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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:16:26 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy isn't officially the team's starting running back. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer reiterated that RBs Benny Cunningham, Tre Mason and Isaiah Pead will all compete with Stacy for starter status. Schottenheimer added that each running back has a different skill set that will be used "throughout the course of the year."
Fantasy Tip: It's still too early to make too much out of the St. Louis running back situation, but it's still not good news for Stacy. While Stacy may still get most of the playing time, he probably won't be called on as much as he was last season. Still, he's a solid RB2 option in standard leagues. If we were to choose a St. Louis running back to bet on other than Stacy, it would probably be Mason.
Mon, 26 May 2014 23:24:56 -0700
The St. Louis Rams will likely use RBs Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason in the first three slots on the depth chart. In the fourth spot it could be a competition between RBs Isaiah Pead, Chase Reynolds, Kadeem Jones and Trey Watts.
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:30:56 -0800
St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham, RB Isaiah Pead and WR Chris Givens could be kick returner options Week 15 if WR Tavon Austin (ankle) is not able to play.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:07:56 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait until the inactive list to see if he will be on the field for the game. Stacy should be considered a low-end starting running back or flex option if he is able to play. With Daryl Richardson and Benny Cunningham also being questionable, Isaiah Pead could have a bigger role in the offense but should not be in starting lineups this week.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:44:23 -0700
Despite the fact St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) is inactive for the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Oct. 28, RB Isaiah Pead is still a healthy scratch. RB Zac Stacy will start, with RB Daryl Richardson as the backup. RB Chase Reynolds will serve as the third tailback.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:21:14 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have declared C Barrett Jones, RB Benny Cunningham, QB Brady Quinn, DL Gerald Rivers, RB Isaiah Pead, DL Matt Conrath, OT Mike Person inactive for Week 8.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:44:44 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin or RB Isaiah Pead will likely fill in on kickoff returns in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers with RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) sidelined.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:21:18 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (ribs) looked good in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is expected to be able to play in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.
Fantasy Tip: Stacy is the "lead" back for the Rams for the second straight week, but Jeff Fisher will likely keep Daryl Richardson and maybe Isaiah Pead involved somehow. St. Louis' offense hasn't been consistent enough to get excited about Stacy. He's a flex play in deeper leagues.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:33:06 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team will probably go with a committee approach at running back in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and RB Zac Stacy could receive his chance after RBs Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham haven't been very productive. "I think Zac's done a really good job since he's been here," QB Sam Bradford said. "He's a very talented runner. He's a powerful guy. He's got great vision. He makes cuts in the hole that are quick and decisive, so I'm excited to see him out there." Stacy has only one carry for four yards on the season against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. He was inactive in Weeks 2 and 3. The rest of the team's running backs haven't been good in pass protection through four weeks, and although he hasn't proven himself in the NFL yet, Stacy had a reputation as a good pass blocker coming out of college.
Fantasy Tip: Many expect Cunningham to be the next man up in the Rams backfield, but it could easily be Stacy, as well. He's the cheaper option off the waiver wire this week. It wouldn't hurt to stash him and see how this plays out this weekend.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:04:51 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wouldn't say who would be the starting running back this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars after RB Daryl Richardson hinted that he wouldn't be starting in Week 5. The Rams are currently last in the league in rushing, averaging just over 47 yards per game. Richardson is averaging a measly 2.7 yards per carry. "We have just had one day of practice and all the backs got to participate in practice, so we've got different things for different style of runners," Fisher said.
Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for fantasy purposes, we may not know much about the running back rotation against the Jacksonville Jaguars until the game is actually played. This makes Richardson, Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham all very tough to start. It may be best to stay away from the situation until we get a better feel for it.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:21:01 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead has been declared inactive for Week 4.
Fantasy Tip: This is a bit of a surprise, as Pead was involved heavily when Daryl Richardson aggravated his foot injury after just two snaps last week. It looks like St. Louis prefers the power running style of Zac Stacy against the San Francisco 49ers. Pead's value takes a hit with this situation unfolding.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:10:53 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have declared C Barrett Jones, OG Brandon Washington, RB Isaiah Pead, TE Mike McNeill, OT Mike Person, OT Rodger Saffold, DL William Hayes inactive for Week 4.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:10:04 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson (foot) practiced on a limited basis Monday, Sept. 23, and he expects to play in Week 4 versus the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Sept. 26. He leads the team with 30 carries and 98 yards in three weeks despite playing just two snaps in Week 3 before aggravating his injury.
