NFL Autopsy – Week 5

The 3 players I will look at for this week’s autopsy are Todd Gurley, Stefon Diggs, and Leonard Fournette. I didn’t do as hot as I would have liked, losing my contest by 5 points. Let’s examine what happened: 

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley had his worst game of the season. The Seahawks went into the game not especially great against the run, ranking 28th in the league in yards-per-carry against. The Rams decided to throw the ball primarily against Seattle and it only resulted in 10 points.

Gurley ended up with 43 yards on 14 carries. He had 2 nice carries early in the game, the second would have been a touchdown had Gurley not fumbled. Even with the game on the line in the 4th quarter, Gurley only got 4 touches.

It just seems wrong because it was wrong. I will say that Gurley will have to cure his penchant for fumbling, He has 5 already this year, the same amount the 3rd year amassed in 2 seasons combined.

Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs had a rough Monday night. QB Sam Bradford was coming off a knee injury that it turns out, was not healed. Bradford was off the half he played and was finally taken out of the game at halftime. Diggs then caught the injury bug, a groin injury that slowed him down considerably. Diggs only registered 1 catch for 4 yards. This effectively cost me my game. I will monitor his injury to see how serious it is before putting him back in the lineup.

Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette was the lone bright spot for me. Fournette had a solid punctuated by a 90 yard TD to ice the game for the Jags versus the Steelers. The Steelers have not been good against the run this year and that held true last Sunday. Blake Bortles no longer is being asked to win games for Jacksonville. I expect Fournette to get even more touches as the season wears on.

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