Isaiah Pead Fantasy News

RB Isaiah Pead in critical condition after car accident

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 12:21pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Former Dolphins and Rams running back Isaiah Pead is in critical condition following a car crash early Saturday morning, NBC4 Columbus and ESPN report.

The 26-year-old Pead reportedly had surgery around 7 a.m. after losing control of his car and careening off the side of Interstate 670 in the Columbus, Ohio area around 2:30 a.m. He was ejected from the vehicle as his car struck several trees, leaving a passenger, 27-year-old Wesley Richardson, in stable condition. Police told NBC4 that Pead was not wearing a seatbelt.

Fantasy Impact:

Pead played three games for the Dolphins this season after playing for the Rams from 2012–2015. He was the Rams’ second-round selection out of Cincinnati in 2012. He had recently worked out for the Chiefs.

Dolphins Beat: Team finds their go-to RB in Jay Ajayi

Monday, October 17, 2016, 10:35am

ESPN - [Full Article]

It wasn't an easy journey, but the Dolphins finally found their go-to running back in Jay Ajayi.

This is a Miami team that took five tailbacks into the regular season because no one stepped forward in the preseason. Former Pro Bowler Arian Foster won the job in training camp but continued his string of injuries in Week 2 when he hurt his groin and hamstring.

The team went by committee with Ajayi, rookie Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead, who was later released, for several games hoping someone would take hold of the position. No one did until Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

How quickly things can change in the NFL and in the fantasy football world. The story said Ajayi's play could be a game-changer for the Miami offense after just recently in the doghouse. Ajayi showed the burst, power and ability to make long runs that made him a coveted prospect out of Boise State two years ago. Ajayi fell to the Dolphins in the fifth round because of prior knee injuries, but the team believed then that it got a steal as long as Ajayi stayed healthy.

Dolphins could streamline RB rotation

Monday, October 3, 2016, 12:58pm

MiamiDolphins.com - [Full Article]

Head Coach Adam Gase said Friday he was leaning toward streamlining the running back rotation after using four players in each of the past two games.

Jay Ajayi certainly made his case the past two weeks that he should continue getting opportunities.

After scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Cleveland Browns in the home opener, Ajayi led the Dolphins in rushing against the Cincinnati Bengals with 33 yards on six carries.

“I was just trying to do my job when the ball was called for me to make the play,” Ajayi said. “I just tried to do my job and basically just do what I could for the team.”

Related players: Isaiah Pead, Damien Williams, Kenyan Drake

Fantasy Impact:

Ajayi’s six carries against Cincinnati were almost as many as the other three running backs combined — Isaiah Pead (3), Damien Williams (2) and Kenyan Drake (2). Ajayi also had 14 snaps, the most among the running backs. The story said no matter who the back is, they would likely just like to get more carries to get into the flow of the game. While Ajayi's number weren't great for fantasy owners, it appears his workload could be on the rise.

Dolphins Beat: RB Arian Foster (groin) may miss Week 4

Monday, September 26, 2016, 11:39am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Dolphins running back Arian Foster missed Sunday's game with a groin injury. Gase said he might not play Thursday. Not shocking. He came to the Dolphins with an injury history that notably included soft tissue injuries.

Related players: Jay Ajayi, Isaiah Pead, Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams

Fantasy Impact:

It was pretty much a committee situation for the Dolphins in Week 3, and that would seem likely to continue in Week 4. Kenyan Drake (9-37-0), Jay Ajayi (7-28-1), Isaiah Pead (5-17) and Damien Williams (1-15) all saw carries in the game. Ajayi did score the lone rushing TD.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker OUT vs. Seahawks

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:56pm

Dolphins Inactives
Brandon Doughty QB
Terrence Fede DE
DeVante Parker WR
Isaiah Pead RB
Mike Pouncey C
Dallas Thomas OG

Fantasy Impact:

This wasn't really a surprise. Kenny Stills will be the team's WR2 but it's a tough matchup against the Seahawks.

Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:48pm

Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead (hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 1.

