Which 2nd-year RB will score more fantasy points: Gurley or Johnson?
Of that group, Gurley and Johnson are second-year featured backs in the NFC West.
Not only are they next to each other in my positional rankings, but they are next to each other (fifth and sixth) in overall fantasy football cheat sheet.
In other words, it's essentially a toss-up between the two backs.
Despite missing the first three games of the 2015 NFL season as he recovered from a torn ACL, Gurley still finished third in the NFL in rushing (1,106 yards) behind Adrian Peterson (1,485) and Doug Martin (1,402). The Rams still have one of the league's worst offensive lines and lack elite weapons elsewhere to keep opposing defenses honest, but Gurley might lead the league in carries in what should be one of the league's most run-heavy offenses.
Meanwhile, Johnson started the season as a backup and while he was productive on a per-touch basis, he didn't get an opportunity for the lead-back role until an injury to Chris Johnson. Going into 2016, the Northern Iowa product is clearly the lead back in one of the league's top offenses. Johnson scored a total of 13 touchdowns -- eight rushing, four receiving and one return -- despite getting only 161 touches.
Of these two elite fantasy options, which NFC West back will score more fantasy points in 2016?