Before and during the season, Rams running back Todd Gurley jokingly lamented about how fantasy football team owners besieged him on social media with commentary about his performances. He did it again last week after he amassed 276 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns in a victory over the Tennessee Titans that clinched the NFC West and the Rams first playoff appearance since 2004. “Fantasy owners you’re welcome now leave us alone. Merry Christmas!” Gurley tweeted. But many of those owners who won their leagues and cash because of Gurley captured his heart by donating portions of their winnings — reportedly more than $10,000 — to Shriners Hospitals for Children in his name. “That was dope,” Gurley said Thursday, “That was real cool… Just to see that and people caring, that means a lot.” Gurley leads the NFL with 19 touchdowns and 1,305 yards rushing, but he will not have the opportunity to increase those totals in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the San Francisco 49ers at the Coliseum. With a playoff game next Saturday or Sunday against an undetermined opponent, Coach Sean McVay has said that Gurley would be among several Rams players — including quarterback Jared Goff — who will rest rather than risk injury against the 49ers.
Todd Gurley OK if sitting Sunday costs him rushing title
Los Angeles Times | Dec 29