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Fantasy Football Circle Of Trust Draft Lottery Tickets

QB Mitch Trubisky Bears 

I have watched Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen go ahead of Trubisky in drafts this summer. Surely you can’t be serious.  Trubisky plays in a much better offense with better weapons and is more accurate. Trubisky 66.8%, Jackson 58.2 %, and Allen 52.8%.    Chasing last season’s rushing stats of quarterbacks is an awful idea. Defensive Coordinators won’t let Jackson and Allen run like that in 2019. 

RB Devin Singletary Bills

My belief is LeSean McCoy will either be traded or released by the trade deadline October 29th.  Singletary is more of a draft and stash lottery ticket at this point. I own him in all 4 leagues

WR Anthony Miller Bears

7 TD on just 33 catches during his rookie season.  Miller played with a bad shoulder all season and is recovering from an ankle sprain that cost him time in camp.  I would anticipate Miller being eased in at the start of the season and eventually taking off. I own Miller in 2 of 4 leagues.    

TE Mark Andrews Ravens

Averaged 16.2 Yards per reception on 34 receptions.  I’m not a believer in Lamar Jackson reading the whole field and making accurate throws.  Right now Jackson can be accurate in the middle of the field. I own Andrews in 2 of 4 leagues. 

Cardinals K Zane Gonzalez

The Air Raid Offense in the desert should give Gonzalez plenty of scoring opportunities. 

Defense Buffalo Bills

Facing 5 lower level quarterbacks in the first 6 games of the season. At Jets, At Giants, Home with Bengals, Home vs. Patriots,  At Titans, bye then Home vs. Dolphins. Sign me up for streaming this unit. 

IDP Bucs LB Devin White

Butkus award winner last season at LSU.  White plays behind a weak defensive front 7 and has a lack of play makers around him.  My favorite player in this year’s draft class. 

10-team PPR Snake Draft

1-8 WR Julio Jones Falcons

2-8 TE Travis Kelce Chiefs

3-3 RB Dalvin Cook Vikings

4-8 WR Stefon Diggs

5-3 RB Chris Carson Seahawks

6-8 RB David Montgomery Bears

7-3 WR Josh Gordon Patriots

8-8 QB Carson Wentz Eagles

9-3 RB Sony Michel Patriots

10-8 WR Christian Kirk Cardinals

11-3 QB Kirk Cousins Vikings

12-8 Rams Defense

13-3 K Harrison Butker Chiefs

15-3 TE Mark Andrews Ravens

14-8 RB Kalen Ballage Dolphins

16-8 RB Devin Singletary Bills

I kept Julio Jones giving up my first round pick. I finally was able to draft Travis Kelce! He’s one of my favorite players and was a good value there.  The big thing I notice with this team is a few of my big name players are considered injury-prone. I feel comfortable with my overall depth in case of nagging injuries.  This is my 2nd draft of being able to double up Cook and Diggs. I’m buying the hype on Carson remaining the Seahawks feature back. Montgomery will be able to do more than Jordan Howard did last year in the same role. Bear Down. I flip-flopped and took Josh Gordon because Allen Robinson was gone. I love Wentz in the Eagles offense, but just in case drafted Kirk Cousins. Sony Michel fell too far in this draft. I’m not afraid of taking Patriots Running Backs because the 2019 version will run the ball more in my estimation.  Kirk pops off in the desert thanks to the Air Raid offense. This was the 2nd draft I selected Rams Defense and Butker. Ballage and Singletary are lottery tickets. I believe both will be their respective teams main backs by the trade deadline. Andrews is a lottery ticket cock block. If Kelce is healthy Andrews can’t be used against me. I’m happy with the overall draft. Feel free to comment on my selections.  

10-Team IDP Dynasty League

10-team Dynasty IDP Keeper League in which I am the defending league champion.  The key to my success last season was my depth, balling on a budget with young IDP pickups, and using all of my trade chips.  Keepers start with anyone drafted Round 5 or later. My keepers are noted. 

