If Gurley is in fact out tomorrow (and it's sounding more and more like that will be the case), and Brown gets the bulk of the carries, I think this gives McVay a golden opportunity to go run heavy and have a more balanced attack. That would take a lot of pressure off Goff and also help to neutralize that pass rush of the 9ers. Rams really need this game, and McVay has to realize Goff can't drop back 50+ times a game if they want to win the time of possession and turnover battle. Brown I think gives the Rams a legit between the tackle pounder.
I can see at least 15 carries for Brown for 75-80 yards + 3-5 dump off passes for another 20-25 yards. He should also get at least one goal opportunity for a TD. That's a 10 point floor without the TD and mid to upper teen FP ceiling. I have him slotted in as a Flex, but think he provides RB2 value this weekend.
Again, all based on Gurley sitting this game.