Todd Gurley open to sitting out season without COVID-19 plan

Falcons RB Todd Gurley is willing to sit out the 2020 season if the NFL does not have a structured COVID-19 restart plan.

“It’s really not structured right,” Gurley said on Tiki & Tierney on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta, referring to the NFL’s restart plan. “There’s not a proper plan in place that I’m comfortable with. I don’t have a wife. I don’t have any kids. You have to look at guys on the other side who have [a] pregnant wife, kids and a wife that they go home to every single day. I just feel like we just need to come up with something a lot better than what they’re giving us. Everything they gave us is pretty last minute. We should have been able to have answers weeks ago, if not months ago.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Todd Gurley's return to Georgia has led to a rejuvenated view on his fantasy prospects. His strong comments and concerns regarding the NFL's handling of COVID-19 testing and return-to-play protocol come as the league and NFLPA try to agree on a plan to get players ready for camp. Gurley's workload should be high as Atlanta's lead back, but that could mean nothing if the NFL does not provide a plan he deems suitable.

Gurley is currently being drafted as an RB3 in half-point PPR due to past injury concern.

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