Todd Gurley and David Johnson dealing with injuries is nothing new. Both missed practices Wednesday leading into Week 6, putting fantasy football owners who normally can count on these two to start in a bit of a bind. Both have obvious handcuffs in Malcolm Brown (Gurley) and Chase Edmonds (Johnson) who should be picked up for owners of these running backs if they’re available. They’ll be the most obvious replacements Sunday for the late-afternoon games if the starters can’t go, and at least one could be working his way into start ’em, sit ’em converations even if the starter is healthy.
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Will David Johnson play Week 6?
UPDATE: Johnson is officially questionable for Sunday’s game against Atlanta.
Johnson’s back “locked up” Sunday and led to Johnson being in and out of the game. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury won’t guarantee that Johnson will play Sunday.
If Johnson doesn’t play, Chase Edmonds will get the start and be a very chalk DFS value. Atlanta-Arizona should feature tons of points, so Edmonds is an RB2 in season-long leagues as the starter, too. If Johnson plays, Edmonds still has some FLEX appeal after double-digit touches a week ago.
Todd Gurley injury update
UPDATE: Gurley is doubtful for Sunday’s game against San Francisco.
Gurley didn’t practice Wednesday, and what’s concerning is that it was due to a quad injury, not his usual knee issues. Sean McVay called Gurley “day-to-day”, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says Gurley’s status is “very much up in the air“.
Gurley received five carries in Week 4 before getting a more normal, 15-carry workload in Week 5. He’s a fantasy RB1/2 whenever he’s playing. If Gurley were to miss out, Malcolm Brown would become a popular pickup and start, with Darrell Henderson spelling him as a change-of-pace back.