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:04pm

Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:40pm

Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 2:17pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Backup running back Isaiah Pead is leading Miami in rushing by a significant margin. He has 98 rushing yards on 14 carries through two preseason games and is averaging 7.0 yards per carry, highlighted by an impressive 45-yard scamper against Dallas.

Pead is not competing for a starting job, but he is making a strong push for a roster spot. The Dolphins may keep four running backs -- and Ajayi, Foster and rookie Kenyan Drake (who is injured) are the only locks. That leaves Pead in a potential battle with Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas for one roster spot.

Gase: Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has 'kind of separated himself' in RB competition

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:55am

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Coach Adam Gase said Thursday that second-year tailback Jay Ajayi is the clubhouse leader when it comes to the vacant starting spot.

Speaking on WQAM (560-AM), Gase said Ajayi -- a former Boise State standout whom the Dolphins selected in the fifth-round of the 2015 NFL draft -- has put some distance between himself and Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas, Isaiah Pead, Jahwan Edwards, and Kenyan Drake, the 2016 third-round pick, who hasn't practiced with the team yet.

"He's been one of those guys he's been here every day. He's done everything right. You can tell he's looking to improve. He doesn't say much, just keeps working," Gase said. "The rest of that group has done a good job to try and keep up with him, but obviously he's kind of separated himself from that group as far as the consistency of what he does day in and day out."

Fantasy Impact:

The team tried but failed to sign C.J. Anderson this offseason, so they aren’t completely sold on Ajayi. Howver, these comments suggest that he’ll be the primary running back in Miami provided the team doesn’t sign Arian Foster once his Achilles is healthy. In an article examining Gase's impact on the Miami offense, our very own T.J. Hernandez concluded that "the most likely outcome seems to be that Ajayi flirts with a 60 percent backfield touch share, which would have ranked in the top 10 of all backs in 2015."

A look at possible Seattle RB options

Monday, December 14, 2015, 11:44am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The broken ankle, along with ligament damage, will sideline Thomas Rawls for the remainder of the season, coach Pete Carroll said. On Sunday, the Seahawks went with DuJuan Harris (18 carries, 42 yards) and Fred Jackson (seven carries, 15 yards). But now they'll have to consider adding a running back to the mix as they try to make a run in the NFC.

The story listed several options including: Bryce Brown, Kendall Hunter, Isaiah Pead, Cyrus Gray, Christine Michael and Harris.

Fantasy Impact:

The hope is Marshawn Lynch is back for the playoffs but there's no set timetable and they won't rush him back, the story added. The team worked out Hunter, Gray and Pead at various times this season and of course Michael is a former Seahawk (the story considers him a longshot). Brown has been on the off the roster this year. He has skills but fumbling issues. The story pointed out the team liked Harris above all of these guys since he was still on the roster. And, the author guessed the Seahawks will sign either one of the players listed above or someone off another team's practice squad and go with a running-back-by-committee approach for the next couple of weeks. Considering how Russell Wilson is playing and the fact the next two opponents (Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams) are a combined 8-18, the Seahawks should be able to hold on to a wild card spot even if their run game takes a hit. It appears to be good news for the Seattle passing game.

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 2:25pm

Steelers.com - [Full Article]

The Steelers promoted running back Fitzgerald Toussaint to the team’s active roster, it was announced today.

Toussaint has spent the entire 2015 season on the Steelers’ practice squad after being signed on Sept. 7. He originally signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Michigan on May 29, 2014.

With Michigan, Toussaint had 510 career carries for 2,290 yards (4.5 average) and 28 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes for 298 yards (9.6 average) with the Wolverines.

To make room for Toussaint on the team’s active roster, the Steelers released running back Isaiah Pead.

Fantasy Impact:

Toussaint played in four career games during the regular season and two postseason contests, all with the Ravens. He had six carries for 12 yards, and three catches for 27 more.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm

Steelers RB Isaiah Pead (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 10.

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm

Steelers RB Isaiah Pead (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm

Steelers RB Isaiah Pead (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

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