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Todd Gurley set to play in Week 7, Malcolm Brown inactive [UPDATE]

The Rams will have Todd Gurley playing in Week 7. Can he continue his recent streak of 2 touchdowns per game? We break down the fantasy implications of the Rams final injury report.

Running back Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams walks on the field before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Malcolm Brown game-day status update

Rams running back Malcolm Brown is officially inactive for Week 7. That means Darrell Henderson will serve as Todd Gurley’s primary backup against the Atlanta Falcons. Henderson is not worth starting outside of the deepest of leagues (16+ teams or smaller leagues with bigger starter lineups). Gurley is a good start against the Falcons, and with Atlanta’s pass defense is the big weakness, look for Gurley to get a lot of opportunities in both the passing and running games.

The Los Angeles Rams will welcome Todd Gurley back to action in Week 7 after he missed a game with a quadricep injury. Malcolm Brown started in his place, but Gurley is expected to be back in action vs. the Atlanta Falcons. Gurley was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, and after getting in a practice session on Friday, was removed from the final injury report.

Meanwhile, Malcolm Brown was a DNP for a third straight day and listed as doubtful for Sunday. Brown had gotten goal line work in place of Gurley early this season, and started in his place last weekend against the 49ers.

Fantasy football analysis, Rams RB Todd Gurley

Gurley is averaging 4.2 yards per carry, but it’s been an up and down season for him and his fantasy owners. He has yet to exceed 97 rushing yards, but in his last two games in Week 4 and Week 5, he had two rushing touchdowns in each game.

This week, he faces a Falcons defense that is 16th in fantasy points allowed, and seventh in ground game efficiency. Considering how awful the Falcons are against the pass, you have to wonder if Sean McVay focuses his game plan on airing it out. He’s been comfortable going with a high volume of passes for Jared Goff, and maybe it makes sense. Gurley is still worth a start, but maybe he ends up as a better pass-catcher than rusher.