1-10 WR Stefon Diggs Vikings

2-1 RB Dalvin Cook Vikings

3-10 RB David Montgomery Bears

4-1 WR Allen Robinson Bears

5-10 RB Sony Michel Patriots Keeper

6-1 QB Kyler Murray Cardinals

7-10 TE Jimmy Graham Packers

8-1 WR DJ Moore Panthers Keeper

9-10 QB Sam Darnold Jets Keeper

10-1 TE Mark Andrews Ravens

11-10 RB Devin Singletary Bills

12-1 QB Daniel Jones Giants

13-10 WR Courtland Sutton Broncos Keeper

14-1 DL Chris Jones Chiefs

15-10 LB Devin White Bucs

16-1 DL Everson Griffin Vikings

17-10 RB Tevin Coleman 49ers Keeper

18-1 DL Akiem Hicks Bears

19-10 LB Deion Jones Falcons Keeper

20-1 QB Carson Wentz Eagles Keeper

21-10 DL Josh Allen Jaguars

22-1 WR Anthony Miller Bears Keeper

23-10 DB Jamal Adams Jets Keeper

24-1 DB Jonathan Abram Raiders

25-10 LB Darius Leonard Colts Keeper

26-1 Traded to away last season

27-10 DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Bears

28-1 LB Jerome Baker Dolphins

29-10 DB Keanu Neal Falcons

30-1 DE Marcus Davenport Saints

Franchise Tag WR Dante Pettis

I am pleased with the value of my keepers and believe they will take a step forward in 2019.  The reality is some of the young players I drafted early can not be kept. They can help me try to  win-now. I like the pace of play in the Vikings and Bears offenses. TE was a barren spot, with Graham and Andrews the best available.  In a league this deep each position isn’t going to be a stud so you have to grab the remaining that you can. Murray in that offense I believe will be a good fantasy QB and a trade chip.  I passed on Dwayne Haskins to draft Daniel Jones. The Giants passed on Haskins to get Jones, therefore so did I. Jones is a lottery ticket/trade chip stash.

Since my TE’s are a weak spot in the lineup, I felt like nailing the IDP picks was important.  There’s talent at all 3 levels of my defense. Solid young veterans and youth with upside. I love Devin White in that defense.  With a lack of play-makers he should be all over the place. My DL will get pressure on the QB and get tackles. We get more points for Sacks, Hurries, Stuffs.  Josh Allen in Jacksonville has talent around him so he doesn’t have to be the main focal point. White and Allen are my top 2 choices for Defensive Rookie Of The Year.  DB’s are always a crapshoot. Ha Ha in the Bears defense should return to a Pro Bowl level. Keanu Neal is a stud if healthy. Jonathan Abram will get a lot of tackle opportunities for a weak Raiders defense.

I like the overall talent on this team.  If some of my keepers don’t take the step forward, I could be in trouble.  There’s enough assets on this team if I need to make some trades. My goal in playing in this league is to balance trying to win this year, while giving myself assets for the future.  Feel free to grade this draft.

10-team PPR Snake Draft

Lineup is QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, DEF.  These are my selections picking from the 3rd spot. 

1-3 RB Christian McCaffrey Panthers

2-8 RB Todd Gurley Rams

3-3 TE George Kittle 49ers

4-8 WR Robert Woods Rams

5-3 WR Kenny Golladay Lions

6-8 WR Alshon Jeffery Eagles

7-3 RB Miles Sanders Eagles

8-8 QB Carson Wentz Eagles

9-4 QB Jared Goff Rams

10-8 WR Sterling Shepard Giants

11-3 WR Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals

12-8 Defense Rams

13-3 RB Devin Singletary Bills

14-8 TE Jimmy Graham Packers

15-3 K Harrison Butker Chiefs

16-8 RB Nyheim Hines Colts

17-3 WR Anthony Miller Bears

Yahoo gave me a B grade for this draft.  I knew going in I’d get a top 3 RB and would have to reach for an elite TE if I wanted one.  I prefer Kittle over Ertz this season. Todd Gurley sitting there at the end of the 2nd round was a no-brainer to me as I’ve mentioned in a previous post.  

Gurley has more value to me than Mike Evans and Antonio Brown.  Evans should be more consistent in Bruce Arians offense and I did consider him.  AB is totally off my draft board. There’s a potential for that situation in Oakland to go the wrong way.    

