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|At long last, the Rams finally addressed the backup running back position by drafting Pead in the 2nd round of this year’s draft. The 5’11”, 200-pound Cincinnati product was a workhorse back in college but significant questions remain about his ability to fulfill that role in the NFL given his size. With the Rams in 2012, that isn’t going to be an issue since Pead will play behind Steven Jackson, a true workhorse back who has carried the Rams offense for the past several seasons. Jackson rarely comes off the field and when he does, he doesn’t usually stay off of it for long. And Sjax’s injury reputation is overblown since he has missed just one game over the past three years. While Pead was an intriguing selection for the Rams, his fantasy value in 2012 is as Jackson’s handcuff. However, with Jackson at 29 years of age and having averaged 336 touches over the past seven seasons, Pead’s combination of speed, elusiveness and future opportunity make him a solid dynasty league option.
| Tre Mason looking iffy for Rams -- Sun Sep 13 8:30 am --|
|Not a lot of optimism that Tre Mason will be able to play today vs. Seattle, in which case Bennie Cunningham would start at RB for Rams. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It's looking like Benny Cunningham will get the start for the Rams in a less than ideal matchup against the Seahawks. Isaiah Pead would see action as well. Mason has been bothered by a hamstring injury since August.
| Tre Mason misses practice Friday -- Fri Sep 11 1:38 pm --|
Will be listed as Questionable
|Rams coach Jeff Fisher says RB Todd Gurley (knee) will be officially listed as out. RB Tre Mason did not practice and will be questionable. (Nick Wagoner on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: With Mason missing practice this week, it's likely he will be inactive leaving Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead (yes he's still in the league) the likely runners for the Rams on Sunday. A matchup against the Seahawks defense isn't ideal but Cunningham makes for an interesting DFS play if you're looking to save $ at the RB position.