Is Todd Gurley the best running back in the NFL?

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    Is Todd Gurley the best running back in the NFL?

    Yes or no?
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    Nope

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    He looks good so far this season. If he continues to develop as a pass catcher it will really transform him as a RB.

    He's playing like a top 5 RB so far and he could end up with the best numbers, but I'd hold off anointing him as the best.

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    Let's not jinx my fantasy stud.

    He's certainly elevated his game and is becoming the running back everyone thought he might be coming out of Georgia. I think he's still behind Leveon Bell though.

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    I think the only other guys in the discussion are Leveon and Zeke and neither one of them is exactly setting the world on fire right now. Right now I think it's Gurley.

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    Saying he is the best at this moment is a true statement! His #s prove it! Even after his subpar year last year I thought he was WAY better than his #s showed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSfootballfan18 View Post
    Saying he is the best at this moment is a true statement! His #s prove it! Even after his subpar year last year I thought he was WAY better than his #s showed.
    His O line play has stepped up for sure. The Rams O line dominated the Cowboys yesterday. Gurley had horrible o line last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    His O line play has stepped up for sure. The Rams O line dominated the Cowboys yesterday. Gurley had horrible o line last year.
    I think the stats last year showed he got hit sooner on average than any RB in the NFL, that line and play calling was horrible last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I think the stats last year showed he got hit sooner on average than any RB in the NFL, that line and play calling was horrible last season.
    Yeah the play calling for him last year was terrible. MCVAY (SP) sure has them buying in to whatever he is doing there in LA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSfootballfan18 View Post
    Saying he is the best at this moment is a true statement! His #s prove it! Even after his subpar year last year I thought he was WAY better than his #s showed.
    So are we supposed to use his numbers to prove how good he is or not? lol.

    Or do we only use numbers when it supports what we think?

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    Still Bell for my money. But holding out all summer slowed his start this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I think the only other guys in the discussion are Leveon and Zeke and neither one of them is exactly setting the world on fire right now. Right now I think it's Gurley.
    Still disagree on Zeke. Zeke is very good but hard to say he is definitely top even 2 is a stretch imo. Considering he plays behind the best line in football. As we see with Gurley line play and even who calls the plays makes a huge difference in how a running back looks. Zeke is top 10 but considering that line produced a 2000 yard rusher before he even got there, and also made McFadden a 1000 yard rusher and rather healthy. It's just hard for me to say he is one of the top 2. When I think there may be 10 other backs who also would tear it up behind that line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    Still disagree on Zeke. Zeke is very good but hard to say he is definitely top even 2 is a stretch imo. Considering he plays behind the best line in football. As we see with Gurley line play and even who calls the plays makes a huge difference in how a running back looks. Zeke is top 10 but considering that line produced a 2000 yard rusher before he even got there, and also made McFadden a 1000 yard rusher and rather healthy. It's just hard for me to say he is one of the top 2. When I think there may be 10 other backs who also would tear it up behind that line.
    Who would you say is better than Zeke excluding Leveon and Gurley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Who would you say is better than Zeke excluding Leveon and Gurley?
    I will name guys who I think if they played behind that line could also look at least as good.

    McCoy with the Bills
    Fournette with the Jags
    Hunt with the Chiefs
    Cook with the Vikings
    David Johnson with the Cardinals

    Quite honestly I think Joe Mixon behind that line would look like a star too. Instead of never having anywhere to run behind the Bengals line.

    Honestly I think another OSU back Carlos Hyde would also have been considered a stud behind that line.

    All the guys mentioned like Zeke are very talented running backs. The difference is Zeke has a easier chance to show his talent behind the best line in football. If you switch Zeke with one of those guys I think he still does good. However the guy you switched him with probably then looks better than he would if he was on another team.

    Zeke is very good. I just think you could switch him with almost any of the guys I mentioned, and they would look better than other backs too just like Zeke does.

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