Fantasy Football RB Draft Ranks: Gurley's knee shakes up first round

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Where will Todd Gurley be drafted in 2019? (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Where will Todd Gurley be drafted in 2019? (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

One of the biggest storylines surrounding the Los Angeles Rams’ dismantling at the hands of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl is the health of Todd Gurley’s knee. Gurley, who’s led Yahoo Fantasy in scoring for RBs the last two seasons (half-PPR), was revealed to be dealing with a left knee injury late in the season that mitigated his usage in the playoffs. The Rams didn’t reveal much about it in the days following the game, but eventually, reports surfaced stating that Gurley has arthritis in his left knee. While the ailment won’t require surgery, it could hinder Gurley’s usage in the Rams’ high-flying offense going forward. The team also decided to take a running back (Darrell Henderson) in the third round of the draft.

Gurley himself spoke to NFL.com about his knee, and the Big Noise himself, Brad Evans, isn’t really feeling his response:

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It’s not like Gurley is the only RB with question marks this season, by the way. What can we expect from Le’Veon Bell — fresh off a long holdout — on the Jets? Can David Johnson return to form with a new, exciting rookie quarterback alongside him? With all these asterisks, the first round of fantasy drafts — usually dominated by running backs — might look different at the top than it has the last few seasons.

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