Daryl Richardson is listed as probable vs. 49ers, may share Rams backfield to the dismay of fantasy owners

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The Rams will get their leading rusher back into action after playing just two snaps a week ago versus the Cowboys. We break down the fantasy implications.

Rams running back Daryl Richardson practiced fully both Tuesday and Wednesday and is listed as probable versus the 49ers on Thursday night.

Richardson only played two snaps in the team's 31-7 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys a week ago due to a foot injury, but returned to practice and warranted positive reports from his onlookers. Richardson may split backfield duties this week with Isaiah Pead, who was mostly used as a receiving weapon in Richardson's absence. Pead totaled 63 yards on 13 touches, including seven receptions for 43 yards.

Fantasy Spin: This is not a great matchup for Richardson, who appears recovered despite the short week. With a stout 49ers front seven lining up across from him, as well as the looming chance that he will not receive a full workload this week, Richardson is better suited as a desperation flex play. His matchup in Week 5 versus the Jaguars is much more favorable, especially since he will have extra days for rest and preparation.

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