Fantasy Tip: San Fran has been surprisingly vulnerable against the run this year, so Richardson, assuming he plays a full game, is a sneaky good play this week. To keep him fresh, Isaiah Pead may see more work than usual, however.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:53:25 -0700
St. Louis Rams RBs Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham split the carries in the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys with RB Daryl Richardson (foot) leaving the game after just one play. However, neither Pead nor Cunningham did much. Pead carried six times for 20 yards, while adding seven receptions and 43 yards. Cunningham had four carries for 16 yards, while adding one catch for six yards.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Richardson will be ready to go in Week 4. If not, Pead, Cunningham and perhaps rookie Zac Stacy could be in line for more work.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:35:10 -0700
St. Louis Rams RBs Benny Cunningham and Chase Reynolds are in a "tie" for the fourth spot on the depth chart behind RBs Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy. Cunningham was third while Pead was serving a one-game suspension.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:34:08 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead is back form his one-game suspension, and he is listed as the team's primary backup to starting RB Daryl Richardson heading into the Week 2 game.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:18:13 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead will return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, after serving a one game suspension. It is not clear if Pead will play in the team's Week 2 game.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:11:30 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson is the clear-cut starter for the Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals, but it is unclear whether RBs Zac Stacy or Benny Cunningham will serve as his primary backup. RB Isaiah Pead will be out serving his suspension.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:51:21 -0700
St. Louis Rams RBs Benny Cunningham and Zac Stacy have been impressive during the preseason, and head coach Jeff Fisher refused to indicate who would be the immediate backup behind RB Daryl Richardson. Both Cunningham and Stacy are more physical than RB Isaiah Pead, and Cunningham is effective as a punt protector and potential kick returner. Cunningham and Stacy have also shown they can catch the ball out of the backfield. Pead has already fumbled once in the preseason and will miss Week 1 for a drug suspension. Not helping his cause is the fact that he didn't gain much yardage in two games and also was indecisive as a kick returner. However, he's improved in pass protection, and the Rams are unlikely to move on from him after one season.
Fantasy Tip: Pead isn't very physical and there's a question whether he'll be able to hold up in the NFL. He's not off to a great start this year, and he shouldn't be a priority to draft as a handcuff to Richardson. That designation may ultimately fall to the rookie Stacy.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:41:25 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead continues to get opportunities to work with the first-team offense in practice, and he will likely see time with the first unit in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Green Bay Packers. However, a fumble last week against the Cleveland Browns did not help him. "I think Isaiah's done some amazing things in training camp," offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Friday, Aug. 16. "Obviously he was disappointed last week in the fumble. We talked about that with him. We said, 'Hey, don't let one play take away all the great things you've done.'"
Fantasy Tip: Pead remains behind Daryl Richardson for the No. 1 tailback job, although the OC stated there is plenty of time left in the preseason for that to change. Still, Pead should be targeted around Rounds 12 through 14 on draft day as a late-round flier, while Richardson is targeted in the area of Rounds 7 through 8.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:36:11 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Tuesday, Aug. 6, that he thinks RB Daryl Richardson "comes back as our starter." Richardson is battling RB Isaiah Pead for the starting tailback job, and RB Zac Stacy is also in the mix for the assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Richardson's average draft position (ADP) has been right around pick No. 100, and as such he might be a tremendous value for fantasy owners. If he starts to gain traction as the starter, look for his draft position to move up to the sixth or seventh round in the near future. Pead has been going around the 12th round, with Stacy going around the 14th or 15th round.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:18:26 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team may have a revolving door at running back this season, headed by RB Daryl Richardson. "I've usually had a guy, but that's what the competition is about, and that's what camp's for and preseason games are for," Fisher said. "It's not going to be out of the question that we don't play two or three of them quite a bit. We may not end up with a 'bell cow' like we've had last year in (Jackson) and previous years, and just let them all play." RBs Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy will compete for touches with Richardson.
Fantasy Tip: It's early in training camp, so Fisher's tune could change regarding the running back situation if one of those three stands out. For now, Richardson should still be considered the favorite for the majority of work out of the St. Louis backfield until we hear otherwise. Draft him as a decent RB3 or 4 for now.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:12:40 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson is listed as a projected starter on the team's initial depth chart heading into training camp and the preseason, followed by RBs Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy, who are listed as 'key contributors'.
Fantasy Tip: This battle is certainly not set in stone, but Richardson did show glimpses of brilliance last season behind RB Steven Jackson, who has since moved on to the Atlanta Falcons.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:07:53 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson is considered the favorite for the starting running back job because he has more experience than RBs Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy and Terrance Ganaway.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:38:33 -0700
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said the team is expected to use a committee approach in the backfield this year between Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy. The overall youth in the backfield is a concern in terms of pass protection. Stacy caught the ball well during a practice session Tuesday, June 11.
Fantasy Tip: If Stacy can round out the blocking aspect of his game, he's most ready to step in as the lead back. There's an outside chance he could become this year's Alfred Morris, at least relatively, among the fantasy rookies. Richardson and Pead are still worth middle-round speculation, as well, but this could be a messy arrangement in the early going.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:10:09 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he is pleased with how RB Isaiah Pead has reacted to a one-game suspension. "He obviously has to suffer the consequences and miss the game. But I'm pleased with how he's bounced back and his professional approach to being a member of this team." Fisher said Pead missing Week 1 will not complicate sorting out the depth chart at running back.
Fri, 31 May 2013 13:00:47 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead was suspended for the first game of the 2013 season for violating the NFL program on substance abuse.
Fantasy Tip: Pead is trying to win the Rams starting job, and will have his work cut out for him even more with this news. Daryl Richardson, Terrance Ganaway and Zac Stacy should all be in the mix for the Week 1 start.
