NFL Fantasy Football: Top 5 Rookies to Watch in 2015

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2. player. 51. . RB. St. Louis Rams. Todd Gurley

A friend of mine, and fellow NFL Fantasy Football advocate, Dennis Farrell, stated on his podcast (The F Word, check it out here) this week that Todd Gurley would likely be to first rookie to come off the boards when drafts get underway — and I have a very good feeling he is right.

The logic is simple. It relies on the idea that running backs normally get more opportunities to touch the ball and in turn more opportunities to score touchdowns.

Clearly, Gurley’s ACL injury makes him something of a risky proposition until we know his health status, but all indicators thus far are that the former Georgia Bulldog is well on his way to making a full recovery. If Gurley continues his speedy recovery, there is a good chance that he pushes Tre Mason into a supplemental role right away.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher has already acknowledged that he views Gurley as his St. Louis version of Eddie George, the former Tennessee Titans running back who never lacked for touches, yards or touchdowns.

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