2. Play a run-heavy offense
Todd Gurley is enjoying a bounce-back season after a relatively disappointing sophomore year. Last season, the Rams relied heavily on Gurley. Without any real threat in the passing game, opposing defenses were able to hone in on Gurley and stop the back from having too much success. This season, the Rams are succeeding in mixing up looks to get Gurley the most bang for his buck.
However, that strategy may need to change against the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle has one of the best pass defenses in the NFL. As we saw with the Redskins game, the Rams struggled against a good passing defense. In order to succeed against the Legion of Boom, the Rams are going to have to do more than run for just 88 yards; which still isn’t all that bad.
However, the Rams have increased their rush attempts per game the last two weeks and Gurley has thrived. Gurley has 51 total carries the last two weeks for a combined 234 yards with two touchdowns. This has opened up the passing game for Gurley as well, as he already has three receiving touchdowns this season.
The Seahawks only true weakness on defense is stopping the run. Seattle has allowed the sixth most rushing yards in the NFL (536) while allowing the third most yards per carry (5.0). The Rams need to capitalize on this lone weakness in the defense and give Gurley another great performance.
Fantasy football owners: I definitely would pick up Todd Gurley on your daily fantasy rosters, all the stars are aligned for him to have a huge week.