Isaiah Pead, RB, St. Louis Rams
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Pead was regarded as a possible sleeper coming into last season. Many analysts speculated the Rams would try to trade Steven Jackson and that Pead, a 2012 second round draft pick, would assume the role of #1 RB. But St. Louis never found a suitor for Jackson and Daryl Richardson, the seventh round pick from 2012, emerged as the main backup. So while Daryl Richardson became a waiver wire favorite in the middle of the season, Isaiah Pead dropped to the free agent pool to be forgotten.
Now comes season two. It’s 2013 and Steven Jackson has left to join the Atlanta Falcons. That leaves Richardson and Pead to battle it out to be the starter. At this point, we have to give the nod to Daryl based solely on the amount of work he got playing last season. But Pead is a promising talent with a lot of upside. Jeff Fisher has said, Pead will get his shot this ...