Sat, 25 May 2013 08:53:03 -0700
St. Louis Rams RBs Isaiah Pead, Daryl Richardson, Terrance Ganaway and Zac Stacy will all be competing for playing time during offseason workouts and training camp.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:24:50 -0700
The St. Louis Rams are likely to add more running backs to the roster before the start of training camp, as the team has only RBs Terrance Ganaway and Chase Reynolds on the roster after RBs Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson. "We'll fill the position," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "When and how I don't know."
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:26:08 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead is expected to compete for the starting running back job during offseason workouts and training camp. Head coach Jeff Fisher said Pead will not be used as punt returner and would only be a kick returner if he is used as a returner at all.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:30:15 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he thinks RB Isaiah Pead could be the lead back for the Rams and that is why he was drafted. RB Steven Jackson is expected to void his contract March 12 and test unrestricted free agency; even though there is a chance he could return to the team.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:02:08 -0800
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead showed well late in the Week 8 game against the New England Patriots, and head coach Jeff Fisher indicated he might have earned more playing time. "We are going to try to get him some touches. It makes sense. You are playing in an NFL game; you are playing against NFL players and for him to flash like that regardless of the situation in the game was pretty impressive," Fisher said.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:38:18 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis doesn't see the team trading for St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson before the deadline Thursday, Nov. 1. In fact, the Bengals were more interested in RB Isaiah Pead during the draft earlier this year, but the Rams aren't going to be giving him up.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:48:07 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have declared QB Austin Davis, RB Isaiah Pead, DL Jermelle Cudjo, DL Matt Conrath, SS Matt Daniels, OT Rodger Saffold, WR Steve E. Smith inactive for Week 4.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 20:09:19 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead did not have any carries or receptions in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, although he was able to play. Pead's only game action came with one kickoff return for 25 yards. RB Daryl Richardson apparently past Pead on the team's depth chart. Richardson carried twice for 20 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Pead was drafted in the later rounds as a handcuff for fantasy owners of RB Steven Jackson, but it might be a good idea to swap out Pead for Washington. Other than that, neither is particularly attractive in weekly formats unless Jackson suffers a long-term injury.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:17:19 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson was originally expected to simply compete for a roster spot, but he is now pushing RB Isaiah Pead for the No. 2 job behind RB Steven Jackson. In fact, head coach Jeff Fisher indicated Tuesday, Aug. 28, that Pead and Richardson are both expected to see time in the backfield behind Jackson.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:53:14 -0700
St. Louis Rams rookie RB Isaiah Pead needs to embrace a north-south running style. He ran backward at times during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, and his eight touches resulted in minus-8 yards. In his defense, the second-string offensive line has not given him a lot to work with during the past two games.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 18:13:28 -0700
The St. Louis Rams plan to use RB Steven Jackson more in the upcoming season. The new offense under head coach Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is a run-first approach featuring Jackson, supplemented by rookie RB Isaiah Pead. Jackson, and Pead, will also be running behind a fullback this season.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:30:36 -0700
The St. Louis Rams might take a while to sort out their return men during training camp and the preseason. WR Danny Amendola, CB Janoris Jenkins, RB Isaiah Pead, RB Daryl Richardson and WR Greg Salas are among the candidates for return duties.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:18:17 -0700
St. Louis Rams rookie RB Isaiah Pead is considered the top backup to starting RB Steven Jackson. The second and third preseason games are expected to show exactly how the team will use Pead.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 06:08:30 -0700
Updating a previous item, St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead's four-year contract is worth roughly $4 million, including a signing bonus of more than $1.3 million.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:02:51 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have signed second-round draft choice RB Isaiah Pead. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sat, 12 May 2012 22:34:32 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead cannot return to the team's practice facility until June 7 after the University of Cincinnati has its graduation ceremony. NFL rules prohibit players from participating in offseason programs until a school's senior class has graduated. Rookie minicamps are an exception to the rule.
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:07:44 -0700
The St. Louis Rams view RB Isaiah Pead as the successor to starting RB Steven Jackson, even though Pead looks more like a change-of-pace or third-down back. Pead was reportedly coveted around the league during the NFL Draft and would not have lasted on the board much longer after the 50th overall pick.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:12:18 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Friday, April 27, that CB Janoris Jenkins and RB Isaiah Pead have value in the return game. "Yes, (Pead) does have return value, as does Janoris."
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:11:48 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher feels RB Isaiah Pead can be an impact player, and he liked what he saw from the MVP of the Senior Bowl. "Isaiah has got great change of direction quickness, vision, a jump-cut runner. He's got acceleration, he's got hands out of the backfield," Fisher said. "He's just a great change of pace runner that we need here right now for (RB Steven Jackson). He's a smart young man. We had him in for the 30 visit. No problems whatsoever grasping concepts of offense, so he'll be able to help us."
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:14:19 -0700
The St. Louis Rams selected University of Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead with the 50th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:54:28 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals were scheduled to work out University of Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead Friday, April 13.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:10:38 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to meet with University of Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead in the near future.
Thu, 05 Apr 2012 06:14:11 -0700
Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead visited the Pittsburgh Steelers.