Arguably the biggest topic of the offseason surrounds the knee of Rams RB Todd Gurley. Between the ominous reporting by multiple outlets, the strange lack of usage during the playoff run and the drafting of Darrell Henderson in round three of the NFL draft, there’s been a relative “sky is falling” panic in the fantasy community. Injuries are a cruel part of the game, and there’s a significant amount of the player pool that gets affected by them every season. The difference right now is that it’s the offseason and the only official diagnosis is Arthritis. Arthritis on a knee that’s had a major injury can be a major issue, an issue that can end careers. The word degenerative has been thrown around a lot pertaining to this situation, and it’s very plausible this could take a turn for the worst, starting in 2019. Also, it could be completely overblown, and Gurley could put together a few more really strong seasons before he ultimately succumbs to his issues.
Before we jump in, I felt it was important to go back and watch Gurley’s 2018 snaps, and the differences between the first half and second half/...
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Russell Clay joined FantasyGuru.com as a contributor in August 2018. He prides himself on being a versatile fantasy writer who’s able to provide strong analysis on a wide array of topics.