"I haven't decided yet. We'll probably play most, if not all of the running backs, if they're active," Fisher said. Well, Isaiah Pead wasn't active for Week 4's game, which came as a major surprise. In that game, the Rams were an absolute joke on the ground against the 49ers, totaling just 18 yards on 19 carries.
Earlier today, news broke of Richardson not starting, so bang it here for some additional analysis.
Daryl Richardson saw most of the work with 12 carries while Benny Cunningham had four. On the year, the Rams rank dead last in the NFL in rushing yards with just 189 yards in four games, so this is a major issue. While it was obvious that losing Steven Jackson was going to hurt, the team still hasn't found an answer. Sam Bradford is also leading the NFL in passing attempts.
Fantasy impact: This isn't fun. Fantasy owners that have been holding on with Richardson should stick with him since he's not getting much of a push from Cunningham and Pead. That said, if you're in a real bind and need to cut someone, there's a good chance that D-Rich has the least value on your team.