Isaiah Pead surprise inactive for Thursday, pull from fantasy lineups

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams made a surprise move on Thursday, making Isaiah Pead inactive for the Thursday night game. We break down the fantasy implications.

St. Louis Rams running back Isaiah Pead is inactive for Thursday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Rookie Zac Stacy will be the backup to Daryl Richardson

It's a rather surprising move by the Rams. Pead did not appear on the injury reports this week and led all running backs in snaps Sunday. He took over after Richardson went down and got 63 yards from scrimmage on 13 touches. It appears that Pead is a healthy scratch for the game.

Fantasy impact: So much for the talk of a timeshare between Richardson and Pead. Richardson's foot injury must have healed better than expected even though he played just two snaps against the Cowboys. Fantasy owners should quickly pull Pead from their lineups if they were planning to start him this week. Richardson is still not an appealing fantasy option against the 49ers defense, even with Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith out.

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