I was the last team to take a WR and Robert Woods was the selection.  Passed on Chris Godwin everyone’s fantasy darling to draft Woods. Golladay breaks out this season in Detroit and Jeffery plays with one of my QB.  Jeffery blows past last seasons 65 catches and 6 TD. Sanders was drafted to be the Eagles main RB. I don’t believe Jordan Howard gets more of the workload.  I drafted Jeffery and Sanders before Josh Gordon was selected. I wasn’t comfortable taking Gordon at that stage of the draft. Gordon’s talent is well known, but risk wasn’t worth the reward in my opinion.  

I missed on David Montgomery and Josh Jacobs, wasn’t missing out on Sanders.  The plan was to have Wentz, Goff, or both as my QB’s. Wentz injury history scares me so I drafted another high upside QB in Goff. This league has a history of waiting on QB’s and some owners don’t carry 2.  I used that strategy against them. Now they can play with lesser QB’s.  

Since I knew that was a direction I planned to go later in drafts, I made sure to get a few of their targets.  Sterling Shepard should see a high volume of targets in Giants offense 105, 84, 107 in 3 seasons. The WR group isn’t elite, but should give me stable points.  This team is built around the RB, TE, and QB. A majority of my players are in offenses that have a high play rate. High play rate means more opportunities, which means more potential points.  I wanted players on the Chiefs, Rams, Bears, Eagles, Cardinals, 49ers, and Panthers this season. Devin Singletary wouldn’t have made it any later so the lottery ticket was cashed. Kallen Ballage was available at that stage as well.  The Dolphins will be among the worst offenses in the NFL and I wanted no part of that.    

Most of the players fit into my age brackets of drafting young.   I did break my rules twice late in the draft with Larry Fitzgerald and Jimmy Graham.  Fitzgerald is a backup for me and feel farther than expected. I did recommend passing on Larry Legend in a previous article.  

Graham is the ultimate lottery ticket. Trey Burton and Jordan Reed were selected ahead of Graham in the 14th round.  One team in the league had not taken a TE at that point while another team took 3. If Graham is more involved in the new Packers offense, that could be  a steal. Hines and Miller are lottery tickets. I can see the Colts using Hines more in the offense with Luck retired. Miller scored 7 TD last season playing with a bad shoulder.  I can see him being more involved in Year 2. I’m happy with this draft and feel it should be a contending team. Feel free to grade my draft.

Week 21 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Rangers OF Willie Calhoun

.321/.357/.604 slash rate the last 15 days. Calhoun has also blasted 5 bombs in that time frame.  2 road games with the Angels and 4 home games vs. the Mariners. With a few of my outfielders dinged up, I’m rolling with Calhoun this week. 

Athletics OF/1B Mark Canha

Reigning AL Player of the Week for his .474/.524/1.158 slash rate the last 7 days. Canha is on fire right now and should be deployed by fantasy players especially in daily formats.  7 road games this scoring period, 4 with the Royals and 3 against the Yankees. 

Mariners RP Sam Tuivailala

13 appearances for Seattle this season to the tune of a 1.35 ERA and 1.050 WHIP.  Tuivailala has 6 Holds in those 13 appearances. I play in leagues with Holds and Ratios as team categories.  

Week 20 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Diamondbacks 1B/2B Wilmer Flores

.408/.431/.653 slash rate the last 28 days. Home for 3 vs. the Rockies and on the road for 3 against the Brewers. Not exactly the 90’s Braves rotations. Flores is worth a flier for daily players due to multiple position eligibility and power.

Padres 2B Luis Urias

The time has come for Urias to play everyday and develop. .313/.450/.438 slash rate the last 7 days. Urias has 3 on the road with the Reds and 3 at home with the Red Sox. Probably owned already in dynasty/keeper leagues. If he’s available scoop up Urias.

Astros SP Aaron Sanchez

2 home starts vs. the Tigers on Tuesday and on Sunday with the Angels. The Tigers have a .235 team batting average, while the Angels are a little better at .254. Ignore Sanchez’s last start of 6 earned vs. the Athletics and use him. The Astros handling of pitchers is among the best in baseball. I believe we’ll see the best of Sanchez in Houston.

Players I’m Swiping Right On This Season

I pay attention to fantasy football year-round. All of the offseason coaching moves, free agency, the draft, and camps all help me to formulate a strategery for the upcoming season.  These players fit into my age brackets and I anticipate will outperform their draft costs. These are the players I’m swiping right on this season.

