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|At long last, the Rams finally addressed the backup running back position by drafting Pead in the 2nd round of this year’s draft. The 5’11”, 200-pound Cincinnati product was a workhorse back in college but significant questions remain about his ability to fulfill that role in the NFL given his size. With the Rams in 2012, that isn’t going to be an issue since Pead will play behind Steven Jackson, a true workhorse back who has carried the Rams offense for the past several seasons. Jackson rarely comes off the field and when he does, he doesn’t usually stay off of it for long. And Sjax’s injury reputation is overblown since he has missed just one game over the past three years. While Pead was an intriguing selection for the Rams, his fantasy value in 2012 is as Jackson’s handcuff. However, with Jackson at 29 years of age and having averaged 336 touches over the past seven seasons, Pead’s combination of speed, elusiveness and future opportunity make him a solid dynasty league option.
| As expected, Rams RB Stacy atop depth chart -- Tue Aug 26 8:27 am --|
Benny Cunningham slated for backup, Tre Mason third
|Isaiah Pead is officially on injured reserve, leaving Zac Stacy, Cunningham, Mason, Chase Reynolds and possibly Trey Watts as the Rams RBs. Watts performed well against Cleveland and will get another chance against Miami. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The devastating loss of Sam Bradford leaves Shaun Hill as the Rams QB, which means Zac Stacy is likely to be the centerpiece of the offense, as he was down the stretch in 2013. He's a borderline RB1/2 with plenty of upside.
| Pead likely out for season with ACL injury -- Sun Aug 17 7:30 am --|
Rams RB suffers injury on kick return
|It looks like the Rams have lost running back Isaiah Pead for the season with a knee injury. Pead suffered what is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee returning a first quarter kickoff after a Packers touchdown.
“It’s very tough for him,” coach Jeff Fisher said. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)|
FF Today's Take: Pead was rounding out the Rams depth chart at running back behind Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason. He'll likely be put on IR soon.