Rams RB Todd Gurley: 'Real cool' for fantasy winners donating to Shriners

Fantasy football championship winners are thanking the MVP candidate by donating a portion of their winnings to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Kahron Spearman

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley accumulated 456 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns in his last two games. 

Per ESPN NFL writer Alden Gonzalez, Gurley was the first player to reach 45 PPR fantasy points - in consecutive games - in ESPN fantasy football leagues. Plus, he did it during the end of playoffs, meaning he likely won championships for many fantasy enthusiasts.

In turn, winners are donating a portion of their winnings to Shriners Hospitals for Children, an organization the former Georgia Bulldog has been affiliated with for years. They've informed the back via Twitter.

That's real cool, just seeing that on social media. It doesn't matter what the money amount is -- $10, $5, $25. Just to see that and people caring, that means a lot.

One of the frontrunners for league MVP, Gurley has amassed over 2,000 all-purpose yards (1,305 rushing and 788 receiving) on the season.


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