Rams QB Jared Goff 

32 TD 12 INT only 2 games with multiple INT. Did have a 4 INT stinker in Week 13 vs. the Bears.  Improved from Year 2 to Year 3. Goff is terrific mid-round QB with upside. I’d take Goff over Mayfield, Wentz, Ryan, and Newton.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

Will throw the ball all over the place to a variety of weapons and pick up stats with his legs. The Cardinals Defense is awful so Murray should score plenty of garbage stats.  Pair him with another solid QB if your concerned about injuries. 

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins 

Perception of Cousins as a player is different than reality.  Threw for 4,298 with a career-high 30 TD and 10 INT last season.  Completed a career high 70.1% of his passes. The Vikings didn’t win because of poor play calling and a defense that regressed in my opinion.  Cousins was sacked 40 times last season. Some of that is on Cousins, but more so on poor o-line play. I will absolutely swipe right on Cousins this season.     

Rams RB Todd Gurley

Don’t be that guy that let’s Gurley fall in drafts.  He won’t be the bell cow anymore, but doesn’t need to be to help the Rams and Fantasy Owners.  Plan ahead with possible load management. The Rams offense gives him elite TD scoring potential.  Swipe right on the Double Digit TD’s. 

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman

Way too low in rankings that I’ve seen. No way I’m drafting Josh Jacobs, Damien Williams, Aaron Jones, or Kerryon Johnson ahead of Freeman.  The Falcons made upgrades to the offensive line in the draft. Ito Smith may play a complementary role. I believe Freeman goes for a career high in yards and double digit TD’s.   

49ers RB Tevin Coleman

McKinnon’s knee isn’t right and Breida is questionable each week. Coleman played for Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta and has a 2-year deal. Coleman will out-perform his mid-round draft slot.  I own Coleman in a dynasty league.  

Eagles RB Miles Sanders

I’ve seen enough of Jordan Howard to know that Sanders should be the main back.  Sometimes teams make a young guy earn it. At the end of the year Sanders will be the Eagles back you want to own. 

Bills RB Devin Singletary

I find it hard to believe he won’t force his way into more playing time with his play in camp.  Worthy of the late round stash as I believe he’s the back to own long term in Buffalo.

Bears WR Allen Robinson

Easily outperforms the 55/754/4 from last season.  Matt Nagy is smart enough to know they Robinson needs to be more involved in the offense.  The pace of play in the Bears offense and progression from Trubisky leads to more output from A-Rob.  Criminally under-ranked in a lot of projections I’ve looked at this summer. 

Cardinals WR Christian Kirk

In Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, Kirk will blow past his 43/590/3 of his rookie season.  I anticipate Kirk being the Cardinals leading receiver for a pass happy Cardinals offense.  Takes a huge step forward in Year 2. 

Panthers WR’s DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel

Samuel is a better route runner, while Moore plays physical.  With Greg Olsen on his last legs and Ian Thomas not yet a finished product Moore and Samuel will make plays in Panthers passing attack.  I own Moore in a dynasty league.  

Chargers TE Hunter Henry

Had 8 TD as a rookie. Lost season with an ACL tear last year.  The Chargers spread the ball all over the place and Henry consistently saw red zone targets.  I’d take Henry over OJ Howard and Evan Engram. 

Ravens TE Mark Andrews

Hayden Hurst was drafted ahead of Andrews last season.  Injuries to Hurst along with Andrews play at the end of last season have Andrews atop the depth chart.  In a run heavy offense with a QB that doesn’t see the whole field, Andrews could be a solid PPR option.  

Rams TE Gerald Everett

As part of the Sean McVay offense, the scoring potential is there.  Everett only caught 33/320/3 TD last season. Those numbers were a significant improvement over year 1.  The Tight End position is one that can be a tough transition. Offseason reports on Everett have been positive and is worthy of a late round lottery ticket. 

49ers K Robbie Gould

Pace of offense could lead to plenty of scoring opportunities.  

Vikings K Kaare Vedvik

Hit a 55-yarder in the Ravens preseason opener and was promptly traded to the Vikings for a 2020 5th round pick.  Vedvik can also punt. Dan Bailey was erratic last season for the Vikings. If Bailey gets cut, I’m drafting Vedvik.  

