers quarterback Cam Newton could go ahead of him, but Gurley is sure he’s going to be the NFL’s best fantasy running back this year.

“You maybe could choose Antonio Brown over me, but no one else. Maybe Cam. That’s it,” Gurley said.

Despite missing the first three games of his rookie season, Gurley had 229 carries for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns. This year, he’s confident those numbers will improve. Very confident.

55 responses to “Todd Gurley’s fantasy advice: Draft me first overall

  1. Sorry Todd I’ve got Antonio Brown and David Johnson for keepers. I’m not letting either of those guys go for a chance on what you might do

  2. I’ve been in a family/friend Leauge for almost 20yrs. I find it laughable and boring that most FFL players have not moved their scoring format around. This is a QB driven NFL. Our scoring system is PPR burst play as nowan IDP added in and leans heavier in QB,WR and Rbs that catch the ball. Step it up people, I can’t believe people play with a dinasor format.
    In our FFL Leauge Todd goes 15 at best. Unless you covet him.

  3. Go Brown. He has a long track record of awesomeness, Gurley could be great, and he certainly looks like he will be, but for a pick that high, go with what you know. Not what you think

  4. Man there are a lot of dumb fantasy players here. Of course you pick a RB high. There are only a few great RBs in the league and when you have to have 2 along with a flex position you need to grab the best RB first. I mean who doesn’t know this? Yes a WR is also a top priority but there are a lot more great WRs than RBs.

  5. I think he forgot Julio as well. Don’t get me wrong, I think Gurley should be the top RB taken, but not above those guys. Maybe the kicker from Minnesota, too…Zing!!!

  6. I won a cool 1000.00 in my league with tannehill as my starter. What’s that tell you about the importance of picking one early.

  7. Gurley is top 3 for sure.

    Remember a torn ACL is an 18 month recovery and Todd had zero offseason to prepare his rookie year. This year if he’s fully healthy he should be the focus of a Rams offense and without a doubt one of the best backs in the league.

    Also I have won my fantasy draft by taking a running back first overall so I must be no one ever?

  8. I hope he has a let down and that Goff is a disappointment because of Kroenke and Fisher.

  9. It all depends on how your draft stacks up during drafting, i went w.o heavy the first four rounds, (beckham,Thomas, Hopkins, Cooks) and won a cash league. With that being said drafting a QB first, please join mine.

  10. mazenblue says:
    Jul 10, 2016 8:29 AM
    I won my Fantasy Football league by drafting an RB first

    -No One Ever

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    Lol! I wish you played in my league….

  11. Not a Rams fan but this guy is going to be special. It is so early but barring injury (which he is prone to) Gurley could give Emmitt Smith’s records a run for their money. Unfortunately, it is all in Kroenke’s hands. Please don’t let Fisher ruin this guys career.

  12. Gurley is a great RB. But with the Rams having a weak passing game, teams are going to load the box to stop the run. A rookie QB with Tavon Austin and Kenny Brett to throw to scares nobody. I would pick David Johnson or Adrian Peterson first.

  13. mazenblue says:
    Jul 10, 2016 8:29 AM

    I won my Fantasy Football league by drafting an RB first

    -No One Ever
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    you must be bad at fantasy

  14. David Johnson. Cardinals added run blocking stud Evan Mathis and upgraded the C position, Iupati and Veldheer returning, all TEs and RBs and WRs returning. DJ will bring the Cardinals a Super Bowl and fantasy managers a championship.

  15. You must not have been around in the early 2000s when Priest Holmes, Marshall Faulk, Tomlinson and Shaun Alexander were carrying teams to titles. I agree that the game has evolved away from the super RB who will rack up 20+ TDs, but if you play in a league which requires 2 RBs to start and you got a Top 3 pick, you’re probably better off getting a stud RB like Gurley. Middle or late pick, I’d grab Beckham, Brown, Jones, etc.

  16. I won my Fantasy Football league by drafting an RB first

    -No One Ever
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    you must be bad at fantasy

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    It has become more WR heavy in early rounds nowadays with the rule changes in NFL and more players gravitating towards PPR. Top WRs outscored RB and were more reliable over the last couple of years.

    Todd Gurley is worth a mid first round pick this year though. I have him 5th overall..

  17. Who cares about QBs vs RBs vs WRs — don’t you folks realize he plays for the Rams? He better be pretty damn phenomenal to rack up stats on that offense and that team.

