Anyone who drafted Todd Gurley last season doesn’t need a reminder of how that turned out. The Los Angeles Rams offense struggled to say the least. With rookie head coach Sean McVay now running the show, and Jared Goff at quarterback, will this season be any better?
Let’s get right into what you came for; Todd Gurley. After a huge rookie season playing only 13 games, Gurley hit a sophomore slump. A first or second round pick, Gurley’s numbers decreased despite getting 71 more touches. So, can you trust Gurley this year?
Gurley is being drafted at the end of round two currently and that is great value. While he isn’t a real threat as a receiver, Gurley is one of a few backs without true competition. Lance Dunbar will get passing down work but Gurley will see nearly 300 carries and goal line work.
Expect a bounce back season from Gurley with an offensive minded coach and another offseason under the belt of Jared Goff.
SLEEPER: Gerald Everett
The Rams selected Everett in the second round out of South Alabama. The 2017 NFL Draft was the year of the tight end. Everett gives the Rams a much needed target, with 90 catches for 1,292 yards and 16 total touchdowns in two years at South Alabama.
A pass catching tight end is always a quarterback’s best friend. Look for Everett to quickly become Goff’s favorite target and a red zone weapon. At 6’4, Everett could score 6-8 touchdowns and is worth taking a shot on late in drafts with high potential.
BUST: Robert Woods
Woods signed a five-year $34 million contract with the Rams. A second round pick out of USC, Woods has yet to live up to expectations. Woods saw brief fantasy value last year when Sammy Watkins was out with a broken foot.
With only one full season, no 1,000 yard seasons and zero double digit touchdown years, Woods is unreliable. Expect around 500-600 yards and 4-5 touchdowns. While he has some potential, Woods isn’t someone who should be drafted.