Rams want C.J. Anderson back in 2019
Based on a variety of factors, including his knee and his conditioning, Todd Gurley and former free-agent pickup C.J. Anderson are expected to split carries. That was the case in the NFC title game win over the Saints, and it should be the case on Sunday. According to Rams running backs coach Skip Peete, they essentially told Gurley this two Sundays ago. (NFL.com)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Gurley could lead the Rams in rushing and be the better fantasy back but it won’t be because he’s getting all the carries. The Rams insist that Gurley is 100 percent healthy but it’s hard to buy that line of thinking. He’s had plenty of time to get his conditioning to a level to play the majority of snaps. IF the Rams are simply going to transition to a two-man committee, this will but a damper on Gurley’s fantasy value in 2019.
QB coach in 2018
The #Cowboys named Kellen Moore as their new offensive coordinator and named Jon Kitna as their quarterbacks coach. Moore replaces Scott Linehan and is expected to call the plays. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: This announcement isn’t a surprise given the fact team owner Jerry Jones said the team wasn’t looking at any outside candidates, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t surprising a 29-year-old with one year of coaching experience as a position coach will be calling the shots for “America’s Team.” Moore and Kitna are well-respected for their football minds, but the Cowboys really only have HC Jason Garrett to turn to for help on the staff if Moore struggles early.
Due a $5M roster bonus on 3/15
A non-Super Bowl tidbit: When the #Packers prepare for the offseason, they do so with the belief that TE Jimmy Graham will be back for 2019, source said. He’s due a $5M roster bonus on 3/15, and the expectation now is they pay it and he returns. Another season with Aaron Rodgers. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Graham finished as the TE12 in PPR leagues with a 55-636-2 line in a weak year for the position but was largely a TE2 value on a weekly basis. He was held to three or fewer catches in ten games but did manage to play all 16 games for the third straight season. At age 32, Graham is going to be a high end TE2 value in 2019 drafts if only for his association with Aaron Rodgers.
The Cincinnati Bengals star wideout said the boot, required after surgery following a season-ending toe injury, will be gone in about a week.
“Next step is I put on a shoe and I start bending it back more and moving it more,” Green said. “The biggest thing is it’s the offseason and we have time. We don’t have to rush anything. The biggest thing is getting range of motion back.” (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Nerdy Football Analysis: A.J. Green originally injured his toe in Week 8 then tried to return in Week 13 but only played a quarter before heading to the sidelines. His post-surgery recovery time was estimated to be 3-4 months which should give him plenty of time to be ready for training camp at the end of July.