Daryl Richardson Fantasy News
Rams expected to use a "committee approach" at RB
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 10:14am
Rookie running back Zac Stacy caught the ball well out of the backfield, including when he had to extend for passes outside his frame. Stacy is in position to get significant carries as a rookie fifth-round draft choice, but it's too early to know how the position will shake out. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer expects a committee approach. Pass protection is one initial concern because Stacy, Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson are so young.
That's likely because no one has emerged as the clear cut favorite and/or the Rams don't want to hand the job to one of their young backs. We think Daryl Richardson is in the lead due to his good performance last season (4.8 YPC), but the team likes Pead and Stacy as well. A full-blown RBBC is a distinct possibility.
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Isaiah Pead suspended for Week 1
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10:09am
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Pead will be suspended without pay for the first game of the 2013 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Rapoport reports the team knew about Pead's violation for months, deeming it "minor," and continues to have high expectations for the running back.
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:05pm
RB Steven Jackson moved on to the Falcons and a wide open running back room awaits with Isaiah Pead in position to seize the day. Coach Jeff Fisher believes Pead can easily live up to his draft-pick status. ESPN Insider Adam Schefter even pegged Pead as his 2013 NFC breakout player during a recent interview session with Sports Illustrated's Peter King. Despite all that's gone wrong for Pead, the future remains ripe with opportunity.
"He just didn't get a chance because of the other two," Fisher said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, referring to Jackson and Daryl Richardson. "But he'll get his opportunity this year. ... He's got a chance to make a lot of big plays for us."
"I'm not going to sit and linger on something, but I am one to not forget about a situation," Pead said. "I am moving on from last year, last year is last year, but I have not forgot about last year. I wouldn't call it revenge, but the chip that I put on my shoulder is just a little bigger."
The Rams RB job is a camp battle worth watching this August. Richardson figures to have the advantage due to his experience last season, but Pead supporters point to the fact that he missed OTAs due to his late graduation from college and was never able to recover. He certainly was more highly regarded than Richardson coming out of college.
Friday, March 22, 2013, 11:03am
“He just didn’t get a chance because of the other two,” HC Jeff Fisher said, referring to Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson. “But he’ll get his opportunity this year. ... He’s got a chance to make a lot of big plays for us.”
Pead missed almost all of the spring practice period because his college (Cincinnati) was on the quarter system, meaning its school year ended late. As a result, NFL rules didn’t make Pead available to the Rams until June other than the post-draft minicamp.
We're expecting a Richardson/Pead RBBC in St. Louis.
Falcons sign Steven Jackson to a three-year deal
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:55pm
As expected, Jackson voided his contract with the St. Louis Rams on Thursday, making the 29-year-old an unrestricted free agent. He said last week that he wanted to start for whichever team he signed with in free agency.
"For where I'm at, going into Year 10, I'm not ready to step back and just become a primary backup or a reduced role guy to be part of a running back by committee," Jackson said on Sirius XM NFL Radio last week. "I still have a lot left in my tank. I still have a lot left to offer to a team. We're not talking about someone that's in Year 12 or 13."
This looks like a great signing by the Falcons and Jackson has a chance to have fantasy success in Atlanta's high-octane offense. Jackson will benefit from extra red zone touches -- Michael Turner had almost twice as many red zone carries as Jackson did in 2012. He'll also enjoy running against defenses that will have to respect Matt Ryan and the Falcons' potent passing game. He has a chance to be a three-down back, but the Falcons may continue to use Jacquizz Rodgers in the passing game. S-Jax looks like a low-end RB1 in his new situation. As for the Rams, it appears (at this point) that they are going to move forward with Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead in some sort of a RBBC.
Steven Jackson's MRI came back clean
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 1:09pm
Daryl Richardson would fill in for Jackson if he can play in Week 3. HC Jeff Fisher did say that Jackson could have returned to the game in Week 2, so one would think he would be able to play on Sunday.
Monday, September 17, 2012, 9:19pm
There again seems to be no connection between Jackson spiking the ball on what he thought was a TD run and getting a 15-yard penalty and him not playing again after the penalty. He aims to be back for Week 3.
Monday, September 17, 2012, 5:57pm
Rams RB Isaiah Pead's playing time has been slashed. Daryl Richardson was the rookie of note for the offense, getting virtually all of the work in place of Steven Jackson. That ought to confirm for you what the depth chart at running back looks like right now.
Steven Jackson benched after unsportsmanlike conduct penalty
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 7:50pm
Rams RB Steven Jackson was benched after drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the middle of the 2nd quarter. He was flagged for spiking the ball after a run that was ruled short of the goal line.
Update: Jason La Canfora tweeted, "Steven Jackson had a hamstring issue, I'm told, which played a role in him sitting out much of the game. Wasn't just a benching."
Rookie Daryl Richardson took over, rushing 15 times for 83 yards while adding two catches for 19 yards, but lost two fumbles. Expect S-Jax to return to his normal role after taking his medicine this week. If he is injured, Richardson would be a nice pickup. He's clearly ahead of Isaiah Pead at this point.
Saturday, September 1, 2012, 11:28am
Dan O’Neil of the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes that Rams RB Steven Jackson “looks trim, quick and ready” for the regular season. O’Neil also notes that second-round pick Isaiah Pead “had yet to dazzle in camp” before carrying the ball 10 times for 58 yards in the Rams’ final preseason game on Thursday.
Seventh-round selection Daryl Richardson remains in the mix for carries after impressing in preseason.