St Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley will make his highly anticipated NFL debut today for the NFC West team against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Gurley has not played a game yet for the Rams this season, as he has been recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee - suffered last November while playing college football for Georgia.
The running back was selected with the tenth overall pick of the 2015 Draft, so the Rams are expecting top quality performances from him.
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However, he is also expected not to receive too many snaps as the team wants to ease him back into action. He will likely split the workload with fellow running back Tre Mason like he has done in practice, with Benny Cunningham coming in on passing downs. So hold back this week fantasy owners.
But even if Gurley does receive 10 or more carries, he isn't expected to take off straight away, as the Steelers have been good with defending against the run so far this season. The AFC North team is likely to be in the lead for most of the game, so expect the Rams to air it out to try and get back in it.
Nevertheless, the running back tweeted out his emotion when he found out he will be making his NFL debut today.
Gurley rushed for 3,285 yards and 36 touchdowns in three seasons with the Bulldogs, averaging 12 touchdowns and 1,095 yards a season. If he can replicate and improve upon these kinds of performances, he is sure to be a success in the NFL.