The Rams finally got Steven Jackson a competent backup.
The fantasy community is pretty high on Pead due to his straight-line speed and ability to contribute on third down, but he is going to play behind a workhorse which limits his redraft fantasy value barring injury.
Pead is an astute pickup for the Rams, but he might have been drafted a round too early, but you cannot really fault the Rams as they collected extra draft picks.
Isaiah Pead: Pead projects as a third-down back in the NFL. The fantasy community as mentioned earlier is really high on Pead but we are not buyers. Pead runs uphill, has fumbling issues and is really more of a complementary back than a lead back. His 4.47 40-time will make him an explosive change-of-pace back and he will be able to start at at least an RB3 level if S-Jax goes down, but does not project as a long-term starter in the NFL. Dynasty leaguers are advised to perhaps trade down, pick up an asset and draft either Robert Turbin...