  18. Seahawks undrafted free agent Thomas Rawls actually had better stats than Gurley until he hurt his ankle on that horrific Baltimore field. Take a QB in round 1 and grab Rawls in the 4th, you’ll come out ahead.

  19. of course he is endorsing that he gambles on the game while he plays. like pete rose. todd gurley= pete rose.

  20. Some of y’all have no gusto, it’s called gambling for a reason. Play it safe and sure you make playoffs maybe even win your division but those guys always end up in the 3rd place game or worse… step out on a limb take a chance be brave.. and yeah depending in your league scoring Hurley maybe behind the best wr and QBs but I can’t say he isn’t a good bet to be the first back off the board, I wouldn’t laugh at that pick.

    My league isn’t PPr so RB value is higher I’d say pick 4-6 is reasonable for gurley in non PPr formats. Waiver wire usually makes or breaks my team. losing in Rd 2 isn’t a successful season.

  21. bighoser says:
    Jul 10, 2016 12:21 PM
    You must not have been around in the early 2000s when Priest Holmes, Marshall Faulk, Tomlinson and Shaun Alexander were carrying teams to titles. I agree that the game has evolved away
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    I am not so sure you are using the right RB as examples. Which superbowl(s) did Tomlinson and Alexander win? Alexander would actually be a great example as to why you shouldn’t rely too heavily on a RB. As soon as the guy landed a monster deal his career went in the toilet.

  22. MostlyRight says:

    David Johnson. Cardinals added run blocking stud Evan Mathis and upgraded the C position, Iupati and Veldheer returning, all TEs and RBs and WRs returning. DJ will bring the Cardinals a Super Bowl and fantasy managers a championship.
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    Lol they’ll lose the NFC West to the Seahawks by 3 games

  23. True Story. He helped me win last year… I’ll pick him up in the first round no problem.

  24. The Rams will be needing help to sell their overpriced Personal Seat Licenses. They’ll need fans to be excited about Gurley and the Rams. Will the NFL help the Rams like they helped the 49ers, Giants, Jets, Vikings and others in recent years when they needed assistance in ticket and seat license sales and to get votes for stadium funding?

  25. I don’t think you can go Antonio Brown or any wide receiver first because they’re success is tied to their QBs.

    Peep Browns stats last year when Big Ben got injured.

    All I know is Andrew Lucks going to be a steal next year. 2nd round

  26. heodoreBabyHandsBustAqua says:
    Jul 10, 2016 9:30 AM
    Antonio Brown is the most sure thing in fantasy football right now. Not drafting him in the no. 1 spot proves that you’re not paying attention. And no, I am NOT a Steelers fan.
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    Give him to Vontaze Burfict for a few minutes and see what happens. Gurley is going to look awfully nice after.

  27. I had both Brown and Gurley last year in one league. I will probably look hard at Rawls if I can’t get Gurley. Lamar Miller now with Texas might be worth a look as well

  28. brianav036 says:
    Jul 10, 2016 2:50 PM
    bighoser says:
    Jul 10, 2016 12:21 PM
    You must not have been around in the early 2000s when Priest Holmes, Marshall Faulk, Tomlinson and Shaun Alexander were carrying teams to titles. I agree that the game has evolved away
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    I am not so sure you are using the right RB as examples. Which superbowl(s) did Tomlinson and Alexander win? Alexander would actually be a great example as to why you shouldn’t rely too heavily on a RB. As soon as the guy landed a monster deal his career went in the toilet.

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    What does winning a SB or any of this have to do with Fantasy Football?

    I had Gurley on my team last season. He put up good numbers.

  29. For what it’s worth, I draft a QB in the first round every time, and I make the championship every year (I won two in a row a few years ago). QB in the first round, RB in the 2nd round. RB’s get hurt too much. QB’s are the points leaders every year.

  30. You can’t WIN a fantasy league with the first pick in the draft, but you sure can lose one with it.

    Usually, there’s a consensus top 3. I don’t see that happening this year. As someone who plays in multiple leagues and formats, I don’t think I’m going to have the advantage of learning from each draft like I usually do. I don’t even like having the first or last pick in snake drafts. It’s tough to guess what will be on the board with 20+ picks between your picks. I’ve won leagues out of all draft slots over the years, but I’ve never liked drafting from the corners

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