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Benny Cunningham

St. Louis Rams
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 217

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Rams | St. Louis to stick with one RB?

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:30:50 -0700

St. Louis Rams RBs Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason have split repetitions in the Rams' backfield this year, but head coach Jeff Fisher hinted that the team could stick with one guy going forward, though he didn't indicate who that would be.

Fantasy Tip: Mason has performed the best on the ground so far this year while Cunningham has done well in the passing game. Stacy has seen a relegated role of late, so he may end up being the odd man out. For now, it's best to avoid all of them.

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Rams | Rams split RB snaps evenly in Week 8

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:10:29 -0700

St. Louis Rams RBs Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham each were on the field for 18 snaps in Week 8. RB Zac Stacy received 15 snaps during the game.

Fantasy Tip: None of the running backs had big offensive games in Week 8, so they all probably will continue to receive some playing time moving forward. Mason is still probably the most valuable running back in terms of fantasy but should be a matchup play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Jim Thomas

Rams | Benny Cunningham probable for Week 8

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:22:34 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: Cunningham ($3,000) is intriguing at FantasyScore because of his price, but the mystery surrounding the Rams backfield makes him a gamble. Cunningham has more appeal in point-per-reception leagues, though, making him a decent flex option against the Chiefs.

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Rams | Thursday practice report

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:43:32 -0700

St. Louis Rams CB Janoris Jenkins (knee) and C Tim Barnes (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23. FS T.J. McDonald (concussion), LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (toe), CB Trumaine Johnson (knee), CB Brandon McGee (foot), RB Benny Cunningham (knee) were limited participants, and DE William Hayes (illness), OG Rodger Saffold (knee) and DE Ethan Westbrooks (hand) were full participants.

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Rams | Tre Mason could be top RB option

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:08:10 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason could be the top candidate for a majority of carries since he is averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in Week 7 and received most of the carries because he had the hot hand, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. RB Zac Stacy was announced the starter for Week 7 but only played one snap. RB Benny Cunningham only rushed for three yards during the game. Stacy is averaging 3.93 yards per carry this season, while Cunningham is averaging 3.78 yards per carry.

Fantasy Tip: It appears like Mason probably will receive most of the work at running back for the time being. Mason costs $4,900 on FantasyScore and could be a nice flex option for owners.

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Rams | Zac Stacy nearly non-existent

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:01:46 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy did not have any touches in the Week 7 game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams used a combination of RBs Tre Mason, who had 85 rushing yards and a touchdown, and Benny Cunningham, who led the team with 46 receiving yards and a score.

Fantasy Tip: Stacy actually played just one total snap into the third quarter, and clearly has fallen out of favor in St. Louis. He is worth keeping on a roster in yearly leagues, but FantasyScore won't want to go near him going forward.

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Rams | Benny Cunningham starts

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:11:00 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham received the start in the team's Week 7 game.

Fantasy Tip: Cunningham is part of a committee at running back and will be sharing carries for the time being. Cunningham could receive more carries if he produces on the field, which would make him a flex option for owners.

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Rams | Tre Mason makes most of chance

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:34:43 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason was active last week for the first time all season, and he played nine snaps with six touches. He finished with five carries for 40 yards and a reception for 12 yards. He was active for the first time because RB Chase Reynolds (hip) was inactive due to injury. Mason is expected to join RBs Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham in a running-back-by-committee approach. "Well, early in the game we try to get guys multiple touches," offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Friday, Oct. 17. "That's part of the deal. Then we try to go with the hot hand late in the game. Most places that I've been that have really good running games, they had the people to spread the ball around."

Fantasy Tip: Mason isn't quite ready for FantasyScore usage just yet, even at a tempting $3,000 salary (or 6.0 percent of the cap). He won't see nearly enough touches. However, monitor the situation, and if he sees an increase over his six touches in Week 6, he might be worth using down the road. Stacy $5,400 (or 10.8 percent of the cap) is probably the best fantasy bet, but he is a bit overpriced considering how crowded the backfield is.

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Rams | St. Louis could stick with RB rotation

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:24:59 -0700

St. Louis Rams RBs Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason may continue to head a three-man rotation in the backfield, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Fantasy Tip: Stacy is still the running back to own in St. Louis, but his value is quickly dwindling. Keep an eye on how much playing time he sees in the coming weeks.

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Rams | Rams to ride hot hand at RB?

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:08:13 -0700

St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said he expects the team to ride the "hot hand" any given week at running back, according to a source. As a result, RB Benny Cunningham could cut into RB Zac Stacy's workload immediately in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. Stacy had 250 carries in just 12 starts last year and was among the league leaders in carries per game. Cunningham had just 47 carries last year, but he impressed the team in training camp and the preseason.

Fantasy Tip: We warned folks not to overvalue Stacy's work last year too much in drafts leading up to the 2014 season. This week against the Vikes, Stacy ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) isn't a wise FantasyScore investment, and it may be tough to find the right time to start him moving forward if Cunningham cuts into his workload significantly. Look to pick up Cunningham at a low investment in standard leagues if you're already searching for running back depth.

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