Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams
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After delivering a monster fantasy football performance against the Titans on Sunday, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley took to social media to wish his fantasy owners a unique Merry Christmas.

Todd Gurley may not be Santa Clause, but he’s delivered plenty of gifts this Christmas. The Los Angeles Rams’ star running back exploded for 118 rushing yards, 158 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns this past Sunday. Gurley single-handedly carried the Rams to victory against the Tennessee Titans and in the process locked up the club’s first NFC West championship since 2003.

But for fantasy owners around the nation, Gurley helped deliver something that many football fans will spend years chasing: a fantasy football championship.

Sunday’s performance all but clinches that Gurley will be the highest scoring fantasy player this season. With 1187 rushing yards, 630 receiving yards, and 17 total touchdowns, the 23-year-old has more than played his way into the MVP discussion. On the back of Gurley, the Rams have even worked their way into being considered Super Bowl contenders.

It’s not uncommon for players to become frustrated when dealing with fantasy football participants. Fans tend to let their respective players hear it when a poor performance costs them on the imaginary gridiron. Last season, the Rams underperformed and the former Georgia Bulldog took his fair share of criticism in the process. As a top fantasy pick in 2016, the expectations were sky high for Gurley.

Twenty-seventeen saw Gurley reverse fortune as the centerpiece of a revamped Rams offense under rookie head coach Sean McVay. Posting consistent numbers week after week, Gurley only recorded less than ten fantasy points once, and only under 20 twice. 

After his fourth 30+ fantasy point performance this season, Gurley took to social media to poke fun at his fantasy owners and offered holiday wishes:

And I bet if you had Todd Gurley on your fantasy team, then it really is a merry, merry Christmas.

Happy holidays from everyone here at ESNY. Hopefully, fantasy football didn’t break your heart too much this weekend.

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