A week ago, Rams RB Just Todd Gurley was up for the Week 4 FedEx Ground Player Of The Week Award as well as the Week 4 Pepsi Rookie Of The Week Award. While he lost the award for the best running back performance, he did pick up the rookie of the week accolade.
- Green Bay Packers CB Quinten Rollins: Rams fans saw this one for themselves as Rollins had two interceptions, one of which he took to the house in the Packers' 24-10 win.
- Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls: Rawls exploded for 169 yards and a touchdown on 23 rushes in Marshawn Lynch's absence in the Seahawks' 24-27 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston: A bit of a stretch here. Winston was efficient going 13 for 19 for 209 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Bucs' close win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, 38-31.
- Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson: Another stretch pick. Johnson had just three rushes for 6 yards...though fantasy owners certainly took notice as two of those runs went for touchdowns.
So he's certainly got a shot coming off of his 159-yard, 30-rush workhorse effort. The lack of a touchdown and the fact the Rams lost don't help his candidacy.
Gurley didn't make the cut for the Week 5 FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award with Rawls in the mix with Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (27 rushes, 153 yards, 1 TD, 25-19 OT win over Washington) and Bucs RB Doug Martin(24 rushes, 123 yards, 2 TDs, 38-31 win over Jags) the three candidates there.
So go vote for JTG. Dude toted the rock 30 times. It's the least you could do.