RB - FA
Week 2 Outlook
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is suggesting that running back Lance Dunbar (knee) could open the 2017 season on the PUP list. "It doesn't look like there's any resolution in the near future," McVay said Thursday.
It appears that Dunbar, who is dealing with a knee injury, is on track to enter the 2017 season on the PUP list. He wouldn't be able to return to the team until Week 7. As a result, Malcolm Brown, whose flashed in the preseason, is working as the Rams' RB2. He will likely emerge as Todd Gurley's handcuff for the upcoming fantasy football campaign.
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay told the media running back Lance Dunbar (knee) "is out indefinitely" with a knee injury.
Dunbar is no stranger to injuries. His career in Dallas stalled due to injuries as he's missed 26 games since his 2012 rookie season. Per reports, Dunbar, who is slated to enter 2017 as the Rams' RB2 behind Todd Gurley, is "out indefinitely" with a knee injury. Malcolm Brown will likely see increased reps at camp and in the preseason in Dunbar's absence.
The Los Angeles Rams and running back Lance Dunbar agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth "up to" $3 million.
Dunbar, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, signed with the Rams Thursday. The five-year veteran, who hasn't been much of a factor for most of his career in Dallas, could step into an expanded role with the Rams. Los Angeles has their starter, Todd Gurley, in place, but could use the versatility their new acquisition brings. Due to his stature, he's 5'8', 195 lbs, plus, his pass-catching skills, he was once compared to Darren Sproles. However, a torn ACL suffered in 2015 setback his career. Dunbar could be a sleeper, late-round PPR option in 2017 who is worth taking a flier on in the upcoming fantasy football campaign.
ESPN's Todd Archer is reporting that Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) "could" miss Week 5's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals with a knee injury.
Dunbar has missed consecutive days of practice with his knee injury and is not expected to play in Week 5. Reports indicate that his injury is in the same knee that he tore his ACL in last year that sidelined the rusher for the majority of the 2015 season. If Dunbar is, in fact, ruled out, expect additional work for Alfred Morris as the change of pace back for Ezekiel Elliott.
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
Dunbar appears to be dealing with a knee injury. There is no word if he re-aggravated the same knee in which he suffered a torn ACL in that sidelined him for the majority of the 2015 season, but it didn't seem like he suffered a setback in Week 4. Dunbar could have sat out of practice for precautionary or for rest reasons, so monitor his injury status through the week leading up to gameday for a clear-cut designation. He should remain off of the fantasy radar for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals.