The St. Louis Rams are getting closer to unleashing their prized rookie. Come week three, it could finally be time for rookie running back Todd Gurley to hit the field. The Rams still aren’t fully committing to week three being Gurley’s pro debut, but the former Georgia Bulldog has been ramping up his time in practice and is getting closer to being active on Sundays.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher continues to refer to Gurley as “week to week” and will not commit to a week three activation against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fisher also suggested Gurley would be limited by a “pitch count” when he does make his official debut. Regardless of what Gurley’s role is this week, Tre Mason remains the starter and should see the bulk of the rushing load. Benny Cunningham would act as Mason’s top backup should Gurley continue to remain on the sidelines.

Fantasy Insight

Fantasy owners are patiently waiting for Gurley’s first game, as it could signal a countdown to his days as a stud lead back. That could still be several games away, if at all, but for those who drafted Gurley in the middle rounds in the hopes he’d end up being a huge steal, week three may give them some confidence as they move forward. For now, Mason is still a guy with some value in DFS and season long league and Gurley probably can’t be trusted even if he does suit up in week three. The time when he has serious fantasy relevance is nearing, however. Gurley shouldn’t be available on any fantasy league’s waiver wire.

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