Game day update: This is going to be a tough matchup for Gurley as the Broncos’ run defense hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher since earlier in the season. However, if Matt Ryan can move the offense down the field, Gurley should get some red zone touches. ESPN projects Gurley to have 13.4 fantasy points.
Todd Gurley has given fantasy managers quite the roller coaster ride this season, but one thing is certain — he still loves the end zone. However, does that give fantasy managers enough reason to continue him a must-start on a weekly basis?
Fantasy Football analysis: Falcons RBs Todd Gurley, Brian Hill
Out of eight games played, Gurley has managed to find the end zone in all but two of them. His eight rushing touchdowns are second only to Dalvin Cook and tied with Derrick Henry. Outside of scoring, however, Gurley hasn’t been especially productive, averaging just 3.8 yards per carry. Some of that likely has to do with the Falcons’ overall struggles this season. And though he didn’t get any targets last week, Gurley does usually get a little work as a receiver.
Hill has seen his workload increase lately, getting 30 touches in the last three weeks. For now, it’s just not enough to recommend him in fantasy, but that could change soon enough.
This week they get the Broncos, a team that hasn’t allowed an opposing running back to top triple digits since Week 2. Denver has only let running backs cross the goal line three times, two rushing and one receiving score. Still, the Falcons give Gurley enough work, especially at the goal line, that he’s worth a spot in most lineups.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Todd Gurley.