Jaguars defense

Bounces back after embarrassing 2018 season.  A better offense will lead to a better defense this season.  

Colts defense 

Chris Ballard is a terrific evaluator of talent and builds a solid roster. With their offense putting up points, Colts defense will be able to put up fantasy points.   

Swiping Left On These Players

I study fantasy football year-round and have developed strategies as to why I will go after or pass on players in upcoming drafts.  I use coaching changes, personnel changes, age, injury history, and camp holdouts as determining factors. I have a strict age bracket in which I’ll draft players.  I’ll pass on RB 27 or older, Wide Receivers 32 or older, and avoid QB’s over 35. Players out of those age brackets can still possibly produce, I just take the Hugh Hefner approach of looking for younger. Tread on the tires is a huge factor for me. Not showing up for camp is big left swipe as well. Camp is important especially for younger players. Veterans can miss reps in camp, but still be around the team.  Staying out of camp and away from the team is a hard pass. Without further ado, here’s the list of players I will be swiping left on this season.  

Patriots QB Tom Brady

For the draft cost, I don’t see Tom being that Terrific.  I believe the Patriots will run the ball more and Brady’s passing numbers will go down.

Saints QB Drew Brees

Faded a bit down the stretch when I needed him the most at playoff time. It’s hard to crank it up for 16 games at any age let alone an advanced one. 

Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Matt Patricia is using a more run-based offense in the motor city. May help to keep Stafford upright and protect his defense. Does nothing for fantasy owners. 

Bills QB Josh Allen 

I play in leagues with points-per-completion.  Drafting Allen would set me up to being a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.  Completed just 52.8% of his passes.  

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette

Way too many missed games for Fournette in 2 NFL seasons.  Not sure how a player with his running style can avoid lower body injuries. Healthier options will be available at his draft cost.  

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott 

Missing camp and return date is unknown.  I don’t like unknown with a top 5 pick.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon

Missing camp and return date is unknown. I don’t like unknown with a top 10 pick.  Missed 4 games last season.

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake

Role with team isn’t clear in a walk year.  Cost may be a bit too high for my liking. Too many donut games last season and lost carries to Frank Gore.   

49ers RB Jerick McKinnon 

Sad that he got hurt before being able to showcase his talents in a featured role. I don’t see McKinnon passing Tevin Coleman or Matt Brieda even if he is healthy. 

Raiders WR Antonio Brown

Missed a lot of camp.  Jimmy Buffett has a song called “Fruitcakes” sums up Brown’s behavior this offseason.  I’m fearful he gets deactivated like TO or Keyshawn for being too toxic.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Legend is 35 this season.  In a new offense with more weapons, I’m fearful Fitzgerald plays a complimentary role to Christian Kirk in 2019.  Back to back seasons of 10.6 YPC is a combination of QB play and Fitzgerald slowing a bit. More upside options will be there when Fitzgerald is picked.  

Texans WR Will Fuller

Played in just 17 of las 32 games.  Has scored TD potential and injury potential as well. Awesome deep threat, but I’ll let him blow up and blow out on someone else’s roster. 

Ravens WR’s in seasonal leagues

I find it hard to believe they will pass the ball enough to make a WR fantasy relevant.   

Bengals WR AJ Green

Return date to be determined as original diagnosis was 6-8 weeks. The cost of Green and when he’ll return can be someone else’s problem. Could use that roster spot on a player that could help me win games early in the season.

Patriots WR Josh Gordon

I’ve given up on figuring out if and when Gordon will play again. Why his reinstatement is always so vague is beyond my comprehension.  

Any Redskins WR’s 

Paul Richardson, Josh Doctson, Trey Quinn are all off limits for me. I don’t see how the Redskins are going to score points this season. 

Week 19 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Reds OF Aristides Aquino

7 home runs in 9 games since getting called up with trade of Yasiel Puig.  28 bombs in 78 games for Triple A Louisville this season. At 25, Aquino may have figured something out after 9 minor league seasons. I own him in 1 of 4 leagues.  Owners looking for a hot bat should pick up Aquino. 

