Todd Gurley Fantasy Outlook 2020
This is the best and realest Todd Gurley fantasy outlook 2020 on the internet. You can take that to the bank. Below you will get an in depth look at how Todd will perform this year. We will look at every possible angle so that you have all the information you need in determining if you should draft Todd 2020.
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Year in NFL: Entering his 6th year
Todd Gurley Fantasy ADP & Half PPR Projections for 2020
2020 Projection: 231 carries. 1,159 yards. 10 rush TDs. 33 receptions. 279 yards. 0 receiving TDs.
2020 Score Projection: 192.4
Todd Gurley Fantasy Outlook
Todd Gurley played college football at Georgia and now will play his first NFL season in Georgia for the Atlanta Falcons. Pretty much a homecoming for Gurley. Once the king of fantasy football RBs, Gurley will look to get back to the top of the mountain.
The Falcons offense was productive in 2019. As a team they ranked 13th in total offense and 5th in yards. However, as a team they only rushed for 3.8 yards per attempt.
Their leading rusher, Devonta Freeman had 184 carries for 656 yards and an average of 3.6 yards per carry. Not ideal.
Gurley will be looked to by the Falcons staff to increase those numbers. He was awarded a one year, prove it contract so expect him to play with a little bit more urgency than usual.
It will be interesting to see how Dirk Koetter uses Gurley. Going into his second year as OC, Koetter throws a lot at the defense. The Falcons are under center, in shotgun, empty sets or even 22 personnel.
Koetter tries to be balanced but since they struggled last season they were forced to throw the ball a ton. Not to say they are a run first team but I think they will try to lean on Todd more than they did Freeman.
Another interesting note is the style of back. Freeman was used to try and get on the edges of the defense. They would toss sweeps to him and attack the outside of the opposition.
With Gurley, I think the Falcons will try to be more physical and attack downhill which Gurley can do.
Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line 2020
Projected Starting Line: LT: Jake Matthews, LG: James Carpenter, C: Alex Mack, RG: Chris Lindstrom, RT: Kaleb McGary
Jake Matthews and Alex Mack are the stars of the line. Matthews has one pro bowl under his belt in 2018 while Mack has several as well as three second team all pro honors.
James Carpenter is heading into his second season with the Falcons. With over 100 career starts, Carpenter brings some experience and toughness to this unit.
Lindstrom and McGary were both first round selections in 2019. McGary started all 16 games last season. He shared time with Ty Sambrailo but eventually won the starting job being clearly more talented. Lindstrom made 5 starts and dealt with a broken foot for most the season.
A good blend of youth and experience, this Falcons offensive line is right in the middle of the pack across the league. The arrow could be pointing up with the development of the 2019 first round picks.
Todd Gurley Strength of Schedule
The Falcons have a favorable schedule. Only 3 teams had defenses finish in the top 10 in 2019.
Unfortunately, the Falcons have only two primetime games and a bevy of 1pm EST kickoffs.
A Week 10 bye is good for rest, but cutting it really close to the fantasy trade deadline. If Todd does not pan out, you could be stuck with him for the whole season.
Todd Gurley Fantasy Playoff Schedule
Week 14 at the Chargers against a top 10 defense in 2019. Week 15 against the Bucs who had the number 1 rush defense. Week 16 at Kansas City and Week 17 at the Bucs. Yikes.
Todd Gurley Injury History
Last year, Todd’s knee was a huge concern for everyone. This season he should avoid being bombarded with questions about his knee. He missed one game last season because of a quad injury. He has only played all 16 games once in his career.
Todd Gurley Skillset
Home Run Ability: B-. He has lost some juice since earlier in his career but Todd can still be a threat to break big runs.
Playmaking Ability: C. Gurley has average ability to create on his own.
Is Todd Gurley a Good Fantasy Pick?
No. Gurley will be up and down with some high scoring games and low scoring games. You will have to guess the week correctly. Do not be surprised if someone in your league reaches early on him because they desperately need him as their RB1. Take him with confidence if you just want to load up on backs and already have two guys ahead of him.