The Monday Night time Soccer matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs was not solely maybe one of the best regular-season recreation in NFL historical past, but in addition an absolute Fantasy Soccer feeding frenzy.
Practically each participant in on the motion got here away with ridiculous stat strains, a pure byproduct of the primary recreation in NFL historical past during which each groups scored 50 factors. We are saying “practically,” nevertheless, as a result of Todd Gurley, someway, posted simply his worst recreation of the season.
Nevertheless, that isn’t to say the Rams, or Gurley, are complaining.
Todd Gurley’s ‘Dangerous for Todd Gurley’ efficiency
We should always preface this complete train by making one factor completely clear: We’re grading Todd Gurley on his personal curve, as a result of his manufacturing is so in contrast to another participant on the fantasy panorama right now. The 24-year-old was, and arguably nonetheless is, on tempo for fairly probably the best working again season of all time. That’ll make even a good efficiency appear like a catastrophe.
That stated, Gurley’s efficiency on Monday was a catastrophe for fantasy groups that wanted an enormous Monday night time raise from Gurley to win. Gurley entered the sport averaging 98.eight dashing yards per recreation, 40.2 receiving yards per recreation and 1.7 touchdowns per recreation, making him simply probably the most prolific again in soccer this 12 months and a fantasy MVP for these fortunate sufficient to draft him.
Gurley got here properly wanting these unbelievable averages, failing to attain a landing for the primary time all season and posting simply 55 dashing yards on a season-low 12 carries, together with 39 receiving yards. That can disappoint if you enter a recreation primed for a shootout, and disappoint much more when the sport turns into some of the ludicrous shootouts in NFL historical past. He completed with simply 10.9 factors in Yahoo’s default scoring system, which features a half point-per-reception.
Perhaps it was karmic retribution for all of the fantasy gamers and gamblers who complained about shedding a landing in a 195-yard from scrimmage recreation, but it surely certain got here out of nowhere.
The absurd stat strains of Rams-Chiefs
So it was a sluggish night time for Gurley. For everybody else, it was a bonanza. Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff topped all scorers in Yahoo standard-scoring leagues due to a mixed 891 passing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Tyreek Hill ranked third, and first in PPR scoring, with 215 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 10 receptions. Travis Kelce posted 127 receiving yards and a landing. Kareem Hunt had 111 yards from scrimmage and a landing.
All three of the Rams’ prime three receivers both had 100 receiving yards or a landing. Deep sleepers Chris Conley and Gerald Everett each pulled in a number of touchdowns.
Heck even the defenses of a 54-51 recreation ranked first (Rams) and sixth (Chiefs) amongst all defenses in Yahoo scoring this week due to a plethora of turnovers and defensive touchdowns.
Twitter searches for lacking Todd Gurley
As the sport unfolded and it grew to become more and more clear that we weren’t going to see a classic Todd Gurley efficiency, some folks started to marvel what was up.
Do the Rams know they’ve Todd Gurley?
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) November 20, 2018
Each the Rams and Chiefs DSTs presently outscoring Todd Gurley in fantasy, as anticipated.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 20, 2018
I really like McVay and aggressive play calling however dude…..Todd Gurley is a good again.
— Brandon Brown (@BSB_Wolverine) November 20, 2018
For his half, Gurley simply appeared completely satisfied his crew got here out on prime straight away basic.
Truthful sufficient, Todd.
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