Yankees 3B Gio Urshela

7 home games this week 4 vs. the Orioles and 3 with the Indians. Urshela has a 1.011 OPS vs. the Orioles this season, but hasn’t done diddly vs. the Indians. Daily players can stream Urshela vs. the Orioles early in the week. I’m looking for hitters in play Baltimore if I need to stream.    

Braves RP Mark Melancon

The Closer Carousel in Atlanta continues to turn as now Melancon will get a shot in the 9th inning. Shane Greene has turned back into a pumpkin to the tune of a 13.50 ERA with the Braves.  Fantasy owners that are chasing Saves may want to roll with Melancon.

You Need To Calm Down On Gurley

Rams RB Todd Gurley is the most polarizing player entering 2019 drafts.  Some of the analysis is out of control. Take some advice from Taylor Swift, you need to calm down. Gurley finished the 2018 season with 256 attempts for 1,251 yards and 17 TD while catching 59 for 580 yards and 4 TD.  End of season game recap coming skip ahead if you like. The week 11 shootout vs. the Chiefs Gurley had 12/55 and 3/39. Followed by the bye week 13 then a 23/132 2TD and 3/33 vs. the Lions.  Gurley was stuffed to the tune of 11/28 and 3/33 by the Bears. His final regular season game saw Gurley get 12/48 2 TD but 10/76 as the Rams played from behind against the Eagles. The final 2 regular season games were vacation to rest up for the playoffs. The playoff opener saw the Rams gash the Cowboys on the ground. “Toddfather” went 16/115 for 1 TD and 2/3.  The NFC Championship was a dud 4/10 and 1/3 vs. the Saints. The Super Bowl loss to the Patriots was uneventful 10/35 and 1/-1.

There are multiple things to take away from looking at all of these game logs from 2018.  There were plenty of games in which Gurley was wildly productive in which he didn’t receive 20 carries.  With his ability to catch passes out of the backfield and TD potential, the 20 plus carries may not be necessary.  Gurley scored a TD in 12 of 14 games played. The Rams have a phenomenal offensive line and Sean McVay calling plays.  It was hilarious how many times McVay’s name was mentioned this offseason as new coaches that are his friends were getting hired.  If McVay truly is a super genius, I’m pretty sure he’ll find a way to put Gurley in situations to succeed while keeping him fresh for the playoffs.  Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson will be there to lessen the load on Gurley not take significant portions away. Gurley’s touches will go down closer to that of other backs in the NFL.  I can see those two being used as change of pace backs or spelling Gurley at midfield.     

The rankings among fantasy football analysts are all over the place.  I view Gurley as a top 10 RB and will gladly take him in the 2nd round possibly the end of the 1st in a 12-team league. 

I would draft Gurley over Nick Chubb, Devonta Freeman, Dalvin Cook, Kerryon Johnson, Aaron Jones, and Leonard Fournette.  I have read opinions that all of those backs should be drafted ahead of Gurley. Chubb and Freeman I can understand. The other 4 there’s no way I’m taking them over Gurley.  Cook has played 15 of a possible 32 games in his NFL career. Johnson was injury-prone in college and missed 6 games last year. Aaron Jones has had 3 Grade II MCL sprains in 2 years in the league. Fournette has played 21 of a possible 32 games in his NFL career.  Surely you can’t be serious. None of those 4 players play with the offensive line or the system that Gurley plays. All 4 have bigger injury concerns in my opinion.      

I realize Sean McVay does not care about my fantasy team (Fall Guy Stuntman Association)  and will draft accordingly. Gurley’s last 2 games of the season were played on field turf in New Orleans and Atlanta.  Turf technology has come a long way, but is it possible for Gurley his knee responds better to playing on grass than on turf?  My plan for Gurley is to play it as such. Looking at the Rams schedule Week 7 is a road matchup in Atlanta on Turf. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gurley missed Week 8’s contest in Cincinnati on turf in front of a Week 9 bye.  Load management will be built in just not to the obnoxious extent of Kawhi Leonard. Brian Westbrook frequently missed games in front of the bye during his Eagles career. I can see Gurley still getting enough touches to be an asset for the Rams and my fantasy teams.  The fear of a lesser workload shouldn’t mean lesser talent is taken in front of him. Gurley may not be the bell cow fantasy owners want, but will still be the type of player fantasy owners need.