Isaiah Pead Fantasy News

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.

DeAngelo Williams has foot issue

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 2:05pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Running back DeAngelo Williams has a foot issue that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said will keep Williams out of practice Wednesday.

With Williams back in the starting role because LeVeon Bell is lost for the season, that leaves Jordan Todman and the newly signed Isaiah Pead as the only other running backs on the roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Todman has 2 carries for 14 yards this season. Pead was signed last week when the team placed Bell on injured reserve. Hopefully a little extra rest will do Williams well for the rest of the week leading up to a nice matchup against the Browns. With Ben Roethlisberger likely out, the Steelers were expected to count on the run game this week.

Chiefs pass on bigger-name RBs

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs had some bigger names in for running back workouts on Tuesday: Ben Tate, Pierre Thomas, Isaiah Pead and Bryce Brown.

That they went with an in-house option, Spencer Ware, to replace the injured Jamaal Charles on their roster, would seem to speak well for Ware and their other backs, Charcandrick West and Knile Davis. Ware, who played for the Chiefs in training camp and the preseason, had been on their practice squad.

The Chiefs placed Charles, who tore his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears, on the injured-reserve list.

Fantasy Impact:

Most outlets say it's West who passed Davis on the depth chart as the team's RB2. Andy Reid went as far as saying West has a similar skill set to Charles while Davis is a one-cut runner. Davis has had success filling in for Charles in the past, but right now it seems like West is the back to own. However don't be surprised if Davis gets some work as well.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:58pm

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In a move that was probably going to happen one way or another soon enough, the St. Louis Rams released running back Isaiah Pead on Tuesday afternoon.

In the process, the team promoted cornerback Brandon McGee from the practice squad to the active roster and signed wide receiver Nick Toon to the practice squad.

Pead's time with the Rams was tumultuous at best, and he'll likely be best remembered by Rams fans as the guy who cost the team a shot at linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:52pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Rams have waived-injured Isaiah Pead on Wednesday. Should Pead clear waivers, he can revert to the Rams and go on injured reserve for the entire season or reach an injury settlement that makes him a free agent.

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 4:59pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

St. Louis Rams running back Isaiah Pead was streaking down the field on a kickoff return when he spilled to the ground untouched.

The non-contact injury appeared to happen when he planted on his left foot in Saturday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. The running back was helped off the field by trainers and carted to the locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

It turns out the injury is an ACL and Pead is lost for the season. The third-year back was well behind Zac Stacy, rookie Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham in the backfield pecking order, but was expected to make the squad due to his play on special teams.

Rams have a crowded backfield

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:03am

St. Louis Post Dispatch - [Full Article]

A young and talented Rams backfield, Zac Stacy is surrounded by a group of hungry backs eager to cut into his playing time.

At the NFL owners meetings in March, coach Jeff Fisher told reporters that he’d like Stacy to be the team’s “70 percent” back. In other words, get 70 percent of the touches at running back.

But that was before the Rams selected Heisman Trophy contender Tre Mason of Auburn in Round 3 of the May draft. Throw in returnees Benny Cunningham, and even Isaiah Pead and Chase Reynolds, and there’s plenty of competition on the practice field.

And if those five weren’t enough to consider, the Rams also have an intriguing undrafted rookie in Trey Watts, who sat out the preseason opener against New Orleans with a hamstring injury. So yes, it’s a crowded house at the position.

Fantasy Impact:

If Stacy got 70-percent of the carries last year, he would have had just shy of 300, putting him among the tops in the league. But perhaps the point of this story is that Stacy may not need to carry 70-percent of the time like Fisher said he could back in March. That, of course, is bad news for Stacy owners. But the good news is Stacy is still expected to be the RB1 in this offense so he should still get a bulk of the work. We think Mason has a chance to steal the most carries and could end up being a handcuff. The battle behind Stacy is a situation to watch if you're going to be a Stacy owner.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 9:47am

ESPN - [Full Article]

In just two seasons, Rams RB Isaiah Pead has been surpassed by running backs with lesser draft status including Daryl Richardson and Zac Stacy. Even undrafted rookie Benny Cunningham handled a bigger role in 2013 and the Rams drafted Tre Mason in the third round this year. Pead's long term future in St. Louis will likely hinge on his ability to finally produce in 2014.

Fantasy Impact:

The Rams would like to see a competition develop in camp with their backs. Pead even got some first-team reps in the spring. But the story even says it's probably not realistic to expect Pead to make enough of a leap to steal carries from Stacy, Cunningham and Mason. It goes on to say a more likely scenario is Pead playing special teams and developing into a third-down back. Right now, there's just not a lot of fantasy value.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Rams RB Isaiah Pead has been lost in the shuffle a bit since the Rams found their top two backs in Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham, and then added Tre Mason in the third round of this year's draft. Midway through last season, Pead took a role on special teams and apparently excelled in the role to the point where the Rams view him as one of their most valuable contributors there.

In looking at his role for this season, special teams again figure to be a big part of the plan.

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