2015 NFL Draft – 10th Overall Pick – Rams Draft Todd Gurley

The Rams pulled a fast one with the selection of Todd Gurley at tenth overall.

Gurley slipped in to the top ten despite tearing his ACL towards the end of last season. He heads to a Rams team with very little talent around him offensively. He has inconsistent Nick Foles at quarterback but no receivers and an offensive line that ranked second-to-last.

By himself, Gurley is a top talent. But for dynasty purposes, it’s hard to see him making an impact and certainly not anytime soon. Could be a good value pick in dynasty leagues if taken in the mid-first round of rookie drafts. Obviously, it’ll drop incumbent running back Tre Mason’s stock considerably.

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Dynasty Impact – St. Louis Rams select Aaron Donald, DT

donaldDynasty Impact: Donald creates a fearsome defensive line with Robert Quinn and Chris Long. Averaged almost 10 sacks per game playing the interior and has the capability to do the same in the NFL. Perhaps has more benefit for Long and Quinn as more attention given to the inside means less on the outside. Quinn should continue his dominance while Long could see a resurgence. In real life, the Rams have the makings of a great defense.

Dynasty Impact: St. Louis Rams selects Greg Robinson, OT

NCAA Football: Auburn at Louisiana StateDynasty Impact: A mauler of a left tackle, Robinson will be an immediate upgrade in run protection for the Rams. Slated to start the season at left guard to open his career, Robinson will eventually take over the left tackle position. This will bode extremely well for incumbent running back Zac Stacy with the Rams playing in a tough division full of top defenses. A potential Pro Bowler, the 6′ 5″, 332-pounder will also provide some much-needed protection for quarterback Sam Bradford or whoever ends up being the quarterback long-term. Robinson is also surprisingly quick with a sub-5.00 40-time at the combine. Still young and will need some coaching but will be a fantastic tool for all the Rams specialists.

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – 49ers bounce back against Rams, 35-11

  • San Francisco finally went back to Frank Gore and, lo and behold, it worked! He went off for 153 yards. It’s hard to see Gore not being around to see his contract through 2014. Marcus Lattimore dynasty owners might have to wait.
  • Vernon Davis didn’t have a spectacular night but still caught a touchdown. It continues to boggle the mind that the 49ers don’t utilize him more in the passing game. It also doesn’t bode well for the chances of young tight ends Vance McDonald and Chris Harper to be productive under the current regime.
  • Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is going to pass the ball. A lot. He had 41 attempts last night with four receivers getting eight targets or more. Now, if they could just catch them…
  • On the flip side, the Rams will NOT be running the ball this year. See our report in the daily dynasty update.
  • 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite stepped in for Patrick Willis last night and had seven tackles. With the 49ers ability to pick up linebackers and develop them into IDP studs, keep an eye on Wilhoite.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Cowboys dominate Rams, 31-7

  • I think the Sam Bradford train is starting to lose some steam. He had a 5.0 YPC after 48 pass attempts. The lack of a running game doesn’t help.
  • Isaiah Pead took over running back duties for an injured Daryl Richardson but didn’t exactly impress. He had a 3.3 YPC after St. Louis went down early but was a bright spot with seven catches. That may be his niche in that offense which isn’t a bad thing. He’s just not a workhorse.
  • Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had a huge day with 175 yards. Murray has a ton of talent and is young with the starting job locked up. The issue continues to be just how many rushes he gets. He could get 26 as he did this week or 12 like last week. Still a lot of upside however.
  • Cowboys end DeMarcus Ware had two more sacks bringing his total to four this season. The switch to end has been very good for Ware and wouldn’t be a bad pickup for your DL2 in dynasty leagues. There’s not